Events and Opportunities, 10/4-10/18

Constructing Confidence, Coffee with Joseph Greenwell, and Other Events and Opportunities, 10/4-10/18

October 04, 2022

Dear Students,

We hope these upcoming events and opportunities offer you a chance to learn and make new connections in the community.

Health Reminders

Events and Opportunities with University Life:

  • Awakening Our Democracy (Hybrid). Columbia experts from a range of disciplines will discuss the Dobbs vs. Jackson ruling, its potential impacts on the November midterm election and pillars of social progress previously thought untouchable, and how we can meaningfully engage around these topics. Registration for this event has reached capacity; however, we encourage you to watch the livestream. Thursday, October 6, 12:00 - 1:30 PM. Learn more.
  • Yoga Class (In-Person). Take a break and relax with yoga in Earl Hall, hosted by Religious Life every Thursday. Please bring your own mat and arrive 5-10 minutes early to sign in and set up. Thursday, October 6, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Learn more.
  • Coffee with Joseph Greenwell (In-Person). Join Joseph Greenwell, Vice President for Student Affairs, in small group coffee conversations for an opportunity to get to know each other, meet other students, and share how University Life can serve as a partner to you in making important connections across Columbia. Tuesday, October 11, 3:00 - 4:00 PM. Sign up here by Friday, October 7.
  • Constructing Confidence: How to Combat Imposter Syndrome (Virtual). What is imposter syndrome? Why do so many great students experience this feeling of inadequacy? At this workshop, you can learn about the signs and causes of imposter syndrome and tools to feel more confident. This event – part of the Graduate Initiative for Inclusion & Engagement – was designed with the needs of students from historically marginalized communities in mind, including BIPOC and first-generation students. All students are welcome. Friday, October 14, 1:30 - 2:30 PM. Learn more and register.
  • Park Clean-Up & Picnic (In-Person). Clean up Morningside Park and enjoy a picnic lunch with the University Life Events Council. Lunch will be provided to registered volunteers. Saturday, October 15, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM. Learn more and register.
  • Social Justice Mini-Grant Program. University Life invites all students to apply for the Social Justice Mini-Grant Program and share innovative ideas to address social injustices, including efforts to bring awareness to racial, economic, accessibility and educational inequities. Join us for an information session TODAY, October 4, 4:00 - 5:00 PM. Apply here by November 7.
  • Apply to the University Life Events Council. Interested in developing leadership skills and planning fun events for all students at Columbia? Want to build a sense of community here at Columbia? Apply to the University Life Events Council! Applications for leadership, committee members, and school liaisons will be accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more and apply here.

Community Citizenship Initiative Events
The following events fulfill one of the requirements for the Community Citizenship Initiative (CCI).

  • Spirit of Place: Healing & Restoration of Indigenous Peoples and their Homeland (In-Person). Join the School of Nursing’s Office of Diversity & Cultural Affairs for an event observing the meaning and purpose of Indigenous Peoples’ Day with special guest Curtis Zunigha. Reception to follow. Monday, October 10, 1:00 - 2:30 PM. This event fulfills the Inclusion & Belonging component. Register here.
  • Book Club Discussion: Caste: The Origins of our Discontents (In-Person). The School of Nursing is hosting a discussion on Isabel Wilkerson’s book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, which explores how a hidden caste has shaped American Systems that influence people’s lives and behavior. Light refreshments will be served. Monday, October 17, 4:30 - 5:30 PM. This event fulfills the Inclusion & Belonging component. Register here.
  • Campus Conversations (Hybrid). Campus Conversations offer students a way to talk about identity and community with peers across schools and campuses. Attending a Campus Conversation event fulfills the Inclusion & Belonging component. To receive information about upcoming sessions, complete this form.

Happening Around Campus

Visit University Life’s website, Instagram and Facebook for more information and events, and please reach out to [email protected] with any suggestions or questions.

Take care,

Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
University Life
Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His

Ixchel Rosal
Senior Associate Vice President for Student Life
University Life
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