Monday: February 7th, 2011

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Dear GS students:

Life is short. So is your time at Columbia. So make the most of it, and get out of the library every now and then to attend one of the fabulous upcoming events!

GSSC Events
1. Policy Town Hall
2. GS Performs Live! at Hudson Terrace
3. Bowling
4. MET Art Tours
5. Senior Dinner & Opera
6. More Upcoming Events

Columbia Events
ADLS Presents "On Violence: Rituals of Blood"
ROTC Public Hearings
Law School Admissions and LSAT Workshop
Piano Competition

Additional Hoots
Volunteering Opportunity at Rockefeller Center
Housing at the Bayit
Survey on Grade Deadlines
GSSC on Facebook

Did you know...?



GSSC Events*

1. 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!


2. 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.


3. 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: This event is sold out. To put your name on a waiting list, please contact Kristiina Wells (International Students Representative) at km2672@columbia.edu.


4. MET Art Tours


Enjoy an afternoon of fun and art with other GSers!
As part of our Met Art Tours series, which will be going on for the rest of the academic year, we are visiting the museum's European Art section.
For more information, visit 
Facebook

Date: Friday, Feb. 25
Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lobby
Time: 2:45 p.m.
Price: Free!
Tickets: Tickets are available 
online.


5. Senior Dinner & Opera


Seniors, join us for an evening of food and music!
Dinner at Le Monde will be followed by a visit to the Metropolitan Opera, where we will see the Rossini opera "Armida."

Date: Saturday, Feb. 26
Place: Dinner at Le Monde, Opera at the Metropolitan Opera
Time: Dinner at 6:00 p.m., Opera at 8:00 p.m.
Price: $21.00 (including Dinner and Opera)
Tickets: This event is sold out. To put your name on a waiting list, please contact Henry Wells (Senior Class President) at hcw2106@columbia.edu.


6. 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


ADLS Presents "On Violence: Rituals of Blood"

Join the Africa-Diaspora Literary Society in a discussion of Harvard sociologist Orlando Patterson's book "Rituals of Blood: Consequences of Slavery in two American Centuries," while enjoying free pizza.
For more information and to join the ADLS listserv, email cu.adls@gmail.com.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 15
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 presents an evening of classical music: "A Night of Chopin: Piano Competition." Enjoy various refreshments while watching students compete to win cash prizes.
For more information, visit 
Facebook.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 19
Place: Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall
Time: 7:00-10:00 p.m.
RSVP: Email Martyna at mo2416@barnard.edu.



Additional Hoots


Volunteering Opportunity at Rockefeller Center

Volunteer at the Climb to the Top fundraiser for the National MS Society at Rockefeller Center! 1,000 participants are expected to climb the 66 fights to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and 55 volunteers are needed to host a rest area, distribute T-shirts, cheer on climbers as they reach the finish line, and much more.
If you are interested, please send your name and UNI to Jayme Johnson (Community at Large Delegate), jlj2145@columbia.edu.

Date: Sunday, Feb. 27
Place: Rockefeller Center
Time: 5:00-11:00 a.m.
Meeting Place: Butler Library entrance (inside)
Meeting Time: 4:30 a.m.


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.


Survey on Grade Deadlines


At the end of every semester, many students wait for days and even weeks for their grades to be submitted. Your student councils are looking into this issue, but we need your 
feedback


GSSC on Facebook


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



Did you know...?


Wanna win $100 Visa gift certificates or GS Gala tickets? Take a few minutes to complete this short 
survey about the work of your Student Council. It's only for your own benefit, because: If we know what you want, we know how to make your experience at GS unforgettable! 



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