Earth Week is coming up! It will take place the first week of 8th block (April 22-26). There will be a trash peak on Worner lawn, a lecture by Diana Liverman, the Regents Professor of Geography and Development, and tons of other events. Check out the Office of Sustainability website (www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/sustainability/) and social media (Colorado College Office of Sustainability on Facebook) for info and updates about Earth Week!

Posted by l_vo@coloradocollege.edu for the April 4, 2019 digest.

Dr. Melina Abdullah will be the first speaker in the Africana Intellectual Project’s Social Justice series which is a component of the Black Art(s): Radical Potentialities Conversations. With a PhD in Political Science from the University of Southern California, Dr. Abdullah is a recognized expert on race, gender, class, and social movements, and she is among the original group of organizers that convened to form Black Lives Matter.

The ambition of the Social Justice series is to broaden the traditional definition of “art,” and to use that expanded territory to examine the potential for various practices to serve as components of a project of radical political, social, and cultural change and exchange. Prof Abdullah is an ideal interlocutor for this work in that we will be in a position to consider protest as a radical “art” practice.

The event will be held at 7:30pm in the Celeste Theatre on Monday, April 8, 2019. The event is free and open to the public.

Posted by nbrooke@coloradocollege.edu for the April 4, 2019 digest.

TODAY, Wednesday, April 3rd, we will have fun singing to songs in Spanish, Portuguese, and English! This will be a great time for you to relax, meet new people, enjoy with your friends, and leave all the stress behind. Aside from the mics, the big speaker, and the amazing company, we will have some snacks and smoothies!!! Place: Spanish and Portuguese Language House. Time: 8:30 pm… Hope to sing with you all! 😀

Posted by a_parejaalfaro@coloradocollege.edu for the April 3, 2019 digest.

CC benefits-eligible employees and their spouses/domestic partners as well as CC retirees and their spouses/domestic partners are eligible to participate in ONE of our biometric screenings this academic year. If you did not participate in the October 2018 screening, you are eligible to participate in the April 19th one (originally scheduled March 14th but cancelled due to bad weather).

Registration is open NOW through April 16th for the April 19th biometric screening!
You do not need to pay for the basic biometric screening (height, weight, waist measurement, calculated BMI, glucose, and cholesterol) a $48.50 value!

We will have six additional tests available at your option and expense, see Instruction Guide on registration website: nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcoloradocollege.lifehealthevents.com&data=02%7C01%7CStaffDigest%40coloradocollege.edu%7C40e359a4aa6b409172a708d6b7b4c1af%7Ccfc7b13c12964387… for information on additional tests and costs. Additional tests will be ordered and paid for the day of the event.

Complete registration instructions are available in the Instruction Guide which may be accessed on the registration website. Registration website is: nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcoloradocollege.lifehealthevents.com&data=02%7C01%7CStaffDigest%40coloradocollege.edu%7C40e359a4aa6b409172a708d6b7b4c1af%7Ccfc7b13c12964387…

Please note that everyone will need to Register, even if you participated last year. If you registered and booked for the March event that was cancelled you can use that same username and password.

Please save your registration information in a safe place in case you need to go back into the website to change or cancel your appointment.

Results are sent via post and generally arrive a few weeks after testing. Results are sent to the address you provide when you register.

If you have trouble registering, contact the registration support team at 720-996-0957.

If you participate in the college’s Cigna health plan you are encouraged to complete your health assessment online at mycigna.com. We are not providing gift cards for participation this year. The health assessment is a tool to help you understand your numbers, to provide access to additional tools should you need to make any lifestyle changes, and to store your numbers for year-to-year comparisons.

Posted by lmozingo@coloradocollege.edu for the April 3, 2019 digest.

Do you know someone who made a difference in the community this past year? Submit a nomination for one of the CCE’s year-end awards! The CCE has awards that recognize the work of students, faculty, and staff. Recipients will be recognized at the Community Engagement Recognition Night on Wednesday, April 24th. To nominate a person or organization, people need only email cce@coloradocollege.edu with a paragraph describing the nominee and explaining why they deserve the award. The full list of awards and descriptions can be found from the CCE’s homepage. Nominations must be in by midnight on Sunday, April 7th.

Posted by rbishop@coloradocollege.edu for the April 3, 2019 digest.

The Colorado College Bookstore offers weekly updated best sellers. Best sellers are 20% off list price. Some of the books we offer are:

Top 3 Fiction Hardcover
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey
Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Top 3 Non-Fiction Hardcover
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Educated by Tara Westover
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

Top 3 Fiction Paperback
Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

Top 3 Non-Fiction Paperback
TED Talks: The Official TED Guide by Chris Anderson
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Noah Harari Yuval
My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Posted by chezra.delaine@coloradocollege.edu for the April 3, 2019 digest.