1. Miscellaneous announcements
a. Vote whether we want to stay at Suki's?
2. OHSU updates
a. Grad Council (Kristof)
i. Gilliam Fellowship Nominations… Deadline November 3rd, 2017. HHMI is accepting nominations for Advisory/Student pairs for the Gilliam Fellowship. Students must be 2nd or 3rd years in good standing, be T32 eligible, and have URM or disadvantaged backgrounds. Program Directors interested in putting forth a student for the Gilliam Fellowship should contact Jackie Wirz email@example.com .
ii. Tuition flow between programs and schools. Tuition home programs pay $1000 per 3 credits to "course home" programs. Will make it easier for us to take classes outside of our programs. In effect already.
iii. Most programs will be switching to not requiring the GRE for admissions. Probably 2018.
b. March Wellness
i. Will require locks on lockers or things will be removed
ii. There are fall swimming, cycling, and running groups going on
iii. They will have a zumba series coming up
iv. Parking passes are still required for the gravel lot and are only good for 3 hours
i. Please allow custodians to clean study rooms while you are using them
ii. They are looking into starting a game collection where games will be available for check out.
3. Committee updates
a. All hill
i. Pulse editor position is changing: David Edwards?
ii. The talent show was a success and will happen again next year
iii. Please join the facebook group
iv. Are there any dates that don't work for grad students in general so all-hill doesn't plan events during this time.
b. BioData club (Eric Leung)
c. Women in Science
i. Annual Mixer Happy Hour at OMSI is Wed November 8th 5:30-8pm!
ii. This is a fun evening full of networking, chatting about science, and food & drink in OMSI’s fun Turbine Hall!
iii. Student tickets are $5. RSVP at bit.ly/WISmixer17 (that link is case sensitive). 100 free student tickets for the Mixer at OMSI (thanks to Dr. Fryer) - the code to get a free student ticket is OHSUgrad.
iv. If you want to come & can’t afford a ticket, email Lilly (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
d. Research week (Eileen Torres)
e. SMAA (Chris Cheng)
i. Graduate Career Networking event has been moved to early March, no longer this month.
f. Travel Award (Keith Earley)
i. Deadline November 18th
ii. Travel during the Fall and Winter term
4. Invited Speakers
a. Joe Voje - Chief information security officer 10-20 min presentation
b. Arthur Kuipers (if he can't make it Kristof will pitch it) - Invite to gathering of cultures event on November 14th 5 min pitch