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Posts from the August 2012 issue

Irish Jazz

Recorded by Peter Strickholm ’80 Strickholm and his CC friends were involved with the Celtic music revival of the late 70s during their last two years at CC. Upon returning to his hometown of Bloomington, Ind., which has a strong Irish and traditional music heritage, Strickholm began experimenting with fusing contemporary jazz and traditional Irish…

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Half-Baked History

by Chip Bagnall ’07 Bagnall, a history major, combines his two passions, history and comedy, in this satirical history myth/fact book. The 85-page book features a collection of 37 historical events that span a variety of time periods and geographical locations, and are reinterpreted by the author posing as the esteemed Professor Chip Bagnall in…

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Class Notes: 90s

 

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Milestones

 

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Peak Profile: Melissa Walker '72

There’s a theme that reappears repeatedly in Melissa Walker’s life: Discovery. Walker, class of ’72, first discovered the Colorado outdoors when she was nine years old and traveled with her siblings to the Cheley Colorado Camps on the border of Rocky Mountain National Park. Melissa grew up in Minden, La. “Its director, Jack A. Cheley,…

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Class Notes: 00s, 10s

 

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New Best Friends

by Peter Husak ’87 Based on the author’s 15-year journey bringing OfficeScapes from market impotence to market dominance, “New Best Friends: Playground Strategies for Market Dominance” shows the rules of social life do not differ much from the rules of business life. Husak, the owner of OfficeScapes, says that by applying social rules to business…

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Uselysses

by Noel Black, KRCC online content manager “Uselysses,” which contains five discrete books of poems written over the last four years, is Black’s first full-length book of poetry. Some are poems of experience, others are night raids or open attacks on the reserves of meaning that derive from properly appreciated experience; meanings that are backed…

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My Name is Not Easy

by Debby Dahl Edwardson ’74 This young adult novel by Edwardson was a finalist for the National Book Award and a Junior Library Guild Selection. Prior to the Molly Hootch Act of 1976, which required Alaska to build and staff high schools in rural villages, children who wished to continue their education traveled to boarding…

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The Swiss Army Knife Owner’s Manual

by Michael Young ’73 A trip in 2007 to the Victorinox and Wenger factories in Switzerland by Young and his wife, Susan Whittlesey ’77, was the start of extensive research on the Swiss Army Knife (SAK to its legions of fans). The result is this comprehensive book, with photos and drawings by the author. Included…

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