Campus Life
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In this issue, we bring you:

A few newsworthy items, Campus Life Shoutouts, upcoming events, professional development opportunities, photos of Campus Life in action and new team members.

News & Announcements

President Eisgruber Update for Fall 2020: Undergraduate Education To Be Fully Remote


In a message to the campus community, President Eisgruber writes that the pandemic's impact prevents a genuinely meaningful on-campus experience for undergraduates. The University expects it will still be possible for graduate students to be on campus for the upcoming semester.

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Community Action Goes Virtual: 3 days, 5 Fellows, 50 groups of first-years 

As we enter the new academic year, the Pace Center for Civic Engagement's  Community Action (CA) along with the other small-group experience programs of Orientation, Dialogue and Difference in Action (DDA), the Fall-Sport Athlete program, and Outdoor Action (OA), is embracing the virtual environment as welcome the Class of 2024 and our new transfer students to Princeton.


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Orientation Summer Engagement Coordinators make virtual strides with the Class of 2024

Beginning July 6, 86 cohorts of incoming students have met with one of seventeen upper-class student leaders or Summer Engagement Coordinators who work to build a bridge between the beginning stages of Orientation and connections within the Class of 2024. 


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Four Students Selected as ODUS Arts Summer Fellows

Four Students have been selected as the inaugural ODUS Arts Fellows. The ODUS Arts Fellows will be designing a virtual arts-based summer enrichment program for Community House participants and members of the Princeton Online tutoring Network. The program will be run in partnership with the Pace Center for Civic Engagement.


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Wintersession is a two-week experience for students, staff and faculty to experiment and explore through unexpected, active and intriguing non-graded learning and growth opportunities. Undergraduate students, graduate students, staff and faculty can participate as teachers, learners or both. Wintersession 2021 will be a fully virtual experience and will run from January 18 – 31, 2021.

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Submit your Wintersession proposal today by visiting the Wintersession Proposal Hub here!

Upcoming Wintersession proposal deadlines are September 6 and October 6, 2020. You can submit a proposal for a Wintersession workshop or evening event as an office, an individual or in partnership with someone in another office or department on campus.

Questions? Contact Judy Jarvis and Leanna Jahnke at

Campus Life Shoutouts

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  • Andrew Brown, Athletics and Campus Recreation: Such a nice helpful person                 
  • Anne Laurita, University Health Services: Anne is always using her role to elevate the work of others, encourage collaboration, and thoughtful programming. She is a fantastic colleague and excellent brainstorm partner!                     
  • Calvin Chin, University Health Services: Thank you for always offering your expertise and support to our campus life team!    
  • Campus Recreation, Athletics and Campus Recreation: Kudos to Campus Recreation for maintaining an upbeat and engaging social media presence via their Instragram photos and stories!      
  • Charlotte Collins, Pace Center for Civic Engagement: Thank you for your advocacy, understanding, passion, and leadership! She is a strong advocate for our community partners and students. Her focus on creating communities of care is inspiring!            
  • Dan Bennett, Athletics and Campus Recreation: Dan is the best!!!                    
  • Emily Mervis, Office of Dean of Undergraduate Students: Merv forms the backbone of some of our most detailed and important work!                       
  • Geralyn Williams, Pace Center for Civic Engagement: Geralyn Williams holds staff and students equally accountable to the language differentiation of diversity and inclusion vs. equity and justice. A thoughtful and supportive colleague! I am always excited to see her in a meeting because she brings great spirit and energy into the space... even over zoom!          
  • Greg Blaha, Office of Dean of Undergraduate Students: Thank you so much Greg for all of your amazing work as you have helped me and so many others with a variety of technological support during this time!
  • Jessica Popkin, Office of Dean of Undergraduate Students: Jessica Popkin is such a thoughtful colleague, especially now in these mission-critical moments, like coordinating welcome packages for first-year students and ensuring all Emergency Shelter students had a micro-fridge over the summer for their campus meals.            
  • Joyce Chen Shueh, Office of Dean of Undergraduate Students: Thanks for a meticulous, discerning approach to her work and for bringing incredible equanimity, unwavering integrity and an unmatched work ethic to one of the most challenging and complicated jobs at Princeton!          
  • Judy Jarvis and Leanna Jahnke, Central Office of Vice President for Campus Life: Big thanks to Leanna and Judy, who are doing a wonderful job of convening colleagues to discuss, engage, plan, and collaborate as we continue through unchartered territory this fall.           
  • Kauribel Javier, Office of Dean of Undergraduate Students: Kauribel is an amazing partner in the VOTE100 Initiative, encouraging citizenship and active participation throughout the undergraduate community in exercising the right to vote.              
  • Lexy Parill-Sarstedt, Office of Dean of Undergraduate Students: Lexy is a wonderful colleague, looking to collaborate and always offering a helping hand, even when hers are full. Thank you for being an amazing co-advisor to the Class of 2022 officers; guiding and steering these student leaders as many of their classmates prepare to arrive late August.   
  • Marni Blitz, Office of Religious Life: With humor, grace, and creativity, Marni plans for the fall despite limited information about what will be allowed.         
  • Mellissa Thompson, Office of Dean of Undergraduate Students: During this unprecedented time, Mell continues to show her dedication to the entire community by working tirelessly to improve things for all students, staff, and community upon their return to campus.       
  • Robyn Howard, Butler College Administrator: Robyn Howard works tirelessly to work on obtaining face masks for students on campus; student health and safety is her priority.         
  • Satomi Chudasama, Center for Career Development: Thank you for leading us through our transition to virtual career workshops and career planning cohort groups throughout the spring and fall with such positive evaluations from students.   
  • Soeurette Germain Tattegrain, Pace Center for Civic Engagement: Soeurette Germain is and continues to be a fierce and devoted advocate for building and employing the diverse vendors and suppliers list of options for Princeton.     
  • Vicky Byrd, Central Office of Vice President for Campus Life: Vicky wears many hats, and wears them all with a warm smile! Thank you for your positive energy and wonderful support, Vicky!   
  • Yee Ho, Center for Career Development: Yee, congratulations on planning and sharing six interesting, well attended virtual programs focused on the arts while skillfully balancing other summer responsibilities to support students and the team!!                      
Please note, shout-outs are listed in alphabetical order by first name. All text was copied from the submission form, so apologies for any typos.

Upcoming Events

Tuesdays and Fridays • 6:30PM 
Unpack and Healing in 2020: A Conversation Circle Series
Tuesday, August 11th • 4PM-5:30PM • RSVP:
Returning to the (Virtual) Campus: Activism, Anti-racism, and Transforming Community
Tuesday, August 25th • 7:30PM-8:30PM • RSVP link forthcoming
Book Talk: Anti-Racism Book Initiative
Classes available until Friday, August 28th • Join with link below
Virtual Group Fitness Classes

Professional Development Opportunities

Uncover resources for professional development, growth, and learning. 
Access the Human Resources Working Toolkit for resources on:
  • Community
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Networking
  • Safety and Compliance

Campus Life in Action

ODUS zoom meeting
Roshini Balasubramanian '22
Let's talk about local engagement with Kelton Chastulik
How to be on campus when you can't

Welcome to Campus Life

Join us in welcoming new Campus Life team members.
  • Brandon A. Cuevas: Men's Football Assistant Coach (Athletics) 
  • Matthew Duker: Athletics Facility Crewperson (Athletics)
  • Bonnie P. Emigholz: Assistant Finance Manager (University Health Services)
  • EJ Henderson: Co-Defensive Coordinator (Athletics)
  • K. Leanna Jahnke: Program Coordinator (Wintersession & Campus Engagement) 
  • Susan Kim: Outreach Counselor, Tigerwell (University Health Services) 
  • Krystyn A. Kitto: Associate Director (Center for Career Development)
  • Melissa Marks: Director of Medical Services (University Health Services)
  • Tim Phanthavong: Assistant Director, Campus Rec, Program Sports Club Camps (Athletics)
  • Gaeun Seo: Senior Associate Director, GRA (Center for Career Development)
  • Patrick S.Shawaryn: Assistant Coach, Men's Volleyball (Athletics)
  • Chris Zarkoskie: Men's Football, Wide Receiver (Athletics)
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