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Jeff Conarroe ’99 Named Head Basketball Coach

We are excited to welcome Colorado College’s new head basketball coach, alumnus Jeff Conarroe ’99!

Conarroe was a three-year letter winner in basketball at CC. He spent the last nine seasons at CSU Bakersfield, the first eight as an assistant coach before his promotion to associate head coach prior to the 2019-20 campaign. Conarroe will begin his duties at CC on June 2.

Says Athletic Director Lesley Irvine, “I am thrilled to welcome Jeff back home to Colorado College,” Irvine said. “Jeff stood out in what was a very competitive national search. He is a high integrity leader whose passion for his alma mater is contagious and engaging. I have no doubt that the men’s basketball program will thrive under his leadership and look forward to supporting him and the program in this next chapter.”

Read more here.

Welcome home Jeff! Go Tigers!

Welcome to Summer Session!

Welcome back to the virtual classroom!

Summer Session 2020 began this week, with 422 students enrolled in 47 distance-learning courses. This year’s Summer Session Committee focused on offering in-demand and over-enrolled courses from the academic year to lessen waitlists and provide students another opportunity to enroll. Summer Session offered 12 of these courses, and all are nearly full. The goal is that these sections will help students get through their major and degree requirements, and give them the foundation to take more specialized upper-level courses next academic year.

Additionally, as part of the Summer Collaborative Research program, over 80 student researchers are working with faculty members throughout the summer.

Submit to CC Film and Media Studies Challenge!

Colorado College Film and Media Studies is hosting a challenge inspired by the  Getty Museum Challenge. Instead of artworks, you reenact a scene from a film of your choice. All are welcome! Make sure that your clip is no longer than one minute and, ideally, spliced with or linked to an online clip of the original scene.

Submit your clip by midnight Monday, June 1, via the program’s Facebook page or email a link to Best picture will win $100. There will be $50 prizes for most creative, funniest, best acting, and most likes.

Siddoway, Collaborator Receive Research Funding from NSF

Congratulations to Professor Christine Siddoway (Geology) and her collaborator Reed Scherer (Northern Illinois University), who were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation. This grant will allow Siddoway, Scherer, and their team to study the sediment cores that were drilled while Professor Siddoway was a shipboard scientist on the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) expedition in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica, last spring.

This is Christine’s third active NSF award in support of research into the bedrock evolution and glaciation history of West Antarctica. Watch the video below to learn more about her involvement in IODP and Antarctic research.

Career Center Support Continues Through Summer

The Career Center’s doors didn’t close when the school year ended. “Our entire goal at the Career Center right now is that students know we’re available to them or here for them whenever they’re ready to engage,” says Communications Fellow Amelia Atencio ’18.

Read the full story by Miriam Brown ’21 here, and connect with the Career Center.