GSA Announcements

Events and Announcements for November 18th 2013

  1. Important Printer Reminder
  2. MCAA Chairman
  3. Thanks Giving Dinner
  4. EGSO Annual Can & Coat Drive
  5. LISC Committee Member Needed
  6. GOV Related Committee Member
  7. RGSO Online Voucher Training
  8. Spring Programming Survey
  9. Officers Report
  10. SCALA Study Break
  11. Edu. Psych/ Brown Bag #3
  12. SASPA Speaker Event
  13. HGSO Movie Night
  14. AGSO Movie Night
  15. ISO Diwali Night
  16. Fundraiser for Immigrant Sanctuary
  17. Comedy NOLA Fundraiser
  18. Grant Workshop
  19. Developing a Research Agenda
  20. GAPS and SEA Change Graduate Conference
  21. International Educational Conference
  22. Biological Video Center Contest
  23. Stay in the Know!

1. Important Printer Reminder

This is a friendly reminder to all graduate students that the computers in the GSA's office are not for use for research purposes. The printers in the office are allocated strictly for printing and we ask that as long as there are others waiting all students keep their time occupying the computers to 10 minutes or less. Thank you for your understanding!

2. MCAA Chairman
Joel has done a wonderful job serving the GSA from the beginning of his term this year until the current point, unfortunately, he will have to step down due to time constraints. The GSA is currently taking submissions of interest to replace Joel as MCAA Chair effective at the next GSA Assembly Meeting - December 4th. If you are interested in the position please contact Caitlin Janiszewski, our President, at>

3. Thanks Giving Dinner
Thanksgiving is coming up and the GSA along with several other UAlbany organizations has signed up to help fund a Thanksgiving Dinner event for all students! Anyone who is unable to return home or wants to experience their first Thanksgiving is welcomed to purchase a ticket and attend! Tickets are on sale until 3pm on the 20th. Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 12:30 to 3:00 pm in the Campus Center Ballroom Buffet will begin at 1:00pm $6.00 per person, Purchase in SA Office, CC116

4. EGSO Annual Can & Coat Drive
I am happy to announce the kick-off of the Annual Can and Coat Drive by the English Graduate Student Association Outreach Committee. Last year, we collected over 10 bags of coats and over 400LB's of cans. I am hoping we can either match or beat that this year. So bring your stuff and tell everyone about the drive. Clothing, Canned Goods, Hygiene Items
October 11 - November 31st
HU 140 (Writing Center), HU 333 (Eng. Main Office)

5. LISC Student Needed
The Library Science Committee is in need of one more student member for the semester. There is only one definite meeting left to be held on, Monday, November 25th. They also have a tentative date set for Monday, December 16th, but that meeting would only be held if there is urgent business that needs to be wrapped up before the end of the semester. The typical meeting date for this committee is 3:00-4:30 on the fourth Monday of the month.

6. Committee on Assessment of Governance and Consultation
This committee is a subcommittee of GOV looking for a graduate student please contact Caitlin Janiszewski for more information or to show interest at

7. RGSO Online Voucher Training System
The first training event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 19th from 6:30-7:30pm in the Levitt Room on the Downtown Campus, in Page Hall.
The second one will be Thursday, Nov. 21 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the same room, in the Levitt room Downtown.

8. Spring Programming Survey
Greetings everyone! The GSA's Programming Chair Amanda and her Committee are looking for you input on what type of events and programs you would like to see for the Spring semester – if you’d like to put your opinion out there you can head over to their online survey and make your preference known! Click here

9. Officer Reports Due to the holiday GSA E-board officer reports for the December 6th, 2013 assembly meeting will be posted on Monday, December 2nd instead of Friday, November 29th.

10. SCALA Study Break SCALA will be offering free coffee and snacks on Monday, November 18th. Stop by our table in Husted and say hello! SCALA Study Break Monday, November 18th. 2013 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the Husted, Downtown Campus

11. Educational Psychology and Methodology RGSO Brown Bag #3
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
11:30 am to 1:00 pm in ED335

Dr. David Yun Dai, The Three Paradigms of Gifted Education
Please join the Educational Psychology and Methodology RGSO at our final Brown Bag of the Fall 2013 semester. This Brown Bag is titled The Three Paradigms of Gifted Education, and will feature our very own Dr. David Yun Dai, who will be presenting on these questions: What is the state of gifted education in the US? How do we develop programs and services that are theoretically coherent and practical viable? What issues need to be resolved through research and consensus building? This presentation will introduce you to the realm of gifted education and explain why it is an important educational area that needs research that addresses unresolved theoretical and practical problems. All students and faculty are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served! If you have any questions please contact Hirah Mir at

12. SASPA Speaker Events
Speaker: Dr. Knapp-Ines Thursday, November 21, 2013 10:00am in the Education Building room 335. SAPSA will be having the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) present on using Functional Behavior Assessments and Positive Behavior Supports with students with Autism by Dr. Knapp-Ines. All are welcome to attend! To sign-up to attend this presentation, please click this link:

13. HGSO Movie Night
Monday, November 18th, 2013 7:50 pm in the Science Library Classroom 24 We will be watching the documentary "Slavery by Another Name." The documentary traces the continuance of slavery in other guises throughout the South after abolition and was written UAlbany's own Sheila Curran Bernard. The event is open to all in the UAlbany community and food and drink will be provided!

14. AGSO Movie Night
The Anthropology Graduate Student Organization is holding a movie night!
Movie - Persepolis
November 11th, 2013
7:30 in Room - TBA
You can find the trailer here! Click Here

15. Diwali Night
Diwali Night Sunday, November 24th, 2013 4:00 pm in the Campus Center Ball Room Dinner will be served at 6pm For tickets, prices, and purchasing see:

16. Fundraiser for New Sanctuary for Immigrants
Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 from 6:00 - 9:00pm Our Lady of the Americas Church 273 Central Ave. Albany, NY 12206 Live music, lasagna, drinks, stories from Immigrants and Silent Auction! We are raising funds for our Legal Consultation Program and our Immigrant Assistance Fund. We are the only all volunteer, justice-based program in Albany that assists immigrants regardless of their documented status. Our Legal Consultation Program provides a safe, low-cost way to find a legal process to help local immigrants. We are accepting donations of cash and checks payable to "New Sanctuary for Immigrants" or "N.S.I." For more information, please e-mail Meg Kelly ( or call the New Sanctuary for Immigrants office: 518-465-3685 Ext. 10 Event page:

17. Social Welfare Comedy NOLA Fundraising Event Every year since Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA), graduate students from SUNY Albany?s School of Social Welfare have contributed their time and effort to help rebuild the structure and morale of those affected by this disaster. Come out for a barrel of laughs with Carmen Lynch at
Thursday, November 21, 2013.
Comedy Works Comedy Club
Doors open at 5:30pm, the show starts 6:30pm to 8pm.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Here is how you can purchase tickets in advance:
Full cash bar and dinner menu will be available.
All proceeds raised support the NOLA service learning trip. MSW students will be traveling to New Orleans, LA in January 2014 to volunteer with a variety of organizations, as well as examine policy and infrastructure both before and after Hurricane Katrina.
Discounted hotel rooms are available next door.

18. Professional Grant Development Workshop
"Master the techniques of writing superior and winning proposals" November 18-20, 2013 from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m State University of New York (SUNY) Global Center New York, NY For more information see their website:

19. GAPS & SEA Change Seminar
GAPS (Graduate Association of Political Science) & SEAChange (Students of Educational Administration for Change ) are excited to announce the second edition of a major and successful event in Spring 2014: 2014 Institutions and Societies: Graduate Conference
Friday, February 28th, 2014
Downtown Campus - University at Albany-SUNY
University at Albany graduate students and graduate students from institutions in the Capital Region are invited to participate in a conference aimed at giving them the opportunity to gain conference experience conveniently at our own institution, while getting useful feedback from other departments and faculty members. This is a unique experience. A 200-word proposal is due by December 13, 2013.
More info and online proposal submission: Click Here!

22. International Teacher Education Conference Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
February 5th-7th, 2014
Call for papers!
The main goal of International Teacher Education Conference is to provide a multinational platform where the latest trends in education can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim to learn from each other. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for papers and posters/demonstrations that offer new research or theoretical contributions. Presentations should be in Turkish, English and Arabic and should address both theoretical issues and new research findings. Furthermore if the presenter is unable to attend the oral presentation, video presentations are available. For further information on how to submit, please refer to the Paper Submission section on our website. For paper guidelines, please refer to the Paper Guidelines section. ITEC 2014 conference will take place on February 5-7, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Sharjah Hotel, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.. All full papers (in all languages) will be published in an online proceedings book on ITEC web site after the conference. We would like to invite you to share your experience and your papers with academicians and professionals.
Conference Languages The official languages of the conference are English and Turkish. Proposals can be sent and be presented in either language. But all submission process will be done in English. Please, submit your proposal according to the following presentation category descriptions in paper guidelines. Deadlines Proposal & Abstract Submission Deadline : January 24, 2014 Full Paper Submission : January 26, 2014 Registration : January 24, 2014 Conference : February 5,6,7- 2014

23. FASEB Biological Research Video Contest The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is sponsoring a competition for the most effective and creative video of how biomedical and biological research is funded in the U.S. and how the results of federally funded research benefit Americans. Ideas for submission include, but are not limited to: * Interviews
* Animation
* Music/dance videos
Grand prize winner will receive $5,000!
Video submissions will be accepted starting October 1 through November 30, 2013. The winner will be announced in February 2014.
For more information and to enter, please visit: Click Here

24. Stay in the Know!
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