GradSWEekly [Week of February 20, 2017]

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GradSWE Happy Hour
Wednesday, February 22nd | 8 PM | Seven Saints
Join other GradSWE members for drinks in downtown Champaign, with the option of heading over to Cowboy Monkey for Salsa Dancing afterwards! Want a reminder email? Sign up for a reminder email here.
Contact: Michelle Victora (

GradSWE Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 23rd | 5-6PM | 143 Mechanical Engineering Building
Learn more about how the organization of GradSWE runs at a Committee Meeting! We'll discuss upcoming events, including upcoming officer elections.
Contact: Ceci Klauber (

R.A.D. Self Defense Classes
Are you interested in participating in self-defense classes through the UIUC police department? If so, indicate your interest here and we'll keep you in the loop.
Contact: Michelle Victora (

Upcoming Events and Announcements

GradSWE Fairy Tales and Gender Formation Lunch
Friday, March 3rd | 12-1PM | 2240 Digital Computing Laboratory
Think of all the fairyvtales you read or watched as a kid, such as Beauty and the Beast, the Little Mermaid, Snow White, etc. and consider how these affected your own and others' perception of femininity and gender formation. This is the topic of a course in the Gender and Women’s Studies department, GWS 378, taught by graduate student Valerie O’Brien who will be speaking with us on this topic. Please sign up here if you plan to attend. 
Contact: Malia Kawamura (

GradSWE Coffee Chat
Friday, March 3rd | 1:30-2:30PM | 256 MEB
Inspire undergraduate SWE members considering graduate school by discussing their questions at Grad School Coffee Chats! The chats focus on all aspects of the graduate school application process. During this upcoming chat, we will discuss what to do after getting accepted to grad school, including choosing the right program and advisor, and what to look for on school visits. Sign up here.
Contact: Sierra Young (

From SWE Illinois

Dance Marathon
Saturday, April 1st | 8:00 PM-8:00 AM | CRCE
Do you like dancing, all-nighters, and raising money for a cause? Then join Dance Marathon with SWE Community Service! We will be dancing for 12-hours to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. Besides dancing, there will be other activities like games and the opportunity to hear powerful personal stories from local miracle families. You can sign up at here, and make sure to put SWE as your team! There is $30 sign-up fee to cover a Dance Marathon t-shirt, lots of food, insurance, etc. Please put $100 as your minimum fundraising goal. Help us raise money for a great cause! #ForTheKids
Contact: Dana Sim (