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GSA Newsletter: August 13, 2021

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GSA Graduate Student Interest Survey
The following survey will be used to determine graduate student interest in various events, activities and services. Please complete the survey as soon as possible: Survey Link


Fall Welcome Events:

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GSA Graduate Student Social

Monday, Aug. 16, 5-6 p.m.
UNC Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion House (1862 10th Avenue)

All new and returning graduate students are invited to attend this annual networking event. No registration necessary. Show up anytime. Partners and children welcome to attend. Street parking is free and parking in the lot adjacent to the Diversity House (V Lot) is free after 5 p.m. on weekdays (parking map). Food and non-alcoholic drinks provided by the UNC Graduate Student Association. Please enter through the main door; we will be using the back patio. Please sign in when you arrive and get a nametag.

Special Thanks:
Alex Annan (music)
Amanda Jacobs (photography)
Danny Garcia-Ramos (event planning)
Jennifer Stokes (facility use)
Sopon Suwannakit (music)
Tobias Guzman, Ph.D. (facility use)
Tyler Hajek (beverage committee)
Yohan Lee (beverage committee)
Zachary McCarver (catering committee)

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Asian / Pacific Islander Welcome Dinner
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 5:30–6:30 p.m. (grad student meetup at 5:30 p.m.)
Grad student meeting location: University Center Information Desk seating area
UNC University Center: Columbine Suites (map)

Join other Asian / Pacific Islander students at UNC for this annual welcome dinner, hosted by the UNC Asian / Pacific American Student Services. No registration necessary. Street parking is free and parking in the University Center lot is free after 5 p.m. on weekdays (parking map). Join graduate student leaders of the Asian / Pacific Islander Union attending this event by meeting at the Information Desk seating area on the second floor of the University Center at 5:30 p.m. Questions? Contact david.shimokawa@unco.edu 

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Food Truck Rally

Thursday, Aug. 19, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Gunter Hall (map) & Ross Parking Lot (map)

Join us for a deliciously fun Food Truck Rally. Food and beverages from Bright Side Coffee Co., Fat Tomato Inc., Edge Gourmet, That Sounds Good, The Rollin' Stone Wood Fired Pizza and The Waffle Lab will be available for purchase! Take a break during move in and recharge with some awesome food from local vendors. Parking is free on campus (most lots) on Aug. 19 and 20. 

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Convocation
Thursday, Aug. 19, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Bank of Colorado Arena (map)

Serving as a bookend to commencement, this introduction to academia invites faculty and staff to welcome incoming students to UNC and the Bear Community. Students will meet university staff and student leadership, learn the fight song and may win prizes for knowing UNC trivia. No registration required. Parking is free on campus (most lots) on Aug. 19 and 20. 

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Taste of UNC
Thursday, Aug. 19, 5-7 p.m. (grad student meetup at 4:45 p.m.)
Turner Green (map)
Grad Student Meeting Location (image)
Register for Taste of UNC Tickets

Kick-off the semester by checking out all UNC Dining Services has to offer with food tents full of variety! Then join the crowd at Bear Fest and win some UNC swag! Limited number of tickets for graduate students and partners / children covered by the UNC Graduate Student Association. You must register to receive tickets for this event. Parking is free on campus (most lots) on Aug. 19 and 20. Once you are registered, you will receive an email regarding ticket distribution.

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Drag Queen Bingo
Thursday, Aug. 19, 8-10 p.m.
UNC University Center Ballrooms (map)

It’s Bingo time! Join us for a fun night of Bingo and performances hosted by UNC Alumni Soña Rita and Zimmorah Mei and the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. Featuring a very special guest from Season 11 of RuPaul's Drag Race: Honey Davenport! There will be two chances to win prizes presented by the Office of Student Life. No registration required. Parking is free on campus (most lots) on Aug. 19 and 20. 

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Flippin’ Flapjacks w/ President Feinstein
Friday, Aug. 20
8-9:30 a.m. (grad student meetup at 7:45 a.m.)
UNC Holmes Dining Hall (map)

Come join our campus community as President Andy Feinstein and members of the UNC Faculty, Staff, and Administration flip flapjacks at this welcome breakfast! No registration necessary for this event, but you must be present at 7:45 a.m. for your breakfast to be covered by the UNC Graduate Student Association. Parking is free on campus (most lots) on Aug. 19 and 20. Meet outside the dining hall on Turner Green at 7:45 a.m. to be checked in. Limited number of tickets for graduate students and partners / children covered by the UNC Graduate Student Association.

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RecFest
Friday, Aug. 20, 6-10 p.m. (grad student meet-up at 6 p.m.)
UNC Campus Recreation Center (map)
Grad Student Meeting Location (image)

Meet up with other graduate students to check out RecFest, the UNC Campus Recreation Center's annual open house. Food, music, fun, and prizes, along with information tables on the Rec Center's programs and activities. Graduate student meetup led by Sport & Exercise Science: Sport Administration, Ph.D. student Alicia Romano. Partners / children welcome to attend with graduate student. No registration required. Parking is free on campus (most lots) on Aug. 19 and 20.

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Wellness Workshops
Saturday, Aug. 21
10:30 a.m.–noon
1:30–3 p.m.
3:30–5 p.m.
UNC Campus Commons Performance Hall (map)

Learn about dealing with stress and improving your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, as you get ready for the upcoming semester. No registration required. Most UNC parking is free on the weekends.

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Northern at Night
Saturday, Aug. 21, 6–9 p.m. (grad student meet-up at 6 p.m.)
UNC Garden Theater (map)

Northern at Night is a giant block party to welcome all our Bears back on campus. Join us for food, inflatables, henna tattoos, caricature artists and more! No registration required. Most UNC parking is free on the weekends. Street parking near the Garden Theater is free. 

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Student Involvement Fair
Sunday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Michener & Candelaria Lawn (map)

Get to know Student Organizations, Faith Based Groups, Campus Resources and Community Organizations by visiting displays and talking to student members about how to get involved. Complete list of UNC Clubs & Organizations. It is probably easiest to enter the UNC parking lots at the intersection of 14th Avenue and Reservoir Road. D-Lot (parking map) is probably the closest parking for this event. No registration required. Most UNC parking is free on the weekends. 

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Classroom Tours and Ice Cream
Sunday, Aug. 22, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
UNC Main Campus
Want to know where your classes are before your first class? Just swing by your academic building to grab some ice cream from a professor and they can point you in the right direction. No registration required. Most UNC parking is free on the weekends. 

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Michener Game Night
Sunday, Aug. 22, 6–8 p.m.
Michener Library (map)

Join us at Michener Library for pizza, crafts, board / card games, and prizes! It is probably easiest to enter the UNC parking lots at the intersection of 14th Avenue and Reservoir Road. L-, M- and D-Lots (parking map) are closest to Michener Library. No registration required. Most UNC parking is free on the weekends. 

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LGBTQ+ Graduate Affinity Group

Monday, Aug. 23, 6-7 p.m.
Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (2215 10th Avenue Greeley, CO)

Affinity groups are a way to provide a space to meet others that share similar interests, identities and to find community. The LGBTQ+ Graduate Affinity Group is supported by the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center.


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