What Would a Great CC Classroom for All look like? The Crown Faculty Center, The Butler Center, and the NEH Professorship invite interested students to apply to a Spring 2018 Teaching & Learning Circle: “Good to Great in the CC Classroom.” Inspiration for this Circle comes from The Butler Center’s Good to Great programs, collaborative learning communities elsewhere, and feedback that faculty and students would like support to move from awareness of classroom issues to actively addressing these classroom issues.

We propose that a group of faculty, staff, and students study this question over the spring of 2018, determining whether and how to move forward, and if in agreement, establishing the curriculum for the inaugural “Good to Great in the CC Classroom” program to deeply explore the classroom teaching environment, on the Block Plan.

To that end, we seek about 16 faculty, staff, and students to commit to this Teaching & Learning Circle. Participants would agree to attend all (or most) of the following events: MLK Jr Day programming on January 15, 2018; extended discussion and goal-setting, January 16, 2018; blockly working group of ~2 hours each block, at time set by participants; the Early Summer Faculty Retreat (May 23-25, 2018).

If you would like to participate in this Teaching & Learning Circle, please complete a short application here: tiny.cc/GtGCCC

Posted by jmurphy@coloradocollege.edu for the December 2, 2017 digest.

Multicultural Winter Market: Foods, drinks, handcrafts from all over the world – We need you to make this event extraordinary! Interested in sharing your culture with other internationals and Americans? —> Send the name of your country to Lidiia Pletneva (Russian CPC) : Lidiia.Pletneva@ColoradoCollege.edu TODAY! Multicultural Winter Market will take place in Cornerstone on Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 4.00pm to 5.30pm.

Posted by l_pletneva@coloradocollege.edu for the December 2, 2017 digest.

Do you ever feel that perfectionism gets in the way of completing work for your classes? In writing that paper? In preparing for a presentation? Want to talk about it? Please join Sara Rotunno, Assistant Director of Accessibility Resources, and Heather Horton, Director of the Wellness Resource Center, for lunch and conversation about managing perfectionism and procrastination: Thurs., Dec. 7, 12:15 – 1:00, Armstrong 210. Limited to the first ten students who RSVP to sara.rotunno@coloradocollege.edu. We hope you’ll join us!

Posted by srotunno@coloradocollege.edu for the December 1, 2017 digest.


The Art Department has made important revisions to the Art Major. In addition to the existing Art History and Studio Art tracks, there are two new options, Architecture and Integrative Design and Museum Studies. Students interested in learning more about these the new tracks, and the art major in general, are invited to an information session on Thursday, December 7, at 3:30 in Room 21 (downstairs) in Packard Hall. Please share this announcement with anyone who might be interested. Questions: email Ruth Kolarik rkolarik@coloradocollege
or Scott Johnson scjohnson@coloradocollege

Posted by cwu@coloradocollege.edu for the December 1, 2017 digest.

Starting this week, Innovation at CC makerspace use extends into the night from 9am – 7pm!

If you haven’t been trained on the laser cutter yet, there are still many hand tools you can use as well as a meditation room and co-working space. Drop by 232 E Cache La Poudre, former dentist’s office, to check it out.

If you would like to be trained to use our Epilog Zing 40 watt laser cutter, we have our second training workshop TODAY, Friday, Dec 1, at 3pm!
To RSVP for this training, email Suzie at smcmurtry@coloradocollege.edu with your ID number.

Posted by smcmurtry@coloradocollege.edu for the December 1, 2017 digest.

The Career Center is hosting a fun, informal speed networking session for first year students to learn how to talk about themselves! Join us in Bemis Lounge on December 6th, 5:30-7pm, for this opportunity to talk with CC alumni in a warm and encouraging environment. Delicious, free food for all who attend. RSVP to the Career Center. (Nervous? Come to our prep session on December 5th at 4:00pm to learn tips and tricks!)

Posted by asquires@coloradocollege.edu for the December 1, 2017 digest.

Planning Your Off-Campus Study Workshop – Friday at 12:15pm

Tutt Library 238

Are you hoping to study for a semester or year off-campus, but you’re not really sure how to pick a program and where to start? All students are invited to this lunchtime workshop with Heather Powell Browne that will help you get started on defining your academic goals, available program options, timing, financing your study abroad, credit transfer, and other important considerations for your global educational adventure! Pizza will be provided.

Posted by hpb@coloradocollege.edu for the December 1, 2017 digest.

Want to CHANGE the WORLD??? Win $500?

The Quad Innovation Partnership and the
Colorado Institute for Social Impact are proud to bring you the first ever Impact-A-Thon: Executing Social Impact. Hear from area leaders about the value of storytelling in generating
support for new initiatives (or building social businesses)
. Spend an hour with 10 social enterprise founders
. Learn what they do and how they do it, and then
. Practice securing buy in and generating support
from a room of community leaders
. WIN $500

Saturday, December 2, 2017 . 1:00-4:00pm
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
825 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free to Attend . Register Now: bit.ly/ImpactCOS

Posted by chines@coloradocollege.edu for the December 1, 2017 digest.