Monday: April 11th, 2011

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Dear GS students:

Elect your Student Council today! Several candidates are running for the Council's core positions. They are the ones who will be representing you next year, so make sure you make your voice heard and vote!

GSSC Events
1. GSSC Barbecue
2. Inter-Campus Pirate Treasure Hunt
3. Film Fundraiser for Japan
4. More Upcoming Events

Columbia Events
GS Students: Navigating the NYC Rental Market
Take Back the Night

Additional Hoots
GSSC Elections!
Intercampus Shuttle Service
Volunteering Opportunity at Food Pantry
Call for Student Entrepreneurs
GSSC on Facebook

Did you know...?


GSSC Events*


1. GSSC Barbecue

Come out and embrace the beautiful Spring weather!
Spend your Friday afternoon mingling with fellow GSers and relaxing in the sun, while enjoying good food!
For more information, visit Facebook.

Date: Friday, April 15
Place: Dodge Plaza
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Price: Free!


2. Inter-Campus Pirate Treasure Hunt

Part interactive game. Part theater. Part murder mystery. Part scavenger hunt.
To win great prizes, form a team, fly your colors, secure a map and pirate hat, and match wits with pirates who will help (or hinder) you in your quest to uncover buried treasure and find a murderer. The first 50 students will receive a custom Columbia pirate hat, and food and beverages will be provided after the hunt.
For more information, visit Facebook.

Date: Friday, April 15
Place: Low Steps
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Price: Free!


3. Film Fundraiser for Japan

Watch a movie in the cozy cinema room seats to make a difference for Japan! 
We will be showing the Japanese film "Sanjuro," and all money made at this event, which is organized in collaboration with Red Cross, will go towards disaster relief in Japan.
For more information, visit Facebook.

Date: Friday, April 22
Place: Lerner Cinema
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5.00 (Donations over $5.00 will not be turned away!)


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.


Columbia Events

GS Students: Navigating the NYC Rental Market

At this workshop, GS students will receive valuable advice about the search for and the renting of apartments, apartment sharing, and many other aspects of the NYC rental market.

Date: Tuesday, April 12
Place: 212D Lewisohn Hall
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
RSVP: Register online.


Take Back the Night

Break the silence about sexual violence! This march is an opportunity to reclaim the streets of New York City, the neighborhood of Morningside Heights, and the Columbia campus as safe spaces. At the speakout after the march, community members will speak anonymously about their experiences. More information is available online. If you have questions, please contact TBTN.at.Columbia@gmail.com.

Date: Thursday, April 14
Place: Barnard Gates and Lefrak Gymnasium
Time: 8:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m.



Additional Hoots

GSSC Elections!

The Student Council positions of Student Body President, VP of Policy, VP of Finance, VP of Communications, VP of Student Events, and University Senator are being elected this week. Electronic ballots are already open and will be closed on Wednesday, April 13, at 10:00 a.m. Vote and view the candidates' campaign statements online.


Intercampus Shuttle Service

The inter-campus shuttle connects the Morningside Campus with the Medical Center in Washington Heights and other sites, like the Harlem Hospital. A new schedule for the shuttle has been proposed, which could potentially alleviate the transportation issues faced by post-bac pre-meds as well as all students living north of the main campus.
Before the schedule can be finalized, your opinion is needed! Please fill out this short survey before Wednesday, April 13.


Volunteering Opportunity at Food Pantry

Make a difference in your community, by serving food and packing up groceries at a food pantry. For more information, please contact Jayme Johnson (Community at Large Delegate) at jlj2145@columbia.edu.

Date: Every Wednesday
Place: 85 E. 165 Street, Bronx
Time: 12:00-6:00 p.m. (you can volunteer for an hour, two hours, or the entire time)


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.


GSSC on Facebook

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



Did you know...?

AJO, a CC student, is in the running for the 2011 National College Battle of the Bands contest! Check out her new song online. The more plays, the closer she'll be to repping CU at Webster Hall, Las Vegas, and beyond!

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

Don't forget to vote!