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July 3, 2018

GSS has Moved

GSS is Relocating from McKenzie Hall to PLC

Dear GSS Students,

The GSS offices are relocating from McKenzie Hall to Prince Lucien Campbell Hall (PLC), beginning Tuesday, July 3. We will have a new space for the next year while the Tykeson College and Career building (13th, next to Chapman Hall) is being built. Click here for a campus map to locate PLC.

The GSS office will be located in 341, with an initial check-in located in room 338. Your GSS Advisors, Gretchen Hill-Marino and Ry Smith will be in PLC 341, while Professor/Director Zahler will be located in McKenzie Hall. We will be available to meet beginning the week of July 9th. Please refer to the GSS website for any updates and/or changes. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will be delayed on responding to emails and returning phone calls for the next week.

Thank you for your patience while we move offices and promptly get situated for assisting students as soon as possible.

Contact Gretchen Hill-Marino at ghill3@uoregon.edu with any additional questions.
June 11, 2018

Preparation for Commencement

2018 Commencement Preparation for Students – One Week from Today!!!

Date: Monday, June 18, 2018
Time: Student Arrival at 3:00 pm
Location: Students Meet at EMU Room 023
(Mallard Room/Lease Crutcher Lewis Room) – click here for map to room
Ceremony Begins: 4:00 pm

Commencement Details Below for Students & Families:

1. The Student Instructions sheet (expected time of arrival, length of ceremony, ceremony expectations (i.e., registration, procession, seating, announce your name, your concentration, etc.), refreshments).

2. Family and Guest Seating: will be located on the EMU Green (East Lawn).  Seating is open seating (first come, first serve).  ADA has separate seating, marked accordingly.

3. GSS Commencement page (details of event).

4. The GSS FAQ commencement page (questions about the event, color of tassel, etc.).

5. UO Parking and Shuttle information (FREE parking at Autzen Stadium with shuttle to REC Center – 15th and University Street – across the street from EMU commencement site- and ADA parking (i.e., wheelchair, trouble walking, etc.) is located in the Columbia Garage with transportation to EMU commencement site).

6. Map to EMU from Autzen Stadium.  For Commencement on June 18, 13th Avenue from University Street east to Franklin Boulevard and Matthew Knight Arena will be closed for the Commencement Procession.

7. Map of EMU ceremony site, with set up and directions, is located here.

8. Monday’s weather is expected to be mostly sunny and 87 degrees.  But this is Eugene, so have your guests plan accordingly.  At 4:00 pm the sun’s angle will be directly overhead…please bring and wear sunblock, bring hand fans, and/or hats, if needed.  Umbrellas are discouraged due to blocking guests’ view, but guests can use them while not seated.

9. Alumni Association: To learn more about the UO Alumni Association, visit alumni.uoregon.edu.

10. Career Center News: “Congratulations on your graduation! Whether you are headed to graduate school, landed a job, or are still defining your next steps, we’d like to know what’s next for you. Please take a few minutes in completing your Senior Outcomes Survey. In addition to providing the University of Oregon with a snapshot of your graduating class, this information also allows us to better support you in your post-graduation plans. https://career.uoregon.edu/senior-survey Congratulations on your graduation, and thank you for sharing your future plans with us!”

11. Donate Cap & Gown:  If you don’t have a use for your cap and gown after commencement, please consider donating it to your future GSS alumni.   Please drop off your regalia to the GSS office – MCK 305.

For information about the optional UO Commencement Ceremony open to ALL majors on Monday, June 18, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the Matthew Knight Arena, click here.

June 5, 2018

Revised 2018 Commencement Program & Commencement Instructions

Commencement Details & Reminders 
1. GSS Commencement page (details of event).
2. Please review the REVISED program text, located here, to confirm that your name is on the program, spelled correctly (last name, first name), and under the correct concentration. Review needed before June 6. Please contact Gretchen Hill-Marino at ghill3@uoregon.edu with corrections, your concentration, degree type, and student id.
3. The GSS FAQ page (questions about the event, color of tassel, etc.).
4. UO Parking and Shuttle information (FREE parking at Autzen Stadium with shuttle to Rec Center, and ADA (i.e., wheelchair, assisted walking, etc.) parking in the Columbia Garage, etc.).
5. Map to EMU from Autzen Stadium.
6. The Student Instructions sheet (expected time of arrival, length of ceremony, ceremony expectations, refreshments).
7. Student registration room located in the 023 – Mallard Room/Lease Crutcher Lewis. Refer to EMU map here.
8. Map of EMU ceremony site, with set up and directions, is located here.

For information about the UO Commencement Ceremony, Monday, June 18, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the Matthew Knight Arena, click here.

May 31, 2018

2018 Commencement Program & Attendance

Commencement Details & Reminders 
 
1. GSS Commencement page (details of event).
2. Do you have less than 16 credits remaining after Spring 2018 term and have submitted your RSVP? Please review the program text, located here, to confirm that your name is on the program, spelled correctly, and under the correct concentration. Review needed by June 3rd. Please contact Gretchen Hill-Marino at ghill3@uoregon.edu with corrections.
3. The GSS FAQ page (questions about the event, color of tassel, etc.).
4. UO Parking and Shuttle information (FREE parking at Autzen Stadium with shuttle to Rec Center, and ADA (i.e., wheelchair, assisted walking, etc.) parking in the Columbia Garage, etc.).
5. Map to EMU from Autzen Stadium.
6. The Student Instructions sheet (expected time of arrival, length of ceremony, ceremony expectations, refreshments).
7. Map of EMU site, with set up, and location of registration table is forthcoming.For information about the UO Commencement Ceremony, Monday, June 18, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the Matthew Knight Arena, click here.


Upcoming Events
SENIOR SENDOFF

To celebrate our new inDUCKtees into our illustrious family of alumni, the SAA hosts the annual Senior Send-Off. Located at the EMU Amphitheater, graduating seniors are all welcomed to a festive afternoon of socializing with some delicious root beer floats and numerous giveaways on behalf of SAA/UOAA and many local sponsors. Seniors have the opportunity to hear from former alumni about what life after college holds, and connect with potential employers. Current SAA members as well as non-SAA members will also be able to learn about the benefits of becoming a UOAA member. Seniors are encouraged to come and celebrate before embarking on their journey into the real world.

Senior Send-Off will be Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the EMU Amphitheater so don’t miss out!

Click here to pre-register and get express entry into the event.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Alumni InDUCKtion on June 18 from 7:30–9:00 p.m at the Ford Alumni Center!


ALUMNI INDUCKTION
On Sunday, June 17, the night before the University Commencement Ceremony, join the UO Alumni Association for a champagne and dessert reception from 7:30–9:00 p.m. at the Ford Alumni Center Ballroom to honor new graduates. This event is free for graduating students and their families. Visit the UO Alumni Association website for more details.
 
PREPARE FOR LIFE BEYOND UO
Visit the Alumni website to learn more about career-related events happening around campus during spring term. Visit the Career Center for any additional help with résumés, interviewing skills, and more.
May 24, 2018

Youth Justice Series Event – Thursday, May 24

Youth Violence Series Event

Development, Redemption, and Teenage Killers
Guest Lecturer – Dr. GarbarinoTHURSDAY, MAY 24 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Jaqua Auditorium

Dr. Garbarino’s book, Miller’s Children: Why Giving Teenage Killers a Second Chance Matters for All of Us, will be available for purchase and book signing after the lecture.


When Our Youth Harm: How Communities Heal
Panel lecture and discussion with a community of voices:
Psychology – Dr. James Garbarino
Restorative Justice – Matthew Hartman
Law/Public Policy – Sen. Floyd Prozanski
Victim and Advocacy – Denise Peña

THURSDAY, MAY 24 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Jaqua Auditorium

The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged but not required. You can reserve seats by going to: bit.ly/youthharm

Information provided by:

Althea Seloover, Investigator

541-232-7276
Criminal Defense Support Services, LLC
541 Willamette St., Suite 314
  Eugene, OR 97401
May 4, 2018

Commencement 2018 – Details, RSVP, etc.

Are You a Graduating GSS Senior?

You are invited to attend the General Social Sciences commencement ceremony.*  It will be held on MONDAY, June 18, 2018, at 4:00 pm on the EMU Green (East Lawn).  Your family and friends are invited. There are no tickets to attend. However, we require a response via an online RSVP to participate in the ceremony.  Light food and refreshments will be served following the ceremony at the EMU.  For additional information leading up to the ceremony or for the day of the event, see the FAQ page or the Student Instructions sheet located on the GSS Commencement page.

Students are required to arrive 1 hour before the ceremony is scheduled to begin (arrive at 3:00 pm). For additional information, please refer to the Student Instructions sheet located here.

*If you have 16 credits or less remaining to complete your degree after spring term, you are eligible to walk in the GSS Spring commencement.

If you are planning to attend the GSS commencement, please RSVP online or on the GSS Commencement page by Friday, May 18th, 2018.  You may still register after May 18th, but your name may not appear in our program.

For information about the UO Commencement Ceremony, Monday, June 18, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the Matthew Knight Arena, click here.

Interested in becoming a student speaker at the UO ceremony?  Send a 3-5 minute written speech or link to a recorded speech to commencement@uoregon.edu by Monday, May 7. Topic should include: What has your University of Oregon student experience meant to you? Required: At least two staff or faculty references who are familiar with you and your campus experience and can speak to your ability to serve in this role.

The Undergraduate deadline to apply in Duckweb for a Spring degree has passed. Please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar.uoregon.edu from your uoregon email to request a “late degree application petition” form.

***If you are 16 credits or less away from completing your degree after spring term, you are eligible to walk in the GSS Spring commencement.***


Upcoming Events
ALUMNI INDUCKTION
On Sunday, June 17, the night before the University Commencement Ceremony, join the UO Alumni Association for a champagne and dessert reception from 7:30–9:00 p.m. at the Ford Alumni Center Ballroom to honor new graduates. This event is free for graduating students and their families. Visit the UO Alumni Association website for more details.
 
PREPARE FOR LIFE BEYOND UO
Visit the Alumni website to learn more about career-related events happening around campus during spring term. Visit the Career Center for any additional help with résumés, interviewing skills, and more.
 

Contact Gretchen Hill-Marino at gssadvisor@uoregon.edu with any additional questions.
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!
February 20, 2018

Scholarship Opportunities for GSS Students

College of Arts and Sciences
Scholarships and Fellowships
for Continuing Students

We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you think you don’t qualify!

Application Deadline: February 26, 2018

The College of Arts and Sciences is currently accepting online applications for the following GSS scholarships: Hazel Leonard Buck Scholarship ($1,000)
* Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
* Major in general social science
* Academic merit

Clayton and Sheryl Steinke General Social Sciences Scholarship ($6,000)
* Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
* Major in general social science
* Academic merit

The College of Arts and Sciences is currently accepting online applications for the following scholarships and fellowships for 2018-2019:

Mildred Braaten Archibald Scholarship Fund in Science and Mathematics
Mary Chambers Brockelbank Endowed Assistance Fund
Norman Brown Graduate Fellowship
Hazel Leonard Buck Scholarship
College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Scholarship
College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship
Clarence and Lucille Dunbar Scholarship
Henry V. Howe Scholarship
Hildegard Kurz Foreign Language Scholarship
John L. and Naomi Luvaas Graduate Fellowship
Miller Family Graduate Award in Technology & Science
Everett D. Monte Scholarship
Risa Palm Graduate Fellowship
Charles A. Reed Graduate Fellowship
Marthe E. Smith Memorial Science Scholarship
Clayton and Sheryl Steinke General Social Sciences Scholarship
Carolyn M. Stokes Memorial Scholarship
Susan A. Winn Memorial Scholarship

Please visit http://cas.uoregon.edu/cas-scholarships/ for more information on each scholarship’s criteria, average award amounts, and a link to the online application materials. The application deadline is Monday, February 26, 2018.

If you have any questions please contact the College of Arts and Sciences by e-mail at scholarships@cas.uoregon.edu or by phone at 346-0045.

December 5, 2017

One Time Offering for AEBS Students – MKTG & MGMT – W18

Are you looking for more marketing or management courses? The Lundquist School of Business is opening up three courses to GSS-AEBS students in Winter 2018.

MKTG 435 is open to GSS students Winter 2018 as a one-time exception.
(see below for course description and how to register)

MKTG 435 – Consumer Behavior
CRN 24389 | TR | 0800-950
CRN 27567 | TR | 10-1150

Instructor: Troy Campbell

Description: Applications of social science concepts to the understanding of consumers and to the optimal delivery of products and services.

Registration: If you’ve taken BA 317 or MKTG 311, then you are eligible to register for the course.  If you’re interested in taking MKTG 435, please email jlriley@uoregon.edu, or stop by the LCB office in 203 Peterson, to get a restriction removed and register for the course. You will need to disclose your name, student id number, CRN, and major with concentration.


MGMT 335 is open to GSS students Winter 2018 as a one-time exception.
(see below for course description and how to register)

MGMT 335 – Launching New Ventures
CRN 24333 | MW | 8:00-9:50 am
CRN 24334 | MW | 12-1350

Instructor: Ralph Heidl

Description: Skills, behaviors, and knowledge necessary for creating and growing new ventures. Evaluating opportunities, developing growth strategies, obtaining venture financing, intellectual property, and building a management team.

Registration: If you’ve taken BA 316, or MGMT 321 then you are eligible to register for the course.  If you’re interested in taking MGMT 335, please email jlriley@uoregon.edu, or stop by the LCB office in 203 Peterson, to get a restriction removed and register for the course. You will need to disclose your name, student id number, CRN, and major with concentration.


MGMT 417 is open to GSS students Winter 2018 as a one-time exception.

(see below for course description and how to register)

MGMT 417 – Negotiation Strategies
CRN 24341 | TR | 0800-950
CRN 24342 | TR | 14-1550

Instructors: Tom Durant or David Wagner

Description: Skills, behaviors, and knowledge necessary for creating and growing new ventures. Evaluating opportunities, developing growth strategies, obtaining venture financing, intellectual property, and building a management team.

Registration: If you’ve taken BA 316, or MGMT 321 then you are eligible to register for the course.  If you’re interested in taking MGMT 417, please email jlriley@uoregon.edu, or stop by the LCB office in 203 Peterson, to get a restriction removed and register for the course. You will need to disclose your name, student id number, CRN, and major with concentration.


June 14, 2017

2017 Commencement Details, Revised Commencement Program, and Student Volunteers Needed!!!

Dear Graduating GSS Seniors,

Commencement planning is well under way and there are still unanswered questions about commencement.  This email provides a link to the GSS commencement page, parking and transportation, student expectations/instructions sheet, and the list of names who have RSVP’d to attend the GSS ceremony.

1. GSS Commencement page (details of event)
2. The GSS FAQ page (questions about the event, color of tassel, etc.)
3. UO Parking and Shuttle information (FREE parking at Autzen Stadium with shuttle to REC Center – 15th and University Street (near EMU Green East Lawn), and ADA parking (i.e., wheelchair, trouble walking, etc.) parking in the Columbia Garage, etc.)
4. The Student Instructions sheet (expected time of arrival, length of ceremony, ceremony expectations, refreshments)

Please review the draft commencement program (below) for any misspellings, incorrect degree type, etc. that lists the names of all students who are approved to participate in the ceremony.  If your name is not listed, you intend on participating, AND you are 16 credits or less away from completing your degree after spring term, please contact Gretchen Hill-Marino at ghill3@uoregon.edu immediately. The deadline for review/update of the program is due Tuesday, June 13th at 8:00 am.

Commencement program review click here.

Student volunteers needed: If you’ve ever been interested in how a university commencement is organized, curious about how your very own GSS commencement will take place, or just want to help your fellow classmates, then this is the event for you!  We need 8-10 volunteers who can guide students and their guests to seats, work the check-in tables, hang signs, que music, and more!  Volunteer time and commitment can be flexible, as needed. Volunteer info. session will be held this week for those who are available to assist. Contact Gretchen Hill-Marino at ghill3@uoregon.edu for details.

For information about the UO Commencement Ceremony, Monday, June 19, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the Matthew Knight Arena, click here.


Contact Gretchen Hill-Marino at gssadvisor@uoregon.edu with any additional questions.

Congratulations 2017 graduates!
General Social Sciences · McKenzie Hall  · 541-346-7584  · gssadvisor@uregon.edu
May 5, 2017

GSS Survey 1st Round of Winners Announced!!!

2017 GSS Survey 1st Round Drawing Winners!!!

Thank you to all who have completed the GSS Student Surveys! If you have not yet completed your survey, please check your UO email for your survey link: the survey closes in the beginning of June and there are still multiple chances left to win a gift card to Amazon.com.

Congratulations to senior Roark Hart and junior Joshua Gaylord!

Roark won a $75 Amazon gift card and Joshua won a $50 Amazon gift card in the first round of prize drawings!

For senior students who indicated an interest in focus group participation, you will be contacted within the next two weeks for your availability. As a reminder, all focus group participants will receive a $20 gift card to Amazon, Market of Choice, or Target (the participant gets to choose) in exchange for one hour of time spent actively participating in a GSS concentration area-based focus group. Students must complete the survey to be eligible for focus group participation.

The feedback we receive through the surveys and focus groups provides us with the opportunity to get to know the needs, goals, and habits of GSS majors and we encourage every student in GSS to make their voice heard through participating in this process!

 Thank you for your participation!
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