Monday: November 15th, 2010

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Dear GS students:

Wherever you celebrate Thanksgiving, your friends and family will ask you how your semester is going. Do you really wanna tell them "I moved into Butler and never left"? Leave your books behind and engage in something other than studying for a change, you won't regret it!

GSSC Events
1. Thursday Night Happy Hour
2. Senior/First Year Mentoring Meet & Greet
3. Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunity
4. Thanksgiving Dinner
5. More Upcoming Events

Columbia Events
Marine Corps Birthday Ball
Committee on Civic Engagement
Columbia Ballet Collaborative

Additional Hoots
Housing at the Bayit
GSSC Flyers around Campus
GSSC on Facebook

Did you know...?



GSSC Events*

1. Thursday Night Happy Hour

Every Thursday night for the 2010-2011 academic year, we invite you to come out and enjoy our Thursday Night Happy Hour!

Date: Every Thursday
Place: Sky Box at Village Pour House (982 Amsterdam Ave.)
Time: 5:00 p.m.-Close
Details: 2 IDs required for drink specials. See specials online.


2. 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.
For more information, visit Facebook.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 21
Place: GS Lounge
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Price: FREE!
Tickets: To RSVP, email Kristen Hutzler (Senior Class VP) at kah2136@columbia.edu.


3. Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunity


Would you like to make a difference this Thanksgiving?
Invest a little of your time to volunteer for a local church mission to offer food to the homeless, thereby making their holiday and yours that much more special!

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 24 and Thursday, Nov. 25
Place: Broadway Presbyterian Church (601 W. 114th Street)
Time: The volunteer shift schedule is available upon request. Please contact Keenya M. Powell (Sophomore Class President) at kmp2131@columbia.edu.


4. 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.


5. More Upcoming Events


For information on more upcoming events through the months of November and December, please visit 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


Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Join the celebration of the Marine Corps' 235th birthday by attending a cake-cutting ceremony with a Marine color guard and dancing!
For more information, contact cumarineball@gmail.com.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 18
Place: Teatro Room, Italian House (1161 Amsterdam Ave.)
Time: 8:00 p.m.-midnight
Tickets: $35 per ticket.
Attire: Formal evening wear (preferred) or business attire. Military and veterans may wear full service/dress uniform as appropriate.
Details: Open to all students.


Committee on Civic Engagement


Want to be part of a service learning initiative that will have a lasting impact on Columbia?
If you are interested in corresponding with faculty, administrators and other students to work towards incorporating a community service component into our college curriculum,
come to the first general body meeting of the Committee on Civic Engagement.
For more information, email cuservice.learning@gmail.com.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 18
Place: 702 Hamilton
Time: 8:30 p.m.


Columbia Ballet Collaborative


CBC is proud to present an exciting program for its upcoming fall performances. This season's highlights include new works by Pennsylvania Ballet's choreographer in residence, Matthew Neenan, and CBC's resident choreographer, Emery LeCrone, as well as live music. For more information, visit CBC's website.

Date: Friday, Nov. 19-Sunday, Nov. 21
Place: Manhattan Movement and Arts Center (Fri. and Sun.) and Barnard's Marion Streng Studio (Sat.)
Time: 8:00 p.m. (Fri. and Sat.) and 2 p.m. (Sun.)
Price: $12 per ticket ($7 with CUID)
Tickets: Tickets are available online for Saturday as well as Friday and Sunday.



Additional Hoots


Housing at the Bayit

Want your own room? Affordable housing? Homemade dinner every night? Free laundry and a fully stocked kitchen? Shabbat potlucks every week? A pluralistic Jewish community? Join fellow GS students at the Bayit, Columbia's Jewish Student Food Co-op.
For more information, visit the Bayit's website.

Application Deadline: Thursday, Nov. 18
Applications for Spring 2011: Please contact bayit.recruiter@gmail.com.


GSSC Flyers around Campus


For quick reminders about upcoming events, check out our top flyer spots around campus: Butler Lounge, Lerner, Lewisohn, Hamilton, Schermerhorn, IAB and JTS.


GSSC on Facebook


Join GSSC on 
Facebook, and we will keep you posted about all upcoming events!



Did you know...?


You're registering for classes and CULPA isn't much help? Try the course descriptions on the GS website, to find out which classes are right for you!


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

Not even two more weeks until Thanksgiving break!