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April 2017

CU APAHM (Asian Pacific American Heritage Month) invites students to participate in events through the month of April in recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Event Description
CU APAHM (Asian Pacific American Heritage Month) invites students to participate in events through the month of April in recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The organizers strive to bring broader awareness of the Asian American/ APIA community and its rich history to campus. APAHM celebrates the culture, investigates the issues, and showcases the talents of Asian Pacific Islander Americans within and beyond the Columbia University community. 

Information about upcoming events can be found on the APAHM Facebook page.

April 2017

Columbia Health and Sexual Violence Response invites students to participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) throughout April by attending various events, including lectures, film screenings, exercise classes and more.

Event Description
Columbia Health and Sexual Violence Response (SVR) invites students to participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) throughout April by attending various events, including lectures, film screenings, exercise classes and more. 

Information about sexual assault prevention can be found on the SVR Facebook page.

Posted: March 23

The Academic Planning and Administration Office of Columbia College is seeking a student to work part-time as an Academic Planning and Administration Bulletin Assistant. The student will serve as the Assistant Editor of the Columbia College Bulletin.

Position Dates: April - July 2017

Position Description
The Academic Planning and Administration Office provides resources for Columbia College students, all instructors teaching Columbia College students, and all faculty and staff charged with advising Columbia College students in the academic departments. 
The Academic Planning and Administration Bulletin Assistant serves as the Assistant Editor of the Columbia College Bulletin. The main function of this position is copy editing and proofreading submissions from academic departments and administrative offices.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in editing information submitted by various departments and preparing information to be added to the Columbia College Bulletin
  • Using the Columbia College style guide to provide editing for language, spelling, style, grammar, punctuation, and formatting, to ensure language consistency across all Bulletin text submitted by academic departments and administrative offices
  • Entering edited text into Bulletin systems: CourseLeaf Catalog (CAT) and CourseLeaf Course Inventory Management (CIM)
  • Assisting in training new CourseLeaf users and coordinates with Columbia College Information Technologies (CCIT) on CIM issues raised by users
  • Assisting with event planning for the Columbia College Class Day (i.e. graduation) and University Commencement activities, such as the Awards and Prizes ceremony and Phi Beta Kappa induction ceremony

Position Requirements

  • Excellent verbal, oral, and written skills as well as interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with PC computers, MS Word and Excel

Time Commitment
Part-time; 10-15 hrs/week in April and May, 25-30 hrs/week in June, 10-15 hrs/week per week in July, until mid-July

Employment Type
Casual

Compensation
$14 - $15 per hour, commensurate with experience

Apply
To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Amy Khon, Assistant Director of Academic Planning and Administration.

Posted: March 2

Registration for all three summer sessions is currently open. Course descriptions and additional information are available on the Columbia Summer 2017 website.

Event Description

Registration for all summer sessions opened on Mon., Feb. 27. Course descriptions and additional information are available on the Columbia Summer 2017 website.

Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisors prior to registration to discuss program requirements. For important information about taking summer courses as a GS student, visit the Summer Courses page.

Upcoming Registration Deadlines

Summer Session 1 (D): Mon., May 22 - Fri. June 30
Regular Registration Period: Mon., Feb. 27 - Mon., May 22
Late Registration Period: Tues., May 23 - Fri., May 26

Summer Session 2 (Q): Mon., July 3 - Fri., Aug. 11
Regular Registration Period: Mon., Feb. 27 - Mon., July 3
Late Registration Period: Wed., July 5 - Mon., July 10

12 - Week Session (X): Mon., May 22 - Fri., Aug. 11
Regular Registration Period: Mon., Feb. 27 - Mon., May 22
Late Registration Period: Tues., May 23 - Fri., May 26

Application Deadline: April 26

GS students are invited to apply for a front desk position with the University Visitors Center.

Position Description
GS students are invited to apply for a front desk position with the University Visitors Center.

Responsibilities include:

  • Greeting visitors as well as providing directions, written materials, and general information about the University as requested
  • Leading groups of visitors (prospective students, tourists, etc.) on walking tours
  • Monitoring front office: tables should be kept neat and publications readily available, stock desks and shelves as needed, alert staff if publications need to be ordered
  • Ensuring copies of self-guided tours are available
  • Maintaining an accurate tally of visitors based on categories listed on the daily log
  • Answering phones and deliver messages to appropriate parties
  • Keeping front desk and waiting areas neat and tidy
  • Completing other Visitors Center projects as assigned

Position Requirements

  • Courtesy, tact, good judgment, patience, and resourcefulness
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with a large and diverse group of people with a variety of interests and needs

Time Commitment
Part-time; 10-20 hours per week, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Employment Type
Casual or work-study

Compensation
$13 per hour

Apply
To apply, please send a CV/resume and a copy of your class schedule (tentative is okay) to Joy Achuonjei as soon as possible, and no later than April 26.

Event Date: Wed., April 26

Members of the Columbia University community are invited to wear denim as a visible sign of support for survivors of sexual violence. Denim Day is a day for students and employees to join voices together as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

Event Description
Members of the Columbia University community are invited to wear denim as a visible sign of support for survivors of sexual violence. Denim Day is a day for students and employees to join voices together as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

In 1999, Denim Day became an international movement in response to a 1998 Italian Supreme Court decision to overturn a rape conviction. In the case, the justices reasoned the victim’s jeans were so tight that she must have helped to remove them, implying consent. The day after the court decision, women in the Italian Parliament protested by wearing jeans and holding placards that read, “Jeans: An Alibi for Rape.” In 2008, the Italian Supreme Court overturned the ruling.

  • Wear denim, jeans, a button or a sticker in support of Denim Day
  • Send a picture of your office members wearing jeans to denimday@columbia.edu
  • Sign the pledge to affirm your support
  • Attend a SAAM event

Next Event: Wed., April 26, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Students are invited to attend a Columbia Health Website Redesign Workshop to provide feedback and brainstorm ways to improve this essential resource.

Description
Students are invited to attend a Columbia Health Website Redesign Workshop to provide feedback and brainstorm ways to improve this essential campus resource. The sessions are a fun and interactive way to give back to the Columbia University community. Students can volunteer for a 30 minute user interview with a design expert, or a 60 minute user testing session. Refreshments will be provided and participants will receive a $15 dollar gift card.

Please contact Jason Lawrence with any questions.

Register for Session 1
Date and Time: Wed., April 26, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Register for Session 2
Date and Time: Wed., May 3, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Application Deadline: Mon., May 1

The Columbia University Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), Barnard Student Life, and GS Student Life are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Black Heritage Month (BHM) Leadership Team. 

Description
The Columbia University Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), Barnard Student Life, and GS Student Life are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Black Heritage Month (BHM) Leadership Team.

The BHM Leadership team is made up of students who are interested and enthusiastic about contributing their creativity and time for the development of BHM. The BHM committee and subsidiaries will meet regularly to discuss and plan all events for the month of February. Prior involvement in other organizations or leadership experience is not required for participation in the BHM committee.  

Apply

Event Date and Time: Wed., May 3, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Event Location: Center for Career Education, Conference Room

Students are invited to join Immigration Attorney Elisabeth Ames, who will present on O-1 visas for graduating students and alumni.

Event Description
Students are invited to join Immigration Attorney Elisabeth Ames, who will present on O-1 visas for graduating students and alumni. Come learn practical, clear tips on collecting evidence for the O-1. For 20 years, Ms. Ames has specialized in O-1 visas, among others, and worked successfully one-on-one with undergrads and graduates. She has lectured at Columbia Law School, NYU, Pratt, Pace Law School, CUNY Law School, New York City Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, among others. During the presentation, she will answer your questions about the time frame, evidence, costs, career goals, travel plans, and sponsorship.

Register

Application Deadline: Wed., May 24, 5 p.m.

Students are invited to apply to work as resident advisors for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Students are invited to apply to work as resident advisors for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Position Description
Resident advisors (RAs) are members of the GS Housing team who are primarily responsible for community development, mediation, programming, policy communication, and crisis intervention. RAs work collaboratively with University offices including GS Housing, the GS Dean of Students Office, University Apartment Housing, Health Services, and Public Safety. RAs report directly to Sean Trulby, Director of Student Life.

Apply
For more information about the position, and to apply, visit the Resident Advisor information page

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