Gold and Guns: Colorado and the Civil War West – Pettit Lecture
Megan Kate Nelson – writer and historian

Cornerstone 131 (Screening Room) Tuesday, October 2 – 6:00pm

When most people think of Civil War battlefields, they do not think of high mountain passes, desert rivers, and deep red rock canyons. But they should. Between 1861 and 1865, the Union Army fought a series of battles against three different enemies in New Mexico and Arizona: Confederates, Apaches, and Navajos. In the end, they won most of these battles and saved the West for the Union. They were able to do this for a variety of reasons: the willingness of Colorado gold miners and Hispano New Mexicans to volunteer for the war effort; the Union Army’s use of hard-war tactics against all of their opponents; and the Lincoln Administration’s vision of a free-labor future, which required both African-American emancipation and Native American incarceration. In her talk, Nelson will tell these little-known stories of the Civil War, and explain the significance of the West in the fight for America’s future.

Posted by jpopiel@coloradocollege.edu for the September 28, 2018 digest.

(***special first performance Tonight***) LUNGS, an award winning play seen all over the world, is about a young couple worrying about the effect on the planet of having a baby – with a subject like this Andrew Manley has directed & designed a show that has minimal impact on the planet – NO electricity, NO set, costumes & props from thrift stores…a CC FIRST! (but hopefully not the last)~~~~LUNGS by Duncan Macmillan is a fAIL bETTER pRODUCTION for Family & Friends Weekend and performed by students Emily Gardner and Theo Merrill~~~~~See it TONIGHT or FRI or SAT in TAYLOR THEATRE – and its FREE!~~~~~
“This distinctive, off-kilter love story is brutally honest, funny, edgy and current. It gives voice to a generation for whom uncertainty is a way of life…beautiful and startling”- New York Times

Posted by amanley@coloradocollege.edu for the September 27, 2018 digest.

THE Acting class at CC! TH105 is challenging AND fun – whether you’ve acted before or not this is the class for discovering so much about performance – exercises, games, observing people, monologues, scenes – you name it this class does it – a real eye-opener – TRY IT!
(and you get the unique chance of a very British approach to acting – no dogma or theories – learn by doing, trying, failing and, of course, succeeding!)

Posted by amanley@coloradocollege.edu for the September 27, 2018 digest.

Need to take a breather after a busy week? We know the spot for you! Board Game Club happens every Friday evening in upstairs Worner. Stop by tomorrow if you want to play a game or two! We’ll be there beginning at 7:45pm. Feel free to email e_merenstein@coloradocollege.edu with any questions. Looking forward to playing some games with you!

Posted by e_merenstein@coloradocollege.edu for the September 27, 2018 digest.

Come discuss your thoughts, feelings, and reactions to any of the events in the BlacKkKlansman Series, including the film screening, Ron Stallworth’s visit, and/or Kevin Willmott’s talk. There will be pizza! Friday, September 28 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Butler Center, 2nd floor of Worner Campus Center. Facebook event: na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fevents%2F1137565389725682%2F&data=02%7C01%7CStudentDigest%40coloradocollege.edu%7Cb4aa86ca2f7f4609872608d624211a6e%7Ccfc7…

Posted by ahill@coloradocollege.edu for the September 27, 2018 digest.

Are you interested in volunteering? Do you like getting out in the community? Do you enjoy getting up early on weekend mornings? Do you want pizza? Have you heard about BreakOut and want to hear more? (Are you in BreakOut and want lunch?)

Come to BreakOut’s information session TODAY at 12:15pm on the Worner Quad, next to the tiger! We’ll be discussing how to get involved, upcoming trips, and other club logistics!

Posted by m_ng@coloradocollege.edu for the September 27, 2018 digest.

The S.A.I.L. (Sophomore Advanced Initiative for Leadership) Mentoring Program invites ALL sophomores to join us in our blockly community gathering on Thursday, September, 27th from 4-5 p.m. in Loomis Lounge. Spend an hour connecting with other sophomores, learning about S.A.I.L and celebrating your sophomore year at Colorado College. Food will be provided.

Posted by ldelman@coloradocollege.edu for the September 27, 2018 digest.

In Block A, summer 2019, we are planning to bring a group of 15 students on a course to the Mt. Everest region of Nepal to study the intersection of landscape, culture, and biological conservation in the age of global change ( climate change as well as geopolitical and cultural change). You are invited to an information session this coming Friday September 28 at 4:30pm in Tutt Science Building, room 126. Parents (visiting for parents weekend) are welcomed to attend as well.

Posted by mkummel@coloradocollege.edu for the September 27, 2018 digest.

As part of the “Assistant Vice President Invites” series, LGBTQIA+ members and allies are invited to the Pride Luncheon on Thursday, October 4th from 12:15 to 1:30pm in Gaylord Hall, Lloyd E. Worner Campus Center. This year’s luncheon will feature Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, author of Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice, Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home (short-listed for the Lambda and Publishing Triangle Awards), Bodymap, Love Cake (Lambda Literary Award winner) and co-editor of The Revolution Starts At Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities. She is a lead artist with Sins Invalid.
This is an all campus event and attendees are asked to RSVP by clicking the following link: na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcoloradocollege.ungerboeck.com%2Fprod%2Femc00%2Fregister.aspx%3FOrgCode%3D10%26EvtID%3D31048%26AppCode%3DREG%26CC%3D118091803651&data=02%7C0.
*Please note that this is a scent-free event. Please do not wear any scented products (i.e. cologne, perfume, etc.)

Posted by ngough@coloradocollege.edu for the September 27, 2018 digest.