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Graduate Student Activities & Meeting Souvenirs

Graduate Student Workshop

Date: Sunday, 22 May
Description: The GRC workshop this year has merged with a technical workshop, and will address: "Systematic Evaluation of Ecological Literature to Support Causal Inference: Tools and Methods" (https://www.benthos.org/Annual-Meeting/2011-Providence/Workshops.aspx). The workshop will take place in the conference center from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, May 22nd. Workshop registration fees include lunch. Please email Quenton (q.tuckett@gmail.com) or David (dfeldman@mt.gov) for more information.

Student-Mentor Mixer

Date: Monday, 23 May
Cost: None
Registration is open to: Students Only
Description: The NABS Annual Student-Mentor Mixer is designed to facilitate interactions between students and experienced professionals from a variety of benthos-related careers. The planning committee asks students to register online with their conference registration so that we can plan for enough food/space and provide students with a drink ticket specific to this event.  If professionals would like to serve as mentors for this event, please email the Student-Mentor Mixer Committee at nabs.student.mentor.mixer@gmail.com.

Live & Silent Auctions

All funds raised from the live and silent auctions will go into the NABS Endowment that serves as the source for research and travel awards presented to graduate students.

Jim Junker, Emily Campbell, and Shrijeeta Ganguly are planning the 2011 Live Auction. If you are interested in donating items or assisting with the live auction, please contact Jim Junker (james.junker1@gmail.com) or Emily Campbell (campb613@msu.edu).

Ryan McShane, Jorge Lassus, and Shrijeeta Ganguly will contact publishers and book authors for donations to the 2011 NABS Silent Book Auction. If you have recently published a book and would like to contribute to this year's auction please contact us via e-mail or bring your book to the meeting. If you are a graduate student and plan on attending this year's meeting, we would like to challenge you to bring a book from your university or region, or maybe even from your favorite publishing professor. For further information, or to donate, please contact Ryan McShane (ryan.mcshane@colostate.edu).

Graduate Resources Committee Meeting

Date and time: Monday, 23 May at lunch time
Description: All NABS graduate students are encouraged to attend the GRC (Graduate Resources Committee) Business Lunch on Monday, May 23rd. We will have free box lunches for up to 60 students. The GRC lunch is a great way to learn about student involvement with NABS events, planning, and basic operations. Current GRC members: we challenge you to bring at least one "new" GRC member to our lunch this year. Let's continue to expand our membership and involvement in 2011-2012! If you have any questions about the GRC, please email the GRC chair, Erin Hotchkiss (ehotchki@uwyo.edu).

Meeting Souvenirs

Meeting attendees are encouraged to buy the following items that will bear the Providence RI logo:

T-shirt: $15, sizes S, M, L, XL
Long-sleeved shirt: $17, sizes S, M, L, XL
Hoodie: $30, sizes S, M, L, XL
Ceramic mug: $8

Profits from these items support Graduate Student activities and awards.

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