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GPSO E-Newsletter: September 26, 2013

In this Issue:

Upcoming GPSO Events: First Friday, Graduate Funding Workshop, Bowling Night

Assistantship Available: GPSO Programming Coordinator

Funding Available: University Graduate School Grants-in-Aid of Masters/Fine Arts Projects and Doctoral Research

Call for Applications: GPSO Awards Committee

Guest Article: 8 Ways to Stay Healthy at Work

GPSO plans your weekend!

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Upcoming GPSO Events

First Friday - October 4

The GPSO Assembly will be meeting next Friday from 3:30-5pm in Woodburn 100. All are welcome!

We will follow up with our October First Friday Social Hour at The Tap. RSVP on Facebook so we order enough delicious Jimmy Johns!


Graduate Funding Workshop - October 8

Are you applying for grants this semester? Would you like advice tailored to applications for fall GPSO Travel and Conference Grants?

Come check out a joint workshop presented with GradGrants from 6:30-8pm on Tuesday, October 8 in Wells Library 043. Topics covered will incorporate both internal and external funding application processes. RSVP on Facebook, and feel free to email with specifics or for more information.


GPSO/BGSA Bowling Night - October 9

GPSO joins up with the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) to bring you an evening of bowling at the IMU Back Alley on Wednesday, October 9 from 7-9pm. Make some friends, bowl some frames, and enjoy free food from IMU Catering!

Please RSVP on Facebook.

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Assistantship Available: GPSO Programming Coordinator

The GPSO is seeking to appoint a new Programming Coordinator for the remainder of the 2013-2014 academic year.  This position organizes and executes social and academic events throughout the year. Events include Orientation Week, the annual Grad Appreciation Week (culminating in the Grad Bash), and monthly social networking hours, special family-friendly and cultural events. The Programming Coordinator also plans and implements academic, professional development and community building activities, in frequent partnership with university departments, student groups, and community organizations.

For full description, please visit our website announcement.

The Programming Coordinator is a 20-hour per week (50% FTE) position. Compensation includes tuition remission for 9 credits of tuition remission in the fall 2013; and 12 credits in spring 2014 semester excluding non-remittable fees; subsidized Student Academic Appointee Mandatory Health Insurance and a $10,000 stipend for the year. This position also includes mandatory summer work compensated at $12.50/hour.

Application Deadline: TODAY by 5pm to both and

Interviews will be held tomorrow and Saturday, September 27 and 28, with duties beginning immediately.

Please contact with any questions or concerns.

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Call for Applications: GPSO Awards Committee

Each fall, GPSO awards grants to IU graduate and professional students who are traveling to present research or participate in extraordinary professional opportunities. These awards are very competitive and the applications are peer-reviewed by IU students on the GPSO Awards Committee.
We welcome you to join the GPSO Awards Committee and review grant applications this semester, improving your own grant-writing skills and distinguishing yourself on the job market by performing valuable professional service for Indiana University. The time committment is approximately 3-5 hours via distance (online, email-based).

Interested students should complete this brief application to join the GPSO Awards Committee. Students who are members of the Awards Committee are ineligible to receive awards during their tenure, but the experience provides invaluable insight into any future applications they may submit after their service.

Please visit GPSO Travel Awards to learn more about the travel award. If you have any questions or would like more information about being a reviewer, please email Josh de Leeuw, GPSO Awards Officer, at

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Funding Available: UGS Grants-in-Aid

These awards provide funding for Bloomington graduate students for unusual expenses incurred in connection with MFA projects and doctoral research, such as travel to special libraries, payments to consultants, photocopies, electronics and specialized equipment.

Expenses that are not supported include normal living expenses, routine supplies, and computers. In the case of requests for equipment, the Director of Graduate Studies must verify that neither the equipment requested nor the funds are available for its purchase. If an application is funded for an amount less than that necessary to purchase the equipment, the department will be responsible for supplying the additional funds. At the completion of the project, the equipment must remain with the department and be made available for future research projects by other graduate students.

Masters and MFA Grants Information

Doctoral Research Grant Information

Application Deadline: October 4, 2013

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Guest Article: 8 Ways to Stay Healthy at Work

By Sienna Kossman, via U.S. News Health & Wellness

Vending machines, happy hours and a comfortable air-conditioned atmosphere: Desk jobs don’t do much for healthy habits. Before long, you may start to wish you hadn’t eaten that cheeseburger at lunch, or that you had gone to the gym before work. But don’t worry: There are simple ways to get back on track without drastically changing your daily routine...

Surprise - this guest article is a slideshow! See it here.

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GPSO plans your weekend!

September 27 - 29:

  • September 27, 7:30pm: IU Theatre presents "The Imaginary Invalid" (Lee Norvelle Theatre, $15/students)

  • September 28, 12-10:30pm: Lotus in the Park and Lotus Festival Arts Village (Waldron Park/4th Street, free)

  • September 29, 3pm: IU Men's Soccer vs. Ohio State (Bill Armstrong Stadium, $5/adults)


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Go have some fun!

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