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Women’s Soccer Jessie Ayers ’15 joined an exclusive list of CC women’s soccer players when she was named a second-team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Ayers became the 14th Tiger to be honored by the NSCAA, the first since Robyn Neigel, Karla Thompson, and Cissy Wafford were recognized in 1990. Ayers…

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C.J. Pascoe Named to Research Board of Lady Gaga’s Foundation

C.J. Pascoe, CC assistant professor of sociology, has been appointed to the research advisory board of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. The nonprofit charitable foundation is dedicated to helping young people develop skills, opportunities, and resources, as it addresses issues such as self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring, and career development. “It’s rare that sociologists —…

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Claire Garcia Named a 2012 Woman of Distinction

CC English Professor Claire Oberon Garcia was named a Pikes Peak Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Colorado. Garcia is writing a book based on her research into the work of black women modernist writers, and editing a collection of essays on scholarly and creative responses to the movie “The Help” and other…

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Collaborative for Community Engagement Established

A new venture, the Collaborative for Community Engagement, has been created by blending the resources and services of the Center for Service and Learning and the Partnership for Civic Engagement. The Collaborative integrates rigorous liberal arts scholarship with community-based work, and provides opportunities for students and faculty to deepen and contextualize classroom learning. By engaging…

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Old Yearbooks Never Die, Especially When They’re Digitized

Jessy Randall, CC archivist and curator of special collections at Tutt Library, reports that digital versions of all the CC yearbooks are now available online at The full text of each yearbook is searchable, so it’s easy to find embarrassing photos of yourself and your friends! Additionally, the library has digitized some of the…

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Major in Film and New Media Studies, Minor in Global Health Offered

Colorado College is offering a new major in film and new media studies, and a new thematic minor in global health. Both went into effect this fall. The film and new media studies major is a response to student interest, expertise, and demand. It also is a result of the Cornerstone Arts Initiative, which stresses…

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Sean Pieri Joins CC as Vice President for Advancement

Sean Pieri, the new vice president for advancement, joined Colorado College in October, having previously served as vice president of development at the College of William & Mary and assistant secretary of the College of William & Mary Foundation since 2006. While at William & Mary, Pieri spearheaded all aspects of the university’s development program…

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President Obama Visits Campus

President Barack Obama visited Colorado College in August, drawing a crowd of more than 4,100 people to Cutler Quad. Helping to introduce the president was MAT student Christine Howard ’14 and former Colorado senator and current Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar ’77, whom Obama called “an outstanding alumnus, outstanding senator, and unbelievable secretary of…

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Open House Celebrates New Cheryl Schlessman Bennett Children’s Center

An open house celebrating the new Cheryl Schlessman Bennett Children’s Center was held in September, with three generations of family members in attendance. Colorado College’s new children’s center is named in memory of the late Cheryl Schlessman Bennett ’77, an education major who was passionate about children’s welfare and taught elementary school in Colorado. Construction…

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