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CC General Safety Posters & Messages

General Safety Posters These posters are sized at 11 x 17. Click on a poster thumbnail in order to view it at a large size and to download a copy to print. —- FACT Poster Series These posters were developed to counter common misconceptions about the COVID-19 transmission and infection. —- Testing Posters —- Digital Slide Graphics These graphics are displayed on the digital screens across campus. You may repurpose them for emails, newsletters, and social media, or to print as small flyers. —- Instagram Posts These graphics were created as Story posts on the main Colorado College Instragram account, and most re-used the content that have appeared on posters.…

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PageDNA and Print Shop during Winter Break

The Print Shop and PageDNA will be closed for winter break from Wednesday, December 18 until January 6, 2020. If you need print orders during this time, please send them to Centennial Reproduction: print@centennialreproduction.com. Please include your funding code with orders. Centennial is not connected to PageDNA so please do not use the system during this time.

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Print Shop and PageDNA Closed

The Print Shop will be closed from Monday, Sept. 16 – Friday Sept. 20. If you need print orders during this time, please send them to Centennial Reproduction: print@centennialreproduction.com. Please include your funding code with orders. Centennial is not connected to PageDNA so please do not use the system during this time.

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Building Effective Teams

Do you work on a team? Lead a team? Wish you could be part of a better team? So much of the work we do every day both in and out of the office is collaborative and involves “playing well with others.” There are plenty of complexities and challenges when it comes to building effective teams. In a recent conference focused on developing leadership skills in higher education, one of the memorable remarks was something along the lines of: “People leave bosses, not jobs,” reinforcing the fact that effective supervisors can make all the difference in having a happy and productive team and overall work environment. Several of the strategies…

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The CC Email Signature is Another Way We Express Our Brand

*UPDATE: Here are instructions on how to add the email signature to Outlook* Did you know that CC has an email signature generator? The generator was launched in 2016 when CC introduced the new college logo. It’s very easy to use — you enter in your name, contact information, and office/department area in the form fields and the generator formats the signature automatically. Just copy the formatted signature and paste it into your email application. You may also include additional information like a cell phone number, office location, and preferred pronouns to reflect diversity and inclusion efforts at the college. Signatures were adopted as a best-use practice for email communications…

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Academic Storytelling & Student Voice

For over four years, I’ve been tasked with finding, researching, and writing academic news stories that get to the heart of the Colorado College student experience — the classes they take, the learning they journey towards. For a CC alumnus such as myself (a member of the legendary Class of 2012!), getting this messaging right is vital. I highly value my CC experience and the community I found here. Simply put, I would not be the person, friend, partner, or professional I am today without the four years I spent here at CC. I grew into myself here, and that’s something I don’t take lightly. The college commissioned a recent…

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Write better link text for the web

Want to make sure your website is awesome and easy to use? Learn how to write better link text! A common issue seen on websites is poor link text, especially non-descriptive links such as “click here” or “here.” Poor link text makes your website less functional and not accessible, so it is very important to adhere to the following guidelines. Ensure links make sense out of context Sighted users visually scan pages for links to help them find what they’re looking for. Visually impaired users using a screen reader can scan pages by tabbing through links on a page. Therefore, link text should be descriptive, unique, and start with keywords. The link…

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C-SPAN Films Migrant Caravan Presentation

C-SPAN covered journalist and author Alice Driver’s talk, titled “On the Road with the Migrant Caravan,” which was held in Gaylord Hall on Feb. 5. The event, sponsored by Colorado College’s Journalism Institute, can be viewed at https://www.c-span.org/video/?457371-1/inside-migrant-caravan

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CC Cited in National Publications

Colorado College has been cited numerous times recently in national publications. Among them are extensive quotes from President Jill Tiefenthaler in U.S. News & World Report in an article titled What a Liberal Arts College is and What You Should Know  (Dec. 7, 2018). The article notes that CC’s signature Block Plan allows for more experiential learning opportunities and quotes President Tiefenthaler as saying that a liberal arts college is typically centered around helping students “learn to learn” and nurturing a love for education. Additionally, the Wall Street Journal recently mentioned Colorado College in two articles, New Front in College Admissions: Nudging Students to Decide Early (Jan. 3, 2019) and Welcome…

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(Most) Everything You Need to Know About the Print Shop Move & PageDNA

The CC Print Shop is moving on Monday, Jan. 14 to a new location on campus. The following Q&A format will address most questions related to the move as well as PageDNA, the new print ordering website portal that the college will launch on Monday, Feb. 4. If you have further questions after reading this post, contact the Office of Communications at communications@coloradocollege.edu. Details About The Move When Is the Print Shop Moving? The Print Shop is moving on Monday, Jan. 14 and will reopen Monday, Jan. 21 at the start of Block 5 2019. While the Print Shop is closed, orders may be sent to Centennial Printers: print@centennialreproductions.com. Please…

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