The Common Read Program invites your nominations for the CC Common Read for 2021-2022. The deadline for nominations is November 13, 2019 (the end of Block 3). The Common Read is selected based on a number of criteria, but primarily the committee looks for texts that value diverse cultural perspectives and raise important questions around issues of justice, power, and equity. To nominate a book, please use the following survey: tiny.cc/common_read. Questions? Contact Aaron Stoller, Director of Academic Programs & FYE.

Posted by bgray@coloradocollege.edu for the October 1, 2019 digest.

Wednesday, October 2, 1:15 PM
Packard Hall
An international roster of speakers will address issues surrounding modernity in Native American/First Nations music. Topics include music in Indigenous activism and social justice movements, women’s voices, Indigenous performance artists, and more. Speakers include Dylan Robinson, St√≥:lo First Nation; Heidi Senungetuk, Inupiaq; David Samuels; Anna Hoefnagels; Christina Leza, Yoeme/Chicana; Elyse Carter Vosen; Renee Van Nett, Chippewa; Byron Dueck; Beverley Diamond; and Trevor Reed, Hopi.

Posted by aschumacher@coloradocollege.edu for the October 1, 2019 digest.

Tuesday, October 1, 7:30 pm
Packard Hall
Raven Chacon is a composer of chamber music, a performer of experimental noise music, and an installation artist from Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation. He performs regularly as a solo artist as well as with numerous ensembles throughout the world. This concert features his chamber works, including “Quiver”for solo cello, “Double Weavings” for string quartet, “Asdz√°√° Nadleeh√© / Yoolgai Asdz√°√°” for two sopranos and piano, and “Journey of the Horizontal People ” for string quartet. The featured performers include Solveig Olsen, soprano; Jennifer DeDominici, mezzo-soprano; Susan Grace, piano; Jane Chan, cello; and the Veronika String Quartet. The concert is sponsored by the NEH Professorship and the Music Department, and is linked to the Oct. 2 symposium titled “Music, Modernity, and Native Peoples.” This event is free and open to the public.

Posted by aschumacher@coloradocollege.edu for the October 1, 2019 digest.

. Personal Finances with Lyrae Williams – 10/8/19 tiny.cc/hgsrbz
. CC’s Landmark Achievement in Net Zero Construction: Tutt Library Tour – 10/8/19 tiny.cc/zgsrbz
. Question, Persuade, Refer: Ask a Question, Save a Life – 10/16/19 tiny.cc/phsrbz
. Waste Diversion at CC – 10/22/19 tiny.cc/5uhncz
. Physical Activity: It Does a Body Good – 10/23/19 tiny.cc/ru3bdz
. Emergency Preparedness: Your Role in Campus Emergencies – 10/30/19 tiny.cc/2xhncz
. Understanding Our Students – 10/31/19 tiny.cc/gzhncz
. Office 365 – 10/16/19 tiny.cc/j0hncz
. Anti-Harassment & Discrimination – 11/5/19 tiny.cc/90hncz
. Recruiting Talent at CC – 11/6/19 tiny.cc/s2hncz

Posted by jbridge@coloradocollege.edu for the October 1, 2019 digest.

Join Chef Ed as he talks about Seafood Watch, sourcing, procurement, preparation and cooking techniques. He will prepare sample plates of scallops, wild caught salmon, tuna and shrimp for the guests! WHEN: Thursday, October 3rd WHERE: Benji’s TIME: 5pm COST: $20 per person
Limited to 36 people. RSVP to Tyler Dexter at tyler.dexter@coloradocollege.edu by 5pm on October 1st

Posted by tyler.dexter@coloradocollege.edu for the October 1, 2019 digest.

The college is proposing a new policy around the adoption and purchasing of new technology and software. Technology adoption in higher education can raise many questions, such as ensuring compatibility, security, stewardship, and advancing digital equity, among others. Each new adoption brings new challenges, and ITS is here to help navigate them. For any questions about application adoptions, searches, evaluations, demos, and other possibilities, please contact the Solutions Center at ITS@coloradocollege.edu. From small to large projects, ITS will be able to help you ask good questions of vendors, developers, and others to ensure that college resources are maximized and you find a great fit for your needs. You can review the draft policy and submit questions and feedback at tiny.cc/4fsgcz Feedback can be submitted through October 10, 2019.

Posted by lwilliams@coloradocollege.edu for the October 1, 2019 digest.

Thursday, October 3rd, 12:15pm, South Hall Commons
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED!!!
Today in Mongolia young women and men are engaged via Facebook, hold cell phones, use cool apps.well.to sell dry toilets!. to off-grid communities of many cities and towns of Mongolia and even to nomadic herders. Not only their parents, but also their teachers could not comprehend that doing business on waterless toilets could be something a Mongolian man or woman can handle psychologically given the prejudice against even saying the word toilet (jorlon). With over 600,000 families urgently needing to change their dark, dangerous, dirty outdoor latrines, selling/installing/servicing toilets is a fast growing new business in one of the coldest countries in Asia. The start of such a new business is the result of a 23 month-long public education campaign, Let’s Change Our Toilets, led by Local Solutions, an Ulaanbaatar based NGO. Just two years ago, the word toilet in Mongolian language was a taboo and there was a strong prejudice against anything related to toilets in off-grid areas.
As the initiator and the leader of the campaign, author of the book, Let’s Change Our Toilet, Oyungerel Tsedevdamba will tell her story of breaking the taboo, undertaking a nationwide training on toilets, changing behaviors, and supporting the first ever toilet business cluster in Mongolia.

Posted by jpauls@coloradocollege.edu for the October 1, 2019 digest.