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feature: clubbing it
page 6: culinary
info for dining at
page 7: research
events calendar Office of Advancement Senior Research Analyst Michael Urquidez enchants Arts and Humanities
and more student Jordan Perry with the funding possibilities of the new Grants Database Research Terminal.
Terminal answer: Office of Advancement,
GSC offer new research funding tool
As good as the Honnold-Mudd their fat bankrolls. To help allay this private subscription service – only
library is, it may not have all the dilemma, Graduate Student Council accessible to us from the Office of
research materials we need. As first- (GSC) President Shanna Livermore Advancement’s terminal – that
rate as Southern California’s and Vice President of Advancement contains a database of virtually every
libraries are, even they might not Gregory Pierre Cox have partnered to foundation in the country, along with
offer students and faculty access to searchable information on funding
hold a copy of the eighteenth-century
the Office of Advancement’s Grants priorities, funding history, financial
manuscript on animal husbandry Database Research Terminal – resources, and more.
required for our dissertation on the powered by the Foundation Center’s
history of backyard poultry farming – Foundation Directory Online – a School of Politics and Economics
but a library in Virginia does. With potentially fruitful resource in the student Soomi Lee recently used the
bills to pay and a belly to feed, how effort to expand our resources. database and found four leads (of the
could we possibly fly across the Glengarry variety, we expect) to fund
country and still make rent? Consider While the terminal is little more than her research on the political
our new Grants Database Research a computer in a quiet room that processes that shape public finance.
Terminal. doubles as CGU’s green-screen “The database is straightforward and
studio, the Foundation Directory easy to use,” she says.
Online is an excellent tool for
At CGU, we talk a lot about “research students interested in topic-specific
that matters,” but conducting this grants, specialty funds, or other types
research often costs money; and of directed funds for research. It is a (Continued on page 6)
graduate students aren’t known for
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leaders, entrepreneurs, and inﬂuencers in Los Angeles
to convene.” Past speakers have included gubernatorial
candidate and former CEO of eBay Meg Whitman,
author and humorist Dave Barry, and cofounder of the
Hufﬁngton Post, Arianna Hufﬁngton. Many upcoming
speakers are yet to be determined, so keep an eye on
our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/
claremontgraduateuniversity) or check with the forum’s
website at www.druckerbusinessforum.org.
Forums are free for all CGU students and alumni, $20
Drucker Business Forum participant Arianna Huffington
for everyone else. The events feature a breakfast from
contemplates Peter Drucker’s legacy, eerie presence. 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., followed by the forum, which
lasts until 9:30 a.m. For additional information –
including venue locales, or how to purchase tickets and
Get down to Drucker RSVP – visit the forum website listed above.
For those of us who are business-minded, who consider ourselves
students of the world of leadership, entrepreneurship, and THE PEDANT is . . .
innovation – or those who simply enjoy listening to two interesting
people have a conversation in a large room – one of the greatest Brendan Babish – Managing editor
resources available at CGU is the Drucker Business Forum. Kevin Riel – Head writer
Liz Nurenberg – Senior colorist
Featuring an impressive cast of authors and business
Jordan Perry – Ranking male model, writer
leaders, the forum is a twice-monthly event produced
by the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate Rachel Tie – Chief socialite, writer
School of Management that aims to provide “a vibrant Scott Kneece – Haute gourmet, writer
and intimate exchange of ideas and a place for business
Thanksgiving meal from Sprouts.
With so much activity, you might think On a ﬁnal, somewhat related note,
you don’t have the time to socialize second-year art-student shows begin
with other students. That might be the ﬁrst Tuesday in November.
true, but I hope you consider cutting Receptions are held every Tuesday
back on some of the hours you spend evening from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. I’m sure I
reading Gawker or watching The Event don’t need to convince you to check
before you cut yourself off from your out some great art, drink some free
colleagues and peers. wine, and support our talented art
students. So that will save some time.
Especially because the clubs and
activities at CGU and around the Brendan Babish
consortium are so varied and vibrant, firstname.lastname@example.org
editor’s note as you can read in this issue’s feature
article on page 4. Some are academic
in nature, some are just for fun, but
As we enter the dog days of the fall the best part is, if you don’t ﬁnd a club the Pedant
semester, the early thrill of a new Volume 3, Number 2
to join, you can start one yourself. October 2010
school year may be transitioning into There’s even funding available for Many thanks to our new student writers, as
anxiety over reading lists, ﬁnal papers, food and supplies. Like many things at well as John Dulay, Shanna Livermore,
and reserving a pre-cooked CGU, where there’s a will there’s a and Tom Bosley (RIP). No thanks to Norv
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Scholarship and Balancing act:
grants, hold the making it to your
spam ﬁrst conference
Gaudy, ﬂashing advertisements and stock Being a successful graduate student doesn’t With a long tradition of dialogue and
photographs of attractive students should be end with straight A’s. We’re all expected to discourse, this annual conference
familiar to any past seeker of ﬁnancial assistance work on projects outside course work, encourages emerging scholars from
online – they usually portend the menace of padding that CV. Participating in all ﬁelds of study to actively
1,001 spam e-mails. While Scholarships and conferences is a crucially important participate in a transdisciplinary
extracurricular activity (for reasons why conversation that aims to establish
Grants (www.scholarshipsandgrants.us) –
check out our ﬁrst issue at www.cgu.edu/ new ways of incorporating theory
recently listed on our Ofﬁce of Student thepedant). Although balancing schoolwork and practice.
Financing’s excellent “Searchable Scholarship and life leaves little time for conference
Opportunities” webpage – may appear to possess traveling. No need, taking part in CGU’s Proposals of 250-300 words are
a similar aesthetic, beneath its exterior lies a own annual conference might be just the currently being accepted (with a brief
viable resource for students seeking assistance in ticket. CV). A more detailed list of proposal
ﬁnancing their education. requirements and conference
On Friday, March 4, CGU will hold information is available at
Scholarships and Grants connects its 12th annual Student Research www.cgu.edu/mmp.
students to relevant funding opportunities Conference and Art Exhibition.
Hosted by the Ofﬁce of Student Life The conference schedule will include
offered by various organizations, while
and Diversity (formerly the Minority an art exhibition from CGU student
delivering a minimum of the advertising Mentor Program), the event is open artists, approximately ﬁve forums, a
ﬂuff, such as the contests and “special to all students of the Claremont keynote speaker, discussion panels,
offers” that many scholarship and grant Colleges and beyond. and a luncheon.
websites are synonymous with.
This year’s theme, The Balancing Act: This is an excellent opportunity for
The website’s design is straightforward Theory & Practice, addresses the professional development and to
and uncomplicated, with scholarships challenges scholars face in separating share research with peers and faculty
organized by ﬁeld of study. Each section research methodology from activism. to generate constructive feedback
lists regularly updated links to new Research methods typically demand and publicity. Even if you don’t have
an unbiased commitment and time to present this semester, show up
opportunities. With promotions funded by
detachment from a subject of study. and support your peers; ask
organizations such as the Veterans of Ironically, this distances a researcher questions, learn what people are
Foreign Wars, the OP Loftbed Company, from their subject and is often at researching, and get ideas for next
and the American Nudist Research odds with their personal investment. year’s conference.
Library, the offerings range from the
traditional to the surreal.
Additional information is provided on
grants and essay contests, but special
notice should be paid to each listing’s
eligibility requirements, as some
organizations have speciﬁc age and
education requirements or are seeking
Fear not a deluge of spam, check out
Scholarships and Grants and get funded.
2009’s keynote speaker (recently added to the Claremont School of Theology
faculty), Najeeba Syeed Miller.
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club at CGU
by Rachel Tie Ladies and gentlemen, your 2010 CGU Flames!
As a commuter school, feeling like you’re part “When people have fun and create typically followed by a meal or drink.
of a community at CGU can be ﬂeeting. friendships with others who have a As a result, she’s formed connections
similar interest, they experience to people she doesn’t ordinarily get to
Many students come just for class and leave,
positive emotions,” says Dulay. interact with at school.
drawn away by work, family, or the “These positive emotions, according
worsening trafﬁc on the 10. As such, to Fredrickson, can expand a person's Below is a list of current, non-
romantic visions of hours in the quad – with thought-action-repertoire, which is academic clubs and organizations at
or without someone strumming an acoustic another way of saying that a person CGU. Read on to see if one or more
guitar – are often at odds with the realities of can potentially think and behave strike your fancy, and find
graduate life. But where organic communities more creatively. This creativity can information for starting your own
may be lacking, intentionally conceived then build physical, social, and club at the end.
communities are thriving at CGU in the cognitive resources from which a
form of clubs, groups, and activities. person can draw. In other words, Asian American Resource Center
when people are having fun and (AARC)
Here at the Pedant, we set out to making friends on the softball field or www.pomona.edu/administration/
discover what groups are on campus elsewhere, the resulting positive asian-american-resource-center
and how one might get involved. emotions can improve their quality of The mission of the AARC is to build
Apart from professional life.” a stronger sense of community
organizations – which focus on among Asian/Pacific Islander
vocational or academic development CGU Flame teammate Anna students, to raise awareness on issues
– there are at least 14 groups on Fagergren cites the monastic affecting them, and to develop
campus with an ideological, lifestyle, character of graduate life as her student leadership.
or hobbyist base, and the consensus impetus for joining the team. Contact: Karin Mak at (909)
among participants is that whatever 621-8639
the club, the benefits of membership “I can get individualistic in my
far outweigh the time lost on studies. The team has been invaluable Black Graduate Student
studying. to me for a sense of interdependence. Association (BGSA)
We are social creatures and http://bgsa.cgu.edu
J.P. Dulay, founder of the CGU interactivity can provide a balance to The BGSA is a student-run
Flames (our beloved softball team solitary schoolwork,” Fagergren says. organization dedicated to supporting
with a roster nearing 20 and a mean SBOS-speak aside, becoming part of the Pan-African student experience.
neighborhood reputation to boot) a community of like-minded people Contact: email@example.com
bases his enthusiasm for group can do wonders for your social life
activities on the “Broaden and Build” and overall attitude. With a common CGU Flames
theory of social psychologist Barbara interest as a base, new friendships are Made up of students, the CGU
Fredrickson. (Can you tell he’s a bound to form and a greater Flames softball team is part of the
School of Behavioral and community at CGU will follow. Claremont intramural league, which
Organizational Sciences (SBOS) Danielle Batol, another CGU Flame, regularly plays (and wins!) games
student?) says that camaraderie doesn’t end on against other local teams.
the field; practices and games are Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Chicano/Latino Student academic resources for yourself
Association andyour peers..
www.cuc.claremont.edu/clsa Contact: email@example.com
Provides support services for
Chicano/Latino students through
academic, cultural, and social events.
Health and Wellness Club
This year’s activities include hikes, a
Contact: community dinner, and meditation,
firstname.lastname@example.org and a pre-finals yoga session. Ever dream of campus yoga? Apply
Contact: email@example.com for GSC funds, hire a teacher, and
Claremont Colleges Meditation you’ve got yourself a club. Wish you
Workshop Herbivores and your fellow oenophiles (it means
www.cuc.claremont.edu/chaplains Information and support for vegan, “wine lovers” – don’t worry, we had
Join Claremont McKenna College vegetarian, and raw eaters – and for to Google it, too) had the means to do
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy those who wish to learn more. tastings together? Start a wine-
Steve Smith in exploring the benefits Contact: Shanna Livermore at appreciation guild and the GSC may
of a meditation practice. Wednesdays firstname.lastname@example.org foot the bill. Although various
7:15-9:00 a.m. and 8:00-9 p.m. at the schools have funding set aside for
McAlister Center (919 North Soccer Sunday student organizations, their support
Columbia Avenue). Kick it with other CGU students, can often be limited to professional
Contact: Sundays on the field across from the development. Having these types of
email@example.com Claremont McKenna College dining resources is great, but getting funding
hall at 4:00 p.m. through colleges and departments for
Claremont Colleges Poker Club Contact: Rob Hargis and Jesse a club that is not related to your
A $5 buy-in gets you unlimited play Bettinger at academic field can be tough. The
with students from all the Claremont firstname.lastname@example.org GSC has a special allotment of funds
Colleges. Fridays at the Platt student for supporting student-run clubs of
Center on Harvey Mudd College’s Queer Graduate Union/Queer any variety, and is eager to see more
campus, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Resource Center students tap into this underutilized
(Though, keep in mind that the math Educational, social, and social- resource.
and engineering whiz kids at Harvey justice-orientated programming that
Mudd College are probably the last reflects the diversity within the GSC Vice President Dallas Harris
people you want to play cards for LGBTQQIA community at CGU. encourages students with any interest
cash with – ed.) Contact: email@example.com to consider forming a club and
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org applying for funding. “We want to
Zero-Waste Club see all of the diverse interests at CGU
Claremont Colleges Swing Make CGU green by helping to expressed and supported,” says
www.claremontballroom.org/node implement environmentally sound Harris
Whether you are a beginner looking policies across campus.
for lessons, or have experience and Contact: Shanna Livermore at To apply for GSC club funding, a
want to show off your moves at open email@example.com club must have a minimum of 10
dance, the Claremont Colleges Swing students plus a faculty or staff
club has everything from lessons to The Zine advisor. New clubs must fill out a
competitive dance. Thursdays at 7:30 www.cguzine.wordpress.com “new student club application form”
p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Founded in 2009, the Zine is the in addition to the “annual club status”
Masonic Lodge in Pasadena (200 alternative student-run publication at form (available at www.cgu.edu/gsc,
South Euclid Avenue. CGU. Write, review, edit, and design. under the heading “Organizations”).
CGU Flag Football Approved clubs will receive $100 to
Students of every discipline and start plus $100 each semester that
gender are invited to play some not- they resubmit the annual club status
so-rough-and-tumble flag football. form, with special funding also
Teams are currently forming. available. Clubs are approved by a
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org majority vote of the GSC. Submit
forms to the GSC mailbox in the
Graduate Student Council CGU mailroom (located in the
www.cgu.edu/pages/1665.asp basement of Harper Hall). Send
Participate in student life, plan social queries to Harris, at
events assist in the implementation of email@example.com.
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Feasting – and fattening –
The service is available by appointment
only (that you’ll make sometime your way through
between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Mondays
or from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursdays for graduate school
one or two hour blocks), and may by Scott Kneece
require the clearing of a few
bureaucratic hurdles before use. The Dining on campus or around the 5Cs The Hub Grill – 390 East Ninth
first step is to contact the GSC at can be an uncertain endeavor, Street
firstname.lastname@example.org; they’ll help you from especially if you don’t have the time
there. Eventually, you’ll be in touch to investigate. The following is part Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11
with the Office of Advancement’s of a serialized list of what’s out there, a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-2
Senior Research Analyst Michael with some brief descriptions to let a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 8 p.m. (yes,
Urquidez, who will set the computer up you know what you’re getting into. that says p.m.)-2 a.m.
and give a five-to-10 minute tutorial on This issue’s installment looks at
Claremont McKenna College. The nature of this place is all in the
the website to first-time users. After name: “hub,” meaning a center of
that, you’re free to roam foundation Collins Dining Hall – Corner of activity, and “grill,” suggesting to
listings to your heart’s content. Eighth Street and Amherst Avenue torment as if by . . . wait, that’s not
right – suggesting, well, a grill. On
After you’ve found a handful of Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-7 the CMC campus, the Hub Grill is
promising leads, you’ll need to draft p.m.; Weekends/Holidays, 10:30 where students go to get away from
letters of inquiry and grant proposals. a.m.-6:15 p.m. their studies and hang out. There’s a
While Urquidez can’t help with any lot of comfortable seating (like sofas
inquiries, the CGU Writing Center can Like all of the dining commons on and other furniture-type stuff)
assist in drafting and editing written the 5C campuses, the menu options at televisions, a couple of pool tables,
proposals. It also provides the Collins Dining Hall vary amongst the and of course food prepared on a
several food stations. The basics grill. They also have reasonably
occasional grant-writing workshop. include a grill, salad-bar, oven, and priced deli sandwiches for those
(Visit www.cgu.edu/writingcenter to deli. They also have a station called students who, with profound
check on upcoming workshops or to Farm to Fork, geared toward unnaturalness, don’t enjoy burgers.
make an appointment with a consultant.) vegetarians and those particularly The hours are a little tricky, intended
earthy breed of eaters called vegans, as they are to serve mostly CMC
Full access to information as detailed as where the food is served soil to plate. students, but if you ever find yourself
this service provides can be expensive, A favorite of students, however, is the hungry and, for some reason,
and kudos are in order to Livermore, the @ Home station, featuring classic wandering the CMC campus at 1
GSC, and Cox for working hard to make comfort entrees for breakfast, lunch, a.m. on the Lord’s Day, you know
this available. and dinner, just like Ma used to where to go.
make. The standard prices as a guest
at any of the 5C dining halls – and
For those of us pursuing academic keep in mind this is all-you-can-eat –
careers, learning the art of grant writing are as follows: breakfast, $8.50;
can pay off in the future. Whether or not brunch/lunch, $11.50; dinner, $14.50.
you find a pot ‘o gold under the terminal
desk for your research, this is a great
opportunity to get acquainted with the
kind of work you may be dealing with
later on down the professional – or
professorial – road.
Open on weekends until 2 a.m., the Hub Grill could be the new late-
night hub of your gastronomic life.
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research and awards
2010-2011 Hillcrest Proposals should be submitted by Proposals should indicate research
November 8, 2010, no later than 5:00 topic, readings, and names of
Transdisciplinary p.m., to Transdisciplinary Studies participants with information about
Research Awards Program/ Hillcrest Award/ their schools/ﬁelds, as well as the
Attention: Mary Ellen Wanderlingh, name of the convener (who will
The Transdisciplinary Studies Administrative Assistant/ Claremont submit receipts for reimbursement no
Program is accepting proposals for Graduate University/ 150 East 10th later than June 10, 2011).!A schedule
the 2010-2011 Hillcrest Street/ Claremont, California 91711. of meeting dates should also be
Transdisciplinary Research Awards. included. Groups should plan to meet
The awards are designed to fund and For more information, contact Vice at least three times a semester.
encourage student transdisciplinary Provost of the Transdisciplinary
research and collaboration. Ranging Studies Program Wendy Martin Proposals must be submitted by
from $500 to $1,500 per group, (email@example.com). November 12 at 5 p.m.;
awards will be very competitive – announcements of awards will be
granted from a limited pool of funds Transdisciplinary Reading made shortly thereafter. Send a hard
– so get on it! copy of your proposal to the
Groups Transdisciplinary Studies Program/
Eligible groups must contain three or Transdisciplinary Reading and
more students representing at least Proposals for transdisciplinary Working Group/ Attention: Mary
three disciplines and, preferably, two reading groups are now being Ellen Wanderlingh, Administrative
schools at CGU. Proposals should accepted for spring 2011. Grants of Assistant/ CGU, 150 East 10th
include a description of the project, $500 will be given to students and Street/ Claremont, California 91711.
plan of activities and goals, list of faculty groups to undertake readings
participants with a description of and research across the disciplines on
their research agendas, summary of a given topic. These grants may be
anticipated expenses, explanation of used to pay for books, refreshments,
the transdisciplinary nature of the and other related expenses.
project, and a CV for each
participant. Transdisciplinary reading groups
should consist of students and faculty
Students who receive funding must from at least three disciplines,
also schedule a public presentation preferably distributed across two or
for the CGU community about the three schools at CGU. Priority will be
results of their collaborative projects. given to topics that show promise of
Presentations may include public becoming the focus for future
colloquia and discussions, poster transdisciplinary courses as well as
proposals that combine quantitative The more interestingly diverse your reading
sessions, exhibitions, or other group, the better your shot at the Benjamins.
formats. and interpretive approaches.
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event in events calendar
November 6: Drucker Centennial November 2 – MFA thesis exhibition and reception of Tania Alvarez and
Day is the Andrew Ballstaedt. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the East & Peggy Phelps Galleries
culmination of a (251 East 10th Street).
year’s worth of events
November 3-December 19 – “Steve Roden: when words become forms”
consists of new paintings and a new large-scale installation created
life of management speciﬁcally for the Pomona College Museum of Art. Elements of the
guru Peter Drucker. installation will include large-scale sculptural forms, sound compositions,
The event spans a and hand drawn ﬁlm/video projections. Pomona College Museum of Art
whole day of (330 N. College Way).
presentations, and November 4 – Poetry reading by 2010 Kingsley Tufts Award winner D.A.
mini-classes taught by Powell. 4 p.m. in the Board of Trustees Room, Harper Hall.
November 6 – Drucker Centennial Day (see “event in focus”).
including a keynote
address by Tom Peters, co-author of In
School of Religion fall lecture and reception. Professor Hamid Mavani,
Search of Excellence. To register, get more “An Innovative Approach to Islamic Studies.” 1 p.m.-3 p.m. (831 North
information, and for a full schedule, visit Dartmouth Avenue).
November 8 – Drucker Institute writers-in-residence present on their
book, The Puritan Gift: Reclaiming the American Dream Amidst Global
Financial Chaos. 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the Albrecht Auditorium.
graduate tips November 9 – MFA thesis exhibition and reception of Jennifer Mitchell
and (the Pedant’s very own) Liz Nurenberg. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the East &
CGU Professors Paul Peggy Phelps Galleries.
Gray and David E.
Drew, authors of What November 9 – Alice Waters – chef, author, social entrepreneur, proponent
They Didn’t Teach You of “slow food” – at Scripps College. 8 p.m. at the Garrison Theatre
in Graduate School: (corner of 10th Street and Dartmouth Avenue)
199 Helpful Hints for
Success in Your November2 – MFA thesis exhibition and reception of Summer Grijalva
Academic Career, have and Sharon Mealey. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the East & Peggy Phelps Galleries.
been kind enough to
allow us to publish one November 17 – Registration for spring 2011 begins.
helpful hint from their
book in each issue. This November 18 – GSC Thanksgiving Potluck. 4 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the
is so that one day you don’t raise your fist in Ombudsman’s Ofﬁce in the McAlister Center (919 North Columbia
the air and curse CGU for not teaching you Avenue).
to . . .
November 25-26 – Thank heavens for Thanksgiving break
53. LEARN GRANTSMANSHIP. It is a skill
like any other. If necessary, attend special December 13 – Due date for dissertation/thesis/critique and ﬁnal degree
workshops. Educate yourself about who funds requirements for this semester’s candidates (way to go!).
your type of research. Don’t be snobbish! You
may feel deep down that you did not train December 17 – Registration for spring 2011 closes.
yourself for a life of the mind in order to
become a peddler of slick prose to federal and December 18 – Last day of fall semester, have a terriﬁc break and a happy
foundation bureaucrats. But an ability to raise new year!
money can have a seismic effect on your
career. Simply imagine yourself as one of two January 18 – Already? Back to the grind: spring semester begins.
finalists for the plum academic position you
always dreamed about. Your competitor has a
six-hundred-thousand-dollar grant and you
don’t. What are the odds in your favor?
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