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Leah Plasek
Sep 17, 2017

Tobacco Free Campus Policy

Sep 17, 2017 by Leah Plasek

As a university that has a strong focus on health, implementing a tobacco free campus environment on July 1, 2017 was important. Tobacco use is one of the most significant lifestyle behaviors that negatively impacts health. Since there is no risk-free level of tobacco use, this policy includes a ban on all tobacco products. Reducing health risks and promoting the health and well-being of all that learn, live and work here are positive benefits associated with the reduction in use of tobacco. ...


Leah Plasek
Sep 13, 2017

5 Things You Should Know About KSL

Sep 13, 2017 by Leah Plasek

Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) is the main library supporting the teaching and research of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, with emphasis given to the College of Arts and Sciences, the Case School of Engineering and the Weatherhead School of Management. World-class collections reside under our roof including state-of-the-art computer stations, classrooms, meeting areas, an art gallery and cafe, as well as comfortable and flexible spaces to support the variety of teaching and...


Leah Plasek
Sep 13, 2017

Volunteer at area nonprofits, transportation provided!

Sep 13, 2017 by Leah Plasek

Registration is now open for the Center for Civic Engagement & Learning’s CCEL Serves program, which provides daily service opportunities and transportation to undergraduate and graduate students interested in volunteering at area nonprofits alongside a small group of peers. CCEL Serves includes both sites with a flexible commitment where volunteers can sign up to serve once or as often as their schedules allow as well as sites that require a weekly commitment of one semester. CCEL Serves fe...


Leah Plasek
Sep 11, 2017

GSC Resolution on Charlottesville Passes

Sep 11, 2017 by Leah Plasek

Hi everyone! VP of Internal Communications here. We had our very first General Assembly meeting last Wednesday where GSC representatives from each school voted to pass both our GSC budget for the year as well as our resolution on Charlottesville. We as an executive board have so many exciting things planned this year - we hope to tackle the feeling of isolation between graduate students in the different schools by hosting various social events (including our monthly happy hours), to take ste...


Leah Plasek
Sep 3, 2017

Deals for You on Welcome Week

Sep 3, 2017 by Leah Plasek

As part of the GSC Welcome/Welcome Back Week Promotions, a variety of vendors around the university are offering discounts to Graduate Students!! Panini's Bar & Grill is offering 20% off entire food purchases!  Promotion period: Monday 8/28- Friday 9/15 Present your CWRU ID to server. Address: 1825 Coventry Rd, Cleveland, OH 44118


Leah Plasek
Aug 31, 2017

Become a Civic Engagement Scholar

Aug 31, 2017 by Leah Plasek

Graduate Students are invited to take the service challenge and become a Civic Engagement Scholar! The Civic Engagement Scholars program is endorsed by President Snyder and designed to promote and recognize meaningful student involvement in the Cleveland community. Scholars commit to completing 50 community service hours, with at least 20 hours at one site during the academic year. To enhance their learning, scholars participate in education and reflection about civic engagement, community is...


Leah Plasek
Aug 31, 2017

Text Recycling Survey

Aug 31, 2017 by Leah Plasek

You are invited to participate in the first extensive study of text recycling (often called “self-plagiarism”) in scientific writing.  Text recycling is the reuse of prose or other textual material from one document in another document without the syntax of quotation, when the material serves the same purpose in both documents. Text recycling appears to be a common practice in many STEM fields.  Nevertheless, as scientific journals have begun using new plagiarism detection tools such as Turn...


Leah Plasek
Aug 29, 2017

The PhD Progress Collective

Aug 29, 2017 by Leah Plasek

Recent research indicates that PhD students are at greater risk for depression and anxiety, face ever increasingly competitive job markets and, either in spite of or despite, only 50% of them complete their degree. These factors can make PhDing a lonely road, but it doesn’t have to be. Join us in the PhD Progress Collective, a new year-long facilitated, group coaching program for all women and those who identify as women PhD students. This new program will be facilitated by a 4th year PhD s...


Leah Plasek
Aug 28, 2017

GSC Recognition for Student Organizations

Aug 28, 2017 by Leah Plasek

It's that time of year again to get your student organizations recognized by the Graduate Student Council! The recognition progress is really simple this year. If you already have an orgsync organization portal *all you have to do is go into the portal (as an administrator of that portal) and update the officer and roster information through the settings section of that portal.* Once you've made those changes, you're all set! If you are a new student organization you can register here: https...


Leah Plasek
Aug 28, 2017

Diversity 360 Series

Aug 28, 2017 by Leah Plasek

This series has been created specifically for a cohort of graduate students throughout the Fall semester to further explore topics introduced in the initial Diversity 360 session (at Orientation). The cohort will meet on the first Thursday of each month, September - December 2017, 5:30 - 7 p.m. in Thwing Center, Room 201 for facilitated sessions on intersectionality, active bystander training, and dialogue. Food will be provided. Sponsored by the Graduate Professional Development Center, S...


Leah Plasek
Aug 27, 2017

Apply for iPals

Aug 27, 2017 by Leah Plasek

We are looking for graduate students to participate in our new iPals (International Partnerships and Learning) program! The iPals program pairs domestic graduate students with international graduate students to build cultural bridges, understanding, and friendships. “Pals” meet during the kickoff event and are encouraged to meet up 5 additional times per semester for 1 year. This is a great opportunity to learn about another culture, form friendships, and network on campus! Additional Benef...


Leah Plasek
Aug 27, 2017

2017-18 International Student Success Series

Aug 27, 2017 by Leah Plasek

Join us in Tomlinson every other Thursday from 12-1 p.m. to take part in our International Student Success Series! Participate in five sessions and receive an International Success Ambassador Certificate!  The ISS Office – More Than Just Immigration (August 31st) Come to the first event in our 2017-2018 International Student Success Series to learn about all of the resources International Student Services (ISS) provides, like help with cultural acclimation, international student programming...


Rita Tohme
Aug 27, 2017

We Were So Happy To Meet You!

Aug 27, 2017 by Rita Tohme

BIG THANK YOU to everyone that joined our Wade Oval Wednesday and Happy Hour this past week! We have met ~ 350 students from the different schools on campus at our events (woohoo!!).  Loved meeting you all and addressing you during orientation.  Hope to see more of you at our future events! The Graduate Student Council


Leah Plasek
Aug 23, 2017

Center for Civic Engagement and Learning Graduate Service Event | Aug 24

Aug 23, 2017 by Leah Plasek

Graduate students are invited to volunteer at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Thursday, Aug. 24, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. for the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning Graduate Service Event. Volunteers will help preserve the environment through invasive species removal and trail work. New and returning graduate students from all programs are welcome. Transportation will be provided to all who register online to participate. Registration will be open for the rest of today. 


Rita Tohme
Aug 21, 2017

Message from the GSC President

Aug 21, 2017 by Rita Tohme

Hello fellow graduate and professional students,  I would like to welcome all returning and new students on the CWRU campus!  I hope you are ready and filled with energy and enthusiasm to start this new academic and professional year 2017-2018!  The Graduate Student Council (GSC) would love to meet you all at our two big events this week: 1) Meet GSC at Wade Oval Wednesday: on August 23rd at 6 pm!  Look for our balloons! ~ plenty of great surprises are awaiting people who join us ;) 2) GSC...