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Posts from the August 2012 issue

Nietzsche’s Enlightenment: The Free Spirit Trilogy of the Middle Period

by Paul Franco ’78 While much attention has been lavished on Friedrich Nietzsche’s earlier and later works, those of his so-called middle period have been generally neglected, perhaps because they are perceived to be inconsistent with the rest of his thought. Franco argues that the three works that make up the philosopher’s middle period, “Human,…

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Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath

by Linda Seger ’67 This is Seger’s 12th book, and her ninth book on screenwriting. “Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath” explores the underlying meanings that lie beneath the words, images, and actions in film — or in any kind of fiction writing. Replete with examples from films, as well as examples from real life, this…

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100 Years Up High: Colorado Mountains and Mountaineers

co-authored by David Hite ’63 The book celebrates mountaineering in Colorado and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Colorado Mountain Club. “100 Years Up High” is not a history of the Colorado Mountain Club, but rather, a chronicle of the mountains spanning 100 years with the role of the club interwoven. The book’s six chapters,…

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Helen Ring Robinson

by Pat Pascoe Calling herself “the housewife of the senate,” Helen Ring Robinson was Colorado’s first female state senator and only the second in the United States. After many years of teaching and writing, she was elected to the Colorado State Senate in 1912. Serving from 1913 to 1917, she worked for social and economic…

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Monster is in the Eye of the Beholder

by Lorinda J. Taylor ’61 Exquisite dream or horrific nightmare? In this science fiction novella set in 3001, a team of anthropologists discovers a bizarre species called the Kal. The team consists of the leader, a highly respected professor of xenoanthropology and linguistics; a young female biomedical specialist; and a still younger male, an expert…

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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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The Road Going

by Suzanne Tregarthen Bobo, former CC assistant dean, and Brittany Tregarthen The daughter has remarkable vision, indefatigable drive, and Down Syndrome. The mother has the refinement of an Oxford tutor and the focused passion of a she-bear. In this joint memoir, mother and daughter take a long, unblinking look at their journey through adoption, disability,…

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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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A Disney Childhood: Comic Books to Sailing Ships

by Cathy Sherman Freeman ’81 Freeman’s father, George Sherman, was head of publications for Walt Disney Studios, in charge of comic books, and Freeman grew up as part of the larger Disney Studio family. When Disney foreign representatives came to town, they would visit this “typical American family” and be escorted by them to Disneyland.…

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The Year of Listening

President Jill Tiefenthaler gained many insights during her conversations with students, faculty, and staff on campus and over the course of visiting alumni and parents in cities around the country. She was interested in learning more about how CC is distinctive from other colleges in the U.S., as well as identifying areas for improvement and ideas that should guide us as we offer an outstanding liberal arts education to future generations of students. After analyzing the responses — more than 2,000 comments in all — she identified some common themes that will inform the planning work in the year ahead.

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