The Tiger Speedskating Team and the Honnen Ice Arena are offering a “Try Speed Skating” class on the first two Tuesday evenings of block 8. April 23rd, 8:30-9:30pm and 9:30-10:30pm, and also on April 30th at 8:30 and 9:30pm.

Beginners are welcome to come! If you have never been on ice skates before, you’ll learn balance and pressure techniques to skate fast on the ice. If you are an experienced skater, you’ll learn some new techniques to skate faster.

Whether you just want to try speed skating for the experience or perhaps join the collegiate speed skating team, we have designed this program so all students can have the opportunity to give speed skating a try. You may not lean into the corners like Apolo Ohno, but those who would like will be able to try their first “race” on ice skates. We have safety padding to protect those who do fall and about 15 speed skates in sizes from 35 to 44 (Euro). Be sure to book your slot early to be sure we have your size speed skate.

To signup, either stop by the Honnen Ice Arena and add your name to the “Try Speed Skate” list or contact coach Glen at

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We’re seeking dedicated/detail-oriented students to join our student staff for Summer Session and the upcoming academic year. Experience in music is preferred, though not required; the successful applicant is responsible for serving our visitors (both within the CC community and the larger El Paso county public); maintaining our materials, and partaking in specific projects that enhance our services and collections.

The typical student works 10 hours per week during the academic year; summer staff may work more hours, depending upon students’ schedules. We are committed to hiring students with work study awards whenever possible; this is not such concern during Summer Session.

Interested? Come by and talk to us in our temporary space, Room 20, in Packard Hall. Or email We’re also available by phone: 719 389-6560. Applications are available in Room 20.

We will be interviewing in Block 8. Appointments may be scheduled soon.

Daryll Stevens
Music Librarian, Clarinet Instructor
Seay Library
Colorado College
14 E. Cache La Poudre
Colorado Springs
719 389-6126

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As students of Colorado College, your voice matters to Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) as they develop a new Energy Vision for the city.

Please fill out this SHORT survey to voice your thoughts and help shape our energy future. This survey will affect the direction that CSU goes in the future. It’s change making time!…

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Claudia Goldin Lecture: A Long Road: The Quest for Career and Family
Richard F. Celeste Theatre
Thursday, May, 02, 2019
5:00 pm – 06:15 pm
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.
Free to the Public: No ticket necessary
Departments: Economics/Business
Type: Lecture
Sponsored by: H. Chase Stone Memorial Fund
A Long Road: The Quest for Career and Family
Click here for bio of Claudia Goldin
“In 1963, Betty Friedan wrote about college-educated women who were frustrated as stay-at-home moms, noting that their problem “has no name.” Today, a half-century later, female college graduates are largely on career tracks, but their earnings and promotions-relative to those of the men they graduated with-make them look like they’ve been sideswiped. According to many, their problem goes by many names and has various solutions. We should coach women to be more competitive and train them to negotiate better. We need to expose managers’ implicit bias. The government should impose gender-parity mandates on corporate boards and enforce an equal-pay-for-equal-work doctrine.

Although the public and private discourse has brought important issues and concerns to light, we’re all guilty of forgetting that the problem is enormous in scale and that it has a history. A single company slapped on the wrist, one more woman who makes it to the board room, a few progressive tech leaders who go on paternity leave-such solutions are the economic equivalent of tossing a band-aid to someone with cancer. They haven’t worked to erase the differences in the gender pay gap. They will never provide a complete solution to the twin problems of gender inequality and couple inequity because they treat the symptoms and not the disease. We must unlearn our many names for the problem and travel the long road to see it for what it is.”

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Harold D. and Rhoda N. Roberts Memorial Lecture and Symposium in the Natural Sciences
Richard F. Celeste Theatre
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.
Tuesday, April, 30, 2019
7:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Book signing and reception to follow
David Montgomery lecture: “Soil and the Fate of Civilizations: New Motivation to bring Our Soils Back to Life”

“Beyond Climate Change: The Earth in the Anthropocene”
Anthropocene — the current geologic epoch in which human activity has come to dominate the earth’s geological, ecological, and climate systems
Keynote Lecture “Soil and the Fate of Civilizations: New Motivation to bring Our Soils Back to Life”
A MacArthur fellow, University of Washington professor, and award-winning author David Montgomery will present the 2019 Harold D. and Rhoda N. Memorial Lecture in the Natural Sciences. Montgomery’s presentation will examine how ancient civilizations of the world were undermined by soil erosion, and introduce the “Brown Revolution” in soil restoration as a beacon of hope for world societies today.
The Lecture is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and will be followed by a reception and book signing by Dr. Montgomery in Cornerstone Main from 8:30-9:30 p.m.
A Panel Discussion will be on May 1, continuing the Roberts Lecture Symposium, in Celeste Theatre entitled “Beyond Climate Change: The Earth in the Anthropocene” from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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The Chaplains’ Office is seeking new SPIRAL Fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year to work and participate in the life of the Office. Students engaged with spiritual life, their own spiritual practices, and/or are interested in committing to engaging the wider CC community in interfaith engagement and spiritual exploration & practices are encouraged to apply. For more information about the positions, contact Applications are DUE on Wednesday, April 24 the first Wednesday of Block 8.

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April 30 & May 1 -the Harold and Rhoda Roberts Memorial Symposium in the Natural Sciences

To the CC Community:
We write to invite your full participation in a special event next week, which is germane to human existance and possibly to your courses! This year’s Roberts Symposium will engage four distinguished scientists in exploration of the theme “Beyond Climate Change – Earth in the Anthropocene,” from a variety of scientific standpoints spanning ecosystems, ocean, soils, rock and ice .

The Anthropocene is the name proposed for the current geologic time period in which human activity has become a dominant influence upon Earth’s geological, ecological, and climate systems.

On Tuesday, April 30, Professor David Montgomery, of the Department of Earth and Spaces Sciences at the University of Washington, an acclaimed author, and MacArthur Awardee (and noted rock guitarist) will deliver a Keynote Lecture entitled “Soil and the Fate of Civilizations: Our Actions can bring Our Soils Back to Life.” The lecture at 7:30 p.m. on April 30 will be followed by a reception and book signing.

The next evening, May 1, a panel and open discussion will engage Dr. Dawn Wright, oceanographer and chief scientist at ESRI, Dr. Michele Koppes, Canada Research Chair in Landscapes of Climate Change at the University of British Columbia, and Dr. Alan Townsend, CC Provost. Presentations from these experts, and dialog with audience members, will focus upon “What we know, how we know it, and what future challenges we face as scientists and citizens.” The panel event on May 1 is scheduled from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

The location for both events is the Celeste Theatre, Cornerstone Arts Center.

Generous support comes from the Harold D. and Rhoda N. Roberts Memorial Lecture in the Natural Sciences, offered this year as a two-day symposium.

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