National Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 5:30pm to Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:50am
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Graduate student appreciation week will be April 11 through 13.

Recent national data shows that graduate students are very much affected by mental stress and related issue. Hence, it is time to focus on our wellbeing. In collaboration with graduate college, office of student wellness and division of student affairs, GPSS is excited to launch the first graduate student wellness week during the national graduate student appreciate week (i.e. Second week of April).

We have planned activities throughout the week specifically tailored towards graduate students wellness, from financial to emotional. Please participate in these activities and start taking care of ourselves, if you are not already.

Here are some of the highlights of this week of activities:

April 9 – Wellness Yoga with Nora Hudson -  Learn to develop simple tools for managing stress in addition to participating in a wellness yoga class. Mats provided. Location/Time: Campanile Room, Memorial Union from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

April 11 – International Student Wellness with Jason Huntley -  Discussion of wellness issues in the international student population. Location/Time: Gold Room, Memorial Union from 9-10 a.m.

April 11 – Financial Next Steps with P.A. Doty -  Learn about the importance of retirement savings. Location/Time: Gold Room, Memorial Union from 3-4 p.m.

April 12 - Green Dot with Jazzmine Brooks -  Learn about this new initiative changing the culture at ISU to empower all of us as bystanders that can make a difference regarding power-based violence. Location/Time: Carver 0268 from 3-4 p.m.

April 13 – “Creating your Lifestyle: A focus on Holistic Wellness” -  Mental and Emotional Wellbeing with Kate Van Pay. This workshop is all about taking time for you; encouraging balance and self-care to aid in your success. Location/Time: Carver 0202 from 9-10:50 a.m.

You may attend one or all of these events. Please RSVP here, so they are prepared to welcome you. If you need more information or want to help in planning, please email Vivek Lawana at