Join the Butler Center staff in commemorating and celebrating National Coming Out Day on Friday, October 11th! National Coming Out Day intends to celebrate and validate all identities and expressions, but we in the Butler Center acknowledge the fact that being out or coming out isn’t always safe or necessary for some individuals. Coming out and being out are deeply personal decisions and we seek to honor and validate individual journeys. Desserts and light refreshments will be available from 12:00-1:15 pm at the Butler Center, located in Worner Campus Center on the second floor. Come by and share who’s story has inspired you to be your best, authentic self and engage in community with us. We hope to see you there!

Posted by ngough@coloradocollege.edu for the October 8, 2019 digest.

Faculty Lunch #2 featuring Molly Moran – “Knot Theory”

“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

Build your own Mac & Cheese!!

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 October 7, 2019 digest.

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, award-winning poet Dominique Christina will perform TONIGHT in Armstrong. Speak Easy and Poetry 719 will open for Dominique. A dinner reception beginning at 6 pm will precede the performance. Come eat and interact with different CC and Colorado Springs-based organizations working at the intersections of intimate partner violence. Raffle for reception attendees!

Posted by mbass@coloradocollege.edu for the October 7, 2019 digest.

On Wednesday at Kaffeestunde we’ll start with a critical talk about the history and the development of the popular German festival – coffee and cake as always. 3:30pm!

And then we’ll have our actual Oktoberfest on Friday starting at 6pm in the German House! There will be traditional food and music – we’ll also play some fun games where you can win prizes so be sure not to miss it and bring your friends!

Posted by l_schweiger@coloradocollege.edu for the October 7, 2019 digest.

A massage therapist will be on campus most Wednesdays. Employees may book chair massages in increments of 15 minutes ($1/minute).

If you want to try a chair massage, follow these easy steps to sign-up:

1. Copy and paste this link into your https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.schedulicity.com%2Fscheduling%2Fbitymf&data=02%7C01%7CStaffDigest%40coloradocollege.edu%7Cec451ae48d1d4484155808d74a7e7b79%7Ccfc7b13c12964387b3085de08fd13c99%7C1%7C0%7C637059779420163971&sdata=zkP1haVQhzYbLfCFPwX8QYslnn6gkcYJqYu4xx8DV94%3D&reserved=0
2. Select the “Schedule Now” button on the right
3. Select the service you want at bottom, for example “15 Minute Massage”
4. Choose your facility location on the right (Colorado College)
5. Select the date on the calendar that you would like to schedule
6. Select the time that you would like to schedule
7. Follow a few simple registration steps to create your profile
8. Click the orange “Book It” button
9. You will receive a confirmation email and reminder about your
appointment

The cost is $1/minute (15 minute minimum). The massage therapists will take
payment day of massage and they take cash/check/credit cards.

If you book a massage, it will be in the Worner Building, Room #215.

Please note that this is provided as a convenience for employees and massage time is not paid work time.

Posted by lmozingo@coloradocollege.edu for the October 7, 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 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 7, 2019 digest.

This week’s 30min offerings: Wednesday 12:15pm and Thursday 3:30pm. (Monday cancelled this week).
Traditional beginner-level Hatha yoga. Focus is on self-care and body awareness. You can come as you are, no special clothing needed as long as you can sit, crouch and reach up comfortably (looser clothing preferred). All levels welcome. Mats available, but you can bring yours if it’s convenient.

Posted by egray@coloradocollege.edu for the October 7, 2019 digest.

Join us for a conversation* as we gather feedback about the college’s utilization and programming at the Baca Campus. We are in the process of writing a management plan and vision for the Baca and need your input! Any and all users (or non-users) of the campus are invited to come. This means faculty who teach there or would like to teach there, faculty or staff who utilize the space for private visits, and staff who take students there for co-curricular programming. Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to Belinda Barrientos

October 9th 2:00pm-3:00pm
Tutt Library 105

*This will be the first of multiple meetings.

Posted by bbarrientos@coloradocollege.edu for the October 5, 2019 digest.