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 Office of the University Chaplain

Fall Concert Series — Tuesdays @ 6pm in St. Paul’s Chapel

The Office of the University Chaplain is pleased to announce the Music at St. Paul’sFall Concert Series. Each Tuesday at 6pm during the fall semester, the Office of the University Chaplain will showcase a different musical artist. The first concert in this series, to be held Tuesday September 16th, features Timothy Smith, University Organist, Columbia University. Mr. Smith will perform works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Jongen, and Mulet.

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Summer Concert Series – Tuesdays @ Twelve

The Office of the University Chaplain is pleased to announce the Music at St. Paul’s Summer Concert Series. Each Tuesday at noon during the months of June and July, the OUC will play host to a different world-class organist who will perform on the Aeolian-Skinner Pipe Organ in St. Paul’s Chapel.

The first concert in this series, to be held Tuesday June 10th at noon, features Timothy Smith, University Organist, Columbia University.

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Study Space: May 6 – 10

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The OUC will be opening up the Earl Hall Auditorium for individual study space on Tuesday, May 6 to Friday, May 9 from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm. Also, the Study Space will be available on Saturday, May 10 from 12:00-8:00 pm. 

During these times, students are encouraged to use our tables, chairs, and WiFi to work in the quiet and open space.  Additionally, the Schiff Room and the Dodge Room in Earl Hall will be open for group study sessions; sign-up sheets will be on the door.  The Fireplace Room will also be open for Open Meditation Space, should you need to take a break and clear your head or center your body.  We hope our space can become a calming home away from home during the stressful season. Good luck on Finals!

Two More Common Meals

The Office of the University Chaplain is hosting two more Common Meals this semester.  Please consider attending one or both and bringing along a friend!

Monday, April 28: Kraft International Service Symposium, 7:00-8:30 pm, Earl Hall Auditorium.  Three student groups, GEQUA, Circle K, and Engineers Without Borders, will share about their international humanitarian work.  After brief presentations there will be a discussion on the questions that arise when engaging in humanitarian relief.  Dinner from Havana Central will be provided! All are welcome and please RSVP to commonmeal@columbia.edu.
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This event is hosted by the Office of the University Chaplain and the details are:
What: Kraft Common Meal – International Service Symposium
When: Monday, April 28, 7:00-8:30 pm
Where: Earl Hall Auditorium
Why: Discussion on important topics with dinner available!
RSVP: to commonmeal@columbia.edu


Wednesday, April 30: Issues Faced by the Transgender Community at CU, 6:00-7:30 pm, Earl Hall Auditorium* (note the location change).  In conjunction with student leaders in the GS Alliance and Columbia University Facilities and Operations, we will hold a discussion about understanding the Transgender identities and some issues faced by the Transgender community at CU.  Anonymous questions may be submitted.

Dinner will be available during the conversation and all are invited to learn and share in the conversation.  No RSVP is required for this event.

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This event is hosted by the Office of the University Chaplain and the details are:
What: Common Meal – Issues Faced by the Transgender Community at CU
When: Wednesday, April 30, 6:00-7:30 pm
Where: Earl Hall Auditorium* (note this is a change in venue)
Why: Discussion on important topics of inclusivity, with dinner available

Jeff Talman’s Rhythm of Stars sound installation

jeff_talman- April 8, 6-8 PM, opening with artist presentation. Free event, open to the public.
- April 8 – 21, presentations twice daily (duration is about 30 minutes):

Monday-Wednesday, Friday, 7-8 PM,
Saturday, 6-8 PM
Sundays, 2-3 PM

For more information, please see http://www.jefftalman.com/

Music at St. Paul’s

Music at St. Paul’s showcases a wide variety of sacred and secular performances in St. Paul’s Chapel featuring New York City artists. Programs have included classical performances from Juilliard, Korean drumming, Cantors, and jazz ensembles. Families are especially welcome.

New Weekly Programming from the OUC

Every Monday-Friday – Confidential Pastoral Counseling

From 9:30 am–1:00 pm every weekday the Schiff Room in Earl Hall is a space for students to have confidential pastoral counseling.  Our ordained Religious Life Advisers and OUC staff will be in the room and available for drop-in pastoral counseling.  If a student needs to talk, please consider this a safe space to share your story and reflect with a trained professional.

Every Monday-Friday – Open Meditation Room

From 8:00 am–1:00 pm every weekday the Fireplace Room on the 3rd floor of Earl Hall will be open for prayer and meditation. Feel free to drop in and use the quiet space. This is in addition to the nave of St. Paul’s Chapel, which is also open daily for quiet reflection.

Additionally, the OUC is interested in discussing Kraft Family Fund and OUC Co-Sponsorship applications for next fall.  Email dm3024@columbia.edu if you have an idea for an innovative program or event that you are considering as an application for our grant opportunities – it’s never too early to start planning!

Visit to Columbia Global Centers | Europe

Columbia Global Centers | Europe hosted Jewelnel Davis, university chaplain, associate provost, and director of the Earl Hall Center at Columbia University, from Oct. 2 through 9 in Paris.

This visit concluded her worldwide tour of Columbia’s eight Global Centers. During her week-long stay in Paris, Chaplain Davis’s schedule was filled with Columbia and intercultural meetings, student activities, performances, and site visits.

Visit by the Columbia University Chaplain and Associate Provost

Read the complete article — Via the Columbia Global Centers website–

Chaplain Davis at Columbia Global Centers | Europe

Columbia Global Centers | Europe hosted Jewelnel Davis, university chaplain, associate provost, and director of the Earl Hall Center at Columbia University, from Oct. 2 through 9 in Paris. In the following interview, Chaplain Davis provides insight into the idea behind the Global Centers and what makes visiting one of the Global Centers such a rewarding experience for students.

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