Theatre/Dance 8th block production of “Coriolanus, or Helter-Skelter”
Norberg Studio, Cornerstone Arts Center, Thursday, May 9th @ 7:30, Friday, May 10th @ 7:30 and Sat. May 11th at 3:00pm (matinee) No evening performance (you are welcome Llamapalooza).

A mashup of William Shakespeare and the Beatles, devised by Tom Lindblade and designed by Max Sarkowsky ’20, Gypsy Ames, & Heidi Eckwall.

“Shakespeare’s great tragedy is a meditation on failed political leadership and the senseless violence and corrosion left in its wake. The chaos of Coriolanus’ Rome is reflected in the helter-skelter fall of a dynasty and a society, showing what happens when personal ambition and grievance supplant ethical norms and moral order. A play for our times.”

Tickets available at the Worner Student Desk or at the door.
Free with CC ID, $5.00 general Public

Posted by squinn@coloradocollege.edu for the May 8, 2019 digest.

Come attend Tech Tuesday online today to find out 10 things that you should do before you leave for the summer! This online presentation contains valuable information whether you are graduating or just heading off campus for the summer.

Registration is required, but you can register as you get set to attend the event online. Register for and attend the event here today at 3:30 PM.

The PEEPs (Prevention Education and Empowerment for Peers) are now holding open office hours in the Wellness Resource Center (Worner 226).

The PEEPs are trained students educators available to help you talk through wellness-related challenges and connect you to resources.

Drop by and say Hi!

Office Hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays during Block 8 from 3-5PM.

Posted by e_oleary@coloradocollege.edu for the May 7, 2019 digest.

With graduation just around the corner, the Spring is an exciting time of year. Whether you are planning to travel outside of Colorado Springs at the end of the academic year, or have family and friends coming to join in year-end celebrations, travel has an environmental cost.

Want to help combat the environmental cost of you or your visitors’ Spring ground or air travel? The Office of Sustainability has a travel offset calculator that allows you to offset the carbon impact of any travel you do. The offsets we purchase go toward landfill gas destruction projects in Colorado, Utah, and Oklahoma, which prevent greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere and contributing to climate change.

Buying offsets is easy – simply input your start and end points and our calculator does the rest! Do your part to combat climate change by offsetting your travel here: www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/sustainability/resources/travel-offset.html?com

Posted by b_swift@coloradocollege.edu for the May 7, 2019 digest.

Open Classroom Lectures in Film and Media Studies
Tuesday, May 7, 3:30pm
Cornerstone Screening Room

DETAILS

Baran Germen, Assistant Professor, Film and Media Studies
Lecture Title: “Dünya Güzellerim: Bülent Ersoy as a TV Star and Transnationalism in Turkey”

In this talk, I examine the emergence of Bülent Ersoy, the diva of Turkish music, as a TV star since the early 2000s. Ersoy’s hypervisibility and popularity in the Turkish mediascape in the new millennium, I argue, positions the trans body as the bearer and mediator of a new political sensibility in an era marked by the turn to the right. Through a survey of her various performances and personas on national TV, especially in the reality-travel show Dünya Güzelleri (2017), I trace the incorporation of the trans body into the conservative-nationalist politics of the state under the rubric of transnationalism.

Scott Krzych, Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies
Lecture Title: “Presenting the Presidency: Privacy, Publicity, and Hysterical Animations”

This talk considers several reactionary “non-fiction” films emblematic of what I term conservative hysterical discourse. Such feature-length documentaries as ‘Dreams from My Real Father,’ ‘2016: Obama’s America,’ and ‘Agenda’ mimic the formal trappings of traditional documentaries about presidents and presidential campaigns, particularly the convention in direct cinema to move “behind the curtain,” expose the day-to-day trappings of governance and campaigns, or simply put viewers in close proximity to the presidential body. In conservative films made to attack Barack Obama, however, such an emphasis on presenting the presidential body is hyper-attentive to Obama’s private life, both his personal affiliations and his physical features, fueling a racist discourse that treats Obama as both a predictable byproduct of his familial heritage and as an endlessly malleable enigma whose real intentions cannot be trusted.

Posted by skrzych@coloradocollege.edu for the May 7, 2019 digest.

All students and faculty are invited to come experience MESO- the Mobile Earth and Space Observatory. A deployable science center bringing environmental and space science and technology to schools and public venues for informal and formal STEM education.

This has spectroscopy, solar viewing, night sky viewing, and an IR camera.

Tuesday, May 7th and Wednesday, May 8th from noon-9pm at the south and main entrance to Barnes Science Center.

We hope to see you then!

Posted by jkohler@coloradocollege.edu for the May 7, 2019 digest.

If you are leaving for summer break, Please take your bike with you. Your bike will be gone when you return!
On Friday, May 24th at 7 AM, Campus Safety will be cutting locks and removing ALL BIKES from campus bike racks. All bikes on bike racks this day will be considered abandoned property. If you use the bike racks on campus, please remove your bike the night prior and store your bike in another place such as your work space or living area for the day. If you accidentally leave your bike on the rack, you will have 30 days from May 24th to reclaim your bike before all bikes are donated and no longer in our possession. Campus Safety will not be liable for cut bike locks. Contact Campus Safety at (719) 389-6707 with any questions or concerns.
Not sure what to do with your bike for the summer? Don’t abandon it, donate it to the Bike & Ski Co-op at the Outdoor Education Center. Contact Rachael Abler rabler@coloradocollege.edu for more information).

Posted by kdoughty@coloradocollege.edu for the May 7, 2019 digest.

Theatre/Dance 8th block production of “Coriolanus, or Helter-Skelter”
Norberg Studio, Cornerstone Arts Center, Thursday, May 9th @ 7:30, Friday, May 10th @ 7:30 and Sat. May 11th at 3:00pm (matinee) No evening performance (you are welcome Llamapalooza).

A mashup of William Shakespeare and the Beatles, devised by Tom Lindblade and designed by Max Sarkowsky ’20, Gypsy Ames, & Heidi Eckwall.

“Shakespeare’s great tragedy is a meditation on failed political leadership and the senseless violence and corrosion left in its wake. The chaos of Coriolanus’ Rome is reflected in the helter-skelter fall of a dynasty and a society, showing what happens when personal ambition and grievance supplant ethical norms and moral order. A play for our times.”

Tickets available at the Worner Student Desk or at the door.
Free with CC ID, $5.00 general Public

Posted by squinn@coloradocollege.edu for the May 7, 2019 digest.