From: Graduate Student Council
Date: September 5, 2023
Subject: GSC Newsletter

Dear Graduate Student,

The Graduate Student Council welcomes new and returning graduate and professional students, and wishes everyone an excellent start to the semester! You will be receiving this newsletter every week on Tuesday (except when there is a university holiday on that Tuesday). We make sure that the information in our newsletter is relevant to you. If you would like something to be included in our newsletter, please submit the request using the form at the bottom of this newsletter.

GSC 101

GSC 101 is Wednesday, September 13, 5:30-7pm. The location is to be determined. Each student organization (and prospective student organization) must send at least one executive member representative to be eligible for GSC funding this semester.
All GSC School Representatives must attend the GSC 101 meeting to be able to vote for their Schools. So please mark your calendars.

September GSC General Assembly (GA) meeting

Join the Graduate Student Council at our General Assembly meeting this Wednesday (Sept. 6) to discuss what we've been up to! All graduate and professional 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. The meetings occur every first Wednesday of the month and are from 5:30-6:30 pm in Toepfer Room, Adelbert Hall.

Early Career Research, Visibility, and Publishing Series at KSL

Join the 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. Tailored to graduate students, postdocs, and anyone interested in publishing, this series is designed to provide insights into successfully navigating the publication process.

The series consists of one or more sessions per month. We encourage in-person attendance so that you are able to engage with the experts! Sessions will be recorded and shared with those registered on CampusGroups. For questions, please contact Daniela Solomon (

The Basic Needs Task Force at CWRU invites
you take part in a voluntary survey on basic needs. This survey regards student experiences and CWRU support services. Your responses are essential to obtaining an accurate picture of basic needs here at Case Western Reserve University, informing and guiding the Basic Needs Task Force and the campus administration.

The survey takes around 5 minutes, and can be completed with the following link:

NAACP Campus Chapter

The Department of FOCUS Outreach in the Office of Government and Community Relations is excited to announce we are reinstating the Case Western Reserve University Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The NAACP has been instrumental since its inception in 1909 in highlighting and addressing concerns that pose challenges within the African American community and other underrepresented communities of color. Collaborating with the Greater Cleveland NAACP Chapter, we are in the process of reinstating this wonderful organization here, on our wonderful campus at Case Western Reserve University.

To accurately measure interest and get the contact information of those interested, please fill out the questionnaire that is attached below and fill it out to the best of your ability. We would like to begin creating an email list to disseminate any pertinent information and hear from you about what work you want to be completed by the organization as we plan for the year to come.

If you have any questions, please reach out to any of the three names listed below:
George Bukenya
Janice Eatman-Williams
Edwin Mayes

Please consider joining the CWRU NAACP Campus Chapter! 

CCSF New Student Welcome

Join CCSF for our new student welcome event! All students are invited to come and enjoy games, songs, delicious Chinese food, and more. Registration is required by September 6, 2023. This event is presented in Mandarin Chinese only.

The Office of Education Abroad invites Graduate Students to The Study Abroad Fair.

Explore international education opportunities at the Study Abroad Fair! With over 150 programs in 40+ countries around the world, there are opportunities for every student to study, intern and conduct research abroad. 

As a graduate student, you'll have the opportunity to learn about and study abroad on faculty-led short-term programs such as Bioethics, Classics, French, and Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Stop by the Study Abroad Fair on Friday, September 8 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the Case Quad and meet CWRU faculty leading short-term programs and learn about their programs!


Fall Convocation
Thursday, September 7 4:45pm at Maltz Performing Arts Center

The 2023 speaker will be award-winning author Ruha Benjamin. Her nonfiction book Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, winner of the 2020 Oliver Cox Cromwell Book Prize and the 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Award for Nonfiction was chosen as Case Western Reserve University's 2023 common reading book. 
Register here:



September GA

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Toepfer Room-Adelbert Hall, Tinkham Veale University Center 11038 Bellflower Road, Room 150 , Cleveland, OH 44106, United States
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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.



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