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Posts from the August 2012 issue

Retiring and New Faculty

CC welcomes four new tenure-track faculty members, two of whom are CC alumni, and says farewell to six faculty members: Bruce Kola, Paul Kuerbis, Victor Nelson-Cisneros, Adrienne Lanier Seward, Yunyu Wang, and Laurel Watkins (not pictured.) See more about the retiring faculty members’ plans and comments. Ryan Bañagale, Assistant Professor of Music Ryan Bañagale ’00…

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Class Notes: 90s

 

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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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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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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 Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy

by Paula Becker ’85 and Alan J. Stein The Century 21 Exposition (also known as the Seattle World’s Fair) captured America at the peak of Cold War tensions, on the cusp of a cultural revolution. Behind the fair’s glitter and diplomacy was a larger vision, as civic leaders, elected officials, and public citizens who built…

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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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