Student News

February 1st- February 7th

Drag Show News

Save the Date!
12th Annual Drag Show Hosted by Mama T
Saturday, February 13th at 8pm
The Cornish Playhouse

29 Day Mindfulness Challenge

Congrats on making it through the first two weeks of the semester! February is here, and it tends to be a stressful time for students as the work load increases, and the sky stays a bit grey. Stress levels can feel out of control, and our bodies are more prone to illness if our minds and spirits are suffering. This month, 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 would like to talk about mindful practice in your life, or need help choosing a daily practice, feel free to contact me at or find me in the Student Life Office and we can have a chat.

If you are participating, SHOOT ME AN EMAIL at the above address 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!

I leave you with this..

May you be peaceful.

May you be happy.

May you know the beauty of your own true nature.

May your heart remain open.

May you love and be loved in return.

May you be healed, and in your healing, may you heal others.

- Ancient Tibetan Blessing


Come and see the senior project directed by Rafael Molina on February 4, 5, and 6 in MCC 102 at 8:00 pm!

A production by Meghan Dolbey and Rafael Molina

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!!

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.

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 + Public Art Boot Camp 2016

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture,(ARTS) is invested in training the next generation of public artists, who can create culturally relevant artworks that represent the diverse population of the city of Seattle. ARTS is offering a FREE two-day intensive basic training overview to artists who are ready to translate their exhibition experience to the public realm.

Eligibility: Open to artists living in WA who has not received a temporary or permanently sited public commission over $1,500.

Deadline: February 02, 2016, 11:00PM


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


Professional Development Services Center

Welcome back to campus! Don't forget that there are still job and internship opportunities for this semester if you are looking for extra money or just good experience. There are positions still open that have close deadlines, don't miss your chance to apply! Come by our job board in the Cornish Commons to see postings of jobs and internships, or visit our College Central website to learn about opportunities in the area. Don't hesitate to contact the Professional Development Center with questions or concerns: call 206-726-5156 or email Ona Fisher at

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