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GSGA Newsletter 10.21.2021

GSGA Newsletter

October 21, 2021

Hello SPH students,

It’s hard to believe that this week marks the halfway point of the semester! We hope that you are managing well during the midterm season and not getting too distracted by the lovely fall weather or other things.

Check below for student training, opportunities, and upcoming events!


Stay focused!

Sincerely yours,

GSGA 2021-2022

Upcoming GSGA Events

Save the Date: GSGA Townhall 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021 |  7:30 PM  |  Please RVSP

The Graduate Student Government will host a town hall for SPH students. We will talk about student leadership positions, GSGA student awards, student clubs, and more! We encourage you to join us and share with your classmates.

CUNY Votes!

Please be aware that there will be 5 ballot proposals in this year’s elections. Two are on voting: Same Day Voter Registration and No-Excuse Absentee Voting.  To get more information on these ballot proposals, you can go to NYC Votes here.  This site includes a collection of pros and cons for each of the five proposals.

Please Remember these Important Dates:

  • Early Voting: Sat, October 23, 2021 – Sun, October 31, 2021
  • Find Your Poll site and View a Sample Ballot here
  • Absentee Ballot Application Deadline: Mon, November 1, 2021 (in person)
  • You can request an absentee ballot online here.
  • General Election and Deadline to Return Absentee Ballot: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
  • Deadline for Board of Elections to receive absentee ballots: Tuesday, November 9, 2021


Career Services

To view the SPH Career Services live calendar, click here!

Interested in speaking with a Career Coach? 

Schedule a 1:1 Career Coaching appointment with the Office of Career Services. Book an appointment online now!

Writing Assistance

CUNY SPH provides one-on-one consultation for all current CUNY SPH students, assisting with the various stages and strategies of the writing process. From brainstorm to final proof, from macrostructures to mechanics, from analysis to rhetoric, we’re here to help you craft intelligible, exhaustive, and compelling work.  Book an appointment online now!

Quantitative Tutoring

CUNY SPH offers students access to quantitative tutoring services to provide students a stronger basis for and understanding applied statistical concepts, report generation, and interpretation of results. Such services cover but are not limited to R, SAS, and SPSS programming, model building, hypothesis testing, statistical regression, and data visualization.

Book an appointment online now!

Student Wellness Services


The CUNY SPH Counseling and Wellness Centerprovides free and confidential counseling, webinars and offers a place for students to come together and support each other. 

Hours of remote operation:

Mondays 10 am – 7:30 pm
Tuesdays 10 am – 8:30 pm
Wednesdays 10 am – 7:30 pm
Thursdays 10 am – 6:30 pm
Fridays CLOSED

To schedule a counseling appointment email: Sherry.Adams@sph.cuny.edu and learn about upcoming Wellness events here. Upcoming student support groups appear below: 

Crisis Text Line


Talkspace for international and out-of-state students

  • CUNY has partnered with Talkspace to offer international and out-of-state students online messaging therapy (at no cost).
  • Register for Talkspacehere and enter code: CUNY2021. 

Student Emergency Fund

If you are a current CUNY SPH student-facing short-term financial hardship, we encourage you to submit an application to the Student Emergency Fund.

To access the application, you will need to log into SharePoint using your SPH login (sph\______) credentials.  Reach out to HelpDesk@sph.cuny.edu if you require assistance with SharePoint.

Click here to apply. Please note that applicants will be asked to submit supporting documentation to demonstrate financial need.

Scholarship Opportunity

ResilienceCon 2022 Scholarships Available

ResilienceCon is committed to supporting new professionals and offers conference awards to Promising Scholars and Promising Advocates.

The scholarship application deadline is Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (11:59 pm Central time).

Click here to apply for a Promising Advocate Award


Free Film Screening with Filmmaker, Sébastien Lifshitz

Albertine Cinémathèque presents LITTLE GIRL / Petite Fille is the moving portrait of 7-year-old Sasha, who has always known that she is a girl. Realized with delicacy and intimacy, Lifshitz’s documentary explores the emotional challenges, everyday feats, and small moments in Sasha’s life, while her family works to confront outdated norms and find affirmation in a small community of rural France.

17th Annual Women’s Leadership Virtual Conference

October 28 & 29, 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Please RSVP by 6:00 pm Wednesday, October 27

Save the date for this year’s Women’s Leadership Conference, open to the entire CUNY community. This conference used to take place in person, and the seats were limited. However, now it is open to all, and we strongly encourage participation from across the student body. This event is also not limited to those who identify as women. 


Sexual & Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Club

REPRO flyer

Known as the Repro Club, we are a student group focused on providing an open forum to discuss reproductive and sexual health issues and spreading awareness of safer sex practices, contraceptive options, and surrounding issues on campus. If you would like to join us, please fill out this form.

Facebook: SPHSexReproHRJ

Twitter: @SPHsexreprohrj

Instagram: @SPHsexreprohrj


Population Health Informatics Innovation, Research, and Education

PHIRE flyer

Mission: To equip future public health professionals and leaders with the knowledge to address 21st-century challenges in urban communities and beyond. Its purpose is to form a coalition whereby graduate students can share ideas and facilitate the exchange of knowledge, information, and resources to advance the efforts being made in the field of population health.

Click here to learn more about the PHIRE club

International Students Club

Mission: Our purpose is to fulfill the needs of international students to create an environment dedicated to international students’ support. ISC aims to provide students a safe haven to discuss issues related to student lives, offer opportunities for leadership development, and to encourage networking. ISC shall use available fundraising capabilities to actively promote the professional development of international students.

If you would like to join us, please E-mail: iso@sph.cuny.edu

Sustainable SPH Club

Mission: A student outlet for sharing information and concerns regarding the impact of the health of the environment on human health. It is also the student arm of the sustainability committee at CUNY SPH, which endeavors to help CUNY SPH meet or exceed the sustainability goals of Sustainable CUNY. The goals of this club include: implementing and sustaining a composting system at CUNY SPH, campaigning for more energy-efficient practices, a B.Y.O.Cutlery initiative, etc. This also includes information sessions with faculty, documentary screenings, and networking events.

Email: Fiona.Conway14@sphmail.cuny.edu




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