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Chatham Alumni and Area Professionals: Sign up to be a Mentor through Chatham’s Welcome Aboard Mentorship Program.

Have wisdom to share with students who aspire to enter your field? Eager to impart advice on how students can best use their college experience to prepare for the workforce? Then Chatham’s Wel

 

Chatham First Year Undergraduate Students: Sign up to Receive a Mentor through Chatham's Welcome Aboard Mentorship Program

Chatham University is dedicated to preparing students to be World Ready Professionals. With our academic offerings providing a strong foundation, you have access to hundreds of student employment opportunities where you can b

 

Voter Registration in Anderson

Join us in Anderson Dining Hall to register to vote before the upcoming Presidential Election! On the following dates from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 9/6 9/8 9/12 9/14 9/20 9/22 9/26 9/28 10/4 10/6 10/11

 

Making the Most of a Mentoring Relationship

Learn how to develop a professional mentoring relationship. Open to all students. Students participating in the Welcome Aboard mentorship program must attend one of these workshops. Click here to apply

 

Student Technology Workshop: Technology Tuesday - Moodle

Attend this workshop to learn about the basics of using Moodle. **Please be sure to bring your MacBook to the workshop**

 

Making the Most of a Mentoring Relationship

Learn how to develop a professional mentoring relationship. Open to all students. Students participating in the Welcome Aboard mentorship program must attend one of these workshops. Click here to apply

 

Making the Most of a Mentoring Relationship

Learn how to develop a professional mentoring relationship. Open to all students. Students participating in the Welcome Aboard mentorship program must attend one of these workshops. Click here to apply

 

Eden Hall Mug Club

Eden Hall students, faculty, staff and residents are all welcome to come for our regularly held Mug Club. Grab a slice of pizza, some of Chef Chris' awesome sweet potato chips and a beer! Must be 21+ to attend.

 

Chronicles of a Chatham Art Major: Fran Gialamas

This exhibition features the work of Pittsburgh artist and Chatham alumna Fran Gialamas, class of 1959. It includes paintings from her one-person exhibition at Chatham in 1958 and drawings, photo collages, and paintings from

 

Opening Reception -- Chronicles of a Chatham Art Major: Fran Gialamas

This exhibition features the work of Pittsburgh artist and Chatham alumna Fran Gialamas, class of 1959. It includes paintings from her one-person exhibition at Chatham in 1958 and drawings, photo collages, and paintings from

 
 

Women's Volleyball vs Marietta College

Come Out & Support Chatham's Women's Volleyball Team in Their First Home Match of the Season!

 

Student-Athlete Kickoff

Come join the Athletic Department staff and our new President Dr. Finegold, in the AFC as we kick off the 2016 - 2017 athletic season! Lunch will be provided along with minute to win it style games where students and athletes

 

Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Launch Event
Hard Hatted Women: Trailblazing in Labor Unions

NOTE NEW TIME DUE TO SPACE CONFLICT: 1:00-2:30 pm Gallery exhibit produced by Dr. Pat Ulbrich Special tour for Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Consortium members, with light fare and beverages. Registration require

 

RN-BSN Virtual Information Session

Please join us to learn more about Chatham's RN-BSN program

 
 
 
 
 

Mushroom Walk with The Western PA Mushroom Club

Join Mycologist La Monte Yarroll from Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club at Eden Hall campus to explore many varieties of fungi in the area, precisely those that are growing in the woods on campus. Experts will enable you to

 

Opening Reception -- Chronicles of a Chatham Art Major: Fran Gialamas

This exhibition features the work of Pittsburgh artist and Chatham alumna Fran Gialamas, class of 1959. It includes paintings from her one-person exhibition at Chatham in 1958 and drawings, photo collages, and paintings from

 
 
 
 

Student Technology Workshop: Technology Tuesday - Moodle

Attend this workshop to learn about the basics of using Moodle. **Please be sure to bring your MacBook to the workshop**

 

Open House at Eden Hall Campus

Come meet and network with staff, facilitators, and participants from programs offered through the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship, the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics, Chatham's Women's Business Center, and Ch

 

MFA Creative Writing Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and answers.

 

MA/MFA Interdisciplinary Design & MFA Film and Digital Technology Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for the Master of Arts/Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Design & Master of Fine Arts in Film and Digital Technology program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program fol

 

Women's Volleyball @ Home Vs La Roche

Come Out and Support Chatham's Women's Volleyball!

 

Women's Volleyball @ Home vs Westminster

Come out and Support Chatham's Women's Volleyball!

 
 

Yoga

Relax, get fit, and find you zen. For beginners and experienced yogis alike!

 

Info Session Absentee Ballots Info Session

Planning to vote out of state? Find out what you need to know to cast your ballot

 

PLEN Info Session

Find out about public policy seminars in Washington D.C. and how you can apply for a scholarship!

 

Therapy Dogs

Missing your friends, family, hometown, your own room and food? Come and let's talk about it as homesickness is part of life. This session will help you to cope with these feelings of being away from the people and things tha

 
 

Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

Engaging with millennials is the new black! Join our unique panel of women as they talk about how they engage with millennials as passionate employees, dedicated volunteers, future donors, and give insight into what you can d

 

Women’s Leadership Lecture Series: “Molly’s Hammer”

The Women's Institute is proud to be hosting a staged reading of “Molly’s Hammer,” about Pittsburgh peace activist — and co-founder of the Thomas Merton Center— Molly Rush. The play is written by Pittsburgh playwright Tammy R

 

DNP Residency Alumni Happy Hour!

Join Alumni Relations as we celebrate the final leg of your DNP Residency.

 

The Improvised Shakespeare Company Pre-Show Reception and Performance

Gather for an exclusive alumni reception in the Esther Barazzone Center before The Improvised Shakespeare Company takes the stage in the outdoor Hilda M. Willis Amphitheater. Brief Shakespearean remarks will be shared by Pres

 
 

Sat

Sep 10

+ Add to Calendar 09/10/2016 7:30PM 09/10/2016 9:00PM 15 The Improvised Shakespeare Company Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes! Each of the players has brushed up on his “thee’s” and “thou’s” to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed, or written. All of the dialogue is said for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if every you're wondering where the story is going...so are they! The night could reveal a tragedy, comedy, or history. Each play is completely improvised, so each play is entirely new! The Improvised Shakespeare Company, founded in 2005, has been performing its critically-acclaimed show to sold out audiences at the world famous iO Theater in Chicago for over seven years. The ISC also continues to entertain audiences across the US with its national touring company. The ISC has been featured at the Piccolo Spoleto Fringe Festival, Off Broadway in New York City, Bonnaroo, the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, UCB’s Del Close Marathon, and the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and Chicago. It has been named Chicago's best improv group by both the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner, has been honored by the Chicago Improv Foundation, and has received a New York Nightlife Award for "Best Comedic Performance by a Group". www.improvisedshakespeare.com Eden Hall is a smoke free campus. Glass bottles prohibited. All events are general admission seating. ALL SALES ARE FINAL ---> Eden Hall Campus
Hilda M. Willis Amphitheater
Chloe Bell cbell@chatham.edu

The Improvised Shakespeare Company

Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes! Each of the players has brushed

 

Student Technology Workshop: MacBook Monday - Apps for the MacBook

Apps for the Mac - What to download! Come and learn about useful programs for studying and collaboration. Also, learn how to make all your Apple products work together.** Please bring your laptop to the workshop **

 

Student Technology Workshop: Technology Tuesday - My.Chatham/Portal

Attend this workshop to learn about how to access important information on my.Chatham and the Portal including, monitoring your papercount, grades, registration and more. **Please be sure to bring your MacBook to the wor

 

Time Management

Help better utilize your time during this semester.

 

Sep 13
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Oct 04

+ Add to Calendar 09/13/2016 5:30PM 10/04/2016 8:00PM 15 MyBusiness Startup to Service: Fall 2016 MyBusiness Startup to Service is being held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8pm on the 13th, 20th, and 27th of September and the 4th of October at C-Leveled offices (4117 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15224). Cost: $300, $250 for Members APPLY HERE TODAY This program includes intensive entrepreneurial training and is designed for women in the early stages of starting a service-based business. The sessions are designed to hone one's business concept, understand and prepare financials, register your business, and learn to effectively pitch your business. The program will be facilitated by successful entrepreneur and local businesswoman Denise DeSimone, chairman of C-Leveled. At the end of this program, participants will have a pitch deck, a registered business, a vision for their business moving forward, and a working business plan. Participants will also have access to networking opportunities and educational resources through the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship. This program will cover: - Concept and customer identification - Understanding startup financials - Registering your business - Marketing your business - Pitching your business The deadline to apply is August 31st, 2016 and the class will be limited to ten participants, which will be selected based on their progress in their concept and business development cycle to ensure the program effectively supports their efforts. 4117 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 Patricia Decker pdecker@chatham.edu

MyBusiness Startup to Service: Fall 2016

MyBusiness Startup to Service is being held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8pm on the 13th, 20th, and 27th of September and the 4th of October at C-Leveled offices (4117 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15224). Cost: $300, $250 for

 

Women's Soccer Game v Medaille

Come cheer on your Chatham Cougars!

 

Tue

Sep 13

+ Add to Calendar 09/13/2016 11:00AM 09/13/2016 2:00PM 15 Fall 2016 Study Abroad Fair Exhibitor Registration Chatham University welcomes education abroad providers at our Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Study Abroad Fair!We appreciate early registration. The deadline to register is September 1st, 2016.The fee for each organization attending is $75. Each organization will have an 8 foot table and two chairs.LogisticsThe Study Abroad Fair will be held in Mellon Board Room of Mellon Center on Chatham's Shadyside campus.Tentative Study Abroad Fair exhibitor schedule:Set-up: 9:30am to 10:30amCoffee, Tea available 9:00 am-11:00 amFair Hours: 11:00 am to 2:00 pmExhibitor Boxed Lunch: Boxed lunches will be provided for exhibitors around 12:00 pmAdvance Shipment of MaterialsFor your convenience, you may mail materials for the Study Abroad Fair in advance. Materials may be shipped at any time but should be sent to arrive at Chatham by Friday, September 9. We will deliver the materials to your table the morning of the Fair. Address materials to:"Name of your organization"c/o Study Abroad Fair/ OIAChatham University, Falk 003, Woodland Road, Pittsburgh PA 15232If you have any questions please contact internationalaffairs@chatham.edu, 412-365-1388.To help us determine an accurate account of exhibitors, please register each representative who will attend the Study Abroad Fair including both first (given) and last (family) name. Mellon Board Room, Mellon Center Karin Chipman kchipman@chatham.edu

Fall 2016 Study Abroad Fair Exhibitor Registration

Chatham University welcomes education abroad providers at our Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Study Abroad Fair!We appreciate early registration. The deadline to register is September 1st, 2016.The fee for each organization atte

 
 

"A Conversation with the Dean": Falk School of Sustainability Virtual Information Session

Hosted by Dr. Peter Walker, dean of the Falk School of Sustainability, this session will provide information about the school's graduate programs in sustainability and food studies, as well as the Eden Hall campus. The sessio

 

DNP Virtual Information Session

Please join us to learn more about Chatham's DNP program

 

Study Abroad Fair

It's a big world. Want to see more of it AND receive academic credit? Come to the Study Abroad Fair to meet with representatives of study abroad providers from around the world and find out about opportunities to study or

 

Yoga

Relax, get fit, and find you zen. For beginners and experienced yogis alike!

 

Kickstart Your Year with Careers!

Stop by Dilworth Hall to get to know the Office of Career Development Staff! Enjoy some sweet treats and sign up for your first appointment!

 

Eden Hall Mug Club

Eden Hall students, faculty, staff and residents are all welcome to come for our regularly held Mug Club. Grab a slice of pizza, some of Chef Chris' awesome sweet potato chips and a beer! Must be 21+ to attend.

 

Thu

Sep 15

+ Add to Calendar 09/15/2016 6:30PM 09/15/2016 9:00PM 15 JUSTfilms: A fresh series of social justice films that will
educate, inspire, challenge, and move you to action.


Don't Tell Anyone
Dont Tell Anyone is the story of Angy Rivera. Since the age of 4, Angy Rivera has lived in the United States with a secret that threatens to upend her life: She is undocumented. Angy arrived with her mother, fleeing violence, poverty, and civil war in their native Colombia. For 20 years they live in the shadows, struggling to stay afloat financially and avoid deportation while battling a complex and inequitable immigration system. "Don’t tell anyone" is a phrase whispered often and branded deeply on the consciousness of all who are undocumented. Now 24, unable to pay tuition for college and facing an uncertain future, Angy joins the youth-led New York State Youth Leadership Council (YLC) with whom she dons a bullhorn at pro-immigration rallies, telling all who will listen that she is "undocumented and proud." Rivera becomes an activist for undocumented youth with a popular advice blog "Ask Angy" and a YouTube channel boasting more than 27,000 views. She steps out of the shadows a second time to share her story of sexual abuse, an experience all too common among undocumented women. DON’T TELL ANYONE (NO LE DIGAS A NADIE) follows Rivera’s remarkable journey from poverty in rural Colombia to the front page of The New York Times. Film screening followed by panel discussion and talk back. Panel brought to you by Chatham University's Pre-law Club. Eddy Theater Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu

JUSTfilms: A fresh series of social justice films that will
educate, inspire, challenge, and move you to action.


Don't Tell Anyone

Dont Tell Anyone is the story of Angy Rivera. Since the age of 4, Angy Rivera has lived in the United States with a secret that threatens to upend her life: She is undocumented. Angy arrived with her mother, fleeing violence

 
 

MSN Virtual Information Session

Please join us to learn more about Chatham's MSN program

 

President David Finegold Welcome

Join us as we welcome Chatham University's 19th President David Finegold.

 

JUSTfilms: A fresh series of social justice films that will educate, inspire, challenge, and move you to action.

SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Just Films documentary series!Subscribe to get this VIP package: Guaranteed preferred seating at every screening (with registration – just tell us you’re coming and we’ll save

 

Constitution Day

Celebrate Constitution Day with the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics!

 

Saturday Fall Open House

Jump start your College search and plan to visit Chatham University on Saturday, September 17th for the Fall Open House. Learn about Chatham’s top-notch academics, honors programs, career development services, scholarships, N

 
 
 
 
 
 

Student Technology Workshop: MacBook Monday - Using the Cloud to Prevent Stormy Days

Attend this workshop to learn about data sharing including, OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Docs and more. In addition, we will discuss ways to protect yourself online. **Please be sure to bring your MacBook for the workshop**

 

Student Technology Workshop: Technology Tuesday - Microsoft Word

Attend this workshop to learn more on the basics of Microsoft Word, such as line spacing, page numbers, hanging indents, track changes, and more. **Please be sure to bring your MacBook to the workshop**

 

Women's Soccer Game v Penn State Altoona

Come cheer on your Chatham Cougars!

 
 
 

Yoga

Relax, get fit, and find you zen. For beginners and experienced yogis alike!

 

Diversity in Careers Series: Working in the U.S.

For international or exchange students interested in working in the U.S. - attend this panel discussion to learn from professionals about immigration, applying for work authorization, and developing a job search strategy

 

Women's Volleyball @ Home Vs Franciscan

Come Out and Support Chatham's Women's Volleyball!

 

Women's Volleyball @ Home vs Pitt Greensburg

Come Out and Support Chatham's Women's Volleyball!

 

Legal Basics Bootcamp

In this workshop, presented by Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP, topics covered include business formation and legal structure; overview of contracts; employment to independent contractors, insurance and indemnification, to service

 

Graduate Psychology - Virtual Information Session

A virtual information session for the Graduate Psychology programs (MA in Psychology, MS in Counseling Psychology and Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology). This session includes a brief presentation and overview of

 

Master of Professional Writing Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for the Master of Professional Writing program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and answers.

 

Master of Communication Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for the Master of Communication program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and answers.

 

Pittsburgh Magazine's 3rd Annual Farm Dinner

Enjoy an evening of delightful eating with a locally sourced menu created by Chef Kevin Hermann from The Porch at Schenley. Take a twilight tour of the agricultural techniques that make this site unique. Sit down to a plat

 

Student Technology Workshop: MacBook Monday - Creating dynamic presentations with PowerPoint, Prezi and VoiceThread

Attend this workshop to learn about how to utilize PowerPoint, Prezi and VoiceThread to create dynamic and engaging presentations. **Please be sure to bring your MacBook for the workshop**

 

Women's Soccer Game v Carlow

Come cheer on your Chatham Cougars!

 

The Business & Entrepreneurship Department "Supply Chain Management" Networking Mixer!

Meet business faculty, students, alumni, and friends and network with supply chain management industry professionals. Can't stay for the whole time? No problem! Swing by for a snack and to say "hello" on your way to cla

 

1st Presidential Debate Watch Party

Watch the debate with the PCWP and Student Affairs! Eat pizza, play games and win prizes!

 

Master of Science in Biology Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for Chatham's graduate biology programs. The session will include a presentation and overview of the program followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.

 

Tue

Sep 27

+ Add to Calendar 09/27/2016 7:00PM 09/27/2016 8:00PM 15 Falk School of Sustainability: Bachelor of Science in Sustainability Virtual Information Session Join us for an online virtual information session to learn more about Chatham University's Bachelor of Sustainability program Hear about our Eden Hall Campus – the first academic community built from the ground up for the purpose of studying sustainability – to see what we mean when we say that the campus is the classroom. Hear from the Dean, Dr. Peter Walker to learn about: The programs four specializations – Sustainable Design and the Built Environment, Community Development and Planning, Sustainable Agricultural Systems, and Human Well-being Ability to earn both bachelor's and master's degrees in only five years with our Master of Sustainability Accelerated Graduate Program. Our robust local network makes it easy to find internships that ensure that you acquire the skills you need to build your career. What is a Virtual Information Session (VIS)? This Virtual Information Session (VIS) via Webex will provide a comprehensive review of the Bachelor of Science in Sustainability program. Throughout the Virtual Information Session and after, students will be able to type, talk, and engage with Faculty and Staff of Chatham University and the Eden Hall Campus, learn about study opportunities, and personally speak with Dr. Peter Walker, the Dean of the Falk School of Sustainability. Access to the session can be completed by clicking the provided URL links to the session Online Brian Dwyer bdwyer@chatham.edu

Falk School of Sustainability: Bachelor of Science in Sustainability Virtual Information Session

Join us for an online virtual information session to learn more about Chatham University's Bachelor of Sustainability program Hear about our Eden Hall Campus – the first academic community built from the ground up for the

 

Student Technology Workshop: Technology Tuesday - Microsoft Excel

Attend this workshop to learn more on the basics of Microsoft Excel, such as formatting, program features, data entry and more. **Please be sure to bring your MacBook to the workshop**

 

PINK OUT!!! Women's Volleyball @ Home Vs Waynesburg

Come Out and Support Breast Cancer Awareness and Your Chatham's Women's Volleyball Team Tonight! Don't Forget to wear your Pink!

 

Yoga

Relax, get fit, and find you zen. For beginners and experienced yogis alike!

 

Eden Hall's Educator Open House

Get your hands in the dirt on our sustainable farm. Learn about renewable energy, green buildings, food systems, aquaculture and more with hands-on activities. See our state-of-the art buildings and technologies as you tour t

 

On Campus Recruiting Event: New York Life Insurance Company

A representative from New York Life Insurance Company will be tabling in Anderson Hall to promote and recruit for available positions within the company. Students interested in applying are encouraged to bring a copy of thei

 

Eden Hall Mug Club

Eden Hall students, faculty, staff and residents are all welcome to come for our regularly held Mug Club. Grab a slice of pizza, some of Chef Chris' awesome sweet potato chips and a beer! Must be 21+ to attend.

 
 

SAA's BOTC Winner Reveal Reception

After Song Contest, the winner of Battle of The Classes will be revealed and celebrated.

 

Graduate Interior Architecture Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for Chatham's graduate interior architecture programs. The session will include a presentation and overview of the program followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.

 
 
 

Alumnae Invite Soccer Game

Inviting all Chatham Cougar Alumna! Please join us at varsity field for an Alumnae game prior to our PAC home opener against the Presidents of Washington & Jefferson.

 
 

Student Technology Workshop: Technology Tuesday - How to quickly and easily make your own website!

Attend this workshop to learn how to use various tools to quickly and easily create your own website. We will explore programs like Wix, Weebly, and WordPress. **Please be sure to bring your MacBook to the workshop**

 

Test Taking Strategies and Test Anxiety

Test taking can be stressful, come learn a few strategies to help with the anxiety.

 

Vice Presidential Debate

Watch the VP debate with the PCWP and student affairs. Watch the debate, eat pizza, play games, and win prizes!

 

Yoga

Relax, get fit, and find you zen. For beginners and experienced yogis alike!

 

BRAND Your Resume Workshop

Participants in this resume workshop will learn how to build and brand their resume from start to finish. Required for SDE101, open to all students.

 
 

Export Basics Seminar

Presented by the CWBC and Duquesne University's SBDC, topics covered at this workshop will include Identifying Export Opportunities, Logistics, Shipping and Methods of Payment and Legal Issues of Exporting, and Lessons learne

 

Concept to Launch

This is a 6-week entrepreneurial training program for women in the early stages of starting a business, with classes focusing on:- Developing the business concept- Industry and market research- Identifying target customers- P

 

Export Basics Seminar

Presented by the CWBC and Duquesne University's SBDC, topics covered at this workshop will include Identifying Export Opportunities, Logistics, Shipping and Methods of Payment and Legal Issues of Exporting, and Lessons learne

 

DNP Alumni Reception - Baltimore, MD

At the 2016 Ninth National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference in Baltimore, MD - Chatham University invites Alumni, Faculty and current students to join the Office of Alumni Relations for a mixer!

 

Stress Management

Come learn how to deal with stress, with Therapy Dogs

 

BRAND Your Resume Workshop

Participants in this resume workshop will learn how to build and brand their resume from start to finish. Required for SDE101, open to all students.

 

Women's and Men's Cross Country@ Carnegie Mellon Invitational

Come out and support the Women's and Men's Cross Country teams!

 

Women's Volleyball @ Home Vs Thiel

Come Out and Support Your Women's Volleyball Team!

 
 

Women's Soccer Pink Game

Come cheer on your Chatham Cougars and be part of our Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Game!!

 

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Oct 29

+ Add to Calendar 10/08/2016 9:00AM 10/29/2016 12:00PM 15 MyBusiness Startup to Product: Fall 2016 MyBusiness Startup to Product is being held on Saturday mornings on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of October at Chatham University's Shadyside Campus. Cost: $300, $250 for Members APPLY HERE TODAY This program includes intensive entrepreneurial training and is designed for women in the early stages of starting a product-based business, with sessions designed to hone your concept, gain consumer feedback and insight into marketing and distribution, and learn to effectively pitch your business. The program will be facilitated by Co-Owner and Founder Meredith Meyer Grelli, MBA, of the award-winning Pittsburgh startup Wigle Whiskey. At the end of this program, participants will have a concise business plan, a vision for their business moving forward, and will be given an opportunity to pitch for funding, partnership, or other opportunities identified during the final session in front of a panel of regional stakeholders. Participants will also have access to networking opportunities and educational resources through the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship. This program will cover: - Concept and product development - Marketing, sales, and distribution - Direct consumer feedback and focus groups - Financing your business - Pitching your business The deadline to apply is September 15th, 2016 and the class will be limited to ten participants, which will be selected based on their progress in their product and business development cycle to ensure the program effectively supports their efforts. Chatham University Shadyside Campus Patricia Decker pdecker@chatham.edu

MyBusiness Startup to Product: Fall 2016

MyBusiness Startup to Product is being held on Saturday mornings on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of October at Chatham University's Shadyside Campus. Cost: $300, $250 for Members APPLY HERE TODAY This program includes i

 

Women's Soccer Game v Thomas Moore

Come cheer on your Chatham Cougars!

 

2nd Presidential Debate

Watch the Presidential Debate! Eat pizza and win prizes!

 

Campus Visit Day

Visit Chatham University on one of our upcoming Visit days where you will hear about our admission process and financial aid, learn about our top-notch academics, tour campus, and enjoy a nice lunch.

 

BRAND Your Resume Workshop

Participants in this resume workshop will learn how to build and brand their resume from start to finish. Required for SDE101, open to all students.

 
 
 

MFA Creative Writing Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and answers.

 

"A Conversation with the Dean": Falk School of Sustainability Virtual Information Session

Hosted by Dr. Peter Walker, dean of the Falk School of Sustainability, this session will provide information about the school's graduate programs in sustainability and food studies, as well as the Eden Hall campus. The sessio

 

Graduate Interior Architecture Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for Chatham's graduate interior architecture programs. The session will include a presentation and overview of the program followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.

 

Women's Soccer Game v Geneva

Come cheer on your Chatham Cougars!

 

Western PA Collegiate Job and Internship Fair (WestPACS)

Plan to attend the largest regional job and internship fair for college students and graduates featuring over 150 employers. For more information, visit www.westpacs.org or email careers@chatham.edu

 

Yoga

Relax, get fit, and find you zen. For beginners and experienced yogis alike!

 

Diversity in Careers Series: Coming out in the Workplace

In recognition of "National Coming Out Day" - come participate in this casual discussion over lunch! We will have a guest facilitator for the group, representing the LGBTQ population and providing support around questions an

 
 

Alumni Reunion Weekend

Celebrating classes ending in 1 and 6.

 

BRAND Your Resume Workshop

Participants in this resume workshop will learn how to build and brand their resume from start to finish. Required for SDE101, open to all students.

 

Reunion Reception -- Chronicles of a Chatham Art Major: Fran Gialamas

This exhibition features the work of Pittsburgh artist and Chatham alumna Fran Gialamas, class of 1959. It includes paintings from her one-person exhibition at Chatham in 1958 and drawings, photo collages, and paintings from

 

MA/MFA Interdisciplinary Design & MFA Film and Digital Technology Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for the Master of Arts/Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Design & Master of Fine Arts in Film and Digital Technology program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program fol

 

Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

"Why didn't I think of this?" is one of the most common things AcousticSheep CEO Dr. Wei-Shin Lai, MD hears. And in fact, a few people had thought of the exact idea, but they didn't act on it. Was it fear of failure? Lack of

 

Doctor of Psychology - Virtual Information Session

A virtual information session for the those interested in the Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology. This session includes a brief presentation and overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and

 

OT Alumni Reception - Lancaster, PA

At the PA Occupational Therapy Association 2016 Annual Conference - Chatham University invites Alumni, Faculty and current students to join the Office of Alumni Relations for a mixer!

 
 
 

Fall Open House - Undergaduate Event

Jump start your College search and plan to visit Chatham University on Sunday,October 16th for the Fall Open House. Learn about Chatham’s top-notch academics, honors programs, career development services, scholarships, NCAA D

 

B&E Department and Chatham Marketing Association "Marketing" Reception

Meet business faculty, students, alumni, and friends and network with marketing industry professionals. Separate Registration on Chatham Happenings for the Career Development "Etiquette in a Business Setting" Dinner.

 

Eden Hall Mug Club

Eden Hall students, faculty, staff and residents are all welcome to come for our regularly held Mug Club. Grab a slice of pizza, some of Chef Chris' awesome sweet potato chips and a beer! Must be 21+ to attend.

 
 

Amy Bloom Reading

Amy Bloom (born 1953) is an American writer and psychotherapist. She has been nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Ms. Bloom's reading is set for 8:30pm, Tuesday 18 October in t

 

Master of Communication Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for the Master of Communication program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and answers.

 

Master of Professional Writing Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for the Master of Professional Writing program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and answers.

 

Master of Science in Biology Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for Chatham's graduate biology programs. The session will include a presentation and overview of the program followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.

 

PA Alumni Reception - Greentree, PA

At the 41st Annual PSPA CME Conference in Pittsburgh - Chatham University invites Alumni, Faculty and current students to join the Office of Alumni Relations for a mixer!

 

BRAND Your Resume Workshop

Participants in this resume workshop will learn how to build and brand their resume from start to finish. Required for SDE101, open to all students.

 

Yoga

Relax, get fit, and find you zen. For beginners and experienced yogis alike!

 
 

3rd Presidential Debate Watch Party

Watch the third presidential debate with the PCWP and student affairs. Watch the debate, eat pizza, play games, and win prizes!

 

BRAND Your Resume Workshop

Participants in this resume workshop will learn how to build and brand their resume from start to finish. Required for SDE101, open to all students.

 

Domestic Violence Info Table

An opportunity for you to get accurate information for helping friends, family or yourself in acquiring help needed immediately.

 

Homesickness and Culture Shock

Learn skills to cope with adjusting to campus life and discuss the challenge of adjusting to a new culture while embracing your own.

 

Therapy Dogs

Feeling stress out and need some relaxation? Therapy dogs are trained to help us learn to connect and relieve stress resulting in and improved mood and relaxation.

 

Gender and Presidential Campaigns Panel

Join the PCWP for a discussion on the role of gender in the 2016 Presidential Campaigns. Refreshments will be served!

 

MFA Open House

Prospective students will have the opportunity to engage in roundtable discussions with faculty, current students and alumni while learning about Chatham’s MFA in Creative Writing program. In the evening, join our students an

 

Alumni Hockey Game

Please join us in Pittsburgh for the 3rd Annual Alumni Hockey game on Saturday, October 22. The day starts in Anderson Dining Hall on the Shadyside campus for Brunch with the team. From there we will shuttle to the rink and

 
 
 
 

Women's Volleyball @ Home vs Thomas More

Come Out and Support Chatham's Women's Volleyball!

 

Silent Witness Program

Life-size wooden silhouettes representing women who have died as a result of domestic violence.

 

PAAR Info Table

An informational table from Pittsburgh Action Against rape that will provide for you facts to help recognize and prevent sexual violence towards others.

 

Depression Info Table

Come and receive info regarding depression, and there causes.

 
 

Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy and Bridge Program Virtual Information Session

A virtual information session for the Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy and Bridge Program, including an overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and answers.

 

Tue

Oct 25

+ Add to Calendar 10/25/2016 7:00PM 10/25/2016 8:00PM 15 Bachelor of Science in Sustainability Virtual Information Session Join us for an online virtual information session to learn more about Chatham University's Bachelor of Sustainability program Hear about our Eden Hall Campus – the first academic community built from the ground up for the purpose of studying sustainability – to see what we mean when we say that the campus is the classroom. Hear from the Dean, Dr. Peter Walker to learn about: The programs four specializations – Sustainable Design and the Built Environment, Community Development and Planning, Sustainable Agricultural Systems, and Human Well-being Ability to earn both bachelor's and master's degrees in only five years with our Master of Sustainability Accelerated Graduate Program. Our robust local network makes it easy to find internships that ensure that you acquire the skills you need to build your career. What is a Virtual Information Session (VIS)? This Virtual Information Session (VIS) via Webex will provide a comprehensive review of the Bachelor of Science in Sustainability program. Throughout the Virtual Information Session and after, students will be able to type, talk, and engage with Faculty and Staff of Chatham University and the Eden Hall Campus, learn about study opportunities, and personally speak with Dr. Peter Walker, the Dean of the Falk School of Sustainability. Access to the session can be completed by clicking the provided URL links to the session Chatham WebEx Brian Dwyer bdwyer@chatham.edu

Bachelor of Science in Sustainability Virtual Information Session

Join us for an online virtual information session to learn more about Chatham University's Bachelor of Sustainability program Hear about our Eden Hall Campus – the first academic community built from the ground up for the

 

BRAND Your Resume Workshop

Participants in this resume workshop will learn how to build and brand their resume from start to finish. Required for SDE101, open to all students.

 

Women's Soccer Game v Saint Vincent

Come cheer on your Chatham Cougars!

 

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Yemanja: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil

Film screening and panel discussion. A documentary film about the Candomblé spiritual tradition in Bahia, Brazil, a vibrant African-derived culture which evolved from slavery's brutal past. Elder women leaders tell stori

 
 

Friends & Family Weekend

Chatham is excited to welcome student family & friends for a chance to visit with their students and enjoy activities at Chatham and the Pittsburgh community.

 

BRAND Your Resume Workshop

Participants in this resume workshop will learn how to build and brand their resume from start to finish. Required for SDE101, open to all students.

 
 

Women's Soccer Senior Recognition

Come celebrate our Senior Soccer players and cheer on your Chatham Cougars!

 

PINK OUT!: Women's Volleyball @ Home Vs Grove City

Come out and Support Your Chatham Women's Volleyball Team in their Last Traditional Match of the Season!

 

Graduate Open House

Join Chatham for Graduate Open House events at our Shadyside, Eastside, and Eden Hall Campus locations on October 29. Learn more about our graduate programs in the areas of health & lab sciences, nursing, business, accoun

 

Women's Soccer Game v Grove City

Come cheer on your Chatham Cougars!

 

BRAND Your Resume Workshop

Participants in this resume workshop will learn how to build and brand their resume from start to finish. Required for SDE101, open to all students.

 

Introduction to Chatham's Online Classroom

A virtual information session for students who are interested in and/or intending to enroll in one of Chatham's online degree programs. This session will help students of all backgrounds and experiences become more acclimated

 

BRAND Your Resume Workshop

Participants in this resume workshop will learn how to build and brand their resume from start to finish. Required for SDE101, open to all students.

 

ELECTION DAY

REMEMBER TO GO VOTE! Polls open 7am -8:00 pm

 

Graduate Interior Architecture Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for Chatham's graduate interior architecture programs. The session will include a presentation and overview of the program followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.

 
 

BRAND Your Resume Workshop

Participants in this resume workshop will learn how to build and brand their resume from start to finish. Required for SDE101, open to all students.

 

Eden Hall Mug Club

Eden Hall students, faculty, staff and residents are all welcome to come for our regularly held Mug Club. Grab a slice of pizza, some of Chef Chris' awesome sweet potato chips and a beer! Must be 21+ to attend.

 

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Yoga

Come and enjoy the benefits of Yoga, while relieving stress

 

Diversity in Careers Series: Veterans in the WorkPlace

Veterans! This career workshop is JUST for you. Grab your lunch and your resume, and come learn special job search tips from our veteran alumni!

 

Fri

Nov 11

+ Add to Calendar 11/11/2016 8:00AM 11/11/2016 9:30AM 15 Thinking Bigger: Veteran’s Day Entrepreneurial Recognition Breakfast Save-the-Date for our Thinking Bigger forum, featuring several events from November 10-12th, including the following breakfast speakers:“Journey to Normal: Women Warriors Enter the Workforce”Women are leading – in business and on the battlefield. Over 15% of the U.S. Armed Forces are women, and the lift of the Combat Exclusion Policy means they are officially serving on the frontlines of the longest war in our nation’s history. As these women combat veterans return to their families and communities after deployment, what does the transition from the warfront to the workforce look like? How do military skills transfer to a civilian job? Why hire veterans? What do veterans value in a civilian profession? Director/Producer JulieHera DeStefano will share the experiences of Journey to Normal project participants as these remarkable women warriors enter the workforce.“What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Successful Women Veteran Business Owners”As a female veteran and as a successful woman entrepreneur, the skills developed during active duty service have directly impacted Dr. Kelly Hunt's career path and entrepreneurial journey. These skills include the dimensions of innovativeness, risk taking, and proactivity, which are as important on the battlefield as they are in the boardroom. According to Michele Markey, vice president of Kauffman FastTrac, “Veterans possess some of the most important skills needed to become successful entrepreneurs. Leadership experience and the ability to calculate risk, manage teams and take initiative are invaluable characteristics of successful business owners.” The good news for those who have never served is that these skills can be learned! Chatham University Shadyside Campus, James Laughlin Music Hall Patricia Decker pdecker@chatham.edu

Thinking Bigger: Veteran’s Day Entrepreneurial Recognition Breakfast

Save-the-Date for our Thinking Bigger forum, featuring several events from November 10-12th, including the following breakfast speakers:“Journey to Normal: Women Warriors Enter the Workforce”Women are leading – in business a

 

MFA Creative Writing Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and answers.

 
 

BRAND Your Resume Workshop

Participants in this resume workshop will learn how to build and brand their resume from start to finish. Required for SDE101, open to all students.

 

MA/MFA Interdisciplinary Design & MFA Film and Digital Technology Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for the Master of Arts/Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Design & Master of Fine Arts in Film and Digital Technology program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program fol

 

"A Conversation with the Dean": Falk School of Sustainability Virtual Information Session

Hosted by Dr. Peter Walker, dean of the Falk School of Sustainability, this session will provide information about the school's graduate programs in sustainability and food studies, as well as the Eden Hall campus. The sessio

 

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A Thousand Voices

Film screening and panel discussion. From the proverb, “It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story,” this is a documentary that builds from thousands of voices to present one universal story of New Mexico’s Native A

 
 

Graduate Psychology - Virtual Information Session

A virtual information session for the Graduate Psychology programs (MA in Psychology, MS in Counseling Psychology and Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology). This session includes a brief presentation and overview of

 

Master of Professional Writing Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for the Master of Professional Writing program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and answers.

 

Master of Communication Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for the Master of Communication program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and answers.

 

Master of Science in Biology Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for Chatham's graduate biology programs. The session will include a presentation and overview of the program followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.

 
 

Academic Visit Day

Attend an Academic Visit Day at Chatham University and take an in-depth look at our top notch academics and spend the day exploring your academic area of interest.

 
 
 
 

Therapy Dogs

Come and interact with man's and women's best friend.

 

Eden Hall Mug Club

Eden Hall students, faculty, staff and residents are all welcome to come for our regularly held Mug Club. Grab a slice of pizza, some of Chef Chris' awesome sweet potato chips and a beer! Must be 21+ to attend.

 

Doctor of Psychology - Virtual Information Session

A virtual information session for the those interested in the Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology. This session includes a brief presentation and overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and

 

BRAND Your Resume Workshop

Participants in this resume workshop will learn how to build and brand their resume from start to finish. Required for SDE101, open to all students.

 

SAA's Pre-Candlelight Reception

Kick off the holiday season with a festive gathering of alumni, students, faculty, and staff, then process to the Chapel to celebrate Chatham's revered Candlelight Reception. (This event will also serve as the closing ceremon

 
 

BRAND Your Resume Workshop

Participants in this resume workshop will learn how to build and brand their resume from start to finish. Required for SDE101, open to all students.

 

Therapy Dogs

Feeling stressed out and need some relaxation? Therapy dogs are trained to help us learn to connect and relieve stress resulting in an improved mood and relaxation.

 

Master of Science in Biology Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for Chatham's graduate biology programs. The session will include a presentation and overview of the program followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.

 

Master of Communication Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for the Master of Communication program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and answers.

 

Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy and Bridge Program Virtual Information Session

A virtual information session for the Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy and Bridge Program, including an overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and answers.

 

Thu

Dec 08

+ Add to Calendar 12/08/2016 6:30PM 12/08/2016 9:00PM 15 JUSTfilms: A fresh series of social justice films that will
educate, inspire, challenge, and move you to action.


STRONG! Lift Like a Girl
Film screening and panel discussion. STRONG! chronicles an athlete’s struggle to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end. Cheryl Haworth defies categories. A 12th generation patriotic American, a visual artist, and, since age 14 America’s top Olympic weightlifter, she is an elite at the international level. A formidable figure in American weightlifting, Haworth is ranked well above all men and women on Team USA. But at 5 foot 8 inches and weighing over 300 pounds, she doesn’t easily fit into standard chairs, clothing sizes, or pre-conceptions. As the 2008 Beijing Olympics approach, Haworth struggles with injuries, the end of her career, and the difficult task of re-defining herself and building a sense of confidence that she can bring with her as she leaves the sport that has given her a sense of pride. STRONG! explores the contradiction of a body that is at once celebrated within the confines of her sport and shunned by mainstream culture. Through Haworth’s journey of strength, vulnerability, loneliness, and individuation, we learn not only about the sport of lifting weight, but also the state of being weighty: the material, psychological, and social consequences and possibilities of a having a body that doesn’t fit. The Eddy Theater Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu

JUSTfilms: A fresh series of social justice films that will
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STRONG! Lift Like a Girl

Film screening and panel discussion. STRONG! chronicles an athlete’s struggle to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end. Cheryl Haworth defies categories. A 12th g

 

Graduate Interior Architecture Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for Chatham's graduate interior architecture programs. The session will include a presentation and overview of the program followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.

 

Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

Utilizing the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank as a case study, Lisa Scales will discuss the adjustments in organizational culture, talent, and operations that are required for transformational growth in an organization

 
 
 

MA/MFA Interdisciplinary Design & MFA Film and Digital Technology Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for the Master of Arts/Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Design & Master of Fine Arts in Film and Digital Technology program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program fol

 

Master of Professional Writing Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for the Master of Professional Writing program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and answers.

 

MFA Creative Writing Prospective Student Webinar

A virtual information session for the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and answers.

 
 
 

JUSTfilms: A fresh series of social justice films that will
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Trapped

Film screening and panel discussion. What remains of a woman’s right to choose? U.S. reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open. Since 2010, 288 laws regulating abortion providers have been passed by sta

 
 

Thu

Feb 16

+ Add to Calendar 02/16/2017 6:30PM 02/16/2017 9:00PM 15 JUSTfilms: A fresh series of social justice films that will
educate, inspire, challenge, and move you to action.


Dreamcatcher
Film screening and panel discussion. Dreamcatcher takes us into a hidden world through the eyes of one of its survivors; Brenda Myers-Powell. A former teenage prostitute who worked the streets of Chicago, Brenda defied the odds to become a powerful advocate for change in her community. With warmth and humour, Brenda gives hope to those who have none. Her story is their inspiration. For twenty-five years Brenda Myers-Powell called herself ‘Breezy’ and she dominated her world, or that’s what she thought. It was a world that had turned her into a teenage, drug-addicted prostitute. After a violent encounter with a ‘john,’ Brenda woke up in the hospital and decided to change her life. Today she is a beacon of hope and a pillar of strength for hundreds of women and girls as young as fourteen who want to change their own lives. ‘Dreamcatcher’ explores the cycle of neglect, violence and exploitation which each year leaves thousands upon thousands of girls and women feeling that prostitution is their only option to survive. By following the very charming, charismatic and truly empathic Brenda, we enter the lives of young women and see in verite footage their realities from their points of view. While the world may overlook these women and men, thankfully Brenda has not, providing an unflinching expose which contrasts seeming hopelessness against the difference that one person can make in the lives of many. The Eddy Theater Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu

JUSTfilms: A fresh series of social justice films that will
educate, inspire, challenge, and move you to action.


Dreamcatcher

Film screening and panel discussion. Dreamcatcher takes us into a hidden world through the eyes of one of its survivors; Brenda Myers-Powell. A former teenage prostitute who worked the streets of Chicago, Brenda defied the

 
 

Thu

Mar 16

+ Add to Calendar 03/16/2017 6:30PM 03/16/2017 9:00PM 15 JUSTfilms: A fresh series of social justice films that will
educate, inspire, challenge, and move you to action.


Finding Dawn
Film screening and panel discussion. FINDING DAWN puts a human face on a tragedy that has received precious little attention – and one which is surprisingly similar to the situation in Ciudad Juarez, on the other side of the U.S. border. Dawn Crey, Ramona Wilson and Daleen Kay Bosse are just three of the estimated 500 Aboriginal women who have gone missing or been murdered in Canada over the past 30 years. Acclaimed Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh embarks on an epic journey to shed light on these murders and disappearances that remain unresolved to this day. She begins at Vancouver’s skid row where more than 60 poor women disappeared and travels to the “Highway of Tears” in northern British Columbia where more than two dozen women (all but one Native) have vanished. This engrossing film illustrates the deep historical, social and economic factors that contribute to the epidemic of violence against Aboriginal women. It highlights the disturbing, world-wide culture of impunity that allows murders of women – especially those who are poor, indigenous, or sex workers – to go unsolved and unpunished. Recommended viewing for courses in Native and Indigenous studies, women’s studies, sociology, psychology and courses that cover issues of violence against women. The Eddy Theater Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu

JUSTfilms: A fresh series of social justice films that will
educate, inspire, challenge, and move you to action.


Finding Dawn

Film screening and panel discussion. FINDING DAWN puts a human face on a tragedy that has received precious little attention – and one which is surprisingly similar to the situation in Ciudad Juarez, on the other side of t

 
 

International Edible Book Festival

Come partake in Chatham's 6th celebration of this delicious international event sponsored by the JKM Library and Chatham's Food Studies program!

 

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Equal Means Equal

Film screening and panel discussion. EQUAL MEANS EQUAL offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lop

 

Thu

May 18

+ Add to Calendar 05/18/2017 6:30PM 05/18/2017 9:00PM 15 JUSTfilms: A fresh series of social justice films that will
educate, inspire, challenge, and move you to action.


Zero Weeks
Film screening and panel discussion. What do the United State and Papua New Guinea have in common? They are the only countries in the world without a paid family leave law. In 2011, only 11 percent of private sector workers and 17 percent of public workers reported that they had access to paid family leave through their employer. Because 44 percent of American households don’t have enough savings to cover their basic expenses for three months, the birth of a new child or a medical emergency can mean financial ruin. American families are often forced to choose between tending to a spouse or parent with an unexpected medical emergency, or keeping their job and health insurance. The crisis is just as bleak for pregnant American women. Twenty five percent of new mothers return to work within 10 days after giving birth. Without the protections of paid leave, new mothers are 40% more likely to end up on food stamps or public assistance. Once a fringe issue, paid leave is now central in the national debate. President Obama mentioned it in his State of the Union address and the Department of Labor has spearheaded a “Lead on Leave” tour. It’s not just political, it’s great economics: the three states that have implemented their own policies have experienced greater economic stability. Companies like Google, who have voluntarily offered over 16 weeks of paid leave, have seen their rates of attrition fall by 50%. Paid leave is not just good for families, marriages and the health of seniors, parents and children, but it’s beneficial for business and our nation’s ability to compete on a global scale. Weaving powerful emotional stories together with insightful interviews from leading policy makers, economists, and researchers, ZERO WEEKS lays out a compelling argument for guaranteed paid leave for every American worker. The film looks at paid leave from an emotional, medical, financial and global perspective. ZERO WEEKS is the fourth documentary by award-winning director, Ky Dickens. As a female director, with a trackrecord for creating poignant work known for shifting policy and public opinion, Dickens is an ideal filmmaker to tackle this project. Dickens was inspired to make a film about paid leave, after facing financial depletion and struggled with guilt and the emotional turmoil of “not enough time,”due to a lack of paid leave, after the birth of her first child. The Eddy Theater Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu

JUSTfilms: A fresh series of social justice films that will
educate, inspire, challenge, and move you to action.


Zero Weeks

Film screening and panel discussion. What do the United State and Papua New Guinea have in common? They are the only countries in the world without a paid family leave law. In 2011, only 11 percent of private sector worker

 

JUSTfilms: A fresh series of social justice films that will
educate, inspire, challenge, and move you to action.


From This Day Forward

Film screening and panel discussion. From This Day Forward is a moving portrayal of an American family coping with one of the most intimate of transformations. When director Sharon Shattuck’s father came out as transgender