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Campus Life
NEWSLETTER
 
Everyone has been anxiously waiting for 2020, but Judy Jarvis and Leanna Jahnke from the Office of Wintersession and Campus and Engagement already have their sights set on 2021.
 
January 11th to January 24th, 2021 to be exact.
 
Why? 
 
These dates mark the first two-week, campus wide Wintersession for the Princeton community.
 
What is Wintersesson?
 
Wintersession is a two-week experience for Princeton University community members 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.
 
The two-person department has been sharing the FAQs of Wintersession with departments across campus and getting valuable input and ideas from campus partners that will help to shape the program.
 
In addition to researching and visiting other institutions with similar initiatives, Judy and Leanna will hold focus groups for undergraduate and graduate students throughout February to ensure both communities of students have opportunities to learn about Wintersession and are able to share their ideas and thoughts.
 
Interested in joining a staff focus group?
 
Click HERE to share your interest and the Wintersession team will be in touch with more details.
 
More information on submitting proposals, registering, and attending Wintersession will be shared in the near future.
 
In the meantime, learn more about Wintersession by visiting winter.princeton.edu.

In this issue, we bring you:

A few newsworthy items, professional development opportunities, and photos of Campus Life in action.

News & Announcements

Campus Mobility and TigerTransit 2.0
University Community Open House
Friday, February 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 
Join members of the project team and the rest of the Princeton University community on Friday, February 14 for the Campus Mobility Open House. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., stop by Dillon Gym to engage and give feedback on concepts for a new campus shuttle network, check out models for new electric buses, test ride an e-bike or e-scooter, and enter to win prizes. Refreshments provided.
  
More information about the Campus Mobility project is available at https://transportation.princeton.edu/campusmobility.
On Valentine's Day, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students invites you to attend a Day of Action in the 100 level of the Frist Campus Center. Anytime between 10am and 5pm on February 14th, members of the Princeton community are encouraged to stop by our stations in Frist and write, call, and/or email their Congressperson about an issue(s) that is important to them. 
 
All necessary materials will be provided and volunteers from the Vote100 cohort and the Pace Center will be available to assist. We hope this will be a space where attendees feel empowered to reflect on issues they care about and turn their thoughts into action. 
Our Stories, Our Truths
 A new diversity orientation program launching this Fall 2020!
 
As a Kickoff to the First-Year Residential Program, Our Stories, Our Truths is an engaging common experience for all new undergraduate students to learn about the diverse identities, perspectives and experiences of fellow Princeton students through narrative and storytelling. Our Stories, Our Truths allows students to explore facets of their own identities and those of others, as well as reflect on their values, beliefs, backgrounds and experiences.
 
Our goal is to collect narratives from current Princeton students that will be incorporated into a creative monologue production for all first-year students during orientation. We hope to connect first-year students with the shared and diverse experiences of Princeton students and the campus community. We ask that interested students submit your narrative no later than February 10th at 11:59pm via the link here.
 
If you have any questions or challenges with the form, please email jlnorman@princeton.edu. Thank you and we look forward to learning more about you and your story!
Student Activism at Princeton: Then & Now—this is a two part event. Princeton University Library's Archives Ambassador Program will provide historical and creative sessions on student activism at Princeton. These sessions aim to share institutional memory of past and current student activism on campus. At the historical session on Feb. 20, archivists will provide an overview of student activism on campus from the 1960s to now. A creative session (Part 2) will use archival materials as inspiration to create buttons and posters that reflect current activism. All are welcome.
Employee Learning Center: Health & Wellness February Offerings
Register here for all offerings (Training by Topic > Health & Wellness)
For more information, contact Matt Brzycki at Brzycki@princeton.edu.

                            

Raising Race Questions:
A Lunch & Learn with Dr. Ali Michael

Wednesday, February 26, 2019. 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Carl A. Fields Center, Room 104

 

Please RSVP Here by Friday, February 21, 2019 by 12:00pm
and indicate any dietary and accommodation needs

Exploring racial identity in the workplace and learning about race and Whiteness can be confusing, contentious, and frightening, par­ticularly for White people. Even just asking questions about race can be scary because we are afraid of what our questions might reveal about our ignorance or bias.  During this lunch & learn, Ali Michael invites us to start this conversation with a vision that is worth working for: a healthy multiracial community.  Working backwards from that vision, what skills and competencies do White people need in order to be a part of creating that community?  Ali Michael is a White woman and will share stories from her life and research.

Friday, February 21, 12:30pm - 1:00pm 

University Organist Eric Plutz will perform selected preludes and fugues, in keys from "A" to "G". 
Free and open to all!

Friday, February 26, 8:00am - 9:00am. 

The Office of Religious Life invites you to join us in our Ash Wednesday services as we begin the Lent season. 

8:00am - Imposition of Ashes and Communion service with Rev. Alison L. Boden, Ph.D., Dean of Relgious Life and the Chapel, Princeton University.

12:00pm - Hour of Power Ash Wednesday service in Murray-Dodge 104 with Rev. Dr. Theresa S. Thames, Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel

12:00pm - Catholic Services: Mass with Ashes.

5:00pm- Episcopal Ash Wednesday service

Professional Development Opportunities

Campus Life in Action

Black Future Month: 2020 Vision
USG officers holding flag on first day of classes
Emma Coley '20, recipient of the A. James Fisher, Jr. Memorial Award.
Princeton Athletics 500 Championships
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