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Dennis Showalter Wins ‘Combination of an Oscar and a Pulitzer’

Professor Emeritus of History Dennis Showalter has been named the recipient of the Pritzker Military Museum and Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. The award — which includes a gold medallion, citation, and $100,000 honorarium — recognizes and honors the contributions of a living author for a body of work dedicated to…

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Philanthropists Confirm Commitment to FAC

Husband-and-wife philanthropists Kathy Loo and Jim Raughton have reaffirmed their commitment to gift collections of art to the museum at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. Kathy Loo reaffirmed the commitment made by her late husband Dusty Loo in 1993 to gift the “Dusty and Katherine Loo Collection,” his collection of Colorado and…

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Incoming Class to Read ‘Frankenstein’

The Common Read for the incoming Class of 2022 is “Frankenstein” (or “The Modern Prometheus”) by Mary Shelley. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the book’s publication, a seminal interdisciplinary work that has influenced millions of people across the globe. The book was chosen for its capacity to spark dialogue around issues of diversity,…

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Square + Block = New FAC Cube

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College’s signature red square logo has taken on a new form — one that is literally deeply cemented in Colorado Springs. A red, 7-foot steel “block”on the corner of Dale Street and Cascade Avenue celebrates the alliance between the two institutions by cleverly uniting their identities. It…

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CC Featured in New Spike Lee Film

CC is featured in filmmaker Spike Lee’s new film, “BlacKkKlansman,” which tells the true story of Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department, who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan during the 1970s. Stallworth, whose memoir “Black Klansman” serves as the basis for the film, moved to Colorado Springs at age…

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CC Receives Award for Historic Preservation

Colorado College received the State Honor Award from Colorado Preservation, Inc., in recognition of the college’s commitment and dedication to historic preservation. A video by Colorado Preservation Inc. features CC President Jill Tiefenthaler and Campus Planner George Eckhardt, and includes footage of both the old and the new on campus. “The college has a wonderful history in…

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West in Time Requirement Dropped

The CC faculty voted overwhelmingly to eliminate the college’s Critical Perspectives requirement, the West in Time, at its April faculty meeting. The Curriculum Executive Committee proposed the change after multiple requests that it review and reconsider the requirement. Students had voiced concerns in recent years that the requirement put too much emphasis on Western culture and civilization…

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Five New Members Appointed to Board of Trustees

Colorado College has named five new members to its Board of Trustees. They are Joe Ellis ’80, president and CEO of the Denver Broncos; Natalie Pham ’99, an education consultant for numerous international, private, and public schools; Tafari Nia Lumumba ’05, a litigation associate in the Denver offices of Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher, LLP; Jarod…

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Fine Arts Center Reaps Recognition

The Fine Arts Center at Colorado College is awash in recognition. It recently received 24 Henry Award nominations, a record for the Fine Arts Center. The productions of “Fun Home” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” tied as the most honored productions of the Colorado theatre year, with 11 nominations each. Additionally, earlier in the spring, the…

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Four Faculty Promoted to Full Professor

The Colorado College Board of Trustees approved promotion to full professor for four faculty members at their June meeting. Associate professors promoted to full professor are Tamara Bentley, Art; Genevieve Love, English; Gail Murphy-Geiss, Sociology; and Rebecca Tucker, Art. Bentley earned her B.A. in history and her Ph.D. in art history at the University of…

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