Issue 41| November 7, 2018
Graduate Student Life Newsletter
The Office of Graduate Student Affairs would like to invite you to Friendsgiving Lunch! What is  Friendsgiving ? It's a celebration of the American holiday of Thanksgiving & friends. Combine those two and you get Friendsgiving! This event will offer the opportunity for you to gather with your friends, faculty and staff over great conversation and traditional Thanksgiving foods. Tickets are $5 and the money will be reimbursed to you if you attend the event. 

Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 12PM-2PM
Location: Bissinger (Howe Center, 4th floor)

To purchase your ticket on Eventbrite, please visit this link:
The Office of Graduate Student Affairs is collaborating with the Office of Residential Education, Residential and Dining Services for three great events! 
Each event has specific details. Please read the description of each thoroughly and check your Stevens email for updates. 

  1. Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade on 11/22/2018 @8AM- (FREE) A group will be leaving from the Howe Center Lobby on Thursday, November 22nd at 8AM and will be returning to campus at 12PM. Please be advise that you will be responsible to purchase your own transportation (to and from) but will be traveling to the parade in New York City as a group. For more details on the parade, please visit this link
  2. Thanksgiving Lunch on 11/22/2018 @12PM- ($5 hold fee- if you attend the event, you will be reimbursed your money AFTER the event) Join us in Pierce Dining Hall ( Howe Center, 2nd floor) for a Thanksgiving Lunch with traditional food of the season! 
  3. Black Friday Shopping on 11/23/2018 @9AM- ($5 hold fee- if you attend the event, you will be reimbursed your money AFTER the event) Take a charted bus to one of the largest shopping malls for an early shopping spree! Bus departs Stevens at 9AM and will depart mall to return to Stevens at 7PM. Please look for emails with more details about mall location. 

Spots are limited on each event. Please only register for events you are able to attend. Refunds will not be given after Tuesday, November 20th at 3PM. All cancellations need to be completed before this date and through Eventbrite. 

To purchase your tickets, visit Eventbrite:
 The Street Design Guide will focus public and private investments in our streetscape to align with a "complete streets" approach. Complete streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all modes of transportation, including pedestrians, transit, bicyclists, and motor vehicles. 

To share your thoughts, please visit this link to complete a short survey:
November marks the fifth annual International Education Month at Stevens, a collaborative effort of faculty, staff and students across the institution to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Please join us at a series of events marking this month, including the International Night Market on November 3rd, "Lessons from Abroad: Study Abroad Returnee Panel" at 2 p.m. on November 7th, and many others.

You can find the calendar with the events for the entire month  here
International Games Day

As part of International Education Month at Stevens and to coincide with the American Library Association’s International Games Week , the Samuel C. Williams Library marks the third annual International Games Day @ SCW Library. We invite you to explore games of international origin, including chess, backgammon, Go and more. We will also feature games provided by staff and student groups, including the Computer and Console Gaming Society of Stevens (C2GS), the Stevens Chess Club and the International Student and Scholar Services department. Meet a friend or play a pick-up game and see how you do!

Date: November 9th
Time: 10AM - 4PM
Location: Library Great Hall
Learn about coffees of the world from your peers! Students will be sharing how and what ingredients are used to make coffee in their home countries. Join us for a cup of coffee!

Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 1:30PM-3PM
Location: Great Hall of the Library
Pizza with the Provost

The Office of the Provost is excited about its new series, featuring pizza and conversation with Provost Christophe Pierre. We hope this will be an opportunity for graduate students to meet other classmates, share experiences and ideas, and ask questions of the Provost. The inaugural  Pizza with the Provost   graduate event will take place on  Tuesday, November 13 from  12PM-1:30PM.  If you are interested in attending, please fill out the  form by Thursday, November 8. Space is limited, so please make your submission early. We look forward to seeing you soon!
DeBaun PAC presents
Fall Voice Recital
Featuring the students of Dr. Bethany Reeves:
Daniel Cesare, Matt Colozzo, Kiera Dillon, Ellen Drennan, Abby Hulse,
Andrew Mai, Dana McGuire, Daniel Monroy, Nathan Moore,
Emily Raque, Paul Reilly, Emily Renjilian, Derek van Rouendal, 
Monica Traupmann, and Sean Willemann

FREE Admission

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
Time: 7 PM
Location: Ondrick Music Room, 4th floor Howe Center

For more events, please visit
Sustainability Seminar Series 
The Sustainability Seminar Series organized by the MS program in Sustainability Management is an effort to connect our students to professionals in the field of Sustainability. This is a weekly series sponsored by The Center for Environmental Systems. The seminars happen every Wednesday between 5:00 – 6:00 PM in Altorfer 501; refreshments are provided. They are also webcast live using Blackboard Collaborate. The next lecture is scheduled on Wednesday, November 7 th  where Dr. Jamie Ewalt Gray of C. E. Bugdal, LLC will talk on ‘What Could/ Should Sustainability Mean to Scientists, Civil Servants, and Citizens: A Dialogue’. We encourage students to join in person or via the webcast link in “Upcoming Events” on their MyStevens account or  (Google Chrome doesn’t work; use IE or Firefox). For further information please visit:
Please be advised of the winter and spring 2019 registration dates for eligible continuing students:

Graduate Students
All students – begins Monday, October 29, 7 a.m.

Students should check their accounts for any medical, financial or study plan holds. Students who have a significant outstanding balance may be put on registration hold and not permitted to register for any courses until they meet their financial obligations to Stevens or make satisfactory arrangements to do so. Please contact the Student Service Center at 201.216.5555 or  with any questions regarding your bill.

All holds must be cleared before students can register. Students should also meet with their academic advisors prior to registration.

Course schedules will be available later this week.
The registration period extends through the beginning of each term and ends with the last day of the Add/Drop period. Term dates for on-campus courses (including final exam periods) can be found in the official  Academic Calendar .

Please register using Web for Students, whenever possible. Web for Students is accessed via . Click on the "Student/Faculty Web Self Services" icon, then click on "Student" on the following page. Hard-copy enrollment forms should only be used if signed permission is required for enrollment. For anyone using Web for Students for the first time, instructions are on the  Registrar’s Office web pages .

Questions regarding the registration process can be addressed to the Office of the Registrar at .
Important Dates:

Last day to submit a budget for Spring 2019 & club inventory list: Tuesday, November 27th
Last day to host events for Fall 2018: Monday, December 3rd

For questions, please email OGSA at
Join the new Slack group for Grad Students (Masters/PhD) in the School of Systems & Enterprises (SSE)!

The purpose of the group is to help SSE grad students find each other so that they can share information about stuff going on around campus, as well as trade advice on the classes we're interested in taking and more! It’s particularly handy if you are a remote grad student taking classes online only.

The link to join is: .
Your email is required to join.

Questions/comments can be directed to Andrea Rios at

We look forward to meeting you!

Please be advised that the  Fall 2018 Final Exam Schedule  has been posted on the Office of the Registrar website and can be accessed on the Stevens  website .
For more information, please visit
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Interested in being a Resident Assistant (RA) for the 2019-2020 academic year?
            Come out to one of our Resident Assistant Info sessions and learn more about what’s needed to apply for the RA position.
     Info session dates, times and locations:
November 7 th  at 3PM in EAS 222.
November 13 th  at 10AM in Bissinger
       The application for the RA position goes live on October 29 th  via Duck-link.
  Sponsored by the Office of Residential Education
Writing & Communications Center
SES Master's Town Hall Meeting
SES Ph.D. Town Hall Meeting
Nov 7
Jamie Ewalt Gray C. E. Bugdal, LLC
From Disclosure of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) Metrics to Sustainability Performance: Building the Virtuous Loop

Nov 14
Adam Freedgood
Third Partners
What is sustainability consulting, really?

Nov 28
Michael Perna
Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses
Business Considerations for Investing in Renewable Energy

For more information on the presentations, visit the Sustainability Seminar Series webpage ( )

To view archived presentations, visit our YouTube channel, Schaefer School of Engineering & Science ( )
Winter Data Science Fellowship
Program:  The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.
Who Should Apply:  Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to  sign-up for a future session .
Locations:  In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote  online  session:
  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.
Dates:  All sections will be from 2019-01-07 to 2019-03-01.
Data Science in 30 minutes:  Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming  free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast . Signup soon as space is limited.
Learn More:  You can learn about our fellows at  The New York Times ,   LinkedIn Amazon Capital One , or  Palantir . To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our  blog . To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on  Venture Beat The Next Web , or  Harvard Business Review .
**Please note that Stevens Institute of Technology and OGSA do not endorse any individual vendors, products, or services. Any links and/or announcements are provided for the reader's convenience.**
Apartments in Union City
2 bedroom and 1 bath
NEWER kitchen and bath 
bus stop 2 block away to get to NYC
Hardwood floors thru out entire apt. 
tenant pays heat and Hot Water
1 month brokers fee
Please contact Tom to arrange a showing !  201-614-3490  
1 1/2 month Security Deposit
Credit Check are required.$50 each
675+ Credit Score $50,000 income or more to qualify 

  3-bedroom, 2 bath apartment
Enormous loft like layout in this stylish 3 bedroom 2 bath, hardwood floors, gas fireplace with original design mosaic tile, central ac & heat, central vacuum, balcony with spectacular NY skyline view. Washer Dryer in unit. Jacuzzi tub, steam shower, stainless appliances, granite counters and cherry cabinets, 400 sq ft storage in basement, professionally managed condo association in solid financial shape, parking for 2 cars. custom California closets. & more. Located at 305 Manhattan Ave. Overlooking Manhattan and Hoboken. Bus to Hoboken and NYC at corner, 4 minute walk to Congress Street elevator to Light Rail.
If you are interested, please call Brad Finkel at 201-681-5709
Apartment in Jersey City
Apartment ready to move in ready. Newly renovated with stainless steel appliances. New bathrooms. Laundry is 2 blocks away in either direction. Lovely apartments. Citibike is 1 block away. Directly on Kennedy Boulevard opposite Leonard Gordon park, 15-20 minutes by car to your campus. Security cameras for added safety. Clean and vibrant neighborhood. For more information, please visit this link .
Apartment in Hoboken
Short-term, furnished apartment available in Hoboken from October 15 to December 15th. Fully furnished, about 600 square feet with wifi and all utilities included and is only $950.00 a month. 2 students maximum and just 1 month security. For more information, please contact Myron Usher at or 201-499-1050.
Tools & Resources for Apartment Hunting
If you have an apartment posting, please email
Scam Calls
Please be aware and cautious of “scam calls.” A scam call is a malicious call with the intention of illegally acquiring money or personal information from you. These calls seems (this should be SEEM, no S) to be targeting especially international students. The caller may pretend to be from a government agency such as DHS, USCIS, IRS or your home country embassy. If you are not familiar with these types of calls, it can be very alarming and scary to receive one. If you receive a call demanding personal information or payments, hang up immediately.
Remember, government officials will never threaten you or ask you for payment over the phone or in an email.
Please see more information on scam calls and how to report them at the announcements section of the ISSS website
NJ Transit Quik-Tik
Want to save money on your monthly transportation? Full-Time Stevens students can save 25% on the NJ Transit Monthly Pass. Buy your pass through  NJ Transit Quik-Tik  on your MyStevens account by following the steps in the example provided above.
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