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GRAD ANNOUNCE, September 2019

GRAD ANNOUNCE, September 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. Needed: New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) Volunteers!
3. Graduate Student Information Center, opens 9/9-9/20
4. 5-SURE Stanford Campus Driving Service.
5. Grad Meal Plan at Forbes
6. Cardinal Nights Mailing List


VICE PROVOST FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION (VPGE)
1. Join us in welcoming Stacey Bent, new Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs!
2. Welcome, new grad students! What is VPGE?
3. How can VPGE help you?
4. VPGE @ NGSO, Sept. 15–Sept. 21
5. VPGE Autumn Programs
6. WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS), Sept. 30
7. Academic Chats, Oct. 1
8. Quick Bytes, Oct. 3, Oct. 15
9. Compelling Communication, Oct. 7 & Oct. 14 (must attend both sessions)
10. Fellows Forum, Oct. 8
11. Leadership Dinners, Oct. 10, Oct. 16
12. Cultivating Healthy Relationships, Oct. 31, Nov. 5, & Nov. 7 (must attend all sessions)
13. Preparing Future Professors
14. Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity (DDRO)
15. Caltrain Go Pass
16. Hume Center for Writing and Speaking: Resources for Graduate Students

 

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

 

GRADUATE STUDENT PROGRAMMING BOARD (GSPB)
1. Join GSPB Mailing List
2. GSPB Weekly Meeting


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. NEEDED: New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) Volunteers!
Come welcome incoming graduate students during NGSO week (Sept 15th - 21st). The week will be filled with fun events for the incoming class and we need volunteers to help set-up these events, and to share their experiences at Stanford! All volunteers receive a Stanford NGSO t-shirt. Please sign up to be a volunteer for events here: https://bit.ly/2Tj7xLE

3. Graduate Student Information Center (GSIC)
Are you a current grad, new grad, or transfer?  Do you need help with finding resources at Stanford? Stop by the Graduate Student Information Center (GSIC).  GSIC is opened from 9/9-9/20 9am-5pm M-F and 10am-2pm Sat & Sun in the Bogota Room, Graduate Community Center 2nd floor.

For more information and  a complete list of activities/help desks that will be at GSIC, please visit https://stanford.io/2kudckV

 

4. 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)

5. 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.

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

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

 


VICE PROVOST FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION ANNOUNCEMENTS:


1.  Join us in welcoming Stacey Bent, new Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs!
Stacey Bent, Professor of Chemical Engineering, is Stanford’s new Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs. Learn more about her here.

2. 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.

3. How can VPGE help you?
Learn how VPGE can support you in graduate school by:
● Exploring the Gateway for New Grad Students
● Following VPGE on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
● Browsing VPGE’s website and the Graduate Professional Development (GPD) Framework for learning opportunities to complement your degree program

4. VPGE @ NGSO, Sept. 15–Sept. 21
Check out VPGE at upcoming New Graduate Student Orientation events, Sun., Sept. 15–Sat., Sept. 21. Meet VPGE: Tues., Sept. 17, 4–5:30 PM; Take the Wheel and Thrive: Wed., Sept. 18, 9–10 AM; President’s Reception: Thurs., Sept. 19, 3:30–5:30 PM; GOALIE: Fri., Sept. 20, 12–2 PM

5. VPGE Autumn Programs
Register now for VPGE’s Autumn Quarter programs, designed to meet grad students’ varying needs and schedules. For more campus-wide programs and events open to grad students, follow our calendar.

6. WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS), Sept. 30
Learn from other changemakers in STEM and build your professional and academic network at WINS. Mon., Sept. 30: Gilda Barabino, Dean and Daniel Berg '50 & Frances H. Berg Professor, The City College of New York. 4:30–6:30 PM. Registration deadline: Wed., Sept. 25. 

7. Academic Chats, Oct. 1
Could a faculty career be in your future? Explore the skills and experience to help you prepare at Academic Chats. Tues., Oct. 1: What You Can Do to Prepare for a Faculty Career. 12–1:15 PM; lunch provided. Register in advance.

8. Quick Bytes, Oct. 3, Oct. 15
Get valuable professional development wisdom that you can apply right away! Interactive Quick Bytes sessions cover a variety of topics. Thurs., Oct. 3: Writing Stellar Fellowship Applications; Tues., Oct. 15: Top Tips to Manage Graduate Life. 12–1:15 PM; lunch provided. Register in advance.

9. Compelling Communication, Oct. 7 & Oct. 14 (must attend both sessions)
Gain the skills and practice you need for your next important presentation, such as a qualifying exam, conference presentation, research meeting, or job talk. Two consecutive Mondays: Oct. 7 & Oct. 14, 4:45–6:15 PM. Application deadline: Sun., Sept. 29.

10. Fellows Forum, Oct. 8
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. 5:00–6:00 PM; dinner and networking to follow. Register in advance.

11. Leadership Dinners, Oct. 10, Oct. 16
Interact with proven leaders from various industries and organizations over dinner at the Faculty Club. Thurs., Oct. 10: Richard Chow, former CEO and board member, Energy Industry; Wed., Oct. 16: Chris Paisley, executive professor of accounting, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. 5:30–8 PM. Apply in advance.

12. 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, 4:00–6:00 PM. Application deadline: Sun., Oct. 13.

13. Preparing Future Professors
Experience faculty life first-hand by shadowing a professor at a Bay Area teaching-focused university or community college. Application opens Fri., Sept. 13; application deadline: Wed., Oct. 9.

14. 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., Sept. 13; application deadline: Tues., Nov. 5.

15. Caltrain Go Pass
Living 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.

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

Dissertation Boot Camp—Session 1
● Registration begins: Mon., Sept. 30, 10 AM
● Camp: Mon., Oct. 14–Fri., Oct. 25 (weekdays), 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 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. Questions, comments, concerns?
Reach us at chair@gsc.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.