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Issue: Spring 2018

CC’s Minor in The Book

Colorado College first offered a minor in The Book during the 2009-10 academic year. This thematic minor, advised by Professor of History Carol Neel, examines the past, present, and future of the written word in its material form from the perspective of a variety of humanistic and social scientific disciplines. Students in the minor are required to complete four related courses in at least three disciplines among the following: Studio Art and Art History, History, English, Film and Media Studies, Classics, and Religion. Additional courses related to the minor are Book Arts and Letterpress, taught by Printer of The Press Aaron Cohick, and The History and Future of the Book,…

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Issue: Spring 2018

CC Student Film on PTSD Recovery Airs on PBS

“Just Paint,” a short film by Geoffrey Hartley ’19, first aired on Rocky Mountain PBS in November, marking the culmination of his work as part of the Colorado Documentary Project. Dedicated to local storytelling and partnerships with community organizations along the Front Range, the CDP places CC students in “externship” experiences, partnering them with community groups beyond campus. “I chose to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” Hartley says. “I explored the museum, the acting academies, but it was the day I spent with the Bemis School of Art that really helped me find the story I wanted to tell. Their programs stood out to me for storytelling potential, and…

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Issue: Spring 2018

Board of Trustees Rescinds Slocum Honors

Last fall, members of the CC community raised allegations that William F. Slocum engaged in sexual misconduct while he was president of the college. President Jill Tiefenthaler investigated this matter and then brought it to the CC Board of Trustees for their consideration. Based upon its review of the matter, the board found that there…

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Issue: Spring 2018

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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Issue: Spring 2018

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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Issue: Spring 2018

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 two keynote speakers, Robert Sapolsky and Lynda Barry, and Inuit performer Tanya Tagaq, spent time with CC students. Sapolsky, the science and nature writer, biologist, neuroscientist, and stress expert, delivered a talk titled “The Biology of Human Creativity: Are Our Tools That Much Better Than Chimps’?” The next morning, he met with several convergence classes…

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Issue: Spring 2018

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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Issue: Spring 2018

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” (nine Tony nominations and five Tony Awards), “Come From Away” (Tony nomination), “Bat Boy: The Musical” (Lortel Best Musical Award), “Fun Home” (Tony Best Musical Award), and many others. Also being recognized at the graduation ceremony are CC’s 2018 honorary degree recipients: David Buck ’83 M.D., M.P.H., professor at Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of…

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Issue: Spring 2018

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 the Public Interest Fellowship Program dinner on May 1 in Bemis Hall. The award is presented annually to a CC graduate “who is living out the mission, spirit, and goals of the Public Interest Fellowship Program in his or her life and career by contributing to systemic change, by increasing the capacity of the nonprofit…

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