Come out and join the Graduate and Professional Student Association for a great afternoon as our football team gets ready to take down Nebraska!
Also, in the spirit of the season, we will be accepting donations* for the State College Area Food Bank. A list of current needs can be found at: http://foodbank.centreconnect.org/needs_list.html
*Collection boxes will be located at the tailgate for your convenience.
Thanksgiving Holiday dinner needs include:
Grocery store Gift Cards - any denomination is appreciated. (Used to purchased turkeys)
Stuffing (turkey or cornbread)
Canned green beans
Pie crust mix
As with GSA-sponsored tailgates in the past, we will provide snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to keep you warm for this November tailgate, but you'll need to bring any other beverage options you're going to want.
We will post GPS coordinates once we have our tailgate location set, so keep an eye on this event page <https://www.facebook.com/events/743420602339192/> for more information closer to the date!
Hope to see you all there!
GSA charity date auction has been postponed until Spring Semester.
Critically acclaimed Sri Lankan film, Flying Fish, is being screened on Friday, September 20th from 3:30PM-6:30PM. A videoconference question and answer session with the director, Sanjeewa Pushpakumara, will follow the screening.
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, Penn State
This event is free and is co-sponsored by the University Libraries, the Center for Global Studies, the Migration Studies Project, and the Sri Lankan Student Association.
Flying Fish (Igillena Maluwo), a film by Sri Lankan filmmaker Sanjeewa Pushpakumara, has sparked controversy in the director’s home country. Despite winning critical acclaim at film festivals around the world since its premiere at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2011, the film was immediately banned after its Sri Lankan debut in Colombo in July 2013. Sri Lanka's Free Media Movement has released an official statement criticizing both the censorship of the film and the government’s ongoing investigation, calling these acts an attempt to “militarise arts and culture.”
Flying Fish depicts a country that has been torn apart by a long civil war. Critic Tony Rayns has described the film as “indecently beautiful,” declaring that “Sri Lanka has found its true modernist” in Sanjeewa Pushpakumara. While the film is far from comfortable to watch, containing images of sex and violence that have been described as “shocking” in some reviews, it is a candid commentary on the state of the nation in the midst of this 26-year war.
More on the film can be found here:
GSA will be holding our second assembly meeting of the Fall semester this Wednesday, September 11th from 6-8PM. The meeting will be held in the HUB Room 129C. Dinner will be provided so come and join us. If you plan to attend and would like dinner ordered for you, please RSVP https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wpvJ6eXQljZ17bhJqbdiw0zvWYo22W5pDvUlV8ca2NE/viewform
Did you have fun at GSA's July 4th tailgate? Were you out of town and missed it completely? Well either way, be sure to come and join us for a tailgate on Saturday, September 14th. It's going to be a great afternoon as we get ready to watch/listen/send good vibes to our outstanding football team as they take on the University of Central Florida.
As with all GSA events, we'll bring the food and soda but you'll need to bring any other beverage options. We'll be starting up at noon and around throughout the afternoon.
We don't have a location nailed down yet, so keep an eye on the Facebook event page for more information closer to the event date!
See you all there!
The Materials Research Society, a graduate student group that promotes interdisciplinary research on materials through social and professional events, is hosting Dr. Jorge Cham, the author of PHD Comics.
Jorge will give a talk called "The Power of Procrastination" where he draws on his famous cartoon strip and personal experiences as a student at Stanford to make light of the graduate student experience. The talk will be Tuesday at noon on September 17 in the HUB auditorium. The talk is free to all. We look forward to seeing you there!!
NEW TROLLEY PICK-UP LOCATION! A road closure near the HUB has forced us to change the trolley pick-up location on campus for this evening’s GSA mixer. Pick-up will now be leaving from in front of the Bank of America Career Service Center on Eisenhower Road.
GSA will be holding our first assembly meeting of the Fall semester this Wednesday, August 28th from 6-8PM. The meeting will be held in the Executive Education Building (near the Nittany Lion Inn). Dinner will be provided so come and join us. If you plan to attend and would like dinner ordered for you, please RSVP to the link provided in the newswire announcement.