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February got you stressed? Try this 29 Day Mindfulness Challenge!

I challenge you to dedicate 10 minutes a day to a mindful practice! What is mindfulness, you say? Well, mindfulness is the practice of moment to moment awareness. So, ten minutes of mindfulness practice can look like many things...

  • Ten minutes of seated meditation- listen to your thoughts without judgement. Choose a focus point like counting, a light in the body, or the rise and fall of breath.
  • Ten minutes of listening to the breath. Put all of your focus into the rise and fall of breath.
  • Ten minutes of mindful yoga, running, tai chi, showering... any physical action where you keep your awareness open to every present moment.
  • Ten minutes of mantra meditation. Choose a mantra and focus on the message.
  • Ten minutes of guided listening meditation. There are many tapes that can guide you through the practice. Jon Kabat Zinn has some excellent recordings!

If you are participating, SHOOT ME AN EMAIL at and we will add you to the chart. Check in with student life once a week to fill up your star chart, and at the end of the challenge, we will celebrate with a MINDFUL CUPCAKE PARTY!

Feel free to email me as well if you want to talk about mindful practice or if you need help choosing a daily practice!

12th Annual Cornish Drag Show!!!!

Have any plans for Saturday, February 13th? No? Then come on over to the Cornish Playhouse for the Cornish Drag show! Hosted this year by Mama T and full of performances by your fellow Cornish classmates this is sure to be a night full of beauty, grace, and fun!


When: Saturday, February 13th at 8:00 p.m.

Where: Cornish Playhouse

201 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109

Hope to see all of you beauties there!!

Have free time during lunch on Tuesdays?

In honor of African American History Month, the Writing Center and the People of Color Union will present a February full of video and conversation. Please join us at noon on Tuesdays in February in the Writing Center (MCC212).

Bring your friends and your lunch! Please see our Facebook events at for more details.

Work Study Position Available!

The Disability Resource Center is looking for a work study eligible student to work two 3-hour shifts as a disability assistant. Both shifts are 9am – 12 noon, Mondays and Fridays for the remainder of the semester.

If you are available for either or both of those, please contact Dimitri Azadi as soon as possible at Thank you!!

Winter New Works Festival!!!!

Cornish Theater’s annual Winter New Works Festival, is a series of readings of new plays by members of the senior class in our Theater/Original Works program. The writers collaborate on the development of their scripts with professional directors and dramaturgs, and casts of Cornish Theater students.

Alhadeff Studio and Seattle Center 201 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109

All performances FREE and open to the public

Look below for performance dates and times!

Cornish College of the Arts Spring and Summer Extension Courses

Cornish Extension Programs provide community members of all ages with instruction and access to the arts at the highest level in an inclusive environment that nurtures creativity, intellectual curiosity and lifelong learning.

When - Spring extension courses start in March 2016 after spring break and summer courses run from May - August 2016.

Where - Cornish College of the Arts

Any cost associated - Varies depending on the course - please contact the extension office if you are a current student and want to register:

If you are interested, go here to find out more information or contact Alison Staplin Dean, Director of Extension Programs, at or (206) 726-5148.

Cornish Presents: The Three Yells: Her Name is Isaac

The Three Yells' “Her Name Is Isaac" is a multidisciplinary dance work that draws attention to the treatment of women through a distinctly Asian lens. For more information click here.

Feb 11 2016

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Feb 12 2016

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Event Location

Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center

201 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109

Get tickets here.

Student Project!

Aaron & Sophie

A Play by Annika Nori

Produced By: Rebecca Love & Annika Nori

Directed By: Annika Nori & Clara Hayes

February 11th, 12th, & 13th

8:00 PM MCC 102

Passport to Creativity - Adobe Contest, Free World Travel

Adobe is offering college students with a passion for travel and conservation – and an interest in photography or videography – a chance to take a life-changing trip and turn it into a world-changing creative installation.


Adobe is working with Passion Passport to give six students from around the world the chance to travel to one of three of the world’s most protected natural environments.

On location, students will use Adobe Creative Cloud to capture and interpret the environment’s sights, sounds, and sensations.

Each student’s creative output will be showcased through an immersive, multimedia installation that recreates their expression of the protected landscape in an urban environment.


Simply tag the videos or photos in your Instagram feed that best showcase your creativity, and your perspective on the world, with #MadeThis and #PassportToCreativity to be considered.

Application deadlines depend on where in the world you’re located.

For the USA / North America: February 23rd 2016

4Culture Opportunites

What is 4Culture?

4Culture, the cultural services agency for King County, Washington is committed to making our region stronger by supporting citizens and groups who preserve our shared heritage, and create arts and cultural opportunities for residents and visitors.

Learn more about them here.

Seattle, WA + University Bridge residency

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) seeks a lighting artist or lighting artist team for a unique project-based artist residency in the southwest tower on the University Bridge. The selected lighting artist(s) will undertake an in-depth exploration of Seattle’s three historic bascule bridges: the University, Fremont, and Ballard bridges, and create a conceptual plan for lighting each bridge.

Eligibility: Open to qualified artists and artist teams living in within 100mi of Seattle.

Deadline: February 16, 2016, 11 p.m.

Budget: $15,000


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