ANNOUNCING THE COLORADO COLLEGE DOCUMENTARY EXPLORATION GRANTS

A brand-new program will provide grants from $500-$10,000 to create character-driven documentary films that push students’ critical and creative boundaries. Proposed films should explore personal, social, environmental, or cultural perspectives to engage the audience and invite solutions for a more sustainable future. The program will also connect students with a network of CC alumni working in documentary film, who may serve as project mentors. All students in good academic standing at Colorado College, regardless of major and including graduating seniors, are eligible to apply. Filmmaking teams are supported and encouraged.

Please come to an information session and screening event with alumni partners/acclaimed filmmakers Travis Rummel ’01 (DamNation), Nick Rosen ’97 (First Ascent), and Aidan Haley ’09 (“Chocolate Spokes”) of Felt Soul Media and Sender Films on Thursday, February 1, 3:30 pm, Cornerstone Screening Room.

Don’t miss this phenomenal opportunity!

Posted by scapp@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2018 digest.

“Leonard Bernstein at 100” is a Colorado College Music Symposium taking place the first week of block 6 (February 22-24).

An on-campus interview with Jamie Bernstein, presentations by nationally-recognized music scholars, and a concert of seldom-heard Bernstein works are all part of the proceedings.

Registration is required, but free for all those with a CC Gold Card. Just use the discount code “LBCC2018” at checkout when completing the online registration.

More information available at www.coloradocollege.edu/bernstein

As one of the most celebrated figures of the twentieth century, Bernstein left his musical mark on the seemingly separate realms of the concert hall, musical theatre, television and film, as well as criticism. In the spirit of Bernstein’s own educational mission, this public musicology conference aims to share academically oriented insights on this popular figure and his output in an accessible and approachable manner.

Posted by aschumacher@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2018 digest.

NARRATIVE CULTURE Block 6/AN308

What is narrative and why does it matter? How do narrative practices connect to social issues like inequality, gender, social change, and identity? This course will investigate how we, as cultural beings, use narratives and storytelling to create meaning and to shape our understandings of the world-in realms as diverse as socialization and science, politics and place, health care and the constitution of the self. We will investigate the variety of ways that stories achieve their social and aesthetic effects, drawing on sociolinguistics, anthropology, ethnopoetics, literary theory, and cultural theory. Students will collect, transcribe, and analyze oral narratives in an extended project. COI or any previous cultural or linguistic anthropology course.

Dr. Calla Jacobson’s interest in narrative came out of her attachment to the stories she encountered in the Himalayas, where she lived, worked, and researched for more than half a dozen years. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin where she studied cultural and linguistic anthropology and folklore. A Colorado native, she first taught at Colorado College in 2000.

Posted by sridings@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2018 digest.

Interested in skiing at Copper Mountain? Outdoor Education is selling Day Pass Lift Tickets! Each ticket purchased is good for any one day of skiing at Copper Mountain during the 2017-2018 ski season! Purchase your tickets on SUMMIT. Tickets are only $60 – while supplies last! (Adult Full Day is $138 if purchased at the mountain – Buy from Outdoor Education and Save!!)

Purchase tickets on SUMMIT:
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Posted by rabler@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2018 digest.

PIFP interviews are just around the corner. If you’ve submitted your application and now want to spend time preparing for the first round of interviews, this is the session for you!

Join the Career Center staff for drop-in sessions on February 5, 4:00 – 5:30 & February 6, 12:00 – 1:30pm in the Career Center. These sessions will help you to gain an understanding of the PIFP interview process and how you can stand out in all the right ways.

Posted by asquires@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2018 digest.

When you think of climate leaders, the commercial aircraft industry probably isn’t the first entity to come to mind. Ellie Wood ’10 is working to change that. Ellie is Regional Director of Environmental for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and will provide you with insights into how Boeing is working today to create a carbon neutral future for airlines. This event is part of the 2017-2018 Stratton Series. Faculty, students, and staff are all welcome!

Join Ellie TODAY at 12:15pm in Gaylord Hall for a lunch discussion. Remember to RSVP to the Career Center for lunch!

Posted by asquires@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2018 digest.

We all have a brain and we think we know it. But, the moment we go inside, we find we are on another planet….Inspired by ‘romantic neurologist’ Oliver Sacks’ best-seller neurological book “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat”….THE MAN WHO explores case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders.THE MAN WHO is written by Peter Brook-“our greatest living theatre director” (New York Times) …See it this FRI or SAT 7.00pm CORNERSTONE STUDIO C….FREE…….a fAIL bETTER pRODUCTION for Cornerstone Arts Week directed by ANDREW MANLEY & performed by Natalia Dellavalle, Mekael Daniel, Aidan Hendrickson, Theo Merrill, Emily Gardner and Max Sarkowsky

Posted by amanley@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2018 digest.

On First Wednesday of Block 6, from 7-9pm in Cornerstone Screening Room, J Street U will be hosting speakers from Combatants for Peace. This nonprofit organization was formed by a collective of former Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants who now advocate for peace in Israel/Palestine. Two of them will be at CC to give a presentation on their experiences as fighters and activists. This is a can’t-miss opportunity for those who wish to enhance their knowledge on and understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from people who have experienced it first-hand. There will also be time for questions and a short discussion at the end.

Posted by e_boockvarklein@coloradocollege.edu for the February 1, 2018 digest.