Monday: November 22nd, 2010

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Dear GS students:

5 weeks till winter break, 3 weeks till the last day of class, and only 2 days till Thanksgiving break! To help you through those last few weeks and keep you properly distracted, we have some great events in store for you!

GSSC Events
1. Thursday Night Happy Hour
2. Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunity
3. Thanksgiving Dinner
4. Snack Attacks!
5. More Upcoming Events

Columbia Events
Basketball & Thanksgiving Food Drive
Self-defense Workshop

Additional Hoots
International Students Panel for GS Spring Orientation
Co-Chair Glass House Rocks
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. 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

3. 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.

4. Snack Attacks!

We know that studying for finals 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!

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 14-Wednesday, Dec. 15; Monday, Dec.20-Wednesday, Dec. 22
Place: GS Lounge
Time: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Price: FREE!

5. More Upcoming Events

For information on more upcoming events through the months of November and December, please visit We look forward to welcoming you at our events!

* If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Candice Arakelian (VP of Student Life) at 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

Basketball & Thanksgiving Food Drive

Watch the men's basketball game and do good at the same time! 
Students are encouraged to join members of Columbia's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, and are kindly encouraged to donate canned goods, which will be collected in the lobby prior to the game.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 23
Place: Levien Gym
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Self Defense Workshop

Learn confidence, assertiveness, and all the right moves to protect yourself from expert self-defense instructor Yudit Sidikman, founder of El Halev-Israel, the Israel Women's Martial Arts Foundation.
For more information, visit or

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 30
Place: Chabad (625 W. 113th Street, between Broadway and Riverside)
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Price: $5.00 suggested donation, which will benefit El Halev

Additional Hoots

International Student Panel for GS Spring Orientation

You've been around for a while and can offer helpful advice to incoming students?
Participate in the International Student Panel at the GS Spring 2011 Orientation, to talk about your life at Columbia as an international student and save new students from making mistakes they don't need to make.
For more information, please contact Kristiina Wells (International Student Representative) at

Date: Monday, Jan. 10

Co-Chair Glass House Rocks

Want to lead the single largest student group event at Columbia?
Apply to be co-chair for Glass House Rocks! Every February, this event takes over the entirety of Lerner Hall. 
For more information, please contact Aki Terasaki at

Deadline: Saturday, Nov. 27 at 11:59 p.m.
Application: GHR Application

GSSC on Facebook

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

Did you know...?

You have questions, concerns, or ideas you would like the Student Council to address? Drop them off in the GSSC Suggestion Box in the GS Lounge, attend our weekly meetings, or simply send me an email!

For questions or comments, please contact Katrin Nusshold (VP of Communications) at

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!