GES Holiday Party

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On Thursday, December 14th at 7:00 p.m., the GES is holding their annual Winter Holiday Party at the Grad Club. A variety of tasty appetizers and one drink ticket will be provided for all professors and graduate students. Please RSVP to the Facebook event to reserve your drink ticket. Looking forward to celebrating the holidays and the end of fall semester courses with you!

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Book & Bake Sale Volunteers Needed

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The Book & Bake Sale is taking place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (October 24-26) from 11 am to 4 pm each day. We need volunteers to help us run the sale and to donate baked goods.

Here’s the sign up sheet. Please donate your time or baked goods if you can.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Rtx7_bjaqnE1EACTWmeOgn3K8RUasVDRpHg14Hcryho/edit?usp=sharing.

All funds support the Graduate English Society Events. We very much appreciate your help.

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Lego Grad Student Informal Q & A

Lego Grad Student

The Lego Grad Student is coming to Western! And the Graduate English Society is hosting an informal department chat/Q&A session following the larger SOGS event.

We’ve been asked not to take pictures, but he will be selling merch.

Everyone welcome!

When: Wednesday, October 4th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Talbot College 202

Want to find out more about the Lego Grad Student?
https://legogradstudent.tumblr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/legogradstudent/

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GES Election Results

Thanks to everyone who volunteered we now have a full compliment of representatives on the GES!

The following people have been acclaimed in this round of elections and over the summer:

CO-CHAIRS — Lisa Templin, Cameron Riddell
APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE REP: Nahmi Lee
VISITING SPEAKERS COMMITTEE REP: David Huebert
WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE COMMITTEE REP: Sharon Lindenburger, Farrah Nakhaie
STEERING COMMITTEE REP: Adam Bowes
SECRETARY/TREASURER — Lori Maddigan
M.A. REPRESENTATIVE — Hillary Muller
ACADEMIC COORDINATOR — Courtney Church
SOCIAL COORDINATORS — Jeremy Johnston, Jackie Reed
WEBSITE/LISTSERV MANAGER — Christine Campana
ACCUTE/MLA REPRESENTATIVE — Blake Robertson
GTA UNION STEWARDS — Diana Samu-Visser, Andrew LiVecchi, Stuart Cheyne
SOCIETY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS (SOGS) COUNCILORS — Jeffrey Swim, Tim Golub

Thanks again to everyone who volunteered! It looks like we are going to have a great year!

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GES General Meeting

Sept 2017 Meeting

Join us for our next meeting where we will be talking about elections and the budget for the 2017-2018 year.

When: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 1pm

Where: AHB 1B02

Agenda | Minutes

 

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Welcome Back Events

The GES and SOGS have a bunch of events planned for September! So be sure to write these down on your calendar!

GES Grad Buddy Welcome Event! 2017Welcome Tuesday September 5, 5:30 pm @ The Grad Club
Come meet your grad buddy, catch up with old friends, and help us welcome the incoming students! The GES tour of campus will be bringing new students to the Grad Club following orientation, where the first round is on the department!

The Ground and the Fury!
Every Thursday, 11:30-1:30pm, GES Lounge (AHB 2G28B)
This is our weekly coffee/social break! It’s an informal chance to get caffeinated and catch up with other grad students in the department. If you’re in town before the start of term and want to hang our with some lovely people, stay tuned to our Facebook group where we’ll post that it’s happening, and then drop by! We promise that the Ground and the Fury will return to its usual weekly schedule at the beginning of term.

Department Welcome Reception
Friday September 8th, 4-7pm, IGAB Atrium
All members of the Department of English and Writing Studies, including full-time and part-time faculty, staff, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and retired colleagues are invited to the Department reception. Please RSVP to Vivian Foglton (ext. 83403) by Wednesday, September 6 to receive your complimentary drink ticket.

2017 SOGS Orientation

SOGS Orientation Events!
These events are put on by the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS), which means they’re a great opportunity to meet grad students from other departments and to connect with your English department cohort! The full schedule is here and don’t forget to check out the Facebook event!

International Student Meet and Greet: Tuesday September 12, 3-6pm
For new international students only. Register for this FREE event here.

Welcome to YOUR Grad Club: your grad club
Wednesday September 13, 4pm, FREE
Join the GES at the Grad Club for this SOGS-sponsored event! There will be games and prizes, and FREE SAMPLES and merchandise from a beer company! RSVP on our Facebook event!

Board Game Night:
Wednesday September 13, 7pm, FREE
Stick around after the YOUR Grad Club event, or meet up with us later and play some board games! Board Game Night is also a monthly event at the Grad Club, so you can make it a regular thing!

Amazing Race: SOGS Edition: Thursday September 14, 1:30-3:30pm, FREE
SOGS is partnering with over 20 organizations across campus to create the ultimate Graduate Student Orientation experience! Teams of four will race against their fellow SOGS members in order to win prizes! First place is a $200 Grad Club gift certificate and entry to the Bonfire Night on Friday, and all participants will receive $5 at The Grad Club!

We want to register some teams for English! Be ready to sign up with some team name ideas to the department orientation/welcome event on Tuesday September 5th or email Lisa.

New Student Party: Thursday September 14, 7:30pm, $10
For incoming MAs and PhDs only! You’ll receive a buffet dinner (pasta, salad, fries, and soft drink) and have the opportunity to win lots of great prizes! Purchase tickets in the SOGS Office (UCC 260) or at the GES Welcome Event on Tuesday September 5th.

The GES will be going as a group so you’ll be with some familiar faces! Meet just outside the English Department office in AHB at 7:15pm and Jackie Reed, our Social Coordinator, will take everyone over to the Grad Club together!

Bonfire Night: Friday September 15, 8pm, $5
This event is open to everyone and last year we closed down the house! Tickets include a hot dog, corn on the cob, and all-you-can-eat, do-it-yourself s’mores! There will also be a film and popcorn, and lots of prizes! Purchase tickets in the SOGS Office (UCC 260) or at the GES Welcome Event on Tuesday September 5th.

The GES will be going as a group so you’ll be with some familiar faces! Meet just outside the English Department office in AHB at 7:45pm and Jackie Reed, our Social Coordinator, will take everyone over to the Grad Club together!

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GES Summer Election Results

Hello, friends!

You have a new GES executive! The positions are as follows:

Co-chairs: Lisa Templin and Cameron Riddell

Appointments Committee Rep: Nahmi Lee

Writer-in-Residence Committee Reps: Sharon Lindenburger and Farrah Nakhaie

Steering Committee Rep: Adam Bowes

Thanks to everyone who volunteered to jump into the fray, some of them for a second year in a row!

Stay tuned for more GES elections in the fall! Click here to find out more information about what positions are available to see how YOU can get involved!

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GES End-of-Year Party

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We made it!

Join us for an End-of-Year Party at the Grad Club at 6pm on Thursday May 18th to celebrate all of your hard work and achievements this scholastic year. A drink ticket for GES members and light refreshments including crudité and veggie nachos will be provided.

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Fieldnotes: Jaclyn Reed

Fieldnotes Jaclyn Reed

The Graduate English Society is pleased to announce the final lecture in its inaugural Fieldnotes Speaker Series. Jaclyn Reed will be sending the season out in style with her discussion of Lady Anne Clifford’s rhetoric of clothing. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Madeline Bassnett will be providing a brief response to Jaclyn’s talk, to be followed by a discussion period.

This talk will take place this coming Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at 2:30pm in AHB 2R21. Please note that we have changed venues from our first two presentations.

The Fieldnotes Speaker Series has been created to highlight the wide range of creative and innovative scholarship developed by graduate students in the Department of English. We hope to see you there!

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Fieldnotes Speaker Series

Fieldnotes Logan Rohde

With two successful lectures down, the Graduate English Society continues its new speaker series, Fieldnotes, with Logan Rohde’s discussion of Romantic Buddhism in Coleridge and De Quincey. The discussion will feature a response by Dr. Joel Faflak, followed by a brief question period.

This talk will take place in one week on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 2:30pm in AHB 2R21. Please note that we are changing venues from our previous two presentations.

The Fieldnotes Speaker Series has been created to highlight the wide range of creative and innovative scholarship developed by graduate students in the Department of English. We hope to see you there!

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