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Posts from the August 2010 issue

Alumni Association Board Student Leader Scholarship

The Alumni Association Board (AAB) Development Committee has the privilege of interviewing outstanding applicants each spring for the AAB Student Leader Scholarship. This loan-reducing scholarship is intended to recognize students for their leadership and service as students while encouraging them to continue their involvement with the college once they are alumni. Again this year, given the continued need for financial aid and one…

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April Bulletin Cover Gets National Recognition

If you traveled through Denver International Airport this summer via Terminal A, you might have seen a familiar photo. The image that appears on the April issue of the Bulletin and this year’s State of the Rockies Report Card and poster was on display at DIA from May to July. The cover of the April…

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Jay Engeln '74 Named Director of Alumni/Parent Relations

Jay Engeln ’74, P’03 has been named director of alumni and parent relations, effective July 1. Engeln served on CC’s Alumni Association Board. He and his wife, Priscilla ’73, are members of CC’s 1874 Society, and their daughter, Anna, is a member of the Class of 2003. In 2000, CC awarded Engeln an honorary doctorate,…

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Spiritual Steps on the Road to Success

by Linda Seger ’67 Seger’s 11th book focuses on how to achieve your professional goal without losing your soul. Each chapter features interviews with a number of high-profile Christians from the fields of business and the arts. Seger, a script consultant and international speaker, has written eight books on screenwriting and three on spirituality. ISBN:…

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New Old Shoes

by Charlotte Blessing, CC director of international programs This children’s book, told from the perspective of a pair of old sneakers, was inspired by the secondhand clothing and shoe markets in East Africa, where Blessing lived for 13 years. The story follows the shoes from their first home with a young boy in America to…

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Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology

by David Williams ’87 “Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology” examines how stone is used as a building material in the urban landscape, with each chapter focusing on a different type of rock. Williams traveled to quarries and stone yards; interviewed historians and preservationists about the social history of stone; and accompanied geologists to discover…

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Jane Cauvel: CC’s New Ombudsperson

Colorado College is launching an ombudsman office in August as a one-year pilot program. Jane Cauvel, professor emerita of philosophy, was recommended by the Faculty Executive Committee for the position. The ombudsman provides an informal, confidential, independent, neutral, off-the-record alternate channel of communication for faculty and staff to resolve workplace issues, and works to ensure…

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Sports Briefs

Men’s Hockey Often at a loss when searching for that “perfect” gift? Here’s an idea. Come November, Tiger Hockey fans will have a chance to experience the annual battle for the Gold Pan from an insider’s perspective. Rival Films, LLC, is busy this summer putting the finishing touches on a full-length video that showcases the…

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Quintessentially CC: Freedom and Authority

They climb the stairs in Palmer Hall eager for the  discussion, book in hand. Last year it was “Nickel and Dimed” by Barbara Ehrenreich. This year it will be “Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World” by Tracy Kidder. These are students in the truest sense…

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Creating a Safe Place for Courageous Questions in the Liberal Arts Classroom

I am often taken aback by the suggestion that a liberal arts education limits rather than expands the intellectual horizons of students. My non-academic friends often imagine that college professors enlist students in an ideological mission to remake the world. Such assumptions fail to appreciate the great diversity of academic thought and inquiry that students…

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