Monday: October 18th,2010

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Dear GS students:


Welcome to this term's official midterms week! Yes, it sounds scary. But for now, stop worrying, cheer up, and look at all those fantastic events we have in store for you!

GSSC Events
1. Snack Attacks!
2. Thursday Night Happy Hour
3. The Metropolitan Museum Art Series II
4. Homecoming Brunch and Networking with GS Alumni
5. Salsa Night
6. Lincoln Center Tour
7. Senior/First Year Mentoring Meet & Greet
8. Thanksgiving Dinner
9. Ice Skating Sold out!
10. More Upcoming Events
Columbia Events

2010 Latino/a Heritage Month Cultural Showcase
Homecoming Game
Basketball Mania

Additional Hoots

Class of 2011 T-Shirt Design Competition
GSSC on Facebook
Did you know...?




GSSC Events*

1. Snack Attacks!

We know that studying for midterms makes it easy to forget to sleep, relax, and especially, eat. This is why we will be providing snacks for you, to get you through the week alive and healthy.
Good Luck on your midterms!

Date: Monday, Oct. 18-Wednesday, Oct. 20
Place: GS Lounge
Time: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Price: FREE!


2. Thursday Night Happy Hour


Every Thursday night for the 2010-2011 academic year, feel free to take advantage of the Thursday Night Happy Hour!

See specials (2 IDs required) at:
www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=189350197236&v=app_2344061033#!/event.php?eid=149564448405204&index=1

Date: Thursday, Oct. 21
Place: Sky Box at Village Pour House (982 Amsterdam Ave.)
Time: 5:00 p.m.-Close


3. The Metropolitan Museum Art Series II


Get ready to dive into the fascinating depths of Egyptian Art!
We will be touring the Met several times this year, visiting the sections of Egyptian, Asian, and Medieval Art, European Paintings, and American Paintings and Sculpture. Each time, we will see a different section of the museum with our own tour guide.

Date: Friday, Oct. 22
Place: 1000 Fifth Ave. (enter through the 82nd Street entrance)
Time: 2:45-4:00 p.m.
Price: FREE!
Tickets: Tickets are available at the TIC (1st floor of Lerner Hall) or online at www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/8466595.


4. Homecoming Brunch and Networking with GS Alumni


Like football? Free brunch? Keen to chat with some Alumni? 
Come join us for brunch at Deluxe, after which we will join GS alumni at Wien Stadium, to watch Columbia wallop Dartmouth at Homecoming. You're in for a great day of food, football and networking!

Date: Saturday, Oct. 23
Place: Deluxe restaurant (2896 Broadway, at 113th Street)
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Tickets: To RSVP for the Brunch, and to obtain tickets for the game for your family members, email Henry Wells (Senior Class President) at 
hcw2106@columbia.edu.


5. Salsa Night


Kick off the week with a Havana-style party night of Salsa music and dancing! All Columbia students are invited to join a Salsa class with instructor Kevin Lee. For more informaiton, visit www.newyorksalsadance.com or www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001168735593.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 26 (every Tuesday)
Place: Havana Central (2911 Broadway, between 113th & 114th streets)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Price: $5.00 with CUID ($10.00 without CUID)
Dress: Casual (sneakers make turns difficult and are not recommended)
Tickets: RSVP online at www.meetup.com/salsanewyork/calendar/15088537/. You can pay at the door.


6. Lincoln Center Tour


Get to know Lincoln Center's iconic landmarks, which have been showcased on "Sex and the City" and in movies like "Moonstruck" and "Ghostbusters." Go behind the scenes at venues where a spectacular range of artists has performed, including Luciano Pavarotti, Leonard Bernstein, Renee Fleming and Bruce Springsteen. And who knows? You might sit in on a rehearsal, walk out onto a stage, or meet a star! 

Date: Saturday, Nov. 6
Place: Lincoln Center (meeting place: tour desk in the new David Rubenstein Atrium, at Broadway and 62nd Street)
Time: 2:45-4:00 p.m.
Price: FREE! 
Tickets: Tickets are available at the TIC (1st floor of Lerner Hall) or online at www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/8490265.


7. Senior/First Year Mentoring Meet & Greet


Questions, answers, and invaluable connections within your GS community!
During a brunch catered by Deluxe, first years' questions and concerns will be addressed and answered by our knowledgeable seniors, who will in turn ensure their connections to GS for years to come.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 21
Place: GS Lounge
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Price: FREE!
Tickets: You will receive an email to RSVP soon.


8. Thanksgiving Dinner


You haven't yet made plans for Thanksgiving? Come and enjoy a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner with other GS students!
A traditional turkey dinner (with appetizer, main course, and dessert) will be served, but a vegetarian option will also be offered. 

Date: Thursday, Nov. 25
Place: Deluxe restaurant (2896 Broadway, at 113th Street)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: $5.00 (up to 2 tickets per CUID)
Tickets: Tickets are available at the TIC (1st floor of Lerner Hall) or online at www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/8490655.


9. Ice Skating


Embrace the first snowflakes by joining your fellow GS students on the ice skating rink! Not only will you receive VIP admission, but you'll be spoiled with a cup of hot chocolate and free skate rental as well.

Date: Friday, Dec. 3
PlaceBryant Park
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Price: FREE! (up to 2 tickets per CUID)
Tickets: Tickets are available at the TIC (1st floor of Lerner Hall).


10. More Upcoming Events


For information on more upcoming events through the month of October, please visit www.gslounge.com. We look forward to welcoming you at our events!

* If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Candice Arakelian (VP of Student Life) at ca2402@columbia.edu at least 24 hours before the event you would like to attend, and we will be happy to make special accommodations for you.



Columbia Events


2010 Latino/a Heritage Month Cultural Showcase

Take a journey across the plains of Mexico, through the Caribbean coasts, up the highlands of South America and back down to the city streets of New York! The LHM Cultural Showcase "Our Journey is Far from Over" will host traditional and contemporary performances that promise to highlight the artistic diversity of our Latino community, through art, music, dance, spoken word and more! 

Date: Friday, Oct. 22
Place: Roone Arledge Auditorium
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Tickets are available at the TIC (1st floor of Lerner Hall) or online at https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/8507555.


Homecoming Game


The Columbia football team takes on Dartmouth! 
Take one of the complimentary fan buses from 116th and Broadway, starting at 11 a.m., and remember to visit the pre-game picnic area outside Wien Stadium for free beverages (with your CUID), starting at 12 p.m. Come and support your Lions!

Date: Saturday, Oct. 23
Place: Baker Athletics Complex
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Price: FREE! (with CUID)
Tickets: To obtain tickets for your family members, email Henry Wells (Senior Class President) at hcw2106@columbia.edu.


Basketball Mania


Come and celebrate the official start of the basketball season!
This is a great chance to get to know the basketball team and cheerleaders at one of the largest get-together events on campus. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=157641177602619.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 4
Place: Levien Gym (Dodge Fitness Center)
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Price: FREE!

PS: Volunteers are needed for the promotion of this event! If you are willing to help out with dorm storms, dining hall storms and flyer walk-arounds on Oct. 25-27, please contact Wojciech Skrzypczak (Junior Class VP) at ws2337@columbia.edu.


Additional Hoots


Class of 2011 T-Shirt Design Competition

Show your creativity, and you just may become the official designer for the Class of 2011 T-shirts! Submit as many designs as you like, and all entries will be considered by a selection committee. Not only will the best design be used for the T-shirts, the winner will also receive a free ticket to either the Senior Cruise or the GS Gala.
For questions and submissions, contact Henry Wells (Senior Class President) at hcw2106@columbia.edu.

Deadline: Monday, Nov. 1


GSSC on Facebook


Join GSSC on Facebook, and we will keep you posted about all upcoming events!  
Visit www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=189350197236.



Did you know...?


Too busy to read the entire email? Check out the GSSC screen in front of Lerner's piano lounge for a quick and painless update on upcoming events!


For questions or comments, please contact Katrin Nusshold (VP of Communications) at kn2232@columbia.edu.

Cheer up! Only two more weeks until fall break!