AGSA strives to promote active engagement with the faculty and students within Anthropology, the student body of OU and the general public. We host several events throughout the year to foster interaction among students and faculty. Below is a list of our main events throughout the year.
Monthly AGSA meetings – These meetings are open to all graduate students, faculty and undergraduates who want to attend and are meant to be a fun inclusive event to bring those in the department together without the pressure of classwork, projects or mentorship. These meetings are held at various locations including local restaurants or establishments.
AGSA Fall chili cook-off – Held at the beginning of November, this is a fun social gathering and fundraising event for AGSA that challenges the faculty and graduate students to submit their best chili and desserts. Trophies and bragging rights are at stake!
AGSA welcome back picnic – Held at the beginning of the Fall semester at a local park, this informal event strives to foster interaction between new incoming graduate students and current students.
Undergraduate STEM Bazaar – AGSA attends this fun campus-wide event open to undergraduate students interested in graduate school, general questions or GRE prep, or research or career opportunities in STEM related fields.. It is a come and go event with tables of various STEM departments, campus research organizations and staff, including the science librarians and STEM Inclusion Council.
Practice sessions for upcoming meeting presentations – Every fall and spring semester, AGSA hosts a practice session for students presenting at upcoming meetings. Students are encouraged to attend and critique presentations in an informal setting.
History of Science panel discussion – This public event was put on by AGSA and the graduate student association in the History of Science Department at OU to foster engagement between the host departments, the OU community and the general public.
Fundraisers – AGSA holds several fundraisers in order to help fund many of our activities, including a t-shirt sale and a book sale.