Thursday, December 6 at 3:30 in the Wellness Resource Center (226 Worner) // Lots of CC students say they want to be able to help and support their friends when they are experiencing mental health challenges but sometimes feel like the don’t have the tools to do so. If this sounds familiar, this workshop is for you! We’ll be providing an introduction to mental health first aid, giving you skills and knowledge of resources to support others in our community.

Posted by cpalmer@coloradocollege.edu for the December 1, 2018 digest.

Come get a coffee break this Monday from 2PM to 3PM at the French House (Haskell) and try delicious croissants and a pear clafoutis !
Come if you’re a French speaker who wants to practice the language in a relaxing atmosphere but also come if you do not speak a word of French, you can still enjoy delicious food and learn more about the francophone culture.

Posted by m_begu@coloradocollege.edu for the December 1, 2018 digest.

Effective January 1, 2019 Colorado state minimum wage will increase to $11.10/hr. To remain compliant, Colorado College will be implementing the following new pay steps beginning December 22, 2018. Students will be transferred into the new pay step amount automatically based on their already assigned pay step.

For instance, a student paid from Pay Step 1 at $10.20/hr. will receive $11.10/hr. while staying in Pay Step 1 beginning December 22, 2018.

2018-19 2019-20
PAY STEP 1 $10.20/hr. $11.10/hr.
PAY STEP 2 $10.56/hr. $11.50/hr.

Posted by kclinton@coloradocollege.edu for the December 1, 2018 digest.

Join us for Faculty Lunch #4 featuring Professor Amanda Minervini!
December 11, 2018
Gaylord Hall in the Worner Center

“Hollywood and Mussolini. Representations of the Duce in the US Media in the 20s and 30s.”

Did you know about Mussolini’s love affair with Hollywood?

Have you been wondering about the connection between stardom and political charisma?

With contemporary US and Italian politics in mind, cultural historian Amanda Minervini (French and Italian Department) has been researching representations of the Italian dictator in the international media, and in particular in the Hollywood documentary Mussolini Speaks (1933). She found evidence that his great success was based more in mediatic charisma than on any understanding of his political agenda. This research also sheds light on how the Italian Five Stars movement and President Trump have been using social media to nurture the fascination for their political figures.

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

Click here to register: tiny.cc/FacultyLunch4

Posted by jhartmann@coloradocollege.edu for the December 1, 2018 digest.

We are thrilled that Eiko Otake is here on campus, teaching a block 4 class. Please try to come to the following events:

*The preview showing of the A Body in Fukushima
Dec. 2, Sun. 1:00 pm at the Screening Room @ Cornerstone *Free

*A Body in Fukushima documents Eiko’s five visits to irradiated Fukushima. This three-and-a-half-hour film was crafted from hundreds of photographs, taken by William Johnston, of Eiko Otake in the surreal, irradiated landscapes of post-nuclear meltdown Fukushima, Japan. It will be shown with an intermission and conversation. Edit, texts, and sound by Eiko Otake.

*A Body in Places, *Free
Dec. 8, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
UCCS Theater
5225 North Nevada Ave Colorado Springs

*A Body in Places, *Free
Dec. 15, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
at CC CornerStone Mainspace

Posted by squinn@coloradocollege.edu for the December 1, 2018 digest.

Aficionados Speakers Series: BL 4
Thursday, Dec. 6, noon

“From Potosí to Tennessee: Clandestine Desires and the Sounds of Crossing.”
by Alex E. Chávez

In this lecture, Alex E. Chávez addresses how huapango arribeño music voices desires of recognition and connection among Mexican migrants. Chávez argues these notions of selfhood are inextricably linked to the transnational experiences, needs, and desires of Mexican migrants, all of which disturb both legal and cultural-nationalist logics on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

To make a reservation for any of the lunch lectures, please call (719) 389-6334 or e-mail swshulbert@coloradocollege.edu

Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.
*Admission: $5 Registration Fee*

Space is limited to 100 registrants

Reservations are required by the Friday before each luncheon.

Posted by asintas@coloradocollege.edu for the December 1, 2018 digest.

Performance/Lecture
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7pm

“Verses & Flows: Ethnography, the Voice, and the Borders of Aurality” by Alex Chávez

In this presentation and performance, Alex E. Chávez explores the contemporary politics of Mexican migrant cultural expression manifest in the sounds and poetics of huapango arribeño, a musical genre originating from north-central Mexico. He draws on these experiences to address how aurality, ethnography, and performance have shaped the politics of his intellectual and creative work and how he engages both to theorize around the political efficacy of sound-based practices, the “voice,” and the disciplinary futures of borderlands anthropology.

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, Screening Room 899 N. Cascade Ave.

Performance and reception following lecture in Cornerstone Main Space

Co-sponsored by Department of Anthropology, History, and Music.

Posted by asintas@coloradocollege.edu for the December 1, 2018 digest.