Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Program Archive

SEPTEMBER 2015

Learning Strategies Center Workshop: Best Semester Ever!
Wed., Sept. 2, 4:30-5:30pm

Happiness 101: Positive Psychology Workshop
Wed., Sept. 2, 7:00-8:00pm

Switching Colleges 101: Internal Transfer Info Session
Fri., Sept. 4, 4:00-5:00pm

Career Services 101
Tues., Sept. 8, 4:45-5:30pm

Community Service 101: Public Service Center
Wed., Sept. 9, 4:45-6:00pm

Clubs Up Close! Public Service Clubs
Sun., Sept. 13, Sundays in September, 3:30–5:30pm

Learning Strategies Center Workshop: Ace That Prelim!
Wed., Sept. 16, 4:30-5:30pm

Exploring Majors and Careers 101, part 1
Thurs., Sept. 17, 3:30-4:30pm

Clubs Up Close! Mentoring Clubs
Sun., Sept. 20, Sundays in September, 3:30 -5:30pm

Study Abroad 101
Mon., Sept. 21, 4:45-6:00pm

Exploring Majors and Careers 101, part 2
Thurs., Sept. 24, 3:30-4:30pm

Clubs Up Close! Global Health and Medicine Clubs
Sun., Sept. 27, Sundays in September, 3:30–5:30pm

OCTOBER 2015

Make Your Own Emergency Stress Relief Kit!
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 9-10:30pm—room 3330
Fill a mason jar with motivational and inspirational notes and edible goodies to create an emergency kit for stressful times. Presented in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Week.
In Conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Week: Lift Your Spirits event on the Arts Quad

Take a Note, Leave a Note
Wed., Oct. 21, 1-4:00pm
It brightens your day when you brighten someone else's!  Be part of an encouragement note exchange on the Arts Quad as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. Take a note with an inspirational quote and encouraging words from a fellow Cornell student, and then leave your own note for someone else.

Engineering Advising Workshop: Got Major?
Wed., Oct. 21, 5-6:00pm—room 3330
Get help selecting a major and with semester course planning

Tat Chats, this week’s topic: Ask Us Anything, including housing questions
Fri., Oct. 23, 3-5:00pm
Once every month, the Tat Staff hosts an open forum where you can come to us about absolutely anything! Let us share our Cornell wisdom with you! Take the challenge...ask us anything!
Drop by for as little or as long as you like and talk informally with upper-level students eager to share their experience and knowledge.

Alternative Breaks 101 Info Session
Sun., Oct. 25, 4:45-5:30pm—room 3330
Alternative Spring Breaks is a student-led organization dedicated to sending hundreds of students on service-learning trips across the east coast during Spring break. Working with 17 agencies involved with social justice issues in places such as New York City, Cape Cod MA, Orlando Florida, Lake Placid NY and Welch West Virginia, Cornell students gain invaluable experience! You must attend an info session in order to apply. Presented by the Public Service Center.

Undergraduate Research 101
Mon., Oct. 26, 4:45-6:00pm—room 3330
Interested in making research a part of your Cornell experience? Come see how you can make the most of your four years by hearing from representatives from the Cornell Undergraduate Research Board, Cornell Undergraduate Research Advisors, engineering project teams, the Research Paper, Cornell Abroad, and Cornell’s Engaged Learning and Research office. Explore the many opportunities offered to undergraduates and learn how to get involved!

First-Year Parents Weekend, Tatkon Center Open House
Fri., Oct. 30, 1-3:00pm

Tat Chats, this week’s topic: Class Pre-Enroll and Tatkon Staff Recommended Courses
Fri., Oct. 30, 3-5:00pm
Not sure what classes to take next semester? Need advice? Come talk to the Tat Staff about classes you are thinking of taking, but also about classes that we highly recommend and have taken ourselves. Our staff is representative of a wide range of majors and minors and would love to be a helping hand for you in planning your next semester! Drop by for as little or as long as you like and talk informally with upper-level students eager to share their experience and knowledge.

NOVEMBER 2015

Prelim Prep and Procrastination!  Presented by the Learning Strategies Center
Wed., Nov. 4, 4:30–5:30pm
Want to manage your time better? Prepare smarter for prelims? Stop procrastinating? Get some sleep and still get your work done? Get tips, techniques, and strategies to help you get things done!

Field trip to the CURB (Cornell Undergraduate Research Board) 2015 Fall Forum Showcasing Student Research
Wed., Nov. 4, 5:15pm, meet in reception area of Tatkon
Walk with Tatkon staff and other first-years to central campus to see Cornell student research on display in the Physical Sciences Building Atrium. Talk with fellow Cornellians about their work! Stay as long or little as you like.

Worldwide Student Meetup, PIZZA SERVED!
Sun., Nov. 8, 9:00–10:00pm
Keep reaching out to new friends! Make global connections. Celebrate the diversity of the Class of 2019. Calling all students domestic and international to drop by and meet someone new!

Building Your First College Resume
Tues., Nov. 10, 3:30pm
Learn the basics of building a college resume. You will learn the process of starting a resume or taking your old resume to the next level. Open to A&S students only. Sign up on Handshake.

Professional Bootcamp  Presented by the Phi Gamma Business Fraternity
Wed., Nov.11, 4:30–6:30pm
Summer internships? Winter externship? Barely have a résumé, let alone a LinkedIn account and professional head shot... No worries! Get one-on-one help with your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, free headshot, practice your interview skills, and learn how to effectively network with professionals. Come for 15 minutes or stay for 2 hours. It's up to you.  See you there!

Tackling Alzheimer’s: Faculty Coffeehouse, Two Faculty, Two Projects
Thurs., Nov.12, 4:45–6:00pm
Join us at the Tatkon Center (room 3330) for a gerontology-related faculty coffeehouse with informal faculty presentations on molecular biology lab research and field work engaging memory with music. Pizza will be served! Bring a friend. Open to all students! One of the goals of this event is to get Cornell student organizations interested in aging issues to join in the work of the national Music & Memory project: http://musicandmemory.org. Viewing the film Alive Inside is recommended for more info. Several short clips will be shown at the coffeehouse. Most of us know at least one of the 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. What are we as a society doing to help? What can students do? This faculty coffeehouse will highlight different ways to address Alzheimer’s - from scientific research into a molecular switch that goes awry in the disease, to using music to improve the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s. Mary Ann Erickson (Associate Professor and Chair of the Aging Studies Program at Ithaca College and Cornell Ph.D. in Human Development ’98) will discuss the Music & Memory Project that is being implemented with elders nationally as well as in Ithaca, using examples from the film Alive Inside. Linda Nicholson (Professor in the Field of Biophysics and Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Cornell) will discuss her lab’s discovery of a two-state molecular switch involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease, and their current development of small molecules to block the pathogenic form of this switch.

RisExpo: Art Exhibition from the Risley Shops
Fri., Nov. 13, noon–5pm
RisExpo is the culmination of the semester’s work in Risley’s workshops! An exposition of community creativity, the event will showcase different works of art that have been created by Risleyites and Out-of-House Members. Offering 11 different workshops of diverse creative expression, Risley adds a keystone artistic element to the residential community at Cornell. Risley has opportunity for any level of experience in the creative arts, and we encourage everyone to stop by to find out how you can get involved, take a look at what incredible art has been created this semester, and eat some free food. (Yes, we will have snacks!)

Q Chats: Office Hours with Director LGBT Resource Center
Thurs., Nov. 19, 2:00-4:00pm

RA Info Session: Learn About the Job and Application Process
Thurs., Nov. 19, 6:30–8:30pm

Free Film Screening and Pizza: YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip
Fri., Nov. 20, 5pm
Visit www.yert.com
In conjunction with the Campus Sustainability Office and the upcoming Energy Smackdown competition, come see YERT which showcases novel ways that people are helping combat climate change and environmental degradation. Open to everyone.

Switching Colleges 101  Presented by the Office of Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degrees
Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degree Applicant Workshop: Crafting your Personal Statement and Resume
Mon., Nov. 23, 4:30–5:30pm
Get help increasing the clarity and quality of your personal statement and resume before the December 4 college transfer application deadline.

Freshmen Business Bootcamp
Mon., Nov. 23, 6:00–7:30pm
Learn from peers about different business industries, such as tech, investment banking, consulting, sales & trading, and human resources. Speakers who have worked in these fields will share their experiences from the beginning of the recruiting process to the actual job. A brief review of how to use Handshake and how to refine your elevator pitch will also be given. This is a great opportunity for freshmen to learn more about business fraternities on campus before spring recruitment.
Presented by Delta Sigma Pi

DECEMBER 2015

World AIDS Day Informal Faculty Presentation & Discussion on Women’s Education and Health
Tues., Dec. 1,   5–6pm
Join us on World AIDS Day for an informal discussion on women’s education and health featuring N’Dri Assié-Lumumba, President of the Comparative and International Education Society and Cornell professor of international education, African social history, and gender in the Africana Studies and Research Center. Pizza served!
Sponsored by the SchoolGirl Project (SGP).  SGP is a student club dedicated to bridging the gender gap in education. SGP is committed to supporting female education at all levels by partnering with grassroots organizations  and raising awareness on campus.

Make Your Own Emergency Stress Relief Kit
Tues., Dec. 1, 9pm
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Fill a mason jar with motivational and inspirational notes, edible goodies, tattoos, relaxation cards, and other fun stuff to create an emergency kit for stressful times. Add to a community drawing, do origami.
Presented in partnership with Cornell Minds Matter and Gannett Health Services.

FEBRUARY 2016

RESUME CRITIQUE, WALK-IN SERVICE FOR ARTS & SCIENCES STUDENTS
Mon & Tues, Feb 1 & 2, Feb 7 & 8, 7-9pm
Arts & Sciences Career Development will hold walk-in hours for resume and cover letter critiques this semester at the Tatkon Center. They can help you build your resume, even if you don’t yet have one, take your current resume to the next level, or tailor your resume to a specific job. They can also assist you in writing or editing cover letters for jobs, internships, and other career-related experiences.

NETWORKING 101- FRESH ALUMNI CONNECTIONS PROGRAM
Wed, Feb 3 & Mon, Feb 8, 4:30pm
Visit the Cornell FRESH program website.
Come to either info session. Presented by Career Services
Interested in exploring a career field? Wonder what a particular industry is actually like? Would you like to connect with alumni? Check out the FRESH Alumni Connections Program to connect with an alumnus for either an informational phone interview or an in-person job shadowing experience. Students will get an insider’s view of an organization, career field, and position. Many externships take place over spring break and/or can occur after finals in May. Students work closely with their individual sponsor to identify a mutually convenient time for the job shadowing visit. The application deadlines are: Round 1 – 2/11, | Round 2 – 3/1.

KEYS TO A GREAT SEMESTER! Tips from the Learning Strategies Center
Thurs, Feb 4, 4:30-5:30pm
Start the semester off right with tips and strategies for time management, test preparation, problem-solving, reading, and more!

ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAKS 101 Presented by the Public Service Center
Sun, Feb 7, 5pm, pizza served!
Alternative Spring Breaks is a student-led organization dedicated to sending hundreds of students on service-learning trips across the east coast during Spring break. Working with 17 agencies involved with social justice issues in places such as New York City, Cape Cod MA, Orlando Florida, Lake Placid NY and Welch West Virginia, Cornell students gain invaluable experience! You must attend an info session in order to apply.

SWITCHING COLLEGES 101 Presented by the Office of Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degrees
Mon, Feb 8, 4:30-5:30pm
If interested in pursuing a major unavailable in your current college or just want to know more about the internal transfer process and requirements, attend this presentation.

READ FASTER
Tues, Feb 9, 4:30-5:30pm
Learn how to tackle your reading assignments while increasing your reading speed at this interactive one hour session presented by Cornell’s peer tutors from the Learning Strategies Center.

LET’S MEDITATE!
Tues, Feb 9, 9-9:30pm, offered weekly, co-sponsored by Gannett
Cultivating a practice of mindfulness is a smart investment in your career, your health, and your overall happiness. Individuals who meditate seem to feel better, do better, and find that the practice sustains them in their personal and professional lives. This weekly Guided Meditation Series offers an opportunity for all members of the Cornell community to practice a relaxing and restorative technique supported by scientific research.

RESUME WRITING 101 Presented by Career Services
Wed, Feb 10, 4:30-6:00pm
Whether you want to brush up your high school resume, starting from scratch, or just want to try something new, this workshop will give you good tips on how to design a strong, clear and concise resume. You can use this resume to apply for summer jobs, internships, research experience, and more! Bring a copy of your current resume (if you have one!) and questions about your experience!

OFF-CAMPUS LIVING 101 Presented by Off Campus Living and the Office of Financial Aid, Options, contracts, landlords, budgets: successfully living off-campus
Thurs, Feb 11, 4:30pm
Nearly 49% of undergraduate students and 85% of graduate students at Cornell live off-campus. Come learn about finding housing, signing a lease, working with a landlord, and receive tools to help you plan financially for living off-campus.

EXPLORING MAJORS & CAREERS 101 Presented by Career Services
Mon, Feb 22, 4:30-6pm
Over half of Cornell students change their major by graduation and a majority of students will say they had no idea what they wanted to do when they started college. Confused about classes? About life? Come hear Career Services talk about your options and know that it WILL be okay! You will find what you love to do!

ACE THAT PRELIM! Presented by the Learning Strategies Center
Wed, Feb 24, 4:30-5:30pm
Exams got you down? Spending hours in the library but getting nothing done? This workshop is for YOU! Learn nifty study skills and tools of the trade to make the most out of your studying and rise to the top of your class!

STUDY ABROAD 101 Presented by Cornell Abroad and First in Class/First Generation Student Initiatives
Mon, Feb 29, 4:30pm
Find out all you need to know about options and how to finance study abroad at this info session. It is not too early to be planning! Advance your academic, personal and professional goals by studying abroad. Cornell Abroad offers over 350 programs around the world. Financial Aid goes with you! Take your degree global with field research, course & internship combinations, and classes in English and other languages in great universities around the world. Specialized programs, including pre-med, are available. Find out more at this info session.

MARCH 2016

RESEARCH 101: Ins and Outs for First-Years
Tues, Mar 1, 4:30-6pm
Interested in applying for research at Cornell? Learn the secrets of finding positions, contacting lab directors, and what to expect as an undergraduate researcher! Members of CURB (Cornell Undergraduate Research Board) and their peer advising program will discuss their experiences with various research opportunities, finding advisors, and starting projects. This will be followed by a student panel discussing all the ins and outs of getting involved in research now!

RESEARCH TIPS AND TRICKS     NEW at Tatkon! Presented by CU Library
Tuesdays in March, 4:30-6:30pm
1:1 help!
March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22
Databases got your down? Know how to navigate all the resources available to you! Drop in for a one-on-one session to help make your research better, easier, and faster.

LET’S MEDITATE!
Tues, Mar 1, 9-9:30pm, offered weekly, co-sponsored by Gannett
Individuals who meditate seem to feel better, do better, and find that the practice sustains them in their personal and professional lives. This weekly Guided Meditation offers an opportunity for all members of the Cornell community to practice a relaxing and restorative technique supported by scientific research.

TATKON FACULTY TALK AND DISCUSSION
Race and ethnic disparities in higher education
Wed., Mar 2, 4pm
Steven E. Alvarado is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. His research interests include the socioeconomic and contextual determinants of children's educational and health outcomes. His talk will focus on the ways that academics can constructively contribute to the ongoing debates surrounding how to address racial and ethnic disparities in higher education.

TAT CHAT, occurs weekly
Thurs, Mar 3, 8:30-9:30pm
Free tea and hot chocolate
Take a study break and ASK the Tat Staff ANYTHING!

Showcased Student Organization: MAYOR POTENCIAL
Thurs, Mar 3, 4:30-6pm
Drop in and meet members who are working to aid a Honduran school. Ask about their service learning trips and how to get involved.

Showcased Student Organization: PROJECT HOPE
Fri, Mar 4, 3-5:30pm
Talk with members of this student org who are engaged in improving education in rural China and learn how to get involved.

CAREER SERVICES 101
Mon, Mar 7, 4:30pm
Wondering what Cornell Career Services can offer you? This workshop focuses on the many ways in which the college offices and Cornell Career Services work together to provide a wide variety of effective resources, one-on-one assistance, and presentations to help you with your career planning and job search throughout your time at Cornell.

LET’S MEDITATE!
Tues, Mar 8, 9-9:30pm, offered weekly, co-sponsored by Gannett
Individuals who meditate seem to feel better, do better, and find that the practice sustains them in their personal and professional lives. This weekly Guided Meditation offers an opportunity for all members of the Cornell community to practice a relaxing and restorative technique supported by scientific research.

TAT CHAT, occurs weekly
Thurs, Mar 10, 8:30-9:30pm

Free tea and hot chocolate
Take a study break and ASK the Tat Staff ANYTHING!

CORNELL MINDS MATTER
Study Break: pot bamboo and make your own trailmix!
Sun, Mar 13, 9pm

LET’S MEDITATE!
Tues, Mar 15, 9-9:30pm, offered weekly, co-sponsored by Gannett
Individuals who meditate seem to feel better, do better, and find that the practice sustains them in their personal and professional lives. This weekly Guided Meditation offers an opportunity for all members of the Cornell community to practice a relaxing and restorative technique supported by scientific research.

TAT CHAT, occurs weekly
Thurs, Mar 17, 8:30-9:30pm
Free tea and hot chocolate
Take a study break and ASK the Tat Staff ANYTHING!

DESSERTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD Organized by Residential and New Student Programs
Sun, Mar 20, 3:30-5:30pm

LET’S MEDITATE!
Tues, Mar 22, 9-9:30pm, offered weekly, co-sponsored by Gannett
Individuals who meditate seem to feel better, do better, and find that the practice sustains them in their personal and professional lives. This weekly Guided Meditation offers an opportunity for all members of the Cornell community to practice a relaxing and restorative technique supported by scientific research.

APRIL 2016

RESEARCH BOOTCAMP  The first of three April presentations by CU Library
Tues, Apr 5, 4:30-5:30pm  
Having trouble getting through that research paper? Learn more, de-stress!
Will cover getting started with research, managing those pesky citations, and how to locate an item once you find it.

PROFESSIONAL BOOTCAMP  Presented by Phi Gamma Nu and the South Asian Council
Wed, Apr 6, 4:30-6pm
Student panel covering personal experiences in the industries of Finance, Tech, Consulting and Marketing. Learn about the culture and recruiting tips of each industry. Following Q&A, attend the networking session, talk to brothers of PGN, and get a free professional photo.

IN RECOGNITION OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS WEEK
Thurs, Apr 7 and Fri, Apr 8, 12-4pm
Visit the table in Balch courtyard; talk with reps from Student Assembly.

FILM SCREENING: MISS REPRESENTATION   Hosted by Balch Hall for the entire community
Fri, Apr 8, 5pm
Learn about media and its portrayal of women. Come for dinner and a discussion with faculty.

MAT SCI EXPO
Mon, Apr 11, 4:15-6:45pm
Liquid nitrogen ice cream, superconducting levitating magnets, the most cool electric and elastic diversions in engineering! Plus students and faculty to give you info on the Dept of Materials Science & Engineering.

RESEARCH POSTER DESIGN  An interactive workshop by CU Library
Tues, Apr 12, 4:30-5:30pm
Learn best practices and useful resources for research poster design! In this short interactive workshop, review basic design principles by judging existing posters and learn about the resources for poster printing at Mann Library.

TIME MANAGEMENT AND TEST PREP!  Presented by the Learning Strategies Center
Wed, Apr 13, 4:30-5:30pm
Want to get more done (and get more sleep!)?  Learn strategies for balancing your workload, studying for tests, getting papers done faster, and more!

FILM SCREENING: THE MASK YOU LIVE IN  Hosted by Balch Hall for the entire community
Sun, Apr 17, 6pm
Boys and young men negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Come for dinner and a discussion with faculty.

INTERGROUP DIALOGUE PROJECT / ORDINARY PEOPLE PERFORMANCE
Mon, Apr 18, 4:30pm
Performance and open dialogue about race in the Cornell community moderated by faculty members and TAs.

EFFECTIVE PRESENTATIONS  Presented by CU Library
Tues, Apr 19, 4:30-5:30pm
In this workshop we will show you where to find images that can be used legally and ethically, and give tips to design visually compelling slides that will get your points across effectively and boost your confidence as a presenter.

FACULTY COFFEEHOUSE: CAN WE END MASS INCARCERATION?
Wed, Apr 20, 4:30pm
Join Professor Christopher Wildeman for a presentation and discussion on the difficulty of cutting incarceration in half within the next 15 years. Christopher Wildeman is an Associate Professor of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. His research and teaching interests revolve around the consequences of mass imprisonment for inequality, with emphasis on families, health, and children.

LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL/HAVEN  To honor HAVEN’S first–ever Queer week
Wed, Apr 20, 4:45-6:45pm
Write-a-Thon for Trans Whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Chelsea is a transgender woman and political prisoner who sits behind bars for giving government documents to Wikileaks.

FINANCIAL AID RE-APPLICATION WORKSHOP
Tues, Apr 26, 4:30pm
FAFSA? CSS? What?! Applying for Financial Aid for next year? Bring your laptop and any questions you have to our help session. A representative from the Cornell Financial Aid Office will personally guide you through the beginnings of this process and help you avoid any confusion!

SWITCHING COLLEGES 101, APPLICATION WORKSHOP  Presented by the Division for Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degrees
Wed, Apr 27, 4:30-5:30pm

FILM SCREENING: THE HUNTING GROUND  Hosted by Balch Hall for the entire community
Sun, May 1, 6pm
Join us for this film exploring the issue of college women and sexual assault. Come for dinner and a discussion with faculty post-screening.

MAY 2016

MOVIE AND PIZZA: THE HUNTING GROUND
Sun, May 1, 6:00-8:00pm
Join us for a free screening with pizza provided! The screening will be followed by a short optional discussion led by Laura Weiss, director of the Women's Resource Center.
THE FILM:
The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. This film explores the issue of sexual assault on college campuses and the problematics of injustice and cultural norms that contribute to this nationwide epidemic. More info at www.thehuntinggroundfilm.com. Swing by if you can and don't miss this important message.

Risley Expo
Sun, May 8, 6:00-8:00pm
Great art and great food! See student art made in the Risley workshops and learn about memberships.