Thursday, October 16, 2014

Opportunity: Volunteer at Athena Center Women's Entrepreneurship Day

An invitation from the Athena Center for Leadership Studies

Athena Center for Leadership Studies: Women's Entrepreneurship Opportunities
YES: Want to support a sold out event supporting high school women of color who are or want to be entrepreneurs? 200 young enterprising sisters (plus their families) are coming to campus November 1st and the Athena Center is the hosting sponsor and we'd love you in the room with us! Women's Entrepreneurship Day: Governor Cuomo will be declaring Nov 19th as the day of the woman entrepreneur, and President Obama will be making remarks (his grandmother is getting an award) as will media mogul Nely Galan and Quvenzhane Wallis from "Beasts of the Southern Wild." The event is happening at the UN and we are looking for volunteers to help the day of, or leading up to it.

Email athenaentrepreneurs@barnard.edu by Oct 17th with your interest in volunteering for either event, along with hours of availability on the day-of.

Opportunity: Biofeedback Training to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

An invitation from Well Woman and Furman Counseling Center:


Your Spring Program: first steps in planning your spring semester


Following the program planning meetings held for all first-year students on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15, here are some materials for reference as you begin to plan your spring semester.

Note: You will need to be logged into gBear in order to access the linked documents.
  1. A timeline for the rest of the Fall 2014 semester. Note: When you view the document online, you can follow the underlined links to the relevant websites for more information. 
  2. A checklist to keep track of your General Education Requirements (including the Nine Ways of Knowing) (Revisit this game from the summer for a fun way to remind yourself of the requirements)
  3. A schedule of the upcoming departmental program planning meetings (posted below, after the break).
  4. In case you missed the meeting: a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation.  
Watch the FY Blog for reminders of upcoming dates and deadlines and for reminders of procedures!

PROGRAM PLANNING MEETINGS FOR MAJORS AND PROSPECTIVE MAJORS
Scheduled as of October 13, 2014

(Details after the break)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Opportunity: Critical Language Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the opening of the scholarship competition for the 2015 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages.

The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

The thirteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

Please note that participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the thirteen languages. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found on the CLS website: http://www.clscholarship.org.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds in the United States. Thus, students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

There is no service requirement for CLS Alumni after the program. However, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits.

Please note that CLS is an intensive group-based language program.

The application is now live and available online at:  http://www.clscholarship.org
Applications will be due November 12, 2014 by 8:00 pm EST.

Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website: http://www.clscholarship.org/information-for/applicants.

For news, updates and more information about the CLS Program, check out the CLS website or our Facebook page for updates!

CLS Website: http://www.clscholarship.org.
CLS Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CLScholarship

For questions, please contact: cls@americancouncils.org

Friday, October 10, 2014

Advising: reminder of required program planning meetings


Remember that you should plan to attend one of the "program planning meetings" for all first-year students that will be held next week. These program planning meetings will be on Tuesady, October 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m., and Wednesday, October 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m., each one in the Diana Event Oval. All first-years are required to attend one of these sessions.

At the meetings, you'll learn important information about the timeline for the remainder of the semester, including the process and procedures for advance program planning for the spring semester (e.g., upcoming deadlines, lottery sign-ups, course enrollment, departmental program meetings). You'll also learn more about procedures and policies that may be relevant to this semester (e.g., the pass/d/fail policy, the course withdrawal procedure, policies and procedures regarding final exams).

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Opportunity: Participate in Cicero Speech Contest

Invitation to Participate in Cicero Speech Contest

Dear Barnard Students,

The Speaking Fellows Program would like to invite you to take the stage and participate in the second annual Cicero Speech Contest, held on November 13th, 2014 at 6 pm in the James Room.

This is a forum for discourse, to speak up, to be courageous in advocating for what you believe. Participants compete in one of two categories (persuasive advocacy and impromptu speeches), win prizes for first and second place in each (worth $100, $50 and $25), showcase their skills to esteemed judges comprised of faculty, alumnae and administrators, and move their audience of peers and Barnard community members. Join us, invite your classmates, faculty, friends and family, and effect the change you want to see!

You can learn more and sign up for the contest BY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 at:  http://speaking.barnard.edu/speakingevents.

Yours,

Barnard Speaking Fellows


Opportunity: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Open House this Saturday -- Free Shuttle Buses from Morningside Heights to

Lamont Doherty Observatory invites you to a public open house this Saturday,  You can get there via a free shuttle bus from 120th street.  This annual event gives you the opportunity to hear working scientists -- including Barnard faculty -- share their research in hands-on presentations for people of all ages.  The Olmsted-designed campus (same person who designed Central Park and Prospect Park) is beautiful at this time of year, giving you the chance to see some of the Northeast's famous fall foliage.

More details available here.

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is a unit of the Earth Institute, Columbia University.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory seeks fundamental knowledge about the origin, evolution and future of the natural world. Its scientists study the planet from its deepest interior to the outer reaches of its atmosphere, on every continent and in every ocean, providing a rational basis for the difficult choices facing humanity. ldeo.columbia.edu

Advising: resources for writing

If you haven't already had to submit a paper for one of your classes, you surely have one due soon. As you work on your first college essays, take a moment to review the helpful guidelines offered in these publications:
  • The Preparation of Papers, a resource prepared by the Barnard English Department which contains advice and guidelines that are useful for papers across all disciplines, not only those written for English classes.

Opportunity: see the world at the Study Abroad Fair!


Barnard's Office of International Programs and Columbia's Office of Global Programs are excited to be hosting the annual Study Abroad Fair! Come by and meet representatives from over 50 study abroad programs all over the world, in addition to mingling with study abroad returnees and members of the Office of International Programs.

What: Study Abroad FairWhen: Fri, Oct 10, 12:30-3:30 PM
Where: Roone Arledge Auditorium (Columbia)

Additionally, at the fair, a representative from the New York Passport Agency will be there to accept passport applications. To submit a passport application, you will need to bring specific documents with you. Visit the Study Abroad Fair information page to learn more about what documentation you will need to have if you'd like to apply for a passport.

To learn more general information about studying abroad, feel free to browse the entire Study Abroad website.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

REMINDER: deadline to drop a course from Fall 2014 program

The deadline to drop a course from your Fall 2014 program is THIS TUESDAY, October 7, at 4:30 p.m.

To drop a course from your program, you will need to visit the Registrar's Office (107 Milbank) to pick up a drop form, complete the form and have it signed by your adviser, then submit the form back to the Registrar's office.

Note: The deadlines for declaring the "pass/d/fail option" for a course or for withdrawing from a course (which is different from dropping because the course stays on your transcript, with a "W" next to it) are much later in the semester, and the FY Class Dean will go over those policies and procedures at the program planning meetings on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Opportunity: Class of 2018 Meet & Greet

Invitation from your SGA Class Reps:

Friday, October 3, 2014

Important Information: Family Weekend (Oct. 24-25)

The schedule for Family Weekend is now available online.

If your family members and friends are interested in visiting campus that weekend, please encourage them to look over the schedule and to register for the weekend, as well as any individual programs that might require reservations.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Opportunity: be an ambassador at Barnard!

An announcement from the Office of International Programs:


Do you love languages and cultures? Do you like to travel, or have an interest in studying abroad? Do you want to make some international friends while showing them around Barnard and NYC?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Office of International Programs invites you to submit your VISA application! The Visiting International Student Ambassador (VISA) Program will give Barnard students the chance to welcome international students visiting Barnard through VISP (Visiting International Student Program), now in its sixth year. This spring Barnard will host visiting students hailing from Denmark, Italy, China, South Korea, Ghana, Australia, South Africa, Spain, Norway, Brazil,Vietnam , and Russia. With your help, these students will integrate into Barnard's community, immerse themselves in American culture, explore NYC, and have a semester they will never forget.

Ambassadors will meet 1-2 times during the Fall 2014 semester and also communicate with VISP students before their arrival. During the Spring 2015 semester, Ambassadors will help organize events on and off campus for VISP students, approximately 2-3 events each month.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please read more at https://barnard.edu/global/ambassador. The online application is due October 15.

Any questions? Email visa@barnard.edu.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Opportunity: Workshop on Balancing Your Life

Life is a balancing act.



Join us for an interactive discussion on finding and keeping balance in the important areas of your life.

Tuesday, 9/30 @ 6:00 PM
Webster Living Room
FREE PIZZA


Sponsored by:
  • Furman Counseling Center 
  • First Year Class Dean 
  • Well Woman


DEADLINE: for dropping a course

The deadline to drop a course from your Fall 2014 program is next Tuesday, October 7 at 4:30 p.m.

To drop a course from your current program, you must pick up a drop form from the Registrar's office (107 Milbank), complete it, have your adviser sign it, then submit it back to the Registrar's office. The course will then be removed completely from your Fall 2014 program.

If you are considering the idea of dropping a course, talk to your adviser and/or your class dean before making the decision, to ensure that you've considered all of your options. Also, remember that you must be working toward the completion of at least 12 points of credit this semester; if dropping a course would leave you with less than 12 credits and yet seems like your only option, you must see the First-Year Class Dean for special permission, which is given only in extraordinary circumstances.

Note: The deadlines for declaring the "pass/d/fail option" for a course or for withdrawing from a course (which is different from dropping because the course stays on your transcript) are much later in the semester, and the FY Class Dean will go over those policies and procedures at the program planning meetings on Oct. 13 and Oct. 14.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Advising: mark your calendars!


Although you're just now getting through your first big assignments and midterms, it will be no time at all before you'll need to think about your plan for next semester. Don't worry: you still have a few weeks before you need to give it too much thought, but you'll want to have a sense of what will be happening and when.

The First-Year Class Dean will be holding two general "program planning meetings" for all first-year students. At the meetings, you'll learn important information about the timeline for the remainder of the semester, including the process and procedures for advance program planning for the spring semester (e.g., upcoming deadlines, lottery sign-ups, course enrollment, departmental program meetings). You'll also learn more about procedures and policies that may be relevant to this semester (e.g., the pass/d/fail policy, the course withdrawal procedure, policies and procedures regarding final exams).

These program planning meetings will be on Tuesday, October 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m., and Wednesday, October 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in the Diana Event Oval. All first-years are required to attend one of these sessions.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Meet the Office: Barnard Speaking Fellows


The Speaking Fellows are specially trained Barnard students who work with speaking-intensive courses and other academically centered programs, helping students improve their presentation skills. We aim to cultivate and empower the “speaking culture” at Barnard by teaching students to be reflective about what they say and how they say it.

To learn more about the Speaking Fellows, visit the program's website, and visit Fellow Voices, the Barnard Writing and Speaking Fellows' blog.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Advising: Economics Department Open House for New Students

The Economics Department is hosting an Open House for new students potentially interested in majoring in Economics. Please come even if you are just beginning to explore Economics as an option. Lunch will be served!

Monday, September 29
12:30 to 1:30 pm
Room 21 Lehman Hall, in the basement.

If you can't stay for the entire hour, please come for just part of the time. You will meet faculty, other new students, and current Economics majors. Please contact Professor Sharon Harrison at sh411@columbia.edu if you have any questions.

FAQ: schedule of final exams


Once you are certain of your fall courses, you can plan ahead for the end of the semester by determining your final exam schedule. You can view a preliminary schedule of final exams here. While this schedule is not as detailed as the one that will be posted later in the semester, it is generally an accurate preview of the final exam schedules at Barnard and Columbia, and it can be used for preliminary planning purposes. (Schedule changes to this schedule are rare, but it is always a good idea to double-check the detailed schedule that will be posted in November.)

To read this projected schedule, look first within the chart for the meeting day/time of one of your classes, then look at the headings of the row/column that you're in to see the day and time of the final exam. You'll also see that there are some classes listed below the chart that are exceptions to the schedule grid.

Note: You should not make travel reservations until you are certain of your exam schedule. Having an earlier flight is not considered a valid reason for missing a final exam. If in doubt, talk with each of your professors to confirm your final exam schedule in your individual classes.  Remember: you will need to move out of the residence halls 24 hours after your last final.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Resources: workshops for college writing

An announcement from the Barnard Writing Center:

Back to School, Back to Basics: A Grammar and Mechanics Workshop for College Writers

Please join the Writing Program for this month's Grammar Workshop Series, run by Madeleine George, New York City-based novelist and playwright.

In this series of lunchtime refresher workshops, we'll brush up on the skills that strong academic writers draw on to do their best work. These sessions are a chance to remind yourself of what you already know, and expand your skill set. Come to one, or two, or all four; bring your lunch and eat while you learn; bring your questions on any grammar topic to any session, and we'll try to address them all.

All workshops will be 12:00 to 1:00 pm on the following dates and in the following locations:

Tues, 9/16 in 324 Milbank: Stunning Sentences

Wed, 9/17 in 324 Milbank: Tectonic Transitions

Tues, 9/23 in 324 Milbank: Powerful Punctuation

Wed, 9/24 in 323 Milbank: Beautiful Beginnings, Epic Endings

Tues, 9/30 in 324 Milbank: Sentence Diagramming


Please RSVP to rkelliher@barnard.edu to reserve your spot. Workshop descriptions are below (after the jump)

Advising: Business School Information Session

Thinking about attending business school?  On Monday, October 6, from 6:00-8:00 pm, the directors of Admission at Harvard Business School, the Yale School of Management, and the Wharton School (U of Pennsylvania) will offer an information session in 104 Diana.

Food and drink will be served, so please let Dean Runsdorf (jrunsdor@barnard.edu) know by October 1 whether you plan to attend.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Opportunity: finding clubs and organizations


The club fairs came and went awfully fast at the beginning of the semester! If you weren't able to visit the booths and sign up for email list-servs, you can still find some information about the many, many clubs and organizations at Barnard and Columbia. Look over these lists, and don't hesitate to send an email to the general email address for the club or to the personal representative of the club. They'd love to know that you're interested!

Click here to see a list of student-run clubs and organizations that are recognized by Barnard's SGA.

Click here to see a list of student-run clubs and organizations that are recognized by Columbia.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Help Rooms are Here to Support Your Academic Success

Confused about how to get started on a problem set?
Stuck on a hard problem?
Unclear on a key concept?
Want to do your homework around other people who are working on the same subject?
Want to network with other women interested in the same subject?

Variously called Help Rooms, Workshop Rooms, or Study Rooms, these are student-facilitated spaces where you can go to get help, company, and mutual support in a variety of fields:


General Chemistry Help Room

Beginning Sunday, September 21, for all students in General Chemistry—especially useful for students preparing for the first Gen Chem exam on Monday, Sept. 22.
Sundays
4–6 p.m.
805 Altschul
Wednesdays
8–10 p.m.
805 Altschul


Math Help Rooms

For students in all levels of Math, nearly all day every weekday— click on the room number  for a current schedule for that room:
333 Milbank Hall for help with College Algebra, Calculus I, II, and III
406 Mathematics Building for all other courses.


Organic Chemistry Help Room

Beginning the week of Monday, September 22, for all students in Organic Chemistry
Tuesdays
8–10 p.m.
ALT 903
Thursdays
7–9 p.m.
ALT 903
Fridays
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
ALT 903


Physics Study Room

For students in all levels of Physics classes. Bring your homework; bring your questions; bring your ideas; bring your friends.
Wednesdays
7–9 p.m.
514 Altschul


Computer Science Help Room
Attention all Barnard women enrolled in a computer science course—the Barnard CS help room is up and running for the semester! Meet other Barnard women that are also taking computer science, and get help from Junior and Senior CS majors. The help room will meet starting this week on  Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday  from  6-8 p.m.  in  406 Barnard Hall . Contact Livi Byer (okb2102@barnard.edu) with any questions.


Economics Help Room

The Economics department is happy to announce that the Economics Help Room (EHR) is opening for the semester on Monday, September 22. The EHR is located in  Sulzberger Annex 102  (adjacent to Barnard Hall and Sulzberger Hall, and in the Admissions Office's Welcome Center). The hours are  Monday through Thursday  evenings from  7 to 9 p.m.  We will keep track of use, and if demand is high we will open the EHR for more hours later in the semester.
Tutoring will be available for Intro to Economic Reasoning, Math Methods, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Statistics, and Econometrics. The tutors are your peers, and the EHR is a judgment-free zone. There is no such thing as a stupid question in the EHR!

If you use the EHR, please keep the following in mind:

First and foremost, some of the tutors in the EHR are new, and so not everything will go smoothly at first. We appreciate your patience as we “learn on the job.” We will be asking for feedback from you formally via a survey, which you’ll receive by email after you’ve visited the help room. You should also feel free, at any time, to send any comments via email to Professor Harrison (sh411@columbia.edu), or to stop by her office to chat about your experiences. All comments will be kept confidential.

Second, when asking for help with homework, please also bring your textbook and notes with you. The tutors might not have had the same professor as you do, and therefore might not have used the same textbook. Therefore, it will be helpful for them to see how you were taught the material.

Third, there will be sign-in sheets. Please sign in! It is important that we keep this record of use.
You can find updates about the EHR throughout the semester at: economics.barnard.edu/economics-help-room, or just go to the Economics department home page, and find a link to this page.

                                                                                                                         

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Meet the Office: the Rosemary Furman Counseling Center

From the Rosemary Furman Counseling Center at Barnard (100 Hewitt Hall):

In everything we do, our goal is to support the personal and academic success of Barnard women. We want to help you make the most of your years at Barnard!

Furman Counseling Center offers several forms of support for Barnard students:
  • Our counselors offer one-hour workshops throughout the year to help students develop personal skills in a variety of areas, such as maintaining balance, stress management, romantic well-being, and smart emotional living. Watch for announcements and flyers about these workshops on the FY Blog and in the residence halls.


Current Groups:

Body Balance Group
A confidential support group for people with body dissatisfaction, food or weight preoccupations, rigid exercise routines, compulsive over or under eating, or purging behaviors. The goals of the group comprise minimizing and eliminating disordered eating behaviors and strengthening regard for and appreciation of one's body.
  • Group leader: Karen Gelder, Ph.D.
  • Time: Monday, 4pm 
  • Location: First floor, Brooks Hall, Room 98

Confident, Comfortable, and Connected
Do you often feel as if you are being judged negatively in social situations? Do you want to connect and talk with people but often feel overcome by fears or worries? Do you avoid social situations or else feel a lot of anxiety when you are in them? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, the Confident, Comfortable, and Connected group may be the place for you. This group provides a place for you develop your social skills and connect with others in a supportive space.
  • Group Leader: Mayowa Obasaju, Ph.D.
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: Brooks Hall Room 97 

Coping With Loss
Coping With Loss is a support group for students who have lost a parental figure and are experiencing emotions associated with grief that make it difficult to enjoy "college life." In this group everyone can understand what you're going through. While we do talk about serious issues, we also laugh, share good fortune, and exchange ideas.
  • Group leader:Hilary Colenso, Ph.D.
  • Time & Location: Wednesdays 5:30. /Brooks Hall 97

Q2A: Queer, Questioning, and Allies
This is a group for students who want a safe space to talk about queer issues such as the possibility of being Queer, what it is like being Queer at Barnard, how to come out to family, how to reconcile religion with sexuality, or any other Queer issues that are important to you! The group is facilitated by a Queer identified Furman counselor and will be a safe and fun space.
  • Group Leader: Gillian Scott-Ward, Ph.D.
  • Time : TBD 
  • Location: Brooks Hall Room 98

Relationship Group
Whether we are in a relationship or not, relationships are of central importance to us. The ability to develop healthy and harmonious relationships is a key aspect to our sense of well-being. This group is designed to help those who find relationships difficulties by providing support and information. You will learn to balance your needs with others, increase communication, and understand yourself better.
  • Group Leader: Erin Jeanette, Ph.D.
  • Time & Location: Thursdays 5pm / Brooks Hall Room 98

Women of Color Support Group
The group will provide a supportive atmosphere where women of diverse cultural backgrounds can engage in discussion and self expression related to the challenges, celebrations, and complexities related to their life at Barnard. Co-sponsored by Diversity Initiatives.
  • Group leader: Mayowa Obasaju, Ph.D.
  • Held Wednesdays at 5pm Location: 301 Diana, 3rd Floor

Monday, September 15, 2014

Meet the Office: Empirical Reasoning Lab

From the Empirical Reasoning Lab in the Barnard Library:

Don't let data get the best of you! The Empirical Reasoning Lab (ERL) can help. Throughout your tenure at Barnard you will have multiple opportunities to work with data, from introductory courses to senior seminars and you can always get support from the Empirical Reasoning Lab, located on the 2nd floor of the Barnard Library.


In the Empirical Reasoning Lab, you have the freedom to discuss your academic and personal projects using data with peer mentors and a graduate student staff. We can help you access, analyze, visualize, and interpret data.

And don't think that data doesn't apply to you! Everything you do and say, everything you see and read, is, in effect, data. Maybe it hasn't been systematically organized yet, but there's probably an app for that! ;)

With technology booming and big data abounding, take advantage of the opportunities and tutorials provided by the ERL to become data savvy.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Welcome (Back) Dinner for International Students









An invitation for International Students from the Office of International and Intercultural Student Programs:

Join OIIS staff, new international students, and returning international students for a celebratory dinner! This will be the first of several fun events throughout the year.

Tues Sept 16
5:30-7pm
Sulz Parlor.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Advising: general information on studying abroad

Thinking about Study Abroad? Learn more at these events this Fall!

Study Abroad General Information Sessions
Note:  you must attend an info session before you can meet with a Study Abroad Adviser. 
  • Mon, Sept 15, 12:15-1 PM, 324 Milbank
  • Thurs, Sept 18, 12:15-1 PM, 227 Milbank
  • Wed, Oct 8, 12:15-1 PM, 324 Milbank
  • Mon, Oct 27, 1-2 PM, 227 Milbank
  • Thurs, Nov 13, 4-5 PM, 318 Milbank
  • Mon, Nov 17, 12:15-1 PM, 324 Milbank
  • Mon, Dec 9, 1-2 PM, 324 Milbank

Special Info Sessions

  • Study Abroad Scholarships: Wed, Sept 10, 4-5 PM, 306 Milbank
  • Applying to Oxford: Tues, Oct 14, 12:15-1 PM, 307 Milbank
  • Study Abroad for Health/Pre-Med Majors: Tues, Oct 28, 1-2 PM, 324 Milbank


Pick Your Program Week
These sessions compare different program options within a specific country or language.

  • The UK: Mon, Sept 22, 12:15-1 pm, 324 Milbank
  • Spanish-speaking countries: Tues, Sept 23, 12:15-1 pm, 324 Milbank
  • French-speaking countries: Wed, Sept 24, 12:15 pm, 324 Milbank
  • Italy: Thurs, Sept 25, 12:15-1 pm, 324 Milbank


Not ready to think specifically about study abroad but just want a general idea of what's out there?
Try this one:
Study Abroad Fair 
Speak with returning students and representatives from many of Barnard’s approved programs at this annual event.
Fri, Oct 10
12:30-3:30 PM
Roone Arledge Auditorium (Columbia)

REMINDER: Mandatory check-ins for international students on F-1 visas

Mandatory Check-ins
New this year, all students on F-1 visas will be required to attend 1 of 4 mandatory check-ins. These check-ins allow us to ensure that you are maintaining your F-1 status appropriately, get necessary documents from you, share information with you, and get to know you better! So mark your calendars and plan to attend one of these sessions:

  • Tues, Sept 16, 4-5pm, 323 Milbank
  • Wed, Sept 17, 4-5pm, 203 Diana
  • Thurs, Sept 25, 1-2pm, 323 Milbank
  • Fri, Sept 26, 12-1pm, LL104 Diana

When you come, bring a copy or scan of your current and valid F-1 visa, and a printout of your most recent I-94 record. If you do not attend any of these sessions, Barnard will not register you with SEVIS for the fall semester, and a hold will be placed on your Barnard account.

As always, check the Office of International and Intercultural Student Programs website for more information.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Opportunity: apply to work for the The Barnard International Artists Series


Barnard International Artists Series Logo



A Message from the Barnard International Artists Series: 
The Barnard International Artists Series is hiring!

The Barnard International Artists Series is a forum that aims to consider the world through the work of living artists. Information about our previous events, The Chinese Artist: Uncensored, Zadie Smith: Artist and Citizen, and Nadeem Aslam: The Novelist and the War on Terror, can be found online at www.barnard.edu/BIAS or on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BarnardInternationalArtistsSeries. The full listings for our incredibly exciting Fall 2014 events can be found at the end of this posting.

We are looking to hire a Barnard first-year or sophomore to work with Professor Hisham Matar and series administrator Mariana Robertson on our events in Fall 2014 and beyond, as well as on the series’ web-based archive. Our ideal candidate is organized, web savvy, and passionate about the arts. The position is paid, and hours are flexible (~10 hours/week).

If you’d like to apply, please send a short response (around 500 words) to the series, including why you want to be involved and what you would contribute to improve the series, to BIAS@barnard.edu. Any questions can be directed to the same address.

Registration is now open for the
 for up to any 4 workshops -
FREE and open to all Barnard College students

Put your best foot forward in any academic, personal and "real world" situations.
 Here are some recommendations to get you started:

STARTING YOUR LEADERSHIP JOURNEY?
Recommended for first years and sophomores


Register early for YOUR four workshops as they fill up quickly!

Contact Tomika Rodriguez at trodriguez@barnard.edu with any questions.