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Founders Room, McConnell Center

1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

The Founders Room is on the top floor of McConnell Center.

October 2016

Lecture: “Understanding the Contemporary Murals of Northern Ireland”

October 5, 2016 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States
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Public Art, Identity and Space

"Understanding the Contemporary Murals of Northern Ireland" Lecture by Dr. Tony Crowley Tony Crowley is Chair of English at the University of Leeds, UK; he has published widely on the interrelations between culture and politics, including Wars of Words (Oxford, 2006) and Scouse: A Social and Cultural History (Liverpool, 2012); his collection of photographs from Northern Ireland 1979-2016 is held in the Murals of Northern Ireland archive in the CCDL.

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February 2017

Entertainment Careers! Resume Review & Networking Event

February 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

Pitzer Career Services and the Claremont Entertainment & Media (CEM) alumni group have teamed up to bring this event to you!  Have your resume reviewed and network with Claremont College alumni working in the entertainment industry. Lunch is included. Sign up on ClaremontConnect powered by Handshake. All Claremont College students are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Career Services.  

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Don’t Mourn…Organize! Taking Direct Action to Resist Facism

February 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

Keith McHenry, the co-founder of Food Not Bombs, will discuss his organization's mission to feed the hungry and ways to take direct action to resist the rise of fascism.

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Democratizing Sustainable Food

February 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

Local, Organic, Sustainable...Accessible? Join Huerta del Valle, the Claremont Farmers Market, the Los Angeles Food Policy Council and Bon Appetit for a panel discussion deconstructing sustainable food's elite reputation and brainstorming ways to improve access to good food for all.

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March 2017

Federal Perkins and/or Pitzer College Loan Exit Counseling

March 28, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:40 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

As a graduating senior who borrowed on the Federal Perkins and/or Pitzer College Loan program you must complete a mandatory loan exit counseling session.  This session will inform you on how much you have borrowed, as well as provide information regarding repayment of your loan. Your counseling session will last between 10-15 minutes and you are not required to attend for the entire duration of the time slot.

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April 2017

Federal Direct Loan Exit Counseling

April 6, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

If you are a graduating senior who borrowed on the Federal Direct Loan program, you must complete a mandatory loan exit counseling session. This session will inform you on how much you have borrowed as well as provide information regarding repayment of your loan. Please bring the name and addresses of three references to this session.  

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Federal Perkins and/or Pitzer College Loan Exit Counseling

April 12, 2017 @ 1:15 pm - 4:40 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

If you are a graduating senior who borrowed on the Federal Perkins and/or Pitzer College Loan program you must complete a mandatory loan exit counseling session. This session will inform you on how much you have borrowed, as well as provide information regarding repayment of your loan. Your counseling session will last between 10-15 minutes and you are not required to attend for the entire duration of the time slot.

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FirstGen Senior Recognition Dinner

April 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States
FirstGen

The FirstGen Program cordially invites you to the FirstGen Senior Recognition Dinner on Sunday, April 23rd at 5 pm in the McConnell Center Founders Room. The dinner will include a senior recognition stole ceremony, student speaker Maite Cortes Garcia '17, and a special keynote by President Melvin L. Oliver. We hope you can join us in celebrating our FirstGen seniors. To RSVP please complete the registration form. If you have any questions, please email Maite Cortes Garcia at mgarcia@students.pitzer.edu or Roberta Espinoza at roberta_espinoza@pitzer.edu.

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August 2017

Get Ready for Fall Recruitment!

August 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

Looking for jobs and internships in consulting, finance and accounting? Meet with alumni working in these industries.  Focus on topics like resumes, cover letter development and interviewing. Dinner will be provided.

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September 2017

Faculty Meeting

September 7, 2017 @ 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 7, 2017

Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

All meetings will be held in McConnell Founders Room unless noted. If there is no substantive agenda for a particular meeting, it may be cancelled. Refreshments will be served at 4:00, and the meetings will begin promptly at 4:15.

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CEC Orientation Session 3

September 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

The CEC Orientation will cover important aspects of community engagement including challenges, assets, and potential for harm; student roles along with accountability, limitations, and expectations; a student panel; an overview of logistical support for course-related internships, work study or volunteers. Any student who is participating in community-based work (through Pitzer or somewhere else) should plan to attend one of these three sessions. Friday, September 8, 9-12 p.m. - Multipurpose Room, Gold Student Center Saturday, September 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. - Multipurpose Room,…

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FirstGen Welcome Dinner

September 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States
FirstGen

The FirstGen Program cordially invites you to the FirstGen Welcome Dinner NEXT TUESDAY September 12th at 5:30pm in the McConnell Founders Room.  The dinner will include a FREE FirstGen reusable shopping bag for those that RSVP.  We hope you can join us for an opportunity to welcome our new and returning FirstGen students back to campus. To RSVP, please complete the online form at: https://goo.gl/forms/46A2tx7wjmxwga3z2 by FRIDAY, September 8th. If you have any questions, contact the FirstGen Interns Laila Alvarez at lalvarez@students.pitzer.edu or Hiwet Weldeselase at hweldese@pitzer.edu.

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October 2017

College Council

October 10, 2017 @ 4:15 pm
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One event on December 7, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

All meetings will be held in McConnell Founders Room unless noted below. Refreshments will be served at 4:00, and the meetings will begin promptly at 4:15. Students and staff are invited to attend.

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Survivor Support: Best Practices and Beyond Workshop

October 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

Survivor Support: Best Practices and Beyond – An Interactive Theater Workshop with Kimberly Bautista '07 Learn best-practices and trauma-informed responses to disclosures of sexual assault and dating violence Improve your knowledge and skills as an empathetic listener Increase your knowledge to better support friends and loved ones in their healing and recovery from trauma Friday, October 20, 2017 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Founders’ Room, McConnell Center Lunch provided (GF, vegetarian, and vegan options) Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 18, 2017…

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A Crack in the Curtain: Soccer and Sport in North Korea

October 25, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

North Korea, the "Hermit Kingdom," projects itself outside of it's boarders: sport, and in particular, soccer. Award-winning journalist James Montague has just returned from North Korea to report on soccer there and to help us understand how that game has become an integral part of the state's ideology as well as its policy in projecting it's strength abroad. "A Crack in the Curtain" will look at how important sport is both culturally and politically to North Korea, and give a…

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November 2017

EXPLO Information Session

November 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States
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When Ann and Arnie Singal founded EXPLO in 1976, they created a unique summer experience for high school students that combined the best aspects of summer camps — close friendships, activities, and adventure — with a focus on intellectual engagement and lifelong learning.What can you expect from a summer position working at EXPLO? More than you might think. It’s truly a life-changing experience. For all our staff we provide a fantastic environment for professional growth. Unlike some summer jobs and…

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February 2018

WASTED! Film Screening

February 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States
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Join us for a screening of WASTED! The Story of Food Waste followed by a discussion. Learn about the effects of food waste and our efforts to reduce it. Sponsored in partnership with Pitzer College EcoCenter and CMS SSPEAR.

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March 2018

Community Town Hall Meeting

March 22, 2018 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

Come and give your input into a discussion about the design of our next Strategic Plan at a Town Hall meeting on Thursday Mar 22, from 4:15-5:30 p.m. Students, Staff and Faculty are all invited and the Academic Planning Committee is looking forward to hearing from all constituencies on important opportunities and challenges for the future of the college. Snacks provided. FMI: Please email Emma Stephens, Academic Planning Committee chair (estephen@pitzer.edu)

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April 2018

Mindfulness and Qi Gong Class

April 3, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

Drop-in mindfulness and qi gong class, 12:30 - 1 p.m., Founders Room, McConnell (Taught by Dr. Kathy Yep with ASAM82: Racial Politics of Teaching) FMI:  web:kathyyep.wordpress.com

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Film Screening and Discussion: Who Is Bozo Texino?

April 25, 2018 @ 4:15 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States
Film Screening: Who Is Bozo Texino?

Filmmaker Bill Daniel will screen and discuss his film which chronicles his 16-year search for the source of the ubiquitous and mythic rail graffiti sketch Bozo Texino.

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September 2018

Consulting, Finance and Accounting Career Intensive!

September 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

Looking for jobs and internships in consulting, finance and accounting? Meet with alumni and professionals working in these industries. Focus on topics like resumes, cover letters and interviewing skills. Dessert will be provided!

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October 2018

College Council & Strategic Planning Session

October 4, 2018 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States
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This College Council's meeting agenda is dedicated to a strategic planning discussion facilitated by Keeling & Associates. The entire Pitzer community is encouraged to attend. Visit Pitzer's 2018-19 Strategic Plan web page for more information about the College's strategic planning process. View the Project Brief

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Talk: Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought

October 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

Andrew Lo, Professor of Finance at MIT, will present a multidisciplinary approach to finance, using everything from statistical analysis to neuroscience. Lo was name by Time magazine in 2012 as one of the World's 100 Most Influential People.

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A Celebration of the Lives of Founding Faculty Lee and Ruth Munroe

October 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States
Lee and Ruth Munroe Memorial

Pitzer College will celebrate the lives of two of our most distinguished and beloved professors, the late founding faculty members Robert "Lee" Munroe & Ruth Hagberg Munroe. Saturday, October 13, 2018 2-3:30 p.m. Founders Room, McConnell Center Pitzer College Reception to follow. Learn more about the lives and work of Robert Lee Munroe and Ruth Hagberg Munroe. This celebration is an open event for friends, family, colleagues and alumni. Please email Carlos_Alvarez@pitzer.edu if you plan to attend.

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November 2018

EXPLO: Paid Summer Teaching Opportunity

November 1, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

When Ann and Arnie Singal founded EXPLO in 1976, they created a unique summer experience for high school students that combined the best aspects of summer camps — close friendships, activities, and adventure — with a focus on intellectual engagement and lifelong learning.What can you expect from a summer position working at EXPLO? More than you might think. It’s truly a life-changing experience. For all our staff we provide a fantastic environment for professional growth. Unlike some summer jobs and…

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Claremont in Entertainment & Media (CEM)

November 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

Hollywood 101 & Resume Workshop with Claremont in Entertainment & Media (CEM).  Pitzer Career Services and the Claremont in Entertainment & Media (CEM) alumni group have teamed up to bring this event to you! Have your resume reviewed and network with Claremont College alumni working in the entertainment industry! WHEN: Saturday, November 3, 2018 11:00 AM­-12:00 PM (Panel Presentation) 12:00-­2:00 PM (Resume Workshop) WHERE: Founders Room, McConnell Center, Pitzer College Alumni Participants are to be announced. All Claremont College students are…

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Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs Information Session

November 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States
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The Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs information session if an opportunity for graduating students.  Representatives from Coro Southern California will be on campus to share information about the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs. This full-time program is open to both students and alumni who will have finished their studies by August, 2019. Please see the attached Fellowship description or visit us online at www.corola.org/fellowship to view program details. Applications are due January 9th, 2019. We are thrilled to provide this life-changing…

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February 2019

Strategic Plan: Open Forum

February 7 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

Phase 1 of Pitzer’s Strategic Planning process – Engagement, Information Gathering and Planning Themes – is complete. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Pitzer’s future! We are grateful for the time and consideration you have dedicated thus far. What’s next? Now, we get down to the work of identifying and prioritizing the goals and objectives that should be included in the strategic plan. This important shared governance project will establish Pitzer’s strategic priorities for the coming years. Keeling &…

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Arts, Entertainment & Media Industry Meet Up

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

Meet and network with representatives from the arts, entertainment and media industries. Find out about jobs and internships. Students from all class years and Claremont Colleges are invited to attend!

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March 2019

College Council

March 14 @ 4:15 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States

Refreshments will be served at 4 p.m. and the meeting will begin promptly at 4:15 p.m. Students and staff are invited to attend. College Council has the power to recommend requirements for academic degrees and honors, as well as make recommendations to the President regarding the establishment of academic divisions and the creation of standing and ad hoc committees. The President or the Dean of Faculty presides as the Chair at Council meetings. Council meetings occur several times each semester…

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April 2019

Talk: The Cadiz Water Project

April 9 @ 7:00 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States
The Cadiz Water Project

The Cadiz Water Project is a controversial development that seeks to pump 50,000 acre-feet of groundwater annually from the Fenner Basin aquifer in the Mojave Desert. Cadiz Inc. asserts that the project will conserve groundwater that would otherwise be lost to evaporation and can benefit up to 400,000 people. Opponents argue that groundwater pumping would dry up springs needed by desert plants and wildlife to survive. The project continues to be politically contested at the state and federal levels. This…

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Consulting and the Future of Work: A Career Conversation with Wes Wu ’94

April 17 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Founders Room, McConnell Center, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA, CA 91711 United States
Wes Wu '94

Prepare for fall recruiting in consulting and finance through a special conversation with Wes Wu ’94. Dinner will be provided. Wes Wu is a Human Capital leader and strategist who transforms organizations for the rapidly changing workforce of the future. Wes is a Vice President of Professional Services at Visier, a leading people analytics organization. He was previously a Partner in the Ernst & Young (EY) Americas Advisory Services practice leading the West Region. In this role he helped develop…

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