HarvestFest Table sign up is open until September 22nd at 5 p.m. Harvestfest will take place on the Saturday of Fall Weekend (October 7th.) The event takes place between 1 - 3 p.m. on Tempel Green. Table costs begin at $40. All registered groups will receive more information the week before the event regarding set up times.
Volunteers Needed for Spanish/English Language Exchange
Student volunteers needed to participate in a partnership with the Amigos Sin Fronteras (ASF) project founded by Isabella Amaro Varas '23. ASF connects refugee populations in Mexico with English-language resources. Now that Isa has begun her Watson Fellowship year, we hope to keep the ASF program alive through a sustainable programmatic connection with the College.
Language Exchange Program: This semester’s goal is to link Conn students of at least intermediate-level Spanish language proficiency with English language learners from a refugee/forced displacement background who are living in Mexico. Once the pairing is established, the partners would meet once a week for about 40 minutes, speaking for half the time in English and half in Spanish. Interested Conn students will be paired with ESL learners and will receive basic training and preparation from ASF volunteers. Staff in the Walter Commons and the Academic Resource Center will also provide support to the program. In the future, we hope to build on this model to include student-led online ESL courses.
Are you interested in taking your meal with you? Join the CONN-tainers program!
Information for students: Step One: Signup for the CONN-tainer program at Harris and receive a container or carabiner immediately. You will be charged $10 if you fail to return the container. Step Two: Package your food and enjoy! Step Three: Return your container for another or choose to receive a carabiner.
Details: Containers can be used and exchanged at Jane Addams and Harris Dining. Signup however is at Harris only. Please empty food from the container and rinse lightly after use. We will wash, sanitize & dry the container. You will be charged $10 if you fail to return the container. You will not be charged for wear & tear. All other types of reusable food containers are prohibited in the dining halls due to state health regulations.