Outdoor Education and the Ahlberg Gear House is hosting the “Fall Gear Sale” 2nd Friday, December 7th from 1-2:30pm in Gaylord Hall.

Come check out some super discounted gear that’s still in great shape or find a new project to repair and get some more years out of. This is also a great space to bring any gear you may be interested in selling as you are welcome to do so at the event. Be sure to take advantage of this great opportunity to buy or sell outdoor equipment within our CC Community!

A sneak peak at the types of gear for sale… backpacks, tents, skis, ski poles, telemark boots, telemark bindings, retro outdoor attire, and more!

Come prepared! We can only accept CASH or CHECK at this event.

Interested in selling? Bring your items by 12:45pm to set up and stage your gear!

Hope to see you there!

Posted by rabler@coloradocollege.edu for the November 30, 2018 digest.

On Wednesday, December 5th from 6:00-7:30pm in the Tutt Library Event Space, the Butler Center will be hosting a LGBTQIA+ Student and Faculty/Staff Dinner. The purpose of this event is to meaningfully connect and build community between LGBTQIA+ identified students and LGBTQIA+ identified faculty and staff. If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to Noble Gough at ngough@coloradocollege.edu by Monday, December 3rd at 5:00pm. Please include any dietary restrictions in your RSVP.

Posted by ngough@coloradocollege.edu for the November 30, 2018 digest.

Job Talk – History Candidate – Nana Osei-Opare – “Becoming Ghanaian: Race and National Identity in Post-Colonial Ghana, 1957-1966” – Monday, December 3 – Palmer 223 – 3:00 – 4:30pm

On March 6, 1957, the West African country Ghana became the first sub-Saharan African colony to gain its independence from Britain. However, upon independence, what did it mean to be Ghanaian? A Ghanaian national identity had never existed before. British colonialism was the only unifying feature amongst a new country that had approximately a hundred different ethnic groups, with about 250 languages and dialects spoken. Using an array of archival sources from Ghana, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, this talk will argue that transnational and domestic acts of racism against Ghanaians helped forge a Ghanaian national identity.

Posted by jpopiel@coloradocollege.edu for the November 30, 2018 digest.

Hi Sharon –

I hope you’re doing well. Thanks for the newsletter, it’s great to see what the program and the people are up to! I wanted to ask for your assistance in passing along some information to the EV Program and the rest of the undergraduate body at CC.

I graduated from Western Colorado University’s Master in Environmental Management program in 2016, having focused my research on climate change adaptation on public lands. The MEM program provides tremendous opportunities within Colorado, throughout the US, and globally, to engage with working professionals, public and private organizations, and other academics on critical environmental issues. It was a great experience and I am happy to pass along info to encourage CC students to check it out. I know I was the first of at least 2 CC students to graduate from the program (Julia Nave, 2010/Geology, being the other). While I completed the program while living in Gunnison, a distance option is available. Many funding opportunities are available. I’m currently working for the state of Massachusetts in the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. I would be happy to discuss the program with anyone interested, but I would encourage interested students to reach out directly to the Dead of the School for Environment and Sustainability and mastermind of the MEM program, Dr. John Hausdoerffer. His message re: the program is copied here:

“The Master in Environmental Management program at Western Colorado University is now accepting applications for emphases in Sustainable & Resilient Communities, Integrative & Public Land Management, and Global Sustainability. Students may complete the degree from Western’s Rocky Mountain ‘learning laboratory’ in Gunnison, CO or from any sustainability commitment in the world. Check out the program at na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.western.edu%2Fmem&data=02%7C01%7CStudentDigest%40coloradocollege.edu%7Cc62e6ed5609f45473e9e08d65612fc93%7Ccfc7b13c12964387b3085de08fd13c9… A MS in Ecology is also available (mbenoit@western.edu)”

Any thoughts on how best to disseminate this to the EV program and the rest of CC, if possible? The program appeals well to EV students, but certainly students from other disciplines as well.

Many thanks for your assistance. Cheers

John Gioia, class of 2010

Posted by sajohnson@coloradocollege.edu for the November 30, 2018 digest.

Study and travel with us in the Mt. Everest region of the Himalaya this coming summer (Block A) in EV120 Himalayan Odyssey. The course is promising to be a dynamic, positive, life-changing experience 🙂 Interested students, please identify yourself by emailing the professors: Brot Coburn (bcoburn@wyoming.com) and Miro Kummel (mkummel@coloradocollege.edu). We will send you a course syllabus and discuss with you the application process/help you apply. Please note that Miro is now in rural Costa Rica and Belize and is not available until Dec 8, so Brot is the key contact person until then.

Posted by sajohnson@coloradocollege.edu for the November 30, 2018 digest.

The Paul F. Sheffer Fund for Roman Catholic Studies has, since the 1980s, invited applications from students and faculty of all religious and cultural backgrounds to explore Catholic thought, faith, and life. Research projects in the history, literature, and ritual practice of Catholicism are eligible for funding up to $3000, and may be enhanced by support from other college sources. Internships or service with social action agencies and experiences of spiritual life in community as well as strictly academic projects are encouraged. Students are advised to build Sheffer applications in consultation with members of the committee. Proposals are due the first Monday of blocks 3, 5, and 7 at 5pm via Summit. For more information see: www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/dean/students/grants-for-research-and-academics/sheffer-fund/

Posted by lschwartz@coloradocollege.edu for the November 30, 2018 digest.

The next CC Contact Improvisation jam is happening this Saturday, December 1, in Cossitt South Studio from 11-1! Contact is a form for that welcomes everybody, and a great way to get moving, connect with people, be silly, mindful–whatever you need. Beginners are welcome, and we will have a very short guided section at the start of the jam as part of the warm up.
We strive to make an inclusive, consent-oriented space. Please come and feel welcomed. Please bring friends; share with others; we like your energy.

We’re excited to see you and connect with you through this dance form. –The CCCI Core Members.

Posted by squinn@coloradocollege.edu for the November 30, 2018 digest.

HALF BLOCK TH200 Topics in Theatre: ACTING & DIRECTING FOR THE CAMERA. My most taught half block course – a crash practical course on all aspects of acting for the camera AND directing actors for the camera
BLOCK 5 TH304/DA304 Advanced Performance: TANZTHEATER. This will be the third time Patrizia Heminjard and I have taught this class. An introduction to the unique combination of theatre & dance as pioneered by Pina Bausch. Lots of background stuff, films etc but a focus on YOU creating pieces of DanceTheatre. The only theater and dance class in the theatre and dance department!
BLOCK 8 TH330 Performance Away: LONDON. 20+ shows of every possible type (theatre, dance, circus, opera, stand-up comedy, experimental etc) plus backstage tours & museum/art gallery visits plus trips to Stratford & Brighton. Plus everything else that the world’s greatest performance capital has to offer.

Posted by amanley@coloradocollege.edu for the November 29, 2018 digest.