Answers for Thursday, 2/21:
1. What are at least 6 different areas of support in The Butler Center?
Answer: Mentoring, First-Gen, identity development, student development, leadership development, holistic advising, all teaching and learning experiences, professional development

2. Where is The Butler Center located?
Answer: 2nd Floor of Worner Campus Center

3. Who is the confidential resource in the Butler Center and what is their title?
Answer: Noble Gough; Gender & Identity Development Specialist

4. To request a teaching and learning experience facilitated by The Butler Center staff, one should:
Answer: Submit a workshop request form on The Butler Center website

5. What are the days and times The Butler Center staff has open office hours?
Answer: 5pm-7pm on Tuesdays-Thursdays (except 4th Week and Half Block)

Answers for Monday, 2/25:
1. What two paid student employment opportunities are there in The Butler Center?
Answer: Internship & Program Assistantship

2. What is the mission of The Butler Center?
Answer: To lead Colorado College’s efforts in co-creating a learning community that is inclusive and just.

3. Name 6 student organizations affiliated with the Butler Center.
Answer: BSU, SOMOS, MOSAIC, Conversations on Whiteness, GlobeMed, EQUAL, FEMCO, MAPS, NASU, QCC, QSN, SASA

4. Name 3 of the programming and initiatives in The Butler Center.
Answer: Break the Block, #BeyondCC: Senior Transition Series, First Generation Collegiate Program, #imstaying, Heads of State (Sustained Leadership Roundtable), International Student Initiatives, The Enclave Living Learning Community, Men’s Leadership Initiative, Mind, Body, and Soul, S.A.I.L. (Sophomore Advanced Initiative for Leadership) Mentoring Program

5. Name the 2 annual all-campus events that The Butler Center hosts.
Answer: The Butler Center’s Annual Awards Banquet and the Student, Faculty & Staff Mixer

Answers for Tuesday, 2/26:
1. What is the name and title of the person that leads the Butler Center’s signature First Generation Collegiate program?
Answer: Ms. Pearl Leonard-Rock, Associate Director of the Butler Center

2. Name The Butler Center’s 5 pillars.
Answer: Diversity, Inclusion, Intercultural Exchange, Equity, and Empowerment

3. Which students can connect with Butler Center staff?
Answer: Every Student

4. Who is the Director of The Butler Center?
Answer: Dr. Paul Buckley

5. Where can you find out about upcoming Butler Center events?
Answer: The Butler Center’s Blockly Newsletter; The Butler Center’s Bi-Weekly Announcements Email, the Digests, Facebook (Like us: The Butler Center), Instagram (follow us: TheButlerCenterGram), posters around campus

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All are invited to nominate faculty, staff, students, alumni, and student organizations for The Butler Center and Heads of State Awards for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion! Nominate using this form:…

The Awards Committees will select award recipients based on your explanations of how the individual/group fit the criteria, so review the award criteria and write specific descriptions of how your nominee meets those criteria. Questions? Email:
If written nominations do not address specific criteria, they will not be considered. Self-nominations are welcome! The Butler Center staff members are exempt from receiving these awards.

**All nominations are due on Thursday, March 7 at 11:59 p.m.**

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Spectrum for Faculty and Staff is a teaching and learning experience for individuals who are seeking a better understanding of gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality; the gender and sexuality binaries; and their own positionality in relation to these topics. All faculty and staff are invited to join the Butler Center as we explore these topics on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 3-5 p.m. in the Cornerstone Flex Room (#130).

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*Every culture has its own stories and narratives. A need to tell and hear stories is essential to the species Homo sapiens – second in necessity apparently after nourishment and before love and shelter. Millions survive without love or home, almost none in silence. The opposite of silence leads quickly to narrative, and the sound of story is the dominant sound of our lives.

*Join us for an evening of dance featuring choreography by Dallo Fall, Patrizia Herminjard, Ron Jules, Debra Mercer and Pallavi Sriram along with five dance students: Emily Burnham ’19, Su Lynn Eu ’21, Maggie Mehlman ’19, Ankita Sharma ’21 and Haley Wright ’22.

*Tickets available at the Worner Student Center or at the door.
free with CC ID, $5.00 General public

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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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Colorado College in collaboration with Temple Shalom and Temple Beit Torah is pleased to present SHALOM/SALAAM: A CELEBRATION OF JEWISH AND ARABIC MUSIC at Shove Chapel on Saturday March 2 at 7:00 pm. The concert unites klezmer fusion band Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe with Middle Eastern ensemble Zuruna for a passionate concert of multicultural diversity. You can expect to hear soulful Arabic groove music, raucous klezmer tunes, and collaborative jamming that meets in the middle. Both bands feel strongly that in these times of divisiveness and fear of the “other,” it’s especially important for musicians to find common ground in songs of peace, love, and coexistence.

HAL AQUA AND THE LOST TRIBE play klezmer fusion -an exuberant musical experience, rooted firmly in traditional Jewish modes and melodies and driven by contemporary rhythms and danceable grooves.

Middle Eastern ensemble ZURUNA fosters the sensuous rhythms and sounds of music from North Africa, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Turkey, Israel and Palestine.

Tickets are $10 for community members and available at the Worner Center Information desk. Colorado College students, faculty and staff are free with a valid ID.

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So, you’ve got a shiny new phone on your desk. Did you know you can use it from your computer? Did you know you’ve got Webex, too? Come to VoIP basic training Thursday at 2 PM in 323 of Tutt Library to learn more about how you can more effectively use our phones and their associated services and tools!

  • February 28 at 2:00 pm
  • March 7 at 2:30 pm
  • March 21 at 1:00 pm

Please RSVP with your questions or just show up.

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Join us for Faculty Lunch #6 featuring Professor Mark Smith and Guests!
March 5th, 2019
Gaylord Hall in the Worner Center

12 Days in December: The CC Delegation at the UN Climate Conference in Katowice, Poland

In December 2018, CC sent a delegation of 20 including President Tiefenthaler, Provost Townsend, two trustees, several alumni and an economics class to the annual meeting of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), known in UN-speak as COP-24. Prof. Corina McKendry (political science & EV), Ian Johnson, CC Sustainability Director, and Prof, Mark Smith (economics) will discuss their experiences and perspectives of observing the challenging process of advancing the international agenda on climate change.

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

Click here to register:

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