Careers & Caffeine

Today’s Topic is: Making the Most of Your Summer Internship. Determine your goals and learning objectives for your internship experience,

Drop-In Mindfulness and Qi Gong

Mindfulness is non-judgmental awareness of the present moment.  No experience necessary. Open to all.

Scholarship suggests that mindfulness may impact executive functions (Teper et. al. 2013); stress (Krasner et al., 2009),  pain (Zeidan et. al. 2011) and implicit bias (Burgess et. al. 2017; Tincher et. al. 2016).

Led by Dr. Kathy Yep (UCLA MARC certified mindfulness facilitator, 20-plus year qi gong facilitator/practitioner)

Please bring:  intercultural understanding and humility; comfortable shoes, water, and compassion.

Careers & Caffeine

Today’s topic is: Thinking about Graduate School? 5 Things to Consider. Explore how to choose a graduate program and a step-by-step plan for moving forward.

Annual Glass Lecture: Mousa Sene Absa

Stephen and Sandra Glass Humanities Lecture

Moussa Sene Absa, filmmaker, writer and painter

Born in 1958 in Dakar, Senegal, Moussa Sene Absa wrote the screenplay for Les Enfants de Dieu. He made his directorial debut with the short film Le Prix du Mensonge, which won the Silver Tanit at the Carthage Film Festival in 1988. His film Tableau Ferraille won the award for best photography at FESPACO 1997. His next work, Madame Brouette won the Silver Bear at Berlin Film Festival 2003. He has also produced a popular daily comedy sketch (400 pieces), Gorgorlu, for Senegalese television. A painter as well as a filmmaker, Absa has exhibited work in Senegal, Europe and North America.

On-Site Visit to Public Health Laboratory in San Bernardino

The San Bernardino County Public Health Laboratory is a California State Department of Public Health certified laboratory as well as a CLIA federally certified laboratory. It provides a broad range of reference and diagnostic services in the fields of bacteriology, virology, immunology, mycobacteriology, mycology, parasitology, and food bacteriology. This is a great place to volunteer or intern.

Careers & Caffeine

Today’s Topic is: LinkedIn and Other Social Media. Monitor and maximize your online presence.

Drop-In Mindfulness and Qi Gong

Mindfulness is non-judgmental awareness of the present moment.  No experience necessary. Open to all.

Scholarship suggests that mindfulness may impact executive functions (Teper et. al. 2013); stress (Krasner et al., 2009),  pain (Zeidan et. al. 2011) and implicit bias (Burgess et. al. 2017; Tincher et. al. 2016).

Led by Dr. Kathy Yep (UCLA MARC certified mindfulness facilitator, 20-plus year qi gong facilitator/practitioner)

Please bring:  intercultural understanding and humility; comfortable shoes, water, and compassion.

Literary Series: Jessica Rae Bergamino & Rae Gouirand

Jessica Rae Bergamino and Rae Rae Gouirand are both award-winning poets whose works have appeared in numerous publications.

Jessica Rae Bergamino is the author of UNMANNED, winner of Noemi Press’ 2017 Poetry Prize, as well as the chapbooks The Desiring Object or Voyager Two Explains to the Gathering of the Stars How She Came to Glow Among Them (Sundress Publications), The Mermaid, Singing (dancing girl press), and Blue in All Things: a Ghost Story (dancing girl publications). Individual poems have appeared in publications such as Third Coast, Black Warrior Review, The Journal, and Gulf Coast. She is a doctoral candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Utah, and lives in Seattle, WA.

Rae Gouirand’s first collection of poetry, Open Winter, was selected by Elaine Equi for the 2011 Bellday Prize, won an Independent Publisher Book Award for Poetry and the Eric Hoffer Book Award for Poetry, and was a finalist for the Montaigne Medal, the Audre Lorde Award for Poetry, and the California Book Award for Poetry. Her second collection, Glass is Glass Water is Water, and chapbook Must Apple (selected by TC Tolbert for the Oro Fino Award) were both published in 2018, by Educe Press and Spork Press respectively. She leads several long-running workshops in poetry and prose in northern California and online, and lectures in the Department of English at UC Davis.

This event is sponsored by the Pitzer College Campus Life Committee.

Cesar Chavez Day

Cesar Chavez Day observed. No classes, administrative offices closed.

Literary Series: Felicia Luna Lemus

Felicia Luna Lemus is the author of the novels, short fiction and essays that have been anthologized in numerous collections and in publications. She is the 2018-2019 Visiting Writer at Pitzer College.

Felicia Luna Lemus is the author of the novels Trace Elements of Random Tea Parties (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) and Like Son (Akashic Books). Her short fiction and essays have been anthologized in numerous collections, and have appeared in publications including BOMB, The Believer, ZYZZYVA, and The California Sunday Magazine. She is the 2018-2019 Visiting Writer at Pitzer College.