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February 2020

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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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
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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
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Thursday, May 7, 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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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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February 2022

In-Person: CGSF Carolina Connections

February 8 @ 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 lunch and networking at the Graduate Student Center! This will be a great opportunity to connect with other graduate students. *Please note that this is intended to be a community-building opportunity and not a grab & go event.* We will offer pork and vegetarian 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 to…

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In-Person: IME Writing Wednesday

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

9:00am – 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** 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…

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In-Person: Global Get-Together

February 15 @ 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 and lunch at the Graduate Student Center! *Please note that this is intended to be a community-building opportunity and not a grab & go event.* We will offer pork and vegetarian options from El Chapin Guatemalan Grill. You MUST REGISTER in order to get a meal. The deadline to register is Monday, February 14 at 5pm ET. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If we do not meet a minimum number of registrants, we will cancel the event. In accordance…

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In-Person: APIDA Monthly Meeting

February 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join APIDA (Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American) for our first meeting of the semester! This is an opportunity for both new and old APIDA members to get to know each other and learn about upcoming APIDA programming. Jimmy John's sandwiches will be provided! 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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In-Person: IME Writing Wednesday

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

9:00am – 2:30pm 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** 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…

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In-Person: IME Writing Wednesday

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

9:00am – 3:30pm 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** 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: Social Identities and Academia

February 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

IME Presents the “From Surviving to Thriving” Series  The workshops in this series are designed to provide students the skills and tools to successfully navigate academia and toxic working/learning environments, going from merely “surviving to thriving”.   Social Identities and Academia  The goal of this workshop is for participants to build community with fellow graduate students of color while sharing and reflecting on personal experiences around identity. Participants will build connections with peers across campus by reflecting on their social…

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March 2022

In-Person: IME Writing Wednesday

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

9:00am – 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** In accordance with UNC’s Community Standards, all attendees must wear a face mask while inside the GSC.

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In-Person: DSS/CUAB Sleep Awareness Trivia

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

Join CUAB and DSS to learn about the importance of sleep and good sleep hygiene! Trivia winners will receive exciting prizes, and there will be goody bags for all attendees. REGISTER HERE

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In-Person: IME Writing Wednesday

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

9:00am – 5:00pm Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on work. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. This week, breakfast will be sponsored by CUAB! **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a productive habit** In accordance with UNC’s Community Standards, all attendees must wear a face mask while inside the GSC.

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CANCELLED In-Person: MAGS Chat & Chew

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Join MAGS for breakfast and a discussion with Amy Rodriguez, PA-C Amy will lead us in discussion about "Thriving Post Transition" from the military. We'll explore building an intentional community; the journey from the military to the "civilian world;" and success in the classroom. Facilitator info: Amy Rodriguez is an Army Veteran and Physician Assistant. She grew up as a "military brat" and is the oldest (and wisest!) of 4 siblings. She is a graduate of West Point ('06). In…

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In-Person IME La Familia: Speed-Friending and Networking

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Want to build your UNC familia? Join us for a Speed-Friending and Networking event where you’ll get to know your peers through multiple rotations and engaging questions! Take this opportunity to make new connections and strengthen old ones. Lunch will be provided! REGISTER HERE

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In-Person Sisterhood/SEA: Take Care

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Sisterhood of Empowerment in Academe (SEA) is a place for self-identifying women of color to come together, share our lived experiences, and support each other throughout our journey in academia and beyond. What does it mean to take care of ourselves? Our relationships? Our Communities? In this meeting we will check-in and discuss how we can pour from a full cup to care for ourselves and loved ones. REGISTER HERE

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DSS Luau on the Lawn

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Take a break from school and celebrate spring break at the GSC! We’ll have food, games, and music to celebrate! *Please note that this is intended to be a community-building opportunity and not a grab & go event.* REGISTER HERE

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In-Person: IME Writing Wednesday

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

9:00am – 5:00pm Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on work. 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**  

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In-Person: IME Writing Wednesday

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

9:00am – 5:00pm Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on work. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. This week, breakfast will be sponsored by CUAB! **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a productive habit**

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In-Person: IME Writing Wednesday

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

9:00am – 5:00pm Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on work. 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**  

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Cancelled – In-Person IME APIDA: The Big Sick film screening and discussion

March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join APIDA for a screening of The Big Sick with discussion to follow. Popcorn and other movie snacks will be provided! Film synopsis: Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings. This film is loosely based on the relationship between actor-writer Kumail Nanjiani and his wife writer-producer Emily…

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April 2022

In-Person: IME Writing Wednesday

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

9:00am – 5:00pm Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on work. 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**  

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In-Person IME La Familia: ¡Baila Conmigo! (Dance with Me)

April 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Join La Familia at the Graduate Student Center for an evening of dancing and fellowship! Two of our La Familia Scholars, Jaclyn and Paz, will lead us in a 45-minute bachata lesson followed by a 45-minute salsa lesson. Come learn the basics, brush up on your skills, or tear up the dance floor! REGISTER HERE

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In-Person CGSF: Social Identities and Academia

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Social Identities and Academia  The goal of this workshop is for participants to build community with fellow first-gen graduate students while sharing and reflecting on personal experiences around identity. Participants will build connections with peers across campus by reflecting on their social identities and the various ways those identities become visible in different contexts, including academia. Join us in this affirming space! Lunch will be provided. REGISTER HERE

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In-Person: IME Writing Wednesday

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

9:00am – 5:00pm Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on work. 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**  

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In-Person Global Grads: Social Identities and Academia

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Social Identities and Academia The goal of this workshop is for participants to build community with fellow international graduate students while sharing and reflecting on personal experiences around identity. Participants will build connections with peers across campus by reflecting on their social identities and the various ways those identities become visible in different contexts, including academia. Join us in this affirming space! Lunch will be provided. REGISTER HERE

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In-Person Sisterhood/SEA: The Check-In

April 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Sisterhood of Empowerment in Academe (SEA) is a place for self-identifying women of color to come together, share our lived experiences, and support each other throughout our journey in academia and beyond. The end is in sight!! As we approach the end of the spring semester, it’s time to take a moment to breathe, pause, and celebrate how far we’ve made it in our journeys so far. The final SEA meeting of the semester will be an opportunity to check-in…

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In-Person: IME Writing Wednesday

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

9:00am – 3:00pm Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on work. 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**

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In-person IME: Building Resilience

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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IME Presents the "Surviving to Thriving" Series  The workshops in this series are designed to provide students the skills and tools to successfully navigate academia and toxic working/learning environments, going from merely "surviving to thriving". Graduate School and Resiliency Graduate School is a journey and RESILIENCY is an essential quality for being successful during and after your graduate experience.  All are invited to join this interactive discussion about common challenges associated with the pursuit of graduate education, including aspects that…

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In-Person: IME Writing Wednesday

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

9:00am – 5:00pm Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on work. 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**  

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May 2022

In-Person Global Grads: End-of-Year Celebration & Cookout

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Join the Global Grads community as we celebrate the end of the academic year and those that are graduating! This is a chance to have fun and relax with your fellow students, while enjoying traditional American cookout food, like hamburgers. Vegetarian options will be provided as well. Please note that this event is only for international graduate students at UNC and you MUST REGISTER to attend. Space is limited, so make sure to register in advance. REGISTER HERE

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In-Person: IME Writing Wednesday

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

9:00am – 5:00pm Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on work. 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**

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