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Posts from the Spring 2018 issue

Spring Semester Kicks Off with Half Block, Winter Starts

CC was hoppin’ before Block 5 even started. This year marked CC’s largest Half Block yet with 468 students enrolled in 31 for-credit courses and 261 enrolled in 21 non-credit offerings. Additionally, CC welcomed 45 Winter Start students, including 18 who were part of the Fall Semester Away program. Winter Starts — both first-year and…

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Ribbon Wraps Tutt Library ‘Like a Gift’

Stephanie Kingsnorth, an architect with Pfeiffer Partners Architects in Los Angeles, led the Pfeiffer team that devised the plan for the Tutt Library renovation and addition. “The library has amazing bones and incredible concrete work,” she says, noting her regard for Walter Netsch’s design and the mid-century Modernist ethos. “We respect the building and wanted…

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Four Faculty Members Promoted, Receive Tenure

Four Colorado College faculty members, including two who are CC alumni, have been granted tenure and promotion to associate professor following the annual February meeting of the Board of Trustees. President Jill Tiefenthaler and Sandra Wong, dean of the college and dean of the faculty, visited each promoted faculty member, congratulating them and bestowing a…

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Shane Lory ’16 to Receive Livesay Award

Shane Lory ’16, who as a Colorado College sophomore co-founded the nonprofit Colorado Springs Food Rescue, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Livesay Award for Social Change, a move that fittingly brings his undergraduate experience at CC full circle. The Livesay Award, named for Professor Emeritus of Sociology Jeff Livesay, will be presented at…

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Nancy Nagel Gibbs ’71 to Give Commencement Address

Tony Award-winning producer Nancy Nagel Gibbs ’71 will deliver the Commencement address at Colorado College’s Commencement ceremony at 8:30 a.m., Monday, May 21 on Armstrong Quad. Gibbs has been a producer, general manager, and company manager for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and international productions for more than 40 years. Her producing credits include “Peter and the Starcatcher”…

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Chica Chocolate Wins $25,000 in Big Idea Event

Chica Chocolate, which took second place in the Big Idea competition last year, returned to take first place and $25,000 in prize money at CC’s sixth annual Big Idea competition in February. The student pitch competition, with a total of $50,000 prize money at stake, is rapidly becoming one of CC’s signature events. Chica Chocolate…

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Students, Community Benefit From Cornerstone Arts Week

The college’s 17th annual Cornerstone Arts Week, open to CC and community members, featured two keynote speakers, a concert by a celebrated Inuit performer, a student installation curated by Nelson Kies ’18, a film, and a theatre production, all exploring this year’s theme, “What is the Creative Brain?” In addition to delivering their comments, the…

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Students Attend Conservation in the West Poll Release, Discussion

Five CC students attended the release of the State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West Poll in January at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center. They joined the Outdoor Industry Association, the Center for Western Priorities, and two of the nation’s leading pollsters for the release of the poll and a discussion of the evolving opinions…

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CC Hosts Leonard Bernstein Symposium

Assistant Professor of Music Ryan Raul Bañagale ’00 organized “Leonard Bernstein at 100,” a three-day symposium on the CC campus held in conjunction with a month-long series of events in Colorado Springs honoring Bernstein’s centenary. A highlight of the symposium was the opening night event, featuring a conversation between Bañagale and Jamie Bernstein, the eldest…

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FAC Becomes Kennedy Center Partner in Education

The Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program accepted only seven partnerships this year — and two are from Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, partnering with Colorado Springs’ School District 11, the largest school district in El Paso County, is joining the program, as is UCCS Presents: The Ent Center…

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