Weekly Announcements: October 5–11

GSA News & Events:

  1. GSA Assembly Meeting, October 7
  2. Bar Night at the Graduate
  3. Grad Yoga
  4. Open Committee Positions
  5. Chancellor’s Coffee House Hours for Graduate Students

Funding:

  1. LAST CALL: Fall 2015 Graduate Studies Travel Award
  2. Information Meeting, Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Professional Development:

  1. Graduate Student Financial Literacy Seminar
  2. Workshop: Understanding Learning Styles for Leadership Development

Lectures & Panels:

  1. ELIPPS Panel: Breaking the Silence and Addressing Mental Health Needs
  2. UC Davis School of Law LGBTQIA Culture Week: Bill Smith Memorial Lecture
  3. Global Affairs Roundtable: U.S. Ambassador to Singapore



GSA News & Events:

1. GSA Assembly Meeting, October 7

The first General Assembly meeting of the year will be held this week:

Wednesday, October 7, 1002 Giedt Hall, 6:15-8:30 p.m.

Departments and Graduate Groups, please register your designated representative(s) by Wednesday.

The registration form is available here: https://gsa.ucdavis.edu/about/become-a-representative/

Intercampus Shuttle Passes for GSA Reps

Live in Sacramento? Want to represent your grad group? Free UCD-UCDMC shuttle passes are now available for official GSA business. This includes attending assembly meetings, campus committee meetings, and GSA committee meetings. Contact Katrina Brock (gsavicechair@ucdavis.edu) to request your passes.


2. Bar Night at the Graduate

Bring your friends to The Graduate for our first bar night of the year! Open to all graduate students.

October 7th, 8:30pm-10:30 PM 

$2 off Singles, Doubles, and Pints

$3 off Big Beers

$6 off Pitchers

Light snacks will be provided.


3. Grad Yoga

This week’s yoga class for graduate students will take place on Monday, October 5, 5-6:30 p.m. in Meeting Room D in the Student Community Center.

Please bring your own mat or towel.

Fall quarter yoga schedule: https://gsa.ucdavis.edu/yoga/

Grad yoga is co-sponsored by the GSA and the LGBTQIA Resource Center


4. Open Committee Positions

Graduate Council
Two meetings per month
Nominations close October 5th

Health Fee Oversight Committee 
One meeting per quarter
Nominations close October 12th

GSA Elections Committee
One committee meeting and one General Assembly Meeting per election
There will likely be 2-3 elections this academic year plus possible fee referendum.
Nominations close October 19th

If you would like to nominate someone, please send Katrina Brock (gsavicechair@ucdavis.edu) a short paragraph (1-5 sentences) with the nominee’s qualifications for serving.


5. Chancellor’s Coffee Hours for Graduate Students

The Graduate Student Assistant to the Dean and Chancellor will be hosting the Chancellor’s coffee hour at the CoHo on the following dates:

October 20, 12:15–1:30 p.m.
November 10, 12:15–1:30 p.m.
December 1, 12:15–1:30 p.m.

These hours are open to all students, but graduate and professional students would be particularly welcome.



Funding:

1. LAST CALL: Fall 2015 Graduate Studies Travel Award

Graduate students who have traveled, or will be traveling, to present at meetings of nationally and international recognized professional societies between July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 may now apply for the Graduate Studies Fall Travel Award. The award is for students who are near the completion of their degree who have not previously received the award.  Students must be in good academic standing, registered in full-time status, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The application deadline for students is October 15, 2015. Applications must be submitted to the student’s graduate program for first review. Awards will be announced the week of December 14, 2015.

Please see the Graduate Studies website (http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/current-students/financial-support/internal-fellowships/travel-awards) for details concerning the award and application process.


2. Information Meeting, Soros Fellowship for New Americans

UC Davis Information Meeting October 6th, 2015, 12:10 – 1:15pm
Student Services Community Center Room, Room E (no RSVP required)
URL: http://www.pdsoros.org/competition/

Application Deadline:  November 1, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST

Dr. Craig Harwood, the Director of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship Foundation will be on campus for a special site visit this coming Tuesday, October 6th providing a rare opportunity for UCD to host an Information Meeting for 2016 student applicants.

Dr. Harwood will give an overview of the Fellowship Program, eligibility, applications process, selection criteria, and guidance for recommenders.  UC Davis medical student Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo received the 2015 award and will also be in attendance to share her application experience.



Professional Development:

1. Graduate Student Financial Literacy Seminar

Graduate Student Financial Literacy Seminar – Part I

The Graduate Student’s Guide to Personal Finance

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
11:30-1:00pm

Space limited – please register for room location:

http://tinyurl.com/GradStudentFinancesF15


2. Workshop: Understanding Learning Styles for Leadership Development

Understanding Learning Styles for Leadership Development
for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Noon-2:00pm
Garrison Room, Memorial Union

Please Register: http://tinyurl.com/LearningStyles4LeadershipF15

Join us for this two-hour workshop which will build your leadership skills and also help you assess Learning Styles and put them into practice.  Understanding different learning styles will help you be a more effective instructor, mentor, supervisor, and facilitator of meetings!

Lunch will be served to those who register.


Lectures & Panels:

1. ELIPPS Panel: Breaking the Silence and Addressing Mental Health Needs

Emerging Leaders in Policy and Public Service (ELIPPS) hosts a panel on “Breaking the silence and addressing mental health needs” 

When: October 14, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Where: RSVP for location

Presenter: Darrell Steinberg, Author, Mental Health Services Act, Proposition 63 and Former Senator President Pro Tempore on how Prop 63 has made a difference to the people of CA. On how can we address the mental health needs of our students and our community. About how you can make a difference to this movement of addressing mental health needs and help yourself and your peers and the avenues to get involved through fellowships, internships and public policy advocacy. 

Collaborators: Office of the Chancellor, UC Davis, Emerging Leaders in Policy and Public Service (ELIPPS), Steinberg Institute, Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, UC Davis, Student Health and Counseling Services, UC Davis

Questions: Contact Amandeep, Director, ELIPPS at ackaur@ucdavis.edu

Tweet live at @ucdavisELIPPS using the #mentalhealth and #BreakStigma during the event.


2. UC Davis School of Law LGBTQIA Culture Week: Bill Smith Memorial Lecture

The UC Davis LAMBDA Law Students Association presents the 14th Annual Bill Smith Memorial Lecture

Kate Kendell, Esq. “Winning Marriage and the Road Ahead for the LGBT Community”

Few expected same-sex couples would win the Freedom to Marry so soon. How did this happen? What were the legal and cultural milestones that made this landmark ruling possible? In the wake of the ruling what issues remain to be tackled on behalf of LGBT individuals and families and what challenges will the community face as future issues are addressed and opposition responds?

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Lecture: 5:00 p.m., King Hall, Room 1301
Reception: 6:30 p.m., King Hall Courtyard


3. Global Affairs Roundtable: U.S. Ambassador to Singapore

Singapore has been called the 20th century’s most successful development storyHow has it become one of the richest places on earth? What challenges does it face now?

Please join the Ambassador of Singapore to the United States Mr. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri for a dialogue and a roundtable discussion on the key strategic, politico-economic and other issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Founders Room, Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center

RSVP: globalaffairs.ucdavis.edu/register

 For more information, contact: Linxia Liang, Director, Asian International Programs, (530) 754-8945, lxliang@ucdavis.edu




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