Never been backpacking before? Want to learn backpacking skills in a supportive group of other beginners? Want to go on an awesome block break trip? Sign up on Outdoor Education Summit for Backpacking 101! Backpacking 101 is an introductory course to backpacking that will take place throughout Block 2, for people with little or no backpacking or camping experience. Participants will learn outdoor cooking skills, how to fit and pack a hiking backpack, map and compass skills and much more! The course will include two afternoon sessions (2nd and 3rd Thursday from 4:30-6pm), a weekend day hike (3rd Sunday) and an awesome beginner backpacking trip over 2nd block break! The total cost of the course is $25 and financial aid is available. The application is open on the Outdoor Education Summit until this Sunday (10/1) at midnight. Please contact Sophia Brown (sl_brown@coloradocollege.edu) or Ula Adamska (u_adamska@coloradocollege.edu) for more information.

Posted by sl_brown@coloradocollege.edu for the October 1, 2017 digest.

How does Black music both reflect and shape musical expression at the intersectionality of race, gender, and music? How do spirituality, mysticism, and/or exoticism come to play in the public perception of Black musicians, and how do performers negotiate a living vis-à-vis stereotypes or expectations? Black Music Matters: The Magical Negro is a historical trek through African American musical expressions from the Motherland to the Mothership. Starting with Negro folk music, we journey through minstrelsy, blues, jazz, soul, hip-hop and Afrofuturism, and explore those questions through thoughtful analysis and lively discussion of sound, text, and film. Register now for MU222 Black Music Matters – Block 3. Contact the Music Department for more information.

Posted by lgregory@coloradocollege.edu for the October 1, 2017 digest.

Block 4, MU 295, Music in Culture: Indonesia
Explore the vibrant and dynamic musical traditions of Bali and Java! Learn through performance of gamelan music with a master musician from Bali! No prior musical experience necessary. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. (Music majors: meets the performance-oriented requirement or music in culture requirement; Music minors: meets the ethnomusicology requirement.) Need more information? Contact Victoria Levine in the music department.

Posted by lgregory@coloradocollege.edu for the October 1, 2017 digest.

Block 7, MU 395, Irish Traditional Music
Explore the history and culture of Irish music! Learn through performance of Irish music with master musicians from the Irish band Colcannon! Some prior musical experience necessary, voice or instrument. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. (Music majors: meets the performance-oriented requirement or music in culture requirement; Music minors: meets the ethnomusicology requirement.) Need more information? Contact Victoria Levine in the music department.

Posted by lgregory@coloradocollege.edu for the October 1, 2017 digest.

The Butler Center invites current CC students (whose residence is 50 miles or more from Colorado Springs) to participate in the re-imagined Friends of CC Host Program with current CC faculty or staff during family weekend, fall, winter OR spring break.
If interested in spending a day (or two), sharing a meal or being hosted overnight, please email Pearl Leonard-Rock at plr@coloradocollege.edu
Subject heading: Request for a CC Host.

The dates and RSVP dates are:
October 6th thru 8th (Family & Friends Weekend). Reply to Pearl by October 2nd.
November 16th thru November 26th (Fall Break); or November 23rd, Thanksgiving day. Reply to Pearl by October 23rd.
December 21st thru January 8th (Winter Break or December 25th, Christmas day. Reply to Pearl by November 27th.
March 14th thru March 25th (Spring Break). Reply to Pearl by February 19th.

While there are no guarantees that you’ll be matched for the date you’re requesting, we do hope you’ll let us know of your interest to participate in the program. An information sheet will be requested and shared so the matches have a greater likelihood of being satisfactory.

Posted by plr@coloradocollege.edu for the October 1, 2017 digest.

Cornerstone 131 (Screening Room)
Monday, October 2 at 7 pm
“A Misplaced Massacre:
Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek”

Ari Kelman, Chancellor’s Leadership
Professor of History at UC Davis
and
Norma Gourneau, Superintendent, Wind River Agency

Ari Kelman teaches courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, the politics of memory, environmental history, Native American history, and America in the 1960s at UC Davis. His 2013 b00k, A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek (Harvard University Press), won the Bancroft Prize, the Antoinette Forester Downing Book Award, the Avery O. Craven Award, the Tom Watson Brown Book Award, and the Robert M. Utley Prize. He is also the author of Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War (Hill and Wang, 2o15) and A River and Its City: The Nature of Landscape in New Orleans (University of California Press, 2003). Kelman’s essays and articles have appeared in Slate, The Nation, The Times Literary Supplement, The Journal of American History, and many others.

He has also contributed to outreach endeavors aimed at K-12 educators, and to a variety of public history projects, including documentary films for the History Channel and PBS’s American Experience series. He has received numerous grants and fellowships, most notably from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Huntington Library. He is now working on a book tentatively titled, For Liberty and Empire: How the Civil War Bled into the Indian Wars.

Sponsored by: History, Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies, and The Colorado College Office of the Dean

Posted by jpopiel@coloradocollege.edu for the October 1, 2017 digest.

Block 7, MU 395, Irish Traditional Music
Explore the history and culture of Irish music! Learn through performance of Irish music with master musicians from the Irish band Colcannon! Some prior musical experience necessary, voice or instrument. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. (Music majors: meets the performance-oriented requirement or music in culture requirement; Music minors: meets the ethnomusicology requirement.) Need more information? Contact Victoria Levine in the music department.

Posted by lgregory@coloradocollege.edu for the September 30, 2017 digest.

Block 4, MU 295, Music in Culture: Indonesia
Explore the vibrant and dynamic musical traditions of Bali and Java! Learn through performance of gamelan music with a master musician from Bali! No prior musical experience necessary. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. (Music majors: meets the performance-oriented requirement or music in culture requirement; Music minors: meets the ethnomusicology requirement.) Need more information? Contact Victoria Levine in the music department.

Posted by lgregory@coloradocollege.edu for the September 30, 2017 digest.