Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week kicks off this weekend; full schedule of events set

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week (GPSAW) is a weeklong celebration to recognize the intellectual, teaching and cultural contributions of Case Western Reserve University graduate and professional students.

From March 29 to April 4, students are invited to take part in a variety of events, outlined below.

The week was started by the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students in 1993 to recognize the contributions of graduate teaching assistants. The focus expanded in 1995 to include the recognition of the contributions of all graduate and professional students.

The week of events is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership, the Office of the Provost, the School of Graduate Studies, the Graduate and Professional Student Experience Committee (GPSEC), the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) and the Graduate and Professional Council (GPC).

For more information and a full listing of events, visit

Saturday, March 29

  • GSS and GPC GPSAW Formal Ball
    Windows on the River
    6 p.m. to midnight

Monday, March 31

  • Law School Coffee and Doughnuts
    The Upper Rotunda of the Law School building
    9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Graduate Appreciation Social
    The Spot
    6 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, April 1

  • Coffee and Doughnuts with Weatherhead School of Management
    Weatherhead Atrium Café
    9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • GSS and GPC Pizza Party
    Thwing Ballroom
    12:15 to 1:45 p.m.
  • Zumba with the Center for Women
    121 Fitness Center
    3 to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 2

  • College of Arts and Sciences “Sliders with the Deans”
    Tomlinson Hall Library
    noon to 2 p.m.
  • Happy Hour with the Alumni Association
    The Cleveland Beer Cellars on Euclid Avenue
    5 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 3

  • Celebrate with Kelvin Smith Library
    Kelvin Smith Library Research Commons
    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Grad Night Happy Hour
    The Jolly Scholar
    5 p.m.

Friday, April 4

  • Mandel School Evening at the Theater: “Night Mother”
    Beck Center for the Performing Arts in Lakewood, Ohio
    7 p.m. lecture, 8 p.m. performance