ONDAS Student Center hosts meet-up for first-generation graduate students 

Opening New Doors to Accelerating Success (ONDAS) Student Center is hosting a “First-Gen Graduate Student Meet Up” on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 2-3 p.m. at Kerr Hall 1150. This event is the first of its kind by the ONDAS Student Center. 

Pizza will be provided. 

Women’s Center holds discussion on The Handmaid’s Tale 

Women’s Center is hosting a discussion on The Handmaid’s Tale on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 3:40-6:30 p.m. at the Student Resource Building (SRB) Multipurpose room (MPR).

Dive into the dystopian world of Gilead, as we view and dissect “The Handmaid’s Tale”, a series that explores themes of women’s rights, oppression, and resistance,” the Shoreline description read. 

Pizza will be provided. 

Associated Students Trans & Queer Commission hosts quarterly town hall 

Associated Students (A.S.) Trans & Queer Commission is hosting its fall town hall on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 6-7 p.m. at the MultiCultural Center (MCC) Lounge. 

The event will feature a discussion on campus climate for members of the LGBTQIA+ community and give space for feedback on the commission’s work as well as other campus resources for LGBTQIA+-identifying individuals at UC Santa Barbara. 

Attendees who complete the pre-attendee survey will have a chance to win a mapache plushie. 

Graduate Student Resource Center hosts international graduate pizza party

The Graduate Student Resource Center is hosting a fall pizza party for international graduate students and their families on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Storke Community Center. 

Join us at Storke Family Housing Community Center for a cozy evening of delicious pizza, heartwarming conversations, and the chance to connect with fellow international graduate students and their families,” the Shoreline description read

Fall season dishes including pumpkin pie and apple cider will be provided. 

COSWB hosts free candle-painting workshop

A.S. Commission on Student Well-Being is hosting a free candle-painting workshop on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 8:30-10 p.m. at the Interactive Learning Pavilion room 1101. 

All materials will be provided.

EVPLA Office finishes health promotions week

The Office of the External Vice President for Local Affairs is finishing off its Health Promotion Week on Thursday, Nov. 9, and Friday, Nov. 10. 

Thursday’s event features a safe partying event in collaboration with Life of the Party and Gauchos for Recovery from 6-7 p.m. at the Pardall Center. 

Friday’s event will be a sexually transmitted infection (STI) screen-a-thon in collaboration with Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, which will include free STI screenings and birth control consultations. Attendees can drop in between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Isla Vista Community Center. 

Indian Association @ UCSB hosts Diwali 2023 

Indian Association at UCSB is hosting Diwali 2023 on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 7-9:30 p.m. at MCC room 1504. 

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with us at our Diwali event,” the Shoreline description read. “Enjoy delicious Indian cuisine and the warm company of friends and fellow South Asians.”

Diwali is a national five-day holiday in India, often celebrated by releasing sky lanterns to honor the Hindu goddess of wealth, Lakshmi. 

Health & Wellness hosts Exploring the Asian Landscape

Health & Wellness is hosting a discussion titled “Exploring the Asian Landscape,” on Monday, Nov. 13, from 12-1 p.m. at the MCC Lounge. The event is in collaboration with the Office of International Students & Scholars and the Division of Student Affairs in honor of International Education Week. 

The event will feature taste-testing kimchi jjigae, a Korean stew, and a workshop around Asian comfort food. 

Non-Traditional Student Resource Center hosts Drag Queen Story Hour

Non-Traditional Student Resource Center is hosting a Drag Queen Story Hour for student parents and their children and anyone else interested on Monday, Nov. 13, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Women’s Center Lounge. 

The event will feature drag queen Miss Angel, who will be reading “Be You!” by Peter H. Reynolds. 

Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity hosts community dinner 

The Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity is hosting a community dinner as part of its QTBIPOC Empowerment Hours on Monday, Nov. 13, from 6-8 p.m. at the SRB MPR. 

Please join us for an evening of food and conversation to celebrate the quarter,” the Shoreline description read

Food will be provided, but prospective attendees must register in advance. 

UCSB Sustainability hosts November stargazing 

UCSB Sustainability is hosting a new moon stargazing for November on Monday, Nov. 13, from 9-10 p.m. at the lagoon side of the University Center lawn. 

“Through this workshop, we will be guided by the night sky to find peace, calm, and mental silence,” the Shoreline description read. 

LGBTQ Staff & Faculty Collective hosts transgender resilience silent auction

LGBTQ Staff & Faculty Collective is hosting a silent auction toward transgender resilience on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the SRB MPR.

The items will be self-made art and will be donated until Nov. 10.  All proceeds will go toward emergency funds for transgender and non-binary individuals outside California and mini-grants for transgender and non-binary students at UCSB. 

MCC hosts discussion with Traci Kato-Kiriyama 

The MCC is continuing its Resilient Love series with Traci Kato-Kiriyama to discuss the text, “Navigating With(out) Instruments.” The discussion will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the MCC Theater. 

Kato-Kiriyama is an art activist, organizer and author who will speak on the themes of solidarity, reclaiming the past, queerness and more from their work. 

A.S. Trans & Queer Commission hosts Bob Ross paint night 

A.S. Trans & Queer Commission is hosting Bob Ross Painting Night for queer and transgender students on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the MCC Lounge. 

Have a fun and creative evening as we recreate one of Bob Ross’s paintings while watching his video tutorial,” the Shoreline description read. “ALL supplies are provided but feel free to bring your own stuff.”

A version of this article appeared on p. 2 of the Nov 9, 2023, print edition of the Daily Nexus.


Asumi Shuda
Asumi Shuda (they/them) is the Lead News Editor for the 2023-24 school year. Previously, Shuda was the Deputy News Editor, Community Outreach News Editor for the 2022-23 school year and the 2021-22 school year and an Assistant News Editor during the 2020-21 school year. They can be reached at asumishuda@dailynexus.com or news@dailynexus.com.