With graduation just around the corner, the Spring is an exciting time of year. Whether you are planning to travel outside of Colorado Springs at the end of the academic year, or have family and friends coming to join in year-end celebrations, travel has an environmental cost.

Want to help combat the environmental cost of you or your visitors’ Spring ground or air travel? The Office of Sustainability has a travel offset calculator that allows you to offset the carbon impact of any travel you do. The offsets we purchase go toward landfill gas destruction projects in Colorado, Utah, and Oklahoma, which prevent greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere and contributing to climate change.

Buying offsets is easy – simply input your start and end points and our calculator does the rest! Do your part to combat climate change by offsetting your travel here: www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/sustainability/resources/travel-offset.html?com

Posted by b_swift@coloradocollege.edu for the May 7, 2019 digest.

Open Classroom Lectures in Film and Media Studies
Tuesday, May 7, 3:30pm
Cornerstone Screening Room


Baran Germen, Assistant Professor, Film and Media Studies
Lecture Title: “Dünya Güzellerim: Bülent Ersoy as a TV Star and Transnationalism in Turkey”

In this talk, I examine the emergence of Bülent Ersoy, the diva of Turkish music, as a TV star since the early 2000s. Ersoy’s hypervisibility and popularity in the Turkish mediascape in the new millennium, I argue, positions the trans body as the bearer and mediator of a new political sensibility in an era marked by the turn to the right. Through a survey of her various performances and personas on national TV, especially in the reality-travel show Dünya Güzelleri (2017), I trace the incorporation of the trans body into the conservative-nationalist politics of the state under the rubric of transnationalism.

Scott Krzych, Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies
Lecture Title: “Presenting the Presidency: Privacy, Publicity, and Hysterical Animations”

This talk considers several reactionary “non-fiction” films emblematic of what I term conservative hysterical discourse. Such feature-length documentaries as ‘Dreams from My Real Father,’ ‘2016: Obama’s America,’ and ‘Agenda’ mimic the formal trappings of traditional documentaries about presidents and presidential campaigns, particularly the convention in direct cinema to move “behind the curtain,” expose the day-to-day trappings of governance and campaigns, or simply put viewers in close proximity to the presidential body. In conservative films made to attack Barack Obama, however, such an emphasis on presenting the presidential body is hyper-attentive to Obama’s private life, both his personal affiliations and his physical features, fueling a racist discourse that treats Obama as both a predictable byproduct of his familial heritage and as an endlessly malleable enigma whose real intentions cannot be trusted.

Posted by skrzych@coloradocollege.edu for the May 7, 2019 digest.

If you are leaving for summer break, Please take your bike with you. Your bike will be gone when you return!
On Friday, May 24th at 7 AM, Campus Safety will be cutting locks and removing ALL BIKES from campus bike racks. All bikes on bike racks this day will be considered abandoned property. If you use the bike racks on campus, please remove your bike the night prior and store your bike in another place such as your work space or living area for the day. If you accidentally leave your bike on the rack, you will have 30 days from May 24th to reclaim your bike before all bikes are donated and no longer in our possession. Campus Safety will not be liable for cut bike locks. Contact Campus Safety at (719) 389-6707 with any questions or concerns.
Not sure what to do with your bike for the summer? Don’t abandon it, donate it to the Bike & Ski Co-op at the Outdoor Education Center. Contact Rachael Abler rabler@coloradocollege.edu for more information).

Posted by kdoughty@coloradocollege.edu for the May 7, 2019 digest.

Benefits Open Enrollment is here! Open enrollment for benefit eligible employees is 04/29/2019 – 05/24/2019.

If you have questions about your benefits we have scheduled ‘office hours’ around campus as follows:

Thursday, May 9, 2019 Heim Seminar Room – Olin #460, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019, Community Conference Room-FAC, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Friday, May 17, 2019, Tutt Library Event Space, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Deadline to submit your changes to Human Resources is Friday, May 24, 2019.

Posted by elujan@coloradocollege.edu for the May 7, 2019 digest.

Theatre/Dance 8th block production of “Coriolanus, or Helter-Skelter”
Norberg Studio, Cornerstone Arts Center, Thursday, May 9th @ 7:30, Friday, May 10th @ 7:30 and Sat. May 11th at 3:00pm (matinee) No evening performance (you are welcome Llamapalooza).

A mashup of William Shakespeare and the Beatles, devised by Tom Lindblade and designed by Max Sarkowsky ’20, Gypsy Ames, & Heidi Eckwall.

“Shakespeare’s great tragedy is a meditation on failed political leadership and the senseless violence and corrosion left in its wake. The chaos of Coriolanus’ Rome is reflected in the helter-skelter fall of a dynasty and a society, showing what happens when personal ambition and grievance supplant ethical norms and moral order. A play for our times.”

Tickets available at the Worner Student Desk or at the door.
Free with CC ID, $5.00 general Public

Posted by squinn@coloradocollege.edu for the May 7, 2019 digest.

Have you missed all the other phone training times, but want to get up to speed before summer? Our new phones come with some great features and apps that can make your life easier. Come to VoIP basic training Thursday at 1 PM in 323 Tutt Library to learn more about how you can more effectively use our phones and their associated services and tools!

Please RSVP with your questions or just show up.

Posted by wtaylor@coloradocollege.edu for the May 6, 2019 digest.

BOOTCAMP: Looking for some group exercise this summer? Bootcamp will be held on M/W/F at 7am throughout the summer in the fitness center. Please RSVP for the sessions you will attend by emailing wkosel@coloradocollege.edu. The fitness center does not open until 11am, so I will let bootcampers into the building around 6:45am each morning. If you have any questions just let me know!

Bootcamp Summer Offerings (May 13 – August 23)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday – 7am to 8am

***No classes on the following dates: May 13, 15, 17, 27, June 3, 28, July 1, 10, 12.

FITNESS CONSULTS: If you are interested in a fitness consultation and individualized workout plan, please reach out for scheduling.

Hope to see you this summer!

Posted by wkosel@coloradocollege.edu for the May 4, 2019 digest.