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GRAD ANNOUNCE, Summer 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.

1. Follow us on social media to receive reminders and updates about our events!
2. HIRING: Graduate Student Programming Board Coordinators
3. 2019 DPS Summer BBQ Series **NOTES: Some dates have been changed**
4. Graduate Study Halls, various July dates
5. Friday Morning Coffee for spouses, partners, and families of international students.
6. 5-SURE Stanford Campus Driving Service.
7. Grad Meal Plan at Forbes
8. Free, Fast, and Anonymous HIV Testing on Campus
9. Cardinal Nights Mailing List

1. Stay connected this summer!
2. Stanford Graduate Summer Institute (SGSI) 2019
3. National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)
4. Graduate Professional Development (GPD) Framework
5. Preparing for Faculty Careers - Resources
6. PhD Pathways in Higher Education - Resources
7. Grad Gateway - For New Graduate Students
8. Caltrain Go Pass
9. Hume Center for Writing and Speaking: Resources for Graduate Students

1. New GSC Calendar
2. Questions, comments, concerns?


1. Join GSPB Mailing List
2. Movie Night: Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 4, Jul 6
3. SF Asian Art Museum, Jul 7
4. Meet & Eat, Jul 8
5. GSPB Focus Group, Jul 10
6. Dinner at Poke House, Jul 11
7. GSPB Coordinator Hiring, Jul 15



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


2. HIRING: Graduate Student Programming Board Coordinators

The Graduate Student Programming Board (GSPB) strives to improve social interaction between graduate students by organizing, sponsoring and coordinating social and educational activities. We endeavor to bring together graduate students from different areas. GSPB Coordinators are hired by the Graduate Life Office and report to the Assistant Director of Programs.  Coordinators will receive $20/hour

Applications NOW OPEN:
Position Description:

please email for more information

3. 2019 DPS Summer BBQ Series
Stanford’s Department of Public Safety and the Santa Clara County’s Sheriffs Department is sponsoring four BBQs for graduate students, graduate couples and graduate families during the 2019 summer season.  Come eat and meet your Department of Public Safety. 5pm-7pm
• July 24, Kennedy
• July 31, Rains
• August 14, Munger
• August 21, EV Studios/Families
Please RSVP at
More info at

**Please note that some of the dates have been changed.  If the date that you have previously selected has been changed, please sign up for another date**

4. Graduate Study Halls

Make progress on your research - Graduate Study Halls are here!

What: We provide a conducive, quiet working space, coffee, motivation and some goal-setting to help you carve out quality time to work on your research. Academic Skills Ambassadors will be available to answer any questions about time management, managing research workload, making the best use of Excel, and any other academic skills questions you might have! Graduate Study Halls are hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL's) Academic Skills Ambassador Program.

NOTE: for Summer Study Halls, there will be no snacks or food provided by us - we will have coffee (including decaf), and tea. We encourage you to bring your own food if you like!

Who: The event is open to graduate students (regardless of degree or program). We ask that you work on your research (no grading, emails, etc.).

When: The program will take place at least 5 times during the Summer Quarter (more dates to be added in August!):

Tuesday, July 2, 1-5 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 1-5 PM in Lathrop 180
Tuesday, July 16, 1-5 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 1-5 PM
Tuesday, July 30, 1-5 PM


You may sign up for as many sessions as you would like.

Location: Lathrop 282, EXCEPT for July 9

Space is limited, so register early. We will notify students if they have been accepted or are placed on a wait list 48 hours before the Study Hall.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that there will be a $25 fee for each session missed. Please sign up only if you can commit to attending the full duration of the Study Hall session. If you can no longer make it, you must email at least 24 hours before the Study Hall to avoid the no-show fee.

5. Friday Morning Coffee

ongoing weekly event
Fridays, 10AM-12PM
Bechtel International Center, Assembly Room

We invite spouses, partner and families of international students to attend our weekly FRIDAY COFFEE events at the Bechtel International Center. It’s an ideal way to meet other spouses and learn about the many options for enriching the stay in the Stanford area. Newly arrived spouses and partners receive information about classes and opportunities to make their time here enjoyable and meaningful. Parents with young children can join the Singing Circle offered at 11am in Back Lounge.


6. 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)

7. 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.

8. 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 to make your appointment!

Have questions?
Email the Co-Coordinators, Julia Todderud ( and Jorge Mercado (!

9.   Join Cardinal Nights Mailing List
Subscribe to the Cardinal Night Mailing list to get more information on events such as:

Click Here to Subscribe!



1. Stay connected this summer!
Campus offices are here to support you year-round! Devote time to your dissertation with Hume, meet with a career coach at one of Stanford’s five career centers, or sign up for 1:1 academic skills coaching with VPTL. Need help finding an office? The GradEd @Stanford map can help!

2. Stanford Graduate Summer Institute (SGSI) 2019
SGSI wants you! Join one of our free, immersive, interdisciplinary accelerated summer courses during the week of Sept. 9-13, 2019. Explore new subjects: Ethics and the Academy, Identity in the Classroom, Race in the United States, and more! See last summer’s photos. Round 3 deadline: Sun., Jul. 7; Round 4 deadline: Sun., Jul. 28.

3. National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)
Take advantage of a FREE membership to NCFDD and gain access to virtual mentorship, a dissertation success curriculum, simple tips for productivity and work-life balance, and more.

4. Graduate Professional Development (GPD) Framework
Use the GPD Framework to connect your interests and goals with Stanford’s abundant resources and learning opportunities. No matter what your discipline or career goals, the GPD Framework can help you gain valuable skills for success in your graduate studies and future career.

5. Preparing for Faculty Careers - Resources
Considering a faculty career? It’s never too early--or too late--to begin. Find resources to help you explore your options, build your skills, and prepare your application materials.

6. PhD Pathways in Higher Education - Resources
Love being at a university? There are many career paths for PhDs in academia beyond the tenure-track faculty path. Browse a list of Stanford staff with PhDs that you can reach out to and explore other resources to learn more about this career path.

7. Grad Gateway - For New Graduate Students
Know any new graduate students coming to Stanford? If so, direct them to the Gateway for New Graduate Students, jam-packed with resources and information to help new grad students transition to and settle in at Stanford.

8. Caltrain Go Pass
Moving off campus? The 2019 Caltrain Go Pass offers unlimited travel on Caltrain between all zones and is FREE for eligible, off-campus graduate students only. Go to the Go Pass website to confirm your eligibility and request a Go Pass on your Clipper card.

9. 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!

● Tues.–Thurs., 10 AM–4 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—Summer Camp 4
● Registration begins: Mon., Jul. 29, 10 AM
● Camp: Mon., Aug. 12–Fri., Aug. 23, 9 AM–1 PM

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

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 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.



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. Questions, comments, concerns?
Reach us at



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 us at

2.  Movie Night: Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 4
When: Saturday, Jul 6, 6:00pm-10:pm
Where: Showtime Icon Theater (2575 California St #90, Mountain View, CA 94040)
Location Link: 
Contact: Robert Wang (

Join us this Saturday for movie night at Icon Theater in Mountain View. We will be watching the recently released Pixar film: Toy Story 4. See trailer here:

This event is capped at 10 people, and if the demand is high a lottery will be performed. Please RSVP before Wednesday. I will send out the confirmation emails Thursday night. Also note that we will be carpooling to the theater in Mountain View. It’s about a 10-minute drive. Please indicate on the signup form if you are willing to offer other student rides. If we cannot accommodate everyone, Uber/Lyft is not a bad option either. Note that GSPB is only covering the movie tickets, but the ride should only cost about $15 split amongst 3-4 people.

Movie synopsis from Rotten Tomato:
Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie's beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as "trash" and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family's road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo's adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they're worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that's the least of their worries.

3. SF Asian Art Museum
When: Sunday, Jul 7, 9:45am-3:30pm
Where:  Palo Alto Caltrain Station (Location Link)
Contact: Joshua Hurwitz (

Let's check out San Francisco's Asian Art Museum! We will take the 10AM bullet Caltrain into the city, then head to the museum. Afterwards, those who like can go for lunch in the city. Enjoy the city on your own and head back to campus at your leisure!

4. Meet & Eat
When: Monday, July 8, 12:00pm
Where: Engineering Quad (Y2E2)
Contact: Hesam Hamledari (
Make a few friends over informal conversations and food. The food will be catered based on dietary restrictions.

5. GSPB Focus Group
When: Wednesday, July 10, 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: GLO Office in Grad Community Center
Contact: GLO Programming Team (

Hear about the results of the two GSPB surveys completed this year. Share your thoughts and feelings about GSPB’s current and future directions. Lunch and Boba on us!

6. Dinner at Poke House
When: Thursday, Jul 11, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where:  855 El Camino Real #9, Palo Alto, CA 94301 at Town and Country
Contact: Pam Cai ( and Amy Wang (

"Round 2! Don't leave it to salmon else...come make your own poke bowl! Eat some free dinner, enjoy the summer weather, and have a fin-tastic time ;)

This event will be capped at 10 people, and if the demand is high a lottery will be performed."


7. GSPB Coordinator Hiring
Deadline: Wednesday, July 15, 9:00am
Applications NOW OPEN
Position Description:
Application Link:
Contact: GLO Programming Team (


The Graduate Student Programming Board (GSPB) strives to improve social interaction between graduate students by organizing, sponsoring and coordinating social and educational activities. We endeavor to bring together graduate students from different areas. GSPB Coordinators are hired by the Graduate Life Office and report to the Assistant Director of Programs.  Coordinators will receive $20/hour with a flexible 3-5 hour per week schedule during Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters.

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Programming Board.