DOUG PRAY
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. Cornerstone Screening Room
Screening and discussion: “The Defiant Ones” Episode One 

Doug Pray ’83 is best known as a director of feature documentary films about American subcultures and maverick individuals. From graffiti writers to copywriters, truck drivers to surfers, DJs and garage rockers to large-scale earth artist Michael Heizer, his subjects are fiercely independent and often misunderstood. “The Defiant Ones” (2017) is an HBO documentary series that tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre’s improbable musical partnership – and their surprising roles in contemporary culture. Pray wrote and edited the series alongside fellow CC alum Lasse Jarvi; Pray also served as executive producer. He received a BA in sociology and an honorary doctorate from Colorado College and an MFA from the UCLA School of Film and Television.

The Visiting Series in Film and Culture is generously co-sponsored by the Cultural Attractions Fund. Unless otherwise specified, all events are free and open to the public.

Posted by scapp@coloradocollege.edu for the December 4, 2017 digest.

DOUG PRAY
Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. Cornerstone Screening Room
Screening and discussion: “The Defiant Ones” Episode One 

Doug Pray ’83 is best known as a director of feature documentary films about American subcultures and maverick individuals. From graffiti writers to copywriters, truck drivers to surfers, DJs and garage rockers to large-scale earth artist Michael Heizer, his subjects are fiercely independent and often misunderstood. “The Defiant Ones” (2017) is an HBO documentary series that tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre’s improbable musical partnership – and their surprising roles in contemporary culture. Pray wrote and edited the series alongside fellow CC alum Lasse Jarvi; Pray also served as executive producer. He received a BA in sociology and an honorary doctorate from Colorado College and an MFA from the UCLA School of Film and Television.

The Visiting Series in Film and Culture is generously co-sponsored by the Cultural Attractions Fund. Unless otherwise specified, all events are free and open to the public.

Posted by scapp@coloradocollege.edu for the December 4, 2017 digest.

As of Fall 2017, 50% of CC’s international student population (n=101) is from mainland China. This significant number of CC students from China gives us the opportunity, as a campus, to reassess how we welcome, educate, and support these students.

The Office of International Programs invites all CC faculty and staff to participate in a three-part webinar series on “Today’s Chinese Student”. This series focuses on the integration of Chinese students into campus life, the classroom, and the community. Come for one, two, or all three webinar sessions to learn about the needs of Chinese students and develop your understanding of their cultural and academic background and preparedness.

In order to make sure we have enough materials available at each webinar session, we ask that you please RSVP for the webinar session(s) you plan to attend at:

todays-chinese-student-webinar-series.eventbrite.com

The webinar series topics and dates are:

TODAY’S CHINESE STUDENT: WHAT REALLY MATTERS
Thursday, December 7, 3-5pm
Barbara Yalich Board Room, Spencer Center

Successful integration of Chinese students into our campus starts with understanding the students themselves. China’s rapid growth has created socioeconomic changes that affect the aims and priorities of its university-ready population. Are we prepared to meet the needs of today’s Chinese student or are we working with an out-dated set of perceptions of the Chinese student?

TODAY’S CHINESE STUDENT: CULTURAL INSIGHTS FOR BETTER INTEGRATION
Tuesday, January 30, 3-5pm
Barbara Yalich Board Room, Spencer Center

Today’s Chinese students are different from the students of previous decades, and they are enrolling in unprecedented numbers in U.S. colleges and universities. It is becoming increasingly important for campuses to understand these students and how to bridge the cultural gap between them and other international and domestic students. How do group culture and shared experience affect the cultural and social integration of Chinese students on our campus? What are some of the best practices we can implement to gain campus-wide support for orienting and supporting these students?

TODAY’S CHINESE STUDENT: UNDERSTANDING THE U.S. CLASSROOM
Thursday, March 1, 3-5pm
Barbara Yalich Board Room

Chinese students encounter many common problems in the U.S. classroom, ranging from issues of academic integrity to building relationships with faculty and academic advisers. This webinar provides best practices to help Chinese students address these and other challenges, such as English language difficulties and unfamiliar classroom expectations. Presenters also discuss how to support faculty in adjusting to the changing demographic of the U.S. classroom. Learn from experts who are committed to supporting the academic integration of Chinese students on their campuses.

Posted by lkosiewiczdoran@coloradocollege.edu for the December 4, 2017 digest.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will host Parents Night Out on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 4p-9p at the El Pomar Sports Center. Parents can enjoy a date night or take care of some holiday shopping while their children are enjoying a great night of games, movies and other activities with the CC Tigers. Space is limited, reserve your spot now – aobringer@coloradocollege.edu. Cost is $30 for the first child (ages 3-14) and $15 for each additional child. You can save $5 off the price for each child by bringing a canned food item.

Posted by aobringer@coloradocollege.edu for the December 4, 2017 digest.

Multicultural Winter Market: Foods, drinks, handcrafts from all over the world! Interested in sharing your culture with other internationals and Americans? -> Send the name of your country to Lidiia Pletneva (Russian CPC) : Lidiia.Pletneva@ColoradoCollege.edu TODAY! Multicultural Winter Market will take place in Cornerstone on Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 4.00pm to 5.30pm. We reimburse you up to $45 for expenses and provide a ride to KingSoopers! Staff and faculty are welcome to participate too!

Posted by l_pletneva@coloradocollege.edu for the December 3, 2017 digest.

Drop in when you like and see 2 extraordinary and strange and wonderful short Irish plays in this fAIL bETTER pRODUCTION directed by andrew manley with andrew braverman, kav gillespie, scot gladstone, eric ohlund***Enda Walsh’s HOW THESE DESPERATE MEN TALK and Samuel Beckett’s OHIO IMPROMPTU***Performed as a continuous performance installation between 8pm and 10pm in COSSITT NORTH STUDIO***
“Theatre should bypass the intellect and go straight into your bones” ~ Enda Walsh

Posted by amanley@coloradocollege.edu for the December 3, 2017 digest.

Are your hands out of drawing shape and you want a way to practice?

Come to the free figure drawing sessions happening in the Bemis School of Art drawing classroom (FAC Building – behind Packard Hall, room 254).

Sessions are free to CC students, and will run each Tuesday night of the block from 7-9pm. We encourage you to bring personal charcoal or pencils, however, basic supplies, easels, newsprint, drawing boards, and chairs will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact cwu@coloradocollege.edu or jhouck@coloradocollege.edu

Posted by cwu@coloradocollege.edu for the December 2, 2017 digest.

a fAIL bETTER pRODUCTION directed by andrew manley with andrew braverman, kav gillespie, scot gladstone, eric ohlund***TWO AMAZING SHORT IRISH PLAYS:
Enda Walsh’s HOW THESE DESPERATE MEN TALK and Samuel Beckett’s OHIO IMPROMPTU***
Performed as a continuous performance installation between 8pm and 10pm in COSSITT NORTH STUDIO***
“Theatre should bypass the intellect and go straight into your bones” ~ Enda Walsh****

Posted by amanley@coloradocollege.edu for the December 2, 2017 digest.