Did you know one in six children are interested in playing the guitar? Did you know that musical experiences in childhood can actually accelerate brain development? Did you know there is a risk free opportunity for your child to give playing the guitar a try? Dale J Miller Center for Guitar Studies -classical guitar instructor at Colorado College, under the Childbloom Guitar program, is offering Summer Camp for Guitar Instruction. Camp Sessions are 45 minutes long for two weeks, Monday through Friday. Camp sessions will be in the morning and session times depend on the age of your child (children). Camp sessions are scheduled for: Session 1: June 4 -15; Session 2: June 18 – 29; Session 3: July 9 – 20; Session 4: July 23 – Aug 4. Cost is: $150.00 which includes the use of an age and size appropriate guitar. Call 719-573-0575 to register your child!! Sessions are limited to 6 students. Register soon to get the session you want. The instructors are: Dale J Miller, Colorado College Instructor, Neil Hesse, graduate of Colorado College in Music. Both instructors are certified in the Childbloom Guitar Program. www.Childbloomguitar.com

Posted by aschumacher@coloradocollege.edu for the May 5, 2018 digest.

As part of Excel@CC in 2018-19, we will pilot a “Best Practices at CC” program and invite you to submit a proposal to present a session. This is an opportunity to build community while sharing your successes in a particular area with your colleagues.

Take a look and select from the “Best Practices” topics listed below. Proposals must be submitted by May 31 via email to Lisa Brommer, interim director of human resources, and will be reviewed by the Excel@CC Advisory Team. Anyone submitting a proposal will be notified of the status of their proposal via email by June 22.

Topics of Particular Interest:
– Best Practices for Managing Projects and Daily Work
– Best Practices for Administrative Support Staff
– Best Practices for Recognizing and Celebrating Staff Contributions
– Best Practices for Supervising Student Employees
– Best Practices for Incorporating Creativity and Innovation into Everyday Work

Your proposal must include:
– Session title
– Summary description of session
– Target audience (who will your session most appeal to?)
– Name(s) of presenter(s)
– Session format: presentation, panel, discussion, etc.
– Expected duration

Please send questions to: Lisa Brommer, lbrommer@coloradocollege.edu or Jessica Bridge, jbridge@coloradocollege.edu

Posted by jbridge@coloradocollege.edu for the May 4, 2018 digest.

Lisa and her husband plan to return to their home state of Oregon following her husband’s retirement from the Air Force. Lisa’s last day in the Office of International Programs will be Friday, July 13th. Please join us for her farewell reception on Monday, May 7th in Bemis Great Hall from 3-5 pm. Hope you can make it to honor Lisa and her tireless dedication to the international students at the college!

Posted by bbarrientos@coloradocollege.edu for the May 4, 2018 digest.

Come to learn about diverse ecology of Siberia, it’s importance in slowing down climate change, and how those two things are in danger with the continuation of oil drilling and creating of oil reserves in the area. Talk by Megan Bott. Today, May 3rd, Russian House, 3:30 pm. Russian pastries and Tea are provided.

Posted by l_pletneva@coloradocollege.edu for the May 3, 2018 digest.

Reminders for May 25, 2018:
– Supervisors meet with staff to conduct performance reviews prior to submitting to HR.
– Appeals are due to HR and immediate supervisor.

All information, timelines, and forms for this year’s performance review can be found at tiny.cc/pu5qry

Posted by jbridge@coloradocollege.edu for the May 3, 2018 digest.