Re: [vegan-440] Fwd: FW: FRCC BCC Fall Semester Updates

From: Adena
Sent on: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 8:52 PM
Thanks for sharing this Cheryl.....here's the letter I sent, I hope it's not too late for them to reconsider this event.
 
Hi Amanda,
My name is Adena Kling and I'm a local social worker in the community. I heard about your Turkey Bowling event planned for tomorrow and I for one am very disturbed on a number of levels by this event. For starters, you are representing an institution of higher learning charged with educating young adults on how to become responsible citizens of society. This hopefully would include broadening one's intellect in becoming conscientious, understanding human beings, concerned with humane compassion for all beings.
Representing an event like this at FRCC is not only condoning a blatant disregard for compassion of all beings but it's also highly insensitive. Whether you are vegetarian or not, would you "bowl" with other frozen animals? How about frozen dogs or cats?
 
In addition, the true meaning of Thanksgiving is about gratitude for the bounty of nature, bringing in seasonal harvest and generosity of spirit for people and beings unlike us. The turkey was a sacred bird at one time in our culture and Benjamin Franklin actually lobbied to have the turkey instead of the bald eagle, as our national bird.
Help me understand how bowling turkeys helps to cultivate any of the true meaning or intent of this national holiday?
For the sake of compassion, and doing the right thing, I hope you withdraw the turkeys for the event tomorrow. I think you can have as much fun using a standard bowling ball without sacrificing the integrity of one our planets beautiful beings.
Sincere regards,
Adena Kling
 
 
 
"Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." Albert Einstein
 
check out this 11 minute video: http://www.nonviolenceunited.org/veganvideo.html

From: Cheryl <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Tuesday, November 15,[masked]:19 PM
Subject: [vegan-440] Fwd: FW: FRCC BCC Fall Semester Updates
HI all,
I am hoping some of you will write letters to Front Range Community College.  I attend classes there and I am completely disgusted that this will be part of the festivities for the Thanksgiving "celebration."  "Turkey Bowling ~ try literally bowling a turkey! Come and knock down pins with a frozen turkey in the Community Room from 11 AM to 1 PM on November 16th and 17th".  This is completely disrespectful of the life that was given with the intention of consumption. 
I'm about to write an e-mail to the director of Student Life and I am hoping that with a few other words from the community they will consider canceling this event and consider their actions in the future.  (Side note- they also serve grilled hamburgers to "celebrate" Earth Day", which I find completely ironic.  When approached about this, they just say, well we have veggie burgers also.)    

Contact: [address removed]; Mandy Clancy;[masked],[masked]

Thank you in advance!
~cheryl

P.S. I'm vegan so I'll be eating delicious, life-giving food this Thanksgiving.   

From: [address removed]To: [address removed]Date: Tue, 15 Nov[masked]:54:55 -0800 Subject: FRCC BCC Fall Semester Updates
Dear FRCC Boulder County Campus Student,
 
Fall Break is only a few days away and we hope that your time off from classes and Thanksgiving Holiday is safe and relaxing.  This is a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family and reflect on what you are most thankful for. Be sure to let those important people in your life know how much you appreciate their support!
 
Please mark your calendars for the important dates below: 
  • Registration for spring semester begins Wednesday, November 16th!  We encourage you to see an academic advisor to help select your courses, and then register early for the best selection of classes.
 
  • Monday, November 21st is the last day to withdraw from 15 week courses.
 
  • Fall Break is the week of November 21st.  No classes will be held November 21st through November 26th
 
  • The college will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th, and on Saturday, November 26th.
 
  • Additionally, the “C” Classroom Building (including Student Life) will be closing at 5 PM Monday, November 21st through Wednesday, November 23rd.  Classes and normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 28th.
 
  • This is your last fall semester opportunity to attend the Cash for College Workshop Series! Cash for College is a FREE workshop that will assist you in your search for scholarships and other resources for financial aid.  There will be snacks and door prizes as well!
 When:
  •  
    • Tuesday, November 15th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Where:
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    • BCC Community Room (C1482)
 
The Cash for College Workshop Series is presented by the Educational Opportunity Center and FRCC’s Financial Aid Offices.
 
  • Out to Lunch with the Dean of Student Services will take place on Wednesday, November 30th from 12 to 1 PM in the Community Room.  Come have lunch with Dean Stacey Hogan, and discuss smoking areas on campus – an important conversation for both smokers and non-smokers alike!
 
Disability Support (DSS) Reminders: 
 
Do you already receive academic accommodations? If yes:
  • Register early for spring 2012 classes
  • Submit a Request for Services form to Nan Elliott for spring 2012
  • Schedule an appointment to meet with Nan to discuss successes and concerns, and to provide feedback
                       
Do you want to find out if you qualify for DSS services?  If yes:
  • Contact Nan Elliott to schedule an intake appointment
  • Submit your disability documentation during the intake appointment
 
Nan Elliott can be reached via email at: [address removed], or by telephone at (303)[masked].
 
 
Don’t miss the following FREE Student Life activities:
  •  Thankful Tree Leaves ~ beginning November 15th, from 9 AM to 5 PM. Come pick a leaf off the Thanksgiving Tree and jot down someone or something you’re thankful for. You can also take home a “thank you” card for a loved one.  The Thanksgiving Tree is located in the Student Commons.
 
  • Turkey Bowling ~ try literally bowling a turkey! Come and knock down pins with a frozen turkey in the Community Room from 11 AM to 1 PM on November 16th and 17th.
 
  • De-Stress Fest ~ managing stress will help you ace your final exams. Enjoy a chair massage, aromatherapy, restorative yoga, and healthy snacks in the Commons from 10 AM to 2 PM, December 5th and 6th.
 
For BCC Clubs information and meeting times please stop by the Student Life desk!
 
If you have any questions about events, resources, classes, etc., please stop by the Student Life desk, or the Information Desk in the A Building.  The FRCC website, http://www.frontrange.edu/, is also a great resource!
 
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