Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week and Related Events-Graduate Education - Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week 

2014 Schedule

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Contact grad-ed@cmu.edu with further questions.

  SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY, MARCH 29

6:00 p.m.

McConomy Auditorium, University Center, 1st Floor
GriGris (Chad/France, 2013)
2014 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival
Film showing includes a special dance performance by Nego Gato and a reception.

First 15 graduate students attend for FREE, sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education.  Must bring your student ID. Regular ticket pricing will be $3/person for any graduate student after the first 15 graduate students.
MONDAY, MARCH 31

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The HUB, Lower Level, Warner Hall

Stop by for some Scottish snacks

Sponsored by The HUB!

Noon-1:00pm

Connan Room, 1st Floor, University Center

Graduate Women’s Gathering Connecting Lunch
Please register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GWGGradWeek

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Connan Room, University Center, 1st Floor

FREE 10 Minute Chair Massages
****Participants must sign up for an appointment upon arrival at the event; appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis****
Sponsored by University Health Services

4:00-6:00 p.m. 

Peter/Wright/McKenna, 2nd Floor, University Center

Stretch and Relax and Nourish
Does the winter weather have you in need of a pick-me-up?  Making the final push with research, dissertation, lab, semester and don’t feel you have time to relax or de-stress? Join us as we learn some quick exercises and relaxation techniques that will fit in any schedule and that can be done in any location!  You will be able to spend 10 minutes in the future doing some of the moves and meditations we learn and ramp up your productivity and decrease stress!

Once you are stretched and relaxed, join us (from 5-6 p.m.) for a healthy, warm dinner sponsored by DOSA.  Connecting with your mind, your body and your peers is a great way to kick-off Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week!

Please register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/StretchandRelax

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs and the Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education

TUESDAY, APRIL 1

Noon-1:00 p.m.

Connan Room, 1st Floor, University Center

Graduate Program Coordinator’s Thank You Lunch

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Giant Eagle Auditorium

Being Heard: The (Missing) Voice of Graduate Students in U.S. Higher Education Policy
Presented by Carolyn Commer, GSA's Vice-President for External Affairs
Over the last ten years U.S. higher education policy has received an unprecedented amount of attention; however, much of this focus has been on undergraduates, with the needs of graduate students often neglected. How can graduate students make their voices heard in U.S. higher education policy today? The goal of this presentation is to provide graduate students with a better understanding of four national-level policy issues that currently impact them: student loan debt, federal funding for research, comprehensive immigration reform, and open access to research. I will provide an overview of the current climate for higher education policy on these four issues and discuss how CMU’s Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) has been working on these issues for the sake of all our graduate students. The presentation will conclude with some suggestions for how graduate students can play a role in influencing national higher education policy.

Boxed lunches will be served.  Please register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BeingHeard

Sponsored by Graduate Student Assembly

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Peter/Wright Room, 2nd Floor, University Center

Dress for Success - You’re Wearing It Wrong: Professional Attire
Presented by Angela Lynn, Professional Personal Style Coach and CMU Alumna

Learn the difference between business casual, smart casual, and business formal attires. Avoid common dressing blunders that lead to an unprofessional image. Building a professional wardrobe to match your company's culture will be discussed.

Please register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GradAppWeekDress

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The HUB, Lower Level, Warner Hall

Stop by for some Scottish snacks

Sponsored by The HUB!
2:00 – 9 p.m.

GSA Ice Cream Give Away!

In celebration of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, the Graduate Student Assembly will be sponsoring an Ice Cream Give-Away from 2pm-9pm at Dave and Andy’s (207 Atwood St.) in Oakland and Mercurio’s (5523 Walnut St.) in Shadyside.

Just bring your CMU Graduate Student ID and get up to $6 of ice cream (cups, cones, sundaes, shakes, etc.) for FREE (no quarts) while supplies last.

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Connan Room, University Center, 1st Floor

Launching Yourself Professionally – Building Your Professional Reputation

Presented by Kevin Monahan, Associate Dean and Director of the Career and Professional Development Center

You worked hard, you interviewed well, you have the job…Now What?  Knowing the environment, seeking professional development, finding a mentor, carving out your professional image as an employee, supervisor/supervisee, peer, team member  - these are all items for focus beyond your actual job function.  Join us as Kevin Monahan helps you explore setting the foundation of ‘you as a professional’ during the initial phase of your first role after graduate school. 

Please register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LaunchingYourself 

5:00 p.m.

Porter 100

Graduate Student Assembly Meeting
All welcome!


7:00 p.m.

McConomy Auditorium, University Center, 1st Floor

Madame Presidenta: Why Not U.S.?  - Vamos Meninas (USA/Brazil 2013)
2014 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival
There will be a post-screening Q&A with director Heather Arnet

First 15 graduate students attend for FREE, sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education.  Must bring your student ID. Regular ticket pricing will be $3/person for any graduate student after the first 15 graduate students.
THURSDAY, APRIL 3

4:30-6:00 p.m.

Rangos Ballroom, 2nd Floor, University Center

Innovation with Impact Research Exhibition

5:00 p.m. Reading of Proclamation and Teaching and Service Award Presentation

Sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Graduate Student Assembly

5:00 p.m.

McConomy Auditorium, University Center, 1st Floor

Women’s Day (Poland 2012)
2014 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival
There will be a post-screening discussion moderated by Piotr Adamowicz, famed Polish writer and journalist.

First 15 graduate students attend for FREE, sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education.  Must bring your student ID. Regular ticket pricing will be $3/person for any graduate student after the first 15 graduate students.

FRIDAY, APRIL 4

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The HUB, Lower Level, Warner Hall

Stop by for some Scottish snacks

Sponsored by The HUB!

4:30 p.m.

McConomy Auditorium, University Center, 1st Floor

At Berkeley (USA 2013)
2014 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival
There will be a reception and post-screening discussion with Kathleen Newman, Associate Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University, and Paul Eiss, Associate Professor of Anthropology and History at Carnegie Mellon University.  

First 15 graduate students attend for FREE, sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education.  Must bring your student ID. Regular ticket pricing will be $3/person for any graduate student after the first 15 graduate students.
SATURDAY, APRIL 5

6:30 p.m.

McConomy Auditorium,

University Center, 1st Floor

Sweet Dreams (Rwanda/USA 2012)
2014 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival
There will be a post-screening Q&A with director Lisa Fruchtman and closing night reception provided by Dave & Andy’s Homemade Ice Cream.

First 15 graduate students attend for FREE, sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education.  Must bring your student ID. Regular ticket pricing will be $3/person for any graduate student after the first 15 graduate students.