Are you ready for some action?
Prepare yourself for some serious fun. Come enjoy Saturday evening (Feb 18) with your friends amidst the snow-clad Bristol Mount.
Prices for rentals and lift tickets are below and you need to sign-up ASAP in the attached form.
Get in on the action before the winter season ends. The prices are amazing and you know you love the snow!!
Register by 15th February via the linked form:
COST: $37 – 38$ per person (This includes lift ticket, a free beginner lesson and rentals – if you don’t need rentals your cost will be $24 – 25$ for the lift ticket and free lessons.
GOG MEMBER DISCOUNT: $10.00. We will reimburse GOG members in cash on the day of the trip at Goergen Hall between 2:15pm and 3:00pm. If you submit the form and made a mistake, you will have to resubmit the form. Every person that is going needs to fill one form.
If you are bringing children: Instead of filling out a separate form, please write your child’s/children’s name(s) in the comments box to let us know how many children you will be bringing, their name(s) and age(s).
or Alejandro: firstname.lastname@example.org
Put on your dancing shoes!!!
A introductory tango lesson for free! Come learn one of the most challenging and beautiful of dances, Argentine Tango. Barbara Warren is an experienced Argentine tango instructor of more than 10 years. She will introduce this elegant and i ntricate artform in two 45 minute lessons, broken up by 30 minutes of free practice which will cover the basic mechanics of the dance for both men and women.
You don’t need to have previous experience of dancing. No special clothes or shoes are needed. Just wear something comfortable and, if you can, comfortable and secure shoes that dont stick to the floor.
Don’t have a partner? Make new friends. Have a partner? Drag them along! Light refreshments will be provided.
When: Friday, February 3rd, 2012, 5.30 pm onwards
Where: Goergen Hall Atrium, University Of Rochester
RSVP on Facebook. Contact Anwesha for more details.
It’s official! The results for the application of GOG Graduate Student Conference Funding for Fall 2011 are out. The winners were:
Jenevive Nyolak (Visual & Cultural Studies)
Nanyang Bu (Economics)
Dan Christensen (Optics)
Cody DeHaan (Psychology)
After many months of preparation, we are thrilled to unveil our new website! We hope that this new format makes it easier for graduate students to know about upcoming events, get relevant information about GOG, the University and living in Rochester. Take a few minutes and check it out! Here are some of the highlights:
Calendar of Events: Upcoming GOG events are listed on the right sidebar and if you click to view the calendar, you can go directly to the facebook page associated with that event.
Funding Requests and Conference Travel Award Applications: These are now forms that can be filled out on the website which should make it easier and faster for Officers to process. You will find these under “GOG Info” on the main navigation bar above.
List of Graduate Groups: GOG recognizes a number of graduate student groups and now you can visit their websites easily by clicking the name of the group under “Graduate Groups” on the main navigation bar.
Student Guide: The Student Guide is now available in an easy to search format. We hope to add lots more information to the student guide as GOG evolves. If there’s information you think we should add, or you’d like to get involved in helping to improve it, please contact the GOG President or IT Officer.
Quick Links: These are links to commonly used University and Rochester-area websites. Instead of trying to navigate the UofR main webpage to find what you’re looking for, you can probably find the link you need here. If we’re missing one you commonly use, let us know and we’ll add it to the list.
Hopefully this is just the beginning of improving our website and making it a space that GOG members visit to get information and stay up to date with what GOG is up to.
Most graduate students qualify for free online tax preparation services based on income. Two well-known companies that provide these services for both federal and NYS returns are: TurboTax Freedom Edition (http://turbotax.intuit.com/taxfreedom/) which requires your adjusted gross income to be less than $31,000 and H&R Block Free File (http://www.hrblock.com/taxes/partner/index.jsp) which requires your adjusted gross income to be less than $57,000. For a full list of free tax prep services, visit this IRS website: http://apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile/jsp/index.jsp
International students should contact the ISO for information about free tax workshops that they are hosting this month (http://www.iso.rochester.edu/Events/index.html).
Free ice skating for all GOG members, residents of UR graduate & family housing, and their guests and families!
Saturday, January 28th 1-2:30pm
Genesee Valley Park Ice Rink
Limited skate rental available for $2.75, or bring your own skates. Bring your UR ID.
Ask a date! Come with friends! Bring the kids!
More information on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/274567639271359/
The Parking and Transportation Department recently created a new email list to give updates members of the U of R community who use parking and transportation. So far, they have sent an alert when the buses switched from Fall to Winter Break schedules and sent an alert when the Winter Break bus schedule was updated with increased Blue Line service in the evening. It seems like this may be the best way to get updates about busing schedule changes and parking issues.
You can sign up here: http://www.rochester.edu/parking/about/parkingmailinglist.php
The GOG Executive Board wishes you a happy holidays and happy new year.
Reminder: the shuttle buses run on the winter break schedule through Sunday, Jan. 15th. Normal bus schedules resume on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. More information on the UR parking website: http://rochester.edu/parking/options/busesandshuttles.html
The GOG Graduate Film Series is happy to present Krzysztof Kieslowski’s legendary dramatic miniseries, The Decalogue (1988-90), in its entirety over the next three weeks. Of Kieslowski’s startlingly gorgeous and affecting project, Roger Ebert has said: “[The characters in The Decalogue are not] involved in the simpleminded struggles of Hollywood plots. They are adults, for the most part outside organized religion, faced with situations in their own lives that require them to make moral choices. You shouldn’t watch the films all at once… if you are lucky and have someone to talk with, you discuss them, and learn about yourself.”
Two weeks ago, we kicked off our screening of The Decalogue,and had our biggest turnout yet this semester! Our screening of this incredible miniseries in its entirety will reach its finale this Thursday, at 6:15 pm. If you were not able to catch any or all of the “episodes,” this should by no means deter you from attending Thursday night’s screening. While the 10 short films in this series are indeed linked thematically and spatially, they ultimately stand alone as individual, unique works. As usual, come with your friends, an open mind, and enjoy an evening of delicious films and delicious pizza!
Decalogue 8, 9, 10
When: 15th December, 2011, 6.15 pm onwards.
Where: Goergen 101
Details: Contact Ryan Conrath or like us on Facebook.