Thursday, February 1: Stand Up, Fight Back: The Fight for a Dream Act with Deyanira Aldana, the 2018 Daniel Patrick O’Connor Memorial Lecture at 7:00 p.m. in Bemis Great Hall.

Deyanira Aldana will share the story of United We Dream, the national DACA campaign and the fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people.

Posted by lruth@coloradocollege.edu for the January 30, 2018 digest.

On First Wednesday of Block 6, from 7-9pm in Cornerstone Screening Room, J Street U will be hosting speakers from Combatants for Peace. This nonprofit organization was formed by a collective of former Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants who now advocate for peace in Israel/Palestine. Two of them will be at CC to give a presentation on their experiences as fighters and activists. This is a can’t-miss opportunity for those who wish to enhance their knowledge on and understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from people who have experienced it first-hand. There will also be time for questions and a short discussion at the end.

Posted by e_boockvarklein@coloradocollege.edu for the January 30, 2018 digest.

We all have a brain and we think we know it. But, the moment we go inside, we find we are on another planet….
THE MAN WHO is a play like you’ve never experienced before – Inspired by Oliver Sacks’ extraordinary neurological study “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” that recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders.THEMAN WHO is written by Peter Brook – “our greatest living theatre director” (New York Times) …See it this FRI or SAT 7.00pm CORNERSTONE STUDIO C…A fAIL bETTER pRODUCTION for Cornerstone Arts Week directed by ANDREW MANLEY & performed by Natalia Dellavalle, Mekael Daniel, Aidan Hendrickson, Theo Merrill, Emily Gardner and Max Sarkowsky

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

Join us at the first “Cafecito” of this semester! You will practice your Spanish, get to know new people, and eat delicious food. We will see you and your friends TODAY, Monday, January 29th, in the Spanish House (next to the Career Center), at 4:30 pm.
Let’s keep on building and expanding the Spanish-speaking community of Colorado College.
¡Nos vemos!

Posted by a_parejaalfaro@coloradocollege.edu for the January 29, 2018 digest.

Greetings!

Interesting in experiencing ancient archaeology this summer? Join Excavating Israel: The Archaeology of Ancient Judaism and Christianity – Religion 200 / Classics 222 / History 200 – Summer Session A, May 25 – Jun 25.

Course Description:
This course centers on student participation in archaeological excavations at Shikhin, an ancient Jewish village in the Galilee region of Israel. Through this field experience, students will gain training in essential methods and theories of archaeology as well as insights into the history, culture, politics and economics of the region during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. With an understanding of these contexts, students will examine the related histories of early Judaism, the ministry of Jesus, and Christian origins. In addition to their experience in the field, students will learn through assigned readings, regular evening lectures, excursions to other significant historical sites in the region, and a final weekend exploring Jerusalem. The course will be especially attentive to the benefits and challenges of correlating ancient literary sources, including biblical narratives, with the archaeological record.

This course offers fantastic opportunities to:
(1) participate fully in an archaeological excavation (www.samford.edu/arts-and-sciences/excavations-at-shikhin);
(2) learn about Hellenistic and Roman history, culture, and religion, especially in relation to early Judaism and the beginnings of Christianity;
(3) tour and study a range of related ancient sites in Israel, including Roman Caesarea on the Mediterranean Sea;
(4) reside in Nazareth, in the Galilee region, and experience the local culture;
(5) visit Jerusalem and develop an understanding of its rich history and continued significance for Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

If you’d like further information, including a preliminary syllabus, or have questions, please contact Prof. Pam Reaves – pamela.reaves@coloradocollege.edu / Armstrong 121

Posted by preaves@coloradocollege.edu for the January 29, 2018 digest.

On First Wednesday of Block 6, from 7-9pm in Cornerstone Screening Room, J Street U will be hosting speakers from Combatants for Peace. This nonprofit organization was formed by a collective of former Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants who now advocate for peace in Israel/Palestine. Two of them will be at CC to give a presentation on their experiences as fighters and activists. This is a can’t-miss opportunity for those who wish to enhance their knowledge on and understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from people who have experienced it first-hand. There will also be time for questions and a short discussion at the end.

Posted by e_boockvarklein@coloradocollege.edu for the January 29, 2018 digest.

Beka Adair is a ’16 Economics alumna who has been putting her skillset to work creating positive change for Colorado Springs. Beka is always happy to connect CC students and alumni with opportunities in Colorado Springs, so this is an excellent networking opportunity!

Come to a group lunch discussion with Beka at the 12:15pm at Career Center today, and stay afterwards for a one-on-one conversation with a young alumna who chose to stay in Colorado Springs. RSVP to the Career Center for lunch!

Posted by asquires@coloradocollege.edu for the January 29, 2018 digest.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science will hold the 46th Annual Rawles Prize Competition this Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 1-4pm in Tutt Science Center. The competition consists of a 3-hour exam and is open to students of all years and majors. There are cash prizes for this contest, with winners announced at Honors Convocation.

For more information, please contact Kirsten Hogenson (khogenson@ColoradoCollege.edu) or Nguyen Nguyen (nnguyen@ColoradoCollege.edu).

Posted by khogenson@coloradocollege.edu for the January 29, 2018 digest.

ANNOUNCING THE COLORADO COLLEGE DOCUMENTARY EXPLORATION GRANTS!

A brand-new program will provide grants from $500-$10,000 to create character-driven documentary films that push students’ critical and creative boundaries. Proposed films should explore personal, social, environmental, or cultural perspectives to engage the audience and invite solutions for a healthier, more sustainable future. The program will also connect students with a network of CC alumni working in documentary film, who may serve as project mentors. All students in good academic standing at Colorado College, regardless of major and including graduating seniors, are eligible to apply. Filmmaking teams are supported and encouraged.

Please come to an information session and screening event with alumni partners/acclaimed filmmakers Travis Rummel ’01 (DamNation), Nick Rosen ’97 (First Ascent), and Aidan Haley ’09 (“Chocolate Spokes”) of Felt Soul Media and Sender Films on Thursday, February 1, 3:30 pm, Cornerstone Screening Room.

Don’t miss this phenomenal opportunity!

Posted by scapp@coloradocollege.edu for the January 29, 2018 digest.

Colorado Attorney General Candidate Mike Dougherty will be making an appearance in Gaylord Hall tomorrow (1/30) at 6:30 pm to share the goals of his campaign and answer audience Q&A.

Don’t miss this chance to learn more about one of the candidates competing to lead the criminal justice system of our state!

Posted by s_ortega@coloradocollege.edu for the January 29, 2018 digest.