Monday: Febrary 7th, 2011

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 Dear GS students:


Get ready for some action! A lot of fantastic events are coming up, so make sure you don't miss out on the fun (cause you will regret it, ask anyone who's been to one of our events this semester!).

GSSC Events
1. Calling GS Bands!
2. Glass House Rocks
3. Valentine's Day Cupcakes
4. Policy Town Hall
5. GS Performs Live! at Hudson Terrace
6. Bowling
7. More Upcoming Events

Columbia Events
Opening Ceremony for Hurricane Photo Exhibit
ADLS Presents "On Violence: Medical Apartheid and Black Americans"
ROTC Public Hearings
Law School Admissions and LSAT Workshop
Piano Competition

Additional Hoots
Housing at the Bayit
Van Amson Service Fellowship
GSSC on Facebook

Did you know...?



GSSC Events*

1. Calling GS Bands!

Audition for an exclusive chance to play at Hudson Terrace!
If you (or someone you know) is in a band, and would like to perform in front of an energetic crowd of GS students, contact Kelly Braga (VP of Student Life) at kjb2156@columbia.edu to set up an audition. The event "GS Performs Live! at Hudson Terrace" will take place on Saturday, Feb. 19.

Auditions:
Date: Saturday, Feb. 12
Place: Broadway Room, Lerner Hall
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.


2. Glass House Rocks: The Roaring 20s Party


Lerner Hall becomes a party space for the biggest event of the semester!
Expect free food and T-shirts, performances from dance groups, DJs, a moonbounce, a bungee challenge, an obstacle course and more!
For more information, visit Facebook.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 10
Place: Lerner Hall
Time: 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Price: Free!


3. Valentine's Day Cupcakes


Who would not fancy a delicious Magnolia cupcake on Valentine's Day?
Couples and singles, come and join other GS students for Valentine's Day cupcakes and hot chocolate!
For more information, visit 
Facebook

Date: Monday, Feb. 14
Place: GS Lounge
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Price: Free!


4. Policy Town Hall


The GSSC Policy Committee invites you to talk to members of the Student Council about issues and initiatives affecting GS students and the Columbia community. Bring questions and concerns that you would like to be addressed, and enjoy pizza and soft drinks with your fellow students.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 16
Place: Dodge Room, Earl Hall
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Price: Free!


5. GS Performs Live! at Hudson Terrace


Forget the Grammys! Come watch GS performers play at Hudson Terrace!
Relax and rock out at one of the best venues in New York City. Dress nicely and get there early, only the first 300 people will be admitted.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 19
Place: Hudson Terrace (621 W 46th Street)
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: Free!
Tickets: Only students under the age of 21 need a ticket. A limited amount of tickets is available at the TIC and 
online


6. Bowling


Put your books aside, and come out for an evening of bowling with fellow GSers, including chicken wings, pizza pies, juice, and soda!
For more information, visit 
Facebook
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 23
Place: Harlem Lanes
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Price: Free!
Tickets: Tickets are available online.


7. More Upcoming Events


For information on more upcoming events, please visit GSLounge.com, which features a full events calendar. We look forward to welcoming you at our events!

* If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Kelly Braga (VP of Student Life) at kjb2156@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


Opening Ceremony for Hurricane Photo Exhibit

Columbia University's Habitat for Humanity chapter is hosting an exhibit that shows photos of the heartache and devastation caused by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the hope and renewal offered by volunteers in the Gulf Coast. The exhibit will be on display for the next two weeks.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 8
Place: Earl Hall Auditorium
Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m.


ADLS Presents "On Violence: Medical Apartheid and Black Americans"


Join the Africa-Diaspora Literary Society in a discussion of Harriet Washington's book "Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans From Colonial Times to the Present," while enjoying free pizza.
For more information and to join the ADLS listserv, email cu.adls@gmail.com.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 8 
Place: Malcolm X Lounge, 106 Hartley Hall 
Time: 8:00-9:30 p.m.
RSVP: Register on 
Facebook


ROTC Public Hearings


The Task Force on Military Enagement of the University Senate cordially invites you to participate in the spring deliberations on the Reserve Officers Training Corps. The goal of this process is to provide the Senate with adequate information and context to issue recommendations by the end of the 2010-2011 academic year on questions of Columbia's relationship with the U.S. military, particularly the issue of formal participation in ROTC. The management of this deliberative process will be non-partisan in nature, with a focus on listening to the opinions of the University community.
Find more information online.  

Second public hearing, focused on the undergraduate population:
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 15
Place: 309 Havemeyer Hall
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.


Law School Admissions and LSAT Workshop


Join this workshop on the nuts and bolts of applying to and getting into law school!

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 16
Place: Teachers College's Gottesman Library, Room 305
Time: 8:00-9:30 p.m.


Piano Competition


The Polish Student Society is looking for participants in its annual event, "A Night of Chopin: Piano Competition." Each competitor will play a 5-6 minute excerpt of their choosing of a piano piece authored by Chopin, and the winners will receive cash prizes. If you are interested, please send your name, the title of the piece you intend to play, your piano and performing experience, as well as your school affiliation and year to Martyna at mo2416@barnard.edu.
For more information, visit 
Facebook

Date: Saturday, Feb. 19
Place: Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall
Time: 7:00-10:00 p.m.



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. Applicants for Spring, Summer, or Fall 2011, please contact bayit.recruiter@gmail.com.


Van Amson Service Fellowship


Last year, six Columbia/Barnard students received free housing and a $3,000 stipend for NYC non-profit, unpaid summer internships. Now it's your turn. Work at a non-profit of your choice, intern at Community Impact, or work with a professor on creating a service-learning course during the summer. The application will be available online and is due on March 21. 
For more information, email cifellowshipfund@gmail.com.

Information Session:
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 8
Place: Fayerweather 313
Time: 9:00 p.m. 


GSSC on Facebook


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



Did you know...?


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

Good luck on your first papers, projects, and other assignments!