Dan Flores, the A. B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of Western History at the University of Montana, will give a talk entitled:

“Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History” (based on his recent book of the same title)

at 7:00PM Tuesday, February 6th in the Screening Room, Cornerstone Arts Building

Legends don’t come close to capturing the incredible story of the coyote in North America. In the face of centuries of campaigns of annihilation employing guns, gases, helicopters, and engineered epidemics, coyotes haven’t just survived, they’ve thrived, expanding across the continent from Alaska to New York. In the war between humans and coyotes, coyotes have won, hands-down. “Coyote America” is the illuminating five-million-year biography of this extraordinary animal, from its origins to its apotheosis.

Posted by msiddoway@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2018 digest.

Avant-garde Artists and the Russian Revolution. Talk by prof. Ruth Kolarik. We will discuss the interactions of the visual arts with social and political movements in early-twentieth-century Russia especially the impact of the Russian Revolution. How do revolutions in avant garde art relate, or not, to political revolution? We will see works by artists such as Natalia Goncharova, Vladimir Tatlin, Kazimir Malevich, Alexander Rodchenko, El Lissitzky as well as artists who worked in the style of socialist realism. Today, 3:30pm, Russian (Mullett) House. Russian tea and pasties are provided.

Posted by l_pletneva@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2018 digest.

Does your faculty have questions about using smart classrooms? Are you planning an event that requires audio/visual support? This session will provide an overview of smart space components and basic troubleshooting steps for assisting in the setup and use of these components, including working with overhead projectors, HDMI versus VGA cables, screen resolution, and printing. Sign-up today for the Feb. 6th session from 9-11. tiny.cc/yo3pqy

Posted by jbridge@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2018 digest.

A ton of classes start in February, both children and adult classes are starting. Get in on the fun over at Bemis School of Art!
Some classes that art starting in February:
A36 Fundamentals of Drawing I,
Y4 Story, Paint & Play,
Y11 Watercolor Fanta-Sea,
AY30 Phone Photography,
A49 Colors of Snow,
A77 Design a Scarf,
A79 Felted Infinity Scarf,
A85 Bead Camp: Intro to Soft Glass Bead Making,
A88 Flameworked Glass: Boro Basics,
And many more. Go to artschool.csfineartscenter.org/ to sign up now.


Posted by dereed@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2018 digest.

The Theatre and Dance Department invites members of the campus community to attend our third candidate’s talk for the tenure-track position, assistant professor of dance studies. Dr. Pallavi Sriram’s talk, titled “Performative Geographies: Dancing Translocal Urban Space, Place, and Mobility” will be held in the Cornerstone Arts Center’s Screening Room at 4 pm this Friday, February 2.

Posted by squinn@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2018 digest.

Please come to 2018 Cornerstone Arts Week, “What Is The Creative Brain?,” featuring concerts, lectures, films, and plays devoted to understanding the relationship between our brains and creativity. The week includes a dynamic kickoff concert by Tanya Tagaq, mind-bending lectures by neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky and famed writer and cartoonist Lynda Barry, student installations and compositions, Charlie Kaufman’s quirky film meditation on the brain and creativity, and a stage adaptation of Oliver Sacks’ “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat.” All free, all open to the public, with most evening events starting a 7pm. Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Avenue, Monday January 29 through Saturday February 2.

Posted by squinn@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2018 digest.


A brand-new program will provide grants from $500-$10,000 to create character-driven documentary films that push students’ critical and creative boundaries. Proposed films should explore personal, social, environmental, or cultural perspectives to engage the audience and invite solutions for a more sustainable future. The program will also connect students with a network of CC alumni working in documentary film, who may serve as project mentors. All students in good academic standing at Colorado College, regardless of major and including graduating seniors, are eligible to apply. Filmmaking teams are supported and encouraged.

Please come to an information session and screening event with alumni partners/acclaimed filmmakers Travis Rummel ’01 (DamNation), Nick Rosen ’97 (First Ascent), and Aidan Haley ’09 (“Chocolate Spokes”) of Felt Soul Media and Sender Films on Thursday, February 1, 3:30 pm, Cornerstone Screening Room.

Don’t miss this phenomenal opportunity!

Posted by scapp@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2018 digest.

Friday, March 9, 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir, by Deborah A. Miranda (Ohlone-Costanoan-Esselen). For faculty and staff. Please contact Victoria Levine by email by Feb. 9 if you would like to attend the luncheon. Please indicate if you would like to have a copy of the book delivered to your office at the beginning of block 6, and please indicate any dietary restrictions. We have room for 15 participants. This is a chance to read and discuss an award-winning memoir of an Indigenous Californian presented in a highly original format.

Posted by aschumacher@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2018 digest.