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Professor Ben-Amots Receives Prize for Composition

Congratulations to Professor Ofer Ben-Amots (Music), whose composition received the top prize in its category in the 2019 SMP Press Composition Competition.

Professor Ben-Amots’ “Klezmer Concerto” took first place in Contemporary Music/Large Ensemble in a competition judged by editors and authors from top music publishers. The piece, composed in 2006 for the great Klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer, is designed for clarinet, multi-percussion, harp and string orchestra.

Ofer is currently teaching In the Footsteps of J.S. Bach in Frankfurt, Germany.

Read more here.

CC Recognized with Stewardship Award

Colorado College has been recognized by the Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs with its Award of Excellence for Stewardship of a Historic Landscape. The award commends the college for its arboretum and stewardship of its property, recognizes CC Arborist Michael Spruce as the steward, and lauds CC “in preserving our shared heritage.”

Colorado Springs resident and longtime HPA member Judith Rice-Jones ’66, who nominated Colorado College for the award, says she did so to acknowledge “the college’s care of campus trees and serving as the de facto arboretum for our city, the second largest in Colorado — and one without either a public arboretum or a botanical garden.”

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Guest Artist: Eder Muniz

Eder Muniz, Brazilian street artist and co-founder of the art collective Calangos, recently led a workshop for students at CC. His work is currently on display on the side of the 3-D Arts building, at 117 East Cache La Poudre Street, and at the Bemis School of Art.

During his workshop, Muniz worked with advanced art students to draw and create images with spray paint, giving students a chance to create graffiti. Muniz helped students understand the unifying power of street art, as they created a collaborative mural. Muniz says he hopes to instill the idea that art is not an individual task, but one that must be collective.

Read more here.

Governor Richard F. Celeste Highway Named

A portion of I-90 west in Ohio has been named the “Governor Richard F. Celeste Highway.” State Senator Nickie Antonio and State Representative Michael Skindell facilitated this naming to honor former Ohio governor (1983-1991) and the 12th president of Colorado College (2002-2011), Dick Celeste.
President Celeste also served as the United States Ambassador to India (1997-2001), Director of the Peace Corps (1979-1981), 55th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (1975-1979), and member of the Ohio House of Representatives from the 5th district (1971-1974).
Congratulations President Celeste! Read more here.

“Diverse Voices/Diverse Forms” by Professor Natanya Pulley

Professor Natanya Pulley (English) developed the exhibition “Diverse Voices/Diverse Forms” with her students while a 2018-19 Mellon Faculty Fellow. The class was held during Block 8 last spring in the UnBlocked Gallery at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College (FAC). This program is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Learn more about CC’s academic engagement at the FAC.