COGS hosted Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week (GPSAW) from April 1-7, offering free treats, giveaways and events for the graduate and professional student body.
Graduate and professional students enjoyed an opening-weekend Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park on Sunday, April 1. On Monday, Sparty’s locations offered 50 cent small coffee or beverages with the use of a COGS coupon. Tuesday, COGS hosted Theatre Night, featuring a discounted showing of Ready Player One at NCG Cinemas. The theater was packed with 72 graduate and professional students. Harrison Roadhouse offered free wings and appetizers on Wednesday. 96 graduate and professional students enjoyed the event. Thursday, students relaxed in the Chittenden Hall Lounge with free 15-minute massages. On “Foodie Friday” the Eat-At-State food truck stationed itself outside of Chittenden Hall, offering $6 lunch combos to students. The COGS office also gave away free MSU Dairy Store ice cream coupons. GPSAW came to a close on Saturday, April 7 with free ice skating at Munn Ice Arena.
The MSU Department of Student Life awarded 2017-2018 COGS President Ashley Fuente with the title “Graduate Student Leader of the Year.” COGS Executive Board members Susanna Maingi and Clarice Esch joined Fuente to represent the organization at the 17th Annual Student Life Leadership Awards on April 18 at the Kellogg Center. The ceremony honored student organizations and leaders who have exhibited outstanding leadership excellence at MSU.
KIND Snacks donated over 7,000 KIND bars to The Council of Graduate Students to complete this year’s end-of-semester De-stress & Rest Kits. COGS would like to thank KIND Snacks for their contribution to the wellness of graduate students during finals. This is the second year that KIND Snacks has donated to COGS.
The Council of Graduate Students is an authorized student government on campus representing our graduate/professional students at various levels across Michigan State University. Our mission is to improve and advance graduate education in order to ensure the vitality of intellectual discovery.
Council of Graduate Students
Michigan State University
466 W. Circle Dr., Room 120
East Lansing, MI. 48824
120 Chittenden Hall
Current Office Hours
Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm
Closed for lunch from 12pm-1pm