Monday: November 29th, 2010

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Dear GS students:

The countdown has started! Winter break is coming closer, more and more term papers are done and handed in, and the holiday spirit is taking over the city! Take advantage of these perfect opportunities for entertaining and effective study breaks:

GSSC Events
1. Thursday Night Happy Hour
2. Family Friendly Holiday Bash
3. Snack Attacks!
4. More Upcoming Events

Columbia Events
Self-defense Workshop
Debate about Capital Punishment
Bhangra in the Heights
Winterfest

Additional Hoots
International Students Panel for GS Spring Orientation
Participants for Photography Project
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. Family Friendly Holiday Bash


Celebrate the holiday season with fellow GS students, and bring the whole family for a night of fun and festivity!
Holiday activity stations will include arts & crafts, story time with holiday characters, board and video games, face painting, a candy corner, and a dress-up photo-op center. A lounge area will be available, prizes will be given out, and refreshments will be served.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 11
Place: Dodge Room, Earl Hall
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Tickets: RSVP on Facebook



3. 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.

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. (Breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m., lunch will be served at noon.)
Price: FREE!


4. More Upcoming Events


For information on more upcoming events, 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


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 ChabadStudentCenter.com or ElHalev.org.

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


Debate about Capital Punishment


The Columbia Political Union will be hosting a debate between the College Democrats and the College Republicans on the issue of capital punishment.
For more information, visit
 Facebook, and if you have specific questions you would like to be addressed at the debate, contact cpu@columbia.edu.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 30
Place: Lerner Auditorium
Time: 8:00-11:00 p.m.


Bhangra in the Heights


Join cuBHANGRA at Manhattan's hottest bhangra showcase, Bhangra in the Heights!
Kick off the night with performances from five of the most nationally reputed groups in the tri-state area, including Anakh-e-Gabroo, Rutgers Bhangra, and SMD Bhangra Club. Afterwards, dance the night away to a mix of Hip-Hop, Bhangra, and Bollywood music!
For more information, visit Facebook, watch the event video, or contact bhangra@columbia.edu.

Date: Friday, Dec. 3
Place: Roone Arledge Auditorium
Time: 8:15 p.m.
Price: $5.00 with CUID in advance, $7.00 without CUID and at the door
Tickets: Tickets are available 
online


Winterfest


Celebrate the holiday season with a bonfire, tons of food, s'mores, giveaways, a cappella, dance, theatre, games, and a holiday tree! Donations for a shelter for battered women and their children in the Bronx will be collected at the event, and T-shirts and holiday grams will be sold in the Diana Center's main lobby from Dec. 6-Dec. 9 between noon and 1 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 9
Place: Lehman Lawn and Diana Center (Barnard)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.



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 km2672@columbia.edu.

Date: Monday, Jan. 10


Participants for Photography Project


As Columbians, we all wear many hats: student, athlete, artist, inventor. If you are a student with a strange, funny, distinguished, and/or unique job or hobby, participate in the Photography Society's follow-up project to last year's 99 Columbians, for which students who lead interesting lives outside the classroom will be photographed.
If you are interested, fill out this questionnaire, and for more information, contact columbiatwelveplustwelve@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...?


New York City offers a variety of holiday markets throughout December! Check out Union Square, Bryant Park, Grand Central, or Columbus Circle for some holiday flair and food, as well as plenty of special gift ideas.


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

Just use the last remnants of your motivation to get through finals, you're almost there!