Campus Conversations, Escape the Zoom, and Other Events and Opportunities, 3/29-4/12
Over the next two weeks we look forward to seeing you at these exciting events!
All events listed below are free of charge and open to all students unless otherwise noted.
University Life Events (All events in ET)
- Campus Conversations (Hybrid). Connect with students from across the University and engage in meaningful, student-facilitated dialogue about identity and inclusion. Make friends, have real conversations, and build community. Food and University Life swag will be provided! Wednesday, March 30 - Thursday, April 28, with in-person and virtual options available. Register for Wednesday, March 30 here or here for Monday, April 4.
- Love Is Art Competition. Does your art focus on building healthy relationships with both yourself and others? If so, share your artwork for a chance to be featured on our social media channels and win cash prizes. Apply by Thursday, March 31.
- Escape the Zoom (Virtual). Join the ULife Events Council for this virtual escape room experience. Solve a mystery with your team using clues to escape from a land of snow and ice. The first winning teams in each time slot will win virtual gift cards! Friday, April 1, 1:00-8:00 PM. Register here.
- CU Film Showcase 2022 (Virtual). The University Life Events Council is hosting a screening of short films created by students throughout the University community. RSVP is required. Thursday, April 7, 6:00-7:00 PM. Register here.
- Headshots and Hangout at CUIMC (In-Person). Join us for a free headshot and the opportunity to learn more about your personal career style and the University’s career services. For the best photos, we recommend wearing solid colors. Friday, April 8, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Register here.
- Yoga Class (In-Person). Religious Life offers free yoga classes in Earl Hall every Tuesday evening this semester. No pre-registration is required. Please bring your own mat and arrive 5-10 minutes early to sign in and set up. Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM. Learn more.
- Multi-Faith Fellowship (In-Person). Students from all schools and traditions are welcome to join Religious Life for dinner, discussion, and multi-faith dialogue weekly throughout the semester. Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM. Learn more.
Racial Justice Mini-Grant Events
- Mitigating Harm: Building a More Equitable Landscape in Technology (Virtual). Technology has democratized access to information and opportunities, but it has also amplified many of the negative aspects of society, especially for people of color. This conversation will explore the unique impact that technology has on Black and other marginalized communities and what can be done to build a more positive and safe environment. Friday, April 1, 12:30 PM. Register here (Select “Virtual Tech Panel & Workshop ONLY”).
Get Involved with University Life
- Last Call: Apply to Join the University Life Events Council. Want to help plan fun events on campus and gain leadership experience? The University Life Events Council is made up of students from all schools who plan activities to create community across Columbia’s schools and campuses. Apply by Sunday, April 3. If you’re interested in learning more while enjoying FREE donuts, register for an information session on Thursday, March 31 from 6:00-7:00 PM.
University-wide Events and Opportunities
- Spring Clothing Drive. Join Columbia Community Service for their annual spring clothing drive to donate gently used clothing, professional attire, socks, shoes, belts, hats, jackets/coats, bags, and unopened travel-sized toiletries to help our community. Now - April 30, Monday - Thursday. Locations vary. Learn more.
- Alumni in Conversation: Women Veterans and Allies (Virtual). The School of General Studies is hosting a conversation with women veterans, current students and alumni. Allies are welcome. TODAY, March 29, 6:30-7:30 PM. Register here.
- A Conversation on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in International Affairs. Join Global Thought and three early-career professionals as they discuss the urgency of creating an inclusive space in the field of international affairs. TODAY, March 29, 7:00-8:00 PM. Register here.
- Restorative Yoga + Meditation (Hybrid). Join Columbia PEREC for a slow-paced yoga class and meditation session. Wednesday, March 30, 10:00-11:00 AM. Register here.
- "U.S. Feminisms in a Global Context" with Dr. Judy Tzu-Chun Wu (Virtual). In recognition of Women’s History Month, SPS invites you to a discussion with Professor Judy Tzu, who will talk about the importance of globalizing the study of U.S. feminism. Wednesday, March 30, 12:00-1:00 PM. Register here.
- Reporter Nights at SPS: Science Journalism in the Time of COVID-19 (Virtual). Join SPS Sustainability Management and lecturer Claudia Dreifus for a panel discussion with top science editors and reporters on their career paths, highlights and challenges of their work. Wednesday, March 30, 6:00-7:00 PM. Register here.
- Columbia Women Leading in the World of Wine (Virtual). The Columbia Alumni Wine Industry Network and the She Opened the Door Initiative are holding a discussion with three accomplished women alumni who are helping to shatter the glass ceiling of an industry dominated by men for centuries. Wednesday, March 30, 7:00-8:00 PM. Register here.
- Carlo Ginzburg: "Piero's 'Flagellation' as a Case Study" (Virtual). The Italian Academy presents a discussion with historian Carlo Ginzburg on factors that influence the accurate dating of artifacts, using Piero della Francesco’s “Flagellation of Christ” as a case study. Thursday, March 31, 12:00 PM. Register here.
- Is an Agile Culture Even Possible? (Virtual). Join SPS’ MS in Program for Human Capital Management for a discussion about how leaders can provide structure and direction while supporting employee empowerment, passion, and ambition. Thursday, March 31, 6:30-8:00 PM. Register here.
- Anti-Gravity Yoga (In-Person). Columbia PEREC invites you to an in-person pop-up anti-gravity yoga class for all levels. Thursday, March 31, 7:15-8:00 PM. Register here.
- Bridging the Gap in Affordable Housing (Virtual). As part of the Tamer Fund’s Social Enterprise Conference, this panel discussion will bring together experts to discuss prominent issues in public/private partnerships in real estate and community development. Friday, April 1, 10:00-10:50 AM. Register here.
- Entre Nous: Shakespeare Speaks to the Present (Virtual). Columbia Global Centers | Paris presents a conversation on the works of Shakespeare between experts James Shapiro and Stephen Greenblatt. Monday, April 4, 1:30-2:30 PM. Register here.
- How to Be an Anti-Racist Public Health Practitioner (Virtual). Mailman School of Public Health invites you to the final discussion in their Face Forward speaker series. This practice-oriented event will focus on how to be actively anti-racist in public health work. Monday, April 4, 5:00-7:30 PM. Register here.
Opportunities and Fellowships
- Millennium Fellowship Class of 2022 Application. The Millennium Fellowship is a semester-long leadership development program for undergraduate students. Final application deadline: THIS THURSDAY, March 31. Apply here.
2022 Commencement Opportunities.
- Performance Opportunity. Are you a 2022 graduate who would like to sing or sign “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing” at Commencement? Record and submit your audition here by Friday, April 1 at 12 PM.
- Share Your Columbia Memories. Submit a photo or video of your favorite Columbia memories for a chance to be part of the University’s Commencement celebration!
- Volunteer for Commencement. The Commencement Office is looking for volunteers to help celebrate the success of Columbia’s graduates! Volunteers will receive a special commencement volunteer t-shirt and hat. Interested? Visit the Commencement Volunteer page for more information or email [email protected].
Have a great week,
Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
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Associate Vice President for Student Life
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