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
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 We hope you’ll join us!

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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
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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Block 3
RE 200 / PA 250 / FG 206
Topics in Religion: â?oWomen in Hinduism.â?

Meets G and SI requirements, and Writing in the Discipline.

There is still room in this course, a study of women in Hinduism focused on the towering figure of Sita, still considered the model of ideal femininity in India today. Course materials include the epic Ramayana, contemporary films, and various critical readings that explore what it means to be a woman within the context of Hindu ethics and Indian social structures. No prerequisites. Questions?

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