Payson Graduate Student Association (PGSA)

PGSA End of Year Annual Picnic in the Park

Bring your friends, bring your families & celebrate the successful completion of the school year!

We’ll gather at the Riverview in Audubon Park (otherwise known as “The Fly”). There will be shelter for shade/rain, but please dress comfortably for hot weather.

What to Bring: Yourself, a guest(s), and a mixed drink (if you wish)

PGSA will be providing food, drinks, beer, and wine for the event.  

Event Date: 
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 3:00pm

Convention of the International Studies Association


A month ago I attended the International Studies Association Convention which was held in downtown New Orleans from February 18 – 21. I was able to make it to panels every day. The first one I attended was “hurricane Katrina, Ten Years After: Life and Security Revisited”. During this panel focus was on low-income housing before and after Katrina, the reliance on philanthropy to rebuild the city and the dramatic changes in the school systems as most schools transitioned to a charter school style.

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APHA Presentations sponsored in part by PGSA funding


On Monday, November 17, 2014, I had the opportunity to present my current research at the American Public Health Association within the Black Caucus of Health Workers session regarding Reentry of offender populations in the New Orleans Area. This area of research is particularly exciting regarding its connection to International Development conversations around post-shock resilience mediated within the context of concentrated disadvantage.

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Careers in International and Local Development Panel

International development skills applied both at home & abroad

Dr. Dauphine Sloan, Senior Professor of Practice/Graduate & Doctoral Studies Advisor and the Payson Graduate Student Association (PGSA) are presenting a career development panel on Wednesday, March 18th where International Development graduate students can:

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 5:30pm

PGSA Nominations Due

As stated in the PGSA Elections: Call for Nominations announcement, March 5th is the deadline to submit nominations for the following positions:

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 11:55pm

ShamROCK on with Payson

Join the PGSA this Friday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Shamrock’s Bar for our PGSA monthly get-together!

Event Date: 
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 5:30pm

PGSA Meeting at Ba Chi Canteen

Please come and join us for our next PGSA meeting at Ba Chi Canteen, 7900 Maple Street
Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 5:30pm

First PGSA Happy Hour of the 2015 spring semester

Join us for the first PGSA Happy Hour of the 2015 spring semester!


The Columns Hotel

3811 St. Charles Ave.

Event Date: 
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 5:30pm

Payson Graduate Student Organization January 2015 Meeting

Welcome back to school! As classes have started again, it is time for the first PGSA get-together of the semester.

PGSA, the Payson Graduate Student Organization, invites graduate students to join us as we discuss plans for the upcoming semester. Currently on the agenda are

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 5:00pm

Global Brigades Fundraiser

The Global Brigades organization invites Payson students to a fundraiser that is being held on Thursday, October 23rd from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at Phillips Bar

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:00pm


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