Tag Archives: Social Events

ESM Bocce Ball Tournament!

Back by popular demand, the 2nd Not-So-Annual ESM GSO Bocce Ball tournament will be Friday, September 15th on the lawn in front of FRB from 1230-130. Never heard of bocce ball?  Don’t know how to play? No worries, it takes 1 minute to learn! Bring your lunch and come enjoy some friendly competition.

Please respond with the following by next Friday, September 8:

1) If you would like to participate (If yes, note whether you are grad student, faculty, or staff)

2) If you have a bocce ball set you are willing to lend for the tournament

Also, please send this to research assistants and technicians who may not receive these emails.

Can’t wait!

ESM Fall Picnic- Rescheduled Date!

Hi all!
Thanks for your patience with the scheduling shenanigans. Our fall picnic will be Tuesday, August 29th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Sunset Park.  All faculty, staff, graduate students, and their families are invited. It is a potluck style so please bring a side dish or dessert to share! The GSO will provide burgers/hotdogs/veggie burgers as well as beverages, games, and activities. There will also be a chance for one lucky graduate student, one lucky staff, and one lucky faculty to win a gift card to the creamery.
 
See you all there!

ESM Fall Picnic

Come one, come all to the ESM Fall Picnic to see all the lovely faces you’ve been missing all summer (and hopefully meet some new people)!
Our fall picnic will be Tuesday, August 22nd from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Sunset Park.  All faculty, staff, graduate students, and their families are invited. It is a potluck style so please bring a side dish or dessert to share! The GSO will provide burgers/hotdogs/veggie burgers as well as games and activities.
 
Hope to see you all there!

ESM Lake Day!

The GSO is planning an event at Whipple Dam on Saturday, August 19th to celebrate the weekend before the new semester! The “Music on the Beach” concert series will be wrapping up so come out for a relaxing afternoon at the lake and good music!
The suggested donation for the concert is $5 and we suggest that you bring dinner or snacks for the evening. GSO will be providing s’mores so please RSVP (l-eco-grad-students@lists.psu.edu) so we know who to expect! Family and friends are welcome as well.
We are planning to get out there around 5pm and the concert is from 7-9pm. Bring towels, fishing gear, kayaks, whatever you need to enjoy the lake!
Look forward to seeing you all there!

ESM GSO Spring Picnic THIS SATURDAY, May 13!

Hey all!

Just a reminder to come celebrate the end of the semester with the department at Bald Eagle State Park! Grad students, staff, faculty, family, and significant others (including pets) welcome. We have Pavilion #7 reserved so this event is happening rain or shine!

Hope to see you there!

ESM Spring Picnic Details!

Are you busy and stressed by the end of the semester?

Come relax and celebrate another successful spring semester with all your friends!
 
Our spring picnic will be Saturday , May 13th from 10:30 AM – 4 PM at Bald Eagle State Park , Pavilion #7.  All faculty, staff, graduate students, and their families (including pets!) are invited. It is a potluck style so please bring a side dish or dessert to share! The GSO will provide burgers/hotdogs/veggie burgers as well as games and activities. We have a large pavilion reserved so even if it’s raining be sure to come out!
Hope to see you all there!
 
May the force be with us all during this busy time of year. 
Have a great day!

Save the Date- ESM Departmental Spring Picnic Potluck

Hi all,
More details to be sent out soon, but please save the date for Saturday, May 13th from 1030am-4pm. All faculty, staff, graduate students, and their families are invited. It will be potluck style, and the GSO will provide burgers/hotdogs/veggie burgers as well as games and activities. The event will happen rain or shine–we have a large pavilion reserved. We will be at Beach Pavilion 7 (follow link for more details about Bald Eagle SP: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/baldeagle/index.htm)

We hope you plan to join us!

Reminder: Crockpot Cook-Off tomorrow!

Come to the Crockpot Cook-Off tomorrow from 11am-1pm in 217 FRB! We have ten entries for you to try ($2 to taste all the dishes). You’ll also feel good about yourself for supporting the graduate student organization! Food, friends, and contributing? Does it get any better?
 
Remember to bring bowls, mugs, and utensils if you can to help cut down on the waste. 
 
 
Hope to see you all there!

Third Annual ESM Crockpot Cookoff!

Are you starved for delicious crockpot treats? 

Don’t worry! Your friendly ESM GSO has your back! Come join us for our annual Crockpot Cook-off nextThursday March 2nd! This event will be held in 217 FRB from 11 – 1. 

Do you want to make a delicious crockpot treat?
 
We are looking for entries for this friendly competition! Please email us by Friday, February 24th to enter this once-in-a-year opportunity! 
 
All proceeds support the ESM GSO and future fun activities we have planned.  See flier for more details on prices, information on raffle tickets, and so much more!
 

Spring 2017 Updates

Hello everyone!

Some upcoming events to keep in mind this semester:

Coffee Hour will be weekly on Thursdays  from 10-11am starting this week (Jan. 26th). We will again alternate between the Forest Resources Building (FRB; room TBD) and the Ag Sciences and Industries Building (ASI; room TBD). Come enjoy some caffeinated beverages and snacks with other grad students, faculty, and staff!

Happy Hour is back and will be held monthly on the first Thursday of each month (note, February’s date is not the first Thursday). Make sure to save the upcoming dates on your calendar and keep an eye out for future times and details!

Feb-9th: Local Whiskey
Mar-2nd: Rathskeller CANCELLED> rescheduled to Spring Break
Apr-6th: Otto’s
May-4th: Z-Bar

Other upcoming exciting events include the spring crockpot cook-off, a departmental picnic, and more! Stay tuned to this website, our Facebook group, or your email for more details!

And, as a reminder, come to the ESM GSO general body meeting tomorrow (Wed, Jan. 25th from 3:30-4:30pm in FRB 105) to discuss what you’d additionally like to see happen this semester.