Culture briefs

September 26, 2017

Rachel Librach

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    Let’s Talk Teaching

    For those interested in teaching, join UCCS faculty and staff for Let’s Talk Teaching from 12:15-1:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 in UC 122.

    This event will focus on sharing experiences with using high-impact practices to increase student retention and engagement.

    Applications of HIP’s that will be discussed include undergraduate research, ePortfolios and service learning.


    Heller Center Salon

    This will be the first event of its kind to take place at UCCS.

    David Diamond, an assistant English professor, will explore the interrelationship of religious culture and literary expression during the eighteenth century in this event, which will take place in the Heller Center Main House from 5:30-7 p.m. on Sept. 28.

    Diamond joined UCCS last year and teaches classes on Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature and critical theory.

     For more information, contact Valerie Quarles at [email protected].


    “The Empathy Gap:” Film Screening

    Students will have the opportunity to view “The Empathy Gap,” a film about that explores the ways in which American men are impacted by sexist and misogynistic messages, from 7-10 p.m. in UC 302 on Sept. 28.

    The event is co-sponsored by Compass Curriculum, the Kraemer Family Library and the WEST Department. It is the first film in the Social Justice Series hosted by the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity.

    Tom Keith, director of “The Empathy Gap,” will lead a discussion on how such messages have negatively impacted men’s ability to empathize with women, respect them as equals and take modern feminism seriously.

    The screening is free to students.

     For more information, contact the Matrix Center at [email protected].


    Hurricane Relief Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

    This event is focused on raising money to send to hurricane relief organizations.

    The Office of Student Activities will be offering shirts to purchase and encouraging students to leave donations. All clubs on campus are also encouraged to partner, co-sponsor or donate to help organize this event.

    The fundraiser will take place on Sept. 29 from 6 – 8 p.m. in Berger Hall.

    For clubs who wish to be involved or students with questions, contact Audrianna Gilmore at [email protected].