From: Cameron Griffith
Date: March 10, 2022
Subject: GCAS March Newsletter

Health Webinar Update

The Associate Director of Wellness & Health Promotion, Melissa Borowski gave a very informative 30-minute webinar about the services CWRU has to offer. Did you know that CWRU Care offers free Live and On-Demand classes for both yoga and guided meditations? Case also offers free one-on-one counseling as well as group sessions. Psychiatric appointments are also available as well. These are just a few of the many things Melissa Borowski talked about and that CWRU Health Services has to offer.

GCAS General Assembly Meeting
March 16th, 6-7pm EST in Crawford 09A and also virtually

This forum is for graduate students to voice any questions, concerns, and thoughts. If you have any specific questions, please email them to Cameron Griffith or Ray Garner. We will post notes from this forum to the GCAS Campus Group page. To register and obtain the zoom link for this event click here.

GCAS Constitution

GCAS Professional Development Week

GCAS's professional development week starts the last week of March and rolls over into the beginning of the next. Current topics include: Getting a Job in Industry, Undergraduate Teaching/Mentoring, Preparing a Paper for Publication, and a few others to follow. Be on the lookout for emails coming out later this month.

Want to be highlighted in the GCAS Newsletter?
The GCAS team is looking to highlight a few different departments, groups, and organizations each month and if you would like to be one of those highlighted please email Yu-Hao Sun. Give us a brief description of what your group is about and the events coming up in the next month. 

Health Check-in

GCAS wants to hear from you and how you are doing. We've created a four question survey to try and assess how you are coping during the first couple months back on campus. This is completely anonymous and meant to give the College of Arts and Science a rough idea on how you are handling things. Click here to take the survey.

Curious about what to do in and around Cleveland?

Two great resources we recommend is This is Cleveland and International Student Services (ISS) Bucket List. This is Cleveland gives a list of all the events happening in and around Cleveland. So if you're looking for a concert to go to or a touring art exhibit they will have all the details. ISS Bucket List gives a list of some things to do and places to visit before you graduate.

IngenuityLabs at The Hamilton Collaborative

IngenuityLabs @ the Hamilton Collaborative supports and encourages artisans and innovators working in Cleveland. Our incubator provides resources and networking opportunities with an eye toward broader efforts to attract and retain talent; promote a culture of creativity; build spaces for technological innovation; foster entrepreneurship, especially among traditionally excluded populations; and connect area youth and young adults. We also hold weekly workshops with a committed group of creatives, The Ingeneers.

Counseling Options Available
The University has launched CWRU Care, a 24/7 service to connect quickly online with counselors regarding specific issues free of charge. Additional therapy sessions and support spaces are also available to all students

Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity

The mission of the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity is to provide support and guidance and to promote equitable and fair treatment in employment, education and other aspects of campus life. The office serves as a resource to the university in the interpretation, understanding and application of federal and state equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and regulations. Join us on March 31st for our Change Agent Series - Microaggressions.


The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) works to develop an inclusive CWRU community, one that supports all students, respects and celebrates their identities, and facilitates their success.

Case Salsa Club

Case Salsa Club aims to teach its members social salsa dancing skills, purely for the love of dance and music. We have lessons for all skill levels, and anyone can come learn. Lessons are taught on Tuesday nights at the Village Dance Studio. After only one semester, you will have a variety of moves and the skill to easily learn more that you can take out social dancing. A large group of our members go out to practice their moves on the social dance floor. 

Quote of the Month

"Understand that one day you will have the power to make a difference, so use it well." - Mindy Kaling

Trivia Question

What was the name of Ross Gellar’s pet monkey? A $10 gift card will be sent to one random student who can answer this correctly and send it to Cameron Griffith by March 21st.
Our team represents the Arts & Sciences graduate students needs and concerns to the Graduate Student Council and the A&S administration. We also host professional development events, publicize news you would like shared beyond your department, and provide a forum for discussion on ways to improve graduate student life.

Exec Board


Cameron Griffith

Ray Garner


Arvind Singh Heer


Ellyn Evans

Information Officer:

Yu-Hao Sun


Aneesha Avasthi

GSC Representative:

Vivek Saraswat