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									                                        GPSS newsletter

                                                                          Feb 19 2008

                                      A Day in the Life of Grad
                                      Calling All Departments
                                      GPSS is looking for departments to help host “A Day in
                                      the Life of Grad Student”. On this day Graduate and
                                      Professional students will host a number of high school
                                      students from New Design and possibly Bravo High
                                      School. On this day, high school students will be given
                                      the opportunity to shadow Graduate and Professional
Upcoming                              students who will help explain careers and the
                                      importance of higher education in their fields.
Events                                This event is part of the National Graduate and
                                      Professional Students Awareness week to be celebrated
                                      at USC in the week of March/31 to April/4.
     Social Work Events
     Organized by                     Various academic, cultural and fun programs will be
     Community and Social Chair       organized this week to highlight and appreciate the
     Email contact :                  contribution of Graduate students to our campus in                   particular and society in general

                                      We will post the details of the programs in our next
     Did you miss the Grad-Bar last   newsletter.
     week ??????
                                      If you think your department is interested please contact
     Ooops ….. you really missed it
                                      Renée D. Burwell at

     Check the pics on the last
                                                                     Events Calendar
    Uniiverrsiitty Parrk Campus Eventts Healltth Sciiences Campus Eventts
    Un ve s y Pa k C am pus Even s H ea h Sc ences C am pus Even s
    Volunteers needed :                            GPSS HSC Book Salon

    The LA Regional Foodbank Needs Your            "Love in the Time of Cholera" February 12th at
    Help!!!                                        5:30PM NML Basement Conference Room 100 Pick up
                                                   books in the GPSS HSC office Mon.-Thurs 12-1PM $10
    Help the foodbank serve over 1,000
                                                   refundable deposit and keep the book! For further details,
    charities by sorting and organizing            email
    donations. We will be volunteering on
    Saturday, February 23, 2008 from 9am-          Volunteer!! – 5th Grade Science Fair
    12pm. Feel free to invite family and
    friends. There is an age requirement of        The USC Office of Civic and Community Relations is
    14. Please contact Renée D. Burwell at         recruiting USC students to participate in the 8th Annual if you are interested in        Health & Science Fair. Some benefits include: -
    volunteering.                                  Interactive teaching experience -Working with eager 5th
                                                   graders -A Stipend 1st Information Session &
                                                   Luncheon February 6th, 12-1:30PM CHP 101 2nd
                                                   Information Session & Luncheon February 7th, 12-
    Help eradicate AIDS:                           1:30PM CHP 101 RSVP by Jan. 31st contact Guillermo
                                                   Güereque at
    AIDS Project of Los Angeles (APLA) is
    looking for Volunteers!!!-Red Carpet
                                                   Bally Total Fitness Gym Deal
    February 24th, 2008 APLA will be hosting       $229/person per year. If your New Year's resolution is to
    its annual Oscar event “The Envelope           work out more, sign up with Bally's now! Open to all
    Please” at the Abbey (692 S. Robertson         students AND one other person living at the same
    in West Hollywood). They are in need of        address
    21 volunteers to serve as escorts, crowd       tml Contact GPSS HSC GPSS HSC Office is open
                                                   Monday-Thursday 12-1PM in Seaver Residence Hall
    monitors, radio controllers, and guest         Room 101A (next to elevators). Email:
    registration for 4-6 hour shifts starting at
    10am and ending at the conclusion of
    the broadcast. They could also use
    volunteers for set-up on Feb. 23rd; which
    is usually from 11am to 3pm. If you are
    interested in volunteering contact
    Renée D. Burwell at

GPSS : University of Southern California

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    Help Cheer on Marathon Runners at the LA                Announcements

    March 2nd AIDS Project of Los Angeles is looking          FYI
    for volunteers to cheer on runners. If you are
    interested in being a cheerleader please contact
    Renée D. Burwell at for
    additional information. Family and friends are
    encouraged to attend. Refreshments are

    Trojan Neighbors - Book Drive                  Trrojjan Neiighborrs--New Tiime
                                                   T o an Ne ghbo s New T m e

    Trojan Neighbors mentoring program is in       Come mentor Neighborhood youth. We
    need of books for its youth between the        will be offering homework assistance and
    ages of 10-15. Please drop off books into      a variety of eclectic activities.
    the GPSS Office and the HSC GPSS Office.       Refreshments will be provided.
    If you have any questions please contact
                                                   When: Tuesday from 5pm-7pm
    Renée D. Burwell at
                                                   Where: Centennial Apartments, on the
                                                   corner of Portland and Adams

                                                   Contact: Renée D. Burwell at

                                                           Come bowll wiitth MEGA!!!!!!
                                                           Com e bow w h M EGA

                                                           The Minority Engineering
                                                           Graduate Association is
    1) USC v Caltech Jeopardy first Tryout - Feb 19th,     sponsoring a night at Shatto 39
    5:00-6:00 pm TSC 204. Great prizes to be given out.    Lanes on Saturday, February
    Please be there no later than 5:15 pm. Actual          23, 2008. There will be free food
    tournament is scheduled for end of March.              and games as well as a chance
                                                           to get more acquainted with
    2) Whale Watching - SOLD OUT. No more sign ups.        your colleagues. If you would
                                                           like to join us, please RSVP to
    Amit Desai                                    by
    Academic Affairs Chair                                 Thursday, February 21.
    Graduate and Professional Student Senate               Carpools will be organized as                                       needed once we have our list of
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                                         Want a chance to be a drawing winner while helping to make USC a
                                         better place for Graduate and Professional Students?

                                         Participate in the GPSS Survey Series!

                                         The links to surveys are give at


                                               The GPSS Commiittttee ffor Gender Equiitty
                                               The GPSS Comm ee or Gender Equ y

                                                ….. invites you to bring your questions to a "Gender
    GPSS Survey Series : Tell us                Concerns Town Hall" on Tuesday, Feb 26 at 12:30- 2:00
  your opinion and be eligible                  pm (location TBA). Feel free to join us for a candid
   to win a $40 Gift Certificate                discussion with other graduate students representing a
                                                range of experiences. Please e-mail Mariko Dawson
                                                Zare, CGE Chair at for location and
                                                to RSVP. A light lunch will be served.

                                                The USC Graduate Student Parents Network will be
                                                hosting a kid (and parent) friendly brunch for graduate
                                                students and their families on Wednesday, March 12 at
                                                9:30 - 11:00 am (location TBA). Come to hear about how
                                                other graduate student parents cope with childcare,
GPSS University Park Campus Office              balancing coursework, teaching, writing a dissertation
                                                with raising a family, health care and other questions.
3601 Trousdale Parkway
                                                Please e-mail Mariko Dawson
Student Union Building (STU), Room 106          Zare, CGE Chair at for location and
Los Angeles, CA 90089-4896                      to RSVP.
p. 213.740.5649 | f. 213.740.9381

Email :

GPSS Health Sciences Campus Office

1969 Zonal Avenue - Seaver Residence Hall 101A

Los Angeles, CA 90033, Mail Code: 1963

p. 323.442.1257 | f. 323.442.1259

Email :

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