“Laudato Si’: How Pope Francis Enlists St. Francis of Assisi to Understand Climate Change”
A presentation by Professor J. Matthew Ashley (University of Notre Dame, Department of Theology)
The Screening Room, Cornerstone 131
TODAY!! Thursday, March 29, 2018
7:00 p.m.

Living in a distant age, Saint Francis of Assisi seems hardly an apt guide for making the difficult economic and political decisions required of us, or solving the complex scientific and technological problems that arise as we face global climate change and other environmental challenges. Yet, face them we must, for the sake of future generations. Why did Pope Francis begin and end his encyclical by pointing to the poor man of Assisi? How can the spiritual traditions he inspired help us be both more hard-headed and realistic, and also more hopeful and joyful, as we confront this growing crisis? Using the lens of Christian spirituality and of Francis of Assisi in particular, this lecture will explore Laudato Si’ and the approach it offers to our environmental challenges. Coffee will be available in the Great Hall just outside the Screening Room.

Sponsored by:
University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Lecture Series
Notre Dame Club of Colorado Springs
Colorado College Paul Frederick Sheffer Fund for Roman Catholic Studies

Please contact Mike Siddoway (msiddoway@coloradocollege.edu) if you have any questions. Here’s a link to the Campus Calendar:


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The Colorado College Student Government Association cordially invites you to apply to serve on an All College Committee. All College Committees are an excellent form of leadership experience and a low time commitment at 2-6 hours per block. All College Committees are comprised of faculty, staff, and students and they work to address specific topics on campus such as: diversity and inclusion, financial aid, and venture grant funding. A list of all the committees and their descriptions can be found here: docs.google.com/document/d/1S0FGO_sWwKk1HsiQDi7egQsvnbPihugAo1eDNN0jVXI/edit?usp=sharing. If you would like to apply please fill out this google form: goo.gl/forms/0d5NjgtA7hjacIGA3. Keep in mind that you need to be on campus for the entire year in order to serve (one block abroad is ok). If you have any questions please contact l_weissgold@coloradocollege.edu. Applications are due second Monday of Block 7.

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Holy Week is a meaningful time of reflection for many within the Christian tradition. There are a variety of resources on and off campus available to students throughout the week, including a Good Friday Reflection 12:30-1pm in Shove and worship services on Sunday. To learn more about various opportunities, please contact Kate in the Chaplains’ Office at kholbrook@coloradocollege.edu.

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CALLING ALL JUNIORS: Registration is now open for the Rising Senior Symposium, which is a two-day event immediately following Block 8 that is designed to help you on your own path to #adulting.

This event is free and includes a housing extension through 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 for students that live on campus. You’ll also walk out with professional deliverables, like: a polished resume and LinkedIn profile, an elevator pitch, and a professional headshot. Yay freebies!

Here’s what you’ll learn about:

  • Creating your personal brand
  • Taking risks in your career
  • Searching for jobs and opportunities
  • Preparing for grad school
  • Interviewing skills
  • Professionalism 101
  • Networking, and why it matters
  • Making the most of your senior year

Plus, you’ll walk out with:

  • A polished resume and LinkedIn profile
  • An elevator pitch
  • A professional headshot
  • Two extra days to move out of your dorm or apartment *

There are TWO tracks for this event: A General track that serves students interested in all industries, and a Consulting, Finance, and Business track that serves those interested in competitive business opportunities. Register for whichever one interests you the most! (PS: Rising juniors interested in attending the Consulting track event are encouraged to register, too.)

There is limited space available in the Symposium, so register on Summit Student Life soon so that you don’t miss out!

*All who register for the Symposium are expected to participate in the entirety of the event. If you do not attend any portion of two day’s events, you will lose your extended housing privileges and be charged the improper check-out fee by Residential Life.

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On Tuesday April 3rd, join Martha Wolday ’14 for a discussion on how she leveraged her liberal arts education to become a senior consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton.

Along the way, Martha served as a Young Alumni Trustee on the Colorado College Board of Trustees, and founded a college prep program for under-served, high achieving high school students – The Tens Scholars – of which she is Founder and Co-Director.

Tuesday, April 3 at 12:15pm in the Career Center, come learn how Martha’s CC education helped her to do all this and more! Remember to RSVP to the Career Center for lunch and to get a link to sign up for a 20-minute one-on-one conversation with Martha.

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It’s not just Amazon, JP Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway gearing up to transform the American healthcare system. More and more business schools are challenging MBA students to develop innovative business models that solve real problems and fill unmet needs in the current healthcare system.

Join Sam Lee – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. – on March 30th to dive into the business of healthcare. Sam will discuss the fundamental business, finance, marketing, and operational skills necessary to move towards a more effective healthcare model. He’ll also overview the skills and abilities prospective candidates need to gain a career in the business of healthcare (and beyond), and cover resume and interview preparation for these positions. There are internship opportunities available for undergraduate students at Sam’s organization, so come to learn how to apply!

Where? South Commons (formerly Slocum Commons)

When? 12:15pm on Friday, March 30th

RSVP? Yes – RSVP to the Career Center for lunch

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Peter Kim, senior Chemistry major, had an opportunity to travel to South Korea with the US Olympic team and serve as a
translator. He is going to share his experience on April 4 at noon in Olin 185 over a pizza lunch. Please email ncheney@coloradocollege.edu or sign up outside her office If you plan on attending so we make sure we have enough pizza.

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Did you study abroad and the only thing you can think about is “how do I go back?” This is a great way to find different resources and ideas about how you can live abroad, gain awesome cultural experiences, learn a language, market your experience, and make a difference! Lunch provided.

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Interested in exploring multiple majors, but not sure where to start? Need assistance in declaring a major or finding the right faculty advisor? Curious about the changes to semester registration or how to allocate your 40 points?
Stop by the Advising Hub! Our Advising and Fellowship Specialist will be holding open walk-in hours from 1-3 p.m. every day until April 6 to help answer your advising questions. Cookies and snacks will be provided – hope to see you there!

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