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GRAD ANNOUNCE, October 2019

GRAD ANNOUNCE, October 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. Grad 201: Cardinal Care for Graduate Students, Oct 23
3. Graduate Student Fall Resource Fair, Oct 24
4. Contemplation By Design Summit, Oct 29 – Nov 7
5. Community Associate Info Session, Nov 7


VICE PROVOST FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION (VPGE)
1. Welcome, new grad students! What is VPGE?
2. How can VPGE help you?
3. Preparing Future Professors
4. Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity (DDRO)
5. Fellows Forum, Oct. 8, Oct. 23
6. Quick Bytes, Oct. 15, Oct. 21
7. Academic Chats, Oct. 22
8. Cultivating Healthy Relationships, Oct. 31, Nov. 5, & Nov. 7 (must attend all sessions)
9. Leaders in Higher Education: Three Different Paths to the Same Presidency, Nov. 13
10. Leadership Dinners, Nov. 13
11. Why Smart People Suffer from Imposter Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It,  Nov. 14
12. Hey VPGE, Notify Me!
13. Hume Center for Writing and Speaking: Resources for Graduate Students


GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL (GSC)
1. New GSC Calendar
2. GSC Social Chair Recruiting
3. Questions, comments, concerns?

 

GRADUATE STUDENT PROGRAMMING BOARD (GSPB)
1. Join GSPB Mailing List
2. GSPB Weekly Meeting
3. Discover Downtown: Curry Pizza House, Oct 4
4. Fat Friday, Oct 4
5. Let’s Go Mini Golfing, Oct 5
6. Hip Hop Dance Class, Oct 7
7. Coffee Break @ Coupa, Oct 8
8. Blend Together Med Campus Social, Oct 11
9. National Sausage Pizza Day
10. GSPB Ice Cream Social, Oct 12
11. Saturday Board Game Night, Oct 12
12. Books & Burritos @ Beckman, Oct 14
13. Discover Downtown: Rott’s Roadside, Oct 15
14. Discover Campus: GSB Café, Oct 17


CARDINAL NIGHTS
1. Cardinal Nights Fall Quarter Schedule 2019
2. Cardinal Nights Mailing List

 


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. Graduate Student Fall Resource Fair, Oct 24

All graduate students are invited to attend the Graduate Resources Fair, hosted by the Graduate Life Office and the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education.

Learn about resources and services available to support your graduate school journey while at Stanford!

Event Details
Thursday, October 24th, 11:00am- 1:00pm
Location: TBA
Please rsvp here: https://vpge.stanford.edu/events/graduate-resource-fair
*light lunch provided


3. Grad 201: Cardinal Care for Grads 101

Understanding your healthcare access can sometimes be challenging. If you have Cardinal Care coverage and want to better understand the variety of services Cardinal Care makes available to you as well as *how* to go about accessing services while on campus or elsewhere, please join us for a presentation and Q&A session with staff from Vaden Health Center. Light dinner provided. This program is a partnership between Graduate Life Office, the School of Humanities & Social Sciences’ Wellness Information Network for Grad Students, Vaden Health Center, and Mind Over Money.

Date: October 23, 2019
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Havana Room, Grad Community Center
RSVP Link: http://bit.ly/2mpxKfs

4. Contemplation By Design Summit, Oct. 29 – Nov. 7

Free events will be offered October 29 – November 7, 2019 to bring the Stanford community together in experiences that further balance, tranquility, resilience, and creative excellence. Quiet the striving mind and refresh yourself through contemplation. Experience ways of being that nourish and sustain wise, purposeful engagement.

Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited. Please register to reserve your place in the sessions. Please see the Stanford Events Calendar for updates on session descriptions and locations.

Find out more at this link: https://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit.php

5. Community Associate Info Session, Nov. 7

If you are interested in learning more about the Community Associate (CA) position directly from current CAs, you may consider attending the CA All Area information sessions.

Event Details:
When: November 7, 2019
Where: Havana Room, GCC
Time: 5pm – 7pm

In order to apply, you must have housing eligibility. For more information, go to the Community Associates application site. If you have questions please feel free to contact the Graduate Life Office (GLO) at 650-736-7078 or graduatelifeoffice@stanford.edu

 


VICE PROVOST FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION ANNOUNCEMENTS:


1. Welcome, new grad students! What is VPGE?
The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE) serves Stanford’s entire graduate student community of over 9,400 master’s, doctoral, and professional degree students. The VPGE office works collaboratively across the University to ensure that every graduate student receives the best possible educational experience.

2. How can VPGE help you?
Learn how VPGE can support you in graduate school by:
● Exploring the Graduate Professional Development (GPD) Framework for learning opportunities to complement your degree program
● Signing up for one of VPGE’s Autumn Quarter programs
● Reading GradEd @Stanford, VPGE’s monthly newsletter, sent to you on the 15th of every month
● Browsing VPGE’s website for resources to enhance your educational experience

3. Preparing Future Professors
Experience faculty life first-hand by shadowing a professor at a Bay Area teaching-focused university or community college. Application deadline: Wed., Oct. 9.

4. 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 deadline: Tues., Nov.

5. Fellows Forum, Oct. 8, Oct. 23
Expand your academic skills and meet new people over a healthy meal at Fellows Forum. Designed for early–mid stage doctoral students, especially those in STEM fields. Tues., Oct. 8: Connecting with Invisible Opportunities; Wed., Oct. 23: Creating and Managing Your Professional Digital Presence. 5-6 PM; dinner and networking to follow. Register in advance.

6. Quick Bytes, Oct. 15, Oct. 21
Get valuable professional development wisdom that you can apply right away! Interactive Quick Bytes sessions cover a variety of topics. Tues., Oct. 15: Top Tips to Manage Graduate Life; Mon., Oct. 21: Communicating Effectively with Your Advisor. 12-1:15 PM; lunch provided. Register in advance.

7. Academic Chats, Oct. 22
Could a faculty career be in your future? Explore the skills and experience to help you prepare at Academic Chats. Tues., Oct. 22: Getting People Interested in Your Research via Oral Presentations. 12-1:15 PM; lunch provided. Register in advance.

8. Cultivating Healthy Relationships, Oct. 31, Nov. 5, & Nov. 7 (must attend all sessions)
Learn how to build healthy relationships in grad school and in life. Investigate the question, “What is a healthy relationship?” from psychological, sociological, and cultural perspectives. Three-session workshop: Thurs., Oct. 31, Tues., Nov. 5, & Thurs., Nov. 7, 4-6 PM. Application deadline: Sun., Oct. 13.

9. Leaders in Higher Education: Three Different Paths to the Same Presidency, Nov. 13
Meet Foothill College’s 5th, 6th, and 7th presidents at this panel presentation. Learn about their personal and professional experiences, and how they became president of one of the most highly-rated community colleges in the country. Wed., Nov. 13, 4-5 PM. Registration deadline: Sun., Nov. 10.

10. Leadership Dinners, Nov. 13
Interact with proven leaders from various industries and organizations over dinner at the Faculty Club. Wed., Nov. 13: Judy Miner, chancellor, Foothill-De Anza Community College District, and Thuy Nguyen, president, Foothill College. 5:30-8 PM. Application deadline: Sun., Oct. 27.

11. Why Smart People Suffer from Imposter Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It, Nov. 14
Have you ever thought the success you’ve achieved was a fluke/luck/good timing, or that you’ve done a good job of fooling people to believe you are more intelligent than you actually are? Learn how to combat the imposter syndrome and increase your confidence. Thurs., Nov. 14, 4:30-6 PM. Registration deadline: Sun., Nov. 10.

12. Hey VPGE, Notify Me!
What areas of professional development interest you most? Let VPGE know your specific goals and interests and receive a quarterly list of upcoming opportunities personalizedfor you.

13. 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. Please visit the Hume website for the most up-to-date boot camp schedule.

Dissertation Boot Camp “Before Dawn”—Session 2
● Registration begins: Mon., Oct. 21, 10 AM
● Camp: Mon., Nov. 4–Fri., Nov. 15 (weekdays), 7–11 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.

Crafting Persuasive Research Statements
● Wed., Oct. 23, 9–11 AM
● BEAM 2nd floor conference room
● Learn how to make a research statement that convinces a committee that your research is timely, important, feasible and fundable.
● Click here to register.

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 Chair
The GSC Social Chair is responsible for organizing, executing, and evaluating all of the GSC’s social programming. Stanford’s decentralized nature makes it hard for graduate students to meet students from other departments and make friends - and this is something we know that desperately want! The Social Chair is here to make that possible.

Key elements of the position include:
Past experience with running large scale, complex events (average attendance at GSC event is 1500+ students)
Professionalism in all communications (written in print and online, as well as spoken in person with students)
Confidentiality when managing special student requests and accommodation.
Staying on budget, spending funds responsibly, and maintaining detailed financial records - this is money that comes directly from student fees, so every penny must be accounted for at all times.
Leading event set-up, active hours, and all clean-up. This often involves being present for deliveries day(s) before and event and for clean-up after.
At events that include alcohol, the Social Chair is always a sober monitor for the entire length of the event. The Social Chair is also the point of contact for security and/or police.
The initiative to raise funds from on-campus partners (no off-campus sponsorships without SAL permission).

If the student is eligible, this position has a stipend of $1750 (pre-tax) for the whole year (Oct 2019 - May 2020). Paperwork to receive the stipend (paid quarterly) must be completed through Stanford Student Enterprises. The detailed job description can be found here. If you are interested, please contact us at gsc-chair@assu.stanford.edu by Oct 11th.


3. Graduate Student Funding Committee
Looking to get connected with graduate student organizations on campus?
Curious about how student organizations put on events?
Join the Graduate Student Council Funding Committee!

 

You will need to be available every Monday night (and some Tuesday nights if Monday is a holiday) during the quarter in the fall, winter, and spring quarters 2019-2020 as well as every other week during summer quarter 2019 in accordance with the Graduate Student Council meeting schedule.

 


Your job will be pretty easy - just taking notes during the meeting as we meet with different student organizations to plan their events and the funding for those events. Your other responsibility will be attending/auditing GSC-funded events (4 per quarter) and reporting back to the Funding Committee.

 

This is a great way to get more involved with graduate student life! There is also a stipend associated with this position!

 


Contact GSC Funding Chair Amina Ly <aminaly@stanford.edu> for more information!

4. Questions, comments, concerns?
Reach us at gsc-chair@assu.stanford.edu


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 us at gradlife_programs@list.stanford.edu

2. GSPB Weekly Meeting

Join us for lunch and plan a social event at the weekly Graduate Stundet Programming Board weekly meeting.

Friday 12:00pm-1:00pm
Arrillaga Family Dining Commons, Study Room.

3.  Discovery Downtown: Curry Pizza House

When: Friday, Oct 4, 6:00-7:00 pm
Where: Curry Pizza House, 320 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Signup: https://forms.gle/cD9QizQGrGFV1nkU6
Contact: contact Anex Jose (anexjose@stanford.edu); Vince Pane (vpane@stanford.edu)

Meet new people and discover downtown Palo Alto while enjoying a dinner at Curry Pizza House, a Pizza place with curry flavors, in downtown Palo Alto.
The event is capped at 10 people and if demand is high, attendees will be chosen by a lottery. Only those selected in the lottery can attend the event. The budget cap per person is $ 15 per person ($ 13.5 + Tax).

4.  Fat Friday

When: Friday, Oct 4, 6:30-7:30 pm
Where: Tin Pot Creamery, Palo Alto
Signup: https://forms.gle/ivHwcJ8jxteLrXA89
Contact: Aaron Scherr (ascherr@stanford.edu)

How do you make dessert even better? Just add more! (Why not?) Come join us for a well-deserved rest from class as we indulge in both boba AND gourmet ice cream! That’s right; we will be getting ice cream at Tin Pot Creamery, then getting in line for boba at Boba Guys, right next door. Both shops are located in the Town and Country shopping center directly next to campus. This event is completely FREE (both ice cream and boba, 1 serving each). Simply bring yourself and be ready to make new friends! Interested? Fill out the RSVP form to enter the lottery due to the high demand of this event. If chosen, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions. Only those who receive confirmation emails are allowed to attend.

5.  Let's Go Mini Golfing!

When: Saturday, Oct 5, 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Golfland USA. 855 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Signup: https://forms.gle/BpWEjerhv8Ttzoiv6
Contact: Robert Wang (rwang01@stanford.edu)


Let’s kick off our Autumn quarter right with a round of mini golf at Golfland USA in Sunnyvale! No prior experience needed. You don’t even know what golf is. Just come, destress from the first wave p-sets and papers this quarter, and have some fun socializing with your fellow graduate students!
To make things a little more interesting, the person with the best score (i.e. most strokes under par) will receive the biggest, thickest, and most calorie dense milkshake I’ve ever seen (sold at golfland)! Hope to see y’all there ready to compete. This event is capped at 10 people, and if the demand is high a lottery will be performed. Please RSVP, and I will send out the confirmation emails. Also note that we will be carpooling to Sunnyvale. It’s about a 20-minute drive away from campus. Please indicate on the signup form if you are willing to offer other student rides.

6.  Hip Hop Dance Class

When: Monday, Oct.7, 9:30-10:45 am
Where: Uforia Studios
Signup: https://forms.gle/ip3Fqp4sRkiaZXyd7
Contact: Tanvi Chheda (tanvic@stanford.edu)

Join a fun hip hop dance class in downtown Palo Alto! If demand is high, attendees will be chosen by a lottery, so sign up now!


7.  Coffee Break @ Coupa!

When: Tuesday, Oct 8, 4:30-5:30pm
Where: Coupa Cafe (Y2E2)
Signup: https://forms.gle/SKhXbuRFE56XeuSX6
Contact: Esther Goldstein (egolds@stanford.edu)

Let's meet for coffee and snacks at the Coupa Cafe on campus (Y2E2 location).

This event is capped to 10 people, and if the demand is high a lottery will be performed. By entering the lottery, you understand that GSPB will cover up to $15 (including tax).

8.  Blend tOGETHER mED campus Social

When: Friday, Oct 11, 12:00-1:00pm
Where: Blend Eatery
Signup: https://forms.gle/mdnsKopQDFjNe1qZ6
Contact: Alice Yu (ayu1@stanford.edu); Molly Uyeda (mjuyeda@stanford.edu)

Come take a break, meet other students in the med school campus, and try the new yummy Blend Eatery Restaurant!

 

9.  National Sausage Pizza Day!

When: Friday, Oct 11, 5:00-7:00pm
Where: Patxi's Pizza
Signup: https://forms.gle/nzk2g6p5ngcgqC5R7
Contact: Kimia Fereydooni (kf3141@stanford.edu)

Friday, October 11th is the national sausage pizza day! Come and celebrate this day with us and make new friends!


10.  GSPB Ice Cream Social!
When: Saturday, Oct 12, 4:00pm
Where: Salt and Straw at Palo Alto

Signup: https://forms.gle/pYgTdDR9DB1Tdi6B8
Contact: Allen Liang (ylliang@stanford.edu)

It's getting cold, but nothing is stopping us from enjoying a scoop (or two if you're feeling fancy) of ice cream! Come down to Salt and Straw and taste their new seasonal flavors while meeting some new friends!


11.  Saturday Board Game Night!
When: Saturday, Oct 12, 4:00pm
Where: Quillen
Signup: https://forms.gle/7DJuqKdfgNg1d9Cf6
Contact: Shaked Regev (sregev@stanford.edu)

There will be snacks. NOT lottery based! I will have Avalon and Codenames, plus some other games. Feel free to bring games as well! Please use your Stanford email when signing up, it will not work otherwise (I am automatically collecting emails, very high tech stuff).

12.  Books & Burritos @ Beckman
When: Monday, Oct 14, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Where: Beckman Bistro (https://goo.gl/maps/8Ga2CBdTCEqFPYQD9)
Signup: https://forms.gle/tjhzYNuceD8Zqfqv7
Contact: Paul Rudnicki (prudnick@stanford.edu)

Read anything good lately? Looking for suggestions? Have books you need to pass on to free up shelf space? Take some time out this Indigenous Peoples' Day to bring your perspectives (and maybe some used books) to Beckman and hang out with some fellow bookworms over lunch. We'll have a free book exchange to go along with the discussion. Love of burritos is optional, love of books is mandatory.

The event is capped at 10 people and if demand is high, attendees will be chosen by a lottery. Only those selected in the lottery can get lunch. With a budget of $15 per person (about $13.5 + Tax), try out that extravagant burrito you've been thinking about).

 

13.  Discover Downtown: Gott's Roadside
When: Tuesday, Oct 15, 7:00-8:00pm
Where: Gott's Roadside, 855 El Camino Real #65, Palo Alto.
Signup: https://forms.gle/YCdM7QMipeQ2GiKr6
Contact: Anex Jose (anexjose@stanford.edu); Vince Pane (vpane@stanford.edu)


Meet new people while enjoying a dinner at Gott's Roadside, in Town & Country Village, Palo Alto.

The event is capped at 10 people and if demand is high, attendees will be chosen by a lottery. Only those selected in the lottery can attend the event.

 

14.  Discover Campus: GSB Café
When: Thursday, Oc 17, 12:00-1:00pm
Where: Arbuckle Dining Pavilion
Signup: https://forms.gle/mZbcuto5G6Cu72WcA
Contact: Andrea Gao (yijiegao@stanford.edu)

Meet new people and discover Stanford GSB campus while enjoying a lunch. You can enjoy cuisine such as sizzling grilled items, artisan flatbreads and pizzas, tossed-to-order salads, daily-changing global cuisine, seasonal soups, and other fresh fare.

The event is capped at 10 people and if demand is high, attendees will be chosen by a lottery. Only those selected in the lottery can attend the event. The budget cap per person is $ 15 per person ($ 13.5 + Tax).


Sponsored by the Graduate Student Programming Board.


CARDINAL NIGHTS


1. Cardinal Nights Fall Quarter 2019 Schedule
• 10/10 – Laser Tag
• 10/11 – Pumpkin Decorating
• 10/12 – The Lion King Screening
• 10/18 – Pick Your Own Movie Night
• 10/19 – Halloween Haunt at Great America
• 10/25 – Halloween Haunt at Great America (Round 2)
• 11/1 – Harriet/Terminator: Dark Fate Private Screening
• 11/8 – Spiderman: Far From Home Screening
• 11/9 -  Stanford Night at the Sharks
• 11/14 – Glow Mini Golf
• 11/15 – Paint Night Studio
• 11/21 – Frozen II Private Screening
• 12/6 – Stress Less
• 12/7 – WinterFest at Great America

Questions? Contact CardinalNights@stanford.edu

2.   Join Cardinal Nights Mailing List
Subscribe to the Cardinal Night Mailing list to get more information on events and how to register for events.

Click Here to Subscribe!  https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/cardinalnights