11/7/2007 Email Supplement

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Brody Berg
General Studies Student Council 2007-08
Vice President of Communications

(646) 573-3735

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of General Studies,

This is the full weekly update following the short one sent during the holiday weekend. If you have any questions or comments let me know, thanks.
GS Lounge Calendar of Events


* GS Town Hall is coming.. Tuesday, November 20, 2007
"The State of GS"
email your questions and ideas for discussion topics to Student Body president Niko Cunningham at nrc2107@columbia.edu
* First-Year Class: Now Online - http://gslounge.com/firstyear


1. Spring Term Registration!
2. "CUDM: The best one night stand you'll ever have!"
3. Did someone say Casino Night?
4. Midnight Mania...
5. Columbia University Holiday Cubs Camp!
6. The 411 on Public Safety
7. CSIS Travel to Ghana this Winter Break!
8. HOLLY: Private Film Screening and Q&A
9. Want to help with CUArts programming?
10. University Chaplain Co-Sponsorship Fund
11. Senior Gift Fund Kick Off event at Harlem Vintage Wines!!!
12. Dept of Psych Fall Majors Forum
13. Win a Portable DVD Player!
14. Columbia Literary Society: Spring Booklist Suggestions
15. How To Subscribe (or unsubscribe) to Pre-Health & Pre-Law Listservs
16. Karaoke
17. Earl Jam!
18. Junior Class Weekly Office Hours: Tuesdays 4p-5p
19. Sachs for Students
20. New University ID Card Distribution
21. Do something about Housing!
22. Thanksgiving Week Volunteering
23. Columbia's Fall 2007 Blood Drive Campaign

1. Spring Term Registration!

Registration for Spring 2008 Classes runs from November 12-16.

To ensure the best selection of courses, sections, and times, you should register for Spring classes in November.

How do I register for classes during Registration Week?
You register on-line or by phone. To find out your individual registration times, check your Student Services On-Line (SSOL).

GS registration advising for spring term is currently on-going. To make an appointment with your advisor, call 212-854-2881.

Majors & Concentrations
The Core
CU Directory of Classes

2. "CUDM: The best one night stand you'll ever have!"

Columbia University Dance Marathon (CUDM) benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation reminds you to participate!

This year CUDM is on February 9-10 in Roone Arledge Auditorium in Lerner. There is a $500 minimum to be a dancer, but we have a million ways to help you raise the money (and the earlier you start the easier it will be).

Go to www.caringforkids.kintera.org/columbia to register and set up your personal fundraising website!

Also, if you are not interested in dancing but would like to volunteer for the event, or for the various fundraisers leading up to the event, please let us know.

For more info contact
Gabrielle Breen
The School of General Studies
Columbia University | Class of 2008

3. Did someone say Casino Night?

Casino Night is the second largest annual event on campus in which all
four undergraduate schools come together to enjoy a night of classy
entertainment including Texas Hold'em, Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, and
other casino games. The night will include drinks, hors d'oeuvres, a
live jazz band, and thousands of dollars worth of prizes including a
Nintendo Wii and an iPod Touch. Will you be the next big winner?

Date: November 9th
Time: 8PM-12AM
Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium
Semi-formal attire

Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.

Facebook Invite to Casino Night 2007

4. Midnight Mania...

"Bringing our ballers back into the spotlight" (we didn't write that)
Thursday, November 8, 2007
9:00pm - 10:30pm
Levien Gymnasium (Dodge Fitness Center)
Doors open at 8:30. Free tee-shirts for the first students to arrive.

It's the Mania (70's style)!

On Nov 8, put down the books and come to Levien for the years biggest pep rally! Join the Men and Women's Basketball teams, Cheerleaders, Dance Team and hundreds of others in celebrating the start of basketball season!

As always, the Mania features performances from the lovely ladies of the Dance Team, Cheerleading Team, and one suprise guest performing group.

There'll also be tons of give-aways, including free tee-shirts, and 2 Jet Blue tickets to anywhere in the continental US for one lucky fan!

And one more thing....we're throwing it back to the 70's so break out that old afro pic and make sure you look the part!

Facebook Invite Midnight Mania

5. Columbia University Holiday Cubs Camp!

Registration is now underway for this year's Holiday Cubs Camp!

Join us during the winter break at the Marcellus Hartley Dodge Physical Fitness Center for several fun-filled days of our popular Cubs Camp.

The camp features an exciting lineup of sports, games, arts and crafts for 6 to 12 year-olds.

Feel free to register for one or both of our sessions, which will be held December 27-28, 2007 and January 2-4, 2008.

Click here to register online!

In addition, the months of June, July and August are packed with nine weeks of Cubs Camp, as well as a variety of sports camps for ages 6 to 18. Sports camps include baseball, boys and girls' basketball, field hockey, football,

lacrosse, soccer, speed and agility, wrestling, and volleyball.
The most current sports and Cubs Camp information is always available on our website, at www.gocolumbialions.com. From the home page, click on the "Camps and Clinics" link under the "Recreation" drop down menu.

6. The 411 on Public Safety

Updated Public Safety Stuff

7. CSIS Travel to Ghana this Winter Break!

Are you dreaming about winter break? Got any plans? Want to travel to Ghana and help out the Global Autism Project?

If this sounds interesting to you, come to our next meeting on Wednesday, November 7 at 6:30 pm in Lerner Board Room 503.
***Next meeting Wednesday November 7 6:30 pm Lerner Board Room 503***

Molly Ola Pinney, a student in GS, spent two years living and working in Ghana, West Africa where she founded the Global Autism Project before her return to the US. This January, the Global Autism Project is excited to be leading an International Service trip to Ghana, where volunteers will spend time doing a service project, as well as traveling and enjoying the culture and beauty of Ghana.

Dates of travel: January 2-January 16
Location: Ghana, West Africa

Please check out the website for more information: www.globalautismproject.org , or email Molly at molly@globalautismproject.org .

We hope to see you there...this is really a great opportunity. Feel free to contact us at csis-eboard@columbia.edu (or Molly!) with any questions.

8. HOLLY: Private Film Screening and Q&A

Holly will premiere at the UN this week. The Friday after that, November 16th, there is going to be a private Columbia screening and a Q&A with the filmmakers at the Clearview Theater on 62nd St. from 4:15 to 7:15. Tickets have been highly discounted for Columbia students, faculty, and alumni, from $50 to only $11!

The film is the beginning of a global grassroots campaign we are launching against child exploitation. Proceeds from the film will go to the Redlight Children Campaign, an organization that aims to end child sexploitation.

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/220521 or by contacting Maria Insalaco at mei2102@columbia.edu .

In the film, Patrick (Ron Livingston) has been 'comfortably numb' in Cambodia for years, when he encounters Holly (Thuy Nguyen), a 12-year-old Vietnamese girl, sold by her impoverished family and smuggled across the border to work as a prostitute. Holly's virginity makes her a lucrative prize, and when she is sold to a child trafficker, Patrick embarks on a frantic search, in an attempt to bring her to safety.

You can view a trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl_AtgGNDzA .

The filmmakers are incredibly interesting and knowledgeable people who have worked in other industries before getting involved in film and are tremendously involved in global campaigns like that of Redlight. The film has been generating a lot of publicity lately and producer Guy Jacobson has been featured on CNN, in the Daily News, and other media outlets.

The film is premiering at the UN Headquarters on November 7th with a reception at the Secretary General's penthouse. The Host committee for this event includes, but is not limited to, Hillary Clinton, Susan Sarandon, Lisa Ling, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Ron Livingston, thereby making this the highest profile opening of an independent film to date.

HOLLY is not just one girl. She is the voice of millions of children who are exploited and violated every year with no rights or protection.

9. Want to help with CUArts programming?

The CUArts Ticket and Information Center in Lerner launching this January is just the beginning! We here at The Arts Initiative are committed to creating new ways for students to connect to New York City's vast wealth of arts and culture. Our goal is that by 2009, by enrolling at Columbia and Barnard students. you will find yourselves fully enrolled in the artistic and cultural life of the city. We hope to build convenient and affordable access to a wide-range of programs and events as well as easily accessible material to link your academic work to performances/events around town. We're also working on a funding program/tool to make it easier for your professors to incorporate NYC arts into the syllabus.

We're well on our way with the initial planning, but we really need student input. YOUR input.

We would like your help in finding students to sit on an advisory group that will give us feedback on the programming we're creating. We're preferably looking for first-years, sophomores and juniors who have a strong interest in the arts and will be here to see and guide the fruits of their labor. The advisory groups will be two separate committees (one faculty, one student) of about 8 - 12 members each, and members will be required to attend three meetings between now and March in which:

1. We'll lay out the 2009 idea and solicit responses and fresh ideas
2. We'll present a version incorporating suggestions from both groups and get further comment and
3. Give a final presentation of the plan.

Interested students should send a cover letter, resume and at least one faculty recommendation to myself, Chad Miller, at cam2015@columbia.edu. Deadline for submissions is Monday, November 26th. We're looking forward to hearing your feedback, so join us.

10. University Chaplain Co-Sponsorship Fund

The Office of the University Chaplain Co-Sponsorship Fund is accepting
applications for co-sponsorship from recognized student groups for
programs taking place in January and February 2008. The deadline for
application submission is Wednesday, November 21 at 5pm. Recognized
Barnard and Columbia University undergraduate, graduate, and
professional student groups are encouraged to apply. The OUC
Co-sponsorship fund provides administrative and/or financial support
to programs that focus on religion, spirituality, race, ethnicity,
sexual identity, gender, social justice and community service. The OUC
Co-Sponsorship Fund is available for annual events, as well as
first-time innovative programs. For a copy of the application, visit
our website at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/earl/. For additional
information, contact us at commonmeal@columbia.edu or call 212.854.4194.

11. Senior Gift Fund Kick Off event at Harlem Vintage Wines!!!

Fundraiser for the GS Senior Gift Fund
Host: GS Class of 2008 Senior Gift Fund
Date: Friday November 16, 2007
Time: 6pm-9pm
Location: Harlem Vintage Wines - 2235 Frederick Douglass Blvd, NY NY
Contact: Gabrielle Breen Senior Gift Fund Co-Chair at geb2107@columbia.edu
How to RSVP this week (11/1-11/11): Contact Gabrielle Breen to get a ticket or come to the GS Senior Officer Office Hours 5 until 6 in the GS Lounge to purchase a ticket, check next week's update for more frequent hours to buy a ticket. Facebook Invite Wine Bash 5 @ Harlem Vintage

Many of you enjoyed Wine Bash I & II inside Studio 54 (aka my really small apartment). Wine Bash III was moved to a hot new location in Harlem, and a small happy hour at Max Café turned into Wine Bash IV. But now it is time to take the bash back to Harlem, at the site of the greatest bash … until now: Wine Bash Five @ Harlem Vintage – and this one is for charity!

Wine Bash I & II were free events, and the next one was heavily subsidized by the GSSC. The proceeds from this event will go towards the Senior Gift to the GS Annual Fund, which makes your gift tax deductible!

Tickets for this event will be given to persons making a contribution of $20 or more to the Senior Gift Fund from November 1-16. Capacity is limited to only 100 persons, and the last two events sold out. Keep in mind this is a FUNDRAISER, so feel free to give well beyond the $20 -:)

Harlem Vintage (www.harlemvintage.com) is located just a few blocks away from campus, at the corner of 121st Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. Come out and enjoy over two hours of wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres served by expert sommeliers.


TICKETS: Given to persons making a contribution of $20 or more, and will be available in the G.S. Lounge (dates/times TBA).

METHODS of GIVING: Cash, Check or CU FlexCard – YES, you can use your FlexCard and charge your gift (up to $1000) to your student account.

We have two very aggressive goals:
- 75% Participation Rate
- $50,000 in Total Funds

P.S.: This event is open to non-G.S. students, including non-Columbia students

Must be 21 years old to drink, two forms of I.D. required


Subway: Take A/B/C/D train to 125th Street, walk south 4 blocks on St. Nicholas Ave. St. Nicholas intersects with Frederick Douglass Blvd. at 121st Street.

Bus: M60 (picks up along Broadway from 106th-120th Streets, same bus for LaGuardia Airport). Get off at St. Nicholas/125th Street - same directions as subway.

Walk from Columbia: Amsterdam to 123rd Street, walk three blocks east to St. Nicholas, turn right, walk two blocks to Harlem Vintage at 121st Street.

12. Dept of Psych Fall Majors Forum

The Dept. of Psychology cordially invites you to the

7:30-9:00 PM in 200B Schermerhorn Hall

Your Program Advisors will be on hand to answer your questions, assist you
with program planning, and feed you pizza. We'll even give you a sneak
peak at the curriculum for 2008-09.

Please take advantage of this occasion if you have questions about the
best way to start or to complete a program in psychology or in
neuroscience and behavior.

For more information about the Forum, please visit

* * * * * * * * *

Preregistration for Spring 2008 begins on Monday, Nov. 12. For tips on
planning your program, see

13. Win a Portable DVD Player!

Tell CCE (Center for Career Education) what you did last summer, and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a portable DVD player! So that they can better serve you, please take five minutes to tell them about your summer internship experience by following the link below to complete their Summer Internship Feedback Survey. Your responses help them determine current and future trends regarding employers, internship logistics, and strategies involved in the internship search process. The information is kept strictly confidential. By submitting your completed survey by November 15, you will be eligible to be entered into a raffle to win a portable DVD player!

Fill out the survey today: https://surveysays.college.columbia.edu/websurveyor/wsb.dll/cce/Internsh...

14. Columbia Literary Society: Spring Booklist Suggestions

Our Winter/Spring 2008 season is upon us and I'd like to hear from members some suggestions of books for the list.

Things to keep in mind:

* For monthly meetings, we try to keep books approx 300 pages. Longer books are read over the summer or December holiday break.
* Books should not be difficult to find either in the library or in a bookstore.
* I will take a look at all the suggestions and review other "Best Of" book lists.

For more info email Melissa Bell Columbia Literary Society or 917-940-9811
Sponsored by the GS Alumni Association and Columbia Alumni Association

15. How To Subscribe (or unsubscribe) to Pre-Health & Pre-Law Listservs

To subscribe or unsubscribe to pre-health or pre-law listservs

16. Karaoke

LGBT and Friends, Mixer and Karaoke
Come down to one of the greatest hangouts in Morningside Heights, Suite!
Mingle with GS LGBT students and friends and perhaps be the next You Tube Karaoke Star!
Thursday, November 8, from 8 p.m. to ???
Suite Bar 992 Amsterdam Avenue at 109 Street
Facebook Invite LGBT Party & Karaoke

17. Earl Jam!
Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 8:30pm-2am
Lerner Party Space, Lerner Hall
Facebook Invite EARL JAM!!!!
Contact: ciexecs@columbia.edu or curecords@gmail

10 things I love about Earl Jam 2007:

1. Although it will not be held in the intimate and inviting Earl Hall this year, do not fret because like last year, Earl Jam will still have the DOPEST performances and tightest /most diverse crowd together on one night on Columbia's campus.

2. It's absolutely FREE

3. It is hosted by Community Impact and CU Records.

4. Because of CU Records, prepare for absolutely amazing performances from 3 of their very talented and accomplished artists (and also their affiliatied artists)...

5. It is also co-hosted by the Office of the University Chaplain.

6. It will be an Open Mic. Please, come ready and willing to share your wonderful talent, but there's limited time, so get there early to sign up! (sign-up will begin at 8:15pm, please contact ciexecs@columbia.edu or cep2106@gmail.com if you have any questions about a possible performance)

7. It will have food, glorious food.

8. It will have free CI memorabilia!!!

9. It will have artists working in the greater NYC area there to amaze you with their lyrical, choreographical, musical genius.

10. It will be followed by a hot party, special DJ to be announced this week... :)

11. It promotes community love and artistic expression.

Just kidding, actually 11 things I love about Earl Jam 2007. The extra one was important...
18. Junior Class Weekly Office Hours: Tuesdays 4p-5p

Junior Class Weekly Office Hours: Tuesdays 4p-5p

Your Junior Class President, Todd Murphy, and Vice President, Karly Curcio, are at your service for questions, comments and short speeches.

Every Tuesday in the GS Lounge 4p-5p

Stop by!
19. Sachs for Students

Just in case you hadn't yet heard, the Jeffrey Sachs Student Lecture: International Peace through Sustainable Development will be held on Wednesday, November 7th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. The lecture will be held in the Roone Arledge Auditorium of Lerner Hall, and a flyer for the event is attached to this email. This is a student event, but an RSVP is required. To register for the event, please visit www.earth.columbia.edu/calendar and click on the Sachs Student Lecture box on the right. You can submit your RSVP electronically through the form that will pop up.

20. New University ID Card Distribution

Once ID distribution is complete, the old card will no longer be valid
for campus access. New card readers will be installed in many campus
locations, and the old card will no longer be operational at building
entrances or accepted visually as a valid form of ID. Therefore, all
members of the Columbia community must have a new card by Nov. 15, 2007.

Hours for I.D. pick up are 9-5, Monday, Thursday, and Friday, and 9-8 on
Tuesday and Wednesday. Please go by the East Ramp Lounge in Lerner to pick up your new Columbia
I.Ds. ***If you matriculated this fall, you already have the new student I.D. so you do not need to go to Lerner to pick up a new I.D.
The new I.Ds that are replacing the old I.Ds are for continuing students only.***

To learn more, or to send us a question, please visit the ID Center
website (www.columbia.edu/cu/id). With the new card system, most
building access is controlled by Public Safety; to resolve access
issues, please contact them at psa-access@columbia.edu or 4-8500.

21. Do something about Housing!

The Housing Committee of the University Senate is conducting research into the efficacy of the University Apartment Housing system as it relates to General Studies and graduate students. As housing is one of the top concerns for GS students, we at the GSSC want to help! In order for us to help, we need to hear your GS housing stories-candid feedback about your experience with the housing system and the services you receive.

We are looking for recurring themes of both strong and weak points of the housing system so that we may be armed with information that enables us to apply relevant changes. We are moving forward with lightening fast speed so are interested in all aspects of the good the bad and the ugly of your housing reality. WE WANT TO KNOW!

Email Paige at pl2174@columbia.edu. Please include the incidents that pleased/troubled you, the people involved, the dates, and your housing location. Also please let us know if you are willing to have your name submitted to the Senate, or if you prefer to remain anonymous.

For more information, please visit http://gslounge.com/senator

22. Thanksgiving Week Volunteering

Monday, Nov. 19th, Wednesday, Nov. 21st, and Thursday, Nov. 22nd (Thanksgiving Day)
anytime between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm at the Broadway Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen in the
Broadway Presbyterian Church on 114th &Broadway.

On Thanksgiving Day, hundreds of homeless and hungry are served their Thanksgiving meal at the Broadway Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen in the Broadway Presbyterian Church on 114th & Broadway. The Community @ Large Committee would like to team up with other student groups and also with individuals who would like to help to prepare and serve food for any amount of time ( 1, 2, 3, etc. hours) on Monday, Nov. 19th, Wednesday, Nov. 21st, and Thursday, Nov. 22nd (Thanksgiving Day). Email ela2108@columbia.edu to respond directly with availabilities or questions and visit gslounge.com/community/thanksgiving for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

23. Columbia's Fall 2007 Blood Drive Campaign

In the coming weeks, Columbia will once again host a blood drive in conjunction with the New York Blood Center and we hope that you will participate. Blood donors are needed to address the continuing severe shortage of available blood for lifesaving treatments for cancer and surgery patients, burn and accident victims, organ and tissue transplant candidates, hemophilia, and other blood disease sufferers.

The New York Blood Center has asked the Columbia Community for blood donors, and the administration encourages your participation. Please help us increase the Columbia University community's participation in this important effort.

The University-wide Fall 2007 Blood Drive will run from Thursday, October 25 through Wednesday, December 19. During this period, blood drives will be held at several locations, which are shown below ( *** Please note walk-ins welcome!***)

Register online at https://drm.nybloodcenter.org/publicscheduler/BloodDriveLocator.aspx

Fall 2007 Schedule
Friday, November 9
11:00 – 4:30pm
Law School - Drapkin Lounge

Wednesday, December 19
9:00 – 4:00pm
CU Medical Center - Armand Hammer Building
Riverview Lounge, 4th Floor

Special Weekend Drives
Sunday, November 11
Saturday, November 17
11:00 – 4:30pm
College Walk – Donor Bus