Weekly Update 11/19/2007

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From:

Brody Berg
General Studies Student Council 2007-08
Vice President of Communications
Columbia University
http://gslounge.com
http://gslounge.com/calendar

(646) 573-3735

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of General Studies,

This is the weekly update. Sorry this was late. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

GSSC Sticker

Annual GS Town Hall
"State of GS" Tuesday, Nov 27th

Tuesday, Nov 27th
What is the "State of GS?" Share
your opinions and get answers about further GS/Columbia College/SEAS
integration, the strike, financial aid, housing, Manhattanville, the
OMA, and ANYTHING you deem fit. Dinner will be served. The Annual GS Town Hall is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov 27.

RSVP and send questions to Niko Cunningham, Student Body President at nrc2107@columbia.edu

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  1. CSIS: Interested in the PEACE CORPS?
  2. Holiday Event: Thanksgiving Eve Pre-Parade Viewing
  3. Community @ Large:
    Thanksgiving Week Volunteering
  4. Sophmore/Junior Class: Sophomore/Junior Class Fiesta (Semi Formal)
  5. OUC Film: Yesterday
  6. Academics: Are you interested in East Asia?
  7. Service: Have old instruments lying around your house?
  8. CSIS: A Lecture on Medical Missions Abroad
  9. Career Education: Merciless Internship Bootcamp
  10. Politics: VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!
  11. Politics: CU-NYU-FORDHAM Republicans and Democrats Debate!
  12. CUArts: Want to help with programming?
  13. University Chaplain: Co-Sponsorship Fund
  14. GSLounge.com: Scheduled Downtime 11/30


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1.
CSIS: Interested in the PEACE CORPS?

CSIS

Interested in the PEACE CORPS?

Monday, November 19
7:00 pm, Alfred Lerner Hall, Room 477

Facebook Event: CSIS Interested in Peace Corps?


Columbia Students for International Service (CSIS)
will be hosting a meeting with returned Peace Corps volunteers
eager to share their stories. Come and hear about volunteers'
experiences in India, China, Kyrgyzstan, Namibia, Georgia, and more. Ask questions and
get real answers. A Peace Corps representative will available to answer questions about applying.

This is a great opportunity to speak to people with amazing international experiences.

For more information about this event, email
csis-eboard@columbia.edu
.


Want to hear more about CSIS? Visit
www.columbia.edu/cu/internationalservice
.

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2.
Holiday Event: Thanksgiving Eve Pre-Parade Viewing



What: Thanksgiving Eve Pre-Parade Viewing

When: Wednesday, November 21st 9:00 pm


Where: East gates, 116th Street and Broadway


School of General Studies Facebook Invite: Thanksgiving Eve Pre-Parade Viewing




What
is the point of living in NY if you don't take advantage of it? Join
the GSSC as we take in a fabulous New York tradition: watching the prep
for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Meet up at the East gates
(116th and Amsterdam) and take the subway down to 77th street and
Central Park West and watch Snoopy and the other floats come to life!
Bring your Metrocard and your camera!





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3. Community @ Large: Thanksgiving Week Volunteering

THANKSGIVING WEEK VOLUNTEERING - ***THIS WEEK!***
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 Elizabeth Alonso-Hallifax at 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!

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4. Sophmore/Junior Class:
Sophomore/Junior Class Fiesta (Semi Formal)

Sophomores and Juniors, mark December 8th on your calendars! Join
undergraduates from all four colleges for a evening of music and fun at
a tropical fiesta! December 8th, stay tuned for more information.




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




Junior Class President Todd Murphy
tjm2122@columbia.edu


Junior Class Vice President Karly Curcio kc2370@columbia.edu



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5. OUC Film: Yesterday

Date: Tuesday, November 27,
2008

Time: 7pm

Location: Dodge Room, Earl Hall
Center

OUC Film Series is presented by the Office of the University Chaplain (OUC)


Set against the awesome, harsh
landscapes of South
Africa, Yesterday is an eloquent,
unsentimental film that quietly builds an overwhelming emotional force. The
film's title protagonist is a 30-year-old mother who lives in Rooihoek, a
remote village in South
Africa's Zululand.
Yesterday's life is not easy; there's little money, no modern conveniences,
and her husband is away in Johannesburg working as a miner. But she
possesses a sunny nature, and takes great joy in her seven-year-old daughter
Beauty. The precarious balance of Yesterday's life is threatened when she is
diagnosed with AIDS, and must journey afar to learn about and confront her
illness. Yesterday's primary driving force for survival is her daughter, who
is a year away from starting school. Yesterday never had the chance to go to
school, and as she faces her affliction she sets her sights on a single goal:
to be with Beauty on her first day of class, along with all the other proud
mothers of Rooihoek.


Follow up conversation with Shana
Ward Ryzowy, Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and
Malaria (GBC),
www.businessfightsaids.org.

Films are free. Refreshments will
be served. Please RSVP to oucfilmseries@columbia.edu. For
additional information, please contact 212.854.4194 or oucfilmseries@columbia.edu.


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6.
Academics: Are you interested in East Asia?


If so, come to the Open House of the Oscar Lee Symposium of Undergraduate East Asian Research and the Columbia East Asia Review!

Open House for East Asia Undergraduate Symposium and Review
Wednesday, November 28, at 8 PM in 403 Kent Hall


Event Schedule:
8:00 PM -- Presentation on Oscar Lee Symposium of Undergraduate East Asian Research

8:30 PM -- Presentation on Columbia East Asia Review

Find out about the paper
submission process for both the Symposium and the Review. Also, learn
about open committee and editorial positions.

*The Oscar Lee Symposium of Undergraduate East Asia Research is a
half-day conference on April 18, 2008, featuring panels of undergraduate researchers of
East Asia from all academic disciplines. Presenters have the opportunity
to share and discuss their findings with student and faculty audience
members.


*The Columbia East Asia Review
(CEAR) is an annual, online, peer-review academic journal dedicated
to furthering knowledge of East Asia through the promotion of research
and interdisciplinary dialogue.
CEAR has three primary goals:
First, to publish superior undergraduate research of East Asia; Second,
to educate undergraduate contributors and CEAR members about the academic
publication process; and third, to foster interest and idea exchange
in the field of East Asian Studies.

For more information, contact: Allen Settle;ags2125@columbia.edu



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7.
Service: Have old instruments lying around your house?



Have old instruments lying around your house?

Donate
them to a Ugandan grassroots organization - the Foundation for the
Development of Needy Communities, whose brass band has been a source of
pride and hope for impoverished teenagers in the Mbale district of
eastern Uganda (see below). Instruments will be collected from now
until winter break. Please contact Deborah Bloch if you have questions,
db2207@barnard.edu. Any kind of
instrument (even recorders and harmonicas!) will be useful in
perpetuating youth empowerment through the FDNC music program.

It
is FDNC's aim to keep brass bands alive in the Mbale area in this
generation and the next. FDNC continues to appeal to friends and well-
wishers to support the band with additional musical instruments so that
many more young children learn musical and other life skills.




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8. CSIS: A Lecture on Medical Missions Abroad



Tuesday, November 20th


8:00 pm



Faculty House, Randolph Room



CSIS Facebook Invite: A Lecture on Medical Missions Abroad




CUsmile, CSIS, and AMSA Global Health Present...


A Lecture on Medical Missions Abroad with:




Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Wu, MD


Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Hyman, MD



Come listen to a lecture given by pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Dr.
Hyman, and plastic surgeon, Dr. Wu, about medical missions abroad! Refreshments will be provided.




For more information about this event, email
csis-eboard@columbia.edu
.

Want to hear more about CSIS? Visit
www.columbia.edu/cu/internationalservice
.



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9.
Career Education:
Merciless Internship Bootcamp


MERCILESS INTERNSHIP BOOT CAMP

FRI NOV 30th
3pm-6pm, Roone Arledge Cinema

2010 Student Council has teamed up with the SEAS 2010 Council,
Economics Society, Columbia Women's Business Society, College
Democrats, and the Columbia Political Union to bring you this
career-defining opportunity:

Discover summer 2008 internship opportunities in medicine, marketing
and public relations, finance and consulting engineering, government
and law, and the arts. Gain insider tips on writing resumes that stand
apart from the crowd. Have your resumes reviewed in one-on-one
sessions. Learn about the industries and network with professionals.
Beat out juniors and land those lucrative summer internships.

Join us on November 30, 3pm-6pm, in Roone Arledge for an afternoon
that will have you whipped into shape and equipped to win those 2008
summer internships!

Register by emailing your name and uni to
MercilessInternshipBootCamp@columnbia.edu
.



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10.
Politics: VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

Volunteer on campus to help register people to vote! The Columbia

Political Union (CPU) is running a non-partisan Voter Registration


Drive, co-sponsored by the College Democrats and the College

Republicans, 9AM-6PM November 26th-29th. All volunteers welcome and


wanted! To volunteer, please email Nick Shea (njs2115@columbia.edu
)

by Tuesday, November 20, with all of the times you are available


during that week and the total number of hours you are willing to


volunteer.



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11.
Politics: CU-NYU-FORDHAM Republicans and Democrats Debate!


Date/Time: November 19th, 7:30pm

Location: Kimmel Center - Rosenthal Pavilion, 60 Washington Square


South



Affirmative Action: NYU CRs v. Columbia Dems


Immigration: Columbia CRs v. NYU Dems

Global Warming: Fordham CRs v. NYU Dems




Want to join the group of us heading down to NYU? Meet at 6:30 p.m.


at the Gates on 116th St. and Broadway.




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12. CUArts: Want to help with 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.

Read more... http://gslounge.com/node/224


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13.
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.


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GSLounge.com: Scheduled Downtime 11/30

The site will be down for maintenance on Friday 11/30. Take a day off and get some fresh air :-)

For questions email Brody Berg
bcb2115@columbia.edu