Wednesday, February 27, 3:00 pm.
Tutt Library 412.
“Race, Knowledge, and Inclusion in Colonial Latin America and the Caribbean: In the Bicentenary of the Death of Manuel del Socorro Rodríguez (1758-1819).”

This is a one-day conference on the circulation of knowledge in the Americas, between the 17th and 19th centuries, in relation to issues on racialization and social inclusion, and about how these historical implications of race discrimination inform present strategies of racial and social inclusion in higher education in Brazil and the United States. Speakers include Nick Jones (Bucknell University), Ruth Hill (Vanderbilt University), and Kevin Sedeño-Guillén (Colorado College). Sponsored by Colorado College Office of the Dean, Spanish and Portuguese Department and Latin American Studies Program. Live stream and post-conference videos available at…

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Applications for the Human Biology and Kinesiology Paraprofessional position are now open. Please see the HBK website “Resources for Students” for the application. Applications are due to Kristi Erdal (HBK Chair) by Wednesday, March 6, with interviews to quickly follow.

Please contact Erica Salhus, current HBK Paraprofessional, with any questions about the position.

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Answers for Thursday, 2/21:
1. What are at least 6 different areas of support in The Butler Center?
Answer: Mentoring, First-Gen, identity development, student development, leadership development, holistic advising, all teaching and learning experiences, professional development

2. Where is The Butler Center located?
Answer: 2nd Floor of Worner Campus Center

3. Who is the confidential resource in the Butler Center and what is their title?
Answer: Noble Gough; Gender & Identity Development Specialist

4. To request a teaching and learning experience facilitated by The Butler Center staff, one should:
Answer: Submit a workshop request form on The Butler Center website

5. What are the days and times The Butler Center staff has open office hours?
Answer: 5pm-7pm on Tuesdays-Thursdays (except 4th Week and Half Block)

Answers for Monday, 2/25:
1. What two paid student employment opportunities are there in The Butler Center?
Answer: Internship & Program Assistantship

2. What is the mission of The Butler Center?
Answer: To lead Colorado College’s efforts in co-creating a learning community that is inclusive and just.

3. Name 6 student organizations affiliated with the Butler Center.
Answer: BSU, SOMOS, MOSAIC, Conversations on Whiteness, GlobeMed, EQUAL, FEMCO, MAPS, NASU, QCC, QSN, SASA

4. Name 3 of the programming and initiatives in The Butler Center.
Answer: Break the Block, #BeyondCC: Senior Transition Series, First Generation Collegiate Program, #imstaying, Heads of State (Sustained Leadership Roundtable), International Student Initiatives, The Enclave Living Learning Community, Men’s Leadership Initiative, Mind, Body, and Soul, S.A.I.L. (Sophomore Advanced Initiative for Leadership) Mentoring Program

5. Name the 2 annual all-campus events that The Butler Center hosts.
Answer: The Butler Center’s Annual Awards Banquet and the Student, Faculty & Staff Mixer

Answers for Tuesday, 2/26:
1. What is the name and title of the person that leads the Butler Center’s signature First Generation Collegiate program?
Answer: Ms. Pearl Leonard-Rock, Associate Director of the Butler Center

2. Name The Butler Center’s 5 pillars.
Answer: Diversity, Inclusion, Intercultural Exchange, Equity, and Empowerment

3. Which students can connect with Butler Center staff?
Answer: Every Student

4. Who is the Director of The Butler Center?
Answer: Dr. Paul Buckley

5. Where can you find out about upcoming Butler Center events?
Answer: The Butler Center’s Blockly Newsletter; The Butler Center’s Bi-Weekly Announcements Email, the Digests, Facebook (Like us: The Butler Center), Instagram (follow us: TheButlerCenterGram), posters around campus

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We all know that college life can be very stressful. Would you like to learn about managing stress on the block plan? Please join Sara Rotunno, Assistant Director of Accessibility Resources, and Heather Horton, Director of the Wellness Resource Center, for lunch and conversation about managing stress: Thurs., Feb. 28, 12:15-1:00, Armstrong 210. Limited to the first ten students who RSVP to We hope you’ll join us!

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The Program in Asian Studies is pleased to announce the Spring 2018-19 competition for the Gaylord Prize for
student research.
The purpose of this prize is to encourage and support independent work by students interested in Asian Studies.
Prizes will be awarded for projects proposed by both individuals and small groups. Students are encouraged to
consider group projects in which they can learn and motivate each other. Independent work will be broadly
interpreted to include both independent research and other projects that enhance understanding of the Asian region.
The minimum awards will be in the amount of $300. This base award is intended as a prize to encourage
independent research in the United States and no lengthy justification for its use is required. If foreign travel is an
integral part of the research proposal, students must apply to at least one additional funding source, such as the
Venture Grant Committee, and include a budget in their proposal. If that effort is unsuccessful or if funds for travel
are still inadequate, the Prize Committee will consider travel grants of up to $600. In no case will awards exceed
$1,000 per proposal.
Proposals must be submitted by e-mail to the Asian Studies department secretary (Linda Inzer is in the ID
House, by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11th (the last Monday of block 6).
Students will be notified of the committee’s decision by e-mail by about Monday, April 8th. The committee will
make awards on the basis of the merits of the proposal, the contribution of the proposal to the student’s (s’) education
and indication of the individual or group’s ability to complete an independent project. Funding is available for
several projects to receive awards for this round of competition. Note: Venture Grant proposals are due by 5pm the
first Wednesday of the block on Summit, and students will be notified of Venture funding decisions through Summit
during the first week of the following block.
Students may receive academic credit for this work with the consent of their academic sponsor if they are registered
in an approved course. Academic credit, however, is not necessarily associated with a project.
If the student is on a study abroad program, the research must be carried out when classes are not in session (e.g.,
before or after a course takes place or during a long break in the semester).
To apply for a research prize you must submit a proposal to The Asian Studies program. Each proposal must include
at least the following sections:
1. Title of the project.
2. Name(s) and class(es) of applicant(s).
3. Specific aims of the proposed project.
4. Reason for pursuing this work including its contribution to
your education at the college.
5. How the work will be done (procedures, research methods,
activities, etc.
6 A description of the output; i.e., a paper, a report, a journal,
7. Your preparation for this independent work, including
courses, work experience, extra curricular experience that
will enable you to complete the project.
8. Available resources, including library resources, faculty
resources, computers, other (enclose a bibliography).
9. Resume(s) must be attached.
10. Transcript(s).
11. Other funding applications for this project. If funding of
foreign travel is requested, please enclose a budget. Please
note that preference will be given to proposals from
students with language experience relevant to their intended
12. A timetable detailing when each stage of the project as well
as the entire project is to be completed.
13. A letter of support from faculty sponsor (must be a faculty
member of the Asian Studies Program).
Proposals should be short- from two to three typed, single-spaced pages (excluding
resumes and transcripts).
Each proposal must be sponsored by a faculty member of the Asian Studies Program.
You are encouraged to discuss your proposal with an appropriate faculty member and to
seek guidance while you are doing the work. A written statement of support from a
faculty member must be included with your proposal.
First, second, and third-year recipients will have one year to complete their work. Seniors must complete their work
before graduation. Upon completion of the project, each individual or group is required to submit a brief written
project completion report to the Prize Committee. In addition all award winners will be required to make a
presentation of their work to a student/faculty group. Students are highly encouraged to disseminate their work
through other means such as an article in the Lotus or Catalyst.
All applicants must have taken at least two courses in Asian Area Studies. The second unit may be completed
between the granting of the award and presentation of Gaylord-funded research to the campus community. Gaylordfunded
research may not be undertaken while the student is enrolled in a C.C. course or study abroad program.
However, many students choose to conduct Gaylord-funded research immediately after such a course or program
Students who have received a Gaylord Prize may apply again in subsequent years. However, such projects will be
only be considered if funding remains after awarding viable first-time applications. They will thus receive lower
priority than first-time applications.
QUESTIONS: Please contact Professor Tamara Bentley ( with any questions you
have about the award program.

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All are invited to nominate faculty, staff, students, alumni, and student organizations for The Butler Center and Heads of State Awards for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion! Nominate using this form:…

The Awards Committees will select award recipients based on your explanations of how the individual/group fit the criteria, so review the award criteria and write specific descriptions of how your nominee meets those criteria. Questions? Email:
If written nominations do not address specific criteria, they will not be considered. Self-nominations are welcome! The Butler Center staff members are exempt from receiving these awards.

**All nominations are due on Thursday, March 7 at 11:59 p.m.**

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The Music Department is pleased to announce that “In the Footsteps of Bach,” taught in Germany, will be offered again in Block 4, 2019. After a week of coursework in Lüneburg (a northern German city where Bach spent two years as a choirboy), the class will travel to 5 cities and towns where Bach lived and worked. In each place we will study the music that he wrote at the time. We will attend many concerts concluding with a grand performance of the Christmas Oratorio in St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, the same church where it was performed for the first time in 1734.

Please contact Michael Grace (710 440-3151 or or Ofer Ben-Amots ( for more information or to express interest in joining this stimulating and music-filled course.

And please note that applications for financial aid will go live on Summit on March 1st. Financial aid for abroad classes runs out quickly, so those who apply early are most likely to get it. If a student is eligible, all the course expenses – room, board and transportation, may be covered by financial aid. Contact Michael Grace (719 440-3151 or by email) for more information.

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