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April 9, 2019

Announcements

Faculty Mentoring Award and Chinweike Okegbe Service Award
NOMINATION DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 12

Nominate your outstanding faculty, administrators, and fellow graduate students who make a positive impact on campus!

The Faculty Mentoring Award is presented annually to two faculty of Columbia University to recognize excellence in mentoring PhD students during their graduate careers. This award is presented at GSAS Convocation by the Arts and Sciences Graduate Council President. The award includes a plaque and $500 honorarium, which is funded equally by ASGC and GSAS. Nomination Form

The Chinweike Okegbe Service Award is awarded annually to two senior graduate students and one non-student who have had a lasting impact due to their service to the Department and Columbia University while demonstrating academic excellence. The Chinweike Okegbe Service Awards will be awarded by ASGC on April 30, the final plenary meeting of the year. Nomination Form 

John Jay and CUMC Healthcare Survey
ASGC and GSO are circulating a brief healthcare survey to gauge the demand for access to healthcare facilities at the campus where a student's department is not housed—that is, for access to John Jay among CUMC students and for access to CUMC medical services among GSAS students. Please help us get a clear sense of the breadth of interest by filling out this survey, which will take less than two minutes to complete. 

New 2019-2020 Executive Board
The ASGC Executive Board for next year will be: 

President: Alex Cuadrado 
VP: William Plews-Ogan 
EAVP: Mike Ford 
Communications: Mila Iličić
Finance: Tea Crnković
QoL Chair: Audrey Amsellem 
Media Chair: Rogério Shieh Barbosa 
Event Co-Chairs: Pierre Devlaminck and Casey Libonate
Alumni Chair: Matthew Morales 

Congratulations!

Correction from January Plenary on Resident/Nonresident Tax Query
Milica Iličić, current Events Co-Chair, followed up on a tax issue regarding international students that was raised at the January plenary meeting. She would like to clarify that whatever provision she was referred to last year has changed, and now it is explicitly clear that just because one is a non-resident for federal taxes, it doesn't mean they're a non-resident of NYS. The ISSO now has it spelled out on their website:
https://isso.columbia.edu/content/filing-your-non-resident-tax-forms-using-sprintax-f-and-j#/cu_accordion_item-6943
Apologies from the Executive Board for any confusion.

The next ASGC Student Travel Grant deadline is April 26.
This deadline is for acceptance letters received between January 18th - April 26th, 2019.
Please click here for more details and the application.

Our final 2018-19 plenary meetings will be on Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30pm in 301 Philosophy Hall.

Follow us on Facebook or check out our website for more updates and information. Plenary agendas and minutes.

ASGC Events

Contact Us with questions regarding events or ticketing.
La Traviata
April 17, 2019
8:00 PM
Metropolitan Opera House

$35 
More Info & Tickets

Other Events

RSVP HERE: https://groyourcareer2019.splashthat.com/
Please note that representatives from the life science industry job-recruitment network Scismic will be in attendance
Upcoming University Life Events 
Graduate Student Hangout
Tuesday, April 9, 12:30 p.m.—2:00 p.m.
International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 Street, Publique, 6th floor

The Graduate Initiative for Inclusion and Engagement invites you to take a break from your studies and join us for games and casual conversations with Columbia graduate and professional students. Brought to you by the Office of University Life. Light refreshments will be served. Register here. Please bring your CUID.

Sunset Yoga
Tuesday, April 9; Tuesday, April 16; and Tuesday, April 23; 5:00 p.m.
Various locations: Click here for information and to register.

Join the University Life Events Council for Sunset Yoga. Unwind with a mindful, stress-reducing and fun break! Don' t forget to bring your mat. There are three chances in April to participate. RSVP is recommended but not required. Please bring your CUID.

CU Stories: Inclusion & Belonging
Wednesday, April 10, 6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.
Wien Hall, 411 W. 116 Street, Wien Lounge

The University Life Events Council invites you to celebrate an evening of storytelling as students recount their identity journey. Light dinner will be served. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please bring your CUID.
Click here to submit your event for our newsletter.
ASGC is composed of MA & PhD students from GSAS departments and is the main successor of the Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC). All affiliate departments are encouraged to designate a Department Representative to participate in plenary meetings. Department Representatives vote on ASGC initiatives and policy changes as well as serve as liaisons between their departments and ASGC.

Please reach out to your current Department Representative to discuss matters you would like to see ASGC raise or, if the position is vacant, consider becoming a representative yourself.
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