Category Archives: Events & Opportunities

Online Learning Focus Groups

This is an excellent opportunity to get your voice heard about online learning at LaGuardia.

The LaGuardia College Senate’s Online Learning Committee will be making recommendations to the college about online services.

We would like to know more about students’ experiences with online services at the college, your needs, and also your wants. What is the college doing well? What could the college do differently with online services? Are there services that you need or want online that LaGuardia doesn’t have?

Please join us for a focus group to discuss your experiences and ideas. You can come to either focus group (whatever fits your schedule). We will use these discussions to help us form our recommendations. 

Focus Group Time #1:
Date: Thursday, 3/23Time: 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Place:
You can join the focus group in person in E-273.
You can join on Zoom with this link:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 899 8489 5598

Passcode: 277788

Focus Group Time #2:
Date: Thursday, 3/23Time: 3:25 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.Place: 
You can join the focus group in person in E-273.
You can join on Zoom with this link:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 891 4909 8136

Passcode: 871902

If you are unable to attend the focus group, but would like to share ideas with the committee, please feel free to email us.

Many Thanks,

Dr. J. Elizabeth Clark ( or Dr. Sandra Sze (
​​Co-Chairs of the College Senate Online Learning Committee

“Showing Up” During Threats of Austerity-03/23/23

Come join SURJ on Thursday, March 23rd from 12-1:30pm for our first Spring monthly meeting:
Showing Up” During Threats of Austerity

We’ll discuss ways to show up for racial and economic justice in this pivotal moment for public higher education in New York City! We’ll hear from SURJ and PSC members about ways to get involved in shaping the NY State budget (scheduled to pass in early April) and our CUNY contract (currently in negotiation). Faculty, Staff, and Students welcome! Zoom info below.

About SURJ: SURJ at LaGuardia is an ally/affinity group for staff and faculty who do not identify as people of color but who want to address and confront racism on campus and beyond. The group serves as a platform for anti-racism and as a space for elevating the discussion of white privilege and systemic racism. It works to promote reflection, awareness, learning, and strategies for personal and collective action around these issues. We are a chapter of the national SURJ organization, which is a network of groups and individuals that work to organize and move white people to action as part of a multi-racial coalition for justice.

Zoom link for March 23rd at 12pm []

Meeting ID: 871 1228 4157

Passcode: 512123

In solidarity,

Darren Barany, Rachel Boccio, Paul Fess, Ian McDermott, and Natalie Willens
SURJ LaGuardia Co-leaders

Artwork and Video Competition–March 6, 2023–April 7, 2023

Artwork and Video Competition

LaGuardia faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in the artwork and video competition. This competition gives participants the opportunity to express themselves through art and video in the spirit of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion on the LaGuardia campus.

Submissions will be accepted from March 6, 2023–April 7, 2023. There is NO COST to enter this contest. Contest rules and submission guidelines are available here.

Women’s History Month Events

Women’s History Month programs begin this week with a focus on women in arts from the Caribbean and diasporas. The Women’s Center and LGBTQIA Safe Zone Hub, Casa de la Américas, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Option, Photography and Fine Arts programs invite artists Carla TomassiniSamantha BoxMelissa Misla and percussionist group, Legacy Women​ during the month of March. See details in flyer below, and join us!

Also in March, LaGuardia is hosting the 2nd Annual CUNY LGBTQI+ Student Conference on Friday, March 31st. The theme this year is Community, Advocacy, Power, and Healing with Keynote Speaker, Cecilia Gentili. Register today!

Support Circles continue! Since April 2020, The Women’s Center and LGBTQIA Safe Zone Hub have facilitated Circles for students to express, connect and build community around themes such as, stress and overwhelm, navigating obstacles, and connecting with inner resources. Circles happen every Monday and Thursday from 3:25-4:25pm. Students register here​. Interested in having an in-class Support Circle around a course topic? Contact us directly to schedule. 

Lastly, The LaGuardia Mindfulness Project, led by Paul Arcario, Ellen Quish, Professor Koun Eum, and Deema Bayrakdar invite faculty, staff, and students to Mindfulness Meditation sessions on Wednesdays at 8pm and Thursdays at 12pm. Sessions consist of instruction, practice and open dialogue. Register here.

Please share all these events and opportunities with students as they count towards co-curricular events and creative engagement.

Thank you and all our best,

Deema and Nathan

03/22/23 Spring 2023 LHI Orientation

On behalf of  LaGuardia Humanitarian Initiative, I am writing to invite you on Wednesday, March 22 (2:00 pm-3:00pm) at the virtual Spring 2023 LHI OrientationThis academic year LHI is partnering with LaGuardia Cares and CARE , International (estd. 1945) to collaboratively address the theme of #FoodJusticeForAll (UNSDG2) from both local and global perspectives.

The link to RSVP is: 

Please join me in congratulating our LHI students— Kazi Anwar (Dept: M.E.C) and Nicholas Hetherington (Dept: Social Science)–who were recently invited to represent LaGuardia at Capitol Hill as part of LHI’s collaboration with CARE International. Kazi is also currently an intern at CARE.

Save the Date: LHI Student Conference and Annual Showcase: May 24th @10am-3pm (E-111)

Finally, we extend our deepest gratitude to Profs. Sada Jaman (Business and Accounting), Dana Trusso (Humanities), Rochell Isaac, Rochelle Spencer, Tuli Chatterji (English), Anja Vojvodic, Alice Baldwin-Jones (Social Sciences), Claudette Davis, Marina Klebanov, Christopher Farley (Natural Sciences), Sandra Sze (M.E.C), Rebekah Johnson (ELA), and Kyoko Toyama (College Discovery) for designing LHI projects in their Spring 2023 courses.

 Looking forward to seeing you on the 22nd! Program details will follow soon

03/24/23 Night Night at the Museum with Black Power Naps []


We are writing to share an upcoming MoMA event with you. 

We invite you to attend and welcome you to share the details with your students and colleagues who may be interested in attending: 

Night Night at the Museum with Black Power Naps []

March 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Join artists Navild Acosta and Sosa of Black Power Naps for a night of napping in the Museum. Visit their installation Black Power Naps: La Biblioteca Is Open [], choose a cushion, and bring it along in a procession through the galleries to nap in front of works of art. Pajamas are encouraged.

This program is free and open to all, but capacity is limited. Registration [] required.

Black Power Naps is a project by artists Navild Acosta and Sosa. It is a sculptural installation, vibrational device, and curatorial initiative that reclaims laziness and idleness as power.

Call for Proposals: CUNY Student Summit

What is the university you want? We’re calling for creative, multimodal presentations from 50 CUNY students for an online student summit on May 5, 2023, 9 AM – 5 PM.

This will be a student-centered and student-led event. Yuma Carpenter-New, our Student Summit Coordinator has been working with our student advisory board [] to plan and develop the summit. This CFP is open to all CUNY students enrolled in the Spring 2023 semester. Accepted applicants will receive a $300 scholarship and a tablet. 

Read additional information and apply here. []
Deadline: March 15, 2023