Need to take a breather after a busy week? We know the spot for you! Board Game Club happens informally every Friday evening in upstairs Worner. Stop by tonight if you want to play a game or two – no weekly commitment necessary! We’ll be there beginning at 7:45pm. Feel free to email with any questions. Looking forward to playing some games with you!

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“Contractions” – Friday 2/1 and Saturday 2/2 at 7:30pm in Taylor Theater

Don’t miss Theatre Workshop’s first show of the Spring season!

How far would you go to keep your job? An employee finds her sex life is a matter for the HR department in this short and sleek dark comedy. Contractions by Mike Bartlett has been called “Black Mirror Live” and a “comical and plausible tale of workplace fear.”

Starring Jessie Berger and Jolie Curran, directed by Emily Gardner.

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FINAL CHANCE to sign up for Relations auditions!

If you’ve been considering it at all; it’s scary, it’s “I’d better not,” it’s “I’ve never acted/someone else would do better,” but it’s also 20 minutes of bravery and silliness and low stakes and no regrets, doing something you’re scared of. Honestly the audition alone gave me a lot more than I could’ve known was coming, so sit yourself down and give it a think!

Email,, or to sign up BY FRIDAY NIGHT!

Relations is a play about identity, race, sex, gender, relationships, hookup culture, and more – written using anonymous stories, poems, and monologues submitted to us by the student body.

You can submit here:
and fill out our anonymous survey at:

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The Butler Center’s teaching and learning experience, Self and Community Care, has been changed from 3rd Monday, February 4th at 3pm-4pm to 2nd Tuesday, February 26th at 3pm-4pm (Block 6 Week 2). Please look out for future advertising in our newsletter and biweekly announcements. If you have any questions, please email

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As the nation grapples with effects from the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, sparked over a funding dispute for a wall Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S.-Mexico border, journalist Alice Driver, who covers migration, human rights and gender equality, will speak at Colorado College about her on-the-ground reporting from inside the migrant caravan and her coverage of the border for publications like National Geographic, TIME, Longreads and REVEAL.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.

Where: Gaylord Hall

Who: Alice Driver, a bilingual journalist, video producer and translator based in Mexico City whose work focuses on migration, human rights and gender equality. She recently embedded with the migrant caravan for TIME, and reported on the border for National Geographic. She spent 18 months covering migration in Central America, and worked on a two-year project for REVEAL and Longreads called “The Road to Asylum.” She is currently producing a radio story on transgender migrants at the Center for Investigative Reporting.

What: At 7 p.m on Feb. 5 in Gaylord Hall, Driver will give a talk about her work, titled “On the Road with the Migrant Caravan,” and take questions about migration, human rights, and gender equality issues.

Event is free and requires no tickets.

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All faculty, staff and students are invited to the following job talk for the faculty position in Global Cinema (Film and Media Studies):

Baran Germen (Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of Oregon)

3:30pm, Wednesday, February 6

Cornerstone Screening Room

Talk Title: “Vurun Kahpeye (1949) and Turkish Film History: Cinema and the Infrastructures of Secularism”

Adapted from a popular novel, the release of Vurun Kahpeye [Strike the Slut] (1949) was a momentous event in Turkish film history, for not only was it a phenomenal hit but it also sparked wide-ranging debates about the secular basis of cinema and its infrastructures in Turkey and the kinds of populations that cinema as both aesthetic object and industrial formation injured and excluded. I will revisit here the 1949 film’s reception and the debates it provoked in order to propose that Vurun Kahpeye (and its multiple remakes) alerts us to the critical role cinema played in mediating the project of secularism, strikingly without state ownership and sponsorship. Through a media survey of the Vurun Kahpeye’s social life, this talk locates 1949 as marking the moment of cinema’s formation as a modern mass medium that assembles a secular infrastructure and public. I demonstrate that the history around the film plays out its narrative of national genesis in which the religiously marked body is deemed improper, unworthy, and obsolete with respect to the nation-state.

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Interested 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 24 – Jun 24 *** 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 (…); (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 diverse local culture; (5) visit Jerusalem and develop an understanding of its rich history and continued significance for Jews, Christians, and Muslims. *** For the dig, we meet up and spend most of our time with the fuller excavation crew, which includes faculty, adult volunteers, and students from other colleges/universities. Many CC students who took the course in 2017 found that getting to know students from other universities was a unique opportunity that was especially rewarding. *** Visit CC’s Department of Religion Facebook page for photos from the 2017 experience:…
*** If interested, please contact Prof. Pam Reaves ( and register prior to Wednesday, 2/13 (end of Block 5).

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Pre-Health Study Abroad with IFSA!

**TODAY** Friday, Feb 1 – Olin Fishbowl @ 12:15pm – Pizza provided!

Come learn about how pre-health & science students can spend a semester abroad, directly enrolled at a host university through IFSA. Your credits come back on a U.S. transcript, which can be important for med schools, and a wide variety of STEM courses are available in English, as well as research opportunities! Christina Andrick from IFSA will be visiting campus for this session and can answer all your questions about how to make study abroad work for you, and how study abroad can set you apart in your journey towards a career in the health professions.

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During the month of February treat yourself to a great meal and earn a free dessert! Check in or tag us on Facebook @diningatfac or Instagram #eatatfac and enjoy a complimentary dessert on your next visit. We are open for lunch Thursday through Saturday from 11am-2pm and for pre-theatre dining which includes dinner service Wednesday through Saturday and Sunday brunch. Call 719-634-5583 for reservations. Hope to see you soon!

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