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December 2019

Global Grads Tea & Conversation

Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us for a Global Grads Tea and Conversation to check in, get to know one another, and see how the semester is going!  We'll have tea, coffee, snacks, and sweets for you to enjoy.  Please REGISTER by Monday, December 2 so we know how much food to purchase. REGISTER HERE

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DSS Wellness: Mindfulness Meditation

Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Have you ever driven your car somewhere and arrived at your destination only to realize you remember nothing about your journey? Or eaten a sandwich and suddenly it hit you that you don't recall what it tasted like or what the textures were? Have you ever walked to class and did not register the trees, or scenery or smells or sounds of what you passed by? If you can relate to any of these, this workshop is a must attend…

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January 2020

IME: Writing Wednesday & Coach’s Corner

Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm |Recurring Event (See all) 8:00am – 5:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a PRODUCTIVE HABIT**           Coach Candace is back this semester! This Fall I will be trying…

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DSS Spring Welcome

Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

WELCOME BACK, SPRING 2020!!!   Winter break is over, and you all have been missed. Come enjoy a warm, yummy lunch and connect with student from all our DSS initiatives.   A time to relax and catch up with friends / meet new people....what a way to start 2020!   REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for planning purposes

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DSS Meaning-Making for Graduate & Professional Students

Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, January 30, 2020

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

What is meaning making?  According to Roger Kegan’s theory of meaning-making development, meaning making “is a conceptualization of how human beings make meaning of themselves, of others, and of their experiences throughout their life-span.” In this 4-week series, you’ll have the opportunity for personal self-reflection through free writing and small group discussion that will be supported by short articles and readings on meaning-making and purpose of life. All sessions will be held at the Graduate Student Center at 211A West…

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Global Grads Tea & Conversation

Monday, January 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us for a Global Grads Tea and Conversation to check in, get to know one another, and see how the semester is going! We’ll have tea, coffee, snacks, and sweets for you to enjoy. Please REGISTER by Thursday, January 9, so we know how much food to purchase. REGISTER

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Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS Lunch & Learn: Navigating Family Relationships as a First-Gen Grad Student

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us for lunch and discussion about how, as first-gen graduate students, we can navigate our relationships and dynamics with our families, including issues related to finances.  Our discussion will be led by Erinn Scott from UNC Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).  Prior to the lunch and learn, as a springboard to begin the discussion, please take a moment to read the highlighted portions of this article: Navigating the Pipeline–How Socio-Cultural Influences Impact First-Generation Doctoral Students Please REGISTER by Friday,…

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IME Sisterhood of Empowerment in Academe (SEA): Sister Circle: Sisters, We Made It!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

As the semester comes to a close, it’s important to acknowledge not only the things that we could have done differently, but also the things that you absolutely SLAYED! This is a time to celebrate all of the amazing accomplishments our fellow sisters had this year. This sister circle will be a space for us to talk about the random things on our minds, gain advice from others, share stories, discuss what you would like to see next year, and…

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Brotherhood of Success (BOS): Building Brotherhood

Friday, January 17, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Welcome Back! B.O.S. is rebuilding and rebranding as a space for men of color to gather and build community. We want to hear from you what would help you to be a better brother to a brother on campus. Come out as we start the year planning and collectively strategizing on ways to RECRUIT and RETAIN members.  Event Ideas: Creative Writing/ Planning Vision 2020, Painting, Attending a sporting event, mini panel Planning to dos: Will be discussed in greater detail.…

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APIDA Grads Dinner & Discussion: Patriot Act with Hasan Minaj Episode

Friday, January 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us for an APIDA Grads Dinner & Discussion. We'll watch the "Don't Ignore the Asian Vote in 2020" episode from Patriot Act with Hasan Minaj followed by a brief discussion. Please REGISTER to attend.

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IME 2020 Vision Planning

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Spring into 2020 with a PLAN! 2020 is all about VISION so join your IME peers and plan your spring semester: what do you want/need to accomplish, make a list of goals, create concrete plans to produce. Being intentional about your time this semester and engaging in the planning process on the front end is a critical part of having a successful, productive semester. Bring your calendars in whatever format you plan (electronic, paper, bullet journal, etc.) We will provide an…

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CANCELLED: DSS Wellness: Navigating Conflict

Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

What do you do when you disagree with your partner, your friend, or your advisor? Do you dig your heels in? Do you run away? Do you stop in your tracks? Does it matter if there's a power differential? Thinking about how you manage conflict - and how others manage conflict - can be critical in helping you figure out a reasonable path forward. When interacting in a professional setting, we are likely to run into misunderstandings and communication failures.…

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DSS Wellness: Communication Hits and Misses

Monday, January 27, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

*CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF REGISTRATION* Do we fight, flight, freeze or fawn and what games are we playing when we engage? There are as many misunderstandings as there are attempts to communicate. Have you ever had a moment where you felt that you and another person were talking just past each other instead of with each other? Have you ever laughed at yourself because you completely misunderstood a communication? Have you ever asked a question and received every answer…

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SEA: Sister Circle – What Now?

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Jan. 28 @2pm – Sister Circle: What Now? Sister circles have been used in other contexts for black women to work through the ins and outs of their daily lives. We will continue that rich tradition here, to provide affirmation, validation, and support as we all work through this arduous journey called graduate school.   The winter holiday season has come and gone and the beginning of a new year (and decade) is upon us. It can all seem so overwhelming…

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Global Grads: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Information Session for International Graduate Students

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Are you an international graduate student who needs assistance with filing your US federal and North Carolina state income tax returns? The federal income tax filing deadline (midnight on Wednesday, April 15, 2020) will be here before you know it! Staff from the UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program will be a 45-minute information session to our Global Grads (international graduate students) on how to get tax preparation assistance through VITA, how and where to sign up for their…

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“Don’t tell me it gets better. Make it better”–Addressing the Needs and Challenges of LGBTQ Students

Friday, January 31, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This lunch and learn, lead by Gray Rodgers, will focus on several studies that examine both the adversity and sources of support LGBTQ youth find in school.  Topics covered include sex-education, bullying, academic performance, and mental health challenges of LGBTQ youth in American schools.  We will also discuss the role of teachers and school staff in promoting a healthy school climate.  School climate is found to be one of the most significant predictors of LGBTQ students’ health and academic success,…

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February 2020

POSTPONED — APIDA: Lunar New Years Celebration on Franklin St.

Sunday, February 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

POSTPONED: http://www.chlightup.org/     Happy Lunar New Year, APIDA Fam!   Join us in celebration of the Lunar New Year – Year of the Rat! We will meet as a group and will explore the different food and fun activities at the Chapel Hill Light Up Festival on Franklin St.  Visit this website for more info about the festival: Light-Up 2020 To get updates about when and where to meet, join this APIDA GroupMe: https://go.unc.edu/apidaLNY2020 Or scan this QR code…

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Global Grads Lunch & Learn: Preparing for the Job Market & Optional Practical Training

Monday, February 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This session for international graduate and professional students will focus on preparing for the job market (both academia and the private sector/industry).  Roderick Lewis from University Career Services and Amanda Mills from International Student and Scholar Services will provide an overview of the job market, as well as additional steps that international students must take to remain here in the US by applying for Optional Practical Training (OPT). Lunch will be served.  Please REGISTER!

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IME Collaboration: BlaxploItalian

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 | 3:45 – 5:30pm Toy Lounge (Dey Hall, 4th floor) In Celebration of Black History Month IME will be collaborating with the Department of Romance Studies and various other campus partners BlaxploItalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema, A Documentary by Fred Kuwornu Film screening and discussion with THE DIRECTOR   Documentary Summary: BlaxploItalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema is a documentary that uncovers the careers of a population of entertainers never heard…

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DSS Lunch & Learn: Finding a Mentor

Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Finding a faculty mentor is key to a graduate student’s training, progress, and success. This workshop will prepare participants to identify key aspects of a mentoring relationship that they value, develop skills and attributes to succeed with different types of mentoring styles, and provide perspectives from a panel of current graduate students. Mentoring conventions in different academic disciplines will be highlighted through discussions and case studies. All graduate students are welcome to attend, especially those with diverse identities (first-generation, racially/ethnically…

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IME: Tone Up

Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This exercise class will consist of a ~45 minute session that emphasizes all major muscle groups from head to toe. The group can decide on either a FLOW or GROW regimen.A FLOW session will consist of stretch and balance exercises with breathing control for relaxation and stress recovery. A GROW session will focus on muscle strengthening and aerobic capacity, consisting of sustained contractions, high intensity circuit training, and plyometrics. No experience in group exercise classes required to begin. All exercises will…

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Global Grads-Communicating with Future Employers Part 1: The Interview

Friday, February 7, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Global Grads workshops focus on support for international graduate and professional students. This three part session will allow you to gain knowledge and practice in communicating with potential employers. Part I will focus on different types of interviews and how to prepare answers using the STAR method. Part II will focus on professional interactions at career fairs. Part III will focus on networking in more social situations in professional environments. Part I will focus on the interview - Friday, February…

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IME La Familia: Perspectivas – They Are We

Monday, February 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

  La Familia's film series, Perspectivas, features films from/about Latin American history, people, and culture. This Black History Month, we want to recognize the intersectionality of the Latin American community by hosting a screening and discussion of the documentary, They Are We. There will be snacks and drinks available. Feel free to bring friends and guests! They Are We film synopsis: They Are We tells the extraordinary story of cultural endurance and reunion between the Gangá-Longobá, a small Afro-Cuban ethnic group, and their ancestral family in…

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Research Colloquium: Brionca Taylor, Dept. of Sociology

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

IME Research Colloquium with Brionca Taylor, Dept. of Sociology   Title: "The Wrong Kind of Emotions for School: Teachers' Emotional Socialization Practices at Temporary Public Alternative Schools" Abstract: How does the racialized and gendered structure of traditional public schools’ influence teachers’ emotional socialization practices for students at Temporary Public Alternative (TPA) schools? TPA schools are unique in that students are evaluated in terms of their classroom and school behavior, such as how well they are able to follow directions and…

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Global Grads Tea & Conversation

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

  Join us for a Global Grads Tea and Conversation to check in, get to know one another, and see how the semester is going!  We’ll have tea, coffee, snacks, and sweets for you to enjoy. Please REGISTER by Thursday, February 6, so we know how much food to purchase. REGISTER

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DSS Wellness: Healthy Relationships Outside of Work and Academia

Thursday, February 13, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Do you know what a healthy relationship is? Are you able to identify toxic patterns in your interactions? Do you find yourself attracted to people who are damaging to your wellbeing? Are you stuck in a dysfunctional family dynamic? Are you curious about how to take your good relationship to a deeper and more intimate level of satisfaction? How do you cultivate fulfilling relationships? If any of the above are of interest to you then this workshop is for you!…

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Global Grads -Communicating with Future Employers Part II: Networking in Career/Job Fair Settings

Friday, February 14, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Global Grads workshops focus on support for international graduate and professional students. This three part session will allow you to gain knowledge and practice in communicating with potential employers. Part I will focus on different types of interviews and how to prepare answers using the STAR method. Part II will focus on professional interactions at career fairs. Part III will focus on networking in more social situations in professional environments. Part I will focus on the interview - Friday, February…

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CGSF: First-Gen Friday – February

Friday, February 14, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
First-gen Friday February Palentines Event

Join us Friday for free appetizers and socializing with first-gen grads. First-Gen Fridays are a monthly social event for first-generation graduate students at UNC. Come out to enjoy the company of your first-gen peers from across the university, while enjoying free appetizers. This is a great chance to meet new people, share wisdom and advice as first-gen students, and unwind from the daily stresses of grad school. REGISTER

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DSS Wellness: Building Community Through Storytelling

Monday, February 17, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Especially for discussions requiring trust and vulnerability, storytelling creates safe spaces for open conversation, connection, and exploration of the identities that make us unique. We, the co-facilitators, will each share our personal stories and describe how creating and telling our stories fosters empathy and builds community. Attendees leave with a roadmap to create and share their own diverse stories. We discuss the importance of being a receptive listener, as well as determining when and to whom a story should be…

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IME BOS & SEA — Blackzibit: Expressions on Black Art

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Blackzibit: Expressions on Black Art Celebrate Black History Month: Join BOS & SEA. for our second joint event of the year, BLACKzibit: Expressions of Black Art. At this event we will be celebrating Blackness in all of its forms. Come with your artistic hats on as we respond to different artistic pieces that are a part of Black History. Snacks and a good time will be provided! #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackArt #365Black.      

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DSS Lunch & Learn: Effective Communication with Your Mentor

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Effective communication is key to a successful mentor-mentee relationship. This workshop will provide participants opportunities to generate approaches that address communication challenges with academic mentors and strategies for assertive, clear communication. All graduate students are welcome to attend, especially those who have diverse identities (first-generation, racially/ethnically diverse, international, LGBTQIA, and military-affiliated). Students are also encouraged to sign up for the Effective Mentoring Series offered through the Professional Development Program. Sponsored by The Graduate School’s Professional Development program, Diversity and Student Success, and CIRTL at UNC…

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Schools as Allies: Recommendations for North Carolina to Support and Affirm LGBTQ Students

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This talk will explore the experiences of LGBTQ students in North Carolina schools, using YRBS data to identify trends over time, current NC policy and practice, and the impact of school climate on health outcomes for North Carolina LGBTQ youth. We will then discuss the How to Be an Ally training conducted from 2016-2018 in North Carolina schools. The focus of this portion of the discussion will be on the qualitative assessment of this training to understand its impact. Finally,…

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CANCELED: APIDA & NCAAT: What’s on the Ballot?

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Want more information on navigating the primaries for March 3 or early voting until February 29? Join North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) and APIDA for a nonpartisan presentation of what is on the ballot, location and hours for voting, and what to expect when you vote! LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED Topics we will cover: 2020 Census What is on the ballot for both State and Local elections? What does North Carolina’s voter population look like? When, where, and how…

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IME BOS: Super Smash Bros Tournament

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Feeling nostalgic? Need a break from your studies? Then come join B.O.S. for our Super Smash Bros. tournament! Together, we'll have an evening filled with friendly competition, snacks, and of course trash talk. And as always: if you see a brother, invite him!  

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IME SEA: Sisterhood of Empowerment in Academe

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Feb. 25 @2pm – I Love My Clique The older we get, the more it seems everyone on social media is engaged, married, having babies, etc. What is it like being in romantic relationships while in graduate school? How do you even get into the dating game? What about your relationships outside of romantic ones such as family, professional, and platonic spaces? Do you receive the support you need from your communities? Join SEA as we come together to talk…

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DSS Wellness: Enneagram Directions of Stress and Growth

Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

I have my Enneagram Assessment - Now what? Pre-requisites: MUST complete the 'Introduction to the Enneagram' workshop FIRST. Come and learn more about your enneagram type and your directions of stress and growth. During this workshop participants will engage in a process of inquiry to discover how their type reactions show up through specific stress patterns, and how they present when operating through high levels of self-awareness. After participating in this workshop participants will: Explore ways they react in times of…

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Global Grads – Communicating with Employers Part III: Networking in Social Encounters in Professional Environments

Friday, February 28, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Global Grads workshops focus on support for international graduate and professional students. This three part session will allow you to gain knowledge and practice in communicating with potential employers. Part I will focus on different types of interviews and how to prepare answers using the STAR method. Part II will focus on professional interactions at career fairs. Part III will focus on networking in more social situations in professional environments. Part I will focus on the interview - Friday, February…

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March 2020

Global Grads Tea & Conversation

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

                      Join us for a Global Grads Tea and Conversation to check in, get to know one another, and see how the semester is going!  We'll have tea, coffee, snacks, and sweets for you to enjoy. Please REGISTER by Thursday, February 27, so we know how much food to purchase. REGISTER 

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IME Spring Break Luau

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join IME for a Spring Break Luau! Take a break from school and celebrate spring break at the GSC! We’ll have food, games, and music to celebrate!      

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CANCELED: DSS Wellness: Enneagram Centers

Monday, March 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

I have my Enneagram – Now what? Pre-requisites: MUST complete the ‘Introduction to the Enneagram’ workshop FIRST. What are common themes that emerge for your particular type? During this 90 minute workshop we will explore common themes by type and center. Through the process of inquiry, participants will explore their type and learn about other types. After participating in this workshop participants will: Have an opportunity to explore common reactions to daily stressors Learn about ways other types in their…

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CANCELED: IME La Familia: Salsa and Guac Contest

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

  We're inviting all Latinx students and friends to participate in our second annual salsa and guacamole contest! You can enter for either (or both) category - or simply come to taste and judge the entries. During registration please indicate if you plan to enter the competition. If so, indicate which category you will be competing in. REGISTER HERE

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CANCELED: 2 Part Event: Yellow Peril Talk and APIDA Dinner & Discussion

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

  We encourage everyone to attend the talk hosted by the Carolina Asia Center -- "Yellow Peril" and Anti-Asian Prejudice in the Shadows of Coronavirus on March 17th, 5-7pm in the Freedom Forum located in Carroll Hall.   APIDA will host an event the next day to recap the talk and continue the discussion over dinner on March 18th, 5:30-7:30pm at the Graduate Student Center.  Please register for the dinner and discussion below:        

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CANCELED: IME: Writing Wednesday & Coach’s Corner

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm |Recurring Event (See all) 8:00am – 5:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a PRODUCTIVE HABIT**           Coach Candace is back this semester! This Fall I will be trying…

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CANCELED: DSS Wellness: Mindfulness Meditation

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Have you ever driven your car somewhere and arrived at your destination only to realize you remember nothing about your journey? Or eaten a sandwich and suddenly it hit you that you don't recall what it tasted like or what the textures were? Have you ever walked to class and did not register the trees, or scenery or smells or sounds of what you passed by? If you can relate to any of these, this workshop is a must attend…

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CANCELED: Global Grads: Finding Funding as an International Grad Student Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

**Global Grads workshops focus on support for international graduate and professional students.** Join your fellow Global Grads for a panel discussion on finding funding as an international graduate student.  The panelists will share their experiences, important tips, and useful advice on how to find funding that is often limited to US citizens.  Panelists will represent a variety of academic disciplines. Refreshments will be served.  Please REGISTER.

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VIRTUAL: Carolina F1RSTS Advocates Training for Graduate Students

Monday, March 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

We are hosting a Carolina Firsts Advocates Training for graduate students this Spring 2020 on Monday, March 23rd from 2-3:30pm through Zoom. The training provides participants with an opportunity to learn more about supporting undergraduate first-generation college students at UNC. To participate in this training, please register here. Once you have registered for the training, you will receive the Zoom meeting link. The training will include: An overview of the experiences of first-generation college students at Carolina A discussion of…

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CANCELED: IME Sisterhood of Empowerment in Academe (SEA): Who Am I Outside of Graduate School?

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

For the most part, it seems that as grad students, we live, eat, and breathe our work. But we are so much more than “just students”. What roles do your identities play in your life (if they do for you)? How do you manage to juggle work with personal time? What can make it difficult to have that “ideal” work-life balance? This meeting will allow us to speak freely about our experiences and discuss how we can live our fullest,…

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April 2020

CANCELED: IME: Writing Wednesday & Coach’s Corner

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm |Recurring Event (See all) 8:00am – 5:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a PRODUCTIVE HABIT**           Coach Candace is back this semester! This Fall I will be trying…

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CANCELED: IME: Writing Wednesday & Coach’s Corner

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm |Recurring Event (See all) 8:00am – 5:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a PRODUCTIVE HABIT**           Coach Candace is back this semester! This Fall I will be trying…

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CANCELED: Green Zone Training for Graduate & Professional Students

Thursday, April 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This Green Zone training is specifically for graduate and professional students who wish to learn more about the military affiliated student experience. Its goals are to train members of the Carolina community to know more about  the issues and concerns faced by military affiliated students and to identify individuals who are available to assist this population. These individuals are not expected to be experts who can “solve problems.” They are individuals who can lend a sympathetic ear and help their fellow military-affiliated student identify and…

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CANCELED: CGSF: First-Gen Friday – April

Friday, April 3, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us Friday for free appetizers and socializing with first-gen grads. First-Gen Fridays are a monthly social event for first-generation graduate students at UNC. Come out to enjoy the company of your first-gen peers from across the university, while enjoying free appetizers. This is a great chance to meet new people, share wisdom and advice as first-gen students, and unwind from the daily stresses of grad school. REGISTER

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CANCELED: IME: Writing Wednesday & Coach’s Corner

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm |Recurring Event (See all) 8:00am – 5:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a PRODUCTIVE HABIT**           Coach Candace is back this semester! This Fall I will be trying…

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VIRTUAL Training: NSF GRFP

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This training for the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is open to: Those that will be a SECOND-year graduate student Fall 2020 who do not have a Masters degree or more than 12 months of post baccalaureate training The fellowship offers 3 years of support, $34,000 annual stipend, $12,000 cost-of-education allowance (to the institution), international research and professional development opportunities, and XSEDE Supercomputer access. CHECK the Program Solicitation for eligible STEM and SBE disciplines. Led by: Dr. Ashalla Freeman, Director of Diversity of Affairs & IMSD…

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August 2020

Virtual QGAPS Social

Thursday, August 20, 2020 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QGAPS Social is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community. Friends and family are welcome to join! http://tinyurl.com/y2k6co4c

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September 2020

Virtual QGAPS Social

Friday, September 4, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QGAPS Social is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community. Friends and family are welcome to join! http://tinyurl.com/y4knwrgm

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Virtual QTPOC Gathering

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QTPOC Gathering is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students of color. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community. Friends and family are welcome to join! Please use this link to register: http://tinyurl.com/y45d7uab

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Virtual QGAPS Social

Thursday, September 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QGAPS Social is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community. Friends and family are welcome to join! Please use this link to register: http://tinyurl.com/y2fq9fa3

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LGBTQIA+ Speaker Series: September

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Katelyn M. Cambell, 3rd year PhD student in the Department of American Studies at UNC-CH, presents "Radical Visions: Lesbian Feminist Dreams and Nightmares in the Long 1970s” for our LGBTIQA+ Speaker Series' September event! What does it mean envision a radically different world? To what extent do utopian visions rely upon the existence of a corresponding dystopia? This talk engages with lesbian feminist visions of other possible worlds, utopian and dystopian, from the United States in the long 1970s. Katelyn M. Campbell's…

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October 2020

QGAPS Social

Friday, October 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QGAPS Social is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community. Friends and family are welcome to join! Please use this link to register: http://tinyurl.com/yy84yfoj

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QTPOC Gathering: National Coming Out Day Event

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QTPOC Gathering is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students of color. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community. This will be a special event for National Coming Out Day, featuring a film screening (TBA) and discussion afterwards. Friends and family are welcome to join! Please register here: http://tinyurl.com/y4zgmhvs

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QGAPS Social

Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QGAPS Social is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community. Friends and family are welcome to join! Please register here: http://tinyurl.com/yxocjjff

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November 2020

QGAPS Social

Friday, November 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QGAPS Social is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community. Friends and family are welcome to join! Please register here: http://tinyurl.com/y43ufamk

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QTPOC Virtual Gathering

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QTPOC Gathering is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students of color. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community.  Friends and family are welcome to join! Please register here: http://tinyurl.com/yyxnvfp9

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QGAPS Virtual Social

Thursday, November 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QGAPS Social is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community. Friends and family are welcome to join! Please register here: http://tinyurl.com/yytqvmde

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December 2020

QGAPS Virtual Social

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QGAPS Social is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community. Friends and family are welcome to join! If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please contact Jay Jayaraman, Graduate and Professional Student Program Coordinator, at meerajay@email.unc.edu. This is a special winter break event! There will be a film screening and a brief check in and discussion afterwards. Zoom link will be emailed just prior to…

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February 2021

QTPOC Virtual Gathering

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QTPOC Gathering is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students of color. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community.  Friends and family are welcome to join! Please register via the UNC Event Registration System. Zoom link will be emailed prior to the event!

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QGAPS Virtual Social

Thursday, February 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QGAPS Social is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community. Friends and family are welcome to join! If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please contact Jay Jayaraman, Graduate and Professional Student Program Coordinator, at meerajay@email.unc.edu. This is a special winter break event! There will be a film screening and a brief check in and discussion afterwards. Zoom link will be emailed just prior to…

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4th Annual Boston University, Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill First-Gen Grad Student Symposium: Honoring Our First-Gen 1dentity

Friday, February 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us for the 4th Annual BU/Duke/UNC First-Generation Graduate Student Symposium on Friday, February 26. Please register using the appropriate link: Boston Grad Student Registration: https://go.unc.edu/1GenSymposiumBU Duke Grad Student Registration: https://go.unc.edu/1GenSymposiumDuke UNC Grad Student Registration: https://go.unc.edu/1GenSymposiumUNC Agenda 2-2:10pm: Welcome 2:10-3pm: Keynote Facilitator & Student Facilitators sharing first-gen stories 3-3:10pm: Break 3:10-4pm: Breakout Session 1: First-gen Grad Student Experience and Communicating with Family and Friends at Home 4-4:10pm: Break 4:10-5pm: Breakout Session 2: Doctoral and Post-Doc Job Search, Master’s Job Search,…

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March 2021

QGAPS Virtual Social

Friday, March 5, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QGAPS Social is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community. Friends and family are welcome to join! If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please contact Jay Jayaraman, Graduate and Professional Student Program Coordinator, at meerajay@email.unc.edu. This is a special winter break event! There will be a film screening and a brief check in and discussion afterwards. Zoom link will be emailed just prior to…

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LGBTQIA+ Speaker Series: March 2021

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Please join us for the QGAPS (Queer Graduate and Professional Students) Speaker Series for March 2021. This event will be over zoom, and the link will be sent to those registered at the link below. Transgender 201: History and Conversation Join us for a presentation on the history and controversy associated with transgender identities, terminology, and communities. This will be followed by an open discussion of lived experiences and reaction to content presented. The material in the presentation assumes a…

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May 2021

DSS Pop-Up Recognition

Thursday, May 6, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

We want to celebrate you! Diversity & Student Success is hosting a Pop-Up Recogntion for our 2021 graduates! If you are completing your graduate or professional studies this semester, we invite you to stop by the Graduate Student Center to be recognized and celebrated. We will be distributing DSS honor cords along with cupcakes to go! You MUST REGISTER for this event. Registration deadline: Monday, May 3 at 12pm EST. We ask that you observe the University's Community Standards to help keep one…

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August 2021

In-Person: IME Writing Wednesday

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

9:00am – 12:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a productive habit** REGISTER HERE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If we do not meet a minimum number of registrants, we will cancel the event. In accordance with UNC's Community Standards, all attendees must wear a face mask while inside…

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In-Person: Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS Fall Kickstart

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us at the Graduate Student Center for an afternoon of socializing and networking with Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS! Meet new faces, reconnect with old friends, and learn about what CGSF has to offer this semester. REGISTER HERE by Thursday, August 19. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If we do not meet a minimum number of registrants, we will cancel the event. In accordance with UNC's Community Standards, all attendees must wear a face mask while inside the GSC.

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In-Person: IME Fall Kickstart

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us at the Graduate Student Center for an afternoon of socializing and networking with the Initiative for Minority Excellence! Meet new faces, reconnect with old friends, and learn about what IME has to offer this semester. REGISTER HERE by Thursday, August 19. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If we do not meet a minimum number of registrants, we will cancel the event. In accordance with UNC's Community Standards, all attendees must wear a face mask while inside the GSC.

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In-Person: Global Grads Fall Kickstart

Friday, August 27, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us at the Graduate Student Center for an afternoon of socializing and networking with Global Grads! Meet new faces, reconnect with old friends, and learn about what Global Grads has to offer this semester. REGISTER HERE by Thursday, August 19. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If we do not meet a minimum number of registrants, we will cancel the event. In accordance with UNC's Community Standards, all attendees must wear a face mask while inside the GSC.

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September 2021

In-Person: IME Writing Wednesday

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

9:00am – 12:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a productive habit** REGISTER HERE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If we do not meet a minimum number of registrants, we will cancel the event. In accordance with UNC's Community Standards, all attendees must wear a face mask while inside…

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QGAPS Virtual Social

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QGAPS Social is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community. Friends and family are welcome to join! If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please contact Jay Jayaraman, Graduate and Professional Student Program Coordinator, at meerajay@email.unc.edu. This is a special winter break event! There will be a film screening and a brief check in and discussion afterwards. Zoom link will be emailed just prior to…

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In-Person: Global Get-Together

Thursday, September 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join fellow international grad students for a social hour at the Graduate Student Center! This is a great chance to meet new people, share wisdom and advice as international students, and unwind. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If we do not meet a minimum number of registrants, we will cancel the event. In accordance with UNC’s Community Standards, all attendees must wear a face mask while inside the GSC. REGISTER HERE

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QTPOC Virtual Gathering

Monday, September 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QTPOC Gathering is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students of color. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community.  Friends and family are welcome to join! Please register via the UNC Event Registration System. Zoom link will be emailed prior to the event!

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In-Person: IME Writing Wednesday

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

9:00am – 12:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a productive habit** REGISTER HERE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If we do not meet a minimum number of registrants, we will cancel the event. In accordance with UNC's Community Standards, all attendees must wear a face mask while inside…

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QGAPS Virtual Social

Thursday, September 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QGAPS Social is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community. Friends and family are welcome to join! If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please contact Jay Jayaraman, Graduate and Professional Student Program Coordinator, at meerajay@email.unc.edu. Zoom link will be emailed just prior to the event; please register on the UNC Event Registration System in order to receive it.

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In-Person: IME Writing Wednesday

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

9:00am – 12:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a productive habit** REGISTER HERE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If we do not meet a minimum number of registrants, we will cancel the event. In accordance with UNC's Community Standards, all attendees must wear a face mask while inside…

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October 2021

QTPOC Virtual Gathering

Monday, October 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QTPOC Gathering is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students of color. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community.  Friends and family are welcome to join! Please register via the UNC Event Registration System. Zoom link will be emailed prior to the event!

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In-Person: IME Writing Wednesday

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

9:00am – 12:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a productive habit** REGISTER HERE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If we do not meet a minimum number of registrants, we will cancel the event. In accordance with UNC's Community Standards, all attendees must wear a face mask while inside…

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In-Person: A Decompression Space for Graduate Students

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

You have been through a lot in the past year and a half with COVID, racial discrimination, mental health concerns, return to campus and being asked to act as if life is back to normal when nothing around you is what normal should feel like. We are at a near critical point in our overall wellness and that is evident by the suicides our campus has witnessed this semester. While solutions that will repair this very broken situation are being…

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In-Person: DSS Picnic on the Lawn

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The weather is nice, so come spend time outside with your DSS peers! Make new friends and reconnect with old friends on the lawn in front of the Graduate Student Center. There will be music, games, and sandwiches and refreshments provided. This will be a good opportunity to take a break and get some fresh air. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair! Please register so we know how much food to order. REGISTER HERE

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In-Person: IME Writing Wednesday

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

9:00am – 12:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a productive habit** REGISTER HERE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If we do not meet a minimum number of registrants, we will cancel the event. In accordance with UNC's Community Standards, all attendees must wear a face mask while inside…

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November 2021

In-Person: CGSF Carolina Connections

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join your first-gen peers for a networking social and lunch-to-go at the Graduate Student Center! This is a great chance to meet new people, share wisdom and advice as first-gen students, and unwind. Lunch will be offered to-go at the end of the event. We will offer chicken and veggie options from El Chapin Guatemalan Grill. All meals will be individually wrapped and pre-packaged to ensure food safety and physical distancing. You MUST REGISTER in order to get a meal. The deadline…

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QGAPS Virtual Social

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QGAPS Social is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community. Friends and family are welcome to join! If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please contact Jay Jayaraman, Graduate and Professional Student Program Coordinator, at meerajay@email.unc.edu. Zoom link will be emailed just prior to the event; please register on the UNC Event Registration System in order to receive it.

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In-Person: Global Get-Together

Thursday, November 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join fellow international grad students for a social hour at the Graduate Student Center! This is a great chance to meet new people, share wisdom and advice as international students, and unwind.  Lunch will be offered to-go at the end of the event. We will offer chicken and vegetarian options from Pho Happiness. All meals will be individually wrapped and pre-packaged to ensure food safety and physical distancing. You MUST REGISTER in order to get a meal. The deadline to register is Tuesday,…

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In-Person CGSF & CUAB: Coffee & Donuts

Monday, November 8, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

To kick off this year’s National First Generation College Celebration, CUAB and DSS invite you to stop by the Graduate Student Center to grab a donut and coffee! We value and appreciate our first-generation graduate students. Join us as we #CelebrateFirstGen!

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CGSF & Carolina F1RSTS: Home for the Holidays Discussion and Mixer

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

As part of the National First Generation College Celebration, we are hosting a "home for the holidays" discussion led by Dr. Erinn Scott, leader of the CAPS “First in the Family” group. As first-generation graduate and undergraduate students, the end of the semester and planning for the holidays can present challenges and opportunities. This is a space for students to share how they are navigating the end of the semester along with going home for the holidays or staying in…

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In-Person: IME Writing Wednesday

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

9:00am – 12:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a productive habit** REGISTER HERE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If we do not meet a minimum number of registrants, we will cancel the event. In accordance with UNC's Community Standards, all attendees must wear a face mask while inside…

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QTPOC Virtual Gathering

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QTPOC Gathering is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students of color. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community.  Friends and family are welcome to join! Please register via the UNC Event Registration System. Zoom link will be emailed prior to the event!

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QGAPS Virtual Social

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

QGAPS Social is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community. Friends and family are welcome to join! If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please contact Jay Jayaraman, Graduate and Professional Student Program Coordinator, at meerajay@email.unc.edu. Zoom link will be emailed just prior to the event; please register on the UNC Event Registration System in order to receive it.  

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In-Person: CUAB Thanksgiving Bag Giveaway

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

CUAB will be providing 50 bags of boxed and canned foods to supplement your Thanksgiving meal! Bags will be available on a first come, first served basis. We invite all graduate and professional students to come by and pick up a bag!

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December 2021

In-Person: DSS Holiday Hoopla

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The holiday season is here, so join your DSS peers in some holiday cheer! Our Holiday Hoopla will consist of Sandwiches and festive desserts Friendly, yet competitive, games with prizes for the winners Festive holiday sweater competition, a prize will go to the most flamboyant sweater so be creative! *Ugly sweaters appreciated & encouraged. Please register so we know how much food to order. REGISTER HERE

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In-Person: CGSF Carolina Connections

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join your first-gen peers for an end-of-semester wind-down and lunch at the Graduate Student Center! This will be a great opportunity to reflect on the past semester, celebrate each other's accomplishments, and relax. *Please note that this is intended to be a community-building opportunity and not a grab & go event.* We will offer chicken and vegetarian options from Gourmet Kingdom. All meals will be individually wrapped and pre-packaged to ensure food safety and physical distancing. You MUST REGISTER in order to…

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In-person IME La Familia: Cookies & Coloring

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us on Wednesday, December 8th from 3-4:30pm for an afternoon of holiday-themed relaxation. Come and tap into your inner child by enjoying cookie decorating and coloring activities we'll have set up for you at the Graduate Student Center. Ugly/cute holiday sweaters are welcomed and we look forward to seeing many of you soon! REGISTER HERE

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In-Person: Global Get-Together

Thursday, December 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join fellow international grad students for a social hour at the Graduate Student Center! This will be a great opportunity to reflect on the past semester, celebrate each other's accomplishments, and relax. *Please note that this is intended to be a community-building opportunity and not a grab & go event.* We will offer meat and vegetarian options from El Chapin Guatemalan Grill. You MUST REGISTER in order to get a meal. The deadline to register is Tuesday, December 7 at 5pm ET.…

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