Community Week 2018: October 15-19

 Community Week

Naropa University is proud to announce our second annual Community Week, October 15-19, 2018. Loosely themed on the Year of the Earth Dog, the week of free events will provide alumni, students, faculty, staff, and visitors to learn more about the university’s storied past, vibrant present, and exciting future through a variety of offerings including panel discussions, presentations, interactive workshops, contemplative practice offerings, and much more.

Join us for Community Week 2018, and together we’ll ignite the world.

Schedule of Events*:

Monday, October 15

Community Resilience Day             

11 a.m-2 p.m. // Arapahoe: Green

Let’s build a Nega-watt power plant together! What’s that? Join us for Community Resilience Day and find out. Through play and sharing, we’ll enjoy local organic food and live music, and learn about deep community resilience.

Sponsored by: Sustainability Council

Arapahoe Campus Tour

1–2 p.m. // Arapahoe: Lobby of Wulsin Hall
Join us for a guided tour and learn about the history of Naropa University and what’s on the horizon. Open to all.

Sponsored by: Office of Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions Information Session

2–3 p.m. // Arapahoe: Lobby of Wulsin Hall
Learn about contemplative education, the undergraduate curriculum, student life, financial aid, and much more. Open to all.

Sponsored by: Office of Admissions

Chado: Way of Tea

3–6 p.m. // Arapahoe: Tea House
Experience traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the intimate space of Naropa’s Tea House. Seating limited to six. Open to all. 

Sponsored by: Office of Contemplative Practices & Spirituality

Tuesday, October 16

Community Practice Day                                             

All day // Nalanda: various

The Naropa University community comes together once each semester to attend lectures, participate in new forms of contemplative practice, and perform service in the community. Open to students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Sponsored by: Office of Contemplative Practices & Spirituality

Alumni Luncheon

12:15–1:30 p.m. // Nalanda: 9235

Alumni are invited for a complimentary lunch to build community, make connections, and create new ways to enact positive change in the world. Open to alumni only.

Sponsored by: Office of Alumni Relations

Wednesday, October 17

Beloved Community Day                           

12–1:20 p.m. // Nalanda: Events Center

Sponsored by: Office for Inclusive Community

Arapahoe Campus Tour

1–2 p.m. // Arapahoe: Lobby of Wulsin Hall

Undergraduate Admissions Information Session

2–3 p.m. // Arapahoe: Lobby of Wulsin Hall

Nalanda Campus Tour

4–5 p.m. // Nalanda: South Lobby

Join us for a guided tour of the Nalanda Campus, home of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, the School of the Arts, and the Naropa Community Art Studio. Open to all.

Sponsored by: Office of Admissions

Evening Meditation Session

6:30-7:30 p.m. // Nalanda: Meditation Hall

Create community and strengthen your practice alongside others interested in mindfulness meditation. No experience necessary; faculty will review basic techniques during the session. Open to all.

Sponsored by: Office of Contemplative Practices & Spirituality

Thursday, October 18

Keep Naropa Weird                       

12-4 p.m. // Arapahoe: Green

An invitation to play in a free, come-as-you-are, spontaneous, self-care, creative resistance event that will invigorate your wild Naropa fire! Open to all.

Sponsored by: Undergraduate Academic Advising / Naropa College / Student Union of Naropa

Arapahoe Campus Tour

1–2 p.m. // Arapahoe: Lobby of Wulsin Hall

Friday, October 19

Paramita Campus Tour

10–10:45 a.m. // Paramita: Main Lobby

Join us for a guided tour of the Paramita Campus, home to the Graduate School of Counseling & Psychology. Open to all.

Sponsored by: Office of Admissions

Arapahoe Campus Tour

10–10:45 a.m. // Arapahoe: Lobby of Wulsin Hall

Sponsored by: Office of Admissions

Experience Naropa Open House                        

11 a.m-3 p.m. // Nalanda: various

Attend classes, meet with faculty and other community members, and discover the beauty and benefits of contemplative education. Prospective undergraduate students are invited to On-the-Spot Admissions! Skip the wait, apply for free, learn if you qualify for an academic scholarship, and receive an admissions decision all in one visit. Open to all.

Sponsored by: Office of Admissions

RSVP to Experience Naropa

 

Residence Hall Tour

3:30-4:30 p.m. // Start at Snow Lion, then to 2333 Arapahoe

Sponsored by: Residence Life

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SparkTalks  
                                       

3:30-5:30 p.m. // Nalanda: Events Center

SparkTalks, dynamic presentations that share the wisdom of Naropa's alumni, will open your heart, broaden your perspective, and enliven your spirit. Free & open to all.

Sponsored by: Office of Alumni Relations

RSVP to Sparktalks

 

Parent & Family Welcome Reception                                                 

5:30-6:30 p.m. // Nalanda: Dojo

Mix, mingle, and learn about what’s in store for Naropa University. Light refreshments served. Open to all.

Sponsored by: Offices of Development & Alumni Relations

When Madmen Lead the Blind: A Tale of Lear                                        

7:30 p.m. // Arapahoe: Performing Arts Center

An ensemble-based production based on William Shakespeare's timeless trajedy. By fracturing the story, we gain new insight into the themes within the narrative. This collective collaboration will explore the themes of nothingness, power, sight, insight, and filial love. Open to all.

Presented by: MFA Theater: Contemporary Performance program

*Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Please contact Kristin Anderson-Bohan at 303-546-3593 / kbohan@naropa.edu to discuss disability accommodations needed to participate fully in these events.