The OWL 04.07.2016

General Studies Student Council

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This issue will contain:


Henry Moore Survey

CUFSN Eggstravaganza

GSSC Gala Info, SnapChat filter and Video Submission

NY Cares Spring Day

GS T-Shirts

Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism Annual Conference

GSSC Minutes

3 more days to send in your candidacy for GSSC elections!

The year is ending shortly, but GSSC is nowhere near finished with all the events and resources we are working on for you. Elections are just around the corner. Your opinions and votes count, so stay up-to-date on the happenings of this process. Even better, if you want to get involved, here is your chance.

Student body President and Senator are still uncontested and we highly encourage anyone who's passionate about making positive impacts on the Columbia/GS community to take up this opportunity.

The positions available are:


VP Finance
VP Policy
Senior Class Reps
International Rep
Working Students and Students with Families Rep
Veterans Rep

Use this link to register. Registration will be open until midnight this Sunday, April 10th!

Let's make these last few weeks count,

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Henry Moore statue Survey

A lot of people have expressed disapproval of the University's decision to install a Henry Moore statue in front of Butler Library. Fill out this survey to express your opinion, whether you care or not.

Upcoming Events

Senior Year/First Year luncheon

Friday, April 8th, 12-2pm

GS Lounge

The luncheon is a fantastic opportunity for first years to speak with Seniors on topics ranging from the major declaring process to summer abroad and everything else in between.

Facebook Event.

CUFSN–Eggstravaganza & Open Positions

  • Spring Eggstravaganza

Mark your calendar for this year's Spring Eggstravaganza! The event is just around the corner, on Saturday, April 9th from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The event will be held in the GS Lounge (3rd Floor Lewisohn Hall, Room 308) and on Lewisohn Lawn (weather permitting). Bring a blanket or mat for sitting on the grass if the weather is nice!

Join us for food, beverages, arts & crafts, games, prizes, candy and, of course, our annual egg hunt. Mark your calendar so you don't miss the fun!
  • Call for Volunteers
We're looking for volunteers to help with set-up, activities and clean-up on the day of the event. Sign up here: Any and all help is greatly appreciated!
This event is open to the Columbia community and their families.
  • Call for applications for board positions at CUFSN.
Interested? Email your inquiries to They're lovely people!
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GSSC Fire & Ice Gala

Saturday, April 9th, 8pm-12am

25 Broadway

New York, NY

If you've decided to go to the GSSC Gala 2016, congratulations! Be ready to immerse in the company of talented GSers, mind-blowing entertainment, and the most carefully-designed, exquisite menu Manhattan has to offer.

A Gala decorum will be sent out this coming Friday by Elizabeth Heyman. In the meantime, check out the Gala's Website or the Facebook page to buy and sell tickets, get info about tux renting, make up artists, or ask a question about the Gala! #gsgala16

Capture your GSSC gala 16 moments with Snapchat

Snapchat Filter

The GSSC Communications and Campus Life teams are pumped to introduce our a very own Snapchat filter for the GSSC Gala 2016!!!

Geofilter Running Timeline:

Start: Apr 09, 2016 06:00 PM EDT
End: Apr 10, 2016 01:00 AM EDT

Bring out your phone, record your Gala moment, choose filter, and show the world your #GSGala16

Attention! Gala-goers.

GSSC Gala 16 Video

In an effort to immortalize–the 21st century way–your journey leading to, and during the Gala, GSSC Comms is welcoming your submissions of 30-sec-or-less videos (through snapchat or not) of your Gala-related activities throughout the day until Sunday April 10th 12PM.

Videos are to be submitted to the official GSSC Gala Facebook page or to if you want to make it a surprise.

Submissions will be complied into a GSSC Gala 2016 Video to be shared on our Facebook page and soon-to-be launched GSSC's website 2.0.

NY Cares Spring Day 2016–Call for Volunteers

Saturday, April 16th, 9am-2pm

Bronx, NY, United States

New York, NY

Columbia GSSC Community Outreach is organizing a team for NY Cares Spring Day 2016. We will be revitalizing parks and gardens to make a lasting impact on public spaces in NYC. Interested in joining the cause? Check out the team page HERE.
Contact our GSSC Community Service rep Tyler Bechard at with your ideas and questions.

Trip to Six Flags Great Adventure

Saturday, April 16th, 9am-9pm

1 Six Flags Boulevard

Jackson, NJ

GS students and their families are invited to attend an off-campus excursion to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, the area’s largest and most popular theme park featuring dozens of thrill rides, shows, children’s rides, record-breaking roller coasters, and other activities. Get tickets here.

GS T-Shirts

Want to show some #GSPride? There are GS t-shirts for sale in the bookstore! Great for yourself or family members.

(If the cost of a t-shirt is prohibitive, and you still want to show your pride, please reach out to University Senator Katharine Celentano, kec2156@columbia, for some free swag--limited supply)

CU Graduate School of Journalism's Annual Conference

Saturday, April 23rd, 9am-3pm

Pulitzer Building

The Women in Media Group at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism is holding their annual conference on Saturday 23 April in the Pulitzer Building.

Tickets are free and open to the public, but capped at around 100 seats. Breakfast and lunch is included and there will be around 18 panelists participating throughout the day. Check out the website here:

Come meet us!

<---...we're fun!

Spring 2016 Council Meeting Schedule
Date: Every Tuesday night at 8:15pm
Location: Satow Room, Lerner Hall

We want to hear from you! Email your ideas and events our committees:

Communications Committee: Tuesdays at 7:00pm; Satow Room Alfred Lerner Hall
Campus Life Committee: Tuesdays at 7:00pm; Satow Room Alfred Lerner Hall
Finance Committee: Sundays at 3:00pm; SGO Office, Alfred Lerner Hall
Policy Committee: Tuesdays at 7:00pm; Satow Room Alfred Lerner Hall

GSSC 04.05.2016 Meetings Minutes