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 Additional information sessions will be held on 1/25 and 2/1 @ 3:30p in Cutler Hall.

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Today (12/13), CD-05 Congressional Candidate Betty Field will speak in McHugh Commons from 5:30 – 7:00 pm about her campaign for Congress and answer audience questions about the priorities of her campaign.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about where one of the leading Democratic candidates for our Congressional District stands on the issues that matter to you!

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Apply to attend a “Making Comics” workshop with Graphic Artist Lynda Barry


Cornerstone Arts Week is very happy to offer students a rare opportunity to attend one of Lynda Barry’s famed creativity workshops. A limited number of CC students will be accepted on a competitive basis to participate in a hands-on workshop titled Drawing Words and Speaking Pictures: This Mysterious Thing We Call Comics, to be held on Friday, February 2 at 1 p.m.

Workshop description:

Lynda Barry leads a lively drawing jam for anyone who is interested in making comics. You don’t need any artistic ability to be part of this class, but you must be willing to draw bravely. We’ll be learning fast drawing techniques that anyone can do to create instant characters, story lines, and the spook-house kind of excitement that comes about when people who don’t know each other get together in a single room and suddenly have to start making pictures together.

Lynda Barry bio:

Creator of the comic strip Ernie Pook’s Comeek, Lynda Barry is widely credited with expanding the literary, thematic, and emotional range of American comics. She has published over twenty books, including Picture This: The Near-Sighted Monkey Book, What It Is, and The Good Times Are Killing Me, which was adapted into an off-Broadway play.

*****To apply for the workshop, email your answers to the Application Questions on the Form available at the Worner Student Desk to Jane Hilberry ( by the last day of Block 4. ********

Do not apply unless you are free and can commit to attending on Friday February 2 from 1-3 p.m.

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Hello there!

My name is Adam and I am currently working on my Senior Thesis and need your help! I invite you to participate in my questionnaire on Coping Humor and Socioeconomic Status in College Students!

The survey link below should take 10 minutes, tops.

Please click here to begin, or paste the below URL into your browser:

I really appreciate your participation and helping me get as good a sample of students as I can. As a thank-you for participating, there is a link to my favorite funny video on the internet at the end of the survey!

Thank you for your participation and have a great day!

Adam Sodano 🙂
Class of 2018

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If you are sponsoring an event that will be open to the public during the month of January, please ensure this event is posted on the CC Calendar of Events by December 16th AND, if your event will be open to the public and you want to ensure you get the best attendance possible, you must provide correct and complete information when entering your event into the Events Management System.

  1. Set “Is this event open to the public?” to Yes.
  2. Set the “Campus Calendar(s) Display Option” to “Internal AND Public Campus Calendars”
  3. Enter a complete description of your event in the Event Summary section. This information will be used to publicize your event.
  4. List the venue where the event will be held (“Anchor Venue”).
  5. If possible, add a photo.

Contact the venue manager if you aren’t seeing the venue or photo you uploaded.

Without these items, your event listing is incomplete and will not be publicized. We want to get it to all the local media outlets in time for their print deadlines, as well as to thousands of subscribers–and help boost attendance for your event! If you’ve already booked the event, please review the listing on the Campus Calendar

If you have changes or corrections, you may edit your calendar information from a link on the CC Events Management Dashboard. Use the “Sign into CC” link at the bottom of the CC website. This will take you to the CC single sign-in dashboard where you will select the “CC Events Management” button. READ the instructions and select the appropriate option under the Update and Existing Event menu.

If you still need a space for the event, select the “Plan a New Event” option. Be sure to complete all Campus Calendar information within the event reservation process.

QUESTIONS? Communications can help you if you have trouble. Call X6603

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Auditions for the musical “The Light in the Piazza”, by Adam Guettel, will be held Friday December 15, from 4-5pm in Packard Hall. Please prepare 16-32 bars of a music theatre piece, preferably a ballad, or any song with piano accompaniment that demonstrates your abilities.

Sign up for a time on the door of Packard 105. Callbacks are scheduled for Saturday December 16, from 10-12 in Packard Hall. All roles are available. Students abroad may audition via Skype by request.

A CC Music Dept Production. Performance dates are April 13, 14, and 15, 2018

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Wednesday, Dec. 13, 3:30 p.m. Cornerstone Screening Room
Lecture: “Critical Stupidity: Jackass”

Jackass is stupid. Why might we want to study stupid things? In this talk, Professor Scott Richmond offers a reparative reading of some of our most famously degraded media, focusing on two of Jackass’s stupidest pranks: “Paper Cuts” and “Tee Ball.” Increasingly, our media demands modes of acknowledgment that aren’t articulate critical thinking, but instead inchoate: gross-out laughter, wincing, shrieking, nauseated aversion. Following the intuition that these inarticulate reactions are some of the most important responses our media calls out for, Richmond offer a close phenomenological investigation of these two documentary videos of violence. These investigations lead to two interlocking sets of questions. First, what might be so enjoyably human and indeed reparative about beholding video of a body undergoing violence? And second, if we understand that, what might it teach us about the nature of sociality and its forms?

Scott Richmond’s research and teaching often mix considerations of high and low. His first book “Cinema’s Bodily Illusions: Flying, Floating, and Hallucinating,” was recently published by the University of Minnesota Press. He is Assistant Professor in the Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto.

The Visiting Series in Film and Culture is generously co-sponsored by the Cultural Attractions Fund. Unless otherwise specified, all events are free and open to the public.

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COME TO THE RITT GYM (in the basement of the main gym)


No experience required!



RAFFLE AND DRY TOOLING (like ice climbing without ice) 7:15-7:30

FINALS 7:30-8:00


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Interested in traveling to Bali this summer? Come study the music, dance, art, and culture of Bali in Indonesia with us!

Want to learn more? Please join us on Wednesday, December 12 @ 2:30pm in Packard 8 to learn more about The Arts & Culture of Bali off-campus summer block (MU222/PA250).

Course runs June 15-July 7, 2018.

For more information, email Liz Macy ( or I Made Lasmawan (

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Imagine spending block one in Paris next year!

In AH275/HY200 Nineteenth-Century Paris: Art and Cultural History
Professors Gale Murray and Tip Ragan
Paris, France

Next year, Gale Murray (Art History) and Tip Ragan (History) will offer AH/HY200, Nineteenth-Century Paris: Art and Cultural History, which will take place block one in Paris.

Course Description: In the nineteenth century, Paris reigned supreme as the cultural capital of Europe. The cycles of revolution and the social instability resulting from industrialization served as backdrops in the city to the most important artistic and literary movements of the century, ranging from Romanticism and Realism to Impressionism, post-Impressionism, and fin-de-siècle decadence.

This course will investigate the birth of modern Paris by using the city as its laboratory. Visiting monuments such as Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tour, and Sacré Cour, as well as museums, including the Louvre, Orsay, and Marmottan, will prove central to this exciting intellectual odyssey. Students will focus on representative artists, such as Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Monet, and Toulouse-Lautrec, and read some of the most exciting literary texts by Hugo, Zola, and Huysmans in the context of exploring the City of Lights.

The course counts toward the major and minor in Art History or History. In addition, it fulfills the social inequality requirement for general education. It has no prerequisites, and knowledge of French is not necessary. The program is a lot of fun and a great opportunity for students who want a study abroad experience. We anticipate that it will fill up very quickly, so if you are interested, please contact us. We will be happy to provide you with further information and put you on our contact list.

Applications will be made available in the near future. Interviews will take place in block 5. Applications for financial aid will go live on Summit around March 1st. Financial aid for abroad classes runs out quickly, so those who apply early are most likely to get it. Students who are interested should email Gale Murray ( or Tip Ragan ( for more information.

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