GSO Announcements

Events and Announcements for October 29th

  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. GSO Assembly Meeting: Location Change
  7. Graduate Planning Student Association (GPSA) Speakers Event
  8. 21st Annual Diversity Conference
  9. Preparing for the Academic Job Interview
  10. Graduate Planning Student Association (GPSA) Event: Discussion with local Director Nate Simms
  11. Ronald McDonald House- Volunteer Opportunity (2 Dates)
  12. Grant Writing Workshop with Graduate Studies Dean, Dr. Kevin Williams
  13. Call for Poster Session Proposals
  14. 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. GSO Assembly Meeting: Location Change
The next GSO Assembly Meeting will be Friday, November 9th at 5:00 P.M . The NEW Location for this meeting will be in CNSE's Nanofab South Auditorium.

Any Questions, please contact the GSO at gso@albany.edu


7. Graduate Planning Student Association (GPSA) Speakers Event
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOBBY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
PRESENTATIONS: AS 124

Join the Graduate Planning Student Association (GPSA) as we celebrate the interdisciplinary aspects of urban planning by hosting two accomplished speakers that will outline the impact that urban planning has had on the social, environmental, and political life of the Capital Region.

Speaker #1, 11am: Thyag Sambamurthy - Adjunct Professor and author of the Capital Region's first regional plan.
Spear #2, 1:30pm: Sandy Misiewicz - Senior Transportation Planner, Capital District Transportation Committee.


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. Graduate Planning Student Association (GPSA) Event: Discussion with local Director Nate Simms
When: Wednesday, 11/7
Where: LC6

Join the Graduate Planning Student Association (GPSA) as local director Nate Simms discusses Brunswick, his recent documentary that traces the impact of development on farmland in rural Rensselaer County by focusing on the story of one farmer.

His talk will touch on the social and environmental implications of urban sprawl, as well as the power imbalances that plague land development in many areas.


11. Ronald McDonald House- Volunteer Opportunity (2 Dates)
The SPH GSO is sponsoring two dinners at the Capital Region's Ronald McDonald House. Volunteers will plan a menu, shop for food, and prepare dinner for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Dinner is served between 5:00pm and 6:00pm. Volunteers should arrive at 3:30pm to prepare the meal.

Dates: November, 9th and 30th. 6-8 volunteers are needed for each day.

Please email the RGSO volunteer coordinator Rebecca Lewis to sign-up or for any questions. More information on the Ronald McDonald House and the meal program, visit: http://www.rmhcofalbany.org/


12. Grant Writing Workshop with Graduate Studies Dean, Dr. Kevin Williams
Please join our Dean of Graduate Studies Dr. Kevin Williams for this technical workshop focused on grant writing mechanics, with a review on locating fundraising sources. Particulars will be focused on the NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant, as the deadline is approaching, however this workshop is applicable to all research grants. Feel free to bring your works in progress!

Monday, Nov 5th Terrace Lounge 12:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Questions or info, please contact Heidi Nicholls


13. Call for Poster Session Proposals
The Student Chapter of the American Library Association is pleased to announce its first Graduate Student Poster Session, "Access is Everything," taking place on December 7, 2012. We are accepting proposals for posters on research, on-going or recently completed projects and best practices in relation to the Information Science field. Possible poster topics include, but are not limited to:

Information systems
Open access
Information literacy
Information organization
Cataloging and classification Records management
Archival practices
Digitization
Open source
Human information behavior
Information policy
Library programming
Reference services
Preservation


Posters should be a visual representation of a topic, incorporating data, images, graphs, tables, text and charts to give attendees a quick overview of your work. Presenters will share ideas and answer questions as attendees circulate through the session. This is an opportunity to share your work as well as get feedback, generate new ideas and make connections.

Proposal Deadline: November 9, 2012

Proposal Guidelines:

Applications should include:
Presenters' Names
Presenters' Department/Program Affiliation
Poster Title
250-Word Abstract
Contact Information


Please complete and submit the application form on later than November 9th. Graduate students from all programs at the University at Albany are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be notified of the committee's decision by November 16th. Details regarding poster specifications will be provided at that time.

Please direct any questions to UASCALA@gmail.com.


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