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GPSO E-Newsletter: February 5, 2015

In this Issue:

From the President's Desk

GA Opening: GPSO Community Development Coordinator

First Fridays Social Hour TONIGHT

Upcoming Events

Looking for Research Funding? GPSO Awards

GPSO Plans Your Weekend

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From the President's Desk

  • GPSO and the Fossil Fuel Divestment Initiative have received a response from the IU Foundation Investment Committee, following our meeting with them in December. The Investment Committee is unwilling to consider divestment as it is only “symbolic” and considers the case closed. GPSO and Reinvest IU will continue to bring support and advocate for divestment by gathering more support from faculty and alumni bodies moving forward. If you would like more information or are interested in helping in these efforts, please contact Andrew Bredeson at gpsosus@indiana.edu
  • Tuesday the Bloomington Faculty Council met and discussed the AAUP (American Assoc. of Univ. Professors) Centennial Declaration and heard from the IU Governmental Affairs Office. Vice President Mike Sample gave an overview of current bills in the state legislature that affect Indiana University.

Brady Harman
GPSO President, gpsopres@indiana.edu

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GA Opening: GPSO Community Development Coordinator

The GPSO seeks applicants for Community Development Coordinator for the 2015-2016 academic year.

The Community Development Coordinator is responsible for community building. Working with the programming committee, the Community Development Coordinator plans the parties, activities, and events that matter to graduate and professional students.

Applications open tomorrow (2/6) on the GPSO website and will be accepted until 11:59pm on Friday, February 27.

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First Fridays Social Hour


Come join us for our first monthly social hour of the semester! We'll get together for some great drinks and FREE pizza so make sure to stop by and socialize with us tomorrow evening from 7-9pm at The Vid.

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Upcoming Events

GPSO is co-hosting the Climate Change Expert Panel Series on Fossil Fuel Divestment, 2/20 at 12pm. Join us!



Vitamins for the Soul

Feb. 12, 6 pm | La Casa Latino Cultural Center

We're right in the thick of the semester and at this time, graduate school can seem pretty stressful. If you're feeling overwhelmed, underwhelmed, or even just want to build more community and support here at IU, come out to Vitamins for the Soul! This workshop will provide tools, resources and positive ways to achieve your 2015 goals and beyond. Participants will map out goals, learn more about navigating through grad school, on-campus resources and tools for daily encouragement. Refreshments and drinks will be provided. Prepare to share, have fun, and receive some motivation to kick your goals into high-gear!

Click here to RSVP!
For more information contact: Jasmine Burditt (emissary@indiana.edu)

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Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Workshops

The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) provides comprehensive services supporting excellent teaching and learning at Indiana University Bloomington.

Check out their upcoming events on the website: http://citl.indiana.edu/events/index.php

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Looking for research funding? - GPSO Research Awards

Research Awards

The GPSO research award is offered through a competitive process for graduate and professional students at Indiana University-Bloomington. A flat award of $1,000 is given to help support research expenses incurred in connection with academic research, such as travel costs related to field, archival or laboratories research, payment for research related services, and purchase of research related supplies. Expenses that are not supported are typing and duplicating of dissertations, normal living expenses, and travel costs for conferences or workshops.

Due Thurs Feb 12th by 11:59PM

Apply here!

Not applying for an award? Gain valuable experience by helping us review applications!

If you aren't applying for a research award, but would like to learn more about how the process works and what makes for a great application, then consider volunteering to review applications. This is an excellent opportunity to build grant-writing skills by evaluating your peers' work. The time commitment is 2-5 hours, and the entire process can be completed from the comfort of your own home, office, or favorite coffee shop.

Fill out this brief form if you are interested!

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GPSO Plans Your Weekend

First Friday Evening Science of Art: Art on Fire

Friday, 5pm | Wonderlab Museum

Reimagining Opera for Kids returns to WonderLab with a presentation of Firebringers, a new chamber opera appropriate for elementary-age children and their families. The performances will take the audience on a visually stimulating journey around the world to explore fire myths from three different cultures. Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Outside the museum, the Hudsucker Posse will delight audiences with thrilling fire dance performances after each of the opera shows. A small plate meal, freshly prepared by Bloomingfoods, will be available to purchase on site in the WonderLab café.

Non-members: Half-price admission ($3.50)

Bloomington Winter Farmer's Market

Saturday, 9am-12:30pm | Harmony School Gymnasium, 909 E. 2nd Street

Fresh locally-grown produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, coffee and more. Live music and community connections abound. The winter market proudly accepts SNAP.

IU Jacobs School of Music: Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, 3pm | Musical Arts Center

Repertoire includes: Copland: Appalachian Spring: Suite for full orchestra, Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26, Falla: El sombrero de tres picos (Three-Cornered Hat), Suite No. 2.

Nothing look good to you?

Check out the ongoing exhibits and events featured in the sidebar or visit www.bloomingtonscene.com and www.visitbloomington.com for the full on- and off-campus scoop.

Have an event to promote?

Email me at gpso@indiana.edu, and I can help you spread the e-word to our fellow grad students.

Go have some fun!

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