Please join us on Friday, May 16th from 4:30-7 for our end of semester celebration! This event will be held at Cato’s Ale House in Oakland, and will be a way to celebrate all of your hard work and dedication this year with fellow graduate students.

We will also be hosting an end of the year celebration in the FAH courtyard on Thursday, May 22 (5pm-8pm).

Hope to see you there!

~Anna (GCPSO Secretary)


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May 6, 2014 · 3:52 pm

GCP Mixer!!

Please join us Friday, March 28th from 4:30 – 7:30pm at Oishi Sushi & Grill for the first ever GCPSO Monthly Mixer (that implies more to come!!). Your first round of drinks are free at this first event… thanks to a very generous donation from Abraham Aviles-Scott! Space is limited to 40 people, so please RSVP to Abraham today! ( You’ll enjoy lively conversations with your cohort, discounted menu items, and a raffle prize to whet your appetite! WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU THERE!!




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Spring 2014 Meeting Dates

Hi all,

Here are the spring 2014 meeting dates:

February 19th: 3-4pm
March 19th 3-4:30pm
April 16th 3-4pm
May 21st 3-4:30pm (tentative).

Hope to see you there! Also, if you or anyone you know would like to take on a leadership role for the 2014-2015 school year, please email one of the current board memebers! Their contact information can be found under the Board Members tab on this page.

~Anna, GCPSO Secretary

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The Office of Mission is pleased to launch another year of Soup and Substance, a formation gathering for faculty, staff, and students. A small group meets over lunch to discuss a Christian Brother’s text and learn about the charism of De La Salle and our shared Mission. Don’t miss this chance to participate in a Saint Mary’s College tradition! For more information or to RSVP, please contact Sally Jamison.
2013-2014 Soup and Substance gathering dates:
Monday, 11/11/13 – Br. Camillus
Tuesday, 1/14/14 – Br. Dominic Berardelli
Monday, 2/24/14 – Br. Michael Murphy
Tuesday, 3/18/14 – Br. Glenn Bolton
Monday, 5/5/14 – Br. Ron Gallagher

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End of Semester Mixer

Mark your calendars! The GCPSO is organizing an end of semester mixer for GCP students on 12/12 from 5:30-8:30. Come mingle with fellow students and celebrate your accomplishments from the semester. Details to follow!

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Master’s Project/Thesis Boot Camp

Master’s Project/Thesis Boot Camp
Looking for support on your project or studying for the CPCE exam?
Come and join students at the Master’s Project/Thesis Bootcamp on Saturday, November 9th from 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM on the second floor of the library! During this time students will be able to work on their projects, study for the exam, and utilize peer brainstorming during your exam/project process. Bootcamp meetings will be held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month this semester and are designed to provide support and keep you motivated, focused, and on track. Please contact Katie Valdez or Cherisse Harper if you would like to help host Bootcamp or if you have any questions!

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Master’s Project, Thesis and CPCE Bootcamp!

Looking for support to keep you motivated, focused, and on track with your Master’s project, thesis, or CPCE prep? Come to campus this weekend work on it! The next bootcamp is this Saturday, October 26th from 11:00-3:00pm in the Library on the 2nd floor. See you there!

Any questions or comments? Leave them below.


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2014-2015 Field Placement Meeting Info

Attention GCP students who will be in field placement during the 2014-2015 school year! Below are the dates and times of the field placement meetings. You must attend at least ONE of the MANDATORY meetings in November regarding field placements.

Meeting Dates:
Saturday, November 9th from 10am-12pm


Wednesday, November 13th from 2-4pm

Both with be held in Galileo 201. There will be a lot of information presented and discussed regarding your upcoming field placement experience!


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Diversity Forum

Diversity Event at SMC – Sign Up Now!

On Saturday, October 26, 2013, Saint Mary’s College will host the California Forum on Diversity in Graduate Education for the first time. Here on our campus, approximately 1,200 pre-selected, high-achieving undergraduate and master’s students (including some of our own aspiring SMC students) from throughout Northern California will come together. They will explore graduate opportunities and resources by participating in numerous workshops over the course of the day. This year’s plenary speaker will be UCSF Professor Tracy Richmond McKnight. Universities and individual graduate programs offering academic master’s and/or Ph.D. degrees from all over the United States as well as abroad will participate in the recruitment fair that takes place concurrently with other planned activities.

SMC coordinator, Jane Joyce, is looking for approximately (100) volunteers to help on Friday, October 25, the day before, or Saturday, October 26, the day of, the event. Volunteer for the entire day, half day or a 2-3 hour shift, whatever your schedule allows. Please spread the word about this unique opportunity to support Saint Mary’s Lasallian mission and sign up HERE ( Feel free to contact Jane Joyce directly with any questions.

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Masters Project/CPCE Exam Bootcamp

The next Masters Project/CPCE Exam Bootcamp will be held on September 14, from 11-3 on the second floor of the library. Come and gain peer support during your studying process!~ All are welcome to join!



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