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Schedule of Events

(as of 10/4/17)
Check back often as events may be added or updated.

Friday   |   Saturday  |  Sunday  |   Open Hours and Other Events  

Friday, Oct. 6, 2017

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Registration Central
Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center
When you arrive on campus, please check in here to receive your official Family and Friends Weekend nametags, welcome materials, and any tickets you may have reserved for on-campus events. Enjoy some hospitality and a chance to connect with other CC families.

9 a.m.-noon
TigerED
Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
While our students are in their regularly scheduled Friday classes, parents and families are invited to discover unique aspects of the Colorado College academic experience by attending a special educational session led by faculty. Featured speakers include:

  • 9 a.m.
    John Gould
    , Professor of Political Science, “From Marx to Smith: Reflections on My Post-Communist Experience”
  • 10 a.m.
    Amy Dounay ’96
    , Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, “New Drugs for Bad Bugs; Discovering Medicines for Neglected Diseases”
  • 11 a.m.
    Ryan Bañagale, ’00,
    Assistant Professor of Music, Frontlines, Skylines, and Airlines: Iconic Visions of Rhapsody in Blue

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Special Collections Open House
Charles L. Tutt Library, Garden Level
Visit CC Special Collections in the newly renovated library and see treasures from the collections and historic photographs of CC library buildings.

10 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Downtown Core Culture Tour
Starting at The Wild Goose Meeting House, 401 N. Tejon St.
Facilitated by the Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership, this guided walking tour will include historic buildings, contemporary artwork, and cultural highlights of downtown Colorado Springs. All tickets include a free coffee beverage from Wild Goose. Ticket holders should arrive at Wild Goose at 9:30 a.m. to order and enjoy their beverage. Cost is $10 per person. Space for this event is limited, and separate registration is required.

10 a.m.-noon
Library Tours
Charles L. Tutt Library, Main Floor Desk
Guided tours will depart from the main floor information desk approximately every 10 minutes. Self-guided tours can be taken anytime during the weekend using this online guide.

Noon-5 p.m.
Arts and Crafts Open House
Worner Campus Center, Lower Level
You are invited to tour the Student Life Arts and Crafts Program. Please stop in to see the clay, metals, and fiber studios, watch students working on projects, and learn about the opportunities available to enrolled students at CC! Refreshments available.

Noon-5 p.m.
Wellness Resource Center Open House
Wellness Resource Center, Worner Center, 2nd Floor
CC's Wellness Resource Center works to create an environment that nurtures the development of the whole person and empowers students to make healthy lifestyle choices. Stop by to visit our workshop space, meet the staff, and learn more about our programs and initiatives.

12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
Sense of Place Feature Lunch: "Why Outdoor Education Matters: Adventure, History, and Transformative Experience"
Bemis Great Hall
Join alumni, student leaders, and outdoor education staff for a luncheon, presentation, and panel discussion led by Ryan Hammes, director of outdoor education, and Kishen Mangat ’96, technology entrepreneur, avid adventurer, and Colorado College trustee. Learn more about the history of outdoor pursuits at CC and discover how wilderness-based experiential education helps all students, whether participants or leaders, develop transferable skills and abilities that they will use throughout their lives. Space for this event is limited. Registration required for all attendees, including current students. $10 per person (lunch not included in the student meal plan.)

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Melinda Ponder, “Katharine Lee Bates and Her ‘Enchanted Summer’ in Colorado Springs, 1893”
Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
“America the Beautiful,” by Katharine Lee Bates, resonates for many people as the most patriotic and beloved American anthem. Her words speak of the beauty and love of our land, our people, and our country—a nation full of hope and possibility. Melinda Ponder, literary critic and author of “Katharine Lee Bates: From Sea to Shining Sea,” will share her knowledge of Bates’ time in Colorado Springs. A book signing will follow the presentation.

2 p.m.-5 p.m.
The Butler Center Open House
The Butler Center, Worner Center, 2nd Floor
Stop by the Butler Center to meet the Butler Center staff and to learn more about our programs and services. Chat with us about our pillars:  Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Intercultural Exchange and Empowerment.

2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Tutt Virtual Reality Open House
Charles L. Tutt Library, 1st Floor
Experience the planetary rotation of our solar system, enjoy an afternoon stroll through Venice, or immerse yourself in Vincent van Gogh’s art, all through virtual reality. Visit the new Tutt Library “experimental classroom” to try out our virtual reality setup (an HTC Vive) in person or watch the screen as others give it a whirl.

3 p.m.
Men’s Varsity Soccer v. Schreiner University
Stewart Field

3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
Summer Faculty-Student Collaborative Research (SCoRe) Symposium
Screening Room and Main Space, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
The culminating event of months of undergraduate collaborative research conducted by Colorado College students, the symposium brings students and faculty together for a series of short presentations, poster sessions, and community discussion across a variety of disciplines.

5 p.m.-6 p.m.
Networking Reception
UPDATED LOCATION: Bemis Lounge
Sponsored by the Colorado College Career Center and the Office of Alumni and Family Relations, this event is an opportunity for parents to serve as resources for CC students in their career exploration.

5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
First Friday Art Party
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at CC, Deco Lounge and Hallway
The FAC’s vibrant First Friday Art Parties include artist talks and demonstrations, music, exclusive giveaways to FAC events, a cash bar and the stunning ambiance offered by this chic, historic venue. Both the Deco Lounge and Museum Shop participate in First Friday, featuring art for sale by local and regional artists.

6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Shabbat Dinner
Worner Quad, in the Sukkah
Rain location: Interfaith House, 1004 N. Weber St.
This Jewish tradition welcomes the end of the week and the day of rest. All students and families are welcome! No RSVP required.

6 p.m.-9 p.m.
gOshtEnA (Stomp Dance): An Evening of Yuchi Indian Song and Dance
Slocum Commons
An interactive and participatory exhibition of Yuchi Indian songs and dances from Oklahoma. Come dance with us and learn about Yuchi cultural traditions! Snacks provided. Free and open to the public. Out of respect for ceremonial protocols, this is a substance-free event. Sponsored by the NEH Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities and the FAC Mellon Grant.

7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Ritt Kellogg Expedition Slideshow
Celeste Theatre and Main Space, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
CC students who received expedition awards from the Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund last year will share photos and stories from their adventures. A brief intermission and reception will be hosted by Outdoor Education.

NEW EVENT!
7-8 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Senator Ken Salazar ’77, “The Wall of Shame: The U.S.-Mexico Border”
Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall
Gather for a talk by Ken Salazar ’77, who is Colorado College’s first U.S. senator and first presidential cabinet member, as the nation’s secretary of the interior from 2009 to 2013. During Family and Friends Weekend, Colorado College will also recognize Salazar for his achievements by naming one of the new East Campus residences in his honor. This event is free and open to the public but will be ticketed. A limited number of first-come, first-served tickets will be available to the community through the Worner Desk. Tickets for Family and Friends Weekend registrants will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at Registration Central in Gaylord Hall.

7:30 p.m.
CSFAC Theatre: “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at CC
Get your deerstalker cap on—the play’s afoot! Comedic genius and Tony-Award winner Ken Ludwig (“Lend Me a Tenor,” “Moon Over Buffalo”) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic “The Hound of the Baskervilles” into a murderously funny adventure. Tonight is the opening night for this regional premiere!
Information and tickets
Online: www.csfineartscenter.org/theatre/
Phone: (719) 634-5583
Email: boxoffice@csfineartscenter.org

8 p.m.
“A Lecture on the Weather”
A performance piece by John Cage
Outside of Shove Chapel - North Side
A re-staging of an amazingly prescient performance piece written in 1975 by the great American experimental composer, performer, and writer, John Cage. A cast of students directed by Andrew Manley, assoc. professor of theatre and dance, presents this verbal and aural delight.

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Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017

6:30 a.m.
Buddhist Meditation
Shove Chapel
Additional spiritual life activities occur throughout the weekend at various on- and off-campus locations. Contact the Chaplains’ Office at (719) 389-6638.

8 a.m.
Morning Yoga
El Pomar Multi-Purpose Room

9 a.m.-noon
Registration Central
Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Presidential Keynote
Celeste Theatre
Join President Jill Tiefenthaler for a presentation on the “state of the college” and CC’s plans for the future.

11:30 a.m.-noon
East Campus Residential Community Ribbon Cutting and Dedication
East Campus Community Center
The college will honor ten distinguished former CC students by bestowing their names on buildings in the new East Campus Residential Community — including figure skater Peggy Fleming ’70, Nobel Laureate James Heckman ’65, and Frederick Roberts 1906, who was the first African American elected to the California state legislature.

Noon-1 p.m.
Lunch Reception
East Campus Community Center

1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Panel Discussion with East Campus Honorees
East Campus Community Center
Our distinguished alumni will share stories of their remarkable careers and how CC played a role in their success. Mike Edmonds, dean of students and vice president of student life, will moderate a panel discussion with the honorees in attendance, including William J. Hybl ’64, James Heckman ’65, Peggy Fleming ’70, and Kenneth L. Salazar ’77.

2 p.m.-3 p.m.
East Campus Residential Development Tours
East Campus Community Center

2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Open Rehearsal of "Circus Beckett"
Norberg Studio Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
Devised and directed by Andrew Manley, assoc. professor of theatre and dance, "Circus Beckett" places the famous classic short plays of Samuel Beckett ("Waiting for Godot" and more) in a circus ring. Drop in anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. to view the cast of students in one of their final rehearsals before performance.

2 p.m.-4 p.m.
KRCC Open House
KRCC Studio, 912 N. Weber St. (KRCC will be moving to a new location at 720 N. Tejon Street at a date TBD)
91.5 KRCC has grown considerably since its humble beginnings as a two-room public address system in the basement of Bemis Hall. Now 91.5 KRCC is the home for NPR (National Public Radio) in Southern Colorado. A vital part of the local radio scene, 91.5 KRCC is also online worldwide at krcc.org. Tour the studio, enjoy some refreshments, and learn about ways to be involved!

2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Ahlberg Outdoor Education Center Open House and Fun Fair
Ahlberg Outdoor Education Center, 931 N. Nevada Ave. (next to Autrey Field)
Everyone is invited to come and celebrate the Outdoor Education Center Annex. Festivities will include live music, an outdoor climbing wall, games, and snacks.

2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Family and Friends at the FAC
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Take a docent-led tour of this iconic Art Deco building, designed by noted architect John Gaw Meem, and see some of the museum’s iconic holdings. Half-hour tours will depart from the FAC lobby at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. Tours will be followed by the opportunity for participants to enjoy further exploration on their own or to engage their creative aspirations with a variety of art activities sponsored by the Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art, including painting, collage, pastel drawing, and clay. Various demonstrations will also be on view.

Times vary
CC’s Night on the Town
See the flyer in your registration packet for participating locations.
Discover the best that vibrant downtown Colorado Springs has to offer. Local restaurants will offer discounts to the CC community ranging from 10 to 20 percent off total bill to free drinks or desserts. We hope that families and friends will find a new favorite local spot for a night out! A list of participating establishments will be in your registration packet. Sponsored by Colorado College Student Government Association (CCSGA).

NEW EVENT!
7:30-9 p.m.
Faculty Recital: Jeremy Van Hoy, bass trombone and euphonium
Packard Performance Hall
CC trombone instructor Jeremy Van Hoy performs in a recital featuring works for trombone trio and solo trombone as well as a rare performance of the Capriccio by Leos Janacek. An all-star cast of musicians conducted by retired Indiana University Director of Bands Ray Cramer will accompany CC Artist-in-Residence Susan Grace in this piano concerto for the left hand alone.

7:30 p.m.
CSFAC Theatre: “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at CC
Get your deerstalker cap on—the play’s afoot! Comedic genius and Tony-Award Winner Ken Ludwig (“Lend Me a Tenor,” “Moon Over Buffalo”) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic “The Hound of the Baskervilles” into a murderously funny adventure. Pre-theatre dining packages are also available with ticket purchase.
Information and tickets
Online: www.csfineartscenter.org/theatre/
Phone: (719) 634-5583
Email: boxoffice@csfineartscenter.org

7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Ice Skating Open Session
Honnen Ice Arena
Free for students and families! $1 skate rental.

8 p.m.
“A Lecture on the Weather”
A performance piece by John Cage

Outside of Shove Chapel - North Side
A re-staging of an amazingly prescient performance piece written in 1975 by the great American experimental composer, performer, and writer, John Cage. A cast of students directed by Andrew Manley, assoc. professor of theatre and dance, presents this verbal and aural delight.

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Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017

NEW EVENT!
9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Open Air Yoga
Courtyard, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at CC
Fall into your autumn yoga practice at the Fine Arts Center! With Buck Walsky’s serene Beach Front installation as the backdrop, Jessica Patterson of Root Yoga will lead you through a 75-minute practice accompanied by live music. This session is planned to be outdoors, rain or shine, so dress accordingly, bring your mat and a heart full of gratitude, and experience the FAC in a whole new light. Note: In the event of precipitation or inclement conditions, we will move indoors. Donation-based, includes museum admission. Learn more about Jessica and Root here.

10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Ice Skating Open Session
Honnen Ice Arena
Free for students and families! $1 skate rental.

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Family and Friends Bluegrass Brunch
Rastall Dining Hall, Worner Campus Center
For many students, Sunday brunch is a favorite meal of the week. Come and try it yourself! Musical entertainment provided by CC’s own Bluegrass Ensemble. CC students on the meal plan admitted with no extra charge. All others are $10 per person, either purchased during registration or at the door.

Noon
Men’s Varsity Soccer v. Trinity University
Stewart Field

2 p.m.
CSFAC Theatre: “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at CC
Get your deerstalker cap on—the play’s afoot! Comedic genius and Tony-Award Winner Ken Ludwig (“Lend Me a Tenor,” “Moon Over Buffalo”) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic “The Hound of the Baskervilles” into a murderously funny adventure. Pre-theatre dining packages are also available with ticket purchase.
Information and tickets
Online: www.csfineartscenter.org/theatre/
Phone: (719) 634-5583
Email: boxoffice@csfineartscenter.org

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Open Hours and Other Events

Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

“The Stories of the Southwest”
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at CC: Blessing and Duff Galleries, 30 W. Dale St.
Featuring selections from the Native American and Spanish Colonial collections, this exhibition explores the many ways that objects tell stories. Stories explored through the objects include: morals, lives of the saints, origins, commodification and trade, collecting practices, cultural contact, disruption and destruction. This will be an iterative exhibition, wherein students, faculty, community members, artists, and visitors are invited to share additional stories about or inspired by the objects. Additional texts, videos, or audio contributions will be archived and variously incorporated into the exhibition or made available through technology.

Friday and Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Money Museum at the American Numismatic Association
818 N. Cascade Ave. (between Packard Hall and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at CC)
The Money Museum explores art, history, science, and more in three separate gallery exhibits. Visitors can see spectacular rarities and learn about the history of our nation and the world as seen through money. Featured exhibits include a special WWI exhibit that showcases art medals and military decorations, and one of the most complete U.S. gold coin collections ever assembled. Admission is always free for CC students with their Gold Card. Students’ families also will be admitted free during Family and Friends Weekend.

Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Colorado Coffee

Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.
CC Bookstore

Friday 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Adam F. Press Fitness Center

Friday and Saturday
11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. - Admission Information Sessions
1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - Campus Tours

Cutler Hall
Information sessions are a chance to hear from an admission director about the Block Plan, student life, and the admission and financial aid processes. Campus tours are open to anyone, whether or not you have previously taken a campus tour.

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