Rackham Student Government (RSG) Events Calendar: September, 2001 – The Monroe Street Journal – Student Life

A monthly newsletter detailing events and opportunities for Graduate Students within the campus community.
To include an event please e-mail rsg@umich.edu.

*****TABLE OF CONTENTS****
A. MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Info about Red Cross Donations
B. GRAD STUDENT BBQ & SOCIAL KICK-OFF: Sat., 9/22, 4-7 PM, **FREE**
C. RACKHAM OFFICES HAVE MOVED.
D. SOCIAL EVENTS:

0. Graduate Student BBQ & Kick-Off Sat., 9/22, 4-7 PM, FREE
1. “First Thursdays” at UMMA Thurs, 10/4, 7:30 PM, FREE
2. “First Friday” Graduate Social Hour: Friday, 10/5, 4-6 PM, FREE
3. Social Grads
4. Social Parents
5. Rackham Student Interdiscipl. Group

E. PUBLIC EVENTS:

1. “Understanding and Dealing with Stress Thurs, 9/20, 5:30-7PM
Responses to the Current National Events”
2. “Terrorism: A Perversion of Islam” Thurs, 9/20, 7-9 PM
3. “International Law and the Use of Force” Friday, 9/21, 3:30 PM
4. Knowledge Is Power: Teach-In on Recent Trag. Friday, 9/21, 4-6 PM
5. The Balancing Act: Workshop for Grad Stud. Mon, 9/24, 4-6 PM
6. Dr. Elga Wasserman: “Door in the Dream” Tues, 9/25, 6 PM
7. Resources for New Doctoral Candidates Thurs, 9/27, 4-6 PM

F. COMMUNITY SERVICE:

1. DETROIT PROJECT
2. Family Housing Language Learning Program

G. FOR STUDENT PARENTS:

1. Social Parents
2. Child Care Support Network
3. Resources for Student Parents

H. OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRAD STUDENTS & ORGANIZATIONS:

1. $$$$ for Graduate Student Organization Events & Initiatives
2. Graduate Students WANTED for service on University Committees!

Sincerely,
The Representatives of Rackham Student Govt.
http://www.umich.edu/~rstugov
rsg@umich.edu

A. MAKE A DONATION TO THE RED CROSS:

The representatives of Rackham Student Government would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of victims of last Tuesday’s tragic events.
The people and places were physically located within the borders of the United States, however, the depth of sorrow for the loss of human life extends well beyond political boundaries and nationalities. Just as the populations of New York and Washington, DC represent all countries from around the world, so too do members of our campus, particularly the graduate community. Our international composition here in Ann Arbor affords us a time of true global communion.
Although we are several hundreds of miles away from the tragedies, we encourage everyone to support an equally global entity, the American Red Cross, in its rescue efforts.
The American Red Cross is in need of blood to replenish the nation’s supply.
To donate blood call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or register to donate online at:
http://www.wc-redcross.org/
In addition to blood donations, the Washtenaw County Chapter of the Red Cross is in need of monetary and voluntary support. For more information please see their web-site.
Finally, you can also make an online donation at the same website or mail your donation to:
American Red Cross
2729 Packard Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

B. 3RD ANNUAL GRAD STUDENT BBQ & SOCIAL KICK-OFF:

Come take a break from your studies to join us on the banks of the Huron River for great food, fun, and a chance to meet hundreds of your fellow grad students, new and old!
Previous Years: 1999 – 700+ graduate students
2000 – 400+ graduate students (despite inclement weather!!)
COST: **FREE**!! **FREE**!!
WHEN: Saturday, September 22, from 4-7 PM (Rain or Shine – We have tents!)
WHERE: Island Park, located off of Maiden Lane on Island Drive, near the UM Hospital in Ann Arbor.
Island Park is between North and Central Campus. Take either Broadway or Fuller Road to Maiden Lane.
WHO: Graduate students, their families, and significant others
WHAT: Food, games, and a chance to meet your fellow graduate students! Vegetarian options will also be available.
FOR MORE INFO / DIRECTIONS: http://www.umich.edu/~socgrads
SPONSORED BY: Rackham, Rackham Student Government, Social Grads
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM: UM Credit Union

C. RACKHAM OFFICES HAVE MOVED:

Due to the ongoing rennovation project at Rackham, Rackham Student Services Offices as well as Information Technology Services have moved to 413 E. Huron St.
Starting Friday, June 15 students should go to the Huron location for all student services needs.
For more information please visit:
http://www.rackham.umich.edu/Facilities/RelocationNews.html

D. SOCIAL EVENTS:

D-1. FIRST THURSDAYS AT UMMA: Thursday, October 4, 7:30 PM
First Thursdays at the UMMA is proudly sponsored by RSG, The Friends of the UMMA, and the UM Credit Union.
WHAT: Begun in March of 2000 these events feature the finest in student and community music, dance, theater, and performance art and have been drawing standing-room only audiences.
WHEN: First Thursday of every month, in the evenings. Next event is OCTOBER 4, 7:30 PM.
WHERE: The Apse of the UM Museum of Art (UMMA)
COST: **FREE** Admission & Refreshments
FOR MORE INFO:
http://www.umich.edu/~umma/bottomprograms.html

D-2. “FIRST FRIDAY” SOCIAL HOUR: Friday, October 5, 4-6 PM
First Fridays at Rackham are proudly sponsored by RSG, Rackham, and Social Grads.
WHAT: LIVE Music (Jazz), FREE Food, & an opportunity to meet other Grad Students!
WHEN: Friday, October 5, 4-6 PM
WHERE: Hussey Room and Concourse, Michigan League
WHO: Graduate Students, their significant others, and friends.

D-3. SOCIAL GRADS: General Information
Social Grads is a student run organization which, with support from Rackham and RSG, provides graduate students with opportunities for interdisciplinary social interaction, giving students from all over campus the opportunity to interact and socialize with people whom they might otherwise never have the chance to meet.
Some of the events which Social Grads has previously been responsible for bringing to the graduate student community include:
Fall Barn Dance, Rock Climbing, Indoor Barbeque and Mixer Ice Skating, Huron River Canoe Trip, First Fridays at Rackham, Detroit Tigers Baseball Game Outing, Annual Grad Picnic, Masquerade Ball, Karaoke Night at Rackham
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
http://www.umich.edu/~socgrads/
TO GET INVOLVED (OR MAKE SUGGESTIONS FOR EVENTS): sgec@umich.edu

D-4. SOCIAL PARENTS
Social Parents is a student-run group that organizes monthly activities for graduate, professional, and undergraduate students and their children. Past outings have included a museum tour and a picnic.
Social Parents is proudly sponsored by RSG and Rackham.
E-MAIL: hapgood@umich.edu; maboyd@umich.edu; or cfiguero@umich.edu to receive information about upcoming events.

D-5. RACKHAM STUDENT INTERDISCIPLINARY GROUP (RSIG):
WHAT: RSIG is a forum of graduate students who enjoy interdepartmental interaction and believe in tapping the diversity of ideas and people offered by the community of graduate students here at Michigan.
Once a month the group gathers for an hour and a half to enjoy a free lunch, to socialize with grads from many different departments, and to hear two 20-minute presentations made by grads who share their interests and research in an accessible manner. Grad students are encouraged to participate at every level—- from attending meetings, to helping with planning, to presenting. This is a great way to meet other curious graduate students and to hear about exciting topics—not to mention free lunch!
WHEN: Next meeting, TBA
FOR MORE INFO = e-mail rsig@umich.edu
http://www.umich.edu/~rsig

E. PUBLIC EVENTS:

E-1. UNDERSTANDING & DEALING WITH STRESS: Thurs, 9/20, 5:30-7 PM
WHAT: The School of Nursing is sponsoring a session, open to all university students, faculty and staff, on “Understanding and Dealing with Stress Responses to the Current National Events”.
Led by nursing Profs. Bonnie Hagerty and Reg Williams, specialists in psychiatric-mental health issues.
WHEN: 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday (Sept. 20) in
WHERE: Room 2184 School of Nursing Building

E-2. “TERRORISM: A PERVERSION OF ISLAM”: Thurs, 9/20, 7-9 PM
WHEN: Thursday, 9/20, 7-9 PM
WHERE: Michigan Union Ballroom
“The Only Way To Fight Ignorance is through Educating One Another”
Schedule:

7:00-7:05 Welcome & Opening (non-denominational) Prayer!
7:05-7:15 Administration’s Address
7:15-7:40 Student Panel-MSA,ADC,MI SIKHS,ASA, & SAFE
7:40-7:55 Break for Refreshments/Evening Prayer
8:00-8:30 Terrorism…ISLAM’s PERSPECTIVE: Dr. Sherman Jackson
8:30-9:00 Q & A
9:00-9:05 Closing & Dissemination of Info Packets

Understand Hate Crimes, Understand Ethnic Intimidation, Understand Media Stereotypes, Understand Islam : UNDERSTAND ONE ANOTHER

E-3. “INTERNATIONAL LAW & THE USE OF FORCE”: Friday, 9/21, 3:30 PM
WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Friday (Sept. 21)
WHERE: Room 250 Hutchins Hall
WHAT: The Law School will be sponsoring a panel discussion,
“International Law, the Use of Force, and the Response to the Terrorist Attack of September 11”
The panel will be chaired by Law School Dean Jeffrey S.
Lehman and panelists will include: law Prof. Karima Bennoune, law Prof. Robert Howse affiliated overseas law Prof. Bruno Simma and Hessel E. Yntema Professor Emeritus of Law Eric Stein

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E-4. TEACH-IN ON RECENT TRAGEDIES: Friday, 9/21, 4-6 PM
WHEN: Friday, 9/21
First Session: 4:00-5:15pm
Second Session: 5:30-6:30pm
WHERE: Michigan Union, Anderson Rooms
**Come join Project SERVE for interactive talks by U of M Professors on:
Faith vs. Fundamentalism
US Foreign Policy
Oppression & Discrimination
** Get the basic facts and understanding about current issues to **
us begin to process this global tragedy.
All three topics will be repeated in each session, so you may attend one or two different topics. Join us for both, or just stop by for one! -

Hear from: Prof. Helen Fox on Oppression & Discrimination
Prof. David Singer on US Foreign Policy
Prof. Ian Robinson on US Foreign Policy
Prof. Alexander Knysh on Faith vs. Fundamentalism
Prof. Jeffery Paige on US Foreign Policy

E-5. THE BALANCING ACT: Making Time for Teaching, Coursework, and Yourself
WHEN: Monday, 9/24, 4-6 PM
WHERE: Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room
WHAT: Speaker: Pat Materka, author of Time In, Time Out, Time
Enough. As a graduate student, you’re probably not only managing academics but part or full-time jobs as well as family responsibilities. Attend this workshop and learn systems and shortcuts for getting organized, getting things done, and gaining something you may have lost track of—time for yourself!
SPACE IS LIMITED. Contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu

E-6. “DOOR IN THE DREAM: Conversations with Eminent Women in Science”:
WHEN: Tuesday, 9/25, 6 PM
WHERE: 1640 Chemistry Building
WHAT: Hosted by the Association for Women in Science – UM (AWIS-UM)
Dr. Elga Wasserman, Ph.D., J.D., will give a public lecture on the University of Michigan campus.

Dr. Wasserman is the renowned author of “Door in the Dream:
Conversations with Eminent Women in Science”. In this book, Wasserman discusses the experiences of eighty -six women who have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. The stories of these elite women of American science, we believe, will inspire our student members.

E-7. RESOURCES FOR NEW DOCTORAL CANDIDATES
WHEN: Thursday, 9/27, 4-6 PM
WHERE: Michigan Room, Michigan League
WHAT: Learn more about a wide array of resources and information to assist you on your dissertation journey, including help with research, statistics, writing, dissertation requirements (including copyright matters), personal support, and the challenges of getting through.

F. COMMUNITY SERVICE:

F-1. DETROIT PROJECT:
The Detroit Project is a student-run effort that began in 1999 as an effort to build community between the U of M campus and the greater Detroit community.
The project allows UM students to volunteer at service projects in Detroit that are aimed at helping revitalize the city. We accomplish this by providing UM students with the opportunity to collaborate with Detroit community organizations throughout the year on a variety of service projects.
This organization is co-sponsored by Rackham Student Government.
TO LEARN MORE:
www.umich.edu/~thedp
contact: thedp@umich.edu

F-2. FAMILY HOUSING LANGUAGE LEARNING PROGRAM:
Help International Families Learn English in the Family Housing Language Program.
You can participate as a CLASSROOM PARTNER by volunteering in our English as a Second Language classes (adults or children) for one hour a week. Or, You can participate as a CONVERSATION PARTNER by meeting one of our students one-on-one to help him/her practice speaking English.
This is a wonderful opportunity to meet people from all over the world!
FOR MORE INFORMATION contact Laurie Louwsma at 764-8463 or LCL@mime.housing.umich.edu.

G. FOR STUDENT PARENTS:

G-1. SOCIAL PARENTS
Social Parents is a student-run group that organizes monthly activities for graduate, professional, and undergraduate students and their children. Past outings have included a museum tour and a picnic.
Social Parents is proudly sponsored by RSG and Rackham.
E-MAIL: hapgood@umich.edu; maboyd@umich.edu; or cfiguero@umich.edu to receive information about upcoming events.

G-2. CHILD CARE SUPPORT NETWORK (CCSN):
Started in September 1999 as a collaboration between RSG, Rackham, and FCRP, the CCSN provides students, staff, and faculty with children to share child care responsibilities. For more information and an online sign-up sheet go to:
http://www.umich.edu/~rstugov/child.html

G-3. RESOURCES FOR STUDENT PARENTS:
Other useful resources for students with parenting responsibilities may be found at:
http://www.rackham.umich.edu/StudentInfo/parenting.html

H. OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRAD STUDENTS & ORGANIZATIONS:

H-1. FUNDING FOR GRAD STUDENT ORGANIZATION EVENTS & INITIATIVES:
Funding guidelines and an application form for obtaining $$$ for graduate student organizations, events, and initiatives through RSG may be found at:
http://www.umich.edu/~rstugov/funding/index.html

H-2. SERVICE ON UM COMMITTEES:
Rackham Student Government is NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS from individuals interested in being appointed to UM Committees for the 2001-2002 academic year.
Openings are still available on the following University Committees:
1. Code of Student Conduct Panel
2. Rackham Academic Appeals Panel
FOR MORE INFO:
http://www.umich.edu/~rstugov/committees/index.html

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