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GRAD ANNOUNCE, March 2019

GRAD ANNOUNCE, March 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
3. Anxiety Toolbox Workshop, Mar. 7
4. Grad 201: Finding Off Campus Housing, Mar. 7
5. Bechtel Tax Webinar, Mar. 7 & Mar. 28
6. Grad Student Tax Workshop, Mar. 14.
7. Interested in facilitating an evidence-based sexual assault resistance education for undergraduate women? Mar. 22-31
8. Meyer-Buck House Egg Roll for Graduate families with children (RSVP required), Apr. 13
9. Friday Morning Coffee for spouses, partners, and families of international students.
10. 5-SURE Stanford Campus Driving Service.
11. Grad Meal Plan at Forbes
12. Free, Fast, and Anonymous HIV Testing on Campus

VICE PROVOST FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION (VPGE)
1. Academic Chats, Mar. 5, Apr. 9
2. Quick Bytes, Mar. 7, Apr. 10
3. VPTL’s Spring Quarter TA Orientation, Apr. 1
4. BEAM’s PhD Pathways, Apr. 5
5. Leadership Dinners, Apr. 11
6. Connecting with Leaders, Apr. 23
7. Diversity Works: Cultivating Allies…and Managing When Things Go Wrong, Apr. 25
8. Leadership from the Inside Out: Know Yourself Before Leading Others, May 1, 3, & 6 (must attend all three sessions)
9. DARE (Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence) Doctoral Fellowship
10. Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity (DDRO)
11. Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Funds (DIF)
12. Stanford Graduate Summer Institute (SGSI) 2019
13. Stanford Ignite
14. Preparing for Faculty Careers (EDUC 343C) - Spring Course
15. Designing the Professional (ENGR 311B) - Spring Course
16. Hume Center for Writing and Speaking: Resources for Graduate Students

GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL (GSC)
1. New GSC Calendar
2. Using Credit Wisely, March. 13
3. GSC Social Events This Quarter
4. Questions, comments, concerns?

GRADUATE STUDENT PROGRAMMING BOARD (GSPB)
1. Join GSPB Mailing List
2. Captain Marvel Opening Night Ticket Give Away

CARDINAL NIGHTS
1. Creed II Screening, Mar. 2
2. Captain Marvel Private Screening, Mar. 7
3. 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. 

3. 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: 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.

4. 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! Tyler Atkinson from McManis Faulkner law firm and Shaya Kahali from Stanford Housing 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 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

5. Bechtel Tax Webinar

Bechtel is offering two tax webinars to help international stdents and scholars understand the process of filing taxes.

General Federal and State Tax Webinar: March 7, 2019 4pm-6pm
California State Tax: March 28, 2019 4pm-6pm

For more information, please visit:
https://bechtel.stanford.edu/practical-matters/taxes/tax-webinars

6. Grad Student Tax Workshop

When: March 14, 2019
Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
Where: Havana, GCC
RSVP: http://bit.ly/GradTax2019

Come get your tax questions answered with University Tax Director.

Event brought to you by: Graduate Life Office, Mind Over Money, Biosciences’ Wellness Matters Program, and the Graduate Student Council.

7. Interested in facilitating an evidence-based sexual assault resistance education for undergraduate women?

The Stanford Office of Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse Education & Response (SARA) is hiring facilitators to deliver the FLIP THE SCRIPT Sexual Assault Resistance Education Program, an evidence-based sexual assault resistance education intervention for undergraduate women.

In this interactive course, facilitators will break down rape myths and empower participants. In conjunction with this study, researchers will garner knowledge that will help to improve the program and expand it to a wider audience.

Facilitators must be available for an intense, paid 8-day training program during Spring Break 2019 (sometime between March 22-31), if we have enough interested & available folks.

The hours worked will vary depending on the time of year, but would generally fall between 2 and 20 hours per week.

Please contact cflanery@stanford.edu for more information.

8. Meyer-Buck House Egg Roll for Graduate families with children (RSVP required)

Saturday, April 13, 2019
10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Provost Persis Drell and Jim Welch invite you and your children to the Meyer-Buck House Egg Roll!

Children will enjoy games, face painting, an egg-roll competition, and an egg hunt. A light breakfast will be provided.

As there is no parking at the Meyer-Buck House, free shuttles will be provided.  Shuttles will depart from and arrive at the Graduate Community Center at 750 Escondido Road every 15 minutes starting at 10 am.

Please RSVP (REQUIRED) by Monday, April 8, 2019. Please register at:

https://stanfordassess.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d6EPzdD9tQDYVcF

9. 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.


10. 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)

11. 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.

12. 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. Academic Chats, Mar. 5, Apr. 9
Could a faculty career be in your future? Explore the skills and experience to help you prepare at Academic Chats. Tues., Mar. 5: An Academic Career in the CSU (California State University) or Similar System; Tues., Apr. 9: Keys to Finding the Right Postdoc. 12–1:15 PM; lunch provided. Register in advance.

2. Quick Bytes, Mar. 7, Apr. 10
Get valuable nuggets of professional development wisdom that you can apply right away! Interactive Quick Bytes sessions cover a variety of topics. Thurs., Mar. 7: From Anxiety to Adventure: What is Your "Stress Mindset"; Wed., Apr. 10: Listen Up! - Lead Better (& Look Better) through Listening. 12–1:15 PM; lunch provided. Register in advance.

3. VPTL’s Spring Quarter TA Orientation, Apr. 1
Whether you are a new or returning Teaching Assistant, learn best practices on how to effectively lead discussions, hold office hours, follow campus policies, and more. Mon., Apr. 1, 1–4 PM.

4. BEAM’s PhD Pathways, Apr. 5
Explore PhD-level careers in a variety of sectors beyond academia, learn what skills are important in these sectors, and hear personal stories of how professionals have gained entry into these fields. This day-long conference features over 70 speakers and panelists, career workshops and coaching sessions, and networking opportunities. Open to PhD students and postdocs from all disciplines. Fri., Apr. 5, 8:30 AM–5 PM

5. Leadership Dinners, Apr. 11
Interact with proven leaders from various industries and organizations over dinner at the Faculty Club. Thurs., Apr. 11: Judi Greig, president, Notre Dame de Namur University. 5:30–8 PM; apply in advance.

6. Connecting with Leaders, Apr. 23
What do established leaders wish they had known when they were your age? Meet and learn from a panel of Stanford’s Distinguished Career Institute Fellows, individuals from all walks of life with inspiring and meaningful careers. Tues., Apr. 23, 4:30–5:30 PM. Registration deadline: Sun., Apr. 21.

7. Diversity Works: Cultivating Allies…and Managing When Things Go Wrong, Apr. 25
Sometimes ally communities do not consistently act as allies. Discuss examples of this challenge and learn how to respond in constructive ways in this interactive workshop. Thurs., Apr. 25, 12–1:30 PM. Registration deadline: Sun., Apr. 21.

8. Leadership from the Inside Out: Know Yourself Before Leading Others, May 1, 3, & 6 (must attend all three sessions)
Learn to assess your core leadership strengths and areas for development to become an effective manager and leader. Wed., May 1, Fri., May 3, & Mon., May 6, 9 AM–12 PM. Application deadline: Sun., Apr. 14

9. 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. Application deadline: Mon., Apr. 1.

10. Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity (DDRO)
Does your dissertation help advance Stanford’s commitment to diversity? Apply for DDRO funds, which cover research expenses related to dissertations on diversity-related topics. Application opens: Fri., Mar. 8. Application deadline: Mon., Apr. 8.

11. Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Funds (DIF)
Develop projects that advance diversity among graduate students and/or postdoctoral scholars with DIF funds. Current DIF projects range from discussion groups to mentoring programs, speaker series to outreach efforts, and more! Application opens Mon., Apr. 1. Application deadline: Mon., May 13.

12. Stanford Graduate Summer Institute (SGSI) 2019
Discover SGSI: immersive, interdisciplinary, accelerated week-long courses offered (at no cost) two weeks before Autumn Quarter begins. Explore new subjects, experiment with new ideas, and expand your community. See last summer’s courses and photos. Application opens Mon., April 1. Priority deadline: Sun., May 5.

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

14. Preparing for Faculty Careers (EDUC 343C) - Spring Course
Considering a faculty career? Figure out whether you should pursue an academic career, explore the various faculty positions that exist, learn how to conduct the academic job search, and prepare yourself for the job. Designed for advanced PhD students and postdocs from any discipline (audits ok). Register via Axess.

15. Designing the Professional (ENGR 311B) - Spring Course
What do you want out of life after Stanford? Apply the principles of design thinking to designing your life and vocation in and beyond Stanford. Figure out how to weave together what fits, is doable, and will be truly meaningful. Open to all graduate students and postdocs from any discipline. Register via Axess.

16. 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 5
● Registration begins: Mon., Mar. 4, 10 AM
● Camp: Mon., Mar. 18–Fri., Mar. 29 (weekdays), 9 AM–1 PM

Dissertation Boot Camp—Session 6
● Registration begins: Mon., Apr. 1, 10 AM
● Camp: Mon., Apr. 15–Fri., Apr. 26 (weekdays), 7–10 AM

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.

Responding to Reviewer Comments: Using Feedback While Keeping Your Vision
● Tues., Mar. 5, 12–1:30 PM
● Hume Center, Room 106
● Whether you’re submitting an article to a journal or a book project to a press, learn how to engage with feedback seriously while also maintaining your own vision. If you have reviewers’ comments that you’re currently addressing, please bring these to the workshop.
● To register, click here or visit Hume’s Graduate Workshops page.

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.

A new spring quarter course:
Speaking Effectively in Digital Settings (ORALCOMM 120/220) Tues. 1:30–3:20 PM

 


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. Using Credit Wisely
Wed, March 13, 6 pm to 7 pm
Cypress Room, Tresidder Union)
RSVP REQUIRED
Contact Juan Vargas (jvargas@sfcu.org) for any questions.

Graduate students are invited to attend this first ever Stanford Student Member Seminar on using credit wisely.

The SFCU (Stanford Federal Credit Union) is organizing a series of seminars towards their goal of ensuring that all students are prepared to navigate and handle basic finances by providing basic financial literacy information that will help pave for a healthy financial future.

These seminars are available to SFCU (Stanford Federal Credit Union) members as well as any member of the student community.

This first seminar will be focused on “Using Credit Wisely” and going over credit, what to look at on a credit report, how things affect your credit. SFCU will go over different scenarios with a representative from their consumer lending team.

RSVP REQUIRED (event is free, but RSVP is required). Light refreshments will be served.

 

Contact Juan Vargas (jvargas@sfcu.org) for any questions. Join the Facebook event here.

 

3. GSC Social Events This Quarter

Keep Saturday, April 6 afternoon open and the night of Friday, May 17 open! I am planning two special grad-wide events for these dates. The events are right now in the process of getting approved by the university, more details to come as soon as they are approved!
In the meantime, be sure to follow the GSC Facebook page to stay informed, and as always, feel free to email me with any questions: Gabby Badica, gbadica@stanford.edu


4. 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. Captain Marvel Opening Night Ticket Give Away

GLO and GSPB are partnering with Cardinal Nights for a promotion that will increase subscribers to the GSPB mailing list. On Monday, 3/4/19, we’ll be selecting 20 students from the GSPB mailing list to receive free tickets (max 2 per student) to Cardinal Nights’ private screening of Captain Marvel on 3/7/19.

Sign up for GSPB mailing list here.

How to win
- Must be a graduate student with a Stanford email to win.
- Must be signed up on the GSPB mailing list by 7:00am on 3/4/19.
- Must sign up for your ticket via Eventbrite (link will be sent to give-away winners the morning of 3/4/19) and pick up your physical pass from the Graduate Life Office by 6:00pm on Wednesday, 3/6/19.
- At 6:00pm on Wednesday we will send the Eventbrite link out to the GSPB mailing list and members can reserve any unclaimed tickets (max of 2 per student).

About GSPB:
Graduate Student Programming Board (GSPB), is an initiative of the Graduate Life Office to improve social interaction between graduate students by providing funding and administrative support for students in organizing social and educational activities. GSPB members endeavor to bring together graduate community members from different schools, residential areas, and walks of life. Sign up for GSPB mailing list here.

 


CARDINAL NIGHTS

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

1. Creed II Screening, Mar. 2
2. Captain Marvel Private Screening, Mar. 7
3. Stress Less, Mar. 8.

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

Questions?  Contact cardinalnights@stanford.edu