The State News released a story on September 18 highlighting the COGS Mental Health Committee’s past and future efforts in raising awareness and advocating for mental health on campus. COGS, in partnership with MSU Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) and the Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU), has planned to hold events for Mental Health Awareness Week from October 7-13, 2018.
“Events they have planned so far include an open house at CAPS headquarters with ice cream and planting irises, the official flower of mental illness, in front of Olin Health Center. Also planned for that week is trivia night at Red Cedar Spirits, therapy dogs at the MSU Library and sending cards to students in psychiatric hospitals.”
To see the full story in the State News, click here.
Daylong events included a coffee and information station near Wells Hall, an interactive exhibit at the Broad Art Museum, documentary screening of the film ‘The S Word’ followed by a discussion panel, and finally a dinner and reception. CAPS additionally provided free suicide prevention training sessions at Olin Health Center. Thank you to all who participated!
Michigan State University and CATA have amended their contract for the 2018-19 academic year to make on-campus bus service free to all students, staff and faculty. Free service will go into effect Aug. 27, when fall semester classes commence, and will run on a trial basis for one year.
Please note as of August 1, 2018 COGS will no longer have meal plans for sale through our website. As of August 1, you will now be able to purchase bundles of 10 directly from the EatAtState website at what used to be the DineOn175 price, as they are eliminating the tiered pricing. As a result, COGS is no longer able to purchase high volume and pass the savings on to students. Rather you will be able to purchase at that same price directly from their website.
Read more about Meal Plan changes here: https://eatatstate.msu.edu/node/852338
Purchase Meal Plans here: https://eatatstate.msu.edu/diningplans/residential
Last Friday, COGS finished up our semester-long Dialogue Series. Over three events, we discussed and tackled issues of diversity and campus climate. Thank you to all of our insightful graduate and professional students for presenting helpful solutions and participating in open discourse!
Dialogue Series 2018 Events:
- Open Space Dialogues
- Forum for Scholars’ Voices
- Dialogue Over Dinner
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.
COGS elected their 2018-2019 executive board during the March 21 Full Council meeting.
COGS newly elected officials:
President – Benjamin Burke, MSU Law
Vice President of Internal Affairs – Diondra Straiton, Psychology
Vice President of External Affairs – Danielle Kaminski, Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics
Recording Secretary – Gloria Nzeka, Journalism
Treasurer – Meagan Abel, Criminal Justice
The Council of Graduate Students is the authorized student government on campus representing all graduate/professional students at Michigan State University. Our mission is to promote the academic, social, and economic goals of graduate and professional students.
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