Graduate Student Senate hosts first meeting, approves new award

Graduate Student Senate hosted its first general meeting of the year Friday afternoon.

During the meeting, the senators discussed what they want to do this year and hosted speakers to talk about changes at the University, said GSS President Linxgiao Ge.

“It went pretty well,” Ge said.

A representative from the graduate college came to speak to students to let them know about recent or upcoming changes and staff from the Falcon Health Center came to speak as well.

The senate also approved a new award GSS plans to offer this year. The award is called the Regalia Award and will help graduate students purchase or rent regalia so they can walk during graduation, Ge said.

The award will first be available for students graduating in December, Ge said.

The deadline to apply for the award is Oct. 4 and GSS will make an announcement soon to all graduate students.

The next GSS meeting will be hosted Sept. 20 in the McFall Gallery from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.