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Unwanted Stuff?!

Got any unwanted items? Can’t take that oversized lamp or your extra clothes with you home? Planning to throw away those extra rolls of toilet paper and binders? Please consider donating to PennMoves, which is a service the university provides that will take any of your unused items and provide them to various communities in need around Philadelphia. There is a collection truck (right under Sansom Place West!) that can take any and all of your items. Please refer to their website for more information: http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/pennmoves/index.html. Collection hours for Sansom Place are: May 10 – May 11: 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. May 12 – May 15: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. May 16 – May 17: 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. May 18 – May 20: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. May 23 – May 27: 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. May 28 – May 29: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. May 30 – May 31: 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Categories: Community Service

Grad Center Events!

ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROGRAMS
•       Teaching Workshops
•       Grant Advising Online Chat
•       Writing Weekend Spring 2011
•       Need Funding? Lots of opportunities!

HAVE FUN, EXPLORE YOUR HORIZONS!
•       Opening Reception for Water Exhibition
•       Independence Seaport Museum Trip
•       Budgeting Workshop: Spending within Your Means
•       Growing Vegetables in Your Apartment
•       Bus Trip to New Hope
•       Language Chats

FOR STUDENTS WITH CHILDREN
•       Juggling Kids and Academics: Learn from the Pros
•       Student Parent Mentoring
•       Weekly Activities

GRAD CENTER SERVICES
Please continue reading for details as well as information about regular services.

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ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROGRAMS
TEACHING WORKSHOPS: See the schedule of all our teaching workshops at http://www.gsc.upenn.edu/navclass/
•       Guiding Students through a Research Paper
Thursday, March 17; 4:30-6PM; Grad Center Room 305, 3615 Locust Walk
•       Teaching Students to Ask and Answer Questions
Wednesday, March 23; 12-1:30PM; Grad Center Room 305, 3615 Locust Walk

GRANT ADVISING ONLINE CHAT
Monday, March 21; 3-4PM; online chat; register to get location info
Got a question about the grant application process but haven’t finished your first draft yet?  Or maybe you’re just bewildered by the whole process and need a guiding hand to get you started?  We can help!  Ask Navigating Fellow Justin Bolker and Associate Director DeAnna Cheung your questions during an open, online chat hour. Register now! http://www.gsc.upenn.edu/navgrant/index.php#events

WRITING WEEKEND SPRING 2011
March 26-27; 12:30-5:30PM; Grad Center third floor
Registration begins March 21
“Writing Weekends” provide doctoral students with a motivating environment for writing.  Meet fellow doctoral students dealing with the same struggles of writing a dissertation. In contrast to the traditional “Boot Camp” experience, “Writing Weekends” will be self-directed and students will be responsible for their own conduct. Registration is free and begins March 21; you can register for either Saturday or a Sunday or both.  Seehttp://www.gsc.upenn.edu/navdiss/index.php#ss350

NEED FUNDING?
Navigating the Grant page on Facebook has info on grants, internships and part-time jobs.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Philadelphia-PA/Navigating-the-Grant/113658125315631?v=app_2373072738

WRITING YOUR GRANT PROPOSAL?
Our grant advisors have won many different awards. Sign up for our peer-to-peer mentoring program and
get help from a peer who has successfully applied for the same or similar grant — it’s free! (On the flip side, give your advice and get $50!). http://www.gsc.upenn.edu/navgrant/advisee.php

HAVE FUN, EXPLORE YOUR HORIZONS!
OPENING RECEPTION for WATER EXHIBITION
Thursday, March 17; 5-7PM; Grad Center Common Room
This year’s annual grad student exhibition focuses on ideas and concepts related to the University’s Year of Water theme. Penn graduate students were invited to submit works of art expressing their own personal interpretations and visions of this theme. Meet the artists, and enjoy refreshments and a free concert at the reception!  See http://www.gsc.upenn.edu/activities/exhibitions.php

INDEPENDENCE SEAPORT MUSEUM TRIP!
Saturday, March 19; 1-5PM; meet at the Grad Center
On Sale Now!: Price: $5 each
Celebrate like a true pirate and visit a very sea-worthy place – the Independence Seaport Museum in Old City. You will be free to roam the museum as well as imagine ye good ol’ plunderin’ days in the historical vessels docked next door!  Ticket price of $5 includes bagels, museum admission and Septa tokens. Buy your tickets at the Grad Center today!  See http://www.gsc.upenn.edu/activities/penntheme.php#ss325 for more info.

BUDGETING WORKSHOP: SPENDING WITHIN YOUR MEANS
Tuesday, March 22; 11AM-12PM; Grad Center 2nd Floor Conference Room
Learn from a panel of graduate students who have been through the emotional turmoil that is budgeting.  Whether you are paying for school in loans, or whether you get paid a not-so-generous stipend to study, you will find the answers to your budgeting conundrums here.  In order to ensure that the issues plaguing you are addressed, an email will go out prior to the event asking you exactly what you would like to learn about.  Free lunch will be provided as well!  See http://www.gsc.upenn.edu/activities/personal.php#ss346 for more info.

GROWING VEGETABLES IN YOUR APARTMENTThursday, March 24; 4-5PM; Graduate Student Center Room 305
Imagine harvesting fresh vegetables from your very own garden this summer!  Now, imagine doing it from your kitchen window, front step or 2nd floor balcony.  Why not make it a reality? Master Gardener Bernadette Moyer will show you how to reap what you sow with vegetable container gardening.  Seehttp://www.gsc.upenn.edu/activities/personal.php#s3125 for more info.

BUS TRIP TO NEW HOPE
Saturday, March 26; 11AM-5PM; meet at 36th and Walnut Streets
Tickets on sale now: $10 each
New Hope, PA has long been a hub for artists, foodies and free thinkers.  Get out of the city and explore this quaint riverside town bursting with galleries, shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and breweries!  For $10, we’ll provide transportation to New Hope as well as information on all the great things to do.  Seehttp://www.gsc.upenn.edu/activities/rec.php#s3145 for more info

Categories: Community Service

Community Service Opportunities at Penn

Community Service Opportunities at Penn

Come join fellow residents for a great presentation on community service opportunities at Penn. Speakers from the Civic House will present in the Michael Murray Lounge at 8 pm on Wednesday, November 3rd. The Civic House is the University of Pennsylvania’s hub for student led community service and social advocacy work. Civic House promotes mutually beneficial collaborations between the Penn and West Philadelphia communities, and beyond. Through education, community connections, and other resources, Civic House prepares students for responsible and effective civic engagement and leadership. Refreshments will be served at this event. Please contact Adriana Castellanos ( Adric@law.upenn.edu ) or Sarah Rosenbach ( rsarah@sas.upenn.edu ) if you have any questions or concerns. Hope to see you there!

Categories: Community Service