All students, staff and faculty are invited to “1,000 Tiny Cuts: The Impact of Microaggressions”. In this all-campus workshop, we will develop a shared understanding of microaggressions and bias, and create tangible action steps to contribute to an inclusive community at CC by recognizing and disrupting microaggressions! TODAY, Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 3-5 p.m. in Tutt Library Event Space. Sponsored by The Butler Center.

Posted by ldelman@coloradocollege.edu for the January 30, 2019 digest.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will host Parents Night Out on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the El Pomar Sports Center.

Parents can enjoy a night out while their children are enjoying a great night of games, movies and other activities with the CC Tigers.

Space is limited, reserve your spot now – aobringer@coloradocollege.edu.

This is a fundraiser for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Cost is $30 for the first child (ages 3-14) and $15 for each additional child.
You can save $5 off the price for each child by bringing a canned food item.

Posted by aobringer@coloradocollege.edu for the January 29, 2019 digest.

Join us for Faculty Lunch #5 featuring Professor Claire Garcia!
February 5, 2019
Gaylord Hall in the Worner Center

“Beyond Baker and Bricktop: The Black Woman Intellectual in Paris During the Interwar Years”
Claire Oberon Garcia

I will be talking about my current work on black women writers in Paris during the first part of the 20th century. France, and modern Paris in particular, has long been a draw for artists, intellectuals and political figures from all over the world. Romanticized by literary images from Victor Hugo to Ernest Hemingway, immortalized in film from Hollywood to New Wave to Woody Allen, enjoyed by the millions of international tourists who make it perennially one of the most popular cities in in the world, as well as by the millions of consumers who buy French-themed products made in China and purchased at T.J. Maxx, Paris’s multifaceted significations and myths continue to speak to the imagination. Some people do have a vague idea that, at least until recently, France offered relative freedoms to African Americans that they could never enjoy at home, and most are aware of James Baldwin and Richard Wright’s self-exiles. But the presence of black women intellectuals in interwar Paris is still mostly invisible save to a relatively small group of scholars in the field.
I’m interested in black women’s texts as they engage and transform the metaphorical and literal spaces of Paris, France. To navigate Paris’s cityscape, institutions, and narratives entails more than simply finding one’s way through a city’s streets, institutions, and social and economic relationships: it is to engage with some of the most deeply held values, history, and debates of modern Western societies. I’ll give an overview of the work of about half a dozen black women writing in Paris during the interwar years, when black consciousness and black liberation movements were percolating around the world before erupting into the first chapters of the decolonization and civil rights struggles that continue today. Each writer makes claims for the black women as observers, not objects of observation; citizens, not colonialized subject; theorizers of intersectionality avant la lettre. Each of these writers engages perceptions of the illegibility of the black woman as intellectual and citizen; they critique the contemporary controlling images of black women, such as those exemplified by Josephine Baker’s popular acting out of erotic colonial fantasies; and each in her own way constructs and affirms black women’s agency and power to create social and political change.

Doors open – 11:45am
Talk begins – 12:15pm
Event concludes – 1:15pm

Click here to register: tiny.cc/FacultyLunch5

Posted by jhartmann@coloradocollege.edu for the January 29, 2019 digest.

W.P. Carey Lecture – Bengt Holmström presents “The Promise and Peril of Debt – The Information View”

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Richard F. Celeste Theatre in the Cornerstone Art Center

Bengt Robert Holmström is the Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was head of the Economics Department from 2003-2006. He holds a joint appointment with MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society and the American Finance Association, and an elected foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (corporate finance). In 2011, he served as President of the Econometric Society.

He received his doctoral degree from Stanford University in 1978. Before joining MIT in 1994, he was the Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Management at Yale University’s School of Management (1983-94) and associate professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University (1979-82).

Holmström is a microeconomic theorist, best known for his research on the theory of contracting and incentives especially as applied to the theory of the firm, to corporate governance and to liquidity problems in financial crises.
He holds honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Vaasa, Finland, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden, and the Hanken School of Economics, Finland. He was awarded the Banque de France-TSE Senior Prize in Monetary Economics and Finance in 2012, the Stephen A. Ross Prize in Financial Economics and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange – MSRI Prize for Innovative Quantitative Applications in 2013, and the Distinguished CES Fellow award from CESifo, Munich.

The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, commonly referred to as the Nobel Prize in Economics, is an award for outstanding contributions to the field of economics, and generally regarded as the most prestigious award for that field. The award’s official name is The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was awarded to Holmström in 2016.
He is a board member of the Finnish Business and Policy Forum (EVA) (2005-), and a former board member of Aalto University in Finland (2010-2017) and the Nokia Corporation (1999-2012).

Posted by jhartmann@coloradocollege.edu for the January 29, 2019 digest.

The Butler Center, Dean of Faculty, and Dean of Students invite you to the annual “Student, Faculty, & Staff Mixer” on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 3-5 p.m. in Bemis Great Hall. This mixer is a CC-wide opportunity to celebrate the uniqueness of our community complete with delicious treats, photo slideshow, trivia, games, and an all-around vibrant atmosphere!

Posted by aalamillo@coloradocollege.edu for the January 29, 2019 digest.

The Office of Human Resources has free tickets to the 2019 Colorado Springs Home & Landscape Expo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center Feb. 8-10. Please stop by Spencer Center Room #103 to pickup your free tickets, children under 18 get in free! na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.ColoradoSpringsHLExpo.com&data=02%7C01%7CStaffDigest%40coloradocollege.edu%7C510fd02c718e4695b04308d68562d80e%7Ccfc7b13c12964387b3085de08fd13c99%7C1%7…

Posted by jbridge@coloradocollege.edu for the January 29, 2019 digest.

Are you new to CC and curious about the budget process? Did you recently take on management responsibilities for your department’s budget? Need a refresher on Banner basics? Or, perhaps you are curious about the College’s ‘FOAPAL-ize’ language?

If you answered yes to any of the above, please join us for Excel@CC’s Budget & Finance 101 session this Friday, Feb. 1, at 9:00a.m. We hope you see you there!

Register here: tiny.cc/p8ag1y or through Excel@CC on the HR home page.

Posted by sbrickell@coloradocollege.edu for the January 29, 2019 digest.

Come try out technology for web conferencing and group content sharing, wireless virtual reality experiences, 3D printing and scanning, touch-activated digital “paper” for team and student collaboration, CC’s telepresence robot, and more.

Thursday, January 31, 2019
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
2:30 – 3:30 pm Misty Robotics will be here to demo their programmable robot and talk about their startup company experience.
Tutt Library Room 105 and the Tech Sandbox (1st floor of the library)

Posted by abardsley@coloradocollege.edu for the January 29, 2019 digest.