Wednesday, April 01, 2015

April 2015 GSO Meeting Minutes

Graduate Student Organization Meeting Minutes
April 1, 2015
12pm, BRB381

1.     Women in Science
a.     May 13, 5-8:30pm: OMSI co-sponsored semi-annual faculty and student happy hour mixer at OMSI
                                          i.    See WIS facebook page for more information
2.     Research Week-
a.     It is one month away!
b.    We had approximately 200 abstract submissions at last count
c.     Student Day is May 4. (Rough schedule)
                                          i.    10am GSO hosted Coffee and light breakfast
                                         ii.    1030am CorExtravaganza, followed by lunch,
                                        iii.    1pm Jackie Wirz: Professional Development Center Resources
                                        iv.     followed by poster sessions
                                         v.    4pm Keynote: Chuan He, Ph.D. "Reversible RNA and DNA methylation in gene expression regulation"
                                        vi.    5pm reception
d.    Tuesday May 5: faculty lightning rounds
e.     Wednesday May 6: 3 Minute Thesis Competition
                                          i.    Register by April 27
f.     Thursday May 7: mock study section with audience participation.
g.    Student Day Keynote speakers for next year – any suggestions?
                                          i.    Email Kayly Lembke or with suggestions
h.     Beautiful and Ugly data competitions with prizes
i.      Professional Development Center is sponsoring workshops
                                          i.    Data visualization: Be a visual ninja—Tuesday, April 7, 12-1pm MAC1162
                                         ii.    How to make a poster that doesn’t suck—Thursday, April 9, 12-1pm OHSU 8th floor auditorium
                                        iii.    Email Jackie Wirz with questions

3.     All Hill Notes:               
a.     May 8 is the Gala – tickets $10? (Yes, you can wear a tiara)
b.    There will be a call soon for All Hill elections
                                         ii.    Next meeting is Friday, April 10, noon in MRB310
a.     Parking and Transportation: Each school has an allotment of motorcycle parking spaces and program approvers decide how those spaces are allotted within their schools. Apparently motor cycle parking spaces need to be obtained through these channels, and apparently there may be a discounted rate for students – right now the general rate is $60/month.
                                        iii.    Contact SOM for a permit
a.     The Pulse (Student Newsletter)
                                        iv.    Calling for articles this month, deadline is Friday April 24th
                                         v.    email David Edwards with ideas for articles

4.     Student center updates             
a.     Pool closed for maintenance Mar 30-Apr 6

5.     NGP-BHN merger         
a.     The GSO officers learned in a meeting with George Mejicano that the SOM is considering merging the Neuroscience Graduate Program and the Behavioral Neuroscience program to be one umbrella program. It is not clear what this will mean for students/ curriculum/ faculty/ training grants, but any and all student concerns, comments, or questions are needed in the next few weeks. Email George Mejicano directly or the GSO can submit your comments anonymously if you prefer, but be heard! The administration is asking for your input because this affects you!
                                          i.    The general consensus is that students are concerned, but lack knowledge of what is actually happening. Students want to be informed and want a meeting with George Mejicano or someone that can answer their questions.

6.     GSO travel award deadline extended until Monday, April 6.  

7.     Call for candidates for open GSO officer positions for next year
a.     Generally, how our election process works is: we put out the call this month, people announce themselves next month, and then we vote in June at our last meeting
b.    We have three current officers running for next year:
                                          i.    Kayly Lembke (Vice President, running for President)
                                         ii.    Lilli Klug (Secretary, running for Vice President)
c.     Open positions:
                                          i.    Secretary
                                         ii.    Treasurer
d.    Email the GSO with questions or bids for candidacy by May 13th
e.     Voting June 3rd

8.     Upcoming events         
a.     Coffee Break on April 16th at 2pm
b.    Bowling night Saturday, April 18
                                          i.    Pay $5 at the door instead of $8
1.     RSVP here:

9.     Next Meeting: May 13th *MOVED DUE TO RESEARCH WEEK* 

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Graduate Student Organization Meeting Minutes
March 4, 2015
12pm, BRB381
1.     All-Hill update
a.     Volunteer Awards Ceremony: March 12, 5:30-7:30pm, Student Center Gym

2.     Women in Science
a.     OMSI hosted happy hour in May, more info on the FB page and at upcoming meetings

3.     Research Week
a.     ABSTRACTS due March 17,
b.    Student subcommittee asks for feedback on afternoon programing for student day, options include:
                                          i.    Faculty panel talking about challenges they faced during their careers
1.     Need interesting faculty that do not fit the typical mold
                                         ii.    Jackie Wirz giving presentation about Career Development center and how to build your CV for alterative careers
1.     Seemed to be a preference for this option
c.     Vote: GSO-hosted student breakfast during research week        
                                          i.    Amount: $200, Monday, May 4th, 9am
                                         ii.    Students, keynote speakers, and core speakers invited, Coffee and light breakfast
                                        iii.    PASSED

4.     Student center updates
a.     Pool closed for maintenance Mar30-Apr7
b.    Intermural volleyball is being discontinued, but students are upset, GSO will contact student center to express interest in keeping it

5.     Career Development  Center upcoming events
a.     Academic CV and Cover Letter Seminar, Rachel Dresbeck and Julie Rogers | Thursday, March 5th.  Noon-1pm.  RJH 5501: Bring a lunch and learn the essentials for writing an effective academic CV and cover letter.
b.    LinkedIn Profiles that Work, Jackie Wirz | Tuesday, March 17th at 12:30 in Mac Hall 2201: Have a LinkedIn Profile but don’t know how to use it?  Attend this lunch box seminar and learn how to optimize your LinkedIn Profile to maximize your awesomeness!
c.     Peer-review CV and Resume Workshop | Wednesday, March 25th.  4-6pm.  OHSU Old Library: Bring your CV or resume for a peer-review, speed-dating style workshop guided by science and career experts!  Refreshments provided!

6.     GSO travel Awards deadline: End of March
a.     Email GSO

7.     The portal needs your help!
a.    What are the things you want to be able to do when you get on the portal?
                                          i.    Search for events
                                         ii.    Comprehensive calendar
                                        iii.    Filter to find kinds of events

8.     Upcoming events         
a.     Coffee Break on March 19th at 2pm
b.    Pub night at Suki’s on Tuesday March 10, 5-7pm
c.     Bowling night Saturday, April 18
                                          i.    Those that RSVP will be given a discount, look for email

9.     Arts and Lecture Seminar Series at Velo Cult Bike Club: looking for speakers to give seminars about science
a.     Benefits science outreach to kids
b.    March 19, Monique Smith giving seminar

10.  Next Meeting: April 1st

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Graduate Student Organization Meeting Agenda
February 4, 2015
12pm, BRB381
1.     All-Hill update
a.     Sakai is changing help desk hours from 8-10 to 9-5… Let GSO or help desk know if this is a problem
b.    The Wellness Center has ended its Thursday extended hours due to loss of human power. Also, there are no more same-day appointments until April or they get the staffing problem fixed, whichever comes first.
c.     Submissions for the Pulse - always taking what he can get AND you can put it on your CV as a publication!!

2.     Women in Science
a.     OMSI to host happy hour with Women in Science in May, possibly to include OMSI after dark events

3.     Administration is seeking feedback on the Portal. Lilli Klug has volunteered to be student rep, so send any thoughts or feedback to her:

4.     Vote: GSO-hosted student breakfast during research week        
a.     Amount: $200
b.    Monday, May 4th, 9am
c.     Students, keynote speakers, and core speakers invited
d.    Coffee and light breakfast
e.     Voting next month

5.     Student center updates
a.     They will be showing Blazer games
b.    Closed for President’s day

6.     Career Development  Center
a.     CV/Resume Workshops in March – Look for emails
b.    Upcoming class on data and info management

7.     Upcoming events         
a.     Coffee Break on February 19th at 2pm
b.    Bowling night to be in April
c.     Spring Pubnight in early March

8.     Next Meeting: March 4th

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Graduate Student Organization Meeting Minutes

Graduate Student Organization Meeting Minutes
January 7, 2015
12pm, BRB381
1.     All-Hill update   
a.     We are still not allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus (why this matters I have no idea, but it came up)
b.    They will be putting blue emergency lights in the Schnitz lot soon - is there anywhere up here students do not feel safe?
                                          i.    There are 4 officers on duty at the waterfront and they respond to things in order of importance
c.     If you want to post anything in CLSB, you need to get permission from the Operations office
d.    They will be installing Comcast or AppleTV soon in the student lounge down there....
2.     The Pulse (student newsletter) is accepting submissions, anything!
a.     Contact David Edwards
3.     WIS     
a.     WIS is having a happy hour
                                          i.    Wednesday, January 28 @ NW Lucky Lab from 530-8pm
b.    Sat Acad Class, the topic of which is synaptic plasticity,
                                          i.     if anyone is interested in getting involved, contact Kayly

4.     Research Week Update
a.     Reminder that Student Day May 4th
                                          i.    Will include a Core Resource Extravaganza! to answer all your questions about core facilities/resources, poster session, keynote speaker
                                         ii.    Subcommittee is planning events. Contact Kayly with any ideas for programming
b.    Career Networking night will be on Wednesday, hosted by SOMAA

5.     Library Update  Jackie Wirz
a.     librarians in the BICC are now doing office hours and you can find those hours on their website or via email
b.    Open Science Happy Hour: January 21st, 4-6pm in MRB310
                                          i.    Discussion about the sharing of data
                                         ii.    Will have “refreshments” (read: beer and wine)

6.     Career Development center update         Jackie Wirz
a.     Resource for you to figure out what you are going to do when you grow up
b.    Provides skills, resume review, etc.
c.     Contact Jackie Wirz (503) 201-3543 day or night!

7.     Student Health Insurance update            Rick Goranflo
a.     No change until 9/1/15
b.    Individual Student Health Care will be merged with PSU
                                          i.    No real change to individual coverage
                                         ii.    PIs will save money
                                        iii.    Dental is not offered by PSU, but OHSU will cover
                                        iv.    Dependents not covered by PSU plan
1.     It is not resolved how dependents will be covered.
                                         v.    Rick will have another update at next month’s meeting
8.     Student Center Update
a.     Showing Ducks game on Jan 12 with refreshments and food
b.    Art Opening Jan 22 night, wine and beer

9.     Student Neuroscience interest Group Roundtable: Music, job satisfaction
a.     January 23 @ 2pm in the student center

10.  Coffee Break on January 15th at 2pm    

11.  Pub Night on December 11th went swimmingly well despite the wind!       
a.     We had, what, 36 people come? We ran out of money early, so we might want to do pitchers next time to regulate #'s of drinks so that way late comers have a chance. We could also just increase the budget for it too, either way. Suki's was super helpful and I think next time let's do a pubquiz!
b.    GSO buys food and drink until the money runs out

12.  Next Meeting: Feb 4th

113.  5 GSO Travel Awards Awarded: $400 each
a.     Apply 1 month before term ends
b.    Email
                                          i.    Include letter/registration for conference
                                         ii.    Good to apply after conference
                                        iii.    Seniority and how many times you have applied are factors

                                        iv.    More awards if requesting less than $400