Colorado College Events Colorado College Events Invisible Children Presents: The Rescue Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:18:18 MST <p><em>Wednesday, October 14, 2009 7:00 PM</em></p><p>The Invisible Children Group at CC is proud to welcome the Mountain West Roadie Team for a short film and discussion about our efforts to stop the longest running war in Africa. We aim to give hope and support to the people of Uganda by providing schools, jobs and peace. To learn about Invisible Children, visit: money if you would like to purchase Invisible Children merchandise or make a donation.</p> First Mondays Event Series presents Ralph Nader Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:33:33 MST <p><em>Monday, January 23, 2012 11:15 AM</em></p><p>Ralph Nader - activist, author, and five-time presidential candidate &ndash; will present a lecture titled &ldquo;The Corporatization of America: What It Means for Your Dreams&rdquo; <br /><br />Shove Chapel Monday, January 23 at 11:15 am. Overflow seating and live video feed in Armstrong Hall.&nbsp;On January 23 (the first Monday of Block 5), classes will be released and offices will close at 11:00 am to allow students, staff (non-essential), and faculty to attend. <br /><br />Free, no tickets required. Open to CC students, faculty, and staff primarily <br /><br />An all-campus reception and book signing in Cornerstone Main space will follow the lecture.</p> First Mondays Event Series presents the Bowed Piano Ensemble Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:16:42 MDT <p><em>Monday, February 20, 2012 11:15 AM</em></p><p>First Mondays in Block 6 will present the Bowed Piano Ensemble, Colorado College&rsquo;s internationally renowned experimental music group, directed by CC Music Professor Stephen Scott. The troupe of CC students, faculty and staff perform using fish line, horsehair, rubber and plastic tape, guitar picks and more on the interior components of a grand piano to create haunting, beautiful music that is as fascinating to watch as it is to hear. The Ensemble will preview three of Professor Scott's compositions Rainbows (1981), Azul/En su Isla (2002) with soprano Victoria Hansen, and Aurora Ficta, from the Ensemble's Spring Tour to Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC and Bermuda. Due to the physical nature of the performance and to achieve optimum acoustics, the First Monday event will take place in the Celeste Theater (South Theater) in the Cornerstone Arts building. Therefore seating will be limited for this performance, and the overflow seating with live-feed projection of the event will be in the Cornerstone Main Space. The all-campus reception will be in the Cornerstone Main Space, afterwards: please join the gathering! Acquaint yourself with the BPE and their recent performances at: <a href=""></a>.</p> First Mondays Event Series presents Dr. Kirk Johnson, Chief Curator of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:45:30 MDT <p><em>Monday, March 26, 2012 11:15 AM</em></p><p>Tourist to a Warm World: A glimpse in to the last great global greenhouse.&nbsp;A lecture by&nbsp;Kirk Johnson, PhD, vice president of research and collections and chief curator with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Dr Johnson studies fossil leaves to reconstruct ancient landscapes, using geological records &nbsp;to understand rapid contemporary trends of climate change. Earth&rsquo;s climate has fluctuated between Icehouse and Greenhouse conditions, alternating between periods that sustained huge ice caps and times when there was almost no ice at all. &nbsp;During Greenhouse conditions, in the not-so-distance past, both Greenland and Antarctica were covered by forests! &nbsp;The state of Colorado preserves particularly rich records of the periods of lush vegetation and abundant water, providing a glimpse in an entirely different Planet Earth, with an environment that may help us to better understand temperature changes that are occurring in our own time.&nbsp; Sponsored by the Academic Events Committee.&nbsp; There will be overflow seating in Armstrong Theater.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Opening Convocation Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:47:49 MDT <p><em>Monday, September 3, 2012 9:00 AM</em></p><p>Colorado College will welcome the Class of 2016,&nbsp;its most diverse and selective class, at Opening Convocation at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3 in Shove Memorial Chapel.&nbsp;</p> <p>Samuel Taylor, director of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh and a 1973 graduate of Colorado College, will deliver the keynote address, titled &ldquo;Coloring Outside the Lines: Pursuing an Interdisciplinary Life.&rdquo; Taylor&rsquo;s address is part of Colorado College&rsquo;s new &ldquo;First Mondays&rdquo; program, a campus-wide forum that creates opportunities for the whole community to gather. In addition to Taylor, Harlene Hayne, a leading researcher in childhood memory and professor and vice-chancellor at Otago University in New Zealand, and Jim Lewis, a dramaturge, writer, librettist and multiple Tony Award-nominee, will receive honorary degrees at the ceremony.</p> Installation Ceremony: The Inauguration of Jill M. Tiefenthaler Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:07:49 MDT <p><em>Saturday, September 22, 2012 4:30 PM</em></p><p>The public is invited to attend the installation ceremony marking the official inauguration of Jill Tiefenthaler as the 13th president of Colorado College. There will be additional seating in Armstrong Theater with&nbsp;closed-circuit video of the proceedings. A celebratory reception will be held immediately after the ceremony in the Armstrong Quad.&nbsp; &nbsp;<em>The installation ceremony will be live-streamed online at: <a href=""></a>. Inauguration address: <a href=""></a></em></p> First Mondays Event Series: Break Beat Theater Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:01:07 MDT <p><em>Monday, October 1, 2012 11:15 AM</em></p><p>Excerpts of Idris Goodwin's play, "How We Got On," will be presented at the First Mondays event series.&nbsp;Hank, Julian, and Luann are the flip side to the A story of hip-hop&rsquo;s rise in the late 1980s&mdash;kids who forge a cultural identity in the white suburbs by dueling with poetry in parking lots and dubbing beats on a boom box. In this coming-of-age tale remixed, a DJ loops us through the lives of three Midwestern teen rappers who discover the power of harmony over discord.&nbsp;Composed by CC's new Mellon Fellow, Idris Goodwin, and with appearances by Deonna Bouye and Terrell Donnell Sledge.</p> <p><strong>This event will be streamed live online at: <a href="" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</strong></p> First Mondays: Debating the Election- CC vs. USAFA Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:15:57 MDT <p><em>Monday, October 29, 2012 11:15 AM</em></p><p>With just a week to go until the 2012 presidential election, members of the Colorado College debate team will face off against cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy debate team, in a fast-paced exchange that will highlight top issues of the campaign and the narrowing margin between incumbent and challenger during the final weeks of the race. In an interesting twist that surely will enliven this exchange, the Air Force cadets will take the position of the commander in chief, and able CC debaters will represent the opposition position! This event will also be streamed live at <a href=""></a>.</p> First Mondays presents Anne Hyde: "Love, Money and Blood" Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:35:30 MDT <p><em>Monday, November 26, 2012 11:15 AM</em></p><p>Colorado College's Pulitzer Prize nominee and Bancroft Prize winner, Professor&nbsp; Anne Hyde, will read from her acclaimed 2011 book "Empires, Nations and Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860"&nbsp;and give a personal account of her investigative research that led to discovery of a multicultural, multiracial stage in the history of the American West.</p> The Back Row Winter Concert Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:30:28 MDT <p><em>Saturday, December 8, 2012 8:00 PM</em></p><p>The Back Row, Colorado College's only all-male a cappella group, will be performing their main concert of the semester, one night only, singing everything from Fun! to Simon &amp; Garfunkel.</p>