What Would a Great CC Classroom for All look like? The Crown Faculty Center, The Butler Center, and the NEH Professorship invite interested students to apply to a Spring 2018 Teaching & Learning Circle: “Good to Great in the CC Classroom.” Inspiration for this Circle comes from The Butler Center’s Good to Great programs, collaborative learning communities elsewhere, and feedback that faculty and students would like support to move from awareness of classroom issues to actively addressing these classroom issues.
We propose that a group of faculty, staff, and students study this question over the spring of 2018, determining whether and how to move forward, and if in agreement, establishing the curriculum for the inaugural “Good to Great in the CC Classroom” program to deeply explore the classroom teaching environment, on the Block Plan.
To that end, we seek about 16 faculty, staff, and students to commit to this Teaching & Learning Circle. Participants would agree to attend all (or most) of the following events: MLK Jr Day programming on January 15, 2018; extended discussion and goal-setting, January 16, 2018; blockly working group of ~2 hours each block, at time set by participants; the Early Summer Faculty Retreat (May 23-25, 2018).
If you would like to participate in this Teaching & Learning Circle, please complete a short application here: tiny.cc/GtGCCC While we may be unable to invite all interested campus members into the first Circle, there will be many opportunities to participate this year and in the future.

Posted by jmurphy@coloradocollege.edu for the December 15, 2017 digest.

Join Conversations on Whiteness and MOSIAC for dinner, discussion and a panel about international study abroad experiences (and general international experiences) and how they are impacted and shaped by whiteness and race. We will discuss our own experiences as well as things to think about if you are going abroad next semester or in the future. And there will be FREE DINNER!

Please RSVP to cccow2017@gmail.com by 12pm so we can make sure to get enough food! (Though if you don’t rsvp you are still welcome).

If you have strong thoughts or personal experiences on these issues and would like to be part of our panel, please email us at cccow2017@gmail.com

Posted by sl_brown@coloradocollege.edu for the December 15, 2017 digest.

Informational session for the Himalayan Odyssey (summer block A) will be held this Thursday December 14 12:00 noon to 1:00pm in the Environmental Program conference room (ERC) located just off the atrium on the ground floor of the Tutt Science Building (Tutt Science 124). Pizza will be served. Please come if interested or curious.

Posted by mkummel@coloradocollege.edu for the December 14, 2017 digest.

You are invited to take part in a research survey about the economic impact of Colorado College in Colorado. Your participation will require approximately ten minutes and is completed online at your computer. There are no known risks or discomforts associated with this survey. The first 80 students to complete this survey will receive a $5 Colorado Coffee gift card. Your responses will be kept strictly confidential, and digital data will be stored in secure computer files. Any report of this research that is made available to the public will not include your name or any other individual information by which you could be identified. Access the survey through the link below.


Posted by s_ayers@coloradocollege.edu for the December 14, 2017 digest.

Did you know the Honor Council needs your approval to accept any changes to the Honor Code? Well, good thing you know now because the Honor Code is expected to change by the end of January! What’s changing?* Aside from minor formatting adjustments, we added a separate “Flagrancy” section in the Honor Code, which consists of the definition, examples of violations, and sanction recommendations. Additionally, we are moving the section of “Falsifying Information” under Article III: Violations to the separate “Flagrancy” section. Want to learn more about what all this means? Feel free to join an Information Session Thursdays at 5:30-6:00 pm in Armstrong 210, chat with the Honor Council at lunch on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday in Worner, or email Kate Schroeder at k_schroeder@ColoradoCollege.edu and get ready to vote on Friday, January 26th!

*These changes are conditional on whether our legal advisors approve said modifications.

Posted by k_schroeder@coloradocollege.edu for the December 14, 2017 digest.

“An Urban Nutcracker: A Holiday Tradition Remixed” is an original production presented bi-annually by Springs Dance with Brazilian Capoeira and Mountain Shadows Aerial Silks. Tchaikovsky’s classic score is the point of departure for this contemporary production that includes everything from classic remixes, jazz and tap, to circus arts, Afro-Brazilian dance, and much much more!
No sleepy nutcracker, this is a memorable show that provides high-energy holiday fun for the whole family.
Performances are Saturday 6:00 – 8:00 PM and Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 PM.
Admission Fee (free for all audiences unless noted below):
Ticket Information: Tickets are available at Springs Dance (719-635-1004) or online at www.eventbrite.com/e/an-urban-nutcracker-tickets-38168715656?aff=es2 .

Posted by jhartmann@coloradocollege.edu for the December 14, 2017 digest.

The Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble, a regionally acclaimed chamber choir of 30 auditioned voices under the direction of Deborah Teske, presents “Wintersong: A Celebration of the Season.” This event, combining spoken word with traditional and modern choral works has become a beloved holiday tradition. Two performances, December 15th and 16th at 7:30pm, offered in the candlelit splendor of Shove Chapel on the Colorado College campus. Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble presents all concerts free of charge to audiences. It is part of the mission to keep their music accessible to all. Free to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Location: Shove Main Chapel
1010 N. Nevada Ave.

Posted by jhartmann@coloradocollege.edu for the December 14, 2017 digest.

To help accommodate students who will be staying on campus, Rastall Café will be open Thursday December 21st and Friday December 20th from 12-1pm for lunch service only. On these days staff club plans and department coupon books will not be accepted. We will be accepting cash or debit/credit card only. Rastall Café will be closed Saturday December 22nd through Saturday January 6, 2018. Re-opening for dinner service at 5 pm on Sunday January 7th for half block limited operations.
Thank you!

Posted by austin.kumm@coloradocollege.edu for the December 14, 2017 digest.

Are you a rising junior (’20) or senior (’19)? Are you interested in interviewing prospective students for the Office of Admission during the 2018-2019 academic year? Come attend the first information session for the Admission Fellow program this Friday (12/15) at 3:30p in Cutler Hall! No prior admission experience is required. Questions? See the job posting on the Student Employment Website for further details and/or email Erika Blauth, Senior Assistant Director of Admission, at erika.blauth@coloradocollege.edu. Additional information sessions will be held on 1/25 and 2/1 @ 3:30p in Cutler Hall.

Posted by eblauth@coloradocollege.edu for the December 14, 2017 digest.