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GPSO E-Newsletter: Orientation Week Edition!

In this Issue:

From the President's Desk

GPSO Orientation Events

Need furniture? Head over to Hoosier to Hoosier!

Teaching Orientation Workshops for Associate Instructors

GradGrants Center Orientation

Asian Culture Center - Volunteers Needed

GPSO Plans Your Weekend!

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From the President's Desk

Welcome to Bloomington!

Whether this is your first year in graduate school or you are returning to finish up your degree, we hope that you had an amazing summer and you are ready for another exciting year at IU. The Graduate & Professional Student Organization (GPSO) is your student government and here to serve you throughout the year. Whether you are looking for a way to connect with graduate students outside of your program, seeking to change campus or academic policies, searching for funding to support your academic pursuits, or just trying to figure out who to talk to on campus about a specific problem, GPSO is here to assist you. Please check out our website and social media accounts for the latest updates, email us at, or stop by our new home, Kirkwood 103!

Welcome back and good luck in the coming year!

Brady Harman
GPSO President

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GPSO Orientation Events

Next Week:

  • Get Oriented @ IU - Wednesday August 20

3-5pm, IMU Frangipani Room

Learn about campus and community organizations, meet and network with incoming students!

  • Health Insurance Q&A Sessions - Thusday, August 21

3pm & 4pm, Woodburn Hall 106

HR will be present to answer your questions.

  • Orientation Social Hour - Friday, August 22

7-9pm, Location TBA

Start the monthly social tradition! Network with your fellow graduate students and enjoy appetizers provided by GPSO.

  • New Graduate Student Picnic - Sunday, August 24

11am-2pm, Woodlawn Shelter at Bryan Park (1001 S. Henderson)

Free family and pet-friendly event for all IUB graduate students. BBQ Food Provided by the GPSO.

Coming Up:

  • GPSO Assembly - Friday, September 5

2:30-5:30pm, Kelley School of Business 219

Our general assembly meetings are open to all students, even if you are not currently a representative for your department. Find out what we do and how to get involved in a committee!

  • First Friday Social Hour - Friday, September 5

7-9pm, The Atlas Bar

Network with your peers! Appetizers provided.

  • Pride Extravaganza - Friday, September

Pride Extravaganza

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Need Furniture? Head over to Hoosier to Hoosier!

Saturday, August 23 from 8am - 1pm & Sunday, August 24 from 11am - 2pm

Location: The Warehouse, 1525 S Rogers St, Bloomington, IN 47403.

Hoosier to Hoosier (H2H) is a reuse program that aims 1) to divert reusable items from the landfill during student move-out, 2) to prevent additional resource consumption by selling collected items to students and community members in order 3) to raise funds for local charities and other organizations.

Hoosier to Hoosier is a partnership between Indiana University Office of Sustainability, City of Bloomington and Monroe County Habitat for Humanity.

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Teaching Orientation Workshops for Associate Instructors

Graduate students who will have instructional roles in the upcoming academic year are invited to attend the following events as part of the CITL’s Associate Instructor Orientation. Both new and experienced AIs are welcome to participate. Registration is not required for AI Orientation workshops. A complete list of CITL events can be found here.

Visit the website for more details.

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GradGrants Center Orientation

Funding graduate work at IU:

The IU GradGrants Center will be holding informational open house sessions Tuesday 8/19-Friday 8/22, 2-4PM in the Social Science Research Commons (Woodburn Hall 200)

Graduate students are welcome to walk in during any of these times to speak to GGC consultants about GGC services, finding funding while attending IU, and general writing tips for funding applications.

For more information contact

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Asian Culture Center - Volunteers Needed!

The Asian Culture Center is looking for volunteers to serve as peer mentors as part of our Peer Support Service. Volunteers will provide advice, support, attention, and kindness to students who would like some guidance with cultural adjustment, campus life, and schoolwork. These one-on-one meetings may also be an opportunity to practice conversational English and meet new friends. This is an unpaid position, but it is a great opportunity to learn about other cultures and gain valuable experience as a mentor and tutor.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you must attend one of our mandatory orientation sessions at the Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street (by the corner of Woodlawn and 10th) in order to be considered:
Date: Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
Time: 3:45-4:45 pm
Date: Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
Time: 4-5 pm

We will go over this support service in more detail and hand out applications at this orientation. Only those who attend will be considered. Please email with any questions.

GPSO Plans Your Weekend

Union Board Film Series: Maleficent

Tonight & Tomorrow, 8pm & 11pm | IMU Whittenberger Auditorium

During Fall & Spring Semesters Admission to the film series is FREE for students (with student ID) and $2 for non-students. Concessions are sold from 7:45-11:15 Thursday-Saturday. Screenings start at 8 pm and 11 pm unless otherwise advertised.

Bloomington Community Farmer's Market - Community Volunteer Fair

Saturday, August 16, 9am-1pm | Showers Plaza, 401 N. Morton St.

Find your volunteer niche at the Volunteer Fair. Come browse the opportunities to get connected and speak to representatives from local organizations. This is a great opportunity to get connected!

Nothing look good to you?

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


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Go have some fun!

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