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GPSG E-Newsletter: Monday, September 5, 2016

Happy Labor Day!

In this Issue:

-First GPSG General Assembly

-First Friday Social Hour

-GPSG Travel Awards Deadline

-Get Involved with GPSG

-Blog Spotlight: Conversations in Science @ Indiana University

-Campus Wide Events

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GPSG Upcoming Events

GPSG General Assembly

The GPSG Assembly consists of departmental representatives, who serve as the voting body for the graduate student government.GPSG's First Assembly meeting of the year will take place Friday, September 9th. Click here for more details!

Assembly is always open to the public, and our committees are open to non-representatives, so if you want to get involved in GPSG, join us!

Fall 2016 Assembly Dates:

September 9th, 3:30-5pm, Hodge Hall 2083

October TBA, 3:30-5pm, Hodge Hall 2083

November 4th, 3:30-5pm, Hodge Hall 2083

December 2nd, 3:30-5pm, Hodge Hall 2083

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First Friday Social Hour

7-9pm | Kilroy's Sports Bar (319 N. Walnut)

Join GPSG for our FIRST Friday Social Hour of the semester! Come mingle with graduate and professional students outside of your department/school and enjoy a FREE nacho bar provided by the GPSG. Click here to RSVP!

Social Hours will take place at various locations throughout Bloomington the first Friday of each month. These events are always 21+ and vegetarian options are always available.

GPSG Travel Awards

The award consist of $500 that can be used for any of the costs associated with travel: registration, transportation, etc.

Find out more on our website:

The deadline is Friday October 28, 11:59pm. Apply today!​

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Get Involved with the GPSG!

Our student government gets 100% of its strength our active and engaged student body. GPSG serves nearly 10,000 graduate and professional students by providing academic support, community, advocacy, and graduate resources.

  • ​Join a Committee: To join a committee, contact GPSG or the committee chair in the fall and join us for General Assembly. You DO NOT have to be a GPSG representative to join a GPSG committee, as we value every graduate and professional student voice bold enough to speak to issues affecting our campus. Or fill out this interest form, and a GPSG Committee Officer will get back to you within the next couple of weeks with more information. In the meantime, more detailed information about each committee can be found on our website.​

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Student Blog Spotlight: Conversations in Science @ Indiana University (ScIU)

Learn about the world around and get a peek into the research being done by our fellow grad students from the college of arts and science. The goals of the ScIU blog are twofold and aim to benefit the communities on either side of the computer screen. By providing well-written, accurate posts about science, we will develop our ability to communicate with you about our research and engage you in our work. In turn, we hope that you will gain a new perspective on current research, broaden your understanding of science as a field, and engage in conversation with us about topics that you find interesting.

Read the Blog at: blogs.iu.edu/sciu​

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Campus Wide Events

Open Lab: Pub Med

September 7; 3:00-3:30 pm Public Health 154

If you're new to PubMed, need a refresher, or are just curious about this enormous biomedical database for the US National Library of Medicine, stop by as we investigate PubMed from searching to saving and even getting full-text.

PubMed comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.


TALK: "Beauty and Science in the Biology of Where We Live"

September 7; 7:00-8:30 pm Radio-TV 245

Part of Themester 2016's Biodiversity Lecture Series, this introductory lecture by Roger Hangarter (Biology) and Betsy Stirrat (Grunwald Gallery) to the series will provide an overview of the beauty that can be seen in the biodiversity of South-central Indiana through the seasons of the year.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/656175077889203/

Informatics Colloquium Series: Long Life Social Design with Professor Ilpo Koskinen of PolyU Design

September 7; 4:00 pm Faculty Room, 2nd floor University Club IMU

This presentation looks at a crucial premise of social design—the assumption that it can create permanent or at least long lasting change. It starts from my experience in empathic design and then expands to look for answers to the question of what are those social conditions that can give social design projects a long life, and how can we design technologies, systems, and social forms that are both respectful to those forms and lead to long-lasting changes.

More: http://emails.soic.indiana.edu/calendar/FY2017/2016_9_Koskinen_Ilpo.pdf

Salón latino Chamber Music Series: Celebrating the Life of Alfonso Montecino

September 8; 8 pm at Aurer Hall

The Latin American Music Center and the Montecino family invite you to a concert celebrating the life of renowned Chilean concert pianist and composer Alfonso Montecino (1924-2015). The concert program will feature pieces by Ravel, Massenet as well a selection of Montecino’s original compositions. These will be performed by Jacobs School of Music faculty, invited artists, among them former students and colleagues, and family members. This event is free and open to the public.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1070619079696461/

Who are Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders? presents: “2016 Presidential Elections: What are the Big Issues?"

September 9; 12:00-1:00 pm at the Asian Culture Center

According to The Atlantic, November will mark the first presidential election in which Generation Y (aka “Millenials”) makes up the same proportion of the U.S. voting-age population as the Baby Boomers. This is an open discussion that allows participants to engage in and share their opinion on what’s at stake in the upcoming presidential election. Join us for a spirited discussion of contemporary political issues including justice, immigration, economy, and foreign policy. Lunch provided on a first come first serve basis.

More: https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/organization/ACC/calendar/details/987129

UMOJA Day 2016

September 9; 12-6 pm at Aurer Hall

Named for the Swahili word for unity and one of the seven principles of the Kwanzaa celebration, the purpose of UMOJA Day is to connect Black students, faculty and staff to the resources and services available to them within the IUB and Bloomington communities.

More: http://nmbcc.indiana.edu/programs

Grad Students' Weekly Write-Ins

September 9; 2:00-5:00 pm at Wells W110

Call it a "write-in," "writing retreat" or "write-a-thon," the idea is to commit to a block of time to work on your writing project. Writing Tutorial Services grad tutors and fellow grad students provide motivation and moral support.

This is a re-occurring event every Friday

RSVP: http://iub.libcal.com/event/2749500

On the Aquisition and Loss of Spanish Dialectical Features

September 9; 4:30 pm at the IMU Georgian Room

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese cordially invites you to the 21st Annual Merle E. Simmons Distinguished Alumni (MESDA) Lecture, featuring speaker Dr. Juan Pino-Silva (PhD 1989, MA 1983 from Indiana University). Dr. Juan Pino-Silva is an emeriti Professor in the Department of Languages at Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas Venezuela. He has published on the acquisition of Spanish dialect features, second language testing, second language teaching with the aid of technology, extensive reading and communities of purposes.

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