Save the Date for Spring Conference 2019: Friday, Jan. 25, in El Pomar Sports Center’s Reid Gym. Lunch begins at 12:15 p.m. and the program begins just after 12:35 p.m. Registration opens Jan. 8, so keep an eye out for additional details via email. Start the semester together with faculty and staff colleagues and find out this year’s winners of the President’s Leadership Awards at Spring Conference 2019.

Posted by swurtz@coloradocollege.edu for the November 29, 2018 digest.

The college is proposing changes to the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Policy. The college invites the campus community to review the proposed changes and submit feedback. You can view the proposed changes and submit comments at www.coloradocollege.edu/basics/welcome/leadership/policies/open-comment.html
Comments and questions will be accepted through December 4, 2018.

Posted by lwilliams@coloradocollege.edu for the November 29, 2018 digest.

State of Slim is a 16-week weight loss program for employees who want and need to lose 10 or more pounds. It will be offered beginning in January 2019 if we have enough interest. The program can accommodate up to 20 people. If you are interested, attend this information meeting to learn more details.

The meeting will be on December 12, 2018 in the Barbara Yalich Board Room, Spencer Center from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Register at tiny.cc/tila1y

Posted by elujan@coloradocollege.edu for the November 29, 2018 digest.

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 Carrie Freshour
“Ain’t no Life for a Mother!” Racial Capitalism and the Making of Poultry Processing Workers in Northeast Georgia
Monday, December 3rd from 12:10 – 1:10 pm
Palmer 123
Lunch Provided

Save the date of Thursday, Dec. 6th 12:10-1:10 pm for our third candidate talk.

Posted by lruth@coloradocollege.edu for the November 29, 2018 digest.

On Wednesday, December 5th from 6:00-7:30pm in the Tutt Library Event Space, the Butler Center will be hosting a LGBTQIA+ Student and Faculty/Staff Dinner. The purpose of this event is to meaningfully connect and build community between LGBTQIA+ identified students and LGBTQIA+ identified faculty and staff. If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to Noble Gough at ngough@coloradocollege.edu by Monday, December 3rd at 5:00pm. Please include any dietary restrictions in your RSVP.

Posted by ngough@coloradocollege.edu for the November 29, 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 jbarrett@coloradocollege.edu for the November 28, 2018 digest.

Tuesday, December 4, 12 – 1:15 p.m., Tutt Library Event Space
J. Roxanne Prichard, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Neuroscience, 2004) is a Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of St. Thomas. An award-winning researcher, speaker, and author, Dr. Prichard has spent the last thirteen years studying how college students sleep. She has designed popular courses on sleep and dreaming, led workshops for college health professionals on sleep, has published multiple peer-reviewed articles on sleep, and has presented numerous papers at national and international professional meetings. Her TEDx talk “Addressing our Children’s Sleep Debt” was featured in the lecture series: Transforming Education. Her research has been summarized in a variety of national media outlets including TIME, US News and World Report, PBS News Hour, Huffington Post, ABC News, and USA Today, among others.
To RSVP, please fill out the following form by Thursday, Nov. 29: tiny.cc/CrownBlk4

Posted by bgray@coloradocollege.edu for the November 28, 2018 digest.

Don’t forget! Nominations for the new Dean of the Faculty are due by Wednesday, December 19. The Dean Search Committee invites 1-3 page letters of nomination that speak to the candidate’s qualifications and experience as detailed in the job description (see the PDF attachment in the email dated 15 November, or contact Nicola Brooke for a new copy). Nominations should be submitted to Nicola Brooke, Executive Assistant to the Provost, by email (nbrooke@coloradocollege.edu) or in hard copy (Armstrong, Ste 100).

Posted by nbrooke@coloradocollege.edu for the November 28, 2018 digest.