Dear Alumni, Students, Parents, and Friends:

The College is thrilled to offer new virtual and social programming during these uncertain times. We hope you join us for the many lectures by faculty, social and self-help sessions, student engagement sessions, CMS events, and Virtual Athenaeum Programs. Check back often as we will update our offerings frequently.

Missed a session? Review our virtual library and catch-up on the many offerings.
Conversations with Faculty and Research Institutes
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Economics and Engineering to Non-Profit with Jeff Johannsen '03
Date:
Wednesday, February 24
Time: 4:15 p.m. PST
Join Jeff Johannsen '03, executive director of Pomona Hope, as he shares his experience as an Economics and Engineering (3+2) student at CMC and talks about his transition into the non-profit world. Pomona Hope is a community-driven non-profit that creates holistic programs meant to cultivate meaningful relationships and empower people of all backgrounds, particularly at-risk youth and their families. They work towards community transformations. 

This program is brought to you by the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies. This program will not be recorded or available to view at a later time. 

Please RSVP with jshwaiko@cmc.edu in order to get the Zoom link.


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The Public Service Imperative with Candace Valenzuela '06 and Matt Pyken '83
Date:
Thursday, February 25
Time: 5:00 p.m. PST
Candace Valenzuela '06 ran for Congress this past November, and although she was not victorious, her commitment to public service continues. Prior to running for Congress, Valenzuela had become the first Black woman to serve on Carrollton-Farmers Branch school board, north of Dallas, unseating an 18-year incumbent in 2017. Matt Pyken '83 is a television writer and producer for hit shows like Mr. Robot, Las Vegas, and Queer as Folk. He currently works at Fox Television Studios and serves on the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies board. Join Candace and Matt for this conversation as part of the Humanities at Work Series. Read more about Candace Valenzuela

This program is brought to you by the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies. This program will not be recorded or available to view at a later time. 

Please RSVP with jshwaiko@cmc.edu in order to get the Zoom link.


Professor Sarah Budischak

The New Pandemic? with Sarah Budischak, Assistant Professor of Biology, W.M. Keck Science Department
Date:
Saturday, March 6
Time: 9:00 a.m. PST
Join Professor Sarah Budischak in this class discussion on why new diseases emerge in human populations and the role human activities play. Where did COVID-19 come from? How are scientists trying to predict the next pandemic? Everyone is welcome. No science degree or background needed! Registration required.

Professor Budischak registration


U.S./China Relations and the Biden Administration with Professor Minxin Pei, Tom and Margot Pritzker '72 Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow
Date:
Wednesday, March 10
Time: 3:00 p.m. PST

Formulating an effective China policy is one of President Biden's greatest foreign policy challenges. This task requires success on multiple fronts, such as regaining American credibility abroad, rebuilding strengths at home, and rallying allies behind a common cause. Professor Pei will analyze the most salient and urgent issues in U.S./China relations facing the Biden administration and the prospects of engaging in geopolitical rivalry with China and seeking its cooperation on vital global issues at the same time.

Professor Pei registration

Professional Development and Social Connection
Bryan Dawson

Death of a Prisoner with Bryan Dawson '89 P'18
Date:
Wednesday, March 3
Time: 4:00 p.m. PST

Bryan Dawson '89 P'18, served as lead counsel in a wrongful death case where inmate Michael Barton contracted the flu at the Oregon State Penitentiary and passed away one month. The impact of Barton’s death not only cost the state $2.75 million dollars paid to Barton's family, but also brought to light the importance and lack of inmate care. Join this important discussion regarding the civil rights laws that governed the federal case and hear from Bryan Dawson as he shares his investigation into Barton's death.

Bryan Dawson Registration


Spirit of Winermakers

The Spirit of Wine: Finding Spirituality in the Fruit of the Vine with Stephen Lloyd-Moffett '90 P'24
Date:
Wednesday, March 17
Time: 5:30 p.m. PDT

Stephen Lloyd-Moffett '90 P'24 has spent a career studying the religious lives of people around the globe. In this interactive session, he will share how drinking wine can contribute to a full, spiritual life. Based on over a hundred interviews on three continents, Dr. Lloyd-Moffett reveals a surprising spiritual side to the wines we drink. This will be a wine tasting like no other you've attended.

Stephen Lloyd-Moffett is a professor of Comparative Religion at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Most recently, he is the author of The Spirit of Wine: Finding Religion in the Fruit of the Vine (2019) and The Spirit of Winemakers: Finding Religion from the Vineyard to the Bottle (2020).

It is suggested that participants open two wines for the event that we will compare: a Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon and a Pinot Noir from Sonoma Valley in California.

Stephen Lloyd-Moffett Registration

Student Engagement Sessions
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Maintaining International Peace and Security: An Hour with CMC Model UN
Date:
Thursday, March 4
Time: 4:00 p.m. PST
Team up with CMC's top five in the nation Model United Nations team for an exciting virtual simulation of the real UN Security Council! Feel free to observe or jump in and experience Model UN for yourself, acting as a member country to push national policy while simultaneously brainstorming international solutions to one of the world's most pressing issues. Registration required.

Model UN Registration

Athenaeum Programs

Timothy Fehler

Epidemic Contagions, Quarantines, and Curves: A Historical Look from our Current Crisis
Date:
Thursday, February 25
Time: 
5:00 p.m. PST

Timothy Fehler joined Furman’s history department in 1995 and for six years he also directed Furman’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Internships. His research has focused particularly on questions of poverty and social welfare as well as religious persecution and co-existence in early modern Europe.

Fehler has directed several study away programs in Europe and the Mediterranean, most recently the semester-long program in Central Europe entitled “Repression, Resistance, and Remembrance.” His research also takes him to the archives in and around northern Germany where he has spent considerable time.This program is brought to you by the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.

Prof. Fehler registration


Cass,Charen, and John

Can the Republican Party be Saved? — Oren Cass, Mona Charen, and John Wood, Jr., panelists; Jon Shields, moderator
Date:
Tuesday, March 2
Time:
5:00 p.m. PST

In the wake of the Capitol insurrection, a second impeachment of Trump, and losing control of the House, Senate, and White House, what will become of the Republican Party? Will it be convulsed from within for its soul? Will it become even more gripped by prejudice and conspiracy theory? Or can it transform into a multi-ethnic party of the working class? Leading a panel discussion on the future of the Republican Party, Jon Shields, professor of government at CMC, will be joined by Oren Cass, executive director of American Compass and former domestic policy advisor for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, Mona Charen, journalist and policy editor at The Bulwark and former speech writer for Nancy Reagan, and John Wood, Jr., national ambassador for Braver Angels and former vice chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County.
This program is brought to you by the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. 

Shields registration

CMS Recreation Virtual Class Schedule

All Programs will be hosted via ZOOM, and are listed in Pacific Time. ZOOM links will be updated daily, and can be found on the CMS Recreation website. Classes are free for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and family members of CMC, HMC, and Scripps colleges. Follow CMS Recreation on Instagram for day to day updates!

Mondays

MeditationMeditation
12:15 - 12:45 p.m. PT
This 30-minute class will teach you the steps for mindfulness and meditation to improve you stress, anxiety, sleep, focus, and more. All levels are welcome.
Jungle GymJungle Gym
5:15 p.m. PT
A fast paced, circuit-based bodyweight (or weights) training class. We focus on different areas of the body and doing something new and different each week. The class uses a combination of strength and HIIT techniques to keep your heart rate up throughout the workout. This class is enjoyable for beginners, experts, and everyone in-between. 

Tuesdays

Cross-FitCrossFit
8:00 a.m. PT
A strength and conditioning program focusing on aerobic exercise, calisthenics, and weightlifting. These classes can be modified to all fitness levels and are enjoyable for beginners and advanced alike.
YogaBlissful Yoga
3:00 p.m. PT
This mindful, easy flowing yoga class will prepare your mind for all the week has to offer. All levels welcome.
Jungle GymJungle Gym
5:15 p.m. PT
A fast paced, circuit-based bodyweight (or weights) training class. We focus on different areas of the body and doing something new and different each week. The class uses a combination of strength and HIIT techniques to keep your heart rate up throughout the workout. This class is enjoyable for beginners, experts, and everyone in-between. 
CMSIntramural Game Night
7:00 p.m. PT
Join us for a different experience each week with variety of games such as Bingo, Scattergories, Settlers of Catan, Sushi Go, Scavenger Hunts and more! Play as a team with your friends, or come solo for a chance to win prizes throughout the semester. We look forward to having you join us for this new weekly game night!

Wednesdays

Cross-FitCrossFit
7:00 a.m. PT
A strength and conditioning program focusing on aerobic exercise, calisthenics, and weightlifting. These classes can be modified to all fitness levels and are enjoyable for beginners and advanced alike.
YogaPower Yoga
5:15 p.m. PT
An empowering and energetic class that builds strength, flexibility, and a deeper connection with your body. Bring your curiosity and playfulness! Everyone is welcome.

Thursdays

YogaPower Yoga
3:00 p.m. PT
An empowering and energetic class that builds strength, flexibility, and a deeper connection with your body. Bring your curiosity and playfulness! Everyone is welcome.
CMSThursday Night Trivia
7:00 p.m. PT
Thursday night Trivia is a tried and true tradition with CMS Recreation. Hosted every Thursday throughout the semester at 7:00 p.m. Test your knowledge against your peers with an array of topics brought to you by our MC and Assistant Director of Recreation, Matt Ryan. Teams can be formed with anywhere from 1 to 6 people, and prizes are up for grabs! Stay with us all semester for a chance to win the grand prize!

Fridays


Sundays

Cross-FitCrossFit
8:00 a.m. PT
A strength and conditioning program focusing on aerobic exercise, calisthenics, and Olympic weightlifting. These classes can be modified to all fitness levels and are enjoyable for beginners and advanced alike.
CMSBody Weight Body Fit
8:00 a.m. PT
Full body training. We will learn various strength training techniques and class designs while training both the upper and lower body. No equipment necessary. All levels welcome.