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Posts from the August 2010 issue

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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Peak Profile: Mark Fiore '91

Mark Fiore is living his dream. But even in his wildest dreams, he didn’t expect to win a Pulitzer Prize. The 1991 CC graduate made history when, in April 2010, he became the first online-only editorial cartoonist to win journalism’s greatest accolade. His animated cartoons boosted him to a pantheon including Berke Breathed, Jeff MacNelly,…

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Peak Profile: Betty Sowers Alt ’60

Betty Sowers Alt is not your typical 70-something grandmother. This one’s got murder on her mind. The 1960 CC graduate, who lives near Pueblo, Colo., with her husband, Bill ’63, is working on her seventh book with Sandra Wells, a former chief investigator with the district attorney’s office in Pueblo. “I’ll write on anything they’ll…

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I Love You Truly and Max Morath: Original Rags for Piano

by Max Morath ’48 “I Love You Truly” is the fictionalized autobiographical story of composer Carrie Jacobs-Bond (1862–1946), whose spell Morath says he has been under ever since he sang “I Love You Truly” in 7th grade glee club. A divorcee, then a widow, Jacobs-Bond was nearly 40 before her music lifted her out of…

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Colorado College Athletes Enjoy Giving Back

Between the academic demands of the rigorous Block Plan, collegiate sports, and down time with friends, there are few hours left in a day for Colorado College students. But many make room for volunteer commitments. During the 2009-10 school year, several CC athletes set aside their lacrosse sticks, soccer balls, and hockey jerseys, and donated…

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CC Shoes Sent Walking Worldwide

The Colorado College community donated enough shoes at the end of the 2009-10 academic year to fill 22 boxes for Soles4Souls. The campus-wide project was launched in conjunction with a children’s book, “New Old Shoes,” published by Charlotte Blessing, CC’s director of international programs. The shoe drive was a resounding success, as many faculty, staff,…

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Young Alumni Trustee Nominated

The CC Alumni Association Board and the CC Board of Trustees are piloting a young alumni trustee position on the Board of Trustees. The young alumni trustee position will be established on a trial basis and reviewed after five years. The AAB solicited names, vetted candidates, and nominated a young alumnus/a for the Board of…

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