Announcements from the GPSS

News from the Graduate and Professional Student Senate
January 25th, 2013

1. Speed Dating and LGBTQ Mixer
2. Science Communication Workshops
3. Lobby Day
4. Husky Career Network and the UW Alumni Association
5. GPSS Diversity Committee Networking Opportunity

1. Speed Dating & LGBTQ Mixer, January 28th and January 31st
Join us for our annual Speed Dating event! GPSS will host two evenings of
drinks, dating, and fun. Both events will be held in Gould
Hall<http://uw.edu/maps/?gld>.
Monday, January 28th, will be Heterosexual Speed Dating only, and Thursday,
January 31st will be a split event, with an LGBTQ Mixer and Heterosexual
Speed Dating. All events start at 7pm, and require pre-registration. You
can find the event on our web site
<http://depts.washington.edu/gpss/>, and register
through our online
form<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG5paDd5LU1FbkMzMEdDdTlBVXA3Z2c6MQ>.

Please email Vera Giampietro, GPSS Treasurer, with any questions or
concerns – gpsstres.

2. Science Communication Workshops
“What exactly do you do?” Are you stumped when people ask you this
question? Do you have difficulty explaining your research to
non-scientists? Want to know how to communicate the importance of your
research to policy-makers? Maybe you have been invited to a Lobby Day
event but want to know how to translate your research a into language that
others will understand? The GPSS is offering two opportunities to learn
how to COMMUNICATE YOUR SCIENCE EFFECTIVELY: January 29th from 5-6pm in the
Vista Cafe or 2-3pm on February 5th in the HUB room 334. We had so much
interest we are offering it twice. Hope to see you there!

3. Lobby Day; Friday, Feb 15th, 9am-5pm
State funding for the UW has dropped by about 50% since 2009. This has led
to a pay freeze for faculty and staff, large hikes in graduate tuition,
cuts to financial aid, and less funds available for TA positions. But you can
help reverse this trend. Once a year students from across campus come
together and travel to Olympia to tell our legislators why higher education
is so important. Lobby Day 2013 is on Friday, February 15th, and GPSS will
provide transportation and food for the day. There will also be a student
poster session at the Capitol. To reserve your spot on the bus (and get
free lunch) you need to register by February 8th. Register at
www.tinyurl.com/huskiesonthehill2013. If you have any questions, contact
Brian Moe at gpssorgd.

4. Husky Career Network and the UW Alumni Association
The UW Alumni Association wants you to know that 330,000 alumni have got
your back! One of our University’s greatest resources is our alumni. By
signing up with the Husky Career Network you can gain access to alumni who
are eager share their professional experiences and knowledge with students
on a range of topics like background information on their industry,
job-search tips, and guidance to those just beginning or looking for new
career. Register now for free with the UW Alumni Association to get great
benefits and connect with alumni across the country. You’ll also get:

– Unlimited use of the Husky Career
Network<http://www.washington.edu/alumni/careers/hcn/index.html>(which
is coming soon!) which is an online career tool to help you network
with alumni.
– Access to the Pirq UWAA
app<http://www.washington.edu/alumni/membership/pirq.html>for
immediate discounts at local businesses all over the U District and
beyond.
– Invitations to UW community events around town, including
opening-night movie showings, concerts and more.

Every student who registers before the end of winter quarter 2013 will be
entered to win a Washington bicycle! Register for free at
UWalum.com/uwstudent <http://www.uwalum.com/uwstudent>.

5. GPSS Diversity Committee Networking Opportunity:
The GPSS Diversity Committee would like to get information from you about
what sort of diversity efforts are happening within your department, school
or on-campus? If you have a diversity committee within your school or
department please send Kristen Hosey, the GPSS Secretary (gpsssec)
with their information so that we can reach out to them and try to network
diversity groups across campus.

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