This academic year the Office of Student Engagement has the following events and workshops planned. If you have any questions about the events below please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are excited to offer our events in a variety of modalities for the 2021-2022 academic year. We look forward to connecting with you soon!
The Office of Student Engagement is excited to host Ask Me Pop-ups on August 30 & 31 from 10:00am – 3:00pm. We encourage students to stop by one of our tables located at Jenkins Courtyard (behind the Ron W. Burkle Family Building) or Descombes Quad (near 10th St and Dartmouth Ave). We will have members from our Enrollment Services Division on hand to answer any questions, help you navigate to your class, or discuss any campus and consortium resources with you.
We will also have virtual drop-in hours for any students needing support as they navigate their semester remotely. Below are the days and times along with the Zoom links to join.
Thursday, September 30 | Leveraging coursework in a professional capacity | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | REGISTER HERE
Pursuing graduate school also means developing a professional self. Hear from two second year students about ways to transform course assignments into conference proposals and publications. Learn about some professional associations you can join and professional development opportunities throughout the year.
This will be a hybrid event held on zoom and in Burkle 24. Please use link below to register for the event.
Friday, october 1 | parent scholar welcome back fall social | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | REGISTER HERE
Calling all CGU Parent Scholars and Guardians. Join us for a social hour on Friday, October 1 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Come meet other Parent Scholars and learn about an upcoming student organization that will be forming. This event will be held virtual via Zoom please use this link below to register.
thursday, october 7 | scgh fall lunch & learn with Dr. Jessica Clague Dehart | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | REGISTER HERE
Join Dr. Clague DeHart for a discussion on what public health professionals have learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, including impacts of and on overall health and wellbeing, and how we can apply what we have learned today and in the future.
Monday, october 11 | Meet Your stem subject librarian | 12:00 – 1:30 PM | REGISTER HERE
As a STEM student identifying research and credible sources may look different than your peers. Sifting through databases and articles is time consuming but did you know that the Claremont Colleges Library has a dedicated subject librarian here to assist you in your research! Join the Office of Student Engagement as we host Kimberly Jackson, subject librarian focusing on information systems & technology. During this hour you will get to learn more about the services and resources you have as a graduate student.
Wednesday, october 20 | ses faculty research – brown bag talks with Dr. Jennifer alanis | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | REGISTER HERE
Join the Office of Student Engagement for a Faculty Research: Brown Bag Talks with Dr. Jennifer Alanis.
Jennifer serves as Harvey Mudd College’s Associate Dean of Students and Title IX officer. She focuses on creating an inclusive campus through programming, training, creating strategic plans and partnerships in the Claremont community. Jennifer has worked in higher education and student affairs for over 10 years and has experience in diversity, inclusion, intercultural relations, cultural and transfer student centers. Jennifer sailed three times in various roles with Semester at Sea, most recently as the Assistant Executive Dean of the Fall 2019 voyage. She received her BS from Loyola University Chicago with a triple minor in Spanish, women’s studies, and literature. Jennifer also received an MA in arts, entertainment, and media management from Columbia College Chicago and an MEd in educational policy organizational leadership from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She completed a Doctor of Education (EdD) in higher education and organizational change from Benedictine University. Jennifer has authored numerous articles and book chapters and has received numerous awards throughout her career.
Thursday, February 4 | School of Educational Studies Lunch and Learn | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Join the Office of Student Engagement for a unique lunch and learn with the School of Educational Studies faculty Dr. Emilie Reagan. Dr. Reagan’s research focuses on social justice-oriented teacher education policy and practice, primarily using quantitative and mixed methods. This event will take place on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm (PST). The link to register is below!
Friday, February 12 | let’s talk about stress: Graduate Parent scholar event | 12:00 – 12:45 PM | Register HERE
The Office of Student Engagement is partnering with Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services (MCAPS) for an upcoming Graduate Parent Scholars event. Dr. Shalom Alaichamy will facilitate a conversation on stress and finding school/life balance as a parent scholar. We encourage you to register for this upcoming virtual session.
Thursday, February 18 | School of Educational Studies Lunch and Learn | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Join the Office of Student Engagement for a unique lunch and learn with the School of Educational Studies faculty Dr. Guan Saw. Professor Saw is the Principal Investigator (PI) for two ongoing research projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). He began at CGU in Fall 2020. This event will take place on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM (PST). The link to register is below!
Tuesday, March 9 | Center for business & management of the arts Lunch Dash Series | 12:00 – 12:45 PM | Register HERE
Join the Center for Business & Management of the Arts and the Office of Student Engagement for an upcoming alumni conversation. For this Lunch Dash Series we will welcome two alumni, Jeremiah Ojo, MA in Arts Business 19′ and Lauren Miyamoto, MA in Arts Management 19′. Come listen and learn what each of these alum are currently working on and how their experience at CGU has impacted their professional careers.
Thursday, March 11 | DBOS Lab lunch: A break to educate | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Register HERE
Join the Office of Student Engagement and the Division of Behavioral Organizational Sciences (DBOS) to chat with three current students to learn about their research in different labs!
Megan Benzing is a Positive Organizational Psychology Ph.D. student at Claremont Graduate University. She earned her M.A. in Psychology with a dual concentration in Positive Organizational Psychology and Evaluation from Claremont Graduate University. Her research interests include how employee’s perception of their calling and purpose at work influence their citizenship behaviors, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on the culture, norms, and expectations associated with remote work. She has experience in managing and evaluating organizational development programs (e.g., mentoring, virtual coaching, leadership development) and enjoys analyzing people metrics to further support employee and team thriving.
Ximena Giesemann is a doctoral student in Positive Developmental Psychology at Claremont Graduate University. She is a member of the Adolescent Moral Development Lab and is passionate about using Positive Psychology to foster optimal well-being in adolescent and young adulty cancer survivors. Most recently, she worked on a project aimed at fostering a sense of purpose in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors.
Lawrence B. Chan is a PhD Candidate (’21) in Organizational Behavior. He is currently a Research and Analytics Consultant, and Lecturer in the Department of Management and Human Resources at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and Department of Psychological Sciences at Woodbury University, LA. His research interests are in organizational behavior and cross-cultural management.
Friday, March 12 | Resilience & persistence as a parent scholar | 12:00 – 12:45 PM | Register HERE
Join the Office of Student Engagement in conversation with parent scholar, Dr. Samara Suafo’a an adjunct professor and preliminary credential coordinator in CGU’s Department of Teacher Education. Suafo’a earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Linfield College, a master’s degree in special education with an emphasis on students with moderate-severe disabilities from the California State University at Dominguez Hills, and a PhD in Urban Leadership from Claremont Graduate University. Grab your coffee and join us as we hear about her journey as a parent scholar and professional!
Friday, March 12 | Neverafter virtual art panel | 3:30 – 4:30 PM | Register HERE
NeverAfter is an art experience run and organized by current CGU MFA students. Join the Office of Student Engagement in conversation with our MFA artists to discuss this new virtual show, being an artist and student during the pandemic, and forging a virtual path in the art world. You can attend the NeverAfter virtual reception on Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm to see their work and speak with the artists.
Wednesday, March 24 | sah lunch & learn: Tufts Poetry | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Register HERE
Did you know that CGU awards two of the most prestigious awards and prizes to two contemporary poets? A mid-career poet is awarded $100,000 for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and a new poet is awarded $10,000 for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Grab your lunch and join the Office of Student Engagement in conversation with two Tufts bloggers-in-residence and current SAH students. You will also have an opportunity to learn more about the prestigious Tufts poetry awards from our Tufts Coordinator, Carribean Fragoza. You can check out the Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Blog and feed your poetry soul!
Wednesday, March 24 | From ma to phd: a dpe career panel | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Register HERE
Join the Office of Student Engagement in conversation with three panelists regarding their PhD experience in the Division of Politics and Economics (DPE). If you are interested in learning more about career trajectories with a degree in Political Science, this is an event for you! Read a bit more about our panelists below.
Allison Hamlin is a Manager at Guidehouse where she leads high-performing data analytics teams across multiple engagements within the Intelligence Community. Allison strives to help clients make data-driven decisions and achieve efficiencies from automated solutions. She is also focused on advancing the technical solutions in Guidehouse’s National Security Sector. Allison holds an MA in International Studies from CGU and is a current PhD candidate in Political Science at CGU.
Lily Rowen loves teaching Political Science courses at College of the Desert and Copper Mountain Community College. She holds an MA in Public Policy and Applied Women’s Studies from CGU. She earned her PhD in Political Science at CGU and her research focuses on homelessness and housing inequities.
Jake Campbell currently serves as the Data Manager for the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health. He currently oversees all data and analytics operations to support planning for the County’s COVID-19 response. Outside of the pandemic response, he leads a team of analytical staff charged with county-wide surveillance of health indicators and evaluation of departmental programs and policy initiatives. Jake earned his PhD in Political Science from CGU.
Wednesday, March 31 | Flexmba & emba networking hour | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Register HERE
thursday, April 8 | Practicum Panel | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Register HERE
To round out National Public Health week, the Office of Student Engagement in collaboration with the School of Community & Global Health will be hosting a Practicum Panel. Whether you are approaching your the practical component of your degree or just looking at starting your graduate journey, it is never too late to begin discussing the practicum or advanced practicum component. During this panel, we will be asking public health professionals questions you may have about securing a practicum site and how to make the most of the experience. Our panelists will include:
Jarrod McNaughton, CEO of the Inland Empire Health Plan (IHEP)
Angel Baltizar, Executive Director, Lewis-San Antonio Healthy Communities Institute, San Antonio Regional Hospital
C. Anderson Johnson, CEO of Community Translational Research Institute (CTRI) and CGU professor
Jaynie Boren, Executive Director, Randall Lewis Health & Policy Fellowship
tuesday, April 13 | DPE Lunch & learn: Dr. Matthew Ross | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Register HERE
Grab your lunch and questions and join the Office of Student Engagement and the Division of Politics and Economics as we get to learn more about one of our newer DPE faculty members, Dr. Matthew Ross!
Matthew B. Ross is an assistant professor in the Economic Sciences Department and Computational Justice Lab at Claremont Graduate University, as well as a visiting scholar at the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. Ross is an applied microeconomist whose work has a strong public policy focus and sits at the intersection of urban and labor economics.
Ross’s research agenda is currently focused on two distinct lines of inquiry: (1) empirically testing for police discrimination and understanding the role of police officer experience and formalized training; and (2) public policy related to regional labor markets, innovation spillovers, and skills training. Ross received a PhD in economics from the University of Connecticut and was previously a joint post-doc at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Ohio State University.
thursday, April 22 | Dinner & Discourse with Dr. Adams | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Register HERE
We invite you to bring your dinner and join our virtual event. The Office of Student Engagement and the School of Educational Studies will be in conversation with Dr. Jacob Adams speaking on education reform and its impact on students. Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the standards movement, a series of education policy changes at federal, state, and local levels designed to improve student learning. In this Dinner and Discourse session, we will examine the milestones and meanings of these policy developments, tease out their underlying theories, contrast them with student learning results that fall short of expectations, and ask whether the resulting upheaval benefitted students and what we might do differently.
tuesday, April 27 | CBMArts Lunch dash series | 12:00 – 1:15 PM | Register HERE
Join the Office of Student Engagement and the Center for the Business and Management of the Arts for this lunch dash series with two alumni. Are you interested in learning what to expect after graduation? Join us in conversation with alumna Storm Ascher, MAAB ’20 and Karina Esperanza Yanez, MAAM ’20. During this lunch hour both of our alumni will discuss what they are doing and how their experiences while at CBMArts impacted their careers.
Friday, April 30 | speed dating with rare and unusual stem books | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Register HERE
Are you a lover of literature, math and science? Is STEM your love language? Join the Office of Student Engagement’s virtual Date with a Book Event in collaboration with The Claremont Colleges Library. You will be paired with a rare book from the library’s STEM collection.
Ask Me Pop-ups
The Office of Student Engagement hosts monthly pop-ups to engage with students and build community. This year we will host in-person pop-ups and virtual drop-ins where we partner with resources, campus and consortium wide, and share information regarding upcoming events, workshops, programs and much more. We hope that you take the time to join us for an upcoming pop-up to meet with your student engagement team and hear about all of the amazing events and resources that are forth coming.