McDougal Student Life Notes: Week of 11-13-11

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    *McDougal Center Student Life Events:
    (Full Calendar

  * Thanksgiving Food Drive <#p1>
  * Build Your Resilience Workshop <#p2>
  * Movie Sing-a-Long Night: Grease! <#p3>
  * Grad Night at the Gym <#p4>
  * Knit a Scarf Night: a Grad DIY event <#p5>
  * Bagel Brunch before The Game- Harvard-Yale Football <#p6>
  * Thanksgiving Feast @ HGS - Tickets on sale NOW <#p7>
  * Inner Peace of Pizza <#p8>
  * Grad Student Book Club Meeting <#p9>
  * Baking with the St. Thomas More Soup Kitchen <#p10>
  * Jordan Tice Trio Bluegrass Concert <#p11>

    *Fellows' Tips of the Week <#tips>* 

    *Announcements and Upcoming Events*

  * Grad Night @ Campus Customs - Grab your Yale gear before The Game! <#a1>
  * Support Series: Holiday Eating <#a2>
  * SOUND HALL presents: George Lipsitz <#a3>
  * Bakery @ Yale Thanksgiving Pie Sale <#a4>
  * Yale Philharmonia Concert <#a5>
  * Free Bike to Work Breakfast <#a6>
  * Harvard/Yale Homecoming Party @ GPSCY <#a7>
  * Glee Night @ Mory's <#a8>
  * Yale Chili Throwdown-Enter by Nov. 18 or just eat & vote on Dec. 1st

    *Introducing: the Arts & Culture Fellows <#e4>* 



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    *Thanksgiving Food Drive*
    /Add to calendar »/
    Until 11/17/2011/
    /HGS 124, McDougal Center (320 York St.)/
    Give back to New Haven during the Thanksgiving season! The McDougal
    Center for Graduate Student life is collecting non-perishable food
    items to donate to the Connecticut Food Bank. Bring donations of
    non-perishable food (especially juice, canned vegetables, tuna,
    soup, etc.) and personal care items to the box in HGS room 124
    between now and November 17. For more information on what kinds of
    food CT Food Bank needs this year, see CT Food Bank

    *Build Your Resilience Workshop*
    /Add to calendar »/
    Monday, Nov 14 2011, 12pm-2pm/
    /HGS 119, McDougal Center (320 York St.)/
    /Sign up here! »/

    Being a student can be stressful, tiresome, and disheartening, with
    lots of ups and downs. Graduate student life can even feel hopeless
    at times. You need coping strategies to help you deal with and
    manage the stress. Do not miss out on this opportunity to fortify
    your mind and soul! Come to this engaging workshop in order to learn
    some of the top evidence-based techniques for buffering against
    stress, and enjoy a light meal for free! Please register in advance.

    *Movie Sing-a-Long Night: Grease!*
    /Add to calendar »/
    Tuesday, Nov 15 2011, 7pm-9pm/
    /McDougal Center, HGS 119A/B (320 York St.)/
    /Sign up here! »/ <>
    Do you sing along when you're watching the 1978 classic Grease? Well
    now you can do it in the company of your fellow grad students! Take
    a break from your work and come to the Sing-A-Long Movie Event and
    belt out "Summer Nights" and "You're the One That I Want"! Even if
    you've never seen the movie and don't know a single song, come join
    the fun! This event is free, but sign up in advance because space is
    limited! Goodie bags, drinks, and snacks will be provided.

    *Grad Night at the Gym*
    /Add to calendar »/
    Tuesday, Nov 15 2011, 10pm to midnight/
    /Payne Whitney Gym (70 Tower Parkway)/
    Come out for the last edition of Grad Night at the gym! Personal
    trainers will be on hand to run some fun workouts for free @ the
    fitness center! Swimming pool, Squash courts and the Lanman center
    will be open too.

    *Knit a Scarf Night: a Grad DIY event*
    /Add to calendar »/
    Wednesday, Nov 16 2011, 6pm-8pm/
    /HGS 119, McDougal Center (320 York St.)/
    /Sign up here! »/ <>
    Come knit the cold away this Wednesday and fashion your own fluffy
    and warmth-providing scarf! Delicious soup and rocking-chair
    conversation will be flowing. No previous knitting experience
    necessary! Beginners welcome! A group of experienced knitters will
    help you get started on your very own scarf. Tickets are $7 which
    includes yarn, needles, soup, tea... What better way to prepare for
    winter than a communal evening of knitting, soup, and conversation?

    *Bagel Brunch before The Game- Harvard-Yale Football*
    /Add to calendar »/
    Saturday, Nov 19 2011, 9am-10:30am/
    /McDougal Common Room & Room 119 @ HGS (320 York St.)/
    Want to get pumped up before the big game? Come on over to HGS for
    free bagels, muffins, coffee/tea, juice, mimosas, and pom poms!
    We'll be having some touch football outside for a little friendly
    competition and a discussion of the rules so everyone attending can
    enjoy the game, which starts @ noon at the Yale Bowl. 21+ with ID
    for mimosas (OJ & champagne). Brunch is open to Grad/Prof Students,
    Postdocs & Families. Afterwards, take the free shuttle buses to Bowl
    in front of the gym. Prohibited inside the stadium: Backpacks, large
    duffles, coolers, large purses, airhorns, glass containers, and
    pets. Yale Students, faculty, staff & spouses partners get free
    admission to games each with Yale ID; children under 14 free with
    parents. Guest tix also on sale IN ADVANCE at Athletics Ticket
    office next to the Gym,

    *Thanksgiving Feast @ HGS - Tickets on sale NOW*
    /Add to calendar »/
    Monday, Nov 21 2011, 4pm-6:30pm, timed entry seatings/
    /HGS Dining Hall (320 York St.)/
    /Buy tickets in advance here »/ <>
    Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, with turkey & vegetarian
    main dishes, stirfry & rice, veggies, drinks, breads, and all the
    trimmings. Enjoy the Feast on china plates in the lovely HGS Dining
    Hall, then take dessert and coffee in the McDougal Common room.
    *Tickets with timed entry each 1/2 hour: 4pm to 6:30pm. Open to all
    Grad/Prof students, postdocs and their families & guests. Advance
    Ticket Sales begin November 10 online, credit/debit card only. Tix
    are $10 adults, $5 children, $1 children 2 and under. *This Meal is
    NOT included in the Yale Dining meal plan - swipes or points are NOT
    accepted. Everyone must purchase a ticket to attend. Tickets will
    NOT on sale at the door on the day of the event.* Sponsored by
    McDougal GSL, Chaplain's Office, OISS, GHO, OIA and others.

    *Inner Peace of Pizza*
    /Add to calendar »/
    Monday, Nov 28 2011, 12pm-1pm/
    /McDougal Center, HGS 119 (320 York St.)/
    By popular demand, Inner Peace of Pizza is back! The Blue Dog Café's
    own Matt Cortese will be leading a live guided meditation, to be
    followed by pizza and socializing -- all in the deeply relaxing
    environment of a blanket-covered HGS 119! Pizza will be served
    following our journey into deep inner peace. We invite you to join
    us, and set a peaceful tone for the final weeks of the semester!

    *Grad Student Book Club Meeting*
    /Add to calendar »/
    Tuesday, Nov 29 2011, 7pm-8pm/
    /HGS McDougal Center Common Room (320 York St.)/
    /Sign up here! »/ <>
    Join the Grad Student Book Club for its November meeting! This
    month, we will be reading /The Leftovers/ by Tom Perrotta! Sign up
    in advance because space is limited! Refreshments will be served.

    *Baking with the St. Thomas More Soup Kitchen*
    /Add to calendar »/
    Tuesday, Nov 29 2011, 8pm-10pm/
    /St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel, Yale University (Meet in HGS
    Common Room)/
    /Sign up here »/

    Help out the St. Thomas More soup kitchen by baking delicious
    desserts for their weekly meal! We'll be joining the group of
    graduate students who bake treats for the soup kitchen's lunchtime
    meal, which serves hundreds of guests each week. Meet us at the HGS
    common room at 8pm, and we'll walk over together.

    *Jordan Tice Trio Bluegrass Concert*
    /Add to calendar »/
    Sunday, Dec 4 2011, 7pm-9pm/
    /HGS McDougal Center Common Room (320 York St.)/
    /Sign up here! »/ <>
    Do you like bluegrass music? Come hear the Jordan Tice Trio, one of
    the best up-and-coming groups around! This folk-influenced
    progressively acoustic trio features The Punch Brothers' Paul Kowert
    and has a new CD full of original compositions and improvisation.
    Admission is FREE, but seats are LIMITED so sign up to attend!
    Desserts and drinks will be served. For more information about the
    band visit their website <>.

* * * * *

*Fellows' Tips of the Week*

    *Katie & Kerra's Kids and Family Tip of the Week*
    Looking for a great indoor activity? Visit the Yale Peabody Museum
    of Natural History! Admission is always free to members of the Yale
    University community (with ID). The museum offers free individual
    admission on Thursday afternoons from 2-5pm, September to June for
    all non-Yale affiliates. For more information on exhibits please
    visit: Peabody Museum <>. 

    *Kevin C Student Life Tip of the Week*
    Do you believe that graduate students should not have to pay taxes
    on their stipends? If so, you can sign an online petition
    reinstate graduate students' tax exempt status. 

    *Kevin and Alyssa's Sports and Recreation Tip of the Week*
    Looking to exercise indoors when the weather gets cold? Try running
    the stairs of your apartment or building; it is a great conditioning
    exercise. More details here

    *Bianca and Meryl's Arts and Culture Tip of the Week*
    Are you staying in New Haven over Fall break and need something to
    do? Check out Orchestra New England's 32nd Annual Colonial Concert
    at the United Church on the Green on Nov. 26! The concert starts at
    8pm and will feature music by Bach, Handel, and Haydn. Student
    tickets are only $5! For more info and to buy tickets, click here

    *Lisa's Booklover Tip of the Week*
    Publication Studio New Haven is Nov 14-19 @ 196 College St. Books,
    demos, talks, even a rebinding party where you can bring your old
    favorites for rebinding for $5. A sustainable publishing project of
    Beinecke library and Artspace NH, PSNH

    *Deirdre and Jeremy's Public Service Tip of the Week* <> is a great website for people
    dedicated to community service. Find jobs, internships, and
    volunteer opportunities, look up your favorite nonprofit
    organizations, and network with other volunteers! 

    *Griffin and Sarah's Religious and Spiritual Life Tip of the Week*
    For those interested in advanced Christmas decorations, The Knights
    of Columbus museum <> in New Haven has a
    great Christmas crèche exhibit each year: 11/15-2/5
    Wednesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm; Sunday: 11am-5pm. 

    *Jenna's Social Tip of the Week*
    Trivia buff? Looking for a new game? Check out Trivia @ Mory's
    Temple Bar (306 York St.), every Thursday night! Teams of 4 (or
    fewer) buy-in at $3 per person and compete until 9pm. The winning
    team gets all the cash. At the end of the semester the team with the
    most wins will receive dinner on the club. Enjoy happy hour drink
    specials while you play! Temple Bar is open to all, so come on out! 

* * * * *

*Announcements and Upcoming Events*

    *Grad Night @ Campus Customs - Grab your Yale gear before The Game!* /
    Monday, Nov 14 2011, 4pm-9pm/
    /Campus Customs (57 Broadway)/
    Sweatshirts, t-shirts, mugs, hats - stock up on Yale gear before the
    Harvard-Yale game this weekend! Grad and professional student save
    20% on any in-store purchase with a valid ID.

    *Support Series: Holiday Eating * /
    Tuesday, Nov 15 2011, 12:15pm-1:15pm/
    /Moreson H. Kaplan Conference Center, Yale Health Center (55 Lock St.)/
    Is baked better than mashed? Should I pass on the pie? Stuff your
    turkey, not yourself! Lisa Kimmel, RD will provide tips on making
    healthy food choices at holiday parties and events, restaurants and
    family gatherings. Sponsored by YALE HEALTH.

    *SOUND HALL presents: George Lipsitz* /
    Tuesday, Nov 15 2011, 5:30pm/
    /Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library (121 Wall St.)/
    Join us at the next installation of SOUND HALL, for a rare visit by
    Professor George Lipsitz as he talks about what he learned from
    Johnny Otis in writing Midnight At The Barrelhouse: The Johnny Otis
    Story. George Lipsitz is an American Studies scholar and Professor
    in Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He
    is a leading scholar in social movements, urban culture, inequality,
    and the politics of popular culture. He also serves as chairman of
    the board of directors of the African American Policy Forum and is a
    member of the board of directors of the National Fair Housing
    Alliance. Presented by SOUND HALL, alongside the Public Humanities
    Initiative, the African American Studies Dept., and the Program in
    Ethnicity, Race & Migration at Yale.

    *Bakery @ Yale Thanksgiving Pie Sale* /
    order by 11/17/2011, 2pm deadline/
    /Info and order here: »/ <>
    Get delicious pies, cakes, & tea breads freshly prepared by the
    talented staff at the Yale Bakery. Pies made scratch with local
    apples are only $7.50 each. To order, click on the link, fill out
    the online form, and pay by credit card. Pickup your goodies at HGS,
    KBT, Marigolds, Divinity, or Commons on 11/22 or 11/23.

    *Yale Philharmonia Concert* /
    Thursday, Nov 17 2011, 8pm/
    /Woolsey Hall (500 College St.)/
    /Details here »/

    A Midsummer Night. Program includes Mendelssohn: Overture to A
    Midsummer Night's Dream; Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, with Woolsey
    Concerto Competition winner Lindsay Garritson; Rachmaninoff:
    Symphonic Dances. FREE admission.

    *Free Bike to Work Breakfast* /
    Friday, Nov 18 2011, 7:30am-9:30am/
    /Pitkin Plaza, or inside the Devils Gear bike shop (Orange at Chapel
    /ECC »/ <>
    Bike to work/school today and get a free breakfast from Elm City
    Cycling. Food from Elm City Market, coffee & tea from Bru Cafe.

    *Harvard/Yale Homecoming Party @ GPSCY* /
    Friday, Nov 18 2011, 8pm-2am/
    /GPSCY (204 York St.)/
    Come party it up the night before The big Game! We'll have karaoke
    downstairs all night and a dance party featuring everyone's favorite
    hip-hop duo, DJ Mistos. So bring your Harvard friends who will be in
    town for the game or come meet some new ones! Plus $2 Miller Lite
    draft all night. (21+ with proof of age & Yale ID).

    *Glee Night @ Mory's*
    /Add to calendar »/
    Tuesday, Nov 22 2011, 6:30pm-9pm/
    /Mory's (306 York St.)/
    Are you looking for something different to spice up your usual
    dinner plans around the Have? Well, if you enjoy singing (or
    listening to your friends belt it out) and are looking for an
    all-around good time, stop by Mory's for Glee Night -- a new
    tradition where the patrons become the singing entertainment!
    Specially prepared songbooks will be provided for the evening
    sing-a-long. Please call 203-562-3157 to book your dinner
    reservation and join in the festivities.

    *Yale Chili Throwdown-Enter by Nov. 18 or just eat & vote on Dec. 1st* /
    Thursday, Dec 1 2011, 12pm-1:30pm/
    /University Commons Dining Hall (Prospect at Grove St.)/
    The third annual Yale Chili Throw-Down competition is Dec 1 at Univ.
    Commons Dining Hall from 12pm-1:30pm. It's a $5 suggested donation
    at the door, which goes to United Way of Greater New Haven to
    support their work with children, youth, employment and other causes
    in our area. From noon to 1:30pm, Commons will open its doors to all
    chili cooks and connoisseurs for sampling & voting. The Chili
    Champion will have his or her recipe featured as an official item on
    all Yale Dining menus. *Want to bring your own flavor formula to the
    table? Email Pedro Tello (pedro.tello at by Nov. 18 to enter
    to compete for the title of Chili Champion. Sponsored by Yale Dining.

* * * * *

*Introducing: the Arts & Culture Fellows
*To help you attach names to faces, and to get to know a little about 
the Fellows behind your events, tips, and announcements, we will be 
using this new section of the Notes to introduce to you the 19 Fellows 
of this year's Student Life Fellows team.  Each week we will feature 
Fellows from a different program area.  This week we'd like you to meet 
the Arts & Culture Fellows, our hosts of Talent Tuesdays and Grad Night 
@ the Rep.

/*Bianca - Arts & Culture Fellow*/
Bianca is a fourth-year student in the History PhD program.  She focuses 
on Mexican immigration to the US South and recently began work on her 
dissertation.  She is originally from San Antonio, Texas, and has 
degrees from Texas Tech University and the University of North Texas.  
This is her third year as a McDougal Graduate Student Life fellow and 
she loves every minute of it!  She especially enjoys the chance to read 
non-academic books for pleasure for the Grad Student Book Club, which 
meets once a month and has great discussions (and cookies!).  In her 
free time, Bianca likes to watch lots of TV, read, and play video games 
(like Skyrim, her most recent purchase).  She looks forward to meeting 
many more of her fellow grad students at upcoming McDougal events and 
wishes everyone a relaxing Fall break!

/*Meryl - Arts & Culture Fellow*/
Meryl is from outside of Boston and is in the second year of a masters 
program in the School of Music. She plays the bassoon and hopes to make 
a career of it. When she's not practicing or making reeds, you can find 
Meryl teaching, running, knitting, cooking, or scheming for new events.  
She loves eating cheese and chocolate, and drinking coffee, but not 
necessarily all together. She is excited about wearing her poodle skirt 
for the Grease singalong next week.

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