President Bollinger’s 20th Annual Fun Run, Time Management Workshop, and other Events and Opportunities, 10/12-10/26

October 12, 2021

Dear Students,

Please save the date for University Life’s next Forum: Linked Fates, Linked Futures?: Re-envisioning African American and Asian American Relations on Wednesday, October 20, from 3:30-5:00 PM ET on Zoom. There will be a live Q & A session following the discussion with panelists, so make sure to submit questions with your registration!

President Bollinger’s 20th Annual Fun Run

  • Ready for a study break? Join the Columbia community for this annual 5K! Complete the Fun Run wherever you’d like; participants have three days to complete the 5K distance. Participants of all abilities are welcome and the first 300 submissions will receive bonus giveaways. Friday, October 15 through Sunday, October 17. Register here.

University Life Opportunities and Events (All events in ET)

  • Now Hiring: Student Life Office Assistant. Interested in having an impact on student life at Columbia? The Student Life Engagement Team is looking for a student eager to learn more about event planning, marketing and more! This position is through Columbia’s work-study program, so eligible candidates must have received a work-study award. Learn more and apply here by Sunday, October 24.
  • Hocus Focus: Time Management Workshop. Join Alice! Health Promotion and University Life for a workshop where you will learn tactics to manage your time effectively, build a balanced schedule, and develop your skill set to overcome procrastination. Thursday, October 14, 3:00-4:00 PM. Register here.
  • Graduate Initiative LGBTQ+ Diversity Roundtable. University Life and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement are hosting a discussion with faculty members who will share their experiences in navigating their identities as members of the LGBTQ+ community in higher education. Thursday, October 21, 6:00-7:15 PM. Register here.
  • Pumpkin Painting Party. Join the University Life Events Council for an evening of fall fun! All supplies will be provided, just bring yourself and your CUID. This event will operate on a first-come, first-served basis; please register here to indicate your interest. Thursday, October 21, 6:30-8:00 PM.
  • Campus Conversations. Meet students across the University to engage in student-facilitated dialogue about identity and inclusion! Campus Conversations count toward completion of the Inclusion and Belonging component of the Community Citizenship Initiative (CCI), required for all newly enrolled students. Events are available at varying locations and times now through Tuesday, November 4. Learn more and register here.
  • Yoga Class. Join Religious Life for a free one-hour yoga class every Wednesday at 7:00 PM throughout Fall semester! Please bring your own mat and arrive 10 minutes early to reserve your spot, as there is a 20-person maximum. See upcoming classes here.

University-wide Events and Opportunities (All events in ET)

  • At the Intersection of Construction and Nonprofits: Meeting Housing and Community Needs. The COVID-19 pandemic and environmental concerns have pushed the housing crisis to a new breaking point. Join SPS for a panel discussion on the challenges of and potential remedies to this crisis. Learn about policy considerations, the effects from climate change, and housing as a part of social justice and equity movements. Thursday, October 14, 6:15-7:30 PM. Register here.
  • A Person-Centered and Compassionate Healthcare System. Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai present this year’s Yusuf Hamied Distinguished Lecture, which honors outstanding individuals whose work has advanced understanding of global health challenges. This year’s lecture will feature Vikram Patel, Ph.D., MBBS, whose work focuses on the burdens associated with mental disorders. Friday, October 15, 8:30 AM-10:00 AM. Register here.
  • Navigating your LGBTQ+ Identity at Work. As part of the Elevate Speaker Series and LGBTQ+ History Month, SPS is hosting a conversation on navigating identity throughout the hiring process and understanding identity intersectionality. Tuesday, October 19, 12:00 PM. Register here.
  • State of the World Economy in the Age of COVID-19 & Beyond. Join The Committee on Global Thought for a conversation between author Adam Tooze and Chicago Booth Professor Raghuram Rajan on the current state of the world’s economy and their visions for the future. Tuesday, October 19, 5:30 PM. Register here.
  • Mauvais Genres Film Festival. Join Maison Française for a series of nine films, both modern and classic, that take on questions of gender identity and sexual orientation. Now through November 11, 7:00-9:00 PM on various dates. Learn more here.
  • Race + Data Science Lecture Series. The Data Science Institute is hosting ongoing virtual lectures that aim to celebrate and advance research in the areas of race and data, engineering and computational science. Each Wednesday, the Institute will host a new lecturer from various companies and institutions. Times vary. See the full listing of events and learn more here.

Stress Management and Support
With midterms approaching, now is a great time to take a moment for yourself. These events can help you slow down and relax.

Learn more about what’s happening around campus on University Life’s website, Instagram and Facebook. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.

Have a great week,

Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Office of University Life

Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His

Ixchel Rosal
Associate Vice President for Student Life
Office of University Life
Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers