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March 2011 Events at Colorado College in Colorado Springs

Calendar of Events at Colorado College: March 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Concert: Rex Matzke and Swing City Express – Rex Matzke, Colorado College instructor of saxophone, and Swing City Express present an evening of jazz. Sponsored by the Colorado College music department.
7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Concert: Tom Taylor and The Needlewood Orchestra – Tom Taylor, Colorado College instructor of jazz guitar, and the Needlewood Orchestra present a concert. Taylor is an internationally known guitarist, composer, and recording artist whose music is a hybrid of jazz, classical, rock, and a dash of blues and bluegrass. Joining him are the Needlewood Orchestra: Phil Allen, valve trombone; Marc Neihof, CC instructor of electric bass guitar; Mark Rose, saxophones and woodwinds; and Lisa Smith, horn. Sponsored by the Colorado College music department.
7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Gallery talk: IDEA Cabaret: A Conversation through Space and Time – In this IDEA Cabaret program, featured artist JoAnn Verburg and Colorado College professors Peggy Berg (dance) and Jonathan Lee (philosophy) will engage in a lively, public discussion of the themes raised by the exhibition “Interruptions.” How do we truly come to know a place? How does physical awareness of a place affect our perceptions? Sponsored by The NEH Distinguished Professorship and the Colorado College Art Department/Stillman Fund for Exhibitions.
4:30 p.m., I.D.E.A. Space, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., free

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Film: “Pushing the Elephant” – When civil war came to Rose’s Congolese village, she was separated from her 5-year-old daughter, Nangabire. Rose managed to escape with nine of her 10 children and was eventually resettled in Phoenix, Arizona. More than a decade later, mother and daughter are reunited in the U.S., where they must come to terms with the past and build a new future. There will be a second screening starting at 8 p.m. also in the Cornerstone Screening Room. Sponsored by the Colorado College president’s office.
6 p.m., Screening Room, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., free

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Lecture: Van Jones: “Beyond Green Jobs: The Next American Economy and the Politics of Hope” – Van Jones is a globally recognized, award-winning pioneer in human rights and the clean-energy economy. Jones is a co-founder of three successful nonprofit organizations: The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and Green For All. He is the best-selling author of “The Green-Collar Economy.” He served as the green jobs advisor in the Obama White House in 2009. Jones is currently a senior fellow at the Center For American Progress. Additionally, he is a senior policy advisor at Green For All. Jones also holds a joint appointment at Princeton University as a distinguished visiting fellow in both the Center for African American Studies and in the Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Sponsored by the Cultural Attractions Fund, The Independent, Colorado College Student Government Association, Black Student Union (BSU), and EnAct (Environmental Action)
7:30 p.m., Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., free

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Concert: A Visiting Artist Concert – Sonora Chamber Ensemble – The Sonora Chamber Ensemble performs standard repertoire and promotes new music through commissions and premieres. Ensemble members are Michelle Stanley, flute; Colin McAllister, guitar; and Yoriko Morita, cello. They will perform works of Mauro Giuliani, Robert Beaser, Hilary Tann, Miguel Ordonez, and Mark Summer. They will premiere “Blessed Are They That Mourn” by Cherise Leiter. “Avis Urbanus,” a work by composer and Colorado College instructor of music and department chair Ofer Ben-Amots, will also be performed. Sponsored by the Colorado College music department.
7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Sunday, March 6, 2011
Concert: A Visiting Artist Concert – Visiting artist Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin and Colorado College’s Susan Grace, piano, present a concert of music by Franck, Adams, and more. Hwang-Williams is the concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Sponsored by the Colorado College music department.
3 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Benefit: Empty Bowls – Empty Bowls is an annual fundraising dinner at Colorado College benefiting the CC Community Kitchen. The event raises awareness about hunger and homelessness, and proceeds from the meal go directly towards providing meals to the hungry and homeless of Colorado Springs. Every guest at Empty Bowls will select and keep a handmade ceramic bowl from CC’s arts and crafts studio. A variety of soups donated by student groups and local businesses will be served, and live entertainment will be provided by student bands. Tickets will be sold in time slots of 6, 6:30, 7, and 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Empty Bowls Committee, Colorado College Student Government Association, the CC Community Kitchen, and Phi Gamma Delta at Colorado College.
6 p.m., Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. (west of Cutler Hall), $10, $10 for students, or $10 with a CC ID; tickets at Worner Campus Center Information Desk, 902 N. Cascade Ave.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Lecture: “Winner-Take-All Politics” – Jacob S. Hacker is adjunct professor of law at Yale Law School, the Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science at Yale University, and a resident fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies. He will speak on “Winner-Take-All Politics.” He is also a fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., and a former junior fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows. He is an expert on the politics of U.S. health and social policy and has written extensively on the subject. He also taught political science at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Hacker holds a B.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from Yale. Sponsored by the Jovanovich Endowed Lecture Fund.
7:30 p.m., Gates Common Room, third floor of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. (east of Tutt Library), free

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Concert: Music at Midday – Colorado College music students present Music at Midday, a noontime concert. Enjoy beautiful music on your lunch hour. Sponsored by the Colorado College music department.
12:15 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Performance: Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales – This dramatic reading is based on the oral histories collected in E. Patrick Johnson’s book, “Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South, An Oral History,” published by the University of North Carolina Press. The oral histories are from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the South and range in age from 19 to 93. This performance covers the following topics: coming of age in the South, religion, sex, transgenderism, love stories, and coming out. Johnson embodies these and others’ stories in the show. Sponsored by The Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund, feminist and gender studies program, race and ethnic studies program, and drama and dance department.
7 p.m., Armstrong Theatre, inside Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., free

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Concert: “The Blooming of Springtime” – The Colorado College Summer Music Festival presents “The Blooming of Springtime,” the first of its Summer in Springtime concerts. Festival faculty Scott Yoo, violin and festival conductor and Bil Jackson, clarinet, join Music Director Susan Grace, piano, to perform works by Mozart, Brahms, and Bartok. Sponsored by the Colorado College Summer Music Festival.
7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., $15, $freew/CC ID for students, or $10 with a CC ID; tickets at Worner Campus Center Information Desk, 902 N. Cascade Ave.

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Theater: German Play: “Die Konferenz der Tiere; Eine Szenencollage” – The Colorado College German program presents its annual German play: “Die Konferenz der Tiere; Eine Szenencollage (The Animal Convention; A Collage of Scenes)” will be performed in German with English narration. Actors dressed as animals tell stories about their lives and conflicts on the plains of Africa, and their election of a new king. Between scenes the actors discuss their worries as the end nears for the six-year long run of the play. Sponsored by the German, Russian, and East Asian languages department and the Max Kade Foundation.
8 p.m., Max Kade Theatre, inside Armstrong Hall Room 300, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., free

Saturday, March 12, 2011
Theater: German Play: “Die Konferenz der Tiere; Eine Szenencollage” – The Colorado College German program presents its annual German play: “Die Konferenz der Tiere; Eine Szenencollage (The Animal Convention; A Collage of Scenes)” will be performed in German with English narration. Actors dressed as animals tell stories about their lives and conflicts on the plains of Africa, and their election of a new king. Between scenes the actors discuss their worries as the end nears for the six-year long run of the play. Sponsored by the German, Russian, and East Asian languages department and The Max Kade Foundation.
3 p.m., Max Kade Theatre, inside Armstrong Hall Room 300, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., free

Sunday, March 13, 2011
Concert: Faculty Recital – “There’s Always a Woman” – Victoria Hansen, Colorado College principal instructor of voice, and Susan Grace, piano, perform songs of female persuasion by Lori Laitman, Stephen Scott, Stephen Sondheim, Carly Simon, and others. Sponsored by the Colorado College music department.
3 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Lecture: Economics and Business Seminar Series – James Murray – The economics and business department welcomes James Murray, assistant professor, department of economics, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, to give the next talk in the 2010-11 Seminar Series. Professor Murray will discuss: “Learning and Judgement Shocks in the U.S. Business Cycles.” He is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, received M.A.s from the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University, and his Ph.D. from Indiana. His research interests include irrational expectations econometrics; monetary economics; and the scholarship of teaching and learning. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Colorado College economics and business department and the Schlessman Fund.
4 p.m., Palmer 121, free

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Film: “Screaming Man” – Adam, a 60-something former swimming champion, is a pool attendant at a hotel in Chad. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son, Abdel, leaving Adam humiliated and resentful. Meanwhile the country is in the throes of civil war. Rebel forces attack the government while the authorities demand the population to contribute to the “war effort,” with money or volunteers old enough to fight. The district chief constantly harasses Adam for his contribution. But Adam is penniless; he only has his son. In a moment of weakness, Adam makes a decision that he will forever regret. Sponsored by the Colorado College president’s office.
6 p.m., Screening Room, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., $4, $2 for students; tickets at the door

Monday, March 28, 2011
Exhibit: “Active Engagement” – “Active Engagement” is a collaborative project between Harrell Fletcher, artist-in-residence for block 6, and students in six Colorado College classes in the arts and social sciences. A professor of art and social practice at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, Fletcher has worked collaboratively and individually on socially engaged, interdisciplinary art and performance projects for more than 15 years. Through photography, video, dance, and narrative, “Active Engagement” will reflect Fletcher and students’ understandings of the intersections between the military community and the broader Colorado Springs community. The exhibition will be on display from March 28 to May 13, 2011. Sponsored by the President’s Circle and the Cultural Attractions Fund.
12:30 p.m., I.D.E.A. Space, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., free

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Lecture: The Future of American Power and Leadership – Harvard Univerity professor Joseph S. Nye will speak on the future of American power and leadership. Joseph Nye is a University Distinguished Service Professor, and former dean of the Kennedy School. He received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Princeton University, did postgraduate work at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, and earned a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard. He has served as assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, chair of the National Intelligence Council, and deputy under secretary of state for security assistance, science and technology. Sponsored by the Jovanovich Endowed Lecture.
7:30 p.m., Gates Common Room, third floor of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. (east of Tutt Library), free

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Concert: Lanner Faculty Artist Concert Series – Colorado College music department faculty present a concert in the Lanner Faculty Artist Concert series. Sponsored by the Colorado College music department.
7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

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