The Sociology Department is in the process of hiring an assistant professor with expertise in racial/social justice in the US, activism experience, and an activist approach to research. We invite you to attend the following job talk presentation:

Professor Aja Reynolds
Transformative Scholarship: Researching from a Place of Solidarity
Monday, Nov. 12th from 12:10 – 1:10 pm
Palmer 123
Lunch Provided

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“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.

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. Project Management – 11/13/18
. Managing Effective Meetings – 11/13/18
. Healthy Holidays – 11/15/18
. Photoshop II – 11/29/18
. Student Life at CC – 12/5/18
. Exercise for Busy Bodies – 12/6/18
. Introduction to InDesign – 12/6/18
. The Great Communicator – 12/11/18

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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.

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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

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.

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

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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.

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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

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.

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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:

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The FY20 Capital Equipment Request process is now open for all users.
The Self Service Banner system has been updated and it has a new look and feel, yet all the functionalities are the same. Those areas that feel comfortable navigating the new system, are welcome to start keying in your requests. If you are new to the process, or would like to see the new system, there will be two information sessions in the Yalich Board Room (Spencer Center #122): Friday November 9th from 10:00am to 11:30am and
Monday November 12th from 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Please RSVP with the session you will be attending at
The timeline for requests is from November 7, 2018 and closing on February 28th, 2019.
However, personnel who have experienced the process before and wish to start placing requests now will find the SSB instructions online at the Finance & Administration website under the Budget Office. Staff members who are new to this process are encouraged to attend one of the information sessions.

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