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Capturing Commencement

Three weeks ago today, over 500 CC students became CC graduates on Armstrong Quad under a tempestuous Colorado sky. Regardless of the unpredictable weather, Commencement and the preceding Senior Week is one of my favorite times of the year. From start to finish, it’s a mad dash for my colleagues and I, as we do our best to capture the experience for the grads, their families, the campus community, and more. This year, a team of three, including myself, covered Senior Week for video. We tweak our approach every year (since every graduating class is different), but it usually goes something like this. Wednesday (the last day of the block)…

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Who to Call in Communications

This fall, the Office of Communications hosted a training for communicators on campus – thanks to all who participated. The “Who To Call” resource lists all of the roles of the individuals in the office, who to contact for certain tasks, and a list of resources available to the campus community, such as the Editorial Style Guide, templates, access to college photos, and KRCC. Give us a call!

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Education: A Real Life Future Success Dream

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published “88 College Taglines, Arranged as a Poem”. Seeing all of these lofty messages in one place reveals some interesting common themes, for example here’s a set you might call “Keepin’ it Real”: Real Tradition, Real Success Real Education. Above All. Real Education. Real Results. Real Life. Real Knowledge.…

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Top #social for the summer

One of the many ways that we’ve been telling the CC story to the world is via social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more. Each month we look back at which posts were the most successful in terms of reach and engagement. Here are just a few of our more popular posts over the…

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Where’s the Class of 2019?

New Student Orientation takes place Aug. 15-23, during which time students also participate in a four-and-a-half-day Priddy Trip, which takes participants to locations throughout the region. This year, a total of 71 groups are heading out on Priddy Trips, CC’s signature orientation experience. First-year and transfer students fan out in small student-led groups across five states –…

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Felix recognized by AIGA

Felix Sanchez ’93, CC’s creative director, recently was awarded the American Institute of Graphic Arts Colorado Presidential Volunteer Award for his many years volunteering for the organization and spearheading special fundraising events for design scholarships and grants. This is the inaugural award recognizing such efforts. Congratulations Felix!

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Our award-winning design team

Colorado College won two awards from the University and College Designers Association annual design competition. The Office of Communications’ design team earned Awards of Excellence for the 2014 admission view book and for the magazine cover of the April 2014 Bulletin. The cover featured a picture, taken by photojournalist David Burnett ’68, of an American soldier in Vietnam…

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