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Barbara Yalich ’53 Honored by SportsCorp

Our people make Colorado College the special institution that it is, and many of those associated with CC have also contributed to making Colorado Springs the vibrant, thriving city we call home. One of the indomitable CC personalities, Barbara Yalich ‘53, long-time VP for Development, was recognized recently for her many contributions to Colorado Springs’ strong and growing reputation as a center for sports.

Colorado Springs Sports Corporation honored Barbara with its 2016 Thayer Tutt Sportsman Award. The award is presented annually as part of SportsCorp’s Sports Hall of Fame Gala, recognizing an individual who has contributed exceptional philanthropic and community sports support. We couldn’t agree more!

Many congratulations, Barbara, on this honor!

New Yorker Cartoonist Robert Mankoff on Campus

Tonight, Robert Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker, and author of “How About Never? Is Never Good For You?” will give a multi-media presentation about his life in cartoons, the idiosyncrasies of working at one of the nation’s best magazines, and the fun of capturing the most “cartoonable”election in American history. Thursday, October 27th at 7 pm in Gaylord Hall (Worner Center).

CC Club Cycling Team

CC students are known for passion, and that often results in new student clubs. CC’s Club Cycling Team is just three years old and what began with a small group is now a team that placed among the top three teams in the state, competing against schools that consider cycling a varsity sport.

The CC team sent one rider, junior Hayley Bates (pictured below – love the mud splatter!), to the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships in West Virginia this past weekend . Hayley is an International Political Economy and Romance Languages double major, and one of the team captains. In only her second season of racing, she placed 10th in short track and 11th in cross country.

Hayley shared that “I really enjoy the chance to represent the school. The past couple years the team has grown in numbers and support and it has been so fun to watch! As a freshman I was one of four cyclists who attended races, three years later we have 18 going! We had some wonderful accomplishments this season!”  Congratulations to Hayley and the whole team!


Eric Bransby’ 47 Celebrated

I don’t often blog about a birthday, but it isn’t every day that a prominent alumnus turns 100. Today, Eric Bransby ’47 celebrates a century of birthdays.

As a nationally-known muralist, Eric’s work has spanned decades with over 35 murals in important buildings across the West, including his work in CC’s Cossitt Hall.  His expressive style links us to an earlier era in American art, even as he describes his current work as an ongoing effort to continue growing and learning as an artist.

Happy 100th Birthday Eric!

First Monday – Hetherington on Polarization

Today’s Block 3 First Monday featured Marc Hetherington, Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. Marc is an expert on the polarization of public opinion in America. His most recent book Why Washington Won’t Work: Polarization, Political Trust, and the Governing Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 2015) won the Alexander George Award from the International Society of Political Psychology.

Professor Hetherington’s talk is part of the Sondermann Presidential Symposium, the 13th in a series that has become a signature college program. Thanks to Professor Elizabeth Coggins (pictured below with Professor Hetherington) and her colleagues in Political Science for putting together a wonderful schedule of talks for this election season.