Fall 2019 Programs

August/September 2019

Time Management Workshop
Wed, Sep 4, 4:30-5:30pm
Mike Chen from the Learning Strategies Center shares tips and techniques on Time Management, Test Preparation, Managing Your Toughest Classes, Reading Efficiently and more...so you can start the semester right!

Learn Canvas to Access Your Courses
Wed, Sep 4, 5:30-6:30pm
Drop in and learn from Rob Vanderlan, Associate Director, the Center for Teaching Innovation, about Canvas, Cornell’s system for managing course work. Learn how to find course materials, track due dates, receive messages from faculty, view grades, and set up the mobile app. Students from the Center for Teaching Innovation’s Tech Lab will answer questions.

Cookies, Cards, and Cornell
Wed, Sep 4, 7-9pm
Sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Decorate and (eat!) cookies, make cards for patients at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and listen to upperclassmen panelists talk about their experiences as female engineers. Bring your friends and ask questions! For more information about SWE, visit the Facebook page "Cornell SWE" or swe.cornell.edu.

International Student Meet Up
Thurs, Sep 5, 4:30-5:30pm
Sponsored by the International Student Union (ISU)
No matter the country you’re from, language you speak, or culture you identify with, join us for a student panel featuring ISU members from multiple countries to discuss life at an American university, as well as to answer your questions. Meet students from all over the world. Light drinks and snacks will be served.

WICC Welcome Week: Board Game Night
Thurs, Sep 5, 5-7pm
Tatkon library area
If you like friendly competition and a free dinner, come to the Tatkon library lounge for a fun night of board games with WICC (Women in Computing at Cornell). Feel free to bring friends and your favorite game. Hope to see you there!

Chat @ the Tat
Thurs, Sep 5, 8-9pm
Talk with Tat student staff about things important for first years to know: where to eat on central, how to email your professor for an extension, favorite study places, fun clubs to join, the logistics of being organized, health and wellness tips, anything on your mind.

Speed Friending Fridays
Fri, Sep 6, 3:30-5pm
Come make friends. Everyone’s invited. Spend three to five minutes chatting with participants answering these or other ice breaker questions: Do you prefer to live in the country or city? If you could learn a new skill, what would it be? What’s your favorite childhood memory? What are you most thankful for? How would you spend your ideal day? Describe yourself using one word. What are your hidden talents? Cookies served.

Association of Computer Science Undergrad Meet & Greet
Fri, Sep 6, 4-5:30pm
Room 3331
Network with and get tips from CS majors. The organization has 400+ members and hosts 100+ events every year.

4th Annual CU Downtown
Sat, Sep 7, 1-5pm
Don’t miss one of the biggest events of the year. Get off campus and explore downtown!
From Japanese drumming to a cappella to jazz to high-energy Indian dancing, to a guest student balloon artist, scavenger hunt, and free cider and donuts for the first 1000 attendees, this is guaranteed to be a super fun, eclectic, nonstop showcase of Cornell student talent and a community-wide celebration of the start of the school year! The event is free plus lots of student discounts and giveaways at shops and restaurants. Free TCAT bus shuttle from the Risley and Jessup Road stops (beside the Townhouses). Check with your RAs for group departure info. Want to walk downtown via Cascadilla Gorge? Meet in Mews courtyard at 12:45pm.

Mindfulness Mondays: Dogs! Dogs! Dogs!
Mon, Sep 9, 8-9pm
Come to our first Mindfulness Mondays of the term. Take this hour to remember to take care of yourself and relax with doggies! Cultivating a practice of mindfulness is a smart investment in your career, health, and overall happiness. The focus of the session will vary from week to week.

Transferring to Another College Within Cornell Info Session
Mon, Sep 9, 4:30pm
If interested in pursuing a major unavailable in your current college or for any other reason, you want to know more about the internal transfer process and requirements, this is for you!

Meet CUAir Engineering Project Team Members
Mon, Sep 9, 5:30pm and Wed, 5-7pm
CUAir is looking for students passionate about design, development, and testing in principles such as mechanical and aerospace, electrical, computer science, management, and more.

Interested in representing the Class of 2023 and joining Cornell’s oldest student organization?
Tues, Sep 10, 5-6pm
Check out Class Council, a student government organization that nurtures togetherness and pride. Pizza served.

Society for India Ice Cream Social
Wed, Sep 11, 4-5pm
Meet e-board members. Make new friends and eat sweet treats.

Snack & Chat
Wed, Sep 11, 4-5pm
Chat 1:1 or in small groups with academic advisors from across Cornell, who will answer questions related to study skills, planning your undergraduate career, interacting with professors, etc. Refreshments served.

Chat @ the Tat
Thurs, Sep 12, 8-9pm
Join an informal chat with Tatkon staff members about all things important for first years to know: where to eat on central, how to e-mail your professor for an extension, favorite study places, fun clubs to join, Cornell traditions, the logistics of being organized. Topics will vary from week to week, and first years are invited to ask anything on their mind.

Presidential Debate Watch Party with Cornell Dems
Thurs, Sep 12, 8pm
Watch the livestream. Make some new friends.

Speed Friending Friday
Fri, Sep 13, 3:30-5pm
Have fun making new friends and enlarging your social network. Everyone’s invited.

Meet Up for Music: Get a free ticket for this week’s Bailey Hall concert with Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science
Fri, Sep 13, 7:15pm, meet in Tatkon reception area
Tatkon has 10 tickets to give away for each concert this term. First come, first serve; a waitlist will be collected if needed. Hosted by a music ambassador and Takon staff; meet up at 7:15pm at Tatkon for cookies and socializing, then walk together to the concert hall for the 8pm concert. Social Science is the latest project from Grammy Award-winning producer and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. Social Science uses their eclectic blend of jazz, indie rock, and Hip Hop to explore critical themes impacting society. The band takes on topics such as social justice, racial equality, gender and sexuality, mass incarceration, and ongoing sociopolitical concerns.

Calling All First-Year Athletes on North
Sun, Sep 15, 6pm
Meet Mews Hall Faculty Fellow John Sipple, Cornell's faculty athletic representative to the Ivy League and the NCAA. Learn about the rights, obligations, and opportunities for student athletes. Bring any questions/concerns. Pizza served.

Mindfulness Mondays @ Tatkon: Meditation with Live Music, solo Bach performed by violinist and Cornell Prof. Ariana Kim
Mon, Sep 16, 8-9pm
Take this hour to take care of yourself at Tatkon’s 2nd Mindfulness Mondays. This will be one of Tatkon’s most special events of the term. Prof Ariana Kim made her New York recital debut at Carnegie's Weill Hall during her graduate studies at Juilliard and is now a tenured professor at Cornell in the Department of Music.  
Join us as she plays solo Bach in an intimate setting at the Tatkon Center. Ithaca College Professor Mary Ann Erickson will begin the program by setting the framework for how to use music to be mindful.
Cultivating a practice of mindfulness is a smart investment in your career, health, and overall happiness. Don’t miss this!

Cornell Rocketry Project Team Info Session
Mon, Sep 16, 5pm
Check out this engineering project team dedicated to designing, assembling, and launching high-powered rockets. Whether you love rockets or want to develop your engineering, software, hardware or business skills through cool projects, learn about Cornell Rocketry!

Ace that Prelim! A study skills workshop presented by the Learning Strategies Center
Wed, Sep 18, 4:30pm
Want to study more efficiently? To study in the right way for the different kinds of prelims you have? To balance your work when you have multiple prelims? Mike Chen from the Learning Strategies Center will present tips and techniques that will help you to Ace that Prelim!

Engineering Career Fair Team (ECaFT)
Wed, Sep 18, 4:30pm
The Cornell Engineering Career Fair Team (ECaFT) is recruiting. ECaFT is an undergraduate student-run organization dedicated to planning and executing the Spring Engineering, Technical & Entrepreneurial Career Fair in February, and the fall and spring Engineering Project Showcases. We work year-round with Cornell’s engineering Co-op & Career Services Office to recruit companies from all over the nation for these unique and large-scale networking events.
Subteams include Logistics, Corporate Relations, Public Relations, and Technology.

Association of Computer Science Undergrads (ACSU)
Thu, Sep 19, 5pm
Want to learn more about joining the Association of Computer Science Undergraduates (ACSU) as an officer? Come to our Info Session and meet our teams and E-Board.

Chat @ the Tat
Thurs, Sep 19, 8-9pm
Come ask about anything on your mind. Utilize the Tatkon Center student staff. They were all Cornell first years!

Speed Friending Friday
Fri, Sep 20, 3:30-5pm
Have fun making new friends.

Hindu Student Council Social
Fri, Sep 20, 3:00-5pm
Come to The Hindu Student Council (HSC) Social! There will be fun crafts, games, and snacks. Meet the E-Board and learn how you can get involved in the Cornell Hindu community.

Mindfulness Mondays: take a break for your health and happiness!
Work on a sewing project that will become a public art installation on refugees

Mon, Sep 23, 8:00-9:00pm
Come stitch a panel and discuss the Johnson’s contemporary art exhibition, how the light gets in, centered on human im/migration. Insomnia Cookies will be served for participants. No sewing experience required.
The Johnson Museum Club and Student Educators are participating in the 25 Million Stitches project conceived of and organized by Sacramento-based artist, Jennifer Kim Sohn. Her two objectives are to engage as many participants to raise awareness of this global refugee crisis as possible and to amass 25 million stitches to visually represent the sheer volume of refugees displaced around the globe.

Board Games + Brownies with Cornell Minds Matter
Tues, Sep 24, 7:00-9:00pm
Take a break, relax, make friends!

Chat @ the Tat
Thurs, Sep 26, 8-9pm
Talk with Tatkon student staff about anything on your mind.
Café lounge area

Improving your Writing
Thurs, Sep 26, 8-9pm

Speed Friending Friday
Fri, Sep 27, 3:30-5pm
Have fun making new friends.

Meet up for Music: two opportunities!
Sun, Sept. 29, 3pm, the Cornell Orchestra in Bailey Hall. Meet up in front of Tatkon (Cradit Farm Drive side) at 2:30pm then walk to Bailey together. (Tickets not required for this event.)
Sep 30, 8pm Bailey Hall Concert- free tickets to hear world-class classical pianists Daniil Trifonov and Sergei Babayan
Tatkon has 10 tickets to give away.  First come, first serve. Meet up at 7:15pm at Tatkon for cookies and socializing, then walk together to the concert hall.




















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