As we continue to work together to advance workplace excellence at CC, a team of your staff colleagues would like your assistance in developing meaningful opportunities to show appreciation for the hard work and contributions of all fellow CC employees.

President Tiefenthaler has charged a Block Project team to evaluate some of the major employee events CC offers and identify opportunities for improvement.

You can help by providing feedback on events like CC Night at the Zoo, and the Year-End Celebration. The survey* only takes few minutes, so please weigh in.

Your input will help inform strategies for improving the college’s employee appreciation efforts. Plus, anyone who participates will be entered into a random drawing for one of five $50 VISA gift cards. The survey will remain open through 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20.

*The Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness sent you an email with your link to the survey on 11/7/18 around 1:30 pm. Please check your junk email if you do not see it in your inbox.

Posted by jbridge@coloradocollege.edu for the November 14, 2018 digest.

Holiday Trees & Wreaths! Should your department be interested in a Holiday tree or wreaths, please submit your request in writing to Mike Starr, MStarr@ColoradoCollege.edu – along with your departmental charge code by Friday, November 30th.
Costs are as follows (these are approximations):
5′-7′ Tree – $70.00 / 7′-9′ Tree – $80.00 / Wreaths – $30.00

Posted by lrovella@coloradocollege.edu for the November 14, 2018 digest.

Tuesday, November 27, 4:30 pm to 5:30pm, Gates Common Room.
This workshop will provide a chance to follow up on topics presented at the Block 4 First Mondays presentation by Dr. Jean M. Twenge. In a series of roundtable conversations, we will explore the opportunities and challenges that technology provides in order to be mindfully present. We will also investigate concrete actions and practices to incorporate mindfulness in our daily lives. Presented by the Wellness Resource Center and Innovation at CC. SNACKS PROVIDED!

Posted by akhadka@coloradocollege.edu for the November 14, 2018 digest.

Due to very low attendance, we have cancelled the Healthy Holidays presentation scheduled this Thursday, 11/15/18 from 12:00 – 1:00.

Individuals who were signed-up for the event should have received cancellation notices. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will consider attending some of the other Wellness State of Mind session (check out the one scheduled 12/6/18!).

Posted by lmozingo@coloradocollege.edu for the November 14, 2018 digest.

Friday, December 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Worner Center 216. For faculty and staff. We will read Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay, who will speak at CC during Arts Week in Block 5. Please contact Victoria Levine on email by Nov. 25 if you would like to attend and a copy of the book will be delivered to your office early in Block 4.

Posted by aschumacher@coloradocollege.edu for the November 14, 2018 digest.

The Bemis School of Art is offering the following printmaking workshop at low cost to Colorado College staff. Come to the school (818 Pelham Pl) to register today!

Drypoints on Copper Workshop – $25

Join Colorado College professor of art, Kate Leonard to learn the beautiful printmaking technique of drypoint in this 3 day intaglio intensive. Participants will learn the basic techniques of image translation, direct plate work, wiping, and printing. We will create a drypoint and print a small suite of artists proofs printed on beautiful Hannemule copperplate paper. Direct study of the original drawings and drypoints of Mary Chenoweth will inspire our work and connect participants to the rich history of printmaking in the Pikes peak region. Open to all participants regardless of drawing ability – the course is particularly appropriate for printmaking enthusiasts interested in honing their skills for print identification. Please bring ideas and source imagery along with a willingness to experiment. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting inky and bring an apron or smock. All supplies will be provided.

November 16th 6-9 pm
November 17th 10 am-4 pm
November 18th 10 am-4 pm

Posted by jmuth@coloradocollege.edu for the November 14, 2018 digest.

Between now and Christmas, the USPS experiences a very high volume of mail. To handle the increased workload, they start picking up mail much earlier in the day during the holiday season. If you have something that needs to go out on a specific day, please deliver it to the Worner Mail Center by 12:30 p.m. that day. Items picked up from departments by Mail Services may not make it back to the Mail Center in time for same day posting.

Posted by ascriven@coloradocollege.edu for the November 14, 2018 digest.

Imani Perry, “Vexy Thing: On Gender and Liberation”
Tuesday, November, 13, 2018
7:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Kathryn Mohrman Theatre
inside Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St

This event is free and open to the General Public

Sponsored by: Abbott Memorial Lecture Fund

Event Summary

In Vexy Thing, Imani Perry shows how the figure of the patriarch emerged as part and parcel of modernity, the nation-state, the Industrial Revolution, and globalization.

Even as feminism has become increasingly central to our ideas about institutions, relationships, and everyday life, the term used to diagnose the problem-“patriarchy”-is used so loosely that it has lost its meaning. In “Vexy Thing” Imani Perry resurrects patriarchy as a target of critique, re centering it to contemporary discussions of feminism through a social and literary analysis of cultural artifacts from the Enlightenment to the present. Drawing on an array of sources-from 19th-century slavery court cases and historical vignettes to writings by Toni Morrison and Audre Lorde and art by Kara Walker and Wangechi Mutu-Perry shows how the figure of the patriarch emerged as part and parcel of modernity, the nation-state, the Industrial Revolution, and globalization. She also outlines how digital media and technology, neo liberalism, and the security state continue to prop up patriarchy. By exploring the past and present of patriarchy in the world we have inherited and are building for the future, Perry exposes its mechanisms of domination as a necessary precursor to dismantling it.

Posted by jhartmann@coloradocollege.edu for the November 13, 2018 digest.

Join colleagues at the Block 3 In the Loop all-staff meeting Thursday, Nov. 15, in Bemis Great Hall. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 8:30 a.m., with the meeting directly following. Have you submitted your kudos, good news, and questions? Do so in advance, so they may be announced and addressed during the question-and-answer period:
www.coloradocollege.edu/other/staffcouncil/intheloop/

Posted by swurtz@coloradocollege.edu for the November 13, 2018 digest.