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Weeks of Welcome

January 18 - March 1
 

First Mills College Choir rehearsal
1/18/2017 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Chapel
Hosted by Mills College Choir
Come one, come all to the Mills College Choir's first rehearsal of the semester! No audition is required, but must be able to carry a tune.

Have questions? Please contact millschoir@gmail.com 

 

Art Museum | Opening Reception: Diana Al-Hadid + Elena Dorfman
1/18/2017 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Art Museum
Hosted by Art Museum
Join us for the opening reception of two exhibitions presenting contemporary Syrian-American artist Diana Al-Hadid's highly material sculptures and wall installations and 'Elena Dorfman: Syria's Lost Generation' featuring the artist's photographic portraits of teen Syrian refugees.

Have questions? Please contact museum@mills.edu 

 

Opening Reception: Resistance Trainging
1/18/2017 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Slide Space 123
Hosted by Art Department
On the eve of the inauguration, and into the first days of a new regime, Resistance Training, a presentation of recent and new artwork and activism, provides a needed opportunity to gather aesthetic and artist community forces and brace for what comes next.

Have questions? Please contact studio_art@mills.edu 

 

Mills Wall of Empathy
1/19/2017- 1/27/2017
Adams Plaza
Hosted by the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Excellence
Got some love? Need some love? Leave some. Take some love. Share words of solidarity, comfort, and support to the Mills community.

Have questions? Please contact thecenter@mills.edu 

 

Reuse Depot Opening Day
1/19/2017 at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Reuse Depot (by Mary Morse Laundry Room)
Hosted by Sustainability Center
Give/grab gently used items for free, including clothes, housewares, books, and more! Link to map of Depot location: mills.edu/green/Campus-Sustainability-Map.pdf

Have questions? Please contact reusedepot@mills.edu 

 

Welcome Back Movie Night
1/19/2017 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Haas Gym
Hosted by SAAC
Join the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and The Center for a welcome back movie screening of Cool Runnings.  Light snacks will be provided and bring pajamas, blankets and pillows.
Cosponsored by the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Excellence

Have questions? Please contact nvirtue@mills.edu 

 

Creek Care Day
1/20/2017 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oval Bridge Creek Site (by Kapiolani Cottage)
Hosted by Sustainability Center
Come learn about our unique ecosystem, while helping support native plant habitat! Link to a map of the site: /green/Campus-Sustainability-Map.pdf 

Have questions? Please contact ngaetjens@mills.edu 

 

KYLE BRUCKMANN AND COMPOSERS FROM THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
1/21/2017 at 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Littlefield Concert Hall
Hosted by Music
An evening of new electronic music (some with dance and acoustic instruments) by guest composer Kyle Bruckmann and Mills faculty composers Maggi Payne, Chris Brown, Les Stuck, James Fei, and John Bischoff.

Have questions? Please contact steed@mills.edu 

 

PAULINE OLIVEROS TRIBUTE
1/22/2017 at 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Music Building and Littlefield Concert Hall
Hosted by Music Department
Join us for a tribute to the life and work of our dear friend, colleague, and teacher  Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016).  This memorial event will include musical performances, film, and spoken remembrances.
(Music and installations begin at 3:00 pm around the Music Building the main event is in Littlefield Concert Hall beginning at 4:30 pm)

Have questions? Please contact steed@mills.edu 

 

Rothwell Community Dialogues & Dinner
1/24/2017 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rothwell Center
Hosted by the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Excellence
Join the Mary Atkins (Undergraduate 23+), Parenting, Graduate, Students of Color, and LGBTQIA* community meetings from 5:00 - 6:00 pm discussing community standards for lounge spaces as well as conversations around resources. Following these dialogues will be a community dinner in the Student Union.

Have questions? Please contact thecenter@mills.edu 

 

Open Mic
1/24/2017 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Mills Hall Living Room
Hosted by English Department
Hosted by Place for Writers, bring your words, your wisdom, your guitar, whatever your creative expression is and share it with us.Sign up by sending an email to Mimi Gonzalez: rgonzalezbarillas@mills.edu.
Cosponsored by Place for Writers

Have questions? Please contact rgonzalezbarillas@mills.edu 

 

Division of Student Life Ambassador (DSLA) Information Session
1/25/2017
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM - Commuter Lounge
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM - Various Residence Halls
Hosted by DSLA
This is an information session for students who are interested in working as DSL Ambassadors. Please bring your laptop or device to start working on your application which is due on February 13th at 5:00 pm. 

Have questions? Please contact dslaleads@mills.edu 

 

Club & Community Action Fair
1/26/2017 at 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Adams Plaza (Rain Location: Student Union)
Hosted by the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Excellence
Come learn about over 50 new and existing Student Clubs and Organizations, meet Club and Org leaders, and get involved!

Have questions? Please contact thecenter@mills.edu 

 

Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag- Intramurals Kickoff
1/26/2017 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Haas Gym
Hosted by Athletics, P.E., and Recreation
Come play Capture the Flag in the Dark! Glow sticks, glow lights, and glow in the dark paints will light up the court for a fun fast paced adventure! Come with a team, or join a team! Popcorn bar, music and a chance to check out spring intramural activities!

Have questions? Please contact ldosalmas@mills.edu 

 

ITS Meet and Greet/Data Privacy Awareness
1/27/2017 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Stern Hall, Rm 21
Hosted by Information Technology Services
Meet your ITS Team. We'll have snacks, give tours of Stern Hall, dynamic FAQ, and Info on Data Privacy.

Have questions? Please contact sagonzalez@mills.edu 

 

Commuter Mingle: Establishing Norms
1/27/2017 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Commuter Lounge
Hosted by the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Excellence
Join fellow commuter students in the Commuter Lounge and review lounge policies and group expectations. This will also be an opportunity to discuss what kind of events you all would like to have, as well as what you want from our community space.

Have questions? Please contact thecenter@mills.edu 

 

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class
1/27/2017 at 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Trefethen Aquatic Center
Hosted by Aquatics
Learn water rescue, CPR/AED and First Aid skills! Respond to Aquatic emergencies! $225 Class Fee. This course is two weekends in a row, Jan 27th-29th and February 3rd-5th. Friday's 5:00PM-8:30PM, Saturday's / Sunday's 10:00AM-3:00PM.
Cosponsored by Athletics

Have questions? Please contact ngoff@mills.edu 

 

Self-Care Fest
1/27/2017 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Multiple Rothwell Locations
Hosted by the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Excellence
Description: From yoga to dance party to mediation and coloring books. This ongoing space is for you to find some time to tell yourself how much you love yourself and how awesome you are. The events will be going throughout the three hours so feel free to drop by whenever you can and stay as long as you want.

Have questions? Please contact thecenter@mills.edu 

 

Build day for Habitat for Humanity
1/28/2017 at 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Martinez, CA
Hosted by Trish (1st Lady)
Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity for a day to help build homes for working families at Muir Ridge. Space is limited to 12 people. Interested parties should RSVP to receive Mills' link for Habitat to register. Carpooling will be available.

About Muir Ridge: The Muir Ridge development is a 20-home development project in Martinez, designed for working families to live and thrive as part of the local community.  Like all our developments, Muir Ridge includes green building features to conserve energy, water, and material resources as well as provide healthy, safe, and comfortable spaces for families. No Experience necessary!

Cosponsored by the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Excellence

Have questions? Please contact tculbert@mills.edu 

 

Therapy Dogs
1/31/2017 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Outside the library (inside if it's raining or too cold)
Hosted by F.W. Olin Library
The therapy dogs will be here to welcome you back! Weather permitting, the dogs will gather right outside the library. If it's raining or too cold, they'll be in the library lounge.

Have questions? Please contact lcasey@mills.edu 

 

Transfer Kickback
1/31/2017 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cowell 113

Hosted by the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Excellence

Description: Come hangout with other transfer students. Make new friendships, have some yummy snacks. We will be watching movies and playing board games. Come build community with the rest of your transfer community.

Have questions? Please contact thecenter@mills.edu

 

How to Read for Class Faster
2/1/2017 at 12:20 PM - 12:55 PM
CAE
Hosted by Multilingual Services
Learn tips and strategies for reading more efficiently for class. Pizza provided by Mills FIRST programs; please rsvp to MLS@mills.edu for pizza.
Cosponsored by Being the FIRST

Have questions? Please contact MLS@mills.edu 

 

Karthik Pandian Lecture, "Language as Sneeze"
2/1/2017 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Danforth Lecture Hall
Hosted by Art Department
American artist Karthik Pandian will touch on the involuntary in art and how it has inflected his work on the monuments of the Third Reich, Indian mounds, the black aesthetic, Roman aqueducts and camel choreography.

Have questions? Please contact studio_art@mills.edu 

 

International Student Happy Hour
2/2/2017 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Faculty/Staff Lounge
Hosted by the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Excellence
This is an opportunity for the International Student community to get together to relax and have a place to share information about what they are going through being in the US for their studies. 

Have questions? Please contact thecenter@mills.edu 

 

Time Management
2/2/2017 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CAE Learning Lab
Hosted by Center for Academic Excellence
Struggling to get everything done? Forgetting homework assignments? Feel like you never have enough hours in a day? Bring your planner, syllabi, a pencil...and get ready to organize your life!

Have questions? Please contact cae@mills.edu 

 

Ebb+Flow Alumni Dance Concert
2/3/2017 at 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Lisser Theater
Hosted by Dance and Theater Studies Department
Mills Dance Alums perform original choreography. Everyone welcome - free to Mills Community with Mills ID.

Have questions? Please contact millsdancealum@gmail.com

 

Grammar I: Sentence Mechanics
2/6/2017 at 12:20 PM - 12:55 PM
CAE
Hosted by Multilingual Services
A review of sentence-level grammar issues common among Mills students. Bring a sentence or two from recent coursework that have given you trouble.

Have questions? Please contact MLS@mills.edu 

 

ASMC Application
Opens on 2/7/2017
Hosted by ASMC
The Associated Students of Mills College (ASMC) is looking for student leaders to serve as a liaison between students and administration.

Have questions? Please contact asmcinternal@mills.edu 

 

Live Guest Speaker Broadcast of Barbara Corcoran
2/7/2017 at 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Student Union
Hosted by National Society of Leadership and Success
The National Society of Leadership and Success at Mills College would like to invite you to our first guest speaker national live-broadcast event of the semester, featuring Barbara Corcoran. 500 other colleges and universities will be participating in the broadcast and a live Q&A session will follow the initial address.

Have questions? Please contact nsls@mills.edu 

 

Dialogue with Civility
2/9/2017 at 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Student Union
Hosted by the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Excellence

Shut it Down!...Or should you?

A lot is said about agreeing and disagreeing with others. Research has proven that we tend to group with those who share our opinions and are easy to shut down those who might disagree.  When is it worth having a conversation, when is it better to walk away? Join the Assistant Director for Social Justice Resources as he models how to engage with people with varied political views and social values through a round table discussion on controversial topics such as the current political climate

Have questions? Please contact thecenter@mills.edu 

 

Career Trek: Sungevity
2/10/2017 at 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sungevity
Hosted by Career Connections & Community Engagement "CCCE"
Learn about what it's like to work at Sungevity; meet and network with current employees and Mills alumnae/i. Limited Spaces available; RSVP on Handshake.

Have questions? Please contact career@mills.edu 

 

Valentine Making Station
2/10/2017 at 3:00 PM
Library
Hosted by Library
Starting Friday afternoon through Valentine's Day, come to the library to make Valentine/anti-valentine card for your besties and crushes. We'll provide everything you need (old books, magazines and other recycled materials, etc.).

Have questions? Please contact lcasey@mills.edu 

 

Commuter Mingle: Chocolate Making
2/14/2017 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Commuter Lounge
Hosted by the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Excellence
Enjoy chocolate making with fellow commuter students to eat or give away for Valentine’s Day.

Have questions? Please contact thecenter@mills.edu 

 

Leadership Development Series: Conflict Resolution
2/14/2017 at 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
NSB 217
Hosted by the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Excellence
The workshop will be led by Ashley Munoz, Assistant Director in the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Excellence. This workshop is required to obtain the club and leadership certificates. RSVP: tinyurl.com/MillsLeadershipRSVP  

Have questions? Please contact thecenter@mills.edu 

 

Transfer Talk
2/15/2017 at 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Cowell 113
Hosted by the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Excellence
Join us for our monthly conversations where we bring resources from all over campus such as financial aid, scholarships, resume building and more to come chat with our transfer students about any specific questions or issues they may have. Light food will be provided.

Have questions? Please contact thecenter@mills.edu 

 

Organization in Academic Writing
2/15/2017 at 12:20 PM - 12:55 PM
CAE
Hosted by Multilingual Services
An overview of how to structure paragraphs and essays in academic writing in the US.

Have questions? Please contact MLS@mills.edu 

 

Study Strategies
2/16/2017 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CAE Learning Lab
Hosted by Center for Academic Excellence (CAE)
Can’t remember your coursework? Nervous about upcoming exams? Learn tools, tricks, and tips for decoding your professors’ syllabi, retaining information, and acing exams!

Have questions? Please contact cae@mills.edu 

 

Leadership Development Series: Conflict Resolution (Make-Up)
2/17/2017 at 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Mills Hall 135
Hosted by the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Excellence
The workshop will be led by Ashley Munoz, Assistant Director in the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Excellence. This workshop is required to obtain the club and leadership certificates. RSVP: tinyurl.com/MillsLeadershipRSVP

Have questions? Please contact thecenter@mills.edu 

 

Live Speaker Broadcast featuring Curt Menefee
2/21/2017 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Student Union
Hosted by National Society of Leadership and Success
The National Society of Leadership and Success at Mills College would like to invite you to our second guest speaker national live-broadcast event of the semester, featuring Curt Menefee. 500 other colleges and universities will be participating in the broadcast with a live Q&A session following the initial address.

Have questions? Please contact nsls@mills.edu 

 

Grammar II: Prepositions, Phrasal Verbs, Articles
2/21/2017 at 12:20 PM - 12:55 PM
CAE
Hosted by Multilingual Services
A review of three elements of grammar that often give multilingual students trouble.
Cosponsored by CAE

Have questions? Please contact MLS@mills.edu 

 

Graduate Community Game Night
2/21/2017 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Graduate Lounge
Hosted by the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Excellence
Toast to Tuesday with fellow graduate students. Play games, eat, and mingle!

Have questions? Please contact thecenter@mills.edu  

 

Study Abroad Fair
2/23/2017 at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Student Union
Hosted by the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Excellence
Attend this session to learn all of the great places you can study abroad or go on a student exchange.

Have questions? Please contact thecenter@mills.edu 

 

Undergrad Underground
2/24/2017 at 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Haas Studio 1
Hosted by Dance Department
Undergrad Underground is a show by undergrads for undergrads. Come share space with undergraduate dancers and artists alike.

Have questions? Please contact dance@mills.edu 

 

Avoiding Plagiarism
3/1/2017 at 12:20 PM - 12:55 PM
CAE
Hosted by Multilingual Services
A serious and highly punishable offense, plagiarism is something you’ll want to be sure you understand. Come learn how plagiarism is defined and how to avoid doing it.
Cosponsored by CAE

Have questions? Please contact MLS@mills.edu 

 

Klea McKenna Lecture, "Automated Earth"
3/1/2017 at 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Danforth Lecture Hall
Hosted by Art Department
As part of the Studio Art MFA Lecture Series, San Francisco artist Klea McKenna discusses her photographic practice.

Have questions? Please contact studio_art@mills.edu 

 

Integrating Sources in Your Writing
3/1/2017 at 12:20 PM - 12:55 PM
CAE
Hosted by Multilingual Services
Learn how to summarize, paraphrase, and quote to integrate your research masterfully into your writing.
Cosponsored by CAE

Have questions? Please contact MLS@mills.edu 

 

Spring Orientation Throwback
3/1/2017 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Student Union
Hosted by the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Excellence
Did you participate in Spring Orientation 2017? Reconnect with folks you met at Orientation at this event. Discuss the semester, eat yummy food, and unwind with your peers.

Have questions? Please contact thecenter@mills.edu 

 

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