GSAC Newsletter: UPenn/Columbia Mixer (Link Below); Broadway and Sports Tickets and so much more!
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January 17
February 14
March 7
April 4
May 2

Meetings will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm in Room 201 in the Casa Hispanica (612 West 116th Street). All are welcome!

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GSAC: UPenn and Columbia Universities Student and Young Alumni Mixer - Open Bar

When: 1 April 2017 - 7-10pm
Where: The DL Rooftop - 95 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002
What: UPenn and Columbia are joining forces for our first annual Student and Young Alumni Mixer! UPenn will be transporting their graduate students from Philadelphia to NYC for the Day, after they enjoy NYC throughout the day, we will be hosting a Social Mixer with Columbia and UPenn Young Alumni! Enjoy a 2 hour open bar from 7-9pm and cash bar from 9-10pm on the Rooftop. For $10 you will have unlimited drinks including: Well Drinks (Basic Liquour Mixed Drinks), Well Beer, Bottled Beer, Draft Beer, Wine, Soda, Juice, (Top-Shelf Liquors, pitchers and shots - not included). Please bring your School ID and a Government ID (21+). Also PLEASE bring Cash to Tip our Bartenders!


Upcoming Cultural and Sports Events

Toronto Raptors vs. NY Knicks
April 9, 12:00 pm Buy tickets

Benjamin Clementine  - Carnegie Hall
April 13 Buy tickets

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
April, 14 Buy tickets

Sunday in the Park with George (Starring Jake Gyllenhaal)
April, 20 Buy tickets

GSAC & EGSC Annual Poker Tournament

When: 5 April 2017 - 7-10pm
Where: 750 CEPSR - 530 W 120th St, Engineering Building
What: Join EGSC and GSAC in their annual Poker tournament! Play for a chance to win a $100, $50, $25 Gift card. Further information in the weeks to follow.

GSAC: The Book of Mormon - On Broadway

When: 3 May 2017 - 7pm
Where: Eugene O’Neill Theatre - 230 West 49th Street
What: We will be offering Tickets to the Broadway Production of The Book of Mormon. Tickets will go on sale in April on Eventbrite. The cost for students is $45. Students must present their Student ID when they pick up their Tickets outside the theatre. Tickets can be picked up before the show between 6:30-6:50pm outside The Eugene O'Neill Theatre (directions will be sent closer to the day of the event). Failure to show up during this time will forfeit your ticket.
Tickets will go on sale in the upcoming weeks.

GSAC: The Parlour Summer Party

When: 12 May 2016 - 8-11pm
Where: The Parlour - 250 W 86th Street
What: Event will take place at The Parlour in the upstairs Living Room. Tickets will go on Sale in April. Event includes: unlimited Beer, Wine, Soda and Juice for 3 Hrs, Chips and dip served all night, $5 special drinks served for the duration, Music played all night, Hot Appetizers to be served, (Top-Shelf Liquors, pitchers and shots - not included). Names will be checked when you arrive and you will receive a wristband. Please bring your School ID and a Government ID (21+). Guests are invited to come, but students can not buy them a ticket - guests can pay for their own drinks at the bar.  Also PLEASE bring Cash to Tip our Bartenders! If you want to attend for Free email to volunteer for part of the event.
Tickets will go on sale in the upcoming weeks.
Awards and Elections

Chinweike Okegbe Service Award

GSAC is currently accepting nominations to the Chinweike Okegbe Award. The Chinweike Okegbe Service Award (formerly GSAC Service Award) is presented annually to two graduate students (Masters or PhD) and one non-student for service to the Columbia graduate community, with a special emphasis placed on their support of the Graduate Student Advisory Council. Recipients may only receive the award once. The award was established as the GSAC Service Award in 2015, and became a named award in honor of Dr. Chinweike Okegbe in 2016. The Chinweike Okegbe Service Award is awarded at the final GSAC plenary meeting of the year, traditionally in mid-April. The steering committee of GSAC selects the recipients of the award (and are thus ineligible to receive the award during their term). All current Columbia graduate students are welcome to place nominations by contacting members of the steering committee with letters of support.

Submissions can be made here

GSAC Steering Committee Elections
We are current accepting nominations for the the GSAC Steering Committee Elections. All steering committee applicants must attend the April plenary meeting, during which elections will be held. The plenary meeting is on Tuesday, April 4 from 6:30-8:00 pm in Room 201 of Casa Hispanica (612 West 116th St).
Please submit the application by Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

Applications can be made here
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Getting involved with GSAC

If you would like to become involved with GSAC, please consider becoming a Department Representative. Department Representatives are a department’s voice on GSAC. They serve as voting members of the plenary (steering committee members are nonvoting), in addition to serving on committees where much of the policy and decisions are deliberated and GSAC’s plans are executed. Many GSAS departments do not currently have a representative. See here for a list of vacant positions.

March 27, 2017
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