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Welcome Back Wine and Cheese Tasting Event!
Come discover wine and cheese pairings while welcoming back old and new graduate student friends at Packer House Friday January 30th from 7:30PM-9PM.  Please RSVP so we know how much wine and cheese to get!  Hope to see you Friday!
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Chinese Lunar New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar, which is also known as the Spring Festival. In China goats reputed attributes are associated with the positive in the Chinese words meaning GoodnessLoyaltyBeauty, and Good Fortune. To celebrate this festival, Chinese will gather with their friends and family. In honor of this tradition, we invite you to celebrate with us. We will be putting on a fantastic show of traditional Chinese entertainment this Friday (Jan.30) in Zoellner Art Center. And a raffle will be held during the gala which presents a lot of prizes including Iphone6 Plus 64G, and Hermès ties,etc. You dont want to miss it!

On behalf of the Lehigh CSSA,I am honored to invite you to attend our Chinese Lunar New Year Gala for the year of the goat. While China has been celebrating this for a long time, this will be Lehighfirst year to celebrate the grand tradition. As we start the tradition celebrating this special festival in Lehigh, we need your attention and support to make sure that everybody can enjoy this special night.

We wish you a happy, healthy, and successful new year! Hope to see you there!

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NEW Series: Getting the Mentoring you Need! 
A new five part series for graduate students Fridays from 10:30am-noon for all disciplines!  All sessions will be structured in three parts with advice and guidance from faculty and staff experts, questions from you, and hands on practice.  Light refreshments served.  Please find more information about the faculty involved with each session and RSVP HERE to one or all sessions by 1/30!  For questions please contact Kathleen at 610-758-3648 or email at
Items for the food drive can also be brought to Packer House! 
An RSVP is required for this event.  Please R.S.V.P. to James Harding

Teacher Development Series Spring 2015
Free six part non-credit series for graduate students to improve their instructional and classroom skills.  Required signups.  Sessions begin 1/29/15.  More information and sign up here
Women's Exchange Spring 2015 Balancing Your Life


 Six part series fro graduate women from all walks of life to develop meaningful relationships and promote personal growth through a lunch hour get together every other Monday.  Registration is limited to 15 participants.  More information and sign up  here
Dissertation Bootcamp February 7th-8th 
Dissertation Boot Camp is here once again! Open to all graduate students, this boot-camp inspired event creates an entirely distraction-free weekend for those wishing to work on dissertations, research papers, and other academic work. We provide everything you need--breakfast and lunch both days, snacks, and every kind of supply you can think of to prevent distractions from your work and allow you to be as productive as possible.  Space is limited to 35, so don't miss this great opportunity for productivity and focus.
Cost is $25 and includes 4 meals (2 breakfasts and 2 lunches), a refocusing yoga exercise, chair massages to reduce stress and all the supplies you could possibly want. (Really, we've thought of everything.) Sign up here!
This year, the Lehigh Valley Science and Research Fair will again take place on March 14th here at Lehigh! This science fair exposes local middle and high school students to the importance of research and learning across STEM disciplines.  Student participants from the Lehigh Valley Science and Engineering Research Fair have won college scholarships and summer internships at the Regional and Intel International Science and Engineering Research Fairs.  

This year's fair will be held on March 14, 2015 with over 200 students as participants. The fair will be held in Rauch Field House on the Goodman Campus. 

Please consider serving as a Judge 
on Saturday, March 14th between 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Judges should plan on arriving at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. We will provide both continental breakfast and lunch. Judging may conclude around 3:00 p.m. depending on the number of projects and the size of the judging group. Detailed information will be sent out to registered judges about 7-10 days prior to the fair.

 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.



Monday, Jan 26, 20156:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Jan 27, 20156:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, Feb 2, 20156:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Feb 3, 20156:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The RAD System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques for women only. It is a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. RAD is not a martial arts class. This program is designed for the average woman with no previous experience or background in physical skills training. The system of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. Safety and survival in today's world requires a definite course of action. The RAD system provides effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being.

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 -


Inline image 1Sharing Reading International Book Donation Campaign

Comparative and International Education Club (CIE Club) and the College of Education Multicultural Resouuce Center (MRC) are starting an International Book Donation.  Campaign Books will be used for establishing an MRC resource center at Iacocca Hall.  These donations will help further our diversity mission to create an inclusive community campus and to educate students, faculty and staff on our diverse world.    DROP OFF points for books are MRC Grraduate Student Lounge (Iacocca Hall B103) and Graduate Life Office (217 W. Packer Aven) on the Asa Packer Campus.

Zoellner Discount Tickets
The Grad Life Office is offering discounted tickets for the following shows this Spring:
Million Dollar Quartet Feb 13th 7:30PM- $24
Flashdance the Musical Feb 27th 8PM- $24
A Midsummer Nights Dream March 6th 7:30PM- $10
Romeo & Juliet April 11th 8PM & April 12th 2PM- $4
LU Jazz Rep Orchestra April 17th 8PM- FREE for students 
Tickets are available as supplies last. Cash or check only. Available at Grad Life, 217 W. Packer.


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LU Shuttle Bus Info - Student Activities offers a FREE shuttle bus service to the Promenade shops (includes Carmike Theatre)Lehigh Valley Mall, and Wal-Mart.  Please visit the bus schedule.

 Graduate Student Senate Meeting - Wednesdays at Noon in (see dates for locations).  Upcoming dates for GSS General  Meetings:   Nov 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