GSA Announcements

Events and Announcements for November 25th 2013

  1. Important Printer Reminder
  2. GSA Office Final Week Hours
  3. Hiring Office Managers
  4. Thanks Giving Dinner
  5. EGSO Annual Can & Coat Drive
  6. Co-Sponsoring Programming Events
  7. Spring Programming Survey
  8. Officers Report
  9. MCAA Chairman
  10. Holiday Gala
  11. ABSW Wellness Workshop Table
  12. Physics Speaker- G.Redlinger
  13. Medicative Mondays
  14. GAPS and SEA Change Graduate Conference
  15. International Educational Conference
  16. NYSM Education/Youth Jobs
  17. GHEI Summer 2014 Volunteers
  18. Biological Video Center Contest
  19. 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. GSA Office Finals Week Hours
Monday, December 9th 10:00am - 6:00pm Tuesday, December 10th 10:00am - 6:00pm Wednesday, December 11th 10:00am - 4:00pm Thursday, December 12th 10:00am - 4:00pm Friday, December 13th 10:00am - 4:00pm The GSA Office will reopen for the Spring semester on the first day of classes, Monday, January 23rd, 2014.Have a happy holiday season and a productive winter break! - The GSA Office Staff

3. Hiring: New Office Managers!
Looking for a part time job? The UAlbany Graduate Student Association is hiring OFFICE MANAGERS for the Spring Semester. 5-15 hours per week, $10/hour, January 20th - May 20th 2014. Send resume by December 6th to Only candidates who meet our current needs will be contacted to schedule an interview. STUDENTS WITH ASSISTANTSHIPS are NOT eligible.

4. 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

5. 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)

6. 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? like to put your opinion out there you can head over to their online survey and make your preference known! Click here

7. 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.

8. 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>

9. Graduate Education Holiday Gala
Graduate Student Holiday Gala! Thursday, December 5th, 2013 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the Campus Center, Room 375 RSVP by December 3rd to Dr. Betty Shadrick

10. ABSW Wellness Workshop Table
Association of Black Social Workers Invites All Graduate Students and members of the UAlbany community to our Wellness Workshop Table! Wednesday December 4th 12:00 - 1:00 pm in the Downtown Campus Cafe Stop by and get some resources to help maintain self-care practices during the chaos of finals week :)

11. Physics Speaker - George Redlinger
Friday, December 6th, 2013 2:45 pm in Physics Room 129 - C. Luterh Andrews Seminar Room "Is Nature Natural? The Test Case for SUSY" with George Redlinger"

12. Meditative Mondays
Jump-start your week with a guided meditation every Monday evening in The Interfaith Center from 6pm - 6:45pm. The sessions are open to all and FREE as these are your GSA funds and student activity fee at work! No prior experience of yoga/meditation is required. Lets breathe, lets meditate, lets live! Please contact Nikhil at for more details.

13. 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!

14. 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

15. NYSM Education and Youth Services Openings
Experienced after-school tutor & educator needed ASAP!! Applicant must be available Monday through Friday in the afternoon. NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM PART-TIME JOBS - EDUCATION/YOUTH SERVICES The New York State Museum has several positions available within its nationally recognized after-school programs. If you enjoy working with children and would like the opportunity to share your experience with Albany city kids in a unique interactive, educational setting, please note the following openings. These positions are perfect for college students/graduates looking for experience in the fields of education, urban education, social work, natural sciences, psychology, museum education, etc. MUSEUM CLUB TUTOR The Museum Club tutor must be an energetic, organized individual who can oversee homework, monitor academic progress, tutor, communicate with parents and inspire an interactive love for learning for kids, ages 7-13. We are seeking a friendly, assertive, youth-oriented person to coordinate educational support services & activities. Hours: Monday-Friday, 1:45-5:00pm. * Non-negotiable hours! Candidates MUST be available 5 days/week (except during Albany school holidays & vacations.) Pay: $10/hr. Qualifications: Ideally, undergrad senior or beyond. Candidates should have significant experience tutoring or working with kids in an educational setting. MUSEUM CLUB PROJECT LEADERS Project leaders design fun, thematic, interactive projects that encourage kids to explore educational concepts through hands-on activity in the Museum. Project leaders create monthly lesson plans and teach daily programs with the assistance of teen staff. Activities incorporate Museum themes and connect to school curricula. Applicants MUST have program development experience with children. Hours: Monday - Friday, 3:00-5:00pm. * Non-negotiable hours! (Actual program time is 4:00-5:00 p.m. with an additional hour built into each day for program development and preparation.) Pay: $13 - $15/hr. (based on experience) Qualifications: Educators are usually Masters level individuals with teaching and curriculum development experience, although significant program development experience will be considered. Interested candidates should email resumes to: or fax Stephanie Miller at (518) 486-7275. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

16. GHEI 2014 Call for Summer Volunteers
GHEI's 2014 summer volunteer programs are highly recommended and will be an enriching experience for your students. There will be two Malaria Prevention sessions and one Girls Empowerment session. Please kindly forward this email with the program description below to any relevant faculty in your department so that it may reach interested students. The Summer Serve and Learn volunteer program offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience in international development work in Africa. Our volunteers take part in 16-day sessions working alongside local staff to reach common goals. Our programs are each designed to complement our year-round programming and the skills and expertise of our volunteers. By volunteering, you will have the opportunity to learn from the local community and gain profound insight into life in rural Ghana. You will benefit from Twi language lessons, discussions on pertinent topics and cultural exchanges, such as meeting the village chief, a drumming and dancing workshop, and traveling to sites at the historic Ghanaian cities of Kumasi and Cape Coast. To learn more, check out our website Attached are two fliers with more information about the program. If you have any questions, please feel free to email

17. 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

18. Stay in the Know!
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