Welcome to the 2010-2011 academic year at OSU.  CGE has a lot planned for the year, so here’s a post summarizing most of what’s going on.  Read through it to see if there’s anything you’re interested in working on.

Calendar of Events

Fall 2010 CGE Rep Meeting – Thursday, October 7th at 5:00 PM at Woodstock’s Pizza. This meeting is for new and returning Reps and members who are interested in becoming more active in CGE.

Fall 2010 General Membership Meeting – Friday, October 22nd at 5:30 PM at the Corvallis Senior Center on the corner of 26th and Tyler (map here). Held once per term, this is a chance for members to get free food and drink as well as see what CGE is working on.  Open to members and families only.

Civil War Brewfest – Friday, December 3rd, 6:30 PM, Oddfellows Hall. It’s high time we did something with our sister union at UO, the GTFF.  We’ll be holding this contest on the eve of the Civil War football game!  Keep an eye out for more info on this event.

CGE T-Shirts. Voting is open from now until Sunday, October 10th, so click the link, check out the designs, and cast your vote!

Voter Registration. CGE encourages all graduate employees to register to vote, and then vote.  The deadline to register is October 12th.

Member Benefits. Don’t forget that members get benefits through both CGE and our affiliation with AFT.

Guide to Corvallis. New to the area?  Our guide to Corvallis and Oregon covers food, drink, recreation, and living.

Ways You Can Get Involved

Be a CGE Department Rep. Department Reps connect CGE to grad employees in specific departments and help grow the union.  Contact Michelle Zellers at vp_organizing@cge6069.org to find out more.

Audit Committee. CGE needs three members to perform the annual audit of the union’s finances.  Contact CGE Secretary-Treasurer Mindy Crandall at treasurer@cge6069.org to find out more.

Health Insurance Advisory Committee. CGE and OSU will be looking at ways to improve graduate employee insurance for the 2011-2012 academic year. Contact CGE at organizer@cge6069.org to find out more.

Coalition on the Academic Workforce Survey. Taking this nation-wide survey for graduate employees, postdocs and adjuncts/instructors will help develop a wide-scale picture of the state of part-time academic workers: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VNNNRVS

Social Events

Fall Volleyball. Interested in being part of an intramural volleyball team this fall?  Contact Tricia Valcarcel at patricia.valcarcel@oregonstate.edu.

Social List. Want to hear more about social events in general?  Subscribe to our new social email list by sending an email to social-subscribe@cge6069.org.  We’ll use it to build the social community of OSU grads.

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