From: Graduate Student Council
Date: October 31, 2023
Subject: GSC Newsletter

Dear Graduate Student,

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November GSC General Assembly (GA) meeting

Join the Graduate Student Council at our General Assembly meeting this Wednesday, November 1st at 5:30 PM to discuss what we've been up to! All graduate and professional students are welcome to attend. Free food will be provided!

Please RSVP for either in person or virtual attendance through this link so we have enough food and drink for all students who are coming in person. This month's GA meeting will be held in the Health Campus Education, Room 149 (9501 Euclid Ave).


Join the GSAW Ball Planning Committee!

Do you want to participate in planning social events for graduate students? Please fill out this interest form if you wish to participate in our committee! Our primary responsibility is planning the Graduate Student Appreciation Week Ball, which happens in the first week of April, but we will also plan happy hours and other social events throughout the academic year! Joining a committee is a great way to be more involved with GSC and meet new people from other graduate schools, and this committee is guaranteed fun + food is provided in committee meetings! For more information and to fill out the interest form:

Future Faculty Fridays: November Journal Club

Next session: Friday, Nov 10, 11:30am-12:30pm
Topic: Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs): Short, low-stakes activities to give students a voice in class, while at the same time providing instructors with feedback about what students are learning. The assessment of student learning does not necessarily have to take the form of an exam, or paper, or problem set for homework. Rather, it can be done in your classroom, during classroom time. Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) such as the Minute Paper and the One Sentence Summary are useful ways to check for student understanding, and to help them to make connections between prior and new knowledge. They also have a benefit for the instructor because they provide instant information about what students have grasped (or not) during the class. We will discuss the following article: Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Critical Component for Effective Instruction (2020) by Jana Hanson and Megan Florestano (

Professional Development Survey

In an effort to plan meaningful, beneficial, and student-driven events for the Spring, the Director of Professional Development is asking for your help! Please fill out this survey at your convenience and have a say in Spring events. Click here for the survey:

Faculty Focus: Dr. Brian Taylor

Connect and be inspired at the Faculty Focus series hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs! We invite you to join us on November 8th, from 12:30pm to 2:00pm in Sears 409, for a captivating session with Dr. Brian Taylor, Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at CWRU and an esteemed alumnus. Dr. Taylor will share his profound journey from a student to a professor, highlighting the integral role his identity has played in shaping his research and career. This event is a unique opportunity to engage with our diverse faculty, learn from their experiences, and foster community connections. Food will be provided to enhance your experience, creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. Make sure to register through Campus Groups to reserve your spot and be part of this enriching and insightful session. Come ready to learn, connect, and be inspired!

"Spartans Rock" Home-Game Poster Session

The CWRU athletics center will host poster sessions during the Bill Sudeck Basketball Tournament on Fri Nov 10th at 4 - 7 pm and on Sat Nov 11th at 12 - 3 pm at the Veale Recreation Center. This will be a great opportunity for the presenters to showcase their research to such a truly general audience as the spectators at the home games, including families and friends of the home team and those of the visiting team. Feel free to reuse previous posters or make new posters. Please sign up before Nov 4th, although the form will continue accepting sign-ups after that to gauge interest for presentation in future home games.

Breakfast Club

Join CARE for our final Breakfast Club gathering of October! Twice a month, we host meetups at local cafes where we enjoy pastries and coffee. If you want to connect with grad students who care about diversity, equity, and inclusion, look no further. We hope to see you there!


Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Dance presents Reflections, an evening of exciting new and revisited works, featuring Cave Of The Heart by Martha Graham, Into the Wind, a new duet by department chair Karen Potter, as well as the return of Gary Galbraith’s technology-infused In Another Place and Time and Janice Rosario’s Brink. Reflections will be performed on November 10, 11, 16-18 at 7:30pm and November 12th at 2:30pm at Mather Dance Center, 11040 Bellflower Road, on the Case Western Reserve campus in University Circle.

Early Career Research, Visibility, and Publishing Series

Open to all Ph.D. students, postdocs, and everybody else interested in publishing, this series is designed to provide insights into successfully navigating the publication process. Join library experts, campus guest speakers, and several journal editors to learn about the best practices for planning research, finding and managing resources, digital tools for analysis, leveraging your author rights, open science benefits and expectations, and building your scholarly brand. The series consists of one or more hybrid sessions per month. To attend the sessions of interest, registration is required. Sessions will be recorded and shared with attendees. Find all sessions at
Next events:
Digital Scholarship at KSL, Tue, Nov 7, 2023, 1-2pm
Efficient Research: Reference Management and Organizing Sources, Wed, Nov 8, 2023, 4-5pm 

Professional Development (PD) Fund Applications open! Apply for reimbursement of costs incurred between June 1-November 1 2023!

What have you spent money on towards your professional development goals? Dig out your receipts and tell us about it to find out if you can get reimbursed! 
Applications will be accepted for reimbursement requests, starting today, and can reimburse costs that took place between June 1, 2023 and November 1, 2023.
Upon registering for the event in the link below, you will receive an application link in your confirmation message, and it will be located on this page next to the date and time. Read the application for further details about funding eligibility.
The application deadline is November 8, 2023 at 11:55pm.

GSC presents: November Happy Hour!

Join GSC for the November Happy Hour on Thursday, November 9, 5-7pm, at Jolly Scholar! The first drink is on us for the first 100 grad students to show up!

You can use your drink ticket to buy alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, for example a milkshake.

Sign up:
PS. Drink tickets will be distributed as people join; registration for the event doesn't guarantee a drink ticket.

International Game Night

Join the Kelvin Smith Library in celebrating International Games Month, an annual celebration of games, play, libraries and learning that any library in the world can join! We will have our full board game library available for play, and will be featuring some of our International board games in German, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Spanish. Join us on November 1, 7-9pm, for games, snacks and fun!

CWRU LIFT Squat Competition

For this semester's mock single-lift event, CWRU Lifts will be hosting a squat competition! Whether you're a seasoned lifter or new to the squat game, this competition welcomes all fitness enthusiasts. Snacks, coffee, goodie bags, and an after-party will all be provided! The event will occur on Saturday, November 11. It will be at Veale Athletic Center from 11am-6pm.

Pumpkin Smash

CARE is excited to announce its second social event of the semester and invites you to join us for a fun pumpkin smash next week! CARE's mission to support diverse graduate students within the Case School of Engineering by fostering intersectionality and personal identity through community-building activities, mentorship, and resource sharing. If you have any inquiries, please feel free to reach out to Cam Conlan at

Tea and Chocolate Club Writing/Working Session

Are you looking for a productive writing/working session before Thanksgiving Break? Look no further! The Tea & Chocolate Club invites all graduate and professional students to join us for a writing/working session.

We will start the session by creating goals for the two-hour work period and drinking tea. After an hour of writing/work, we will take a short break to taste chocolate and discuss our progress, before going back to work.

Register here:

Voting in Ohio

It is voting season in Ohio, and some significant issues are being addressed. GSC encourages everyone, regardless of political views, to consider voting this season, as your voice matters on these issues.  
Here are some important dates to keep in mind if you are interested in participating in the Ohio General Elections this season;
Early In-Person Voting:
Opens: October 11th, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
Closes: November 5th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.  
Absentee Voting By Mail:
Opens: October 11th, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
Closes: November 6th, 2023 (Postmark Deadline)  
Election Day Voting:
Opens: November 7th, 2023 at 6:30 a.m.
Closes: November 7th, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.  

A calendar of important dates with more information can be found here: Calendar Link  
Information about how absentee voting works can be found here: Absentee Voting  
More information about what Ohio issues will be voted on can be found here: Statewide Issues  
If you are planning on registering and voting in another state, here is a link to find more information about your state’s election process:



November GA

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
5:30pm - 7:00pm
9501 Euclid Ave, Health Education Campus, Room 149, 9501 Euclid Ave, Health Education Campus, Room 149
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Join the Graduate Student Council at our General Assembly meeting to discuss what we've been up to! All graduate students are welcome to attend. Free food will be provided.
Please RSVP either in person or virtually so we have enough food and drink for all students coming in person.

Important: Note the change in location. Please take the free shuttles to the HEC (Main, Flyer, Nursing routes)!

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Friday, January 19
6:30pm - 8:30pm
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If you've spent any time in a professional dinner setting, you know how often wine
and cheese come up, and how easy it can be to fumble over a menu or make a face
at an unexpected flavor. This workshop, Wine and Cheese for New Professionals, is designed for people who
find themselves at a loss for how to hold a glass, how to pick a wine, or is lost with the endless variety of cheeses. You'll learn about the 9 categories of wine and 5 categories
of cheese, how to confidently tell the difference, and even how to pair flavors.



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