(***special first performance Tonight***) LUNGS, an award winning play seen all over the world, is about a young couple worrying about the effect on the planet of having a baby – with a subject like this Andrew Manley has directed & designed a show that has minimal impact on the planet – NO electricity, NO set, costumes & props from thrift stores…a CC FIRST! (but hopefully not the last)~~~~LUNGS by Duncan Macmillan is a fAIL bETTER pRODUCTION for Family & Friends Weekend and performed by students Emily Gardner and Theo Merrill~~~~~See it TONIGHT or FRI or SAT in TAYLOR THEATRE – and its FREE!~~~~~
“This distinctive, off-kilter love story is brutally honest, funny, edgy and current. It gives voice to a generation for whom uncertainty is a way of life…beautiful and startling”- New York Times

Posted by amanley@coloradocollege.edu for the September 27, 2018 digest.

Join us for Faculty Lunch #2 featuring Professor Beth Malmskog
October 9, 2018
Gaylord Hall in the Worner Center

“What (Quilting) Circles Can Be Squared?”

Research in number theory often involves very abstract objects and few relatable scenarios. Occasionally, however, a problem appears that brings number theory to earth in a surprising way. Imagine that you and four friends would like to make quilts together. You’d like to each start your own quilt, then pass all the quilts around until every person has worked on every quilt. Oh, and you’d like to make sure that nobody ever passes to the same person twice. Can you do this? While this may sound like an easy exercise or the set-up for a silly puzzle, it was in fact the central question of an email I received a few years ago from Judy Gilmore, a friend’s mom and avid quilter. Her quilting circle faced this situation and couldn’t figure out how to arrange the quilt passing. Judy’s question launched a line of inquiry and research that connects quilting, Sudoku, taste testing, music, algebra, graphs, and number theory, and even involves Colorado College professors Carlton Gamer, David Roeder, and John Watkins. This talk will answer the burning quilting question from above, and include open mathematical questions arising from this study.

Doors open – 11:45am
Talk begins – 12:15pm
Event concludes – 1:15pm

Click here to register: tiny.cc/Faculty-Lunch-2

Posted by jhartmann@coloradocollege.edu for the September 27, 2018 digest.

As part of the “Assistant Vice President Invites” series, LGBTQIA+ members and allies are invited to the Pride Luncheon on Thursday, October 4th from 12:15 to 1:30pm in Gaylord Hall, Lloyd E. Worner Campus Center. This year’s luncheon will feature Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, author of Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice, Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home (short-listed for the Lambda and Publishing Triangle Awards), Bodymap, Love Cake (Lambda Literary Award winner) and co-editor of The Revolution Starts At Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities. She is a lead artist with Sins Invalid.
This is an all campus event and attendees are asked to RSVP by clicking the following link: na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcoloradocollege.ungerboeck.com%2Fprod%2Femc00%2Fregister.aspx%3FOrgCode%3D10%26EvtID%3D31048%26AppCode%3DREG%26CC%3D118091803651&data=02%7C0.
*Please note that this is a scent-free event. Please do not wear any scented products (i.e. cologne, perfume, etc.)

Posted by ngough@coloradocollege.edu for the September 27, 2018 digest.

Do you know a sophomore student who would benefit from mentorship, holistic advising, and a close community of their peers? If so, we encourage you to share information about The Butler Center’s S.A.I.L. (Sophomore Advanced Initiative for Leadership) Mentoring Program! S.A.I.L. is a year-long initiative designed specifically for sophomore success. Through mentoring with Peer Leaders (juniors and seniors), holistic advising with Butler Center staff, community-building, social outings, and leadership development workshops, sophomores have access to a network dedicated to their success, wellbeing, and leadership development.
Applications are due 2nd Friday, October 5th: na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2FSAIL-sophomoreapplication&data=02%7C01%7CStaffDigest%40coloradocollege.edu%7C11da710d23aa40416a8908d623dca978%7Ccfc7b13c129643…
– Also: ALL sophomores are invited to join us in our blockly Sophomore Gathering on Thursday, September, 27th from 4-5 p.m. in Loomis Lounge. Students spend an hour connecting with other sophomores, learning about S.A.I.L and celebrating their sophomore year at Colorado College. Food will be provided. (Students do not need to complete the S.A.I.L. application to attend blockly Sophomore Gatherings on 1st Thursdays)

Posted by ldelman@coloradocollege.edu for the September 27, 2018 digest.

2018-2019 Andrew Norman Lecture
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, 7 p.m.

“Cat Fights on the Río & Diabolic Caminos in the Desert: The nature of boundary enforcement in the US-Mexico borderlands” by Juanita Sundberg

In this lecture, Sundbger presents a more-than-human analysis of boundary making and enforcement at the United States’ southern border with Mexico. This form of analysis seeks to account for other-than-humans as actors who participate in making worlds. Familiar narratives about boundary enforcement at the US-Mexico border feature humans as the primary actors of significance and position other-than-humans in an inferior ontological realm called Nature. Struggles to manage lively assemblages of other-than-humans, has led state actors to call for authoritarian legal mechanisms and ever more militarized tactics and infrastructure like walls and surveillance technology. Sundberg suggests, attention to other-than-humans leads to different explanations for the causes of escalating enforcement in the US-Mexico borderlands; such explanations contest the pursuit of mastery.

South Hall Commons, 130 E. Cache La Poudre Street

Posted by asintas@coloradocollege.edu for the September 27, 2018 digest.

October 3 at 4:00 PM in South Commons is a meeting for tuition remission for the 19-20 school year. If you have a dependent student who may be attending college in the 19-20 year, this is the meeting for you! We will be discussing paperwork and process, how aid works for students, and a representative from Admissions will also present on the admissions process if your child is looking at Colorado College. The campus calendar event and registration can be found using the link below.


Questions, contact Shannon Amundson at samundson@coloradocollege.edu

Posted by kclinton@coloradocollege.edu for the September 27, 2018 digest.

The college is proposing changes to the Freedom of Expression policy, and we invite the campus community to read and comment on the revised policy. You can view the proposed new policy and submit feedback at www.coloradocollege.edu/basics/welcome/leadership/policies/open-comment.html . Comments and questions can be submitted through October 12, 2018.

Posted by lwilliams@coloradocollege.edu for the September 27, 2018 digest.

Ethnic Studies Town Hall Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7pm
“Liberating Ways of Knowing: Ethnic Studies and Growing Our Own Educators” by Dr. Angela Valenzuela

This discussion and town hall meeting format will address recent developments in Ethnic Studies curricular politics and policies, providing a comparative regional perspective on this nation-wide educational and social movement.

Angela Valenzuela is a professor in both the Cultural Studies in Education Program within the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and the Educational Policy and Planning Program within the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin where she also serves as the director of the University of Texas Center for Education Policy.

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, Screening Room 825 N. Cascade Ave.

Free and Open to the public

Posted by asintas@coloradocollege.edu for the September 27, 2018 digest.