Events from 2010

Graduate Student Ethics Forum --We're in the Daily Nebraskan not just once but twice and also have a Letter to the Editor.

UNL's Ethics Center and the GSA invite graduate students, professional students, and post-docs to join a monthly conversation about ethics. We play a number of different roles in the University - in addition to being students, we serve as teaching assistants, researchers, future professionals, and current professionals. This unique position creates a relatively unique set of ethical concerns. To promote discussion about the ethical issues that affect us, the Ethics Center and GSA will be co-hosting a monthly lunch forum specifically for graduate students from across the university. Don't forget to RSVP to get in your (free) lunch order! Contact Steve Swartzer, Assistant Director of the Center for the Teaching and Study of Applied Ethics.

Monday, January 25 - 12:30pm, Avery 348
The first discussion will be on "Facebook, Privacy, and Whistleblowing."
Monday, February 22 - 12:30pm-1:30pm
Did you enjoy our January Forum and Food on Facebook, privacy, and whistleblowing? February's discussion will be on "Intellectual Property and Post-Graduate Publication."
Monday, March 29 - 12:30pm-1:30pm
Did you enjoy our January and/or February Forums and Food? March's discussion topic is "Bullying and Academic Freedom". Flyers and location are here and here.
Monday, September 27 - 12:30 - 1:30 pm, City Campus Union
Did you enjoy last semester's Food and Food for Thought? September's discussion topic is Giving Easy Advice: What Responsibility Do Grad Students Have to Promote the University's Broader Educational Goals?

Should graduate students champion the spirit behind the university's broader educational goals (for example, those embodied by general education requirements) or is it enough to fulfill the letter of the law of such policies? (Event flyer)

Monday, October 25 - 12:30 - 1:30 pm, City Campus Union
Ethics Lunch: food & food for thought! This week's topic is Encouraging Responsible Conduct of Research

What should graduate students do to encourage responsible conduct of research? Is it enough to behave responsibly ourselves? Or, do we have a responsibility to keep others in check too? How do our responsibilities regarding RCR differ from those of other members of the UNL community? Does UNL do an adequate job promoting RCR? What could/should we be doing differently? (Event flyer)

Monday, November 29 - 12:30 - 1:30 pm, East Campus Union
This month?s topic will be Student Plagiarism.

What is the appropriate response when you catch one of your students cheating or committing plagiarism? What should we do to prevent this from happening in the first place? What can we do in the classroom to encourage a culture of academic integrity? (Event flyer)

February 1 - 4
Free Classes at the Rec!
Monday 3pm, City Campus Rec: Butts & Guts & More
Tuesday 4:15, East Campus Rec: Turbo Kick
Wednesday 3pm, City Campus Rec: Yoga
Thursday 4:15, East Campus Rec: Yoga
Check out our Facebook page for more info!

Tuesday, February 16 - 5:30pm
The Graduate Student Association hosted the first of three debates for the ASUN Elections in the Union Auditorium, asking the candidates questions and listening as they detailed their goals and plans for UNL’s future. For information on the debate format, click here. The debate was videotaped and you can watch it here. We also passed the un-answered questions on to the parties. Here is what one group had to say.

Sunday, February 21 - 9:00 - 11:30pm
Skate on Thin Ice! Join us at the Ice Box for free skating, free hot beverages, and free freshly popped popcorn! Flyer for Skate Night.
I have never seen a more popular skate night! Right click on the images below to enlarge or download.
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Friday, March 26 - 1 - 3pm
Vanilla? Chocolate? Strawberry? What will you choose?

Ring in spring with the GSA at Ivanna Cone (7th and P in the Haymarket).

Ivanna Cone is Lincoln's own Homemade Ice Cream Shoppe. Let the artists there make you an edible masterpiece! Grad students receive a coupon for $1 off any treat.

Everyone will have the opportunity to let their inner artist out and create a masterpiece with some art supplies. Create a masterpiece while you eat one! Ice cream and art therapy, could there be a better way to end your week? See you there! Flyer

Thank you for joining us! What a perfect spring day for a lovely treat.
Ivanna Cone and Art Therapy! Ivanna Cone and Art Therapy! Ivanna Cone and Art Therapy!
Ice Cream and Art Therapy: right click on the images below to enlarge or download.

April 12-16 - Appreciate all week! For the 2010 GSAW page click here. For the flyer click here. For massage info click here.
Graduate Student Appreciation Week. GSAW is the second full week of April (right around taxes) and will include new events as well as several hits from previous years. Karaoke Night will make a debut along with a cash bar (don't forget your ID!)--and the free massages you loved will be receiving an upgrade! Classics such as Board Games, Bowling, and Buzzard Billy's Beer Night are also slated for that week. Sign up on Facebook to arrange a carpool or catch the UNL Campus Shuttle!

Monday, May 3 - 8am-10am
Juice up for finals with Juice Stop. The GSA wants you to finish the semester strong with a successful finals week. We'll help you get started with a $5 coupon* for Juice Stop at 12th and Q, by the Notebook. Juice Stop offers more than just fresh fruit smoothies, including: healthy breakfast options, hot drinks, and revitalizing snacks. Check out our flyer for more details. *Limited number of coupons available; get there early!

End of Semester - Fifteenth Week
Book Drive. Every semester we host a book drive fundraiser. Keep an eye out for bins around campus and put your old books in there. Tell your officemates to clean up their shelves and ask them to drop their books in our bins, too! You can help with this fundraiser (beyond donating your books) by letting us know when bins are full or helping us sort and prep the books once the drive (and semester!) is over. To donate your time or otherwise help with this fundraiser, please contact us.

Friday, August 20 - Noon - 1 pm, City Campus Union
New Graduate Student Orientation Booth. Enter a raffle for gift certificates and other prizes. We will also be hosting a scavenger hunt to help new students get to know UNL better.

Friday, August 20 - 7 - 9 pm, Yia Yia's
All grad students should join us for the Graduate Student Orientation Night Social Event at Yia Yia's. Completed scavenger hunts can be redeemed before 8pm for a coupon for a free slice of their amazing pizza or an appetizer (up to $5). Event flyer.

Wednesday, September 15 - 1:00 - 2:00 pm, City Campus Union
Professional Development: Writing a CV. Event flyer.

Saturday, September 25 - 11 am - 4 pm, "The Porch" on East Campus
Fall Family Feast: pot-luck picnic and family-friendly fun.

We?ll provide the BBQ, the main dishes and the Pepsi products; you?re welcome to bring any sides, salads, or deserts. Outdoor games will be available as well, or you can simply soak up the sun/sit in the shade and chat with others.

Event flyer. Exact location & parking information can be found on this map.

Saturday, October 16 - 12:00 - 5:00 pm, Roca Berry Farm
Fall Fest. Pick your own pumpkin to carve up fresh from the pumpkin patch. Get lost and find some new friends in their a-MAZE-ing corn maze! Drink cider & get spooked in their haunted hause. Check out the event flyer!

Tuesday, November 1 - 11:59 pm
Scavenger Hunt Due in person or via email. Awards presented at the LA meeting on the 9th including prizes totaling over $100!

Saturday, November 13 - Tailgate at Embassy Suites
Join the GSA and your fellow Lincolnites, tailgating at Embassy Suites before the UNL v. Kansas game. Live music, cash bar, lots of HUSKERS Fans! Flyer

Tuesday, December 14 - 8:00 pm, Lanes 'N Games at East Campus Union
Bowling & Brownies

Throughout December - Buildings on Both Campuses
Book Drive!

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