From: Graduate Student Council
Date: February 24, 2020
Subject: GSC Newsletter | February 24, 2020

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Your presence is requested at the Roarin' Twenties GSAW ball. Join us for glam, dinner and dancing! Early Bird ticket sales begin today at noon on CampusGroups. Regular ticket sales begin on March 2nd.

Film Screening of American Son!

GSC presents a film screening of American Son on February 25th at 6-9pm at Strosacker Auditorium. American Son is a film that addresses the issues of racial tensions and police brutality through the eyes of parents waiting to hear what has happened to their son. A Q&A debrief will follow the screening of the film. Dinner will also be provided.

Kaleido - Spring Dance Concert

The Department of Dance at Case Western Reserve University will continue the 2019-2020 season with Kaleido, a thesis concert featuring works by Master of Fine Arts candidates Brandon Gregoire and Yuting Zhao and Master of Arts candidate Joseph Teeter. Performance dates and times are March 26 - 28 at 8:00 p.m. and March 29 at 2:30 p.m. All performances are at Mather Dance Center, 11201 Bellflower Road, on the Case Western Reserve campus in University Circle. Down and Through, restaged for five male dancers, is a work by Gregoire that explores one’s experience with pain, grief, and emotional boundaries. The dancers personify this experience through their bodily contact, struggling against the barriers until there is nowhere to go but up. Zhao’s solo, She’d, uses a score by Arvo Part and special costuming to reveal the female figure’s inner world, and her journey of self-discovery and liberation. Her group work is set to all-male choral music by Eero Hämeenniemi. An all female cast embodies the influences of the weight of memory. The weight drags and disturbs, but it also triggers rebirth from deconstruction. Another premiere, Duality, is a duet for two women choreographed by Gregoire. Driven by music from composer John Psathas, this work explores contrasting movement dynamics with variations in time and space. He will also restage Strange Gardens, a responsive-media infused work by Gary Galbraith. Created in 2016, a visually rich wonderland is created, manipulated, and transformed with a trio of dancers and their kinetic journey through space. Zhao will also restage January Thirtyfirst, a 2003 duet choreographed by CWRU alumna Lin Batsheva Kahn. With music by Phillip Glass and a narrated poem by Kahn, this powerful work depicts the grief and mutual support of a brother and sister at the moment of their mother’s death. The dancers show a painful journey through grief filled with anticipation, anger, and anxiety before transitioning into sad acceptance. Teeter will premiere a new work titled Chasing Unison. With a string quartet performing two fugues by J.S. Bach onstage, the four dancers each represent one of the quartet voices. As the work develops the dancers explore their connection to the music and to each other, wondering how to be united in such a complex, contrapuntal world. Tickets are $10 for students, $12 for seniors 60+ and CWRU personnel, and $15 for general admission. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling (216) 368-5246 or online at

Sparta Center Questionnaire

The Office of Student Activities & Leadership is currently evaluating the services offered by the Sparta Center, and as advisors to umbrella organizations that contribute financially to the service, we wanted to make sure that your organizations were able to participate in our short survey! The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. The link to the survey can be found here: The survey will be open until February 29th at 5 pm. At the completion of the survey groups will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for one of three Mitchell's ice cream parties (valued at $75)!

How to Get Published

All graduate students and postdocs are invited to participate in a series of workshops organized by Kelvin Smith Library under the theme How to Get Published.

Multiple publishers will come on campus to present on relevant issues such as: how to write a scientific paper, how to get published, how to choose a journal for your research, open access, how to increase the impact of your publications, and much more.

The events are free but seating is limited. For more details and RSVP please visit CampusGroups.

  • Elsevier  - Wednesday, February 26, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Clapp Hall 108 - RSVP
  • ACS - Monday, March 16, 12:00 - 3:00 pm, Clapp Hall 108 - finalizing details
  • IEEE - Wednesday, March 18, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Nord 356 - RSVP
  • Springer Nature - Monday, April 6, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Clapp Hall 108 - RSVP

Each publisher will provide food/snacks and giveaways. 

Case Student Group Trade Show

KMK promotions is hosting a vendor fair in the TVUC Ballroom A on Feb 26th from 5-7 pm for student organizations to view some of their apparel and other giveaway items. There will be food and 4 vendors showing their wares. It's a great opportunity for groups who purchase giveaways to get some new ideas and connect with the vendors.

Career Preparation Etiquette Dinner for International Students

As international students look toward life after graduation, the Center for International Affairs invites them to the second annual Career Preparation Etiquette Dinner to help them prepare for job search and career success! Job interviews often include a meal with potential colleagues, and many companies ask employees to take clients out for nice dinners. Employers want to know their employees can be professional, even in social situations, and dining with others can be very challenging. Learning Western expectations of politeness can help you feel more comfortable eating unfamiliar foods, and mastering dining rules can help you make a great impression on others! International students who attend the dinner will receive hands-on training from Etiquette Consultant Catherine Holloway and will be served a three-course meal including soup, a main dish, and dessert so they can practice the skills they’re learning. The Etiquette Dinner will take place on Thursday, March 19 at 5:15 pm in the Thwing Center Ballroom. A limited number of tickets are available to international students of all degree levels on the International Student Services’ CampusGroups page:

Nominate Outstanding Individuals & Organizations for Global Citizen Awards!

The Center for International Affairs is seeking nominations for the annual Global Citizen Awards. The awards recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that champion internationalization at CWRU, enhance the international student experience, and exemplify the university's values of inclusion and diversity. The awards include: International Leader (Faculty/Staff) Unsung Champion (Student) Spirit of Service (Student) Laurie D. Zelman International Undergraduate Student Elise Lindsay International Graduate Student Outstanding Student Organization Outstanding Campus Partner in Collaboration CWRU faculty, staff, and currently-enrolled students are encouraged to nominate candidates for the Global Citizen Awards so they can be celebrated for their efforts and contributions to the campus community. Completed nominations are due by 11:59 pm on Thursday, March 12, 2020. To view the award descriptions, the nomination form and last year’s Global Citizen Award winners, visit: Winners will be chosen by an anonymous committee and will be invited to attend the International Achievement Luncheon in April where they will be recognized and receive their award. Those who nominated the award winners will also be invited to attend.

Civility & Discourse on College Campuses - A Candid Conversation with Local University Presidents

Save the date for the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Community Relations Committee & Sidney Z. Vincent Memorial Lecture. Join us as we discuss “Civility & Discourse on College Campuses: A Candid Conversation with Local University Presidents,” featuring: - Dr. Alex Johnson, President, Cuyahoga Community College - Harlan Sands, President, Cleveland State University - Barbara Snyder, President, Case Western Reserve University - J. David Heller, Board Chair, Jewish Federation of Cleveland (moderator) Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:00 pm Corporate College East 4400 Richmond Rd. Warrensville Heights, OH 44128

Film Screening of American Son Logo


Film Screening of American Son

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Strosacker Auditorium, Tinkham Veale University Center 11038 Bellflower Road, Room 150 , Cleveland, OH 44106, United States
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GSC a film screening of the broadway play turned into a film: American Son. Dinner will be provided and there will be a debriefing conversation following the viewing of the film to deconstruct some of the themes.

CANCELED: Roarin' Twenties GSAW Ball Logo


CANCELED: Roarin' Twenties GSAW Ball

Saturday, April 11, 2020
7:00pm - 11:00pm
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1100 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44114, United States
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