The COMM RAP Premiere lecture “Performing (Trans)Gender: Power Plays” with Dr. Brenda J. Allen, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at CU’s Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus was held at Kitt Central on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 6:30pm. The evening was full of elegance and eloquence under the expertise of Dr. Allen. She enlightened the residents on the everyday aspects of gender and sex. Students and faculty were in awe of her insight and intellect and gained useful information to continue to build community within Buckingham Hall.
On April 18, COMM RAP students taking HIST 2516, America through Baseball, attended the Colorado Rockies—San Francisco Giants game at Coors Field in Denver. Eighteen students from the class, as well as COMM RAP Director, Dr. Jerry Hauser and class instructor, Dr. Martin Babicz attended the event. Unfortunately, the home team turned in a disappointing outing, falling to the Giants by a score of 8 to 1 as San Francisco Ace Tim Lincecum held the Rockies hitless into the seventh inning. Despite the final score, the students had a great time at the game. The class, which examines the correlation between baseball and American history since the Civil War, has become a popular course at COMM RAP.
- Newly renovated Buckingham Hall was rededicted on October 12, 2010. Close to 100 guests from the University community and students were serenaded by a string quartet. The event was also the occasion for unveiling student art, which hangs on the walls of the commons area.
- Distinguished Speaker Dr. Karambu Ringera, a lecturer at the University of Nairobi and founder of the International Peace Initiatives, visited Buckingham Hall on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 to speak with students in the Perspectives on Human Communication course about her experiences growing up in Kenya, gender cultural differences between the United States and Kenya, and her activism related to peace-making in Africa . She was visiting Boulder as a presenter for the Reinventing Governance Conference. Afterwards students were able to speak with Dr. Ringera about getting involved with activism organizations.