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Upcoming Events and Announcements > Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Graduate Student Appreciation week really does exist and the Graduate Student Council is helping coordinate activities to appreciate all of us! Join us and your fellow Grad Students from April 10th to the 16th to celebrate and appreciate Grad Students!

April 9 ---- Online registration opens for GSC 5K (May 8): GSC5K
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GRADUATE APPRECIATION WEEK BEGINS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 10TH
April 10 ---- GSC Research Symposium
April 12 ---- Graduate Student Forum with the Presidents Search Committee
April 12 to 15 ---- 20% off Tufts/Fletcher Merchandise at Tufts Bookstore for Grad Students
April 12 to 16 ---- Graduate Students and Faculty Enjoy FREE Beverage Together at Tower Cafe
April 14 ---- Jorge Cham (PhD Comics) Talk at Tufts: Academic Stimulus Package
April 16 ---- An Afternoon of FREE Ice Cream for Graduate Students (download coupon here)
April 16 ---- Pub Night: Trivia Night for Advisees and Advisors @ SoundBites
GRADUATE STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK ENDS ON FRIDAY APRIL 16TH
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April 23 ---- Graduate Student Awards Ceremony and Reception
April 29 ---- Graduate Student Spring BBQ, Softball Tournament, Field Games: REGISTER YOUR TEAM today!




GSC 5K REGISTRATION OPENS
Friday, April 9, Online GSC5K

The 13th Annual GSC 5K Run/Walk for Project Hope and Respond, Inc. is scheduled for Saturday, May 8. All proceeds of this run will go to Project Hope and RESPOND Inc. Registration is $20 andwill be available online on Friday April 9 (check go.tufts.edu/gsc for updates) and/or will begin at 10AM on the Eaton Hall Patio with the Run/Walk starting at 11AM. Register online to guarantee a free T-Shirt!. This year's event will have music, a raffle for Red Sox tickets, and more! For more information or to volunteer to help with the event, please contact gsc-vicepresident@tufts.edu.


GSC RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Saturday, April 10, 9 am - 4 pm, Anderson Hall

The Tufts Graduate Student Council invites you to attend this year's Graduate Student Research Symposium. The symposium is an all day event in which each participant will briefly present (~15 min) his or her research, followed by a short question and answer session. Refreshments and lunch will be provided and prizes will be awarded to the top presenters at the end of the event. This year we will also have Dr. Sheldon Krimsky (www.tufts.edu/~skrimsky) delivering the Keynote on: "The Culture & Ethos of Research: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective."


GRADUATE STUDENT FORUM WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE
Monday, April 12, 5 pm 6 pm, Barnum 104

As you know, President Bacow has announced his intention to step down in June 2011. The Board of Trustees has formed a search committee and retained the firm of Isaacson Miller (the same firm who led the successful Bacow search) to assist the board in selecting our next president.
The search committee is embarking on a "listening tour" to meet with key constituents across the Tufts community. The committee will synthesize what they learn into an "Opportunity and Challenge Profile" which the search firm will share with prospective candidates and key sources. In addition, the committee will use the feedback from the listening tour to establish the criteria for evaluating the skills and experience of presidential candidates.
We are pleased to invite the graduate student community to meet with members of the search committee on Monday, April 12 from 5:00 to 6:00 in Barnum 104 to share our ideas on the search and on the future of the University.
Some questions to think about in advance of the meeting are:

  • How is Tufts positioned today
  • As you look forward, what are the most important things you want the next president to preserve?
  • What are the seemingly intractable problems that Tufts must begin to make progress on?
  • What must the next president do to be genuinely successful at Tufts?
    I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to let your voice be heard.
    This is a substitute for the Deans Coffee Hour; coffee and refreshments will be provided.

20% OF TUFTS/FLETCHER MERCHANDISE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AT TUFTS BOOKSTORE
Monday, April 12 - Thursday, April 15

The Tufts Bookstore is appreciating Grad Students this week too! From Monday to Thursday grab some Tufts/Fletcher gear for 20% OFF! Must show Tufts Grad Student ID. Valid for all merchandise excluding Tufts chairs and on-sale items.


GRADUATE STUDENTS AND FACULTY ENJOY FREE BEVERAGE TOGETHER AT TOWER CAFE
Monday, April 12 and Friday April 16

Graduate students are invited to have free coffee/beverage with a Faculty member compliments of the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Students and Faculty may visit Tower Cafe anytime during the week (Monday to Thursday, noon to 7 pm; Friday noon to 4 pm). The Faculty member signs off on the receipt of the beverages which will be paid for by the Dean.


EXTENDED DEADLINE: GRADUATE STUDENT VIDEO CONTEST SUBMISSIONS
The new deadline with for video submissions is April 13, 2010 (1 pm) at the GSC Lounge.

We are calling for Graduate Students to create videos between 1 and 2 minutes in length that reenacts a humorous aspect of life in Graduate School at Tufts.

Videos will be judged on 3 criteria:
1) Creativity
2) Humor
3) Relation to Grad Student Life

First prize: $200.00, Second prize: $125.00, Third prize $75.00. Contest information, guidelines, and submission forms, and release forms can be found at go.tufts.edu/gsc. The deadline for submitting videos is Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 1 pm. Videos should be submitted on a CD/DVD with the application and release forms to the GSC Lounge, West 001. Questions about the contest can be sent to gsc@tufts.edu Videos will be judged by the GSC Executive Board. Winners will be notified by e-mail later that week.


JORGE CHAM (CREATOR OF PHD COMICS) AT TUFTS: "Academic Stimulus Package"
Wednesday April 14, 5 pm - 6 pm TALK with Q&A; 6 pm - 7 pm BOOK-SIGNING
Cohen Auditorium and Balch Arena Lobby (Aidekman Arts Center)

The Graduate Student Council is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a talk and book-signing with the Creator of PhD comics. Jorge Cham will be coming to campus to deliver "Academic Stimulus Package" - a one-hour talk with Q&A and a book-signing to follow. The talk will be held in Cohen Auditorium. The reviews for this talk have all been great! Tickets for this event are NOW on sale at the Cohen Box Office at $5.00 in advance or $8.00 on the day of the event. Ticket purchases require a valid student ID (and no more than 5 tickets can be purchased by one student). Tickets can also be ordered by phone (for pick-up) using a debit/credit card. The number to call for the Cohen Box Office is 617-627-3493. The Box Office is open 9 am - 5 pm everyday. Tickets for this event are limited.


AN AFTERNOON OF FREE ICE CREAM FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Thursday, April 15, 2 pm 5 pm, Various Campus Stops
Download coupon here!

The Office of Graduate Studies has already made the plans: the ice cream truck will be making a not-quite-summer-yet appearance as part of this week of activities. From 2 pm 5 pm, the Ice Cream Truck will be making four 40-minute stops across campus: Sci-Tech Building, 200 Boston Avenue, Granoff Music Center, West Hall. Instructions on obtaining coupons for free ice cream (which will be available for download from the GSC Website http://go.tufts.edu/gsc) will be circulated from the Office of Graduate Studies and the GSC during the week. This is kindly sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies (Ballou Hall).


PUB NIGHT: TRIVIA NIGHT FOR ADVISEES AND ADVISORS
Friday, April 16, 6 pm - 9 pm, Soundbites (Ball Square)

Bring a team of 4-6 students and compete with other AS&E teams as well as Friedman Nutrition School Grad Students at a special edition of Soundbites Trivia night. All teams will get a Soundbites coupon worth enough for beverages or appetizer for all. PLUS if a team includes at least one Faculty member their coupon is doubled! Snack on some delicious Soundbites appetizers or order dinner while you compete. The winning team shall receive a $100.00 gift certificate to a local restaurant; additional prizes TBA. See http://go.tufts.edu/gsc for updated information as the event approaches.


GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS CEREMONY AND RECEPTION
Friday, April 23, 3:45 pm - 6:30 pm, Distler Auditorium (Granoff Music Center)

The Graduate Student Council is pleased to honor the winners of the awards for Outstanding Faculty Contribution to Graduate Studies, "Outstanding Graduate Student Contribution to Undergraduate Education", Outstanding Graduate Student Organization and GSC Service Awards. The GSC Awards are presented as part of the Graduate School Awards Ceremony which is hosted annually at Distler Auditorium.


GRADUATE STUDENT SPRING BBQ, SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT, AND FIELD GAMES
Thursday April 29, 3 pm -7 pm, Fletcher Field

The GSC will be hosting the Spring BBQ at Fletcher field. Fletcher, Friedman, and Sackler will join AS&E for an afternoon filled with tons of FOOD, MUSIC, and FUN! This spring we are organizing the second annual GSC Softball Tournament. Registration is FREE. Please contact: gsc-vicepresident@tufts.edu to register your softball team or for any questions. We will also have pick-up soccer and ultimate frisbee at designated times TBA!
Rain date venue: Remis Sculpture Center.

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