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GRAD ANNOUNCE, February 2019

GRAD ANNOUNCE, February 2019 

Monthly email brought to you by the Graduate Life Office of Stanford Student Affairs, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Graduate Student Council & Graduate Student Programming Board.


GRADUATE LIFE OFFICE (GLO)

  1. Follow us on social media to receive reminders and updates about our events!
  2. Cantor Arts Center First Friday, Feb. 1
  3. ALL Community Associate Tabling Session Feb. 6 and Application **NOW OPEN**
  4. Settle Down Sundays: Game Night and Hot Chocolate Feb. 10, Build Your Own Sleep Kits and Bath bombs Feb. 24.
  5. Info/Engagement Session on Animals in Student Housing, Feb. 7
  6. Grief Gathering: Feb. 21
  7. Anxiety Toolbox Workshop: Feb.21, Feb. 28, & Mar. 7
  8. Grad 201: Catching Zz’s - Sleeping Well in Grad School, Feb. 20
  9. Grad 201: Finding Off Campus Housing, Mar. 7
  10. Gratitude Gifts: Bread Baking with Graduate Dean Laurette Beeson, Mar. 13
  11. 5-SURE Stanford Campus Driving Service.
  12.  Grad Affordability Survey
  13. Grad Meal Plan at Forbes
  14. Free, Fast, and Anonymous HIV Testing on Campus

 

VICE PROVOST FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION (VPGE)

  1. VPGE Fellowship and Funding Opportunities
  2. Fellows Forum, Feb. 7
  3. WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS), Feb. 11
  4. Academic Chats, Feb. 12, Mar. 5
  5. Quick Bytes, Feb. 13, Feb. 25, Mar. 7
  6. Leadership Dinners, Feb. 20, Feb. 27
  7. Diversity Works: The Art and Science of High Performance Teams, Feb. 21
  8. Designing the Professional, Feb. 25 & Mar. 4 (must attend both sessions)
  9. Mentoring 101: How to Get What You Need to Thrive in The Academy, Feb. 28
  10. Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF)
  11. SPICE (Student Projects for Intellectual Community Enhancement) Funds
  12. DARE (Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence) Doctoral Fellowship
  13. Stanford Ignite
  14. Hume Center for Writing and Speaking: Resources for Graduate Students

 

GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL (GSC)

  1. New GSC Calendar
  2. GSC Social Events This Quarter
  3. Questions, comments, concerns?

 

GRADUATE STUDENT PROGRAMMING BOARD (GSPB)

  1. Join GSPB Mailing List
  2. Nepali Mo:mo tasting, Feb. 2
  3. Meet & Eat, Feb. 5
  4. Decolonizing Fieldwork, Feb. 6
  5. Discover Downtown: Bangkok Cuisine, Feb. 8
  6. Low-calorie Ice Cream Social, Feb. 9
  7. Grad Trivia, Feb. 22

 

CARDINAL NIGHTS

  1. Bowling, Feb. 1
  2. Board Game Night, Feb. 7
  3. Stuff A Convo Heart Pillow, Feb. 8
  4. Exploratorium: Chocolate, Feb. 14
  5. Cats on Broadway, Feb. 21
  6. Pick Your Own Movie Night, Feb. 22
  7. Men’s Basketball Shirt Giveaway, Feb. 28
  8. Sharks Game, Mar. 1
  9. Creed II Screening, Mar. 2
  10. Captain Marvel Private Screening, Mar. 7
  11. Stress Less, Mar. 8.

 


GRADUATE LIFE OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:


1. Follow The Graduate Life Office on social media for event announcements, updates, and more!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glo_stanford

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Stanford_GLO

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stanfordglo/

 

2. Cantor Arts Center First Friday

On the first Friday of each month during the academic year, the Cantor Arts Center will be open late from 8pm-10pm.  This time, on February 1st, join us for dance performances, art-making, and refreshments

We will be giving out free First Friday shirts at the event.  Make sure you get there early to grab yours!

 

3. Community Associate Info Session and Application **NOW OPEN**

If you are interested in learning more about the Community Associate (CA) position directly from current CAs, you may consider attending one (or more) of the following information sessions. Please note that all sessions are area specific and you are welcome to attend multiple sessions. In order to apply, you must have housing eligibility. For more information, go to the Community Associates application site. If you have questions about an area that is not listed, please feel free to contact the Graduate Life Office (GLO) to be linked with the appropriate GLO Dean at 650-736-7078 or graduatelifeoffice@stanford.edu

All Area Tabling Session

Tuesday, February 6 (5:00pm-7:00pm) in Havana Room, Graduate Community Center **NOTE THAT THE DATE HAS CHANGE SINCE PREVIOUS GRAD ANNOUNCE**

 

**If chosen for an interview, dates are: March 2 & 4-5 2019**

 

4. Settle Down Sundays

Save the dates for the Graduate Life Office programming series, Settle Down Sundays.  Designed to help you settle down after a long a hectic week before it starts all over again!  Come join us, relax, and settle down.

 

Game Night + Hot Chocolate Bar

When: Sunday February 10, 2019

Where: Graduate Community Center, GCC

RSVP & More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/606829929748291/

Snacks will be provided on a first come first serve basis.

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Build Your Own Sleep Kits

When: Sunday February 24, 2019

Where: Graduate Community Center, GCC

RSVP & More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/417371605667895/

Snacks will be provided on a first come first serve basis.

 

Check our Facebook for updates for Settle Down Sunday Events

 

5. Info/Engagement Session on Animals in Student Housing

When: Thursday Feburary 7, 2019

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Location: Arrillaga Family Dining Commons – Study Room

Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/ESADinner.  

  • Have you encountered challenges with managing your needs and the needs of your service/support animal in student housing?
  • Have you been able to create positive neighborly relationships with folks who own/don’t own animals in your local community? What barriers or challenges strain relationships between neighbors with respect to animals?
  • Would you like to work with other students to identify support resources for sharing community space with animals (i.e. off-leash areas, animal training resources, animal owner socializing opportunities, animal-friendly residential programming)?

A university-wide committee, formed by Dr. Shirley Everett (Senior Associate Vice Provost- Residential & Dining Enterprises), is currently examining its service and emotional support animals policy. We are holding engagement and information sessions in order to hear from students in our residential communities about their experiences. We’re encouraging community members who own and don’t own animals to participate.

Please attend if you can!  Dinner will be provided.  If you are unable to attend, but would still like to provide input, please indicate that on your RSVP and someone will be contacting you for follow-up. Please contact Roselyn Thomas, Assistant Director of Programs at GLO, if you have any additional questions (rrthomas@stanford.edu).

If you need a disability-related accommodation to participate in this information session, please contact disability.access@stanford.edu.

 

6. Grief Gathering

If you are currently or have ever experienced the death of a significant person in your life or are experiencing feelings of grief in a time of uncertainty, this is an opportunity to share your experiences, suggestions, and concerns about the mourning process.

This event is free and open only to Stanford students.

Thursday February 21 4:00pm-5:30pm

Common Room in Old Union

Sponsored by the Office for Religious Life, Counseling and Psychological Services,

Residential Education, Graduate Life Office, and iThrive.

 

7. Anxiety Toolbox Workshop

Hosted by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).  Learn your triggers, understand anxiety and create your own self-care plan.  This graduate student only Anxiety Toolbox Workshop is broken up into 3 one-hour sessions where you will learn, practice, and gain new skills to manager your anxiety and hack your Stanford Experience.

When: February 21, February 28, and March 7.

Time: 4pm-5pm

Where: Graduate Community Center, Bogota Room

RSVP: If interested, please call CAPS at 650-723-3785 to sign up and save your spot.

 

8. Grad 201: Catching Zz’s - Sleeping Well in Grad School

Date: February 20, 2019

Time: 12:00-1:00pm (Lunch served at 11:45am)

Location: TBD (attendees will be informed by 2/15)

Come join us for a small lunch time discussion (lunch provided) with the Director of the Graduate Life Office, Ken Hsu, about creating good sleep habits to support your wellness during grad school. Learn tips and tricks to get better rest. This Grad 201 is limited to the first 15 students who RSVP.

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/SleepGrad201

 

9. Grad 201: Finding Off Campus Housing

When: March 7, 2019

Time: 12pm-1pm

Where: Havana Room, GCC

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/N1vryTUn3XuJRGGw1

Do you need to find a place to live off-campus? Are you out of housing priority years, graduating and/or taking a job somewhere and would like some information about how to start?

Do you know about where to search, contracts, references, credit checks, security deposits, landlords legal troubles to avoid? Come out to an info session presented by the Graduate Life Office and Graduate Student Council - information is power! Stanford Housing and a lawyer from the ASSU Legal Counseling Office will each do a presentation, followed by some time for questions.

Lunch is provided; space is limited, so sign-up early and mark it down in your calendar!

Use the same form to submit any questions ahead to time and Stanford Housing and the ASSU lawyer will do their best to include the answer in their presentations.

Any questions about the event can go to GSC Social Chair Gabby Badica at gbadica@stanford.edu

 

10. Gratitude Gifts: Bread Baking

When: March 13, 2019

Time: 6pm-8pm

Where: Kennedy Great Room

RSVP:  https://goo.gl/forms/VvPf4bPirUhXhx5s1

Come Join us and Assistant Dean Laurette Beeson and learn how to bake various types of bread!!  This event is part of our Gratitude Gifts series. 

 

11. 5-Sure Stanford Campus Driving Service

5-SURE is a student-led driving service offering FREE UNLIMITED rides on Stanford Campus.  Available 7 days a week from 9:00pm – 1:45AM during academic term.  To request service, please call 650-725-SURE (7873).

Brought to you by the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE)

 

12. Fill out the Grad Affordability Survey!

The Affordability Task Force is conducting a survey on affordability - be sure to fill it out! You should have received an email from stanfordaffordability@mercer.com on Jan 28 - if you have not, it’s probably because you have email forwarding on. If you can’t find your email,  please click here and input your 8-digit Stanford ID number (this is the last 8-digits of the number on your Stanford ID card). This will take you to your unique survey link.

Please contact affordabilitytaskforce@stanford.edu if you continue to have issues.

The next stage for the Taskforce (after the survey closes) is running focus groups with students who would like to participate - look out for a future sign-up if you would like to participate. Focus groups will be in person and through online conferencing if you are not on campus. Contact Gabby Badica: gbadica@stanford.edu for any questions. 

 

13. Grad meal plan at Forbes

There is now a grad meal dinner option at Forbes Family Café. Grad students with Stanford Dining meal plans can enjoy the all-you-care-to-eat-format (or by weight, $0.62 per ounce) with one meal swipe during dinner (5 - 7:30 PM, Monday-Thursday). Forbes accepts meal plan, Cardinal dollars and credit/debit. 

 

14. Free, Fast, and Anonymous HIV Testing on Campus

Do you know your status? When was the last time you were tested? Do you want to ask questions about sexual health?

HIV*PACT is a peer anonymous counseling and testing organization free to all Stanford students and affiliates. We use Oraquick, an oral test, that reports your HIV status in 20 minutes! We recommend STI testing every 6 months for sexually active folks and we can answer any questions about HIV, STI, sexual health, or other resources on campus! HIV*PACT offers a nonjudgmental environment to talk about gender and sexual identities and sexual health.

Our counselors are also educated about PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis, a once-a-day pill that lowers your chance for HIV infection. Make an appointment if you would like to learn more!

Go to hiv.stanford.edu to make your appointment!

Have questions? 

Email the Co-Coordinators, Julia Todderud (todderud@stanford.edu) and Jorge Mercado (jorgeim@stanford.edu)!

 


VICE PROVOST FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION ANNOUNCEMENTS:


1. VPGE Fellowship and Funding Opportunities

Are you promoting innovation, diversity, or excellence at Stanford? Explore upcoming student funding and doctoral fellowship opportunities. Scroll down to learn more about current open opportunities.

 

2. Fellows Forum, Feb. 7

Expand your academic skills and meet new people over a healthy meal at Fellows Forum. Designed for early to mid stage doctoral students, especially those in STEM fields. Thurs., Feb. 7: Mentoring Up. 4:30–5:30 PM; refreshments and networking to follow. Register in advance.

 

3. WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS), Feb. 11

Learn from other changemakers in STEM and build your professional and academic network at WINS. Mon., Feb. 11: Stephanie G. Adams, Dean of the Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University. 4:30–6:30 PM. Registration deadline: Wed., Feb. 6.

 

4. Academic Chats, Feb. 12, Mar. 5

Could a faculty career be in your future? Explore the skills and experience to help you prepare at Academic Chats. Tues., Feb. 12: An Academic Career at a Liberal Arts College or University; Tues., Mar. 5: An Academic Career in the CSU (California State University) or Similar System. 12–1:15 PM; lunch provided. Register in advance.

 

5. Quick Bytes, Feb. 13, Feb. 25, Mar. 7

Get valuable nuggets of professional development wisdom that you can apply right away! Interactive Quick Bytes sessions cover a variety of topics. Wed., Feb. 13: Improve Your Negotiation Mastery; Mon., Feb. 25: Think Fast. Talk Smart; Thurs., Mar. 7: From Anxiety to Adventure: What is Your "Stress Mindset". 12–1:15 PM; lunch provided. Register in advance.

 

6. Leadership Dinners, Feb. 20, Feb. 27

Interact with proven leaders from various industries and organizations over dinner at the Faculty Club. Wed., Feb. 20: Richard Chow, former CEO and board member, energy industry; Wed., Feb. 27: Krista Tippett, journalist and 2019 Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor. 5:30–8 PM; apply in advance.

 

7. Diversity Works: The Art and Science of High Performance Teams, Feb. 21

Learn the science behind great teams and how to create and lead high performance teams in this interactive workshop. Thurs., Feb. 21, 9 AM–12 PM. Registration deadline: Sun., Feb. 17.

 

8. Designing the Professional, Feb. 25 & Mar. 4 (must attend both sessions)

Apply the innovation principles of design thinking to your life in this interactive, two-session workshop. Two consecutive Mondays: Feb. 25 & Mar. 4, 4:30–7:30 PM. Application deadline: Mon., Feb. 18.

 

9. Mentoring 101: How to Get What You Need to Thrive in The Academy, Feb. 28

Learn to cultivate strong mentoring relationships and sponsors that help you thrive in academia. Thurs., Feb. 28, 9 AM–12 PM. Registration deadline: Sun., Feb. 24.

 

10. Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF)

Are you a doctoral student engaged in interdisciplinary research? Apply for the three-year SIGF. See website for eligibility and fellowship terms. Info session: Tues., Feb. 5, 3–4 PM. Application deadline: Mon., Feb. 25.

 

11. SPICE (Student Projects for Intellectual Community Enhancement) Funds

Develop projects and activities that expand intellectual community within departments (and beyond) using SPICE funds. Application deadline: Thurs., Feb. 28.
 

12. DARE (Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence) Doctoral Fellowship

Are you an advanced doctoral student whose presence will help diversify the professoriate? Apply for this two-year fellowship, which prepares students from diverse backgrounds to pursue and succeed in academic careers. Info sessions: Wed., Feb. 6, 12–1 PM; Tues., Feb. 12, 12–1 PM, Thurs., Feb. 21, 3–4 PM. Application deadline: Mon., Apr. 1.

 

13. Stanford Ignite

Acquire the business fundamentals needed to turn your ideas into ventures. Tuition for grad students subsidized by VPGE and the GSB. Four-week, full-time program, Sun., Jun. 23–Wed., Jul. 31. Application deadline: Tues., Mar. 12.

 

14. Hume Center for Writing and Speaking: Resources for Graduate Students

Individual Consultations

Working on a job letter or conference presentation? Preparing for a big interview? Stuck on a dissertation chapter? The Hume Center offers FREE writing and speaking support for grad students!

Hours:

  • Sun., 1–7:30 PM
  • Mon.–Wed., 10 AM–8:30 PM
  • Thurs., 10 AM–7:30 PM
  • Fri., 10 AM–4:30 PM

 

Dissertation Boot Camp

Dissertation Boot Camp offers grad students a focused, two-week opportunity to make serious progress on their dissertation or other writing project.

Dissertation Boot Camp—Session 4

  • Registration begins: Mon., Feb. 4, 10 AM
  • Camp: Tues., Feb. 19–Fri., Mar. 1 (weekdays), 9 AM–1PM

Dissertation Boot Camp—Session 5

  • Registration begins: Mon., Mar. 4, 10 AM
  • Camp: Mon., Mar. 18–Fri., Mar. 29 (weekdays), 9 AM–1PM

 

Writing and Oral Communication Workshops

These workshops provide grad students from all disciplines with general strategies, as well as support for specific writing and speaking tasks, such as research statements, journal articles, multimedia presentations, and more. Please visit the Hume website for the most up-to-date workshop schedule.

Oral Communication workshops are also organized for individual departments and programs. Contact speakinghelp@stanford.edu.

 

Writing Group Consultations

Are you interested in starting a writing group? Or find yourself in a writing group that just isn’t as productive as it could be? Contact humecenter@stanford.edu to request a consultation to help your group meet its writing goals.

Oral Communication Courses

Oral Communication courses provide innovative, discipline-based instruction to help students refine their personal speaking styles in small groups and classroom settings.

 


GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENTS:


1. New GSC Calendar

  • Filled with the events supported by your Graduate Student Activities Fee
  • Lots of opportunities for food, fun and new friends!

 

2. GSC Social Events This Quarter

Our social events this quarter are a Valentine’s Day party and a grad-wide afternoon social at Kennedy Commons. 

Like our Facebook page to stay informed about these events: https://www.facebook.com/gsc.stanford/

Contact Gabby Badica for any questions: gbadica@stanford.edu

 

3. Questions, comments, concerns?

Reach us at chair@gsc.stanford.edu or join us at our meetings every Wednesday starting at 6 pm in the Nairobi Room (2nd Floor) GCC

 


GRADUATE STUDENT PROGRAMMING BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS:


1. Sign up for the Graduate Student Programming Board Mailing List!

Are you interested in attending social events for graduate student run by graduate students? Then sign up for the Graduate Student Programming Board (GSPB) mailing list! Every week you will get an email with events that you can enter a lottery to attend.

Click here to join our mailing list

For more info email your GSPB Co-Chairs, Catherine Yuh (cyuh@stanford.edu) or Pau Guinart (guinart@stanford.edu)

 

2. Nepali Mo:mo tasting
When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 1pm - 2pm
Where: Tressider Union (In front of Tree house)
Signup: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SHC9CLD
Contact: Dinesh Kandel (dkandel@stanford.edu)

Mo:Mo, dumpling stuffed with spiced meat or vegetables, is one of the most popular dishes of Nepal. The recipe was originally brought from Tibet by traveling merchants of Kathmandu, and was modified by adding Nepali spices. Now, you can find it in every streets and corners of Nepal. In this event, you will be able to taste steamed Mo:mos and if you are interested to know more about Nepal, I would be more than happy to share about some of our interesting cultures.

 

3. Meet & Eat 
When: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 12pm - 1pm
Where: GCC (Subject to change)
Signup: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WithALittleHelpFromMyFriends
Contact: Hesam Hamledari (hesamh@stanford.edu)

Join us to make a few friends and enjoy a free lunch on Tuesday, sponsored by GSPB. 
We will perform a lottery and contact ONLY those selected to attend. Please wait for confirmation Emails.

 

4. Decolonizing Fieldwork
When: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7pm - 8pm
Where: Arrillaga Dining Hall
Signup: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/22RV2ML
Contact: Kate Lindsey (klindsey@stanford.edu)

A second dinner for all fieldworkers, regardless of discipline or methods, to come, meet one another, and continue chatting about our experiences in the field and at Stanford. We hope to use these chats to learn more about the role of social issues and security issues while doing research in various locations, in hopes of improving field research outcomes. 

This weeks discussion will be on (1) Does research in international communities have a negative effect on the communities themselves, what does it look like, and what can be done about this? (2) Related: To what extent does the presence of outside researchers change the community that we may be in, and how responsible should we feel to (not) impose change? 

Only the first 15 attendees will get a meal swipe, so please RSVP and come on time!

 

5. Discover Downtown: Bangkok Cuisine 
When: Friday, Feb. 8, 6pm - 7pm
Where: Bangkok Cuisine,1532, 407 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301.
Signup: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DD-Bangkok_Cuisine
Contact: Anex Jose, Vince Pane (anexjose@stanford.eduvpane@stanford.edu)

Join GSPB to discover Downtown Palo Alto. Meet new people while enjoying a Thai Dinner at Bangkok Cuisine in Downtown !

This event is capped at 10 people and will be lottery-based if demand is high. If you aren't selected this time, we'll be hosting other events in the future. Only those selected to attend will be notified with a confirmation email. Please be on time as we will be ordering food together at the restaurant. GSPB will cover up to $15/person.

Questions? Email Anex Jose (anexjose@stanford.edu), Vincent Pane (vpane@stanford.edu)

 

6. Low-calorie Ice Cream Social
When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 7pm - 8pm
Where: Near GCC
Signup: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Hardwired2SelfDestruct
Contact: Hesam Hamledari (hesamh@stanford.edu)

I'm excited to share with you what may truly be the greatest achievement of our human race… the low-calorie ice cream :-)

Stop worrying and learn to love the low-calorie ice cream.

I will perform the world's fairest and most sophisticated lottery to select 15 people; Will ONLY email those 15. We will get together to indulge in guilt-free ice cream yumminess, make a few friends, and talk life.

 

7. Grad Trivia

When: Friday February 22, 2019

Where: Havana Room, GCC

RSVP & More Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2580486261978514/

 

Seven rounds of questions, including a music and video round, with prizes for the winner of each round. Team registration starts at 7:30pm, and questions start promptly at 8pm.
 

Dinner will be served for the first 100 people to arrive.

 

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Programming Board.

 


CARDINAL NIGHTS


Make sure to subscribe to the Cardinal Nights mailing list at mailman.stanford.edu, just look up cardinal nights.

  1. Bowling, Feb. 1
  2. Board Game Night, Feb. 7
  3. Stuff A Convo Heart Pillow, Feb. 8
  4. Exploratorium: Chocolate, Feb. 14
  5. Cats on Broadway, Feb. 21
  6. Pick Your Own Movie Night, Feb. 22
  7. Men’s Basketball Shirt Giveaway, Feb. 28
  8. Sharks Game, Mar. 1
  9. Creed II Screening, Mar. 2
  10. Captain Marvel Private Screening, Mar. 7
  11. Stress Less, Mar. 8.

More event info can be found on facebook.com/cardinalnights

Questions?  Contact cardinalnights@stanford.edu