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Two Colorado College students have been awarded Gilman Scholarships for study abroad. Anjali Desai ’12 will study Spanish in Salamanca, Spain, for six weeks next summer, where she will live with a family. Nguyen Nguyen ’11 will study at the University of Botswana during the spring semester. She will take courses in political science, history, and Setswana, the local language. She also will be working on a yet-to-be-determined independent research project.
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad. The program, established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, allows undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study-abroad programs worldwide.
CC senior Anais Gude won both the grand prize and an honorable mention in the Associated Colleges of the Midwest’s second annual ACM Off-Campus Study Photo Contest. Gude’s photo “Working on Manhood” took the top honor. Her photo “Iron Fist” was one of 10 honorable mentions in the competition.
Gude, a sociology major and Asian studies minor, said she was exploring a Beijing hutong, or traditional neighborhood, when she came upon a group of migrant construction workers who were surprised by her presence, and even more surprised when she spoke Chinese. The winning photo depicts a boy who, when Gude asked if she could take his picture, nodded silently, took a long drag from his cigarette, and blew it toward the camera.
The winning photos will be featured in a traveling exhibit that will visit 11 of the ACM colleges. It is scheduled to be exhibited in Worner Campus Center February 24-March 3. Check out the
other winning photo entries.
Colorado College’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Society was one of 22 rated 1 or 1.5 by the organization’s national committee in the evaluation of its annual report for 2008-2009. This means the chapter is among those that will be considered for the Exemplary Chapter Award that is presented to three chapters from institutions of varying sizes at the next Triennial Council meeting in 2012. Kudos to chapter officers Tomi-Ann Roberts, professor of psychology; Dennis McEnnerney, adjunct assistant professor of philosophy; and Ted Lindeman, professor of chemistry. There are four Phi Beta Kappa chapters in Colorado, and 276 nationwide. Officers and members of the college’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter are listed here.