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 January 30, 2018 digest.

We all have a brain and we think we know it. But, the moment we go inside, we find we are on another planet….
THE MAN WHO is a play like you’ve never experienced before – Inspired by Oliver Sacks’ extraordinary neurological study “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” that recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders.THEMAN WHO is written by Peter Brook – “our greatest living theatre director” (New York Times) …See it this FRI or SAT 7.00pm CORNERSTONE STUDIO C…A fAIL bETTER pRODUCTION for Cornerstone Arts Week directed by ANDREW MANLEY & performed by Natalia Dellavalle, Mekael Daniel, Aidan Hendrickson, Theo Merrill, Emily Gardner and Max Sarkowsky

Posted by amanley@coloradocollege.edu for the January 29, 2018 digest.

ANNOUNCING THE COLORADO COLLEGE DOCUMENTARY EXPLORATION GRANTS!

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 healthier, 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 January 29, 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 January 27, 2018 digest.

If you would like to participate in the “Today’s Chinese Student: Cultural Insights for Better Integration” webinar that will be held next Tuesday, January 30, from 3-5pm on the Barbara Yalich Board Room, then please RSVP by 5:00pm on Monday, January 29, at:

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

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: 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?

This webinar brings together experts in the field to share their experiences in a variety of different roles on campus. Yenbo Wu, PhD, associate vice president for International Programs at San Francisco State University, discusses the differences between current and past Chinese students while contributing a unique perspective based on his current leadership role. Jayme Harpring, PhD, an adjunct instructor and research associate at Florida State University, shares her expertise with pedagogical approaches to improving the meaningfulness of interactions between domestic and international students both inside and outside the classroom. In addition, Peter Briggs discusses practical strategies and models for integrating students into the campus and community based on his work as the director of the Office of International Students and Scholars at Michigan State University, where 11 percent of their new students and 77 percent of their new international students are from China.

NOTE: The “Today’s Chinese Student: Cultural Insights for Better Integration” webinar is the second in a three-part “Today’s Chinese Student” webinar series being offered by the Office of International Programs. This series focuses on the integration of Chinese students into campus life, the classroom, and the community. Participate in 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.

The remaining webinar session in the series is:

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 January 26, 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 January 26, 2018 digest.

The Theatre and Dance Department invites members of the campus community to attend our second candidate’s talk for the tenure-track position, assistant professor of dance studies. Dr. Elizabeth Schwall’s talk, titled “Political Moves: Dance and Power in Revolutionary Cuba”, will be held today in the Worner Center’s WES Room at 4 pm.

Posted by squinn@coloradocollege.edu for the January 26, 2018 digest.