Mammoth Moments in Miniature: Feb. 8 to Feb. 14

Mammoth Moments in Miniature provides quick updates on notable campus news that has occurred since the last issue. In this week’s installment: an Office of Student Affairs meet-and-greet, LitFest workshops, and more.

Office of Student Affairs Hosts Drop-in Hours with Interim Director

On Monday, Feb. 13, new Interim Chief Student Affairs Officer Angie Tissie-Gassoway announced that, as part of their efforts to cultivate an equitable and welcoming campus community and learn more about students’ visions for the college going forward, drop-in hours will be held on Feb. 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Keefe Campus Center with the hope of facilitating dialogue between the Office of Student Affairs and the student body. Popcorn and Boba tea will be provided.

Admissions Office Seeks Hosts for "Be A Mammoth" Program

The Office of Admissions is currently looking for student volunteers to host first-generation and low-income admitted students overnight as part of the office’s “Be A Mammoth” program. This year’s iteration of the program, which will be held from April 10 to April 12, is expected to bring over 200 overnight visitors to campus to experience a taste of college life before the fall semester. Students who volunteer to host will have the opportunity to decide how much of their time they wish to spend with the students they host, and will only be asked to provide floor space for the attendees.

College to Host Craft Talks, Other Student-Only Events with LitFest Authors

As part of the college’s variety of LitFest events, on Saturday, Feb. 25, students will have the opportunity to meet with the festival’s visiting authors in an intimate environment through craft talks to discuss the art of writing, participate in informal writing exercises, and ask the authors questions about the life of a writer. Students interested in attending any of the workshops are asked to complete a form indicating their preferences for individual workshops by Feb. 17. In addition to the craft talks, the college will be holding several other student-only events throughout the course of LitFest, including a Spoken Word Slam, whose first-place winner will be a guest of honor at the Nuyorican Poets' Café in New York City.