Show Menu

Posts from the April 2012 issue

First Block Launches The Ninth Block

It’s not often that a class assignment becomes a tangible enterprise, but CC’s new on-campus bar is the direct result of an economics course. Seniors Lee Carter, Ryan Patterson, and Luke Urban, and juniors Bryce Daniels and Tyler Thorne (not pictured) took Economics and Business Professor Larry Stimpert’s Block 1 class “Entrepreneurship” in which the…

Issue: April 2012 • Tags:

Two CC Alumni Honored at Academy Awards

Daniel Junge ’92 won the Academy Award in the category of “Documentary Short” for his film “Saving Face,” while “The Descendants,” based on the book of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings ’98, won for “Writing (Adapted Screenplay).” Both Junge and Hemmings attended the 84th Annual Academy Awards event in Hollywood, Calif. “Saving Face”…

Issue: April 2012 • Tags:

CC Alumnus Hosts Community-based Business Workshop

Richard Skorman ’75 and his wife, Patricia Seator, conducted a two-day workshop titled “How to Start and Grow a Community-based Small Business” during the break between Blocks 5 and 6. Using their own local businesses as models, Skorman and Seator, owners of Poor Richard’s, Little Richard’s, and Rico’s in Colorado Springs, discussed with CC students…

Issue: April 2012 • Tags:

Students Volunteer in India over Winter Break

Six Colorado College students and two staff members spent their winter break on a service trip in rural India. The group worked with Maitri, a non-government organization based in India to pilot a residential school program called the 100-Day School. While there, the CC students worked with 43 children, teaching classes ranging from water erosion…

Issue: April 2012 • Tags:

Mike Edmonds Receives Forensics Award

Colorado College Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Life Mike Edmonds has been elected by the KEY Society, one of the nation’s most prestigious forensics educator honor societies, as an honorary KEY coach. Edmonds accepted the honor at Emory University, where the society is housed, on Jan. 27. Edmonds was cited as a…

Issue: April 2012 • Tags:

History Professor Anne Hyde Wins Bancroft Prize

Professor of History Anne F. Hyde has been awarded the prestigious Bancroft Prize for her book “Empires, Nations and Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860.” One of the most celebrated awards in its field, the Bancroft Prize is awarded annually by the trustees of Columbia University.  Winners are judged in terms of…

Issue: April 2012 • Tags:

CC Professor Sandra Wong Named New Dean

Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler has named Sandra Wong as dean of the college/dean of the faculty. Wong, an associate professor in the sociology department, will assume her new role on July 1. “Sandi Wong is a forward-thinking leader who will work with faculty and staff collaboratively to strengthen the academic program at Colorado College,”…

Issue: April 2012 • Tags:

From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, Now I really know what the Block Plan is all about. For three and a half weeks in January and February, my husband and fellow economist, Kevin Rask, and I taught a class about the economics of higher education. Before the class I understood the concept of…

Issue: April 2012 • Tags: