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:


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:

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 24, 2018 digest.

Memorial Printers’ Parkway site is temporarily unavailable for NEW workers’ comp cases. Employees that are injured at work may choose one of the UC Health Urgent Care facilities until printers’ Parkway is available again.

If you are currently going to Memorial Printers’ Parkway you may continue to keep going to that facility. This facility is only for ongoing cases.

We will not be updating the posters until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact me at (719) 389-6104 or via email at elujan@coloradocollege.edu.

The medical providers are listed below:

DaVita Medical Group
1633 Medical Center Point
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 636-2999

Centura Centers for Occupational Medical (CCOM)
6011 E. Woodmen Rd., Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80923
(719) 571-8888

Temporary: UC Health Urgent Care
1035 W. Garden of the Gods #120
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 329-1000

Concentra Medical Center
5320 Mark Dabling Blvd., Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 592-1584

Posted by elujan@coloradocollege.edu for the January 24, 2018 digest.

Contesting Medicine, Managing Risk, and Preserving Childhoods in the Age of Medical Uncertainty

Vanessa Lopes Muñoz
Assistant Professor of Sociology–

Scholars note that medicine is increasingly focused on managing risk or preventing future ill health rather than treating existing symptoms and disease. Muñoz uses the case of childhood food allergies, a condition that is primarily about managing exposure to common foods, to examine people’s experiences with managing health risks in daily life. She draws from interviews with parents of children with food allergies and their medical providers as well as clinic and school observations to examine how caregivers balance medical uncertainty, social disruption, and risk in daily life.

Click here to register: tinyurl.com/facultylunch5
Doors open at 11:45AM with lunch on table.
Talk begins at 12:15.
Talk concludes about 1:15.

Posted by jhartmann@coloradocollege.edu for the January 24, 2018 digest.

Remember, the CC campus is now smoke- and tobacco-free. CC is committed to providing an environment that promotes the health and well-being of all members of the community. An updated policy went into effect Jan. 1, and prohibits smoking and tobacco use on all college property. Resources and additional information available: www.coloradocollege.edu/smokefree

Posted by swurtz@coloradocollege.edu for the January 24, 2018 digest.

As many of you know, Tracy Santa will be retiring at the end of June. All campus is invited to the open presentations of the three Writing Center Director Candidates.

January 25th: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Tutt Library 238
January 29th: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Tutt Library Event Space (west side of second floor)
February 2nd: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Tutt Library 238

Posted by a_link@coloradocollege.edu for the January 24, 2018 digest.

Series of presentations at Russian Tea(s) dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Russian October Revolution. This Thursday – Spectacles of Revolution, 1917-2017. Talk by prof. Jake Smith. Russian (Mullett) House, 3.30pm. Russian tea and pasties are provided. Join us: www.facebook.com/events/545562299169689/

Posted by l_pletneva@coloradocollege.edu for the January 23, 2018 digest.

Please log into Self-Service Banner (SSB) to verify the home address and phone on file is accurate/current.
1. Go to www.coloradocollege.edu/ssi
2. Select “Banner (SSB) and log-in (if prompted)
3. Select “Personal Information”
4. Select “View Addresses and Phones”
5. If the information is incorrect send an email to HR@ColoradoCollege.edu with the correct information

Posted by jbridge@coloradocollege.edu for the January 23, 2018 digest.

. Supervisor Roundtable: Strengthening Our Teams 1/24/18
. Budget & Finance 101 – 3/22/18
. ITS: Excel – 1/31/18
. Your Role in Responding to Lived Experiences of Trauma – 2/1/18
. Supporting Smart Spaces – 2/6/18
. Mental Health First Aid – 3/7/18
. Project Management & Managing Effective Meetings – 4/5/18
. Anti-Harassment & Discrimination – 4/3/18
Much more & Info @ tiny.cc/dhehny

Posted by jbridge@coloradocollege.edu for the January 23, 2018 digest.