EGSA Digest 09.27.13


What does the Digest say?


Time to Pay

  • Joseph Ptomey has discovered the appropriate punishment for those of you who still have not paid your dues. If you have not given $10 to Christina Boyles, click here.

Life on the Grad Line, Today, 12:30-1:30pm, SUB Baines Room

  • “Living in the Community of Waco”
  • Free pizza. Some people talking about Waco. Other people glaring at you because you showed up and ate pizza without signing up. You grinning internally.

Breakfast at Tif Elizabeth’s, Tomorrow, 9:30am-12:00pm, 1800 Primrose Building J #220

  • Wholesome food company. Delicious food. Culture. Art. Fortunes fulfilled. Dog. Code: 1800.

Dissertation and Thesis Formatting Workshop

  • I didn’t get great info on this one, but it looks like next Wednesday (and possibly Tuesday?) you can learn why you’re really not done yet.
  • Who ever finishes a thesis or dissertation (in September) anyway?

GSA Annual Tailgate

  • GSA says,

The Graduate Student Association is hosting our annual football tailgate on Saturday, October 5th starting at 5PM before the Baylor-West Virginia game. Come join us for a great evening of free food (Uncle Dan’s Barbecue) and Baylor Bears football. All graduate students and their families are welcome.

Simply use this link to RSVP:

For those of you who are unaware, you can get a free ticket to the game by presenting your student ID at the ticket office in the SUB or at the stadium. Further information about the tailgate (including a map with the location) will be posted on the GSA Facebook page.

  • You may know Uncle Dan’s. I didn’t, so I did some research. That’s what I do for you, EGSA. Unfortunately, I only know how to do serious academic research—that is, sitting at a computer at googling—so I can’t tell you what the food’s like, but maybe these gems from their website will help you decide if you want to go:

Dan and Clara Henderson have three children; Heather Henry, Hillary Henderson and Dan Henderson Jr., one grandson, Jackson Henry, and a 2006 Valentine’s Day granddaughter, Margaret Grace Henry. Dan Jr. is actively involved in the business at this time.

(No nieces or nephews, apparently.)

Hewitt’s drive-through window has been and still is a big crowd-pleaser among Uncle Dan’s patrons.

So if they can do that with a window, just imagine what they can do with a bbq sandwich. Need more convincing? Check out the rest of their website.

The Loop

  • Get others in it by emailing information about upcoming events to Vice-president Ryan Womack (
 Upcoming Events

SET, Mon., 30 Sep., 3-4pm, MMSCI 250

  • Nathan Roberts, “Course Trailers”
  • Ginger says,

Here is the link to next Monday’s SET with our own Nate Roberts; it’s about course trailers, not to be confused with horse trailers.

  • Or those portable classrooms you had to use in your underfunded public school. What’s really going on here is  Nathan is going to show you how to get more students in your classes. Consider that you won’t be teaching 1302 or 1304 forever, and this will make sense.

19CRS, Fri., 4 Oct., 3:30-4:30pm, ABL Lecture Hall

  • Sarah Robbins: “A Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic ‘Lean In’ Story: How Jane Addams and Henrietta Barnett Used Writing for Reciprocal Mentoring”
  • As I tell my five-year-old daughters, who, frustratingly, have no ambitious career plans yet, there’s “lean-in” stories, and then there’s nineteenth-century transatlantic “lean-in” stories. You’ll make the right call.

Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding! Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding! Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow! Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho! Joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff! Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow! Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow! A-hee-ahee ha-hee! Pay-your-pay-your-pay-your dues!

Jeremy Leatham

EGSA Secretary