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Latest Email:

Sent: Tue 5/04/10 1:23 AM

Subject: May 6: Meeting Reminder and Announcements



Global Studies Club will reconvene our weekly meetings this Thursday at 5pm in the Student Union Pacheco Room.


Announcement: Global Studies Club received the Honorable Mentions to the following Sammy Awards at the Student Organization Recognition banquet:

Most Outstanding Professional/Academic Student Organization

Presidents Award

(Global Studies Director Dr. Conniff, advisor Professor Khanna, and Ryan represented the club at this banquet).

Special thanks to Dr. Conniff, Eric, & Ryan for their contribution to the lengthy application and those who actively volunteered and participated in our club sponsored events.   


Agenda for May 6th meeting:

·         Approval of the Constitution (paid/voting members will receive a copy to review beforehand)

·         (Discussion) Up Coming Election (tentative Election Day May 13th)

-      Candidates should identify themselves

·         Lapel Pins + Travel Mugs Update

·         (Discussion/Planning) Induction ceremony for the graduates/Award Ceremony

-          Group picture!!  



All our members; especially, those in “MIA” are encouraged to attend the last two meetings. Hint: There will be rewards.

If you are not a member yet, and would like to run/vote in this upcoming election and on the Constitution, become a member today!!

GSC t-shirts are only $5 for the members.



Please talk to me ASAP if you are interested in running for a position. No experience necessary, but you must be accountable and reliable. See the attached pdf for position chart and their very brief descriptions. Most descriptions are self-explanatory.

If you are a Global Studies Major, I would highly encourage you to get involve with the club. This is your club and your involvement will benefit you in many ways.


Finally, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me anytime. 


Previous Email:

Subject: Club update and no meeting tomorrow‏
Sent: Wed 4/21/10 5:54 PM

Good Evening,

First of all, I am proud to announce that Global Studies Club, in cooperation with AIESEC, won the 3rd place at the International Quiz. Congrats to all the participants and thanks for keeping the club’s tradition going.

Second, I am calling off tomorrow meeting due to not being able to find a replacement chair. Tomasz and I are being honored at the A.S. 55 award ceremony this Thursday at 7pm in the Morris Dailey Auditorium. (Anyone is invited, no RSVP necessary).  

Third, this is a friendly reminder that there will be no meeting next week as well due to Student Organization Recognition Banquet. We applied for a couple of Sammy Awards and I am very hopeful that GSC will receive at least one.

Fourth, I am very happy to share with you that our funding request for lapel pins and mugs just got approved. Thanks to Shaunna and Ryan for their hard work.

Fifth, I would like to thanks to all who participated at the recent A.S. election. Both of our endorsed candidates won their respective positions.

A.S. President for 2010-11: Tomasz Kolodziejak (current VP of GSC)

Director of Community and Environmental Affairs: Kevin Trieu (Current Historian/Secretary of GSC)

(Congrats to both of them!!)

Finally, I will keep you posted on our future events. The weekly meetings will reconvene on May 6. It was great to see many new faces at the meeting last week and I would like to encourage you all to get involved with the club.

Club election is coming up in May; if you are interested in running for any positions please contact me.

 Last meeting’s minutes is attached.

On 2010-4-12 2:14, Global Studies Club wrote:

Dear Global Studies Students & GSC members,
First of all, I like to extend an invitation to participate in upcoming International Quiz on April 16 from 10-1pm in the University Room. It is a Global Studies Club tradition to participate and this year we are teaming up with AIESEC. We do have one or two more seats available; if you would like to join us please email me with your name, email, and phone number. If we run out of seats, I will try to register and put you in a different team. Alumni are welcome too.  
Second, Global Studies Club will be participating in Global Village Event on April 13 from 3-5pm at the 7th street plaza. Come drop by!  Learn about different cultures and the opportunities to truly experience them by working abroad. There will be costumes, pictures, clubs, and fantastic people! 
Third, our vice-president Tomasz and Secretary/Treasurer Kevin are running for A.S. position 09-10. Please show them your support and vote on mysjsu between April 13-15. Vote for these globally-minded people to our A.S. Government.  
Tomasz Kolodziejak for A.S. President 
Kevin Trieu for Director of Community and Environmental Affairs   
 Visit  or join their group on FaceBook for more info. 
Finally, Global Studies Club meets every Thursday at 5pm in the Student Union. Come check us out and expand your horizon socially, academically, and professionally.  
We are on FaceBook:!/group.php?gid=51669014409&ref=ts 
On the web: 
p.s. If you are a graduating GSC member, please let us know so we can honor you with a certificate.

Subject: Meeting Update‏
From:  Global Studies Club (
Sent: Wed 2/17/10 11:02 PM


As you all know we had our initial meeting last week. Although the majority of the members weren’t able to attend the meeting, it was productive with new comers. Please read all about it in the minutes which is coming soon.

I like to bring your attention to our regular meetings. The majority of the members advocated to meeting every other week so here is the schedule for the rest of the semester. If you would like to invite specific speaker or have an interest in a particular subject, please email me.   

Meeting Schedule for spring 2010




Agenda (tentative)

Feb 11

Clark Hall 116

5 – 6:30pm

Initial mtg (done)

Feb 25

Ohlone, Student Union

5 – 6:30pm

Business, planning, I-knowledge

March 11

Pacheco, SU

5 – 6:30pm


March 25

Pacheco, SU

5 – 6:30pm


April 8

Ohlone, SU

5:30 – 6:30pm


April 22

Ohlone, SU

5 – 6:30pm


May 6

Pacheco, SU

5 – 6:30pm


May 13

Pacheco, SU

5 – 6:30pm



Since we are meeting less often, it is necessary for the club to take care some business outside of the regular meeting. Please feel free to request individual meetings or planning sessions if you should need one. I will also be requesting officers for a meeting as need arise on Thursdays that we are not meeting. Tomorrow, Feb 18, I will be in Ohlone Room of the student union, between 5-6:30pm to work on flyer designing and other club businesses. Anyone is welcomed to join me.



We are tabling for the club on Feb 22, 23 and March 16, 17. If you can mend the table any hour between 10am – 2pm please sign up here:



 I am pleased to inform you that we finally have a website that we can use to upload our information and organize our events. I am still updating the information but please do bookmark it. 

Officer position:

We are looking for energetic and dedicated officer for Events/Social Chair position. Secretary position might be still available. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more info.  


We do have a membership and there is a Certificate of Appreciation available for the graduating members. Talk to us at the meeting for more info. 

from: Global Studies Club <>
date: Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 8:37 PM
subject: First Meeting Info: Feb 11, at 5pm
The Global Studies Club will be meeting Thursday, February 11th, 2010 from 5:00 -6:30pm in Clark Hall 116 for the first time this semester. This is the most convenient time for those who responded with their availability. It is possible that we will be meeting every Thursday at this time; however, we will make a final decision based on this meeting’s attendant.
Our Secretary & Historian: Kevin and I are working on Global Studies Club Montage, if you would like to include your study abroad or travel photos please send us your best two with some description ASAP. (You must be a member) We will be including events and photos from all club related events. 
Please come prepared if you would like to suggest social, professional, and academic activities you would like to see in the club. Global Studies t-shirts will be available to purchase at this meeting at a discounted price. This is going to be fun and exciting semester, you might want to be part of!
Vacant Officer Positions: Social/Activities Chair, and a few others
Club Sponsored Events:
I.                   Topic: Droning about Pakistan: The New Frontier in the Global War?
Speaker: Dr. Nosheen Ali
When: Tuesday Feb 9th 7:00 PM
Where: Room 225/229, MLK
(Global Studies Senior Seminar Class will be attending this event)
II.                Community Outreach to Local High School (Motivating Students)
When: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
10:00AM – 12:30PM
Where: World History Classes,
Independence High School, San Jose
Internship Opportunities:
I.                   With San Jose Councilman Ash Kalra
II.                Capital Fellows Programs Information Session
When: Monday, February 8th, 12:30 - 2pm,
Where: Student Union Almaden Room
About this event: “Come and meet with two current fellows placed in different branches of the state government who will share their own personal experience as part of the program and will talk about program details and deadlines.  All majors welcome to attend.”
Other Academic Related Events:
Title: Silicon Wadi meets Silicon Valley
What: A panel discussion moderated by David Steele, Dean, College of Business
& Lucas Graduate School of Business,
When: Monday, February 8, 2010, 5:30 – 7:30PM
Where: Engineering Auditorium 189
Better Place: Jason Wolf, VP Business Development North America
Intel: David Perlmutter, Executive Vice President
Virgin Green Fund: Sagi Rubin, Associate
If you have any question or comment, please do not hesitate to email us:

Global Studies,
Feb 9, 2010, 12:21 AM
Ryan Wu,
May 4, 2010, 1:28 AM