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.

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AN308 Expressive Culture and Language in Everyday Life
Block 3, 2017-2018

This course considers the extent to which expressive culture is central to human life, as both an orienting force in culture writ large, but also as a force for individual engagements with the cultural forces that shape their lives. The course investigates how language use and linguistic resources, along with other expressive resources, shape our sociocultural experiences. Looking globally, we consider the use of expressive practices like music, museum exhibits, and popular media to explore the interactions between the individual, society, and culture. Important questions for the course include:
What is the relationship of gender to expressive art forms?
What larger social value is there in popular/vernacular musical forms?
What do discourses about the “proper” or “right” ways to eat, parent, talk, or otherwise use our bodies say about other cultural systems of
value?

Dr. Aimee J. Hosemann is a linguistic and sociocultural anthropologist with emphases in Latin American indigenous languages, soundscapes, and cultures, especially in Lowland South America. She is also interested in bilingual education issues and has been investigating the rise of veganism/whole-foods, plant-based eaters in the United States.

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We have a few DVD’s and CDS on sale in the Seay Library, as well as a selection of piano, piano -vocal, organ, and brass and wind scores all going for 50 cents a-piece!! We also have a few brand new volumes of The Singer’s Musical Theatre Anthology on sale for $10 each.

Come on down to the Seay Library in the basement of Packard Hall anytime during our hours of operation during the Block (We close for Block Breaks):
Mondays – Thursdays: 8:00am – Midnight,
Fridays: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturdays: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Sundays: 1:00pm – Midnight

Cash or checks accepted.

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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.

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Test anxiety. Many (or most) of us have it. Does it impact your performance on exams? Want to talk about it? Please join Sara Rotunno, Assistant Director of Accessibility Resources, and Heather Horton, Director of the Wellness Resource Center, for lunch and conversation about managing test anxiety: Thurs., Oct. 5, 12:15 – 1:00, Armstrong 210 (in the Dean’s suite of offices). Limited to the first ten students who RSVP to sara.rotunno@coloradocollege.edu. We hope you’ll join us!

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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.

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Taught at the FAC Museum, this course examines the origins of museums and their collections, the acquisition, preservation, and display of museum collections and how they reflect shifting ethical, political, and philosophical priorities, cultural values, and ideologies. The course includes field trips to museums. Prerequisite: One of the following: Art History 100, Art History 112, Art History 113, Anthropology 101, Anthropology 102, Anthropology 103, History 105, Southwest Studies 175, or COI. Instructor: Laurel Bradley

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Taught at the FAC Museum, this course considers museum history, philosophy and operations, exhibition planning, design, interpretation, and conservation. Students will explore the modern museum while undertaking projects relating to collections research, exhibition development, and object interpretation. The course includes field trips to museums. No prerequisite.Instructor: Erin Elder, Independent Curator www.erinelder.com

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“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

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