DOC Executive Director Williams will offer a presentation in the Mohrmann Theatre in Armstrong at 7:00pm on the October 1.

Please join us for the screening of a documentary “Breaking the Cycle” comparing Halden Prison in Norway to the Attica Correctional Facility in New York. DOC Director Dean Williams will join the audience in an engaging discussion about the future of prisons in Colorado, and across the country.

Dean Williams was appointed Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections by Governor Jared Polis on January 8, 2019. Prior to joining the Colorado DOC, he was the Commissioner of Corrections in Alaska where he oversaw the operation of community jails, halfway houses, pretrial and sentenced facilities, probation, parole and pre-trial efforts in the state.

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

Register NOW for Oct 17 Biometric Screening!

CC benefits-eligible employees and their spouses/domestic partners as well as CC retirees and their spouses/domestic partners are eligible to participate in our annual biometric screening. Please note that we will have only ONE biometric screening this year, Thursday, October 17, 7:00 – 11:30 AM.

Registration is open NOW through 10:00 AM October 16th for the October 17th 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 website: nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcoloradocollege.lifehealthevents.com&data=02%7C01%7CStaffDigest%40coloradocollege.edu%7Ca568f1f929d34f89406808d745b1eca0%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%7Ca568f1f929d34f89406808d745b1eca0%7Ccfc7b13c12964387…. You can re-use your registration credentials from last year. If you forgot your password, use the ‘forgot password’ feature after you enter the email address you used last year. Those new to the site will need to register. 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 cannot attend in person on October 17th and want to test at a LabCorp facility see instructions under the purple ‘Unable to Attend’ link on the website: nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcoloradocollege.lifehealthevents.com&data=02%7C01%7CStaffDigest%40coloradocollege.edu%7Ca568f1f929d34f89406808d745b1eca0%7Ccfc7b13c12964387….

If you participate in the college’s Cigna health plan you are encouraged to complete your health assessment online at mycigna.com. 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 October 1, 2019 digest.

Retirement party for Delaine Winkelblech, Animal Suite (Lab) Coordinator

Please join the Department of Molecular Biology for a retirement celebration to honor Delaine Winkelblech – 27.5 YOS at Colorado College (you may also know her husband – Bob – Facilities).

Date: Tuesday, October 22
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: Gates Common room

Remarks will begin at 3:45pm.
Delaine would enjoy seeing all her colleagues and friends.

Posted by kmathers@coloradocollege.edu 

Cafecito is back! Practice your Spanish every second Monday of the block with coffee and sweets.
Join us at Windom Spanish House at 3 PM and listen to an informal lecture covering a wide range of topics from the Hispanic world.
Today, September 30th, prof. Ángela Castro will talk about the afro-colombian population.

Posted by g_sola@coloradocollege.edu for the September 30, 2019 digest.

Friday, October 11, 12:30 p.m., Worner Center room 216. For faculty and staff. Please contact Victoria Levine by email by September 27 if you would like to attend the luncheon, and a copy of the book will be delivered to your office. For our first gathering of the year we will read Music and Modernity among First Peoples of North America, edited by Victoria Levine and Dylan Robinson. The book connects to the concert of Raven Chacon’s chamber music (October 1, 7:30 p.m., Packard Hall) and to the symposium, “Music, Modernity, and Native Peoples” (October 2, 1:15 p.m., Packard Hall).

Posted by aschumacher@coloradocollege.edu for the September 30, 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, “Asdzáá Nadleehé / Yoolgai Asdzáá” 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 September 30, 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, Stó: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 September 30, 2019 digest.

Faculty Lunch #2 featuring Molly Moran

“What’s not to like about knots? An introduction to the study of knot theory”

Knots have been around since the beginning of humankind, possibly even before that. When we look around us today, knots are everywhere: in the laces on our shoes, the fabric making up our clothes, in our art, and the list goes on. Due to their ubiquitous presence in our world, it is not surprising then that mathematicians decided to study knots. One of the key ideas in knot theory is to decide if we could deform one knot to look like another, seemingly different, knot. Answering this question can be very difficult and it is where mathematics can help. In this talk, we will introduce some of the basic concepts in knot theory and highlight work I have done with CC undergraduates in the area of polynomial knot invariants.

10/8/19 Gaylord Hall – Family style lunch provided

11:45am Doors Open and lunch on tables
12:15pm Talk begins
1:15pm Event Concludes

Click link to register: tiny.cc/Facultylunch2

Posted by jhartmann@coloradocollege.edu for the September 30, 2019 digest.