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Horseback Trail Riding with GSS!
Come join the GSS and fellow grad students for a 1 hour trail ride at Sheeder Mill Farm.  We will leave Packer House approximately 10am.  The cost will be approximately $25 per person (including transportation).  We have a limited number of spaces available, so signups will be first come, first served and reservation is not complete until your fee has been paid to the GLO office at 217 West Packer Avenue. The day will be chosen by majority.   Cash or check only please.  For more information on the farm, please click here: 

"Profiting from Learning": Friends of the Libraries, 9/23, 4:10pm

Tuesday, September 23, 4:10pm, Scheler Humanities Forum (Linderman 200)

Profiting from Learning: Selling Reference Books in Nineteenth-Century America

Today, Noah Webster is chiefly remembered as the compiler of America's most famous dictionary. But it was Webster's publishers, George and Charles Merriam, who took his over-priced, academic tome and turned it into a best seller. While early nineteenth-century dictionaries and encyclopedias were, for the most part, literary works designed for a learned audience, by the late nineteenth century, these books embraced popular culture and a wide readership. Publishers like the Merriams created a mass market for reference books, and in so doing, changed the way Americans thought about the pursuit of knowledge and information.

Presented by Annie Johnson, (Ph.D. in History, University of Southern California, 2014). Johnson is the new LTS CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Questions about these events? Contact Christy Roysdon at

Yoga Remix 9/27 9-12:30PM @ Lamberton Hall

Yoga Remix, Mind-Body Dance Party, is a revolutionary new way to celebrate while connecting deeply with your self. It’s a fresh combination of live music, dance, yoga and meditation. The evening kicks off with a rhythmic, connective yoga practice, then moves into an ecstatic dance party like no other with explosive live dance-rock chant fusion with the internationally renowned band, Butterthief. It then flows seamlessly into a deep guided meditation practice and ends on a high note with more singing and dancing. Butterthief performs a modern twist on ancient Sanskrit chants which are known for their healing qualities.  Free event, Free Organic Juice Bar by Shankara, Raffle for some sweet yoga swag, and more!! Donations Welcome (+ extra raffle tickets with be available for purchase)


International Spouse Support Network (ISSN) - Lehigh University

Are you an International Spouse at Lehigh University?  Do you have children and are looking for activities for you and your family?  Come Join the International women and children at Lehigh to plan activities. Together and offer support to each other. Open to international students and spouses.  Please register here  and receive more information.
Souvenir-Fest for Children (Sponsored by LU UNICEF Club)
Make a difference in children's lives with a souvenir from your country or city. Please donate a souvenir to support local or global programs for children.  By supporting local programs, your souvenir will be presented to marginalized children in the South Side Bethlehem. Many of them have not traveled beyond Bethlehem and having a small present from a foreign country or another state will be something truly special.  By supporting a global program, your souvenir will be sold during the International Bazaar at Lehigh and all money collected will go directly to support UNICEF children's program worldwide to fight hunger, malnutrition, and promote access to education.  Please bring your souvenir to the Graduate Student Office or Office of International Scholars and Students.   

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We thank you,  Lehigh University UNICEF ClubMentor Program information sessions -

The highlight of our LGBT history month programming for October 2014 includes a campus visit by Janet Mock and Ryan Sallans. These two leaders and activists for the transgender community have both written important memoirs about their personal journeys. The Pride Center, in partnership with WGSS, is sponsoring a reading group for students, faculty, and staff to read and discuss their books (Redefining Realness by Janet Mock and Second Son by Ryan Sallans). The following are the dates for the reading group discussion sessions:
Wednesday, September 24th 4:15-5:15pm
Tuesday, October 14th 4:15-5:15pm
Wednesday, October 29th, 4:15-5:15pm
In addition, there may be an opportunity for the reading group to meet with Janet and Ryan on October 23rd, when they are on campus.
If you are able to attend at least two of the sessions and would like to participate in the reading group, please let me know. We do have a limited number of books available for participants. We welcome and encourage undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff to participate. Feel free to forward this invitation widely. 
More about Mock here and 
More about Sallans here:




BE A PART OF The Vagina Monologues

The Vagine Monologues is a performance written by Eve Ensler. It is a play about women’s health, women’s empowerment, and gender violence awareness. The Vagina Monologues is part of a larger movement to end gender violence around the world. Of the money raised, ninety percent goes to a gender violence prevention organization in Bethlehem and ten percent goes to an international campaign to end gender violence.  Auditions are coming up- all students, staff, and faculty are welcome to audition and no acting experience is needed. Non-performing positions helping with fundraising, marketing, and so on are also available. The audition schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 19 and 26 10:30am-12pm

Monday, September 29 to Friday, October 3 as needed

The link to sign up is:

 The performances are in early February.






Free Book & Discussion: Now You See It . . . Stories from Cokesville, PA,

9/30 & 10/8


Any interested students, faculty, or staff are invited to join the Office of First-Year Experience for a discussion of Bathsheba Monk’s Now You See It . . . Stories from Cokesville, PA, in advance of the author’s campus visit on Wednesday, October 8. FREE copies of the book will be provided (while supplies last).One of our 2014 Summer Reading selections, Now You See It . . . Stories from Cokesville, PA is a story collection highlighting the inhabitants of a fictional town called Cokesville, Pennsylvania. The author is a native of Allentown and many of the stories and details of the setting reflect the culture of the Lehigh Valley from 1950-1994. Both realistic and fantastical, the seventeen interlocking tales investigate the process of leaving home, the impact of social class on identity, the struggle to tell one’s own story, and what it means to be a community—among many other themes. Learn more about the book and the author here.Whether you read one or all of the stories, join us for a casual discussion on either Tuesday, September 30, at noon, or Wednesday, October 8, at noon. Both discussions will be held at the Starbucks in the University Bookstore. Bring a packed lunch or pick up a coffee and snack from the Café.  

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here (must be signed in to a Lehigh account) or email by Friday, September 19. RSVPs are not binding, but they help us ensure you have a copy of the book and that we have space in the Bookstore. We look forward to chatting with you!

Please join us on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Lehigh University for a day of learning the power and potential that mobile learning devices can bring to the K-12 and university classroom. Attend sessions, visit student showcases and collaborate in our networking lounge.


Register today receive the early-bird pricing of just $59
(after September 15 registration will be $79 and day of registration is $99)

Earn ACT 48 credit and enter to win an iPad Mini!

We are thrilled to announce that our keynote speaker is Dr. Scott Garrigan, Professor of Practice at Lehigh University. Dr. Garrigan, a K-12 classroom teacher for 20 years and school district technology administrator for 12 years, he’s learned to integrate technology both into classrooms and school districts. He’s trained nearly 9000 educators in instructional technology professional development workshops. At Lehigh, he teaches grad students, many of them practicing teachers, how to best use technology to help kids learn. Along the way, his classes design and build mobile apps and games for learning.


Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries - Fall 2014 Speaker Series: Hot Reads (of the 19th Century)

Tuesday, September 23, 4:10pm, Scheler Humanities Forum (Linderman 200) - Profiting from Learning: Selling Reference Books in Nineteenth-Century America How Noah Webster and the Merriam brothers turned dictionaries into best sellers.

Annie Johnson (Ph.D. in History, University of Southern California, 2014) is the new LTS CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow, focused on digital humanities.

Monday, October 27, 4:10pm, Scheler Humanities Forum (Linderman 200) - Digitization and the Nineteenth-Century Book: Traces in the Stacks How 19th century books are faring in the wake of Google. Through search and visualization, digitized archives reveal wonders. But 19th century reader behavior is revealed by notes and other "traces" in the physical book, now imperiled in the new media ecosystem.

Andrew Stauffer is an associate professor of English at the University of Virginia, where he also directs NINES (, a digital scholarly organization focused on nineteenth century studies. Lehigh's The Vault at Pfaff's is a NINES Scholarly Project.

Wednesday, November 12, 12:10pm, Scheler Humanities Forum (Linderman 200) - The Depths of Astonishment: Nineteenth-Century Underground Literature explores the earliest literature of these undergrounds: the lurid "city mysteries" that took the urban underworld as their subject.

Lara Langer Cohen is assistant professor of English at Swarthmore College, and the author of The Fabrication of American Literature: Fraudulence and Antebellum Print Culture (2011).

Questions about these events? Contact Christy Roysdon at



Graduate Student Senate Meeting - Wednesdays at Noon in (see dates for locations).  Upcoming dates for GSS General Meetings:   Sept. 24, Oct. 8 & 22, Nov 5 & 19, Dec 3 & 17 - Rauch 85 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lehigh Valley has a one-to-one mentoring program at Broughal Middle School and is a partner of Lehigh University.  They are looking to serve more children at this site and are interested in recruiting Lehigh University students/faculty who would be willing to give an hour of their time once a week to a child facing adversity.  Tel: 610-391-1827 x107


LU Shuttle Bus Info
Student Activities offers a FREE shuttle bus service to the Promenade shopsLehigh Valley Mall, and Wal-Mart.  Please visit the bus schedule.