Council of Graduate Students
November 28, 2012 V3I3


Next COGS Full Council Meeting:
December 5, 2012
5:15pm - 7:15pm
Clara Bell Smith Center Auditorium

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article1COGS 5th Annual Graduate Academic Conference

   In its fifth year, the Graduate Academic Conference will promote its most powerful assets in three theme areas, Innovation, Collaboration, and Professionalization. These three themes have been a consistent undertone of the previous four conferences and have proven to drive great opportunities for the graduate/professional student research community.

   The GAC showcases both completed and ongoing graduate/ professional student research, provides constructive feedback, and offers professionalization and networking opportunities for attendees. Our previous four conferences have been an ideal space for networking across disciplines, presenting research in a welcoming environment, and competing for prizes.

2013 Graduate Academic Conference

Friday, February 15, 2013

8:00am - 6:00pm

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

Apply by January 15, 2013 by visiting

article2COGS Events Committee Chairperson
Needed for Spring 2013

The Chairperson of the COGS Events Committee is responsible for coordinating and planning all COGS social events within the guidelines of COGS. The role of the Chairperson is to lead the COGS Events Committee, consisting of 1 Chairperson and 5 committee members, and facilitate events that represent the interest of all graduate and professional students.  

Applications are due by 5:00pm on Monday, January 7, 2013


Events Committee Chair Application

Article3Parking Permits for Spring 2013
ParkingDiscounted City of East Lansing Parking Permits for Spring 2013 (1/7/13 - 5/12/13) are now on sale in the COGS office for only $150! The Council of Graduate Students have teamed up with the City of East Lansing to sell reduced cost graduate student permits to the Downtown East Lansing Division Street ramp (Lot 10 - Colorful Parking Garage at Division & Albert Streets).  Permit holders can park in the designated permit area in the upper levels using an access card purchased at the COGS Office in room 316 Student Services.



Bring with you:

  • Vehicle registration (with your license plate number
  • Your student ID
  • Proof that you have paid the COGS tax in the semester you're purchasing the permit for
    • To prove that  you are a graduate student - a printout of your bill with the COGS tax highlighted is sufficient)         
  • $150.00 Cash, check, money order, or NEW this Semester Credit Card or PayPal!    
Funding Opportunities
COGS Conference Grants

Deadline for Spring 2013 semester applications (for conference dates 1/7/13 - 5/12/13) is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013. The maximum amount awarded is $300.00. All graduate and professional students are limited to one COGS Conference Grant during their MSU academic career.

NEW: Apply online Here  COGS Conference Grant 

or download the Application in Word below.

COGS Conference Grant Application & Guidelines (Word document)


COGS Graduate Student Organization Event Funding

Spring 2013 Semester applications (for event dates 1/7/13 - 5/12/13) are being accepted now. 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: Late Night Breakfast
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 
6:00pm - 8:00pm 
Student Services Building - Room 6 in Basement 
MSU Graduate and Professional Students are invited to join Graduate Life & Wellness and COGS for a free late night breakfast. We'll have a traditional hot breakfast with healthy options too! We'll have board games, cards, legos, coloring and more. Reduce your stress with music, free food and fun!

New this year, we invite you to bring at least one non-perishable item to give to the MSU Food Bank. To learn more about the MSU Food Bank, visit them online: 

Registration is Required!
-Limited to first 75 people
-Register here:
-You will receive confirmation via email.
Campus Center Cinemas Movie Schedule 11/28 - 12/9

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 28 - December 2

The Expendables 2
Thursday 115B Wells Hall 9:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 115B Wells Hall 7:10 & 9:10 p.m.
Saturday 137 Akers Hall 7:00 p.m.

The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling -Ireland 1965
Thursday 119B Wells Hall 9:00 p.m.

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

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

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


December 6-9 (no Sunday movies due to final exams)

Holiday Double Features

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation/Elf
Thursday 115B Wells Hall
Friday 137 Akers
Friday & Saturday 115B Wells Hall
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation 7:00 p.m.
Elf 8:45 p.m.

Miracle on 34th Street/It's a Wonderful Life
Thursday 119B Wells Hall
Friday & Saturday 119B Wells Hall
Miracle on 34th Street 7:15 p.m.
It's A Wonderful Life 9:10 p.m.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles/Home Alone
Friday & Saturday 117B Wells Hall
Saturday 137 Akers Hall
Planes, Trains & Automobiles 7:15 p.m.
Home Alone 9:05 p.m.

The Santa Clause/Jingle All the Way
Friday & Saturday 115B Wells Hall
The Santa Clause 7:15 p.m.
Jingle All the Way 9:00 p.m. 

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