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CGS March Student Spotlight

Beth Redling was drawn to CGS for the flexible scheduling options and the availability of a major that fit her interest and needs. Read Beth’s story here.


CGS Spring Open House

Thursday, March 20, 3-6 p.m.
Fourth floor, Cathedral of Learning
Connect with campus-wide resources in one convenient location! Stop by to learn more about CGS’ minors and certificates, find out about new scholarships for CGS students, discuss internships and employment opportunities with our career consultant, set your course for grad school with GSPIA, plan your health care career with Health Professions Advising, and meet with representatives from Study Abroad, University Honors College, CGS Student Government, PHEAA, and more! More information.

Call for Nominations for Student Choice Awards

As a CGS student, are there faculty or staff members who have made a difference in your academic pursuits? Want to say thank you? Now is your chance: Nominate an outstanding faculty or staff person for the CGS Student Government Student Choice Awards! Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 21. Make a nomination.

CGS Graduation Recognition Event

Friday, April 25, 5:30-8 p.m., O'Hara Student Center
In honor of the spring 2014 graduating class, CGS will hold a Graduation Recognition Event for our graduates and their guests. RSVPs are due by March 20. Click here for more information about the event.


March 7: Spring term deadline for students to submit Monitored Withdrawal forms


March 7: Fall and Year Study Abroad application deadlines. Learn more.


March 9-16: Spring Recess


March 20: RSVP deadline for the spring CGS Graduation Recognition event. More information.


March 21: Deadline to apply for CGS Student Government Scholarships. Details here.


March 24: Fall term enrollment appointments begin


March 26: Deadline to apply for the Steele Gow Scholarship. Details here.


POISE Foundation Scholarships

POISE General Scholarships
Scholarships available for any residents of Allegheny County. More information.

Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship
Scholarships of $2,000 available to minority students who are members of the NAACP. More information.

Steele Gow Scholarship

A $2,000 scholarship for students who are actively involved in a CGS student organization and have financial need. More information.

Information about all CGS scholarships here.

Municipal Intern Fair

Friday, March 21, noon-2:30 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon University, Hamburg Hall
Interested in pursuing a career in Public Administration? Come to the Municipal Intern Fair to speak with representatives from local government placement sites and learn about summer intern projects.  Register here.


Registration Review Seminar

Wednesday, March 19, 5-6 p.m.
Thursday, March 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Attend this informational seminar for a "refresher" on how to read your distributions of studies, use the course descriptions page, and search for classes in my.pitt.edu.

Arms and the University

Monday, March 24, 4-5:30 p.m.
WPU Lower Lounge
Does a military presence on a university campus, such as ROTC, enhance the civic and liberal education of non-military students? Are universities responsible for ensuring that military perspectives are represented on campus, despite the historically contentious relationships between universities and the military? Join the College of General Studies and sponsors from across the University for a thought-provoking lecture and panel discussion featuring authors of Arms and the University Donald Downs of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Ilia Murtazashvili of the University of Pittsburgh. More information.

Featured McCarl Center Workshops

Math Anxiety 101: Tactics to Achieve Math Success

Monday, March 17, 4-5:30 p.m.


Chillax: Stress Management and Relaxation (Peer Mentoring Event)

Monday, March 24, 3-7 p.m.


Check out all of March's McCarl Center workshops.


All events are held in the McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success, fourth floor, Cathedral of Learning unless otherwise specified.


Scholarships: From CGS to You!

CGS Students with Dependents Scholarship

Are you a CGS student who has the responsibility of caring for a child or loved one? Apply for the CGS Students with Dependents Scholarship and receive $1,500 per semester. How to apply.


CGS Summer Internship Scholarship
If you will receive credit for a summer internship, CGS has a scholarship opportunity for you. Awards cover the cost of tuition and fees for a three-credit internship. How to apply.


Supplemental Aid Scholarship
Are you a student with financial need and have above a 2.5 GPA? Then you are eligible for a Supplemental Aid Scholarship for $2,000; $1,000 per semester for one year. How to apply.


The CGS Student Government has extended their application deadlines for the following awards to March 21:

Outstanding Student of the Year Award

Success and Determination Award

How to apply.

Peace Corps Panel

Wednesday, March 5, 1:30-3 p.m.
3911 Posvar Hall
If you have ever considered joining the Peace Corps, here is your chance to get some information from former Peace Corps volunteers themselves! More information.

Call for Student Papers and Projects

Submit your work for an opportunity to build your research portfolio. Join students from 25 colleges and universities at the 2014 Center for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium. More information.

Summer Archaeology Dig Opportunities in Romania

This summer, gain intensive hands-on experience in archeology in field and laboratory settings. More information.

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