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CC Tiger Hockey Plays Outdoors in 2016!

No, the Tigers aren’t leaving the World Arena as their home ice, but next season’s Pioneers-Tigers hockey game will be staged at Coors Field in downtown Denver. Dubbed the ‘Battle on Blake’, this will be the first collegiate hockey game ever played at Coors Field and will mark the first time that DU and CC have faced off in an outdoor match.  Mark your calendars for this fun event, scheduled for February 20, 2016.  Athletic Director Ken Ralph shares “We are thrilled to be taking our rivalry with the University of Denver outside.”

Men’s Lacrosse Heads to the NCAA Tournament

Congratulations to our CC Men’s Lacrosse team, as they head to the NCAA Division III tournament, the Tiger’s third consecutive postseason appearance.  They will be playing Endicott College in Beverly, Mass., on Wednesday, May 6, in the first round.

The game is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time ( 5:00 p.m. Eastern).  I’ve been told to watch for live stats and video at, so I hope you’ll join me in cheering our Tigers on against the Endicott Gulls.

Community-Engaged Leadership

Yesterday, I attended the Community-Engaged Leadership (CEL) Program’s Capstone Celebration. The CEL, supported by an endowment gift from the Boettcher Foundation, assists students who develop their interests in service, social justice, leadership and public engagement. Completion of the certificate requires two years of engagement in the program and a capstone project. The four seniors who completed the CEL certificate (pictured below) are:

  • Rebecca Celli – “Silenced Film Series”
  • Matt Nadal – “Accessibility to Athletics: Providing Water Safety Lessons and Self-Awareness Practice to Marginalized Youth in Colorado Springs”
  • Charlotte Allyn – “Re-envisioning the CEL Program: A Self-Study
  • Maia Wikler – “Indigenous Rights Movements in Vancouver: Understanding the Cross-Cultural Communication Barrier”

Congratulations to all!


CC Hosts Springs Mayoral Debate

Monday night, Colorado College hosted a runoff election debate between the two Colorado Springs mayoral candidates left standing after a crowded field of initial candidates.   

Former Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and former Colorado Springs Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace are squaring off in a runoff election after neither one received a majority in the general election, held April 7. 

Sophomore CCSGA Vice President for Outreach Abe Mamet co-moderated the debate with Kristy Milligan, of Rocky Mountain PBS, with questions coming from students and others in the audience, as well as a live Twitter feed. The debate, co-hosted by CC’s Office of Sustainability and local environmental organizations, focused on stormwater, transportation, and parks issues as part of a larger focus on sustainability. 


CC Students from Nepal Raise Funds for Earthquake Victims

On 25 April 2015, Nepal was ravaged by a massive 7.9 Richter scale earthquake that claimed the lives of over 3000 and destroyed infrastructure and housing throughout the country. Over 8000 have been injured, tens of thousands have been displaced, and the country is quickly running out of water, food, medical supplies and electricity. To make matters worse, the country has experienced over 70 powerful aftershocks that continue to inflict damage on the already depleted resources of the country.

We, the CC students from Nepal, ask you to help the millions of survivors in our country by making donations to organizations that have been working tirelessly to provide relief to the victims. Your contributions will be used to provide medical attention to the injured, water to the thirsty, food to the hungry, and shelter to the displaced. Above all, your donations will give hope and strength to a country that is just waking up to face the aftermath of one of the worst tragedies in its history. We call upon you, our fellow tigers, to come forward and help our country rise from the rubble.

The following is a list of online fundraising campaigns that you can donate to:




World Food Program:


Sidharth Moktan ’15, Kathmandu Nepal
Niyanta Khatri ’17, Kathmandu Nepal
Anubrat Prasai ’17, Kathmandu Nepal
Abhushan Kadka ’18, Kathmandu Nepal