This Week at Columbia: Events & Opportunities (10/24)

October 24, 2023

Dear Students, 

We write to share information about upcoming events on campus. We hope these offerings provide an opportunity to connect and build community with each other.

All events below are in Eastern Time, free, and open to all students unless otherwise noted.

University Life Events & Opportunities

  • Spiritual Wellness Workshops (In-Person). Religious Life and the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Teachers College invite you to recharge and care for yourself. These upcoming workshops will explore yoga, mindfulness, connecting with nature, photography, and more. Various times, October 24 - December 14. Learn more and register here.
  • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome (Virtual). What is imposter syndrome and why do so many of us experience these feelings of inadequacy? Learn about the signs and causes of imposter syndrome and gain tools to feel more confident at this workshop led by Dr. Keoshia Worthy. This event is part of The Graduate Initiative for Inclusion & Engagement. Wednesday, October 25, 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Register here. 
  • Munch & Chat w/ CSSI Staff (In-Person). Join the CSSI team for snacks and a conversation about how to navigate conflicts, the proper usage of artificial intelligence, managing stress, and more. Wednesday, October 25, 3:00 - 4:00 PM. Register here.
  • Art After Five: Fall Edition (In-Person). Stop by to create art, meet students from across the University, and reflect on your well-being. Available crafts will include button making, glow in the dark painting, and more. Thursday, October 26, 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  Register here.
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show (In-Person). Join the University Life Events Council for a thrilling live action performance and screening of the classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. Come early to grab a good seat and a prop bag while they last! Wednesday, November 1, 7:30 - 9:30 PM. Register here.
  • Social Justice Mini-Grant Program. Apply for the Social Justice Mini-Grant Program and share your innovative ideas to address social injustices, including efforts to bring awareness to racial, economic, accessibility, and educational inequities. Learn more and apply by November 7. 
  • Graduate Hangout: Friendsgiving (In-Person). Enjoy a meal with friends and make new ones! You’ll also have the opportunity to share what makes you feel thankful. This event is part of The Graduate Initiative. Thursday, November 9, 5:00 - 6:00 PM. Register here.
  • Yoga Class (Virtual). Take a break and relax at this yoga class hosted by Religious Life. Classes will take place virtually, while Earl Hall is renovated. Thursday, October 26 and Thursday, November 2, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Register here.

Upcoming Community Citizenship Initiative Events

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

Fight Flu! Get Your Vaccine on Campus

  • Morningside/Manhattanville Students:
    • Drop by Lerner Hall Auditorium (Morningside Campus)
      TODAY, October 24, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
      Wednesday, October 25, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
      Thursday, October 26, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Drop by Geffen Hall (Manhattanville Campus)
      Thursday, November 9, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • CUIMC Students:
    • 50 Haven Avenue, 1st Floor Lounge (CUIMC campus)
      Thursday, October 26, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      The flu vaccine is required for all clinical students and strongly encouraged for all students. Schedule your flu vaccine appointment online through the Student Health Portal or by calling 212-305-3400. Learn more and make an appointment.

Happening Around Campus

  • Pop-Up Concerts: Vicky Chow (In-Person). Sit onstage in Miller Theatre for a concert featuring Vicky Chow on piano. Mingle with the performer and fellow concertgoers after the show. TONIGHT, October 24, 6:00 - 7:00 PM. Learn more. 
  • Peace & Presence: Gentle Yoga Flow (Virtual). Join Columbia Health Sexual Violence Response (SVR) for a gentle yoga flow incorporating slow stretching and breathing exercises. The session will close with a guided meditation. Sunday, October 29, 3:00 - 4:30 PM. Register here.
  • Situational Awareness (Virtual). Public Safety presents this training on Situational Awareness. Learn to be alert to potential threats to your health and safety and be cognizant of emergency exits and other paths to safety. Monday, October 30, 4:00 - 5:00 PM. Register here.
  • How We Cover The Biggest Story On Earth: Climate Change (In-Person). This conversation with New York Times climate and environment reporter Raymond Zhong and science writer Claudia Dreifus will explore what makes reporting on climate change impactful. Hosted by the School of Professional Studies. Monday, October 30, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Learn More.

Take care,

Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.

Senior Vice President for Student Affairs
University Life
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Ixchel Rosal

Senior Associate Vice President for Student Life
University Life
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