Council of Graduate Students
October 30, 2012 V3I2


Next COGS Full Council Meeting:
November 14, 2012
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Natural Science Building Room 116

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We hope everyone has a Safe and Happy Halloween!

article1Go Green For Health Part 1

Our first COGS cooking class was a big success!  Seventeen students prepared and enjoyed 8 delicious, healthy recipes! Learning and fun was had by all!  Join us for our next cooking class on November 9.  Register early...class size is limited! Registration details will be coming soon. Like us on Facebook to be the first to know!

  Cooking Class

We would like to give a special recognition to Dr. Nettles who graciously allowed us to use the kitchen so we could share our love for cooking and food! Download a copy of the recipes made here: 

article2Last COGS Tailgate of 2012
A little rain, wind, and cold weather could not stop dedicated Spartan fans from coming to the final COGS tailgate of the season on 10/13/12! Huddled under the shade of the tent, graduate students enjoyed hamburgers, hotdogs, and warm elixirs and reminisced about fair-weather tailgates of weeks past. Dan Clark, GEU president, was also there to hand out GEU information and goodies. Thanks to all who came out to support the team. Go Green! Go White! 


triviaOctober Trivia Night
Our last fall semester trivia night took place at the Riv on 10-24-12. We had a great turn out and grad students were able to enjoy free appetizers and compete for great prizes to some fantastic venues like Pizza House, Target, and Meijer. Thank you to everyone for coming out and congratulations to our top three teams! 
article3Countdown to the Broad
We are very excited about the upcoming opening of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum on November 10. Check out the "Countdown to the Board" countdown clock on our website here: 
The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) developed this clock and will be providing a changing list of "facts" about the museum on the countdown. Check it out!


Graduate/Professional Student Tickets to 
Men's Basketball!
Mens BB

New for 2012/2013!

There are three options for graduate/professional students for men's basketball. You can purchase full season admission or one or both 6-game mini-plans. All admissions are on student ID. Seating is upper benches. There is a wild card system where you could receive lower bowl seating opportunities on a game by game basis.

Tickets can ordered online at, in-person at the Spartan Ticket Office in Jenison during regular business hours 10 - 6 p.m. Mon-Friday, or by calling 355-1610.


Spartan Men's Basketball Student Season Admission - ONLY $186

Upper Level Izzone - 6 Game WHITE Package - ONLY $99

Upper Level Izzone - 6 Game GREEN Package - ONLY $99


More information can be found here

Funding Opportunities
COGS Disciplinary Leadership Award
Fall 2012 Applications and Nominations are due by NOVEMBER 26, 2012. Applications are due electronically only by email to:

For more information visit the Graduate School Website  HERE

In 2010, the MSU Council of Graduate Students (COGS) established an endowment to recognize disciplinary leadership by graduate and grad-professional students. The Graduate School provides additional funds (2011-2015) to increase the number of awards as this initiative begins. Graduate students regularly (not provisionally or lifelong) enrolled in a graduate or grad-professional program at MSU and who are in good standing in their programs may apply for the COGS Disciplinary Leadership Award. Accepting this award may affect any federal loans that you have. 

COGS Graduate Student Organization Event Funding

Fall 2012 Semester applications (for event dates 8/29/12 - 1/6/13) are still being accepted. Applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Once funds allocated for funding requests are depleted, no more requests will be granted. NOTE: All applications must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the full council meeting of the month prior to your event. A list of full council meeting dates can be found here  MEETINGS  NEW, COGS WILL NOW FUND FOOD FOR YOUR EVENT UP TO $150.00!

COGS Event Funding Application & Guidelines (Word document)

Upcoming Events
COGS EVENT: Healthy Cooking Class

Go Green for Health Part 2: Cooking Class Series

Herbs and Spices, the Exception to Moderation

Presented by: Julie Plasencia, RD & Jamie Karp, RD & Chef


In this class we will play with mixing herbs and spices to season different foods. We will focus on the health aspects of the herbs and spices, preparing meals for 1 or 2 people, portions and you will take home a special herb and spice blend.


All recipes will be plant based with option for meat.


Friday, November 9, 2012

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

RSVP Required: Limited to 23 people

1100 Anthony Hall (Teaching Kitchen, underneath the Dairy Store Observation deck)   
Mark your calendars! Registration information coming soon! Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter to be the first to know when registration opens.
Graduate Student Association for the Dept. of Romance and Classical Studies - Don Juan Week Academic Symposium 
Sponsored by COGS
When: Friday, November 2, 2012  Time: 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Where: MSU Union Gold Room


MSU Indian Student Organization Sargam 2012
Sponsored by COGS
When: Sunday November 18, 2012  Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: Pasant Theater, MSU Auditorium


Thanksgiving Dinner
Sponsored by COGS
More information coming soon.
Campus Center Cinemas Movie Schedule 11/1 - 11/4

Campus Center Cinemas are brought to you in partnership with RHA, UAB and the Division of Residential and Hospitality Services. These films are only $2 for graduate & professional students. 

November 1 - 4

The Bourne Legacy
Thursday 119 B Wells Hall 9:00 p.m
Friday 137 Akers Hall 9:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 119 B Wells Hall 7:00 & 9:20 p.m.

The Dark Knight Rises 

Thursday 115 B Wells Hall 8:40 p.m.
Saturday 137 Akers Hall 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 115 Wells Hall 8:30 p.m.

The Watch 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 122 Wells Hall 7:10 & 9:10 p.m.
Saturday 137 Akers Hall 7:00 p.m.

The Campaign 

Friday 137 Akers Hall 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 117 B Wells Hall 7:15 & 9:00 p.m.


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