Today the Math&CS department invites Dr. Talithia Williams to speak for CC’s annual Robert’s lecture in collaboration with the FemSTEM Symposium. On Friday, she’s giving a fearless Friday talk.

Robert’s Lecture: Transforming the STEM Landscape: A Lesson in Disruptive Innovation.

Time: Reception with light refreshments at 5 pm, lecture at 6 pm.
Location: Armstrong Hall Kathryn Mohrman Theatre.

Fearless Friday Talk: Know Thyself: Introspective Personal Data Mining.
Time: Friday Feb.23 at 12 pm.
Location: Olin 1 (classroom below the fishbowl).
There will be pizza and drinks accompanying this talk.

About Dr. Talithia Williams
Dr. Talithia Williams is a multi-talented statistician, professor, speaker, and host of PBS’s Nova Wonders. Her TED talk “Own your body’s data,” has been viewed over 1.4 million times. Formerly a statistician at NASA, Dr. Williams is currently the Associate Dean for Research and Experiential Learning at Harvey Mudd College.
We are excited to see you there!

Posted by fma@coloradocollege.edu for the February 22, 2018 digest.

If you would like to participate in the “Today’s Chinese Student: Understanding the U.S. Classroom” webinar that will be held next Thursday, March 1, from 3-5pm on the Barbara Yalich Board Room, then please RSVP by 5:00pm on Wednesday, February 28, at:

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

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: 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.

NOTE: The “Today’s Chinese Student: Understanding the U.S. Classroom” webinar is the third 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.

Posted by lkosiewiczdoran@coloradocollege.edu for the February 22, 2018 digest.

LUNCH & LEARN – we hope you can join the Woman’s Educational Society (WES) for our Winter Luncheon featuring Rocky Mountain Film Institute Executive Director Linda Broker. Ms. Broker will screen a short film.

A delicious two-course lunch will be served in Gaylord Hall. The lunch with presentation is from 11:45am to 1:15pm.

Please contact WES@coloradocollege.edu to RSVP and purchase tickets for $25 each in advance. (Both cash and credit cards will be accepted at the door. Checks mailed in advance.)

Please direct any questions to: WES@coloradocollege.edu Thank you.

Posted by aalvarez@coloradocollege.edu for the February 22, 2018 digest.

Critically acclaimed award winning Actor, Writer, Soloist, Looper Brian Quijada (bio below) will be in town briefly at the end of the month to take part in some events at UCCS and CC

Sunday The 25th

230 at UCCS/ Dusty Loo Bon Vivant
Prologue Conversation hosted by Kevin Landis.
Brian and Idris will talk about the role of culturally specific music in their work. Brian will also perform some excerpts of his solo work.

7-930pm at CC Cornerstone // Norberg-BlackBox-StudioA
Brian and Idris will lead a workshop for CC, UCCS and community members on creating new work.
RSVP to Idris.Goodwin@coloradocollege.edu

Monday the 26th
7pm
A townhall on race and the american stage at ENT Center
Marie Walsh Gallery
featuring Kevin Landis, Idris Goodwin and others

BRIAN QUIJADA is an actor, playwright, musician, and an award-winning solo performer. Brian was born in the Greater Chicagoland Area to Salvadoran parents. After majoring in Theater and English at The University of Iowa, and spending a year post-graduation in Chicago, Brian moved to New York City, where he is now based. His acting work has been seen all across The United States and internationally. Brian’s writing work has been produced and workshopped from coast to coast and focuses on immigration, the human condition, identity, and the American experience while incorporating elements of his Latinx upbringing.

As an educator, Quijada has taught solo performance, verse writing, and theatrical looping master classes for KCATCF Region 7 (Pacific Northwest), Western Washington’s Hip Hop Festival, Los Medanos College, FOCUS ON THE ARTS ’17, and judged the Kennedy Center’s American Theatre Mark Twain award for Comedy.

Quijada is a two-time Jeff Award winner in Chicago and a two-time Drama Desk Nominee in NYC. He is a proud member of The Ensemble Studio Theater. eat in New York City.

Posted by squinn@coloradocollege.edu for the February 22, 2018 digest.

CC benefits-eligible employees and their spouses/domestic partners as well as CC retirees and their spouses/domestic partners – who did NOT participate in the October 2017 biometric screening – are eligible to participate in the March 15 one.

Registration for the screening is open until March 13 (or until all spaces fill up).

Please note that we have a new vendor this year and we will be using LabCorp so your reports will look different. If you want to see samples, visit the benefits website at www.mybensite.com/coloradocollege (under ‘Wellness State of Mind’ tab, menu to left called ‘Sample Bio Screen Report’).

You do not need to pay for the basic biometric screening (height, weight, waist measurement, calculated BMI, glucose, and cholesterol) a $48.50 value!

We will have six additional tests available at your option and expense, listed below. Unlike in prior years, extra tests will be selected the day of the event and you may pay with cash or credit card (including your debit card if you participate in the college’s Flexible Spending Account).

. Prostate-Specific Ag, Serum (PSA) – $18. (men only)
PSA, or Prostate Specific Antigen, is a protein that is produced by the prostate gland. All men should have a small amount of this protein in their blood serum; however, higher levels of PSA have been linked to prostate cancer, as well as other conditions.

. Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy – $46.
The Vitamin D test is used to measure how much vitamin D you have in your body. Vitamin D deficiency can result in diseases including osteomalacia in adults.

. Thyroid Full Panel With TSH – $29.
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is produced by another gland in your body, the pituitary gland. However, it directly affects how the thyroid does its job- TSH tells the thyroid to produce and release both Thyroxine (total or free T4) and Triiodothyronine (total or free T3) your body needs to function properly.

. Hemoglobin A1c – $16.
The A1c test is used primarily to gauge diabetes and can be used to diagnose Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

. Complete Blood Count (CBC) – $18.

. Liver, Iron, Kidney Panel – $40.
Liver, Iron, Creantitine w/eGFR, Ferritin, GGT, Uric Acid.

Registration is easy. The website is: www.lifehealthevents.com/coloradocollege (if the link doesn’t work just type the address into your browser).

Create an account (be sure to SAVE your username and password so you can cancel or change your appointment if necessary).

Unlike in prior years, this year’s results will be sent via post only approximately two weeks after the screening. When you create your account, be sure to use the address where you would like to receive your results.

Follow the directions to make your appointment and receive your confirmation via email.

Active, benefits-eligible employees who are on CC’s Cigna plan who participate in the biometric screening AND complete the online health assessment at www.mycigna.com (once their results are returned) will receive a $25 gift card.

Short along with more detailed registration instructions are on the benefits website: www.mybensite.com/coloradocollege (Wellness State of Mind tab then menu to left).

If you didn’t attend in October and can’t attend March 15 but want to participate see directions on benefits website to obtain a voucher to participate at a LabCorp lab (www.mybensite.com/coloradocollege – under Wellness State of Mind tab, then ‘Biometric Registration Instructions’ in menu at left).

Posted by lmozingo@coloradocollege.edu for the February 22, 2018 digest.

The Art Department welcomes all to view and support our first Art Studio Senior Thesis Exhibitions of the year! Open viewing from 4-6PM, everyday until Friday (Feb. 23).

Beckley Stearns:
Exhibition: “The 2nd Annual Monument Creek Skimboard Invitational”
Location: 802 N. Nevada

Leo Turpan:
Exhibition: “Bedscapes”
Location: Taylor theater EAST side entrance. NORTH entrance for ADA access only.

Posted by kbritton@coloradocollege.edu for the February 22, 2018 digest.

This Thursday, the Math&CS department invites Dr. Talithia Williams to speak for CC’s annual Robert’s lecture in collaboration with the FemSTEM Symposium. Dr. Williams is a former NASA researcher and current statistics professor at Harvey Mudd College.
On Thursday Feb.22, she will give a lecture titled Transforming the STEM Landscape: A Lesson in Disruptive Innovation. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a reception with light refreshments held in Armstrong lobby at 5 pm, followed by the lecture at 6 pm in the Kathryn Mohrman Theatre.
On Friday the 23rd at noon , she will also give a fearless Friday talk titled Know Thyself: Introspective Personal Data Mining. It will take place in Olin 1,which is the classroom below the fishbowl. There will be drinks and pizza accompanying this talk.
We are excited to see you there!

Posted by fma@coloradocollege.edu for the February 21, 2018 digest.