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Registration for Half Block is now open! The Dynamic Half Block provides academic and professional development opportunities for students over winter break. During this nine-day period (January 6-16), students can take a variety of for-credit courses and non-credit offerings. Study Brazilian music and language, jump into human anatomy, explore careers in finance, or prepare for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, or MCAT.
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Featured Alum: Theo Hooker ’18 

Theo Hooker ’18 discovered his interest in sustainable food systems during his summer internship with Groundwork Denver through CC’s Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP). He went on to volunteer for Colorado Springs Food Rescue in his junior and senior years.

Theo was named a 2018-2019 Watson recipient for his project “Feeding the Earth and Ourselves.” The Watson Fellowship supports students for a year of learning through their independently-designed projects. Theo’s project took him to England, Spain, the Netherlands, Kenya, India, and Fiji, where he worked on local farms, learned from organizations combatting food insecurity, and studied the intersections between culture, sustainability, and agriculture.

Theo graduated with a major in Mathematical Economics. He was a goalkeeper for the CC’s men’s soccer team, serving as captain as a junior and senior, and received the Van Deist Award as CC’s top male student-athlete. While at CC, Theo also worked as a residential advisor and was named a Community-Engaged Scholar. He plans to pursue a career in sustainable systems management.

Each year, Colorado College nominates four students for the Watson fellowship. Harrison Raine ’19 is currently completing his yearlong project studying wildfire history, ecology, and management in Canada, Greece, South Africa, Australia, and Chile.

Learn more about the Watson program here.

This Monday: Ben Wright ’01 Visits CC

Tomorrow, Ben Wright ’01 returns to campus to share his experiences working with the artistic collective Meow Wolf. Based in Santa Fe, Wright describes Meow Wolf as “an immersive, interdisciplinary collaboration between a large community of creatives and intellectuals,” connecting the visual, auditory, and theatrical arts.

Wright presents on Monday, Oct. 21, in Cornerstone 130 at 7 p.m.; the event is open to the public and I hope many students will attend. Ben will discuss his work with the collective and explain how his CC experience led to his career.

Read more on the “Around the Block” blog.

Tiger Spotlight: Lizzy Counts ’21

Congratulations to Lizzy Counts ’21, who was named the MVP of the 2019 Colorado College Invitational last weekend, and was also named Co-Offensive Player of the Week by the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC).

Counts became the second setter in program history to record 1,000 or more digs in the same match. She also finished the weekend with five aces and took over sole possession of seventh place on CC’s career list with 141.

The SCAC weekly award is the first of the season for Counts and the fifth of her career. Read more here.

CC plays this weekend in Irving, TX. Follow their progress and watch them live here.

Now at the FAC: “Detour”

Thomas “Detour” Evans, a Denver-based muralist, focuses his work on the connection between music and fine arts through traditional methods and technology. He seeks to break down barriers when creating his art so the viewer can become engulfed in his message.

“Detour” is Evans’ current installation at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College (FAC), on display now through Dec. 8. “Detour” is an interactive piece that allows people to create sounds through the two string installations.

Learn more about Evans’ installation here.