Spring Family Connections

Kick-off: Monday, February 15 at 12:00 p.m.

On behalf of the Parent Network, we invite you to join us over the next several weeks for Spring Family Connections, an action-packed line-up created just for CMC families. We will kick-off the programming with a Town Hall discussion with President Hiram Chodosh on Monday, February 15 at 12:00 p.m. PT, followed by weeks of interactive learning sessions, panel discussions, and virtual get-togethers. Challenge yourself in a class with one of CMC’s esteemed faculty members, engage in interactive sessions with our award-winning student organizations, meet other families while enjoying iconic Athenaeum treats, and so much more!

Suzanne Wallace P'23
Jon Frank P'21
Co-Vice Presidents, Programs Committee
Parent Network Board

Don't forget to get Spring Family Connections Zoom backgrounds.

Spring Family Connections Schedule

*This is a preliminary schedule and subject to change. Last updated: January 28.

Monday, February 15 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PST

TOWN HALL MEETING AND Q&A WITH PRESIDENT HIRAM CHODOSH

On Monday, February 15, President Chodosh and College leadership provided an update on the semester and looked to the future. You can view the recording here. Password: fam21


Thursday, February 18 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. PST

RECRUITMENT IN THE NEW NORMAL: COMMUNICATING THE CMC ADVANTAGE

Join Steve Kapner P'22, Co-founder and Managing Director of Aquent, Kristin Mannion P'22, Founder of Aura Leadership and Development, and Grace Koo, Managing Director, Human Captial at KKR, for a conversation on how CMCers can best communicate the CMC advantage in their internship and career search, and how you can support them in the process. We know that CMC students show themselves as leaders who dig deep and impact their communities, and that they chose CMC for its one-on-one relationships, unprecedented research opportunities, competitive teams, and tight-knit alumni network. Now, as they seek jobs in a challenging COVID-19 environment, these tools become even more vital as they work to stand out once again in an ultra-competitive marketplace. Hosted in conjunction with the Parent Network Board Career Development Committee and the Soll Center for Student Opportunity. Recruitment in the New Normal key takeaways


Tuesday, February 23 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PST

 
FACULTY IN ACTION - Econ 50 and GameStop

Professor Eric Helland, William F. Podlich Professor of Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow

Become a young economist for the day and join Professor Helland P'20 for an Econ 50 class designed especially for parents. Learn what you need to know about GameStop and the efficient market hypothesis, and participate in the economic experiments using MobLab, a program designed to engage students in active learning.


Thursday, February 25 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PST

 
CONNECTED & SUPPORTED: THE ROLE OF FYGS, RAS, CARE CENTER FELLOWS, AND CPB

Student leaders play a range of impactful roles when on campus, and this remains true in our temporary virtual environment. Resident Assistants (RAs) can be friends and mentors. First Year Guides (FYGs) help new students as they adjust to college life and serve as a resource throughout the first year. CARE Center Fellows foster intercultural communication, leadership, and identity development. College Programming Board (CPB) members seek to organize inclusive, diverse, and engaging activities that keep students connected across the miles. View these important and determined students to learn more about their vital roles and how they work together to make a difference for all CMCers.


Tuesday, March 2 | 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. PST

STUDENT HEALTH AND WELLNESS: A DISCUSSION WITH THE DEANS

These current times bring with them a variety of challenges, and the Dean of Students Office is committed to supporting students in all ways possible. Join Vice President for Student Affairs Sharon Basso and Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Dianna “D.T.” Graves ’98, for a discussion about the many resources students can utilize for physical and mental well-being, including suggestions and guidance on behaviors and habits that promote wellness for our students. Participation is encouraged! What has worked for your student? Join us for this important conversation. Registration required.

STUDENT HEALTH AND WELLNESS Registration


Thursday, March 4 | 4:00 -5:00 p.m. PST

MAINTAINING INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY: AN HOUR WITH CMC MODEL UN

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


Saturday, March 6 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST

THE NEXT PANDEMIC?

Sarah Budischak, Assistant Professor of Biology, W.M. Keck Science Department | The Next Pandemic?
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


Tuesday, March 9 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PST

CMC Y LA CULTURA DE LA ESCRITURA: CÓMO TRIUNFAN LOS ESTUDIANTES BILINGÜES Y MULTILINGÜES

Desde la literatura hasta las matemáticas, la filosofía y la ciencia, la capacidad de comunicarse a través de la escritura es una parte importante de la experiencia universitaria. Los estudiantes deben aprender a comunicar sus pensamientos y sentimientos a través de la palabra escrita. Al vivir entre dos o más idiomas, los CMCers que provienen de familias bilingües o multilingües han perfeccionando esta habilidad desde una edad temprana. Ellos han sido bendecidos con más herramientas de las ellos mismos se imaginan. Únase a esta discusión con Christine Crockett '01, profesora asistente visitante de literatura y directora del Centro de Escritura y Discurso Público, Mellissa Martinez, directora asistente de escritura multilingüe, la ex estudiante de CMC Katya Calvo '01, y consultante de escritura Sarah Ceja '21, para una conversación sobre cómo nuestros estudiantes pueden aprovechar esta habilidad. Aprenda padres puedan apoyarlos durante el proceso. Esta sesión se llevará a cabo en español. Registración es requerido. 

CMC y la cultura de la escritura REGISTRACIÓN


Thursday, March 11 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. PST

TEA AND CONVERSATION

For almost 40 years, students, faculty, and staff have enjoyed the daily ritual of stopping by the Athenaeum, the cultural heart of the CMC community, to grab a cup of tea, a cookie, or the hands-down favorite: Rice Krispies treats. In addition to sweet treats, "Ath Tea" goers enjoy the opportunity to relax and chat on a variety of topics. Join Athenaeum Director Priya Junnar, and CMC Ambassador-at-Large John Faranda ’79, for this long-standing CMC tradition and meet families from all over the globe for a discussion on culinary traditions that unite us. Learn more about how “breaking bread” together at the Athenaeum has shaped the CMC experience for our community. Join the conversation and share special recipes and traditions from your region, and perhaps earn a feature on the Athenaeum Instagram! Each family registered will receive a box with a special edition Athenaeum cookbook, two Rice Krispies treats, and some delicious tea to brew and enjoy over engaging conversation. Please note we can only ship the food items to domestic addresses. Registration required. One box per family. There is no charge for this event.

Tea Registration


Tuesday, March 16 | Two Sessions

LEADERSHIP AROUND THE WORLD: GLOBAL EDUCATION 101

Join these two esteemed panels for an overview of the academic programs CMC offers worldwide through study abroad and exchange, the Washington Program, and the Silicon Valley Program. CMC students will discuss their experiences with these academic options and answer any questions you may have.
Please note: This is a two-part session with separate links to join. Registration required.

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. PDT

SESSION #1: THE SILICON VALLEY PROGRAM AND THE WASHINGTON PROGRAM

Join Ron LaPierre, Executive Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Nereida Moussa, Associate Director of the Silicon Valley Program; and Maija Harkonen, Washington Program Director and Professor of Government, to learn about these semester-length CMC internship programs. Current students will discuss their success at managing their CMC academics while working full-time in Silicon Valley or Washington, D.C.

Silicon Valley/Washington Program Registration

12:00 – 12:45 p.m. PDT

SESSION #2: STUDY ABROAD & EXCHANGE PROGRAMS - DESPITE THE PANDEMIC

Join Kristen Mallory, Director of Global Education and Off-Campus Study, and a panel of students who have recently, or are currently participating in the Study Abroad program as they discuss eligibility, cost, academic options, and how to stay healthy while living abroad during the pandemic.

Study Abroad pROGRAM Registration


Thursday, March 18 | 5:00 - 6:15 p.m. PDT

FAMILY WINE TASTING: WINES OF SOUTH AMERICA

Join Sommelier Sal Medina and CMC's First Family, Hiram and Priya, for a tour of South America's unique varietals and wine regions. We will taste wines from Argentina and Chile, with an emphasis on grapes that are distinct to those regions. Make a charcuterie board to enjoy with your wine and enter to win our award for Best Board! This is a 21 and over event. Please note we can only ship to the contiguous U.S. Registration required.

WINE TASTING Registration