GSO Announcements

Events and Announcements for October 22nd

  1. Sign the Petition to Get Rid of the Graduate Student Campus Recreation Membership Fee!
  2. GSO Office Opening on Fridays
  3. Can & Coat Drive-Get Involved!
  4. Turkish Republic Day Reception
  5. Copyright Seminar - Laws and Guidelines (2 Dates)
  6. Meditative Mondays
  7. BHS/EMS GSO Movie Night
  8. 21st Annual Diversity Conference
  9. Preparing for the Academic Job Interview
  10. Let's Talk About "IT"
  11. Basquiat Movie
  12. Art RGSO Breakfast and Worksite Visit
  13. The Future Faculty Leadership Council Grant Writing Panel
  14. Bowling and Fundraising at Playdium Bowling Center
  15. Halloween Get-Together Costume Party
  16. Rockefeller College 2012 Presidential Election Panel Discussion and Debate Watch
  17. Follow the GSO on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook



1. Sign the Petition to Get Rod of the Graduate Student Campus Recreation Membership Fee
As of Fall 2012, all graduate students at the University at Albany can be charged a membership fee of $40 per semester or $120 annually if they use campus recreation facilities. No other members of the campus community are required to pay additional fees to sign up for the use of facilities on their own campus. For undergraduates, the fee is embedded into their cost of attendance.

Help Us Get Rid of this Gym Membership Fee!

The burden of these new fees is prohibitive for many of us and make it difficult for us to use Campus Recreation facilities without taking on more debt. We should not be singled out in this way to use campus facilities. We are members of the campus community with as much right to use recreation facilities as everyone else who works and studies on our campus. We deserve access to campus recreation facilities to maintain our physical fitness and overall wellness.

Show Your Support By Signing On Now!
Please Forward to Your Networks!

Sign the Petition by clicking the link below. http://www.change.org/petitions/university-at-albany-director-of-campus-recreation-mike-jaromin-rescind-the-campus-recreation-membership-fee-for-graduate-students


2. GSO Office Opening on Fridays
The GSO Office will be opening on Fridays through the end of the semester from 12-4. However, there will be weeks that the office will not be open on Fridays. Please keep an eye out for messages on our listserv and postings on the door for information about office hours on Fridays.


3. 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.


4. Turkish Republic Day Reception
Our event will happen on October 29th, CC 375 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Turkish Republic was founded 89 years ago on October 29, 1923. We are going to organize a sit-down dinner reception followed by a keynote speech of Mr. James Helicke from Skidmore College. Please visit http://turksa.blogspot.com/ to check our previous Turkish Republic Day Receptions at UAlbany.


5. 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.


6. 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.


7. BHS/EMS GSO Movie Night
We will be screening Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in the Massry Auditorium located on the East Campus in the Cancer Research Center at 6:00 pm on Thursday, 10/25. Pizza will be provided! Come take a break from the lab and studying to join us for a little pre-Halloween fun. Hope to see you there!

"Your GSO Funds at Work"


8. 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)


9. Preparing for the Academic Job Interview
When: Thursday, November 1st 2:30-4
Where: ITLAL Underground (Library 69...map/directions at itlal.org)

So you've landed an interview... and the panic is setting in! This workshop will walk you through the "typical" faculty interview, and give you an idea of what to expect. Learn the ins and outs of interviewing for faculty positions. We will discuss the proper preparation and potential pitfalls of the most common interviewing scenarios: phone, conference and on-campus.

Register at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MTCW8CM


10. Let's Talk About "IT"
The Association for Black Social Workers would like to take the time to personally invite you to an event on Wednesday October 24, 2012, 5:30 to 7:30. The event is called "Let's Talk about "IT". It will be a dinner discussion facilitated by Dr. Robert Miller, surrounding the idea of cultural identity and how it affects the roles of social workers within our country. Conversations will acknowledge the role of assimilation versus accommodation and its effects on the everyday life of a clinician, both personally and professionally. The event will create a great cohesion between both faculty and students, while enjoying delicious food. Dinner will be catered by a local Caribbean restaurant.

Location: Levitt Room
$5.00 donation is welcomed


11. Basquiat Movie
The Art RGSO wil be screening the movie Basquiat Friday October 26th at 5pm at the Boor Sculpture Studio in the All Purpose Room

"Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Starting out as a street artist, living in Thompkins Square Park in a cardboard box, Jean-Michel is "discovered" by Andy Warhol's art world and becomes a star. But success has a high price, and Basquiat pays with friendship, love, and eventually, his life."

"Basquiat is a 1996 biopic/drama film directed by fellow painter Julian Schnabel which is based on the life of American postmodernist/neo expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat, born in Brooklyn, used his graffiti roots as a foundation to create collage-style paintings on canvas."


12. ART RGSO Breakfast and Worksite Visit
Wednesday October 24th at 9:00am, Room 122, Boor Sculpture Studio - Roundtable Discussion Breakfast and Worksite Visit with World Renown Metal Sculptor Cal Lane. Come eat, meet the artist and see her work!


13. 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/


14. Bowling at Playdium and Fundraising for a Cause
The Educational Psychology and Methodology Graduate Student Organization presents:

Bowling at Playdium, and Fundraising for a Cause

A Fall Social Event for students, faculty and family to gather together, and get to know each other through social event outside the school environment. This will also serve as a fund raising event in which funds will go to a local charity of the bowling winners' choice. A great way to socially network, and with a good cause in mind!

Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 8:30pm-12am (Join in at any time!) Playdium Bowling Center
Email Angela Lui to RSVP


15. Halloween Get-Together Costume Party
Date of Event: October 27th, 2012
Time of Event: 7 pm-midnight
Planned Location: Maison MTM 283 State St, Albany, NY 12210
Brief Description of Event:

CNSE and UAlbany has a large number of international graduate students. This annual cultural event is meant to be one where students from different cultural backgrounds display their traditions/culture in the form of music/song/dance/drama etc., while introducing them to American Halloween traditions. This gathering will project, in a positive way, the multi-cultural environment we have at CNSE and UAlbany.


16. Rockefeller College 2012 Presidential Election Panel Discussion and Debate Watch
Sponsors: Graduate Association of Political Science (GAPS) and Public Administration Student Association (PASA)
Who: All affiliates of UAlbany and general public
What: Rockefeller College 2012 Presidential Election Panel Discussion and Debate Watch
When: 8:00 PM, Monday, 22 October 2012
Where: Husted Hall Room 202
Cost: Free

Details:
The Graduate Association of Political Science (GAPS) and the Public Administration Student Association (PASA) are teaming up with Rockefeller College to present a panel discussion and presidential debate watch on Monday, October 22.

At 8pm, three Rockefeller policy experts will discuss the hot topics of this year's presidential election - from health care to foreign affairs. Attendees will hear from and have an opportunity to ask questions of Professor Michael Malbin, an expert on American politics and campaign finance; Assistant Professor Stephen Weinberg, an economist specializing in healthcare policy; and Assistant Research Professor Laura Gonzalez-Murphy, a political scientist with expertise in international affairs and immigration policy.

At 9pm in the Husted Cafe, GAPS, PASA, and Rockefeller College will host a debate watch as President Barack Obama takes on his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, in the last of three presidential debates of this election season.

http://www.albany.edu/rockefeller/news_dw_2012.shtml


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