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Posts from the April 2014 issue

It’s A Place Where Problems Are Solved

“The center will be a place where problems are solved; where, if you come asking questions, a human will help you find answers.” – Anne Hyde, CC professor of history and director of the Crown Center for Faculty Development

The Center for Immersive Learning and Engaged Teaching will provide an innovative central location for the programs and services that make Colorado College unique.

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Class Notes: 70s

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SEND YOUR NEWS! Please send story ideas, class notes, and prints or digital images to: bulletin@coloradocollege.edu.

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In Memoriam: Faculty

Ellen O’Brien died Oct. 30, 2013, in Colorado Springs at the age of 91. She taught art at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and schools including Colorado College, where she was a block visitor in the art department from 1972-1979. Born in Allegany, N.Y., in 1922, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell and…

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Student-Founded Nonprofit Changes Corporate Policy

Patrick Jurney ’17 delivers food as part of Colorado Springs Food Rescue’s effort to help meet hunger needs in the community while reducing the amount of food wasted on campus. One of the group’s goals is to get food delivered within 30 to 45 minutes of pickup, allowing them to achieve what many say is impossible: “nutritious fast food.”

A group of Colorado College students is tackling the hunger problem — and one of their first steps was to change the corporate policy of a $700 million company. The founders of the Colorado Springs Food Rescue, Shane Lory ’16, Sanjay Roberts ’16, and John Orrell ’16, began biking unused food from Rastall Hall to…

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The Mellon Foundation Grant

Photo by Bryan Oller

Powering the Startup of the Center In October 2013, Colorado College received an $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the college’s strategic plan and enable CC to realize the Block Plan’s full potential. The grant is the largest the college has ever received from the foundation. The grant’s primary purpose is…

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Students Display Art

A student examines the vibrant work of Katie Patterson ’14, whose studio art thesis show is among the first events in the newly renovated 802 space, named for its address at 802 N. Nevada Ave. The building, collaboratively run by Student Life and the Art Department, serves as a student activity space, providing an intersection between the curricular and co-curricular. 802 allows for greater flexibility in scheduling creative academic arts events and senior capstone experiences such as art exhibitions, film screenings, poetry slams, spoken word events, drama and dance performances, music recitals, receptions, lectures, and readings. Issue: April 2014 • Tags:

CC Launches New Half Block Opportunities

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In January 2014, Colorado College launched a series of new and diverse experiences for Half Block, the shortened academic session between Winter Break and Block 5. It was filled with opportunities aimed at helping students explore interests, develop life skills, and enhance existing abilities. The program proved popular, with more than 332 students registering for…

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Students Lead Support for Philippines

Char Cadown ’16, Erica Jamieson ’17, and Jarod Rutledge ’17 as they fasted for the Philippines in December. The daylong event in Bemis Hall was intended to draw attention to the typhoon devastation in the Philippines and global climate change.

Char Cadown ’16, Erica Jamieson ’17, and Jarod Rutledge ’17 hosted a daylong fast Dec. 3 in Bemis Hall inspired by Yeb Saño, delegate for the Philippines at the COP 19 Climate Talks in Warsaw, Poland, in late November. Reflecting on the devastation Typhoon Haiyan wrought on Nov. 8, he said, “In solidarity with my…

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Introducing Summer Institutes

This summer, Colorado College is offering three new, linked thematic blocks, courses that will integrate students’ academic, practical, and professional experiences. These courses — aimed at helping students gain experience, earn credentials, and build a resume — are in addition to the numerous summer offerings of the past. The new blocks are: The Colorado Documentary…

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Faraway Shors

John Shors ’91 has traveled the world but always carries with him the CC spirit of curiosity and service to others.

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