GSO Announcements

Events and Announcements for October 15th

  1. GSO Assembly Meeting FRIDAY
  2. Can & Coat Drive-Get Involved!
  3. The Constitutional and Printer Committees for 2012-13 are now forming!
  4. Copyright Seminar - Laws and Guidelines (2 Dates)
  5. Meditative Mondays
  6. YESPLUS- Discover Your Enlightened Side
  7. 21st Annual Diversity Conference
  8. Brown Bag Series Hosted by The Educational Psychology GSO
  9. The Future Faculty Leadership Council's Blog
  10. Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy for an Academic Job
  11. Volunteers Needed for University Committees
  12. The Future Faculty Leadership Council Grant Writing Panel
  13. Take a "paws" with Therapy Dogs
  14. Follow the GSO on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook



1. GSO Assembly Meeting FRIDAY
The next GSO Assembly Meeting will be held October 19th in LC 20 on the Main Campus at 5 p.m. Any agenda items or questions about the meeting can be sent to gso@albany.edu for consideration. We hope to see you there!


2. Can and Coat Drive
This November, the English Graduate Student Organization will be running its 4th Annual Can & Coat Drive. Last year we collected 80 items of clothing and over 200 lbs of food. This year, we want to increase the number of items we collect. To do this, we are hoping to partner with other RGSOs to expand our reach.

Partnering groups will be responsible for setting up collection barrels, storing donated items, promoting the drive within their department and helping deliver donations to the receiving charities.

So join in the fun and help out the underprivileged in our community!

For more information, contact CanCoatDrive@gmail.com.


3. The Constitutional Review and Printer Committees for 2012-2013 are now forming!
The Constitutional Review Committee will review the Constitution and By-Laws of the GSO and make recommendations to the Executive Board and Assembly for changes for the 2012-2013 school year! The Printer Committee will explore options for the best printing services for graduate students. If you are interested in serving on either committee - please email gsovice@gmail.com for details. The committee format and make up will be decided in the October assembly meeting!


4. Copyright Seminar - Laws and Guidelines (2 Dates)
Event Name: Copyright Seminar - Laws and Guidelines
When: October 25th 3:15 -4:00 pm
Where: Husted Hall Rm. 310
Description:
The Student Chapter of the American Library Association in partnership with University at Albany librarian Lorre Smith will be continuing its copyright themed seminars. The seminars are meant to provide a space where students can learn and ask questions about copyright as it pertains to libraries. The session on October 25th will be about the laws and guidelines associated with Copyright. All students interested in learning about this topic are encouraged to come and participate.

Event Name: Copyright Seminar - Laws and Guidelines
When: November 1st, 3:15-4:00 pm
Where: Husted Hall Rm. 310
Description:
The Student Chapter of the American Library Association in partnership with University at Albany librarian Lorre Smith will be continuing its copyright themed seminars. The seminars are meant to provide a space where students can learn and ask questions about copyright as it pertains to libraries. The session on November 1st will be about the public domain and orphan works. All students interested in learning about this topic are encouraged to come and participate.


5. Meditative Mondays
MEDITATIVE MONDAYS! - A Yesplus Initiative..
Jump-start your week with a guided meditation and enlivening yoga of breath (avoiding crazy postures that break your back!!) Every Monday evening in The Interfaith Center from 5pm - 6pm. The sessions are open to all and FREE as these are your GSO funds and student activity fee at work! No prior experience of yoga/meditation is required. Lets breathe, lets meditate, lets live!

Contact Nikhil for more details or call 518-390-7913.
Find more info and flyer on http://www.albanyinterfaithcenter.org/.
P.S. - Follow us on www.myinvolvement.org by looking up "Yesplus" under the "Organizations" tab.


6. YESPLUS- Discover Your Enlightened Side
The Yesplus course is an innovative and experiential life-skills training program that empowers you to develop a relaxed, stress-free mind and an energetic, healthy body, using the powerful tools of meditation, yoga, breathing techniques and self-exploration.

REGISTER TODAY AT: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dDlOYVdCMVoycjkteDZIZFVXNnNXeFE6MQ

Dates: October 19-22
Timings: Fri - 6pm to 9:30pm; Sat - 12pm to 7pm; Sun - 10am to 5pm; Mon - 6pm to 9:30pm
Venue: Friday - LC 21 (Lecture Center 21)
Course Fee: FREE for first 4 student applicants through GSO

Contact Nikhil at njain@albany.edu for more details or call 518-390-7913.


7. 21st Annual Diversity Conference
It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that we invite you to attend the 21st Annual Diversity Conference, an event sponsored by the University at Albany's Division of Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology Recognized Graduate Student Organization, the Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS) of the Society for Counseling Psychology, and the Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity (SOGI) Project.

The primary goal of the Diversity Conference is to increase awareness about central issues concerning the needs of diverse populations. This year, our theme is "Building Bridges, Removing Barriers: Expanding Our Roles" and we are delighted that Dr. Isaac Prilleltensky, an expert in prevention and immigration issues, has agreed to be our keynote! Please join us as we learn from him, and other esteemed scholars and practitioners from across the nation who have contributed invaluably to our understanding of multiculturalism, social justice, and advocacy.

The conference will be held on November 16-17th 2012 from 9-5 pm in the Alumni House on campus. The cost of attendance is free; however, in order for us to keep track of attendance, per-registration is required (to register go to: http://new.evite.com/l/5COVPWMKZR)


8. Brown Bag Series Hosted by the Education Psychology GSO
The Educational Psychology and Methodology Graduate Student Organization Brown Bag Speaking Series Presents: Readiness to Deal with the Unexpected with Dr. J. Dexter Fletcher from Institute for Defense Analyses and Dr. Sigmund Tobias.

How do we prepare individuals to deal with surprise and the unexpected? Join Drs. Fletcher and Tobias in a lively discussion on this topic, with an introduction to the 12 components of cognitive readiness!

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
11:30am to 1 p.m. Education Building 335

Light refreshments will be provided.
If you have any questions please contact Angela Lui.


9. The Future Faculty Leadership Council's Blog
Graduate Students, offering reflections on teaching, professionalization, research, time management, work-life balance, and much more! This week's topics: Understanding student intellectual development and Helpful resources we can share with our students.

Visit us at:
http://uafuturefaculty.blogspot.com/


10. Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy for an Academic Job
Wed, October 17, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Please register for this event at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MRHDKKX
Location: ITLAL Underground (Library 69)
Regardless of the type of institution you decide to focus your academic job search on, you are likely to be asked to submit a statement of teaching philosophy at some point during the hiring process. In this active and interactive workshop, we will begin reflecting on the key beliefs and teaching behaviors from your own courses that you should articulate and emphasize in your own statement. We will also identify the qualities of an effective statement, evaluate samples, and consider possibilities for effectively organizing a teaching philosophy. You will leave with a draft that will be the beginning of your own statement.


11. Volunteers Needed for University Committees
Interested in serving on a University Council or Committee? Below are a list of Committees looking for graduate students:

Council on Academic Assessment, Chair Adrian Masters
Committee on Academic Freedom, Freedom of Expression, & Community Responsibility, Chair Leslie Saint-Vil
Committee on Ethics in Research & and Scholarship, Chair Carolyn MacDonald
Council on Research, Chair John Monfasani
Council on Promotions & Continuing Appointments, Chair Sanjay Putrevu
Graduate Academic Council, Chair Tim Groves
Governance Council, Chair Christine Wagner (Ex Officio)
Council on Libraries, Information Systems, & Computing, Elections Friday
Undergraduate Academic Council, Chair Richard Fogarty
University Life Council, Chair Vincent LaBella
University Planning and Policy Council, Chair Susanna Fessler (Ex Officio)

Contact Karen Torrejon for any additional information and to sign up.


12. The Future Faculty Leadership Council Grant Writing Panel
The Future Faculty Leadership Council wants you to get your research funded! On Thursday, October 25, the FFLC will host a panel on grant writing for graduate students. Successful grant seekers and individuals who have reviewed both internal (UAlbany) and external grants will discuss their experiences and provide tips to graduate students. There will be an opportunity for Q&A as well. There is no advanced registration, just show up and participate in this great opportunity!

When: Thursday, October 25th from 1-2:30
Where: Life Science 1143

This week's edition of the Future Faculty Leadership Council's Blog is up! The topic this week is something we will all have to face in our careers at one time or another: Teaching What You Don't Know Well. http://uafuturefaculty.blogspot.com/


13. Take a "paws" with Therapy Dogs
Take a "paws" with Therapy Dogs! This Friday, October 19th on the Second Floor of the Campus Center Fireside Lounge and Assembly Hall from 1pm to 5pm. You will gain the opportunity to reduce stress, pet certified therapy dogs and buy a $1 raffle ticket to win UAlbany gear and other prizes! 100% of the proceeds goes to the UAlbany Disabled Student Scholarship Fund.


22. Follow the GSO on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook
Follow the GSO on Twitter: @UAlbanyGSO
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