The Friends of CC Host Program is a Butler Center initiative that connects CC students who live 50 miles or more away from campus with CC faculty and staff who serve as hosts during weekends, block breaks and extended breaks (Fall, Winter, Spring) during the academic year. The aim of this program is to facilitate intercultural learning and build relationships that transcend geographical divides.
Faculty & Staff: If interested in hosting students for a meal, activity or overnight, please complete the Faculty and Staff Host Form:…

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“Queering Architecture” 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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The clock is ticking!

Nominations for the new Dean of the Faculty are due by Wednesday, December 19. That’s a week from tomorrow! 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 5 December, or contact Nicola Brooke for a new copy). Nominations should be submitted to Nicola Brooke, Executive Assistant to the Provost, by email ( or in hard copy (Armstrong, Ste 100).

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*Dec.13 – 15 evenings at 7:30pm, Norberg Studio, Cornerstone Arts Center,
– It is Christmas Eve and we are thrust into the backseat of a family wagon somewhere outside of Washington DC. An homage to Thornton Wilder, the play that ensues is a reverie on the pain and quiet beauty of one family’s life. Pulitzer Prize Winner Paula Vogel, has created a dream play that employs, music, puppetry and extraordinary imagination to envision her family – our family, the American family – as it speeds towards an uncertain future.
*Directed by UCCS Theatre and Dance Program Director, Kevin Landis.

*A new collaboration with UCCS and CC Theatre/Dance Department.
*Tickets available at CC Worner Student Center. $5.00 General Public. Free with CCID and UCCS ID

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Interested in skiing at Copper Mountain? Outdoor Education is selling Day Pass Lift Tickets! Each ticket purchased is good for any one day of skiing at Copper Mountain during the 2018-2019 ski season! Purchase your tickets on SUMMIT. Tickets are only $65 – while supplies last! (Adult Full Day is $138 if purchased at the mountain – Buy from Outdoor Education and Save!!)

Want them for Winter Break? Purchase by 4th Monday, December 17th!!

Purchase tickets on SUMMIT:

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Block 4 in The Butler Center: A Block of Dialogue and Reflection

Truth Be Told:CC Storytellers
Thursday, Dec. 13 from 4-5:30 p.m. in Gaylord Hall

ALL CC-faculty, students and staff are invited to hear and share their stories on the topics of race and racism. Hear from invited CC faculty, administrators and staff as they teach and learn about vulnerability and resilience.


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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:

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President Jill Tiefenthaler invites you to celebrate the end of the fall semester at the President’s Holiday Party. Please join your faculty and staff colleagues on Friday, December 14th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Smith Family Gallery at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

The museum and galleries will be open and you are welcome to view all current exhibits. In addition, author Melani Tutt will be in the Museum Shop from 3:00-6:30 p.m. signing her book “The Sacredness of Everything.” CC faculty and staff may also receive 15-20% off any regularly priced item in the shop during the event!

See you Friday, December 14th!

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