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Tatkon Center Programs

Spring 2020

What About Housing for Next Year?
Tue, Jan 21, 4-5pm
Learn about Cornell’s housing process now with deadlines coming up soon. Info on program houses, residence halls, university-owned cooperatives, the West Campus House System, and off-campus housing.

Study Smarter: a presentation by the Learning Strategies Center
Wed, Jan 22, 4:30-5:30pm

Learn how to manage your time, balance your course load, read more efficiently, deal with procrastination, and study smarter not harder!

Hot Chocolate, Succulents, and Tips for the Spring Semester
Fri, Jan 24, 4–5:30pm

Discover Tatkon where you can find cool study spaces, free, weekly drop-in peer tutoring, beautiful art, and dozens of programs from January through May to help you explore Cornell’s endless opportunities. Meet our student staff and make us your home base!Join us for a hot drink and grab a succulent for your room.
 
Alternative Breaks Info Session
Sun, Jan 26, 5-7pm

Care about social justice? Want an amazing Spring Break? Learn about Cornell’s service-learning trips to Boston, Florida, NYC, and Lake Placid. Engage with community agencies in domestic violence safe houses, homeless shelters, residential treatment facilities, LGBTQIA+ youth homeless shelters, schools, and more. Attendance at an Info Session is mandatory to apply.
 
Let’s Talk
Mon, Feb 3, 2:30-4:30pm, room 3339

Drop-in, free counseling with a Cornell Health professional
 
Mindfulness Monday: Live Celtic Music with Guided Meditation
Mon, Feb 3, 8-9pm, @ the Tatkon Center, room 3330

Music is all about vibration, letting energy transfer from one form—or being—to another. Humans and harmonies flourish by resonating with each other.Join us as the chill and darkness of winter encourage us to take time to look inward.Teacher, scholar, and performer Dr. Deborah Justice will lead us in a guided meditation, supported by music from Celtic traditions on the hammered dulcimer, a lush 90-string zither.

Voices on Goodness, Gratitude & Belonging: An exhibit featuring selections from the Class of 2023 photo shoot now on display in the Tatkon Center through May. 
The exhibit will be spread across four separate locations: the Tatkon Center for First-Year Students (Feb 3-May 15), Mann Library Gallery (Feb 3-Mar 31), Jill Stuart Gallery in Human Ecology (Feb 17-Mar 13), and the Physical Sciences Building main corridor and 2nd floor atrium (Feb 3-Mar 31). Each site will have responses to a different question posed to two first-year classes, west campus, and the larger Cornell community. See these beautiful portraits and accompanying words, which offer an authentic glimpse into the spirit, hopes, and dreams of our community. Learn more here.

Exploring Careers Through Networking
Tue, Feb 4, 5-6pm, room 3343

Learn the value of exploring careers through Cornell's networking platforms: The Alumni Connections Program (ACP) and CUeLINKS! Discover how to connect with alumni for informational interviews, mentoring, and job shadowing. ACP has over 250 alumni and CUelinks has over 3000 alumni ready and eager to help you. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore, discover your career interests, and build your network! Questions? Heather Fortenberry | Career Exploration Coach | hao3@cornell.edu
 
Info Session for the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity
Tues, Feb 4, 5-6pm, room 3331 

Are you a freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences looking for an opportunity to be at the nexus of technology and humanity? Do you love Chaucer, capital markets, or Chinese, but are also fascinated with technology and data and can see the intersections between all? Come talk with current Milstein Program students to learn more about the program and how you can apply. The Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity combines a superb liberal arts education with cutting edge programs and courses at Cornell Tech over two summers at the New York City Roosevelt Island campus. Pizza served.

LGBT Resource Center Summer Options Info Session
Fri, Feb 7, 3-5pm, room 3330

Join the LGBT resource center for presentations about jobs, internships, research and housing opportunities off and on Cornell’s campus for the summer of 2020. Presentations first, then time to mingle. Students experiencing identity-based housing insecurity are encouraged to attend! Food will be served. 

Meet Up for Music
Yamato
The Drummers of Japan:a genuinely theatrical experience!
Sun, Feb 9, 3:15pmTatkon has 10+ tickets to give away to first years. First come, first serve. Make new friends, soak up an amazing performance, and enjoy beautiful Bailey Hall.Meet up at 3:15pm at Tatkon for cookies, then walk together to the concert hall.Hosted by a Tatkon staff member and Dept of Music Ambassador.Required sign up here. 

Let’s Talk
Mon, Feb 10, 2:30-4:30pm, room 3339

Drop-in, free counseling with a Cornell Health professional
 
How to Spend Your Pre-Med Summer
Mon, Feb 10, 5-6pm @ the Tatkon Center, room 3330

Wondering about options for your summer as a pre-med? Join us for an information session with career health advisor Dr. Chelsea Rule followed by a Q&A-style panel with upper-level premeds! Pizza served.  

Mindfulness Monday: Dogs!
Feb 10, 8-9pm, @ the Tatkon Center, room 3330
Take an hour for yourself and enjoy our canine visitors.

Voices on Goodness, Gratitude & Belonging: Class of 2023 Photo Shoot
Exhibit Opening with Valentine’s Day Cookies and Chocolates

Thu, Feb 13, 3:30-5pm @ all sites: Tatkon Center, PSB, Human Ecology Commons, and Mann Library
See these beautiful portraits and accompanying words, which offer an authentic glimpse into the spirit, hopes, and dreams of the class of 2023 and 2022. Learn more here.

Ace That Prelim!
Wed, Feb 12, 4:30pm

Get tips to perform your best! Presented by Mike Chen of the Learning Strategies Center.
 
Body Positive Cornell (BPC): first group meeting; all welcome
Wed, Feb 12, 8pm

Through learning and discussion, group members challenge unhealthy norms and expectations regarding health and appearance, consider their own relationships with their bodies, and cultivate greater body appreciation and overall wellbeing. Learn more here.

Using Your Personality Strengths for College and Career Success
Thu, Feb 13, 5-6:30pm

You don't have to be a superhero to have super powers. Everyone has personality strengths. In fact, knowing your natural talents, you can create a pathway to college success by choosing classes, majors, and career exploration tailored to you.Take the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and learn through this workshop how to customize your college experience to your own unique talents and capabilities!This event is limited to 30 first-year (freshman and transfer) students from any college or major. Search Handshake for "Using Your Personality Strengths for College and Career Success" to register for this workshop. Registration is required via Handshake. Registration is required via Handshake. Email hao3 ASAP, Heather Fortenberry in Career Services, for the required assessment to be completed by mid-day Wednesday.
 
Stop by Tatkon and Make a Valentine!
Friday, February 14, all day

Everything you need will be there. 

Let’s Talk
Mon, Feb 17, 2:30-4:30pm, room 3339

Drop-in, free counseling with a Cornell Health professional
 
Mindfulness Monday: Overnight Oats!
Feb 17, 8-9pm @ the Tatkon Center, room 3330

Make a delicious breakfast. Mason jar, oats and toppings provided. Check out Cornell Fitness and Recreational Services and their upcoming virtual triathlon. Mindfulness Monday is a reminder to take care of yourself!
 
Learn about Prisoner Expressand volunteering with this on-campus nonprofit doing extraordinary work mitigating the isolation, alienation, and lack of educational opportunities in prison.
Meet the Founder and Director, Gary Fine

Wed, Feb 19, 5pm @ the Tatkon Center, room 3330
Get introduced to Prisoner Express, which serves over 4000 incarcerated people in the U.S. Learn how you can volunteer on campus for this amazing organization.This is the first in a series of learning and service events focused on prisons and supported by the Class of 2023 Class Council, Tatkon, and the Office of Engagement Initiatives. Pizza served.
 
Study Break with Women in Computing at Cornell (WICC)
Wed, Feb 19, 6pm, room 3343

Tired? Stressed out? Want to unwind with other students? Well, WICC has the event for you! Join us for a study break. All majors and class years are welcome! And yes, there will be pizza!

ILR Career Services 1:1 AdvisingWed, Feb 19, 6-8pm, room 3339

Body Positive Cornell (BPC): first group meeting; all welcome
Wed, Feb 19, 8pm, room 3339

Through learning and discussion, group members challenge unhealthy norms and expectations regarding health and appearance, consider their own relationships with their bodies, and cultivate greater body appreciation and overall wellbeing. Learn more here.

Presidential Debate Watch Party with the Cornell Democrats
Wed, Feb 19, 9-11pm

Join the Cornell Democrats and La Asociación Latina for a Democratic Presidential Primary Debate Watch Party this Wednesday @ Tatkon.Come for free pizza, stay for the politics!

Post-Prelim De-Stressor: board games and pizza
Thu, Feb 20, 9-10:30pm, room 3330

Meet up for Music
Hear the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center:
known for setting the benchmark for chamber music worldwide

Thu, Feb 27, 8pm
Tatkon has tickets to give away for the next Bailey concert. This program will feature a piano and wind quintet. Make new friends, soak up an amazing performance, and enjoy beautiful Bailey Hall. Meet up at 7:15pm at Tatkon, then walk together to the concert hall. Sign up required. Hosted by a Tatkon staff member and Dept of Music Ambassador. 

LGBT Resource Center Summer Options Info Session
Fri, Feb 28, 3-5pm, room 3330

Join the LGBT resource center for presentations about jobs, internships, research, and housing opportunities in Ithaca off- and on-campus for the summer of 2020. Presentations first, then time to mingle. Food will be served! Students experiencing identity-based housing insecurity are encouraged to attend.
  
What to Do in Health Care Besides Medical School
Mon, Mar 2, 5pm, rm 3330

Are you pre-health? Not sure about medical school? Wondering what other options are out there? Join us for an information session with Cornell career health advisor Dr. Chelsea Rule followed by a Q&A-style panel with upper-level students. Pizza served.

Career Readiness: Recognizing and Articulating Your Skills to Employers
Mon, Mar 2, 5-5:45pm, rm 3331

Learn how to convey valuable transferable skills to prospective employers. And learn how these and other experiences help build skills in the competencies employers seek. See how you can turn this into bullet points on your resume or short examples for interviews. Presented by Career Services staff.
 
Mindfulness Monday: Massage Night!
Mon, Mar 2, 8-9:45pm, @ the Tatkon Center, rm 3330

Take time to take care of yourself! Come study, then get a massage. In-person sign-up in the Tatkon library required starting at 7pm. You must be here 10 minutes ahead of your scheduled time.

Internal Transfer Walk-in Advising
Tue, Mar 3, 3-5pm, rm 3339

Interested in switching colleges? Get 1:1 help.

Mainland China Student Association Internship Panel
Tue, Mar 3, 5-6:30pm, rm 3330

Learn how to navigate the internship process. Join the Mainland China Student Association for a panel about internship experiences. Meet upper-level students and hear about their experiences in a variety of industries including finance, consulting, law/government, tech, and NGO/impact. Light refreshments.
 
LGBT Minor Info Table
Sun, Mar 8, 3-6pm, near Carol’s Cafe

Learn about Cornell’s minor in lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender (LGBT) studies.
 
Let’s Talk
Mon, Mar 9, 2:30-4:30pm

Drop in and talk with a Cornell Health counselor. No appointment required.
 
Mindfulness Monday: Music Jam!
Mar 9, 8-9pm, @ the Tatkon Center, room 3330

Take some time to be mindful with music! You can prepare something to perform beforehand, jam with people at the event, or even just come to listen. Tea and cookies will be served.

Snack and Relax: Post-Prelim Destress
Tues, Mar 10, 9-10:30pm

Enjoy free Insomnia Cookies and milk (alternatives as well) for a night after prelims here at Tatkon! De-stress, talk with friends and staff, play board games and Ask Us Anything. Come for a night of relaxation! Treat yourself!

Mass Incarceration in the U.S.
Wed, Mar 11, 5pm, cancelled and to be re-scheduled

Mass Incarceration has been called the foremost civil rights challenge of the 21st century. But what is it, how did it come about, who is really in prison, and what can we do about it? Come find out.Presented by Joe Margulies, Professor of Law and GovernmentThis is part of the Tatkon series, Behind Bars: Exploring Humanity and Incarceration
 
Resume/Cover Letter Review with Cornell Career Services Peer Advising
Wed, Mar 11, 7-9pm

Can't make it to Barnes Hall? Stop by Tatkon to get your resume or cover letter reviewed!

Free Tickets to the Bailey Hall Concert
Fri, Mar 13, Meet at Tatkon at 7:15pm, cancelled per COVID-19
Sign-up required.Make new friends. Enjoy fun music for free!
Lúnasa, one of the most influential bands in the history of Irish traditional music, gets Ithaca into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, 2020.  They have sold over a quarter of a million albums and performed more than 2,000 shows in 36 countries at venues including Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.
 
Free Film Screening + Dinner provided by the popular Ithaca restaurant, Bickering Twins:
Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story
Sun, Mar 15, 5pm, 
cancelled per COVID-19
“40% of everything raised or grown is not, in fact, eaten.”  —Just Eat It
Come enjoy an amazing dinner catered by local authentic Mexican restaurant Bickering Twins, watch Just Eat It, a fascinating documentary on food waste, and engage in a thought-provoking discussion facilitated by Lori Leonard, Professor, Department of Global Development, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and North Campus Faculty in Residence.Lori Leonard will also be joined by Anna Ben-Shlomo, Sustainability Coordinator for Cornell Dining, and Shannon Appelquist, Director of Campus Outreach for the Food Recovery Network, a student group on campus that recovers food from Cornell Dining operations.Come on, you have to eat.  Now eat with a purpose. Sponsored by the Cornell Residential Sustainability Leaders, North Campus Faculty Programs, and the Tatkon Center. 

Internal Transfer Applicants:Personal Statements & Resume Writing
Tue, Apr 7, 4:30pm ET, via Zoom Register here

Applying to another Cornell college? Join Heather Fortenberry from Cornell Career Services and Florencia Ardon from the Office of Internal Transfer for tips on crafting your personal statement and/or resume for the application.If you don’t have a computer, join us via the phone number in the registration.

Virtual Walk-In Advising with Cornell Career Services &Office of Internal Transfer & Concurrent Degrees

Wed, Apr 8, 3-5pm ET, Registration required here
Thu, Apr 30, 3-5pm ET, Registration required here

Are you wondering what major best fits your interests? What type of field you could work in? If you should transfer from one college to another within Cornell? Is the major name important when you’re trying to get a job? What about minors?Join either Q&A for a couple of minutes or longer.

Exploring Your Major & Career Paths
Virtual Presentation
Tue, Apr 14, 4:45-5:45pm ET, Registration required via Zoom

Come to this activity-based session to learn strategies for self-exploration and action planning to help you find possible career matches based on your unique personality, interests, skills, and values. We’ll also explore what Cornell alumni are doing professionally and ways for you to connect with them.

Mass Incarceration
Zoom lecture with Prof. Joseph Margulies, Dept of Government and Cornell Law School
Tue, Apr 14, 5pm ET,  
Zoom for audio and video
Mass incarceration has been called the foremost civil rights challenge of the 21st century. But what is it, how did it come about, who is really in prison, and what can we do about it? Join in to find out.

Pre-Law Info Session/Panel Discussion for First Years
Wed, Apr 15, 5pm ET, 
Zoom for audio and video
It’s never too early to think about law school. Join our panel discussion featuring a Cornell student and two recent Cornell graduates, who are on their way to law school plus the Cornell Career Services pre-law adviser, Greg Foster. Participate with questions or simply listen in on a discussion that should be thought-provoking and will illuminate many of the paths to law school.

Crime, Prisons, Education & Justice Minor Info Session
Tues, April 21, 5pm

Students in the Crime, Prisons, Education, and Justice minor in the College of Arts & Sciences will participate in one of the most pressing civil rights challenges of the 21st century: ending mass incarceration and the carceral state. In addition to in-depth classroom study, students serve as Teaching Assistants for Cornell classes in area prisons. All students are eligible to apply. Zoom in to see how you can include this life-changing work in your Cornell curriculum.
Join us on Zoom
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Very small things rule the world: COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2  
A lecture by Prof John Parker, Cornell Virologist, Baker Institute for Animal Health, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Wed, Apr 22, 5pm EST

Pandemic infectious disease is uncommon. However, when they occur they often alter the course of human history. Prof. Parker will explain what viruses are, and provide details regarding the current pandemic of COVID-19 that we face.
Join us on Zoom
Meeting ID: 961 5102 1847
Password: 062673
 
College Scholar Info Session for Arts & Sciences Students
Design your own multidisciplinary major 
Wed, April 22, 5:30 pm EST; April 29 @ 7pm; May 5 @ 5:30pm

Join us on Zoom
Learn more about the Scholar Program
Learn more about interdisciplinary study in the College of Arts & Sciences.
                                                                                                                        
Zoom Poetry Reading                                                                              
Voices from prisons across the country
April 23, 5pm

Join us to experience the power of poetry and prose submitted to the on-campus nonprofit, Prisoner Express, from incarcerated individuals across the US. 
Students working with Prisoner Express will read poetry and theme writings, discuss the volunteer opportunities that are available, and share some of the insights and personal growth they have gained while working with incarcerated people in the distance learning programs offered by PE.
Join us on Zoom
Meeting ID: 315 177 217
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Global Health Minor Info Session
Mon, Apr 27, 5pm ET
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98270387655Meeting ID: 982 7038 7655
Did you know Cornell offers 122 minors? Check out one of the most popular in the College of Human Ecology: the Global Health Minor. It blends academics with community engagement through in-depth classroom learning and experiential summer learning opportunities in Tanzania, Zambia, and India. Zoom in to learn about requirements and opportunities and hear from students currently in the program.

CLASS OF 2023 FIRST-YEAR REFLECTIONS
You’re invited to share with your class and the Class of 2024

What have you most enjoyed about your first year?
What are your favorite places on campus and why?
DEADLINE: Friday, May 8
We’ll post these (without names) at the end of the term as a way to virtually and collectively reflect on your year. Sponsored by the Tatkon Center.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7Sq1rnLlApZVB0OxGd1MkSI2csKE_uJ8EYXzU8s8_zVhCuw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
 
Virtual Study Break: Pet Parade
May 15, 4pm

Share the joy and comfort of your pets with all of us!   Show them off. Dress them up. Ask them to perform. Or just hold them close to the camera so we can enjoy them. All pets welcome!No pet with you? Zoom in and adore someone else’s.
Join us on Zoom
Meeting ID: 971 8269 8083
Password: 550230
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Fall 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.
https://www.jenniferkimsohn.com/25-million-stitches

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

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLnhs8lsPDEhE-dCJBRhnJbTJNOl5s21_8omSOOnbVHXMi4g/viewform
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.

Mindfulness Mondays: take a break for your health and happiness!
Watercolor Crayon/Painting Workshop
Mon, Sep 30, 8:00-9:00pm

Like to draw or color? Love to paint? Why not do both!? In this workshop, we will work with Watercolor Crayons, a wax-based medium that acts like a normal crayon but turns into watercolor when wet. No experience is needed. Led by Julianne Hunter, AAP Printmaking and Studio Manager. A guaranteed fun, vibrant event where you leave with a your own original artwork!

Making the Most of your First Year at Cornell: Skills and Support for First Year Students
Tues, Oct 1, 3:30-5pm

7 weekly sessions from October through November
Are you a first year student looking to make the most of your Cornell experience?  Has this “going away to college” thing been harder than you imagined?  Are you interested in learning life management and ”adulting” skills among a small group of supportive peers?  We welcome interested first year students to this weekly support group.  Each 90-minute session will include both psychoeducation and group discussion on a weekly theme; topics include: mastering interdependence, sexuality & dating, managing mood, values exploration, etc. Facilitated by therapists  Katrina Blomquist, PhD & Katie Van Tiem, MHC-LP

Queer Sexual Violence Prevention Training
Tues, Oct 1 and Oct 8, 4:30-7pm

This two session program will provide LGBTQ+ students information and tools to help prevent and respond to high-risk social situations and instances of sexual violence. Opportunity to practice various scenarios in second session. Go to bit.ly/QSVPsignup and RSVP to attend.

Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program Information Session
Thu, Oct 3, 5-6pm

Come check out the Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program, the only club on campus to offer students clinical practice. Learn to take vitals, serve the Ithaca community, and make a difference!

Your portrait & words wanted for a Class of 2023 exhibit
Sun, Oct 6, drop by 3:00–8:00pm

Have your portrait taken & answer this question: What are you grateful for? Portraits by award-winning photojournalist, John Noltner. Participants get access to their digital file. Words and images will be combined into an on-campus exhibit spring 2020.

Mindfulness Mondays: take a break for your health and happiness! Plant bamboo for your room and other fun activities.
Mon, Oct 7, 8:00-9:00pm

Nurture a plant and remember to take care of yourself, too, at the same time! Join Cornell Minds Matter and Tatkon Center staff for a fun event.

Making the Most of your First Year at Cornell: Skills and Support for First Year Students
Tues, Oct 8, 3:30-5pm

7 weekly sessions from October through November
Are you a first year student looking to make the most of your Cornell experience?  Has this “going away to college” thing been harder than you imagined?  Are you interested in learning life management and ”adulting” skills among a small group of supportive peers?  We welcome interested first year students to this weekly support group.  Each 90-minute session will include both psychoeducation and group discussion on a weekly theme; topics include: mastering interdependence, sexuality & dating, managing mood, values exploration, etc. Facilitated by therapists  Katrina Blomquist, PhD & Katie Van Tiem, MHC-LP.

LGBT Resource Center Drop-in @ Tatkon
Thu, Oct 10, 3-5pm

Stop by to connect with the Director of the LGBT Resource Center, Christopher Lujan. Grab some candy, learn about the resources the Center offers, or just say hi!

Internal Transfer Application Workshop
Wed, Oct 16, 4:30-5:30pm

Switching colleges? Information and tips on how to craft your personal statement and/or resume. Bring yours!

Meet up for Music: See Lorelei Ensemble -  a nine woman vocal ensemble whose repertoire extends from Medieval to contemporary
Sat, Oct 19, 8pm Bailey Hall Concert http://www.cornellconcertseries.com/performance/lorelei-ensemble/
Meet up at 7:15pm at Tatkon for cookies and socializing, then walk together to the concert hall
Ticket sign-up required
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Tour of Asia
Sun, Oct 20, 4-5:30pm

This event brings together and highlights the food and culture of China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, and India.  Attendance is free of charge and upon arrival, you will be provided with a "passport" that will allow you to collect stamps as you travel around to each country and sample food. Sponsored in partnership with Alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. and the brothers of Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc.

Mindfulness Mondays: Overnight oats: make a nutritious breakfast in a mason jar
Mon, Oct 21, 8:00-9:00pm

Join us to prepare a tasty breakfast meal with great toppings, and learn about Cornell Recreation events on campus. Nurture health and happiness. 

Alternative Breaks Info Session
Tue, Oct 22, 5pm

Care about social justice? Want an amazing Spring Break? Learn about Cornell’s service-learning trips to Boston, Florida, NYC, and Lake Placid. Engage with community agencies in domestic violence safe houses, homeless shelters, residential treatment facilities, LGBTQIA+ youth homeless shelters, schools, and more.

LGBT Resource Center Drop-in Hours @ Tatkon
Thu, Oct 24, 3-5pm

Stop by to connect with the Assistant Director of the LGBT Resource Center. Grab some candy, learn about the Center, or just say hi!

Research 101
Thu, Oct 24, 5pm

Hear from student researchers and Cornell's undergraduate research advisor about how to apply and interview for research positions, and what to expect as an undergrad researcher! Free pizza.

Alternative Breaks Info Session
Sun, Oct 27, 5pm

Care about social justice? Want an amazing Spring Break? Learn about Cornell’s service-learning trips to Boston, Florida, NYC, and Lake Placid. Engage with community agencies in domestic violence safe houses, homeless shelters, residential treatment facilities, LGBTQIA+ youth homeless shelters, schools, and more.

Printmaking Exhibit and Artist Reception
Mon, Oct 28, 5-6:30pm

Meet Cornell student printmakers, talk art, and enjoy great food. All welcome.

Mindfulness Mondays: Try a moving meditation practice- CHI GONG
Mon, Oct 28, 8:00-8:45pm

Want to check out a fun, relaxing way to relax and clear your mind? Try a moving meditation practice- Chi Gong. Taught by Janet Fortess, Cornell PE instructor.
Get your week on the right track, nurturing health and happiness.  

Meet up for Live Music – and film!
Tue, Oct 29, 6:45pm

Meet at the Tatkon reception area then depart for Sage Chapel at 7pm for a 7:30pm showing of The Hunchback of Notre Dame with live music. Celebrate Halloween with a screening of the chilling 1923 silent film classic with the musical score performed live on the Sage Chapel organ. In collaboration with Cornell Cinema. No tickets required.

Internal Transfer Walk-in Advising
Wed, Oct 30, 3-5:00pm

Trying to sort out about switching colleges? Drop-in, no appointment necessary to discuss and get the ins and outs.

Career Readiness Workshop: Recognizing and Articulating Your Skills to Employers
Wed, Oct 30, 5-6:00pm

Learn how your experiences help you to build skills in the competencies employers seek and how you can turn these experiences into bullet points on your resume or short examples to be used in interviews. Taught by Heather Fortenberry, Cornell Career Services.

Mindfulness Mondays: Art / Relaxation Hour
Mon, Nov 4, 8-9pm

Feeling stressed? Need a study break? Join Cornell Minds Matter, Yellow Paint Society, and Tea Club for a night of relaxation. Paint and make sleep kits and your own tea bags.

Engineering Advising Drop-in Hours
Mon, Nov 4; Wed, Nov 6; Mon, Nov 11; Wed, Nov 13
4:30-6:30pm

Get ready for pre-enroll.  Come to a quick, 15 minute session, to talk about scheduling questions. First come, first served.

LGBT Resource Center Drop-In Hours
Thu, Nov 7, 3-5pm

Stop by to connect with staff of the LGBT Resource Center. Grab some candy, learn about the center, or just say hi!

Ins and Outs of Pre Enroll: Advice from Tatkon Staff
Fri, Nov 8, 4:30-5:30pm

Come in for hot chocolate and review pre-enrollment logistics. Talk informally and get tips from Tatkon staff familiar with your college and its courses and profs. First-year pre-enrollment starts next week.

Info Session for the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity
Sun, Nov 10, 4-5:00pm

Are you a freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences looking for an opportunity to be at the nexus of technology and humanity? Do you love Chaucer, capital markets, or Chinese, but are also fascinated with technology and data and can see the intersections between all? Come talk with current Milstein Program students to learn more about the program and how you can apply. The Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity combines a superb liberal arts education with cutting edge programs and courses at Cornell Tech over two summers at the New York City Roosevelt Island campus.

BLIND DATE W A BOOK!
Guess Who!- Tatkon Edition

Check out our leisure reading library or sign up for suspense with one of our wrapped books! Our Blind Date with A Book Series loans books from mystery to nonfiction and more. Use the clues to pick a book and unwrap your next adventure! Take a break with a relaxing read from Tatkon.

Mindfulness Mondays: Music Jam!
Mon, Nov 11, 8-9:00pm

Take some time to unwind, play music, and make some new friends! You can stop by and improv, play something you prepared beforehand, or just listen and enjoy some snacks. We will provide a keyboard and some small percussion instruments. Feel free to bring any other instruments or performance materials you want!

Learn about the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity
Tue, Nov 12, 5-6:00pm

Are you a freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences looking for an opportunity to be at the nexus of technology and humanity? Do you love Chaucer, capital markets, or Chinese, but are also fascinated with technology and data and can see the intersections between all? Come talk with current Milstein Program students to learn more about the program and how you can apply. The Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity combines a superb liberal arts education with cutting edge programs and courses at Cornell Tech over two summers at the New York City Roosevelt Island campus.

Questions about on-campus housing for next year?
Wed, Nov 13, 6-7:30pm

Questions about living on campus your sophomore year?  Join the Undergraduate Housing Coordinator for a Q&A about the room selection process in the spring and all of the options available to you on campus.

Student Panel on Work + Research in Africa: meet members of the African Development Association
Thu, Nov 14, 5:30-6:30pm

Meet members of the Cornell student org, the African Development Association, and hear about their internships and research experiences in Africa! Learn about opportunities in Africa and make connections with org members eager to share their stories.

Data Visualization Workshops, Part I +II
Mon, Nov 18, 4:45-7:15pm + Wed, Nov 20, 4:45-7:15pm

Sponosored by the Milstein Program with Dr. Anna Feigenbaum
Dinner will be provided.
This hands-on two day event will explore data storytelling, the importance of audience, and humanizing data visualization. On the first day, students will learn about how data storytelling and your intended audience can be used to create a narrative.

Students will take part in activities to create their own data stories, exploring how different charts, symbols, and colors can influence the narrative. On the second day, students will present their own data visualizations and learn how to “humanize” data visualizations. Following a hands-on group constructive crit, students will hack their own data visualizations. Students can refine their final product and use it in their portfolios.

Anna Feigenbaum currently works as a Principal Academic in Digital Storytelling at Bournemouth University in the Southwest of England where she teaches multimedia journalism and convenes the Civic Media Hub and BU Datalabs project. Before joining BU she taught at RAIUL and held fellow positions at the Rutgers University Center for Historical Analysis, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the Institute for Historical Research at University of London.

Mindfulness Mondays: Poetry, Art and Tea Night
Mon, Nov 18, 8-9:00pm

Take a quick break from homework and join us for a relaxed night of artistic poetry, tea, and cookies! Come to the center for a night of creativity and learn the techniques of “blackout poetry.” Decorate your walls with your words or give to a friend and brighten their day. Share your designs and warm up with some tea and hot chocolate! Cookies will be served. 

Drop-in advising on how to get started in research @ Cornell
Tue, Nov 19, 4:30-6:00pm

Thinking about getting involved in research? Wondering how to contact faculty to ask? Want help writing an email? Stop in. No appointment necessary. Offered by Laurel Southard, Director of Undergraduate Research.

LGBT Resource Center Drop-In Hours @ Tatkon
Thu, Nov 21, 3-5:00pm

Stop by to connect with staff of the LGBT Resource Center. Grab some candy, learn about the center, or just say hi!

Post Prelim Fun
Thu, Nov 21, 8-9pm

Decorate and eat cupcakes post prelim. Plus other fun de-stressing activities.Doggies!
Fri, Nov 22, 4-5:30pm

It’s Friday! Relax with visiting dogs! Sponsored by Townhouses, Eco and Tatkon.

2019-2020 Fall/Spring Academic and Support Services

Chemistry Tutoring

Sundays, 3:00-7:00pm: Get assistance from Learning Strategies Center peer tutors for CHEM 1007 and 2070. Drop-in. No appointment necessary.

Economics Drop-In Tutoring for 1000- to 4000-level courses

Sundays, 3:30-5:30pm: Peer tutors provided by the Economics Tutoring Center.

Cornell Writing Centers @ Tatkon

Sundays - Thursdays, 7-10pm: Help with writing is available every week all term. No appointment required, or schedule online.

Math 1110 and 1120 Study Group

Sundays + Mondays, 7:00-10:00pm: Meet with other students in your course and discuss ideas explored in the homework assignments. The study groups are staffed with undergraduate tutors who are familiar with the course. Most students would benefit from attending these sessions. All are welcome.

Let’s Talk Drop-In Counseling Services

Mondays, 2:30-4:30pm: Confidential counseling without an appointment. Drop-in and talk with an experienced counselor who can help if you have concerns about adjustment to Cornell, relationship issues, family problems, sexual health concerns, depression, anxiety, or relating to faculty or staff. Free and confidential. No appointment necessary. Sponsored by Cornell Health.

Mindfulness Mondays

Mondays, 8-9:00pm: Cultivating a practice of mindfulness is a smart investment in your career, your health, and your overall happiness. Individuals who meditate and do other stress-relieving activities seem to feel better, do better, and find that the practice or break sustains them in their personal and professional lives. The focus of the session will vary from week to week and may include meditation with live music, chi gong, art activities, visiting dogs, and other fun de-stressors. Drop-in, relax, and make some new friends!

Math Tutors

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30pm: Walk into a congenial place to do Mathematics! Whether you are working individually or studying with others, experienced tutors are available for encouragement, guidance, and diagnosis of where you seem to be having trouble, whether in current assignments or gaps in your background preparation in Math. Sponsored by the Math Support Center (MSC).

Chat @ the Tat

Thursdays, 8-9:00pm through September: Join an informal chat with Tatkon staff members about 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: tracking assignments, due dates, everyday class prep, reading tips, managing finances: budgeting time, money, resources, where to find jobs, how to manage a job and your social life, health and wellness tips, and TCAT and other transportation info. Topics will vary from week to week and first years are invited to add to the agenda and ask anything on their mind.

Speed Friending Fridays

Fridays, 3:30-5:00pm through September: Have fun making new friends and enlarging your social network. Everyone’s invited. Spend 3-5 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? Do you have an early childhood memory to share? What are you most thankful for? How would you spend your ideal day? Describe yourself using one word. What are your hidden talents? Refreshments served.