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Student Life » Newsletter » Dean of Students Newsletter | January 22, 2020
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Happy New Year! Congratulations on completing the Fall semester, and best wishes for a successful Spring term! You, and your success, matter. Please join us in welcoming our new transfer and exchange students. In this newsletter you will find news and updates as we begin the new semester, as well as opportunities coming to the Claremont Colleges. This new newsletter will also feature Connie’s Corner which provides you with academic tips and advice from Pitzer’s Academic Coach Connie Helland!Last night approximately 100 community members were able to unite together with the Latinx Student Union, IndigeNations Claremont Scholars, Student Senate and the First Year Class to honor first year student Netzali Can. It was a beautiful reminder of just how much every member of our community matters, is valued, and the strength and support we form together in community. Together, we are Pitzer. Your First Year Class Council is putting together the collection of notes and memories gathered last night and they will be delivered to the family on our behalf. Students needing additional support during normal business hours can contact the Office of Student Affairs at 909-621-8241 to be connected with resources. For after-hours support, you can reach our 24/7 on-call team by calling Campus Safety at 909-607-2000. Chicano Latino Student Affairs (drop in hours on Thursdays from 3PM-4PM with therapist Dr. Dana Reyes) and the Office of the Chaplains are also resources you can access.
Welcome to the semester that you are finally going to get organized right from the start! I’m the academic coach and I have lots of ways to help you get started on the right foot. One of the simplest ways to stay on top of your assignments is to use the Semester Planning Calendar that Student Affairs puts out for FREE!
Instead of putting your syllabi into your notebook, never to be read, write down all of your assignments on the calendar and hang it on your wall. Calendars are available in the Academic Coaching office in 112 Atherton Hall and 104 Scott Hall. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one coaching appointment, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beyoncé MassTransform: Revolutionizing Worship The Claremont Colleges’ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Keynote EventSunday, January 26th | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Brunch & talkback to follow.)Scripps College Garrison Theater
FREE TICKET REQUIRED FOR ENTRY | Click here for more information/ticketing.The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee and OBSA invite The Claremont Colleges community to join us for an exciting celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. This year the celebration jointly acknowledges Dr. King’s life and work, and the 50th anniversary of the Office of Black Student Affairs. The Beyoncé Mass is a Christian worship service that uses the music and personal life of Beyoncé as a tool to foster an empowering conversation about Black women—their lives, their bodies, and their voices. Based on the scholarship of Rev. Yolanda Norton, the H. Eugene Farlough Chair of Black Church Studies at San Francisco Theological Seminary, this groundbreaking spiritual experience gathered over 1000 people at its inaugural event in San Francisco. This service does not worship or deify Beyoncé. Rather, it is a way to connect multiple communities to inclusive spiritual traditions and broaden conceptions of faith and justice. For more information & ticketing, please visit the event website.
Career Action Week: Make Moves Toward Your Future
A week of opportunities to make real progress toward planning for your future. Take time early in the semester to invest in yourself, build on your strengths, and take action toward your career goals. RSVP is required for dinner series events. Click on the link of each event for more information.
Monday, January 27thCareer Action Week Kick Off10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Scott Hall CourtyardDinner Series: Job and Internship Search Strategies5:15 – 6:45 p.m. McConnell Living Room
Wednesday, January 29thCareer Do’s and Donuts:Interview Skills11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Scott CourtyardDinner Series: Presenting Yourself with Confidence5:15 – 6:45 p.m. McConnell Living Room
Tuesday, January 28th Career Do’s and Donuts:Cover Letters11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Scott Hall CourtyardDinner Series:Articulating Your Strengths5:15 – 6:45 p.m. McConnell Living Room
Thursday, January 30thCareer Do’s and Donuts:LinkedIn11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Scott Hall CourtyardDinner Series: Careers and Social Change! Meet Alumni in the Field!5:30 – 7:00 p.m.Atherton Hall, Room 103
ResLife Welcome Events
West, East and Skandera Halls (WES)Thursday 1/23 | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.Lawn Between East and West Halls
Pitzer, Atherton & Sanborn Halls (PAS): Game NightMonday 1/27 | 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. GSC Multipurpose Room (MPR)
Mead HallFriday 1/24 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.Lavender Resource Room/Mead Hall, X Tower
Claremont Collegiate Apartments (CCA)Wednesday 1/29 | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.RA Mia’s Apartment
Strive 2 Thrive engages students in the ongoing conversation of self-care, wellness, stress management and other important topics in order to empower students to take care of themselves in proactive, meaningful ways. Check out the Strive 2 Thrive website for more information and take a look at the upcoming Wellness Wednesday events below.Wellness Wednesdays10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Scott CourtyardFebruary 5th – Social Wellness, Breakfast Burrito with a BuddyFebruary 12th – Let’s Talk About Sex…& Healthy RelationshipsFebruary 19th – Campus Well, Online Wellness Magazine & AppMarch 4th – Occupational Wellness, Academic CoachMarch 11th – Therapy 101, Learn About Mental Health Resources