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GPSO E-Newsletter: April 17, 2014

In this Issue:

Upcoming GPSO Events: Grad Appreciation Week, Research Compliance Workshop, Empowering Black Leaders Forum

Assistantship Available: Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Feedback Needed: GPSO Travel Awards

Resource: National Graduate Student Crisis Line

GPSO plans your weekend!

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Upcoming GPSO Events

Grad Appreciation Week

GPSO is celebrating YOU, the graduate the professional students of IU, with a week of food, drink,entertainment, and more! Please share and RSVP via the links below.

RIGHT NOW- Grad House Café

Stop by the Grad House for FREE coffee and Bloomington Bagels. Please save a tree and bring a mug, if possible.

TODAY, 8pm - Movie Night: American Hustle

The Whittenberger Auditorium in the Indiana Memorial Union has reserved space for the graduate students for a viewing of "American Hustle" starring Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, and others.  Come enjoy a great movie and some classic concessions provided by the GPSO. The movie starts at 8:00, but come early to find a seat and grab your refreshments!

TOMORROW, 6-9pm - Grad Bash

Join your fellow grad students for a night of music, food, and fun! There will be live music, tasty libations, and delicious food provided by FARM.

Saturday, 7pm - Night at the Opera

Join the GPSO and the Jacobs School opera program for a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata". The show stars at 8:00 PM, but there will be a pre-concert reception starting at 7:00 PM with snacks and drinks and information about the opera. Student tickets are only $10!

As was the case with the last opera event, please email to reserve your tickets. Tickets must be paid for in cash or check before the night of the opera. 

Fun Fact: The movie, "Moulin Rouge" was loosely modeled after "La Traviata".


Research Compliance Workshop - Tuesday, 6pm

Co-sponsored with the IU Office of Research, this event's topics will include responsible conduct of research and research integrity, research compliance (chemical/lab safety, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, etc.), and research misconduct. Don’t miss this opportunity to insure your valuable research time is legitimate and legal.

Snacks will be provided by the GPSO.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP here. Thank you!


Empowering Black Leaders Forum - Thursday, 7pm

Co-sponsored with BGSA, this event brings together university and community leaders to share their experiences, insight, and inspiration for achieving success.

Check out this event on Facebook.

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Assistantship Available: Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures is seeking a student with superior computer skills whose job description includes preparing/editing the Department’s annual lectures, Departmental newsletter, and sending out materials to our Alumni mailing list. The right candidate for this position must be willing to work as a team member.

• Excellent writing and editing skills are required
• Strong working knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook and Microsoft Publisher
• Strong working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver
• Responsible for management of all matters connected with the two annual NELC lectures, including preparing programs and invitation, promoting the events, assisting with the receptions, maintaining our Alumni/Donor list
• Assistance in obtaining manuscripts of papers from lecturers, and editing and preparing for publication
• Design and preparation of NELC newsletter
• Assisting Departmental Chairperson, Departmental Coordinator and other administrative staff as directed/needed
• Performance of various Departmental duties as needed, including (but not limited to) photocopying, handling confidential materials, sorting/retrieving mail, answering phones, basic office reception services
• This position requires 20 hours per week
• Includes fee remission and stipend

Applicants should submit a cover letter and C.V. to the following:

Connie S. May / Departmental Coordinator
NELC GA Applications
Goodbody Hall Room 214
1011 East Third Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
OR: E-mail:

Preference in hiring is given to graduate students in related area study and/or familiarity in a language of the area and publishing experience.

Deadline: Tuesday, May 20

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Feedback Needed: GPSO Travel Awards

Please consider taking this very, very short survey regarding the GPSO Travel Awards

We are interested in why students do and do not apply for GPSO Travel Awards. Your responses to this survey are confidential, and will only be used to help us refine the GPSO Travel Award application process.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact the GPSO Awards Officer at

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Resource: National Graduate Student Crisis Line

National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week (April 7-11) celebrates the role of graduate students as TAs and RAs on campus today, as well as raising awareness to their future impact as leaders in academics, industry and government.

However, the path to completing a graduate degree can be difficult. The National Graduate Student Crisis Line (800-GRAD-HLP) (800-472-3457) is available 24/7 to listen, connect and assist you right now.

Grad Resources ( ) and the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students ( ) are available to support you throughout the rest of the year.

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GPSO plans your weekend!

April 18 - 20:

  • April 18, 6-9pm: GPSO Grad Bash (Root Cellar, free)
  • April 19, 7pm: GPSO Night at the Opera (IU Musical Arts Center, $10 + RSVP)
  • April 20, 2pm: IU Baseball vs. Michigan State (Bart Kaufman Field, $5)

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Go have some fun!

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