Events Archive

Don’t take finals on an empty stomach!

The ACC Library & Learning Commons will be hosting therapy dogs on Monday, Dec. 1, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Having a RUFF day?  PAWS and take a break with the therapy dogs.  For more information, please contact ACC Reference and Outreach Librarian Lindsay Roberts at or 303.797.5727.

Writers Studio
will begin accepting submissions for its 2015 Literary Contest on Monday, Dec. 1.  ACC students and all residents of Colorado are encouraged to submit poetry and prose.

First-place winners in poetry, fiction and nonfiction are published the following year in Progenitor, ACC's Art & Literary Journal.

The 2013 winners (listed below) also earned Writers Studio's 2014 nominations for Pushcart Prize XL.  The Pushcart Prize is a yearly publication of the best literary work nominated by little magazine and small book press editors throughout the world.

Rosemerry Trommer for Doce Pequeños de Nicaragua (poetry)
Kathy Kaiser for Barbara and the Bear (fiction)
Tiffany Hauck for Developed (nonfiction)

For additional details, please contact Kathy Winograd at or 303.797.5815.

Writers Studio will host Open Mic on Thursday, Nov. 20, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the Second Floor Student Lounge.  All are welcome!


Grocery Stores: Food or Foe?The Arapahoe Community College Parker Campus will host Grocery Stores: Food or Foe? on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in Room 103.

Learn about the “end cap trap” and how to budget and make healthier choices at the grocery store.  Don’t forget to bring your lunch!

This event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP at the Parker Campus front desk or call 303.734.4822.

Arapahoe Community College will host an American Indian Speaker Series on Nov. 5, 12 and 18 in honor of American Indian Heritage Month.

These events will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre.

Wednesday, Nov. 5
Craig Moore

* Park Ranger, Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
Red Moon: Then and Now
This program traces the history of Cheyenne camp from the northern plains to present-day western Oklahoma with emphasis on Chief Yellow Wolf and his son, Chief Red Moon, as well as Bent's Old Fort and the Sand Creek Massacre.
Alexa Roberts
* Superintendent, Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
History of the Establishment of the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
This program will trace the eight-year process of the effort to locate the massacre site by Cheyenne and Arapaho community leaders, scholars and federal and state officials including the oral history project and the passage of three federal legislations that guide work at the site today.

Wednesday, Nov. 12
Rocky Mountain PBS Producer Mariel Rodriguez-McGill and Director Julie Speer
Preview screening of the Rocky Mountain PBS documentary Colorado Experience: Sand Creek Massacre

Tuesday, Nov. 18
George E. "Tink" Tinker, Ph.D. (wazhazhe, Osage Nation)
* Clifford Baldridge Professor of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions at the University of Denver's Iliff School of Theology
Christians and the Sand Creek Massacre
This session will explore the moral and Christian implications surrounding the involvement of prominent Methodist leaders John Evans and John Chivington in the Sand Creek Massacre and how Christians today reconcile the tragedy.

These events, which will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Waring Theatre, are free and open to the public.  For more information or accommodations, please contact the Student Affairs Office at or 303.797.5668.

Amanda Finger from the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking, a Chapter of the Polaris Project, will present on this current and pressing issue in our society.

The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking is an anti-trafficking group focused on research and training.  The organization formed in response to local demand for improved statewide responses to human trafficking.  Since 2010, their staff has trained over 19,000 service providers, law enforcement officers, health care workers, teachers and community members to better identify and assist victims/survivors of trafficking.  In 2013, they also began managing the Colorado Network to End Human Trafficking (CoNEHT) Hotline.  This crisis, tip and referral hotline is operated by trained staff and volunteers and available 24/7 to provide emergency counseling to victims/survivors, and connect them to other social, legal and housing services, as well as to accept tips and information regarding trafficking cases.

For more information on the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking, please visit:

This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the ACC Student Affairs Office and the Criminal Justice Program's Victimology class.  For more information or accommodations, please contact Student Affairs at 303.797.5668.

Art and Literary Journal
will begin accepting submissions for the 2015 edition on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.  FULL DETAILS / SUBMISSION INFORMATION

ACC students and community members are encouraged to submit art and literary work.

For additional details, please contact Kathy Winograd at or 303.797.5815.

The application deadline for the Spring 2015 Writers Studio Scholarship is Friday, Nov. 14 at 11:59 p.m.  Please contact Kathy Winograd at for additional information.

The Arapahoe Community College Equality Club and Knotty Yarn Club will host The Laramie Project on Friday, Nov. 14, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Waring Theatre.

The Laramie ProjectThe Laramie Project is a gripping and moving drama that tells the story of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard and the impact of his tragic murder near Laramie, Wyoming, in October 1998.  This show is a Visionbox production.

Tickets are a suggested donation of $5, with all proceeds benefiting the ACC Student Emergency Fund and the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

For more information, please contact Student Affairs at 303.797.5668.