COGS (Communication Organization of Graduate Students) is a student-run organization of graduate students in the Department of Communication Studies. COGS holds several meetings each semester to update graduate students on university and department news, discuss issues pertaining to the graduate student body, and plan events. COGS also invites faculty members to host seminars throughout the academic year. Popular seminars from last year included: vita workshop, comprehensive exam workshop, and thesis workshop. These seminars serve to guide and prepare students for graduate life and beyond. In addition to meetings and workshops, COGS holds several social activities each semester. COGS' social events provide graduate students with the opportunity for fellowship away from school.
What has COGS been up to?
In coordination with COGS, Dr. Suzanne Enck worked with graduate students this year to help them submit proposals for travel grants to fund conference travel. Across the board, all students who submitted proposals were funded for at least one conference this year from travel grants sponsored by the Toulouse graduate school, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and/or the Student Government Association Raupe travel grant.