Me trying to hear at GSSC with no mics

Are you ready to Give and Get?! GSSC lays down all details (seriously, every single one of them) about Giving Day, and Big Boy Bwogger Andrew Chee is here with the key facts for your morning read. GSSC meets every Tuesday night in the Jed Satow room in Lerner at 8:15 pm.

Despite some technical difficulties and a lack of a microphone, GSSC was fairly quick and straightforward last night as the council hyped everyone up for Giving Day today. If you are not already aware, Giving Day is an event in which alumni are encouraged to give back to the university financially, so that current and future students may continue to receive scholarships to assist their educational journey. In other words, Giving Day is pretty exciting since it directly impacts students! Dean Rosen-Metsch dropped by to remind people to show up at the GS Giving Day Celebration, which will occur today, Wednesday, October 24, at 6:30 pm. Dean Rosen-Metsch directly stressed that even if you are a student and/or not able to donate to Giving Day financially, it is imperative to show up anyway to meet the donors and bump up the atmosphere! Come out and show the alumni who they are giving to and why their support matters!

Additionally, for the first time, a $5000 gift was donated anonymously in which students are able to decide where they would like to see the funds allocated toward, provided that the community matches that amount. If you would like to support General Studies on Giving Day, you can donate all day right here. Lastly, Giving Day has an engagement challenge, and GSSC is asking everybody to show some social media love! Be sure to hashtag #ColumbiaGivingDay and #GSPride today, as well as tag Columbia GS in any posts you make today! The GS community has done well with social media engagement the past few years, and GSSC would like to see that streak continue, so make sure you bother all your friends and family about Giving Day today!

Other Upcoming Events

Free flu shots with your CUID! Grab ’em while they’re hot and fresh right out of the oven from 11 am to 3 pm at:

  • Today, October 24th, in the Social Work student lounge on the 2nd floor
  • Thursday, October 25th, in SIPA at the Kellogg Center on the 5th floor

GSSC is still looking for a Senior Class Treasurer and a Community Service & Sustainability Rep. If you might be interested, send in your applications by this weekend, as the council has just begun interviewing candidates.

A motion for $625 was approved to be allocated toward more food for Snack Attacks during finals season. Hooray! Midterm snack attacks disappeared before this Bwogger was able to grab any, so more food is better food! Maybe I should just skip class to grab lunch?

Basketball Mania will be taking place on Thursday, October 25th at 7:45 pm in Levien Gym. Along with featuring performances by CU Generation, ONYX Hip-Hop Dance at Columbia University, Raw Elementz, Columbia University Cheerleading, Columbia University Dance Team, and the Columbia University Marching Band, Basketball Mania will also feature GS’s own Isaac Greenman, of the Dual BA program, who will represent us alongside the women’s basketball team. It’s gonna be a great night with t-shirt giveaways, and a half-court shot worth $50,000 in tuition! Show some GS pride and school spirit and support the basketball teams!

On Saturday, October 27, the senior class event Oktoberfest is happening at 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm in front of the East Campus Plaza. Seniors can bring a guest, two forms of id (CUID in addition to state/federal id should be fine), and an empty stomach to pound down some beers!

Next week on Thursday, November 1st, Lazy Halloween will occur at Mel’s Burger Bar from 7 pm to 9 pm. Tickets are $5 and get you unlimited mini cheeseburgers, buffalo wings, fries, and Caesar salad! Kosher, vegan, and gluten-free options will also be available. Tickets will also include one free drink! The first batch of tickets will go on sale on October 25th at noon in the Weekly Raisa, followed by a second batch on October 26th at 6 pm. Come out and get spooky all your friends!

Several events have been announced with no further details at this time, including a Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday, November 21, in the GS Lounge, a first-year karaoke event on November 15, a tree lighting event at the end of October, and a Hannukah event on December 5th. Check back again with Bwog to find out more details as we approach closer to the event.

That’s the rundown for GSSC! Make sure you come out tonight to the GS Lounge and support our alumni and donors! The more you give, the more you get back, so let’s get pumped y’all!

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