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Entrepreneur Office Hours   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The GW Office of Entrepreneurship and GW Business Plan Competition host office hours for current or aspiring entrepreneurs in the GW community (GW students, faculty, staff and alumni). Register to receive personalized advice from Executive Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Jim Chung and/or Director of the GW Business Plan Competition, Lex McCusker. We will also have guest entrepreneurs pop in, so stay tuned! Receive free and impartial advice on how to: - Build a successful lean startup company - Brainstorm startup strategies - Find startup funding opportunities - Learn about the entrepreneurship resources available at GW - Navigate the technology transfer and patent process - Learn about the GW Business Plan Competition Register to secure a spot for your visit.
11am
12pm
A Tech Week 2014 Special Event! A senior recruiter and engineer from BAE Systems (winner of IEEE’s Best Employers) and General Dynamics’ chief information officer will meet one-on-one via 20-minute time slots to discuss careers, industry, resumes, interviewing, etc. Sessions at 12noon-2pm or 1-3pm RSVP GWork: Events: Workshops
GWebinar: Current Trends & Opportunities in Government Contracting Date: October 1, 2014 Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDTLocation: Online Learn about the current issues and opportunities in Federal Government Contracting. This GWebinar presented by Neal J. Couture, CPCM, CAE, Director, Government Procurement Law and Business Programs at The George Washington University Law School and Jennifer Schaus, Founder & Principal of Jennifer Schauss & Associates, will discuss trends facing contractors, pricing, and opportunities for small businesses. In this webinar you will: Understand and overcome LPTA (lowest price technically acceptable) challenges; Understand how FSSI (Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative) will impact your business; Understand and position your business for small business set-asides; System Requirements: GWebinars are scheduled events simulcast over the web via Adobe Connect. You'll need a computer with a browser, Adobe Flash player, Internet connection, and functional speakers or headphones. Voice-Over IP will broadcast the audio over your computer, so no phone access is needed. Please be mindful of the Time Zone of the presentation. GWebinars are limited to 300 participants. Access details will be provided once you register. Tweeting during the event? Use #networkGW to stay connected!Learn more about this event and register online on the GW Alumni website.
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A Tech Week 2014 Special Event! A senior recruiter and engineer from BAE Systems (winner of IEEE’s Best Employers) and General Dynamics’ chief information officer will meet one-on-one via 20-minute time slots to discuss careers, industry, resumes, interviewing, etc. Sessions at 12noon-2pm or 1-3pm RSVP GWork: Events: Workshops
Be a part of a walk-through and simulated security incident exercise; know what to expect and how to be prepared to protect your data and devices. This will be an interactive event where the audience will be divided into teams, each led by a ‘Buff & Blue Hat’ or a Division of IT staff member. Presenter: Brian Markham, Director of Compliance and Risk Services, GW Division of IT Co-facilitators – Members of the ‘Buff & Blue Hat’. RSVP for this event
2pm
Blackboard: Administering a Test   2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Participants will go over test questions creation, and tests settings options available when giving a test on Blackboard. Participants will have the opportunity to submit a test as a student and view the results from an instructor's perspective. Register Here
Edward Helfers University Writing Program The George Washington University Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 3pm 2020 K Street NW, Room 24 Washington, DC 20052 Hosted by: Dr. Megan Leftwich (mleftwich@gwu.edu) In this seminar, we will explore the rhetorical features of mechanical engineering papers. These include: abstracts, introductions, methods, results, and conclusions. In the process, we will deconstruct successful paragraph shapes and rhetorical patterns. Students will leave with a better understanding of how to frame their research within disciplinary conventions, and how to organize that research in accessible fashion. Participants will be asked to read a sample paper beforehand. Edward Helfers is a faculty member in the University Writing Program at George Washington University. He has conducted professional writing workshops for Princeton University and the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. His editing clients include astronomers, engineers, and computer scientists. His writing—both technical and creative—has appeared in the Nashville Review, The Classical, Web Conjunctions and The Atlantic online.
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Genre and Structure: Framing and Organizing Scientific Writing Edward Helfers University Writing Program The George Washington University Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 3pm 2020 K Street NW, Room 24 Washington, DC 20052 Hosted by: Dr. Megan Leftwich (mleftwich@gwu.edu) In this seminar, we will explore the rhetorical features of mechanical engineering papers. These include: abstracts, introductions, methods, results, and conclusions. In the process, we will deconstruct successful paragraph shapes and rhetorical patterns. Students will leave with a better understanding of how to frame their research within disciplinary conventions, and how to organize that research in accessible fashion. Participants will be asked to read a sample paper beforehand. Edward Helfers is a faculty member in the University Writing Program at George Washington University. He has conducted professional writing workshops for Princeton University and the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. His editing clients include astronomers, engineers, and computer scientists. His writing—both technical and creative—has appeared in the Nashville Review, The Classical, Web Conjunctions and The Atlantic online.
Gelman Library Room 702 Join GW Libraries for a panel discussion about academic freedom in the corporate culture of U.S. higher education, with panelists from a wide range of perspectives, who will engage with academic freedom claims and limitations nationally as well as the ways it impacts professors and the climate at GW. Recently, public debates about academic freedom have arisen on social media in the aftermath of the Salaita case at University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and, closer to home, the former GW President Joel Trachtenberg's comments on sexual assault. Audience members are encouraged to participate in the discussion. Panelists: Zak Wolfe, Assistant Professor, University Writing Program Melani McAlister, Chair, Department of American Studies; Associate Professor of American Studies, International Affairs, and Media & Public Affairs Tracy Arwari, Case Manager, CARE Network, Division of Student Affairs
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Have a question? Ask a Himmelfarb Librarian and get help with research and citing sources. Location: Milken Institute School of Public Health Room: Resource Room (200C) Date/Time: Wednesday's 4:00pm-6:00 pm* *Except Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The GW Business Plan Competition, GW Office of Entrepreneurship and GWupstart collaborate to host a series of team building events and how-to workshops throughout the academic year to facilitate the efforts of all GW constituents who are interested in entrepreneurship. Lean Startup Workshop 3: The How-To's of Customer Development will focus on the logistics and how-to's of getting and conducting customer interviews. The Lean Startup movement is at the cutting edge of thinking around entrepreneurship. It is a dynamic approach to building startups that dramatically reduces the failure rate of new ventures. This workshop series will provide you with the tools you need to develop a strong business model for the GW Business Plan Competition. This workshop will be led by Jim Chung, Executive Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Melanie Fedri, Coordinator for Social Entrepreneurship, Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement, and Lex McCusker, Director, GW Business Plan Competition. RSVP - Seating is limited, so register today to reserve your spot!
Are you struggling writing and editing your research paper? Help is available through The GW Writing Center, a FREE service that helps students and faculty with their writing projects. Beginning this Wednesday, October 1st, we are pleased to welcome Ijeoma Egekeze, as the Graduate Writing Center Tutor specialized in the health sciences who will be providing writing and editing support from 5:30pm-8:30pm. - Tutor: Ijeoma Egekeze - Location: Himmelfarb Library 1st floor - Weekly: Wednesday - Hours: 5:30pm-8:30pm - Cost: FREE! HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT: If you wish to make an appointment to see a specialized Writing Center tutor at the Himmelfarb Library, please call (202.994.3765), directly and ask for an appointment with Ijeoma @ Himmelfarb.
6pm
The Case Against 8: Screening & Panel   6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Allied in Pride presents a screening of The Case Against 8, a documentary five years in the making that follows the legal battle to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage at the Supreme Court. Following the screening will be a panel moderated by Professor Forssell, Director of the GW LGBTQ Graduate Certificate program. Panelists include Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, plaintiffs for Perry v. Hollingsworth, and Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign.
7pm
Caf con Leche   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The George Washington University Presents: 2014 Latino Heritage Celebration ¡Enough! Tal Como Soy October 1 Café con Leche Marvin Center, Dorothy Betts Theatre • 7pm Witness the power of words and performance art in a display of the urban word poetry tradition in this open mic night with desserts and “café con leche.” The 2014 Latino Heritage Celebration, ENOUGH: Tal Como Soy, celebrates each individual for being a part of the ever changing image and description of what it means to be a Latino/a. The theme encourages each person to celebrate their Latino identity, whether they’re first or fifteenth generation because regardless of appearance, language, or upbringing – each person who identifies as a Latino/a provides us with an important piece of our history, present, and future. Sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center, the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, Organization of Latino American Students, La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Senoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc., Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc., Casa Blanca, GW Mexican Student Association, Multicultural Business Student Association, GW Latino Alumni Association and the GW Student Association. For more information, please contact the MSSC at 202-994-6772 or mssc@gwu.edu.
Seniors, interested in pursuing a master's degree at GW while gaining professional experience? The Presidential Administrative Fellowship (PAF) is a two-year program that benefits both the student and the university. The PAF program offers graduating GW seniors the opportunity to receive tuition and fees to pursue a master’s degree full-time at GW while working within a university office in a part-time, professional capacity and earning a graduate student salary/stipend. The PAF program combines classroom education, professional experiences, service opportunities, and ambassadorial interactions with faculty, staff, and alumni to provide an excellent learning experience in leadership and administration as a foundation for nearly any professional career path. We strongly recommend attending one of five PAF information sessions prior to the October 17, 2014 application deadline: Monday, Sept. 15, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Multicultural Student Services Center, Room 209 Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM; Marvin Center, Room 403 Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM; Marvin Center, Room 311 Thursday, Oct. 2, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM; Marvin Center, Room 402 Friday, Oct. 10, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM; Marvin Center, Room 402 If you have any additional questions, feel free to email us at paf@gwu.edu! For further information about the PAF program, please visit our website at paf.gwu.edu. Please visit the PAF website beginning Monday, September 15, 2014, for instructions on applying to PAF. Applications are due on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:59 pm EDT.
8pm
The George Washington University School of Business invites you to join us to learn more about the Online MBA Program. Connect with one of our Admission Directors during an online information session to learn more about our curriculum, alumni involvement, professional development opportunities, and how to make yourself an ideal candidate. Register here for this event!



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