“Queering Archecture” a lecture by Rachel Montgomery Paupeck December 11th 4pm in Cornerstone Screening Room. “What is the role of the architect and what power systems are reinforced by the very claiming of that name. This lecture will look at what happens when rigid design thinking co-mingles with queer theory and an artist’s practice. I will examine how I often frame my work through the didactic but empowering lens of basic queer theory principles: agency, proclaiming and the claiming of space, representation, and identity. I will trace this lecture’s themes and contextualize them through my architectural and installation based practice.” Rachel MONTGOMERY Paupeck holds a BA from Smith College and a M.ARCH from Rhode Island school of Design (RISD). Her professional work has been shown in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Vogue, and she has been a guest critic at Cooper Union, Columbia University & RISD.

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

Do you enjoy recreating outside? If so, you should consider taking the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course this Half Block! The WFR Course is a 10 day training aiming to prepare you for if and when emergencies and injuries arise in the backcountry. This course is a MUST for all outdoor enthusiasts

The courses will be taught by instructors from NOLS Wilderness Medicine during Half Block, starting Monday, January 7th and ending Wednesday, January 16th, 2019.

In addition to students, this training is also available to Faculty, Staff and community members alike! Cost: $715.

Regstier today on SUMMIT:

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

Summary Annual Reports for the 403(b) Retirement Plan and the Emeriti Plan are now available on the benefits website.

Just go to: na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.mybensite.com%2Fcoloradocollege&data=02%7C01%7CStaffDigest%40coloradocollege.edu%7C73ca1665822946f7e8bc08d648408520%7Ccfc7b13c12964387b3085de08fd13c99…, click the Retirement tab; choose Retirement Forms & Notices, then 2017 Summary Annual Report for the retirement plan or Health Solutions Forms & Notices, then 2017 Summary Annual Report for Emeriti.

Posted by lmozingo@coloradocollege.edu for the November 12, 2018 digest.

The IRS just announced an increase in the individual contribution limit under 403(b) plans. The limit increases from $18,500 to $19,000 for 2019. The ‘over 50 catch-up’ limit remains at $6,000.

If you want to increase your voluntary retirement contributions under the TDA for 2019, you may request a form now from HR (just be sure to date it 1/1/19).

Posted by lmozingo@coloradocollege.edu for the November 12, 2018 digest.

A massage therapist will be on campus most Wednesdays. Employees may book massages in increments of 15 minutes ($1/minute).

If you want to try a chair massage, follow these easy steps to sign-up:

1. Copy and paste this link into your browser: na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.schedulicity.com%2Fscheduling%2FBITYMF&data=02%7C01%7CStaffDigest%40coloradocollege.edu%7C3039b32704b449f22f8108d648400aa1%7Ccfc7b13c129…
2. Select the “Schedule Now” button on the right
3. Select the service you want at bottom, for example “15 Minute Massage”
4. Choose your facility location on the right (Colorado College)
5. Select the date on the calendar that you would like to schedule
6. Select the time that you would like to schedule
7. Follow a few simple registration steps to create your profile
8. Click the orange “Book It” button
9. You will receive a confirmation email and reminder about your

The cost is $1/minute (15 minute minimum). The massage therapists will take
payment day of massage and they take cash/check/credit cards.

If you book a massage, it will be in the Worner Building, Room #215.

Please note that this is provided as a convenience for employees and massage time is not paid work time.

Posted by lmozingo@coloradocollege.edu for the November 12, 2018 digest.

Today, Veteran’s Day, the Journalist – in -Residence Program features a New York Times best-selling author examining his publication of a harrowing true story from America’s Forgotten War.

Hampton Sides, author of “Ghost Soldiers” and “In the Kingdom of Ice”, discusses his newest book, “On Desperate Ground,” a chronicle of the extraordinary feats of heroism by Marines called to do the impossible during the greatest battle of the Korean War. This event is free and open to the public.

OLIN I is accessed by parking in Armstrong C-2 lot, walking up the center sidewalk, turning right at the sculpture and immediate right to door under the Fish Bowl that says OLIN I.

Posted by eleslie@coloradocollege.edu for the November 11, 2018 digest.