Monday: March 21st, 2011

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Dear GS students:

Welcome back! After a hopefully relaxing and invigorating Spring Break, the second half of the semester and a lot of fabulous events are awaiting you, so make sure you know what's going on!

GSSC Events
1. GS Lunch & Learn Series: Medical Panel
2. Speech by Michael Steele
3. Volunteering Opportunity at Heartshare's Spring Gala and Auction
4. MET Art Tours
5. GS Lunch & Learn Series: Career Transition
6. Law School Presentation with jdMission and Manhattan LSAT
7. More Upcoming Events

Additional Hoots
Call for Student Entrepreneurs
Call for Actors: Inter-Campus Pirate Treasure Hunt
Apply to Become a GS Junior Marshal
GSSC Elections
GSSC on Facebook

Did you know...?
GS Gala Tickets!!


GSSC Events*

1. GS Lunch & Learn Series: Medical Panel
 
Network with GS alumni working in medicine!
This Medical Panel, presented to you by GSSC and the GS Alumni Office, includes both dinner and an informal, intimate panel discussion, where alumni share their professional experiences and industry insights, and answer questions about careers in medicine.
For more information, visit Facebook.
 
Date: Tuesday, March 22
Place: Columbia Alumni Welcome Center (622 W. 113th Street)
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Price: Free!
RSVP: Appreciated but not necessary. Register online.


2. Speech by Michael Steele

 
The Columbia Political Union will be hosting Michael Steele, the first African-American Republican National Committee chairman, who will be speaking about his experience in politics as a Republican Party leader as well as his personal experience as a prominent African-American conservative.
For more information, please contact cpu@columbia.edu.
 
Date: Tuesday, March 22
Place: 101 Jerome Green Hall (Law School building on 116th and Amsterdam)
Time: 8:00 p.m.


3. Volunteering Opportunity at Heartshare's Spring Gala and Auction


HeartShare Human Services of New York present a silent auction, celebrity guests, and an awards ceremony. Volunteers will assist with the set-up, display, presentation, and closing of the auction, as well as with the payment and distribution of auction items and clean-up. Food and refreshments will be provided, and Manhattan residents will be either reimbursed for their taxi or provided with a car service home.
If you are interested, please send your name, UNI, and cell phone number to Jayme Johnson (Community at Large Delegate), jlj2145@columbia.edu.

Date: Thursday, March 24
Place: Marriott Marquis (1535 Broadway)
Time: 4:30-11:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Butler Library entrance (inside)
Meeting Time: 3:45 p.m.
Attire: Formal


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 Medieval Art section.


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


5. GS Lunch & Learn Series: Career Transition

 
This workshop, presented to you by GSSC and the Center for Career Education, will focus on career transition and the importance of aligning your personality, interests, skills and values with your next career venture.
For more information, visit Facebook.
 
Date: Wednesday, March 30
Place: GS Lounge
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Price: Free!
RSVP: Appreciated but not necessary. Register online.
 

6. Law School Presentation with jdMission and Manhattan LSAT

 
Thinking about Law School?
Don't miss this chance to get advice about the rigorous admission process from experienced speakers, including alumni. Food will be provided.
 
Time: 6.30-8pm
Date: Wednesday, March 30
Place: GS Lounge
Price: Free!


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.



Additional Hoots


Call for Student Entrepreneurs
 
GSSC will be hosting a reception with a notable keynote speaker, a panel of professionals and academics, and a showcase of GS entrepreneurs and businesspeople, geared toward learning and networking in diverse areas of the business world. We are currently seeking GS students with entrepreneurial experience to participate. To get involved, contact Josh Lewin-Jacus (First Year Class President) at jal2239@columbia.edu.
For more information on the Symposium, visit Facebook.
 
Date: Friday, April 29
Place: Faculty House
Time: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


Call for Actors: Inter-Campus Pirate Treasure Hunt


Part interactive game. Part theater. Part murder mystery. Part scavenger hunt. 
"Pirate actors" will make participants laugh, think, and experience Morningside Heights in a whole new way.  As an actor, you are needed to drive the game as interactive chess pieces who either help (or hinder) players in their quest to uncover buried treasure and find a murderer. The actors' time commitment is limited. Acting experience is preferred, but not necessary. If you are interested, please contact Jennifer Wisdom (Delegate-at-Large Student Life) at jlw2187@columbia.edu.

Deadline: Sunday, March 27


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

Deadline: Friday, March 25


GSSC Elections


Student government is not simply the best way to engage in issues that affect your daily life on campus, it is also an excellent arena to hone and build important life skills. As a member of the General Studies Student Council, you learn to work in teams, find solutions to complex problems, and uncover hidden possibilities.
In April, GSSC Elections will be held. Rise to the challenge of student leadership and reap all the rewards, from the satisfaction of contribution and the benefit of unique experiences to the pleasure of building new friendships. More information about the elections will be made available soon.
If you have any questions, please contact gsscelections@columbia.edu.


GSSC on Facebook


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



Did you know...?


This is your last chance to be part of this year's GS Gala: The Black & White Ball!
Due to the immense demand for GS Gala tickets, a limited number of additional tickets will go on sale at the TIC on Thursday, March 24, at 12:00 p.m. Make sure you get there first!


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

You have officially survived more than half of your semester. Now use your recharged batteries to finish the year with a bang!