Monday: February 28th, 2011

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Dear GS students:

Midterms season doesn't have to be a nightmare (not 24/7, anyway)! You'll work much more efficiently if you take a break every now and then. Now, didn't I just give you the perfect excuse to have some fun? Do it!

GSSC Events
1. Major/Concentration Meet & Greet
2. Casino Night 2011: Mad Men Edition
3. Snack Attacks!
4. More Upcoming Events

Columbia Events
ADLS Presents "On Violence: Black Feminist Writers"
Festival of the Winds

Additional Hoots
GS Gala Poster Contest
GS Gala Tickets on Sale
Nominate GS Students for the GS Service Award
Apply to Become a GS Junior Marshal
GSSC on Facebook

Did you know...?



GSSC Events*

1. Major/Concentration Meet & Greet

March is major/concentration declaration month! 
Discover who of your classmates are fellow GS students and exchange perspectives on the different majors, concentrations, and classes, while enjoying free pizza and beverages.

Date: Wednesday, March 2
Place: GS Lounge
Time: 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Price: Free!
Details: This is not an advising event. For official advising, please see your GS and departmental advisers.


2. Casino Night 2011: Mad Men Edition


Welcome to Vegas!
Enjoy free beverages while trying your hand at games like Black Jack, Roulette, and Texas Hold'em Poker. Prizes include Mad Men seasons on DVD, an iPod Touch, and a PlayStation 3.
For more information, visit Facebook.

Date: Friday, March 4
Place: Roone Arledge Auditorium (Lerner Hall)
Time: 8:00 p.m.-midnight
Price: $5.00
Tickets: Tickets are available at the TIC and 
online.
Details: This event is brought to you by GSSC, CCSC, ESC, and SGA.


3. Snack Attacks!


We know that studying for midterms makes it easy to forget to sleep, relax, and especially, eat. That's why we will be providing snacks for you, to get you through the week alive and healthy.

Date: Monday, March 7-Wednesday, March 9
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, 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.

* Concerning TIC tickets: All tickets are final sale. No exchanges or refunds. Ticketing and promotion provided by CUArts Ticket and Information Center. TIC Hours of Operation: Mon. 3 pm-8 pm, Tues. - Fri. 1 pm-8 pm, Sat. 3 pm-10 pm, closed Sundays. Website: tic.columbia.edu. Some fees may apply for online and in person orders.



Columbia Events


ADLS Presents "On Violence: Black Feminist Writers"

In honor of Women's History Month and Black Womanhood Week, join the Africa-Diaspora Literary Society in a discussion of Angela Davis' book "Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday," while enjoying free pizza.
For more information, to join the ADLS listserv, or to become an active member, email cu.adls@gmail.com.

Date: Tuesday, March 1
Place: Malcolm X Lounge (106 Hartley Hall)
Time: 7:45-9:30 p.m.
RSVP: Register on Facebook.


Festival of the Winds


The Columbia University Wind Ensemble is bringing wind band performances to the forefront of the New York City classical music scene. Enjoy six captivating wind ensemble performances and help raise money for the music education program Making Music Matter.
For more information, visit Facebook or the Wind Ensemble's website.

Date: Sunday, March 6
Place: Roone Arledge Auditorium (Lerner Hall)
Time: 2:00-6:30 p.m.
Price: $5.00 with CUID, $15.00 general admission, $40.00 VIP package
Tickets: Tickets are available at the TIC and online.



Additional Hoots


GS Gala Poster Contest

Show your creativity and become the official designer for this yea'?s GS Gala posters!
The theme is "The Black & White Ball," and the event will take place on Saturday, April 9, at the Roosevelt Hotel. Not only will the best design be used for the posters, the winner will also receive a free ticket to the Gala!
For questions and submissions, contact Katrin Nusshold (VP of Communications) at kn2232@columbia.edu.

Deadline: Wednesday, March 2


GS Gala Tickets on Sale


Get your tickets for the GS Gala 2011: The Black & White Ball before they sell out! Tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 1, at noon, and are available at the TIC and online. Each student may purchase 2 tickets (non-Columbia guests are welcome), and special meal considerations should be specified at the time of purchase.


Nominate GS Students for the GS Service Award


The GS Service Award is given to GS students who have distinguished themselves with their dedication to leadership and service to the GS and/or Columbia community. To nominate a student for the award, please click here.

Deadline: Friday, March 11


Apply to Become a GS Junior Marshal

At Class Day (the GS graduation ceremony), Junior Marshals serve in a variety of capacities: as welcoming greeters to guests, a source of information for graduates, and ushers to seat the families of graduates and special guests. Junior Marshals also direct the graduates to and from their seats during the ceremony, work with GS staff members at the event, and assist in the overall running of Class Day. Apply 
here


GSSC on Facebook


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



Did you know...?


Procrastinators, here's your life-saver! Block your own access to specific websites for a certain amount of time. Midterms will never be the same!


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

Remember, Spring Break is just around the corner!