Tag Archives: Social Events

Updates on ESM GSO Activities

Hey all,

Just a few reminders.

Next week our last Diversity in Science brown bag lunch will feature our own department head, Mike Messina, talking with us about the current and future diversity in the department. Please join us November 7th from 11:30am-1pm.

Please attend our Fifth Annual ESM GSO Chili Cookoff on November 8th, 11am-1pm. The Chili Cookoff is one of the events that raises the most money that the GSO uses for all other fun activities provided throughout the year. If you would like to submit a dish, please email ecosystem.gso@gmail.com for more details.

Lastly, the monthly ESM Happy Hour for November has been moved to November 9th. We will be meeting at Liberty Craft House. More details TBD!

 

Fifth Annual Chili Cookoff

Hello everyone!

It’s time for the annual ESM Chili Cookoff! This event is one of the largest fundraising opportunities for the ESM GSO. We spend almost $2,000 each year planning fun activities for staff, faculty, and graduate students so we look forward to having another great event this year.

The Chili Cookoff will be Wednesday, November 8th from 11-1 in 217 FRB. 

Please consider entering your award winning recipe into the cook-off! You get FREE taste testing when you enter a dish- in case you needed an incentive! Faculty, staff, and grad students are all encouraged to submit a chili entry. The more entries, the better! Please let us know by next Wednesday (November 1st) if you’d be willing to enter a dish!

There will me a monetary prize and bragging rights for the two top entries. This is also a great event to socialize and take a break from the busy semester.

Please see the attached flyer for further details.

Looking forward to some delicious competition!

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!