I've been told that the most important announcement in this newsletter that you can't miss is your opportunity to enjoy FREE ice cream. Read on to learn more about where and when to find it! Also, be aware that during the summer months, the GPSF Newsletter will be published monthly. Do email us with your announcements, though! We can spread the word about your events through Facebook, Twitter, and our Website.
Also, now hidden in the newsletter will be two chess pieces! This month, try to find the following pieces: ♖, ♞!
Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual End-of-year GPSF Ice Cream Social! Free Maple View ice cream will be provided to you by the GPSF outside of Phillips Hall to celebrate your efforts this year! In the event of rain, you're invited to enjoy free ice cream at the Graduate Student Center.
The GPSF Diversity Summit has recently launched a website to keep community members up-to-date on progress leading to the first ever GPSF Diversity Summit this September. Read more about the Diversity Summit Objectives and how you can get involved. Contact Cassandra (email@example.com), JP (firstname.lastname@example.org), or your GPSF ♖ Senator to find out how you can be part of the conversation!
The Student Grievance Committee is staffed by student, faculty and staff volunteers. The charge of the committee is to hear complaints, issue determinations, and select sanctions (where appropriate), for reports of harassment and discrimination as outlined in the “Policy on Prohibited Harassment, including Sexual Misconduct, and Discrimination”. Note: This committee most often hears complainants of harassment, sexual misconduct, or relationship violence or stalking. The position is a year-long appointment.
We are seeking up to two graduate students to serve on this committee. Trainings for the committee are scheduled for late April or early May, 2013. We hope the candidate will have some availability to serve on hearing panels during the Summer 2014, as well as be able to serve through the 2014-15 academic year. Committee members should be in good standing with the community.
The Carolina Union is conducting a survey and would love to receive more feedback from UNC Graduate and Professional Students. Complete the Union survey and share your feedback. Prizes will be given away daily and include: UNC sweatshirts, cupcakes, phone and computer accessories, and Alpine gift certificates. You can take the survey here.
The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is hosting UNC’s first Basketball Analytics Summit this May 2 and 3. The summit features UNC alum and former NBA coach George Karl, ESPN’s Dean Oliver, Ken Pomeroy, the Charlotte Bobcats Analytics staff, and more! Friday evening will feature an opening town hall and all day Saturday we’ll explore basketball analytics across a variety of different functions including fan engagement, sport science, individual performance, and marketing/ticketing. Please register here, follow us @KISportUNC for summit updates, and email KISport@unc.edu with questions. Interested in exhibiting your basketball research? Please email Bri Arey (email@example.com) for additional details.
Young Science Professionals of RTP, was created to provide networking and job search training to scientists in the Triangle area. The first networking event will be a happy hour in RTP on May 12. For more information, visit the organization's website at www.youngscienceprofessionals.org
Run for Science! ♞ The second annual NC DNA Day 5K and Science Festival will take place May 17, 2014 on UNC’s campus. All proceeds from the 5K run will support science outreach and education in North Carolina. Immediately following the run there will be a science festival titled: Running Experiments: Investigating the Science of Life, where exhibitors from UNC and beyond will have hands-on demonstrations and activities. Register for the 5K HERE: http://ncdnaday.org/5k/ Science-themed costumes highly encouraged! All registrants get a cool t- shirt with our super cool logo, and did we mention there would be prizes?
Safe Zone Training: Graduate and Professional Students, Instructors and Faculty
Tuesday, May 13th, 10a-2p, Student Union
The LGBTQ Center is sponsoring a Safe Zone training open to all graduate & professional students, instructors, and faculty. The SafeZone Ally program is a symbol of this University's efforts to increase awareness about and inclusion of the diverse gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities. The purpose of the Graduate & Professional Student Safe Zone training is to address the ways that topics related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression come up in classroom settings, curriculum design, and interactions with faculty members and colleagues. Specific topics include:
· Issues faced by LGBTQ individuals in classroom/academe
· Current LGBTQ terminology
· Information about campus climate, policies, and resources
· Strategies for being an ally to LGBTQ persons
Kyle G. Reeves
Secretary, UNC-CH Graduate and Professional Student Federation
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Chemistry