Graduate Student Events for Nov. 10 – Nov. 23

Happy Monday!

Here are the upcoming events to come and check out in the next two weeks:

Remembrance Day Ceremony TOMORROW

November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day service will be held at Convocation Hall.  Doors will open at 9am, service begins at 10:45am.

Following the service, the Legion and Uniformed Groups and any others who may be interested are invited to march to the University Cenotaphs and to the Town Cenotaph for placement of wreaths and prayers.

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Mature Student Dinner – on behalf of the Wong International Centre

TODAY IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO RSVP!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 12
6-8 PM

Graduate Students are invited to a Mature Student Dinner at the Wong International Centre (main course is being provided to you AT NO COST!)

The Wong International Centre welcomes you to bring appetizers,
refreshments (non-alcoholic), and desserts but it is not required.
They are providing the main course, so it might be awesome if you do attend to bring something!

The goal is promote a mature student community for not only Graduate students, but also older, more ‘mature’ students who may also be international students studying in their undergraduate degree program.

Because this is a dinner being offered to you for FREE – YOU MUST RSVP to ME by Nov. 10 by 12 AM. The staff and students at the Wong International Centre will be shopping and cooking, and need an idea of numbers!

Please RSVP to me at agsapresident@acadiau.ca or at
acadiagraduatestudent@gmail.com

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Devour! The Food Film Fest is an international festival celebrating
cinema, food and wine culture that takes place in the culinary
epicenter of the province–Wolfville, Nova Scotia–with the fourth
edition slated for November 12-16, 2014.

In addition to screenings of new food films from around the world, the festival includes a program of industry sessions, farmer’s market
events, wine tours, chef demos, tastings & pop-ups, and hosts
receptions and special dinners celebrating the very best of local and
international food and wine.

The third edition of the event just wrapped engaging films from the
global community, celebrity chefs, Hollywood actors and directors
across multiple food and wine events over the five-day period. The
budget grew from $40,000 to over $200,000, the audience doubled to 4,000 people and box office sales tripled over the previous edition. The event garnered serious attention from the world’s top media with over 100 hits across all formats including multiple stories in The Hollywood Reporter and Screen International, as well as mentions in Saveur Magazine, The Daily Meal and Reader’s Digest.

STUDENTS GET A DISCOUNT PRICE!

http://www.devourfest.com
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The Park Bench Players

“with a little help from my friends”

Friday November 14, 7:30 PM

Acadia University Festival Theater

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B-Well: Bringing Wellness and Ecouraging Leadership & Learning

Conference hosted by Acadia Community Development Council

November 14-15

Fountain Commons

$20 per ticket

Want to make a difference on campus? Come out and learn how to support peers with mental illness, places to go for support and stress management. Conference also includes a dinner, nutrition breaks, yoga, slackening and award-winning theatre by those living with mental illness.

Contact: acdcwellness@gmail.com

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Abstractapalooza – details to follow in the next email!
Nov. 15
7-9 PM
Fountain Commons

Evening of Research and conversation with your fellow Acadia Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff of Acadia, and the Wolfville Community.

Poster Fair (posters are encouraged, though not required)

Cash Bar + desserts!

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Grad Student Colloquium Opportunity

Are you gearing up for an upcoming conference presentation or thesis defense? Would you like the opportunity to practice that presentation in front of AGSA?

Please get in contact with AGSA to set up a time for a practice thesis defense/ conference presentation. Depending on the amount of interest, we may schedule an ongoing colloquium time for students to present in conjunction with one another, and to receive general feedback regarding their public speaking styles.

Date and location TBD but anticipated over the weekend of November 21-23.

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Stay tuned for a holiday themed get together in early December!

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As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your
program or your experience here at Acadia, AGSA is here to help! Get in touch with us!

Cheers,

Lyndsay
agsapresident@acadiau.ca
lyndsay.sprado@acadiau.ca

Check out our website! Find out who your faculty rep is!!
theagsa.ca

 

Acadia Graduate Student Activities for Nov. 3 – Nov. 16

Happy Monday Graduate Students!

Hope everyone had a fabulous and safe Halloween weekend! Here are the upcoming events to stay tuned for! (Read closely for the free food opportunities!!)

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Blood Donor Clinic
November 3 & 4
1 PM – 3 PM
5 PM – 8 PM

Location: Fountain Commons (on campus!)

Donate blood and save a life!

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Fulbright Webinar
Nov. 4, 1 PM – 2 PM
BAC 325

AGSA is hosting this Fulbright Webinar to make it easy for all
graduate students and faculty to attend in one room!

Details:

Since the deadlines for Fulbright Canada<http://www.fulbright.ca/>’s grant applications are soon approaching, we would like to invite you to a Grant Application Q&A Webinar on November 4, 2014.  This webinar will offer Canadian students, scholars and advisors the opportunity to ask experienced program officers questions regarding the application process regarding a wide range of awards for academic exchange between Canada and the United States of America.

Application deadline for the 2015-16 competition is November 15, 2014

Fulbright Canada<http://www.fulbright.ca/>

Grant Application Q&A Webinar

Programs for Canadian Students and Scholars

Prior to the Webinar please watch:

Fulbright Application Workshop for Canadian Scholars and
Students<http://vimeo.com/108617639> (15 minutes)

Opportunities for Canadian Scholars and
Students<http://vimeo.com/77697763> (for academic advisors 45 minutes)

Read FAQ<http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/canadian-students/faqs.html>

Fulbright Canada<http://www.fulbright.ca/> runs a wide range of
programs that support exceptional Canadian students and scholars who
wish to study, research, or lecture in the United States during the
2015-16 academic year.
Competitions Close: November 15, 2014

Fulbright Student
Program<http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/canadian-students.html>
Fulbright Scholar and Chairs
Program<http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/canadian-scholars.html>

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Dr. Eric Jarosinski, ³How To Be A #FailedIntellectual – And Why: A Workshop²

Tuesday November 4, 2:00 pm
BAC 325

Eric Jarosinski is a writer, speaker, and #FailedIntellectual based in New York. An expert on modern German literature, culture, and critical theory, he recently left academia to devote himself to his post as founding editor of Nein.Quarterly, a critically acclaimed, and non-existent, compendium of utopian negation.

Jarosinski and his work have been featured in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Der Spiegel, Wall Street Journal, Slate, The Irish Times. His first book, Nein. A Manifesto will be published in 2015.

Whether you are considering pursuing, or running away from, a career in academia, this is an event that you shouldn’t miss!

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The Acadia Student Union brings you SexFest 3.0
Check out the schedule of events from November 3-Nov. 7
http://www.theasu.ca/#!weekly-announcements/c16un

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CAREER SERVICES
Career Services Presents:  NetTalks

NetTalks is an event that brings a panel of alumni back to Acadia to
speak to current students about their chosen career path from the time
they left Acadia to where they are now.  Some of these stories are
very unique and can offer students a different perspective on what
they can do with their degree, but more importantly, can offer
students an opportunity to network with professionals in their field
of study.

Our panel of alumni include:
Melanie Smith, Environmental Specialist with Strum Environmental
(Graduated with a BScH)
Andrew Steeves, Gaspereau Press – Printers & Publishers (Graduated with a MA)
Deepa Pushkarna, Project Manager with Bell Aliant (Graduated with a BBA)
Marki Wong, Kinesiologist with Footprints (Graduated with a BKIN)
Brandon Mosher, Regional Director with Great-West Life (Graduated with a BBA)
Cindy James, Entrepreneur with CBJ Consulting (Graduated with a BRM)
Nancy Handrigan, Executive Director, Philanthropy with Acadia
University (Graduated with a BM)

Date: November 5, 2014
Time: 4:30pm
Location: K.C. Irving Centre Auditorium
Refreshments will be served

All are welcome!  Please let us know you are attending by emailing
career.services@acadiau.ca

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Mature Student Dinner – on behalf of the Wong International Centre
Wednesday, November 12
6-8 PM

Graduate Students are invited to a Mature Student Dinner at the Wong
International Centre
(main course is being provided to you AT NO COST!)

The Wong International Centre welcomes you to bring appetizers,
refreshments (non-alcoholic), and desserts but it is not required.
They are providing the main course, so it might be awesome if you do
attend to bring something!

The goal is promote a mature student community for not only Graduate
students, but also older, more ‘mature’ students who may also be
international students studying in their undergraduate degree program.

Because this is a dinner being offered to you for FREE – YOU MUST RSVP
to ME by Nov. 10 by 12 AM. The staff and students at the Wong
International Centre will be shopping and cooking, and need an idea of
numbers!

Please RSVP to me at agsapresident@acadiau.ca or at
acadiagraduatestudent@gmail.com

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Devour! The Food Film Fest is an international festival celebrating
cinema, food and wine culture that takes place in the culinary
epicenter of the province–Wolfville, Nova Scotia–with the fourth
edition slated for November 12-16, 2014.

In addition to screenings of new food films from around the world, the
festival includes a program of industry sessions, farmer’s market
events, wine tours, chef demos, tastings & pop-ups, and hosts
receptions and special dinners celebrating the very best of local and
international food and wine.

The third edition of the event just wrapped engaging films from the
global community, celebrity chefs, Hollywood actors and directors
across multiple food and wine events over the five-day period. The
budget grew from $40,000 to over $200,000, the audience doubled to
4,000 people and box office sales tripled over the previous edition.
The event garnered serious attention from the world’s top media with
over 100 hits across all formats including multiple stories in The
Hollywood Reporter and Screen International, as well as mentions in
Saveur Magazine, The Daily Meal and Reader’s Digest.

STUDENTS GET A DISCOUNT PRICE!

http://www.devourfest.com
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Abstractapalooza – details to follow in the next email!
Nov. 15
7-9 PM
Fountain Commons

Evening of Research and conversation with your fellow Acadia Graduate
Students, Faculty and Staff of Acadia, and the Wolfville Community.
Poster Fair (posters are encouraged, though not required)
Cash Bar + desserts!

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As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your
program or your experience here at Acadia, AGSA is here to help! Get
in touch with us!

Cheers,

Lyndsay
agsapresident@acadiau.ca
lyndsay.sprado@acadiau.ca

Check out our website! Find out who your faculty rep is!!
theagsa.ca