Membership Email 10-18-2010

Upcoming Events

International Student Caucus Meeting

Tuesday, October 19, 1-2pm: Campus Center Room 805

The International Student Caucus addresses issues that uniquely affect international graduate students. Such issues may relate to your job, living conditions, immigration, academics, social/cultural community, etc.

For more info, contact our International Student Coordinator, Nigel Brissett, at

Queer Caucus Trivia Night

Thursday, October 21, 7-9pm: Grad Student Lounge, UMass Campus Center

The Stonewall Center, GSS, and GEO’s Queer Caucus invite all LGBTQ and graduate students and their allies to participate in a trivia night.

For more info, contact our Diversity Coordinator, Roberto Garcia-Ceballos, at

Stonewall Center Ally Training

Friday, October 22, 1-2pm: Campus Center Room 801

This Stonewall Center training is offered for GEO stewards and is mandatory for GEO staff, officers, and steering committee under Article 2, Section D of our bylaws.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to our Diversity Coordinator, Roberto Garcia-Ceballos, at

Stewards’ Assembly Meeting

Friday, October 22, 4-5pm: Campus Center Room 803

All GEO stewards are encouraged to attend the second Stewards’ Assembly Meeting of the semester.  All GEO members are welcome.

For more info, contact our Vice-President, Sarah Hughes, at

GEO Party at Mango Mango

Friday, October 22, 7-10pm: Mango Mango, 61 Main St., Amherst MA

Do some real face-to-face social networking!  Free food for GEO members. Mango Mango has a BYOB policy.

Please RSVP on Facebook, or to

GEO Membership Meeting

Tuesday, October 26, 5-6:30pm: Campus Center Room 162

All GEO members are welcome to attend our second membership meeting of the semester.  Light refreshments will be available at 5, and the meeting will commence at 5:15.

UAW Local 2322 Canned Food Drive

UAW Local 2322 is sponsoring a food drive to help local pantries restock their shelves for the winter season. We encourage our members to donate whatever they can to this drive and help us support the needs of our communities. We will be collecting non-perishable food items in our Holyoke & UMass (GEO) offices until December 9th, and then we will send the donations to one or more local pantries where they can be the most help.

Even if you think you can’t give enough, remember that every bit helps. Our membership is over 3,200 strong, if we all were able to donate just one item think of how many families we could help.

Suggested food items:

  • Canned fruit or vegetables
  • Canned tuna or salmon-in water
  • Baby food & powered formula
  • Cereal (high fiber/low sugar)
  • Fruit or Vegetable juice (100%)
  • Soups, stews & chili
  • Pancake/waffle mixes
  • Pasta (dry or canned)
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned beans
  • Oatmeal
  • Nuts
  • Rice

Non-food items:

  • Diapers (child & Adult)
  • Toilet & Facial tissue
  • Toothpaste
  • Hand Soap
  • Laundry soap
  • Dish soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant

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