Date(s) - 06/03/2015 - 08/03/2015
University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas is thrilled to host the 2015 NAGPS Southcentral Regional Conference. The conference will be held in beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas on the campus of the University of Arkansas from March 6 – 8, 2015. The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) is a student-run national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of graduate & professional student lives.
Once a year, The NAGPS Southcentral Regional Conference brings together graduate students from Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Puerto Rico, to discuss issues and initiatives important to the lives of graduate and professional students, and you’re invited! The planning committee is working diligently on conference components and making it an enjoyable and worthwhile event. We hope you join us for this year’s regional conference![tabgroup][tab title= Registration]
NAGPS Members: $ 25/person
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The University of Arkansas has been the center of higher education for nearly 150 years and recently joined the top 2% of research schools in the nation. Our campus values discovery. The university offers more than 200 degree programs, many among the nation’s best, including eighty master’s and fifty-three doctoral programs. We encourage undergraduate research in nearly every discipline and foster investigation and inquiry from our graduate students.
The Graduate Student Congress exists to provide an institutional outlet for graduate students to voice their concerns. The GSC serves as the liaison between the graduate student body and other university entities that work with graduate students. A key mission of the GSC is to host social and professional development events for the entire graduate student body to create a sense of community on campus for graduate students.[/tab] [tab title=Accommodations ]
Staybridge Suits (479) 695-2400*
1577 West 15th Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701
$97.99 – Standard Queen w/pullout.
* There is a block of rooms reserved until February 20th.
Candlewood Suites (479) 856-6262
2270 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd., Fayetteville, AR 72701
$72.99 – King or Queen Studio Quite
* In order to secure this rate you must let them know you are attending a conference at the University.
There are several additional hotels near the University of Arkansas, however conference rates have only been secured for these. We strongly recommend that you book accommodation as soon as possible. There are multiple events in Fayetteville on the weekend of March 6-8.
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Travel to University of Arkansas
Located in the Northwest corner of Arkansas, Fayetteville is situated on Interstate I-540, with close proximity to Interstate 412 and Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport. Click here to map us on Google.
The SC Regional Conference is an occasion to perform some of the important business of meetings, including updates to our governing documents and the election of our leadership. During the business meeting, we will hold elections for the following regional positions:
— Director of Outreach
— Director of Legislative Affairs
— Director of Communications
— Employment Concerns Chair
— Legal Concerns Chair
— Social Justice Chair
If you are interested in running for a position, please nominate yourself using this online form (we will also open the floor to nominations during the meeting).
If you have any questions about these positions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. [/tab] [tab title=Connect!]
Connect with other attendees of the SouthCentral Regional Conference on Facebook! (COMING SOON!)
This is a great way to coordinate hotel rooms, rides, etc.!
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If you have any questions about the conference or if you would like to request that we organize a round-table on a specific topic so you can learn from the wisdom of other member schools, please contact the Director of Outreach, Damon Chambers (Outreach@NAGPS.org).