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Posts from the August 2012 issue

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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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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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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