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Graduate Student Advisory Board

The Graduate Student Advisory Board (GSAB) is a group of elected graduate students from each of the seven areas of English study. All English graduate students are members GSAB and can be participant in many ways.

GSAB serves as a liaison between graduate students and faculty and as peer support for students. We are dedicated to the advancement of professional development, scholarship, and fellowship.

If you have an idea on how to improve the lives of English graduate students, we are the go-to group to voice your opinions, develop professionally, or bring up an issue about a particular course or policy.

In addition to our role as student representatives, we organize events and activities and look for ways to welcome new students into our community.

The GSAB also:

  • provides financial assistance for students presenting at conferences and runs fundraisers—such as book sales and marathon reading events
  • organizes professional development events to help graduate students who wish to present at conferences, prepare their curricula vitae, and many other topics
  • hosts the Friday Forum, an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to share ongoing scholarly projects
  • puts on social events to encourage and enhance a cohesive community within the Department of English
  • provides guidance to potential and new graduate students
  • coordinates faculty forums
  • organizes Penscape (an evening of readings by graduate students)
  • hosts regular meetings that can be a forum for student concerns
Department of English
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 297
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-8580
Fax: 765-285-3765
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