Nebraska Association of Sociology Graduate Students (NASGS)
The Nebraska Association of Sociology Graduate Students (NASGS) is an organization consisting of all persons holding graduate standing in the Department of Sociology and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Its purpose is to serve, protect, and further the interests of its member and to act as a forum for discussing graduate student affairs, including university and departmental policies pertaining to graduate students.
Officers of the organization are selected annually by majority vote of the members. The President presides over all meeting of the organization, its responsible for communication between the departmental faculty and the membership, and serves, along with the Vice-President, as the organization's official representative to faculty meetings. (With the exception of personnel sessions, meetings of the Department faculty are open to all students in the Sociology Graduate Program).
In addition to the above, the Vice-President serves as a representative to the Graduate Committee. The remaining officers of the organization include a Secretary-Treasurer, a second representative to the Graduate Committee, and representatives to Departmental Search, Resources and Planning, and Grade Appeals Committees. Additionally, one representative serves as social chair, responsible for organizing social events for both graduate students and faculty.
The 2012-2013 NASGS Officers
Alexis Swendener, President
Patrick Habecker, Vice-President
Benjamin Cook, Secretary/Treasurer
Kari Gentzler, Graduate Committee Representative
Stacy Tiemeyer and Kayla Pritchard, Research Group Representatives
Michael Leber, Planning and Resources Committee Representative
Grant Tietjen, Graduate Student Association
Michael Leber, Teaching