Updates

  • 2018 Class Council
    • First Study break scheduled for Wednesday November 5th - plan to have a study break the first Wednesday of every month
    • Party planned for November 13th contingent on JCC funding
  • 2017 Class Council
    • Trying to break 200 sales on apparel
    • Planning Major Discovery Series
    • Welcomed appointed class council: Ned Brose, Josh Sudman, and Doan Ho
    • Adanma Raymond, 2017 Vice President, has been planning a fall relaxation event
  • 2016 Class Council
    • Tonight is their big grilled cheese event where they will be giving away grilled cheese and have sign ups for class apparel
    • Boat formal, planned by Anne Scotti, 2016 Vice President, is set
  • 2015 Class Council
    • Appointed CC representative to Senior Week committee
    • Will be looking for Senior Dinner Co-Chairs
  • Policy Committee
    • Saaket Pradham, 2016 Class President, discussed the UEM Student Events Advisory Committee Meeting
      • Discussed more space availability in Hamilton
    • Chris Godshall, Student Services Representative, gave updates from the University Library Committee Meeting
      • Looking into lighting in Butler and more library accessibility for undergraduates
    • Godshall also discussed the Housing Advisory Committee meeting
      • CCSC will be advertising the use of televisions in residence halls
      • Godshall will be discussing hot water shutdowns with Joyce Jackson, the Director of Housing, later this week
  • President
    • Meeting with Columbia College Alumni Association
      • Talked about collaborating with them for Lit Hum day
      • Matt Forrest, Alumni Affairs Representative, discussed his plan to have alumni offices abroad send out an email to their alumni to connect them with students who are going abroad
  • Communications Committee
    • Navigate Columbia progress is going well
    • Will be working on a WTF Columbia publicity push in the coming weeks
    • Will be polling about alumni air miles fund and the need for it on campus
    • Have access to AXIS televisions in Lerner so can advertise on those now
    • Will be working with Housing to publicize the use of the televisions in residence halls
  • Finance Committee
    • Allocated the President and Provost’s fund
    • Launched Student Project Grant applications today
    • Next week will look through the Capital Investment Funds Applications
    • Will be looking at the student activities fee
  • Campus Life Committee
    • October 23: Ghostbusters with Ferris Real in addition to two other movies that are being screened
    • Tuesday, October 19 is Bagelpalooza in Shapiro
    • Archives Project: going through the archives to come up with cool, historical information to go around the buildings
  • Senate
    • Secured a third student position on PACSA
    • Will be emailing later this week about the Quality of Life survey
    • Ramis Wadood, University Senator, and Jared Odessky, University Senator, will be serving as part of the search process for the new University Librarian
    • Mental Health updates: just finished the second Open Forum of the Mental Health Task Force

 

Student Project Grants

  • Students can receive up to 2000 dollars for their grant
  • This is a unique opportunity because most of the other funding which happens through the Finance committee is for student groups rather than just students
  • Projects from previous years:
    • Resource Library: we can use this money to buy a few items which students can check out over time

 

Homecoming Presentation

  • These events are school-wide: one of the most important things that Campus Life is trying to do this year is to collaborate with other schools
  • Homecoming theme is “King of the Jungle”
  • Events
    • Yesterday, there was a screening of the Columbia-Penn away game in the Piano Lounge
    • Giveaways throughout the week everywhere around campus
    • Take a photo with the spirit committee and the organizers of the events for entry into a raffle
    • CCSC will volunteer for pep rally and the bus giveaways
    • Barnard Field Day 10/23
    • Senior tailgate at the game
  • Homecoming snapchat: CUHomecoming

 

College Days Presentation

  • Planned as an equivalent to Engineering Week
  • Built around the ideas that there is a saturation of campus events throughout the year, that the campus environment is very stressful and that there is a dearth of Columbia College specific events
  • Working Outline of College Days (Week 3/29-4/4)
    • Sunday: Lit Hum Day
      • Opening Ceremony, four class dinner at night, projecting Lit Hum books or banners across campus
    • Monday: Contemporary Civilization Day
      • Service at and to Columbia: community service event and advocacy/political activity event
    • Tuesday: Art Hum Day
      • Visual arts displays, shuttles to free museums around campus, large mural on College Walk
    • Wednesday: Music Hum Day
      • Musical showcases, a cappella groups to sing on campus in between classes, music from speakers on low steps, jam sessions in John Jay Lounge
    • Thursday: Global Core and Science Requirement Day
      • Because these are the two requirements in which Columbia students get to pick their own classes, we would partner with other student groups to execute their own programming
    • Friday: Swim Test Day
      • A Day of Hydration: as the day before Bacchanal, want to program with [email protected] and a large swim test event
  • Weeklong Partnerships and Activity
    • College Days T-Shirts and CC Giveaways
    • CCE
      • “Did You Know” jobs showcase
    • Bacchanal
      • Lion Tamer publicity/training: students positioned through the crowd as a resource
    • We are still looking for more partnerships
  • Discussion
    • What inspired College Days?
      • We had College Days in 2012 and, since then, it has ended
      • Doesn’t have to come from us as CCSC but is a school spirit event
    • U. Writing Day?
      • Slam poetry? Quotes around campus?
      • ABC (discussing this as a separate event) wants to have a showcase of student publications
    • Lion on Campus? Can bring it up in the meeting with the advisor
    • Potential issues with having music playing during the day and with classes? Would probably play the music at night
    • Wednesday with Music Hum – can we have student performers who aren’t necessarily student groups