General Body Meeting March 16th

The next general body meeting will be this Thursday (Mar. 16th) at 4:30pm in Huck 007.

Please make sure that you go to the presentations for the two ecology chair candidates on Tuesday March 14th at 10:30-12:00 in Paterno Library, as we will be discussing them during this meeting.

The highlights from the last meeting included:

  • Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) – In October Canvas will completely take over Angel. So if you have anything saved on Angel you are advised to back it up somewhere else before then. Additionally, the university will start having workshops about how to use Canvas. Kelly will send information about these workshops out on the listserv.
  • Ecology Program Swag – Shannon and Erynn will be making a few t-shirt design mockups to present before colloquium to get input from students. We will then have a pre-order sale. Prices will be about $15 dollars, and if we can get at least 50 orders we will be able to raise about $5 per shirt for the EGSO.
  • Spring retreat – Warren will be handling logistics for this event, expect to see an email or doodle poll from him in the future.
  • Social Events – Noah has a lot of really great plans for the whole year. He’s made a flyer for the first event which will be held next week. Look for an announcement from him on the listserv.
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General Body Meeting Feb. 16th

The next general body meeting will be this Thursday (Feb. 16th) at 4:30pm in Huck 012.

The highlights from the last meeting included:

  • GPSA Task Force is soliciting input on the working environment (e.g., stipneds, benefits, adviser expectations) for PSU grad students. If you have any feedback, send it to Ismaiel ASAP (
  • Spring Retreat will be held on a weekend in March. Stay tuned!
  • Please attend the Ecology seminar series Mondays at 4pm in the Wartik building.
  • Future EGSO meetings would be likely at 4:30 pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays.
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First General Body Meeting

It’s that time of year again! Time to start anew, with the first General Body meeting on January 18th (Wednesday) at 4:00pm. The meeting will be held in 012 Huck. Come out to meet the new officers and get the first sneak peek at what our plans for the semester will be!

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Ecology Mini-symposium Thursday Dec. 8

We are very excited for our upcoming 2016 Ecology Fall Mini-symposium which will be held this coming Thursday from 2-5pm. In recognition of the widespread request for more opportunity for student-faculty interactions in a more relaxed environment, we are giving our annual event an updated setting and program.

In addition to our spectacular graduating student talks, we will be serving up hors d’oeuvres with drinks and mingling at the acclaimed Alumni Center here on campus.

See you there!

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Science Cafe tonight (11/29) cancelled

Today’s science cafe has been cancelled. Look forward to more next semester.

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Science Cafe event tomorrow (Nov. 29th at 6pm)

The last Science Cafe event of the semester is tomorrow (November 29th) at 6pm at Schlow Library. Come join us tomorrow for a compelling chat about chemicals in the environment!


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Science Café Wednesday at 6:00

Are you looking for a way to discuss relevant science topics in a relaxing, fun atmosphere?

If so please join the Ecology Graduate Student Organization at our first Fall 2016 Science Café event on Wednesday, October 26, at 6:00pm. The Café will feature Penn State University graduate researchers Briana Ezray and Erin Treanore discussing the importance and dynamics of pollinators.

The event is open to the public and does NOT have a cover charge.

Where: Schlow Library, 211 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801

When: Wednesday, October 26 from 6:00-7:00pm



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