The Weekly Buzz
Week of Jan 28 - Feb 2
- Turkish Cultural Breakfast--Thursday, January 31
Packer House basement, 10 am - 11 am
Come join us for the delicious cuisine of Turkey!
Open to all grad students.
- Foodie Friday--Making Sushi - Friday, January 31
Packer House, 6 pm - 8 pm
This series is brought to you by the Graduate Student Senate. An experienced instructor will teach you the art and techniques of sushi
making.You will learn how to buy proper ingredients, how to prepare sushi rice, how to cut fish and vegetables and how to roll and eat your own sushi. Cost of $5 includes Bamboo Sushi Mat and Santoku Knife as well as all sushi ingredients needed for class. Sold Out--look for the next Foodie Friday on March 1!
- Sign up for your Free NYAS membership --by Friday, January 31
Lecture at NYAS will be February 28;
bus leaves Packer House @ 2 pm & returns 10:30 pm
Lehigh's Office of Research, through the Graduate Life Office, is inviting all graduate students to become members of the New York Academy of Sciences: Science Alliance at NO COST. Membership has many benefits, including free lectures like the one we'll be taking grad students to on February 28th, with free transportation (see below). IMPORTANT: To go to the 2/28 lecture, you must sign up for membership in order to not pay $10 for your ticket. Sign up for NYAS membership through the Graduate Life Office now, and while you're at it, sign up for the 2/28 trip to a great NYAS lecture!
- King of Prussia Mall Shopping Trip--Saturday, February 2
9:30am-5:30pm, bus to Philadelphia--
$10/person (cash or check)
Go shopping at one of the largest shopping malls in North America! Sign up at ISS in Coxe Hall (no reservation will be taken over the phone or email; please bring $10 to reserve your seat). Space is limited so sign up now!
- Productive Writer listserv
Subscribers will receive emails twice a month with advice on becoming a more productive writer.
Sponsored by the Cornell Graduate School, the Productive Writer is free and open to all, especially graduate students writing papers, proposals, theses, and dissertations. Topics inlcude managing your time for greater writing productivity, reducing distractions, staying motivated, revising and editing, binge writing, communicating with your advisor, dealing with writer’s block , and managing procrastination and perfectionistic tendencies. It’s easy to join; just click on this link.
Week of Feb 3 - 9
- Research Mondays: Research & Sponsored Programs for Beginners--Feb 4
Packer House Lounge, 4:10-5:00pm
Nicole Corali, a Contract and Grant Specialist with the Office of Research & Sponsored Prorgams, will lead this "Reasearch Monday" aimed at introducing the world of research & sponsored programs to those who need the basics or a refresher. No sign-up necessary.
- Tuesdays @ 10--Feb 5
Packer House, 10-11
Come to Packer House basement for good conversations with friends new and old as we provide coffee, bagels, fruit & juice to all grad students.
- Teacher Development--Thursday, 2/7
Rauch 91, 2:30 pm - 4 pm
Professor Kristen Jellison from Civil and Environmental Engineering will present on "How Teachers Teach: Explanations and Investigations". She will address questions such as, "How do effective faculty explain difficult concepts? How do they help students learn which questions to ask and how to find good answers?" Please sign up here.
- Women's Exchange--New Ideas: Women in Entrepreneurship-- Thursday, 2/7
Packer House Lounge, Noon-1pm
This week's speaker is a female entrepreneur and will address issues for women in this role. Women's Exchange provides a space for women from all walks of life to develop meaningful relationships and promote personal growth through a lunch-hour get-together every other Thursday. Lunch is provided; please sign up here.
- Dissertation Boot Camp--Saturday & Sunday, February 9 - 10
Wood Dining Room, Mountaintop Campus, all day
Dissertation Boot Camp is here once again! Open to all graduate students, this boot-camp inspired event creates an entirely distraction-free weekend for those wishing to work on dissertations, research papers, and other academic work. We provide everything you need--breakfast and lunch both days, snacks, and every kind of supply you can think of to prevent distractions from your work. Check out the Dissertation Boot Camp page and sign up here! There are only a few spots left! Cost: $25 for entire weekend...payment is due THIS WEEK to the Grad Life Office in Packer House.