GPAC Weekly Newsletter
Welcome to the weekly GPAC Newsletter! The purpose of the newsletter is to reduce e-mail traffic and condense all of our communications. The newsletter will have valuable information from all of your GPAC committees as well as any updates on important initiatives. I encourage you to reach out to us if you have any further questions. Our contact information is included at the end of this newsletter.
News from the President
1st Year GPS: Apply to be a Student Ambassador! We need you to represent your program. It is a great way to get involved and it is very flexible in terms of time commitment. Here is the current website for Ambassadors: http://www.lbjgpac.org/contact/lbj-student-ambassadors/. If you are interested, please apply using the following survey:https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_2c0HwfGsLp7Wewd
2nd Years: Use your snark and sarcasm for good! Apply to be Follies Chair. Application is attached. Deadline is this Friday!
Community Outreach News
Coming Up….LBJ’s Movember! Kick-Off Happy Hour at Sholz Garden on Saturday, Nov.1st (6pm)
Men, you may treasure your long-earned ‘staches and beards for one last week before it’s time to clean up your faces and start growing in support of LBJ’s Annual Movember Fundraiser! The month-long fundraiser will kick-off with a Happy Hour at Scholz Garten on Saturday November 1st, at 6PM! First few pitchers will be on GPAC!
- Mo’ Brothas: get your faces shaved and be ready to take your “Before” photo and start fundraising at the happy hour.
- Mo’ Sistas: bring small bills/change to support your Mo’Brothas’ growing action!
- EVERYONE: Bring cash to purchase an official LBJ 2014 Movember T-shirt — it’s gonna be awesome! (Price TBA)
*It is an LBJ tradition to join the national Movember Movement, raising awareness and money for men’s health issues such as prostate & testicular cancer, as well as mental health.
One-Time & Ongoing Opportunities: Beautify Blackshear School on Nov.1st (9am -12pm)
Join the UT Service Scholars to help fix up Blackshear Elementary on Saturday, November 1st! Volunteers will be tree planting, landscaping, and painting some fun things in the front of the school, as well as bench-building for some key areas of the playground and dismissal zones. We may also do some painting in the interior of the school. Please register here to participate: https://utexas.givepulse.com/event/9109-Beautify-Blackshear
Let’s get ready for….Movember Activities!!
11/04 – Bakesale
11/06 – Bakesale
11/12 – Bakesale
11/19 – Bakesale
11/21 – Movember Bar Crawl & Awards Announced
Outreach and Professional Development News
Professional development funds are a great way to help offset the costs to attend conferences, go to out of town job interviews, or take part in some networking events. Please remember that funds are limited and that not all events qualify for reimbursement. Check out the application for additional details.
Is your student organization doing some cool things you want the rest of the school to know about? Want to serve lunch but don’t have the funds? GPAC-sponsored lunch events are a great way to get a sandwich and see what’s going on across the school. The events are held every Wednesday from 12:15-1:30 in 3.124. Reservation requests are taken on a first come, first served basis. Please note, December 3 is the only remaining date for the fall. Please contact Miranda Hoff (firstname.lastname@example.org) to secure a time for the spring.
In Case You Missed It!
The Professional Development Center at UT has many relevant course offerings this fall that may be of interest. See the schedule here: http://cie.austin.utexas.edu/pdc/courses/classes
Student Organization Events
Tuesday, October 28 – Violence Against Women on the Border: Central American Women in Mexico
A student group, sponsored by the Feminist Policy Alliance, is hosting an event this Tuesday at 5:15 in SRH 3.122. They will be presenting Yoalli Rodriguez’s dissertation, facilitated by Dr. Victoria Rodriguez. The Facebook link to this event is provided here: www.facebook.com/events/775426039189771/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming.
If your organization is having an event, send the details to Cameron Lagrone and it will be included in this newsletter each week!
President, Daniel Robles: RoblesDan@gmail.com
Vice-President, Nkechi Charles: Nkechi.Charles@utexas.edu
Internal Finance Director, Peter Moore: Peter.a.Moore@gmail.com
External Finance Director, Ryan Wilson: RyanWilson189@gmail.com
Community Outreach Director, Eliza Brennan: Eliza.k.Brennan@gmail.com
Professional Development Director, Miranda Hoff: MKHoff@utexas.edu
Parliamentarian, Ryan Brown: RyanBrownSF@gmail.com
Social Life Director, Danielle Bartz: Bartz@utexas.edu
Communications Director, Cameron Lagrone: Cameron.Lagrone@gmail.com