NASSR 2010 Program Posted

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s finally posted: the NASSR 2010 Conference Program.

(You can find this by going to the NASSR conference website, then clicking on the “program” tab.)

Note: the NGSC’s Rountable (” ‘What is now proved was once, only imagin’d’; or, What Every Graduate Student Should Know about Journal Publication”) is scheduled for Friday, August 20, 8:30 – 10:00 am. Please join us for this inaugural, and incredibly useful, NGSC event!

Getting Ready for NASSR 2010, "Romantic Mediations" (Vancouver, BC)

If you’re headed to NASSR this year, be sure to check out the NASSR 2010 Conference website for a bunch of helpful information regarding travel (who needs passports, airport info., etc.), lodging (book asap to find the most affordable options), registration, and even a list of local restaurants.

Schedule of Sessions and Seminars TBD: While the schedule of who is presenting when (other than plenaries) is not yet available, it is promised to be up sometime in June. If you’re like me, you’ll be checking the site for a schedule every day …

Registration: Luckily, there are no late registration fees for graddies, so you’ll pay the same amount whether you register right now or just before the conference ($75). However, early registration means that you might have a better shot at getting into the seminar of your choice. At registration, you select the top two seminars you would like to attend, and conference organizers place you depending on preference and availability. (Seminar abstracts are posted — they look amazing!)

As more information becomes available, we will keep you updated. Now get back to work on your conference papers … 🙂

Website development ideas

We are in the process of developing a more functional website to be the NGSC homepage than our current blog. What ideas or requests do you have for this website? Please leave them here as comments.

For example:
– what kinds of pages would be helpful for you?
– what kinds of information would you like the website to contain?
– what sort of functionality would you like?
– Is there a website out there (like Romantic Circles, for example), that works really well and that you suggest as a kind of model?

Thanks for your input!
– Kirstyn

Suggestion Box

Right now, while we are discussing the future of the NASSR Graduate Student Caucus (NGSC), is the perfect time for you to voice your opinions about what the NGSC can and should do for you. Do you have suggestions for by-laws? Is there some goal that the caucus should work toward? Some useful function it might serve? Please respond with any suggestions or comments that you have — thank you!


Welcome to the NASSR Graduate Student Caucus (NGSC) blog. This blog serves as our primary website for the moment. Here, you’ll be able to leave suggestions for the developing Caucus, find our contact information, learn who is on the provisional executive board and who our faculty sponsors are, and see a list of upcoming events that may be of interest to you.


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