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CC Student Assisted Artist Ralph Allen at FAC

The Fine Arts Center at Colorado College provides students and community members with opportunities for creative engagement. This past spring, CC studio art major Quang Vu ’18 worked under visiting faculty member and artist Ralph Allen, helping him paint a 10’x35’ mural. The finished product, entitled “Envoûtement,” depicts elements of Haitian music and culture. This mural coincided with “The Art of Haiti: Loss, History, and Memory” exhibit, and will be on display through 2018.

The FAC provides free admission for students and teachers, and offer free days for all visitors twice per month.

Professor Kisunza Published in Journal of American Chemical Society

Professor Jessica Kisunza (Chemistry) has published two articles, “A Benzyne Insertion Approach to Hetisine-Type Diterpenoid Alkaloids: Synthesis of Cossonidine (Davisine)” and “Conformational Analysis of a Peptidic Catalyst.”in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Jessica’s first article outlines the potential for certain plants to relieve pain and inflammation. Her second article summarizes the research she conducted with the Wennemers research group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Germany, where they studied peptide reactivity.

Read more here.

Featured Alum: Abbey Lew ’18 Pursues Career in Urban Planning

Congratulations to Abbey Lew, who started her new job on our first day of classes at Colorado College!

Abbey graduated in May with a major in Environmental Policy and a minor in Studio Art. At CC, she developed her passions for environmental sustainability, design, and community-building. For three years, she worked as the graphic design intern for CC Communications and helped produce many of our print and digital publications. Throughout her four years, she was a member of the CC women’s ultimate frisbee team, Lysistrata’s Tools, and served as team captain her junior and senior years.

Post-graduation, Abbey spent six weeks in an environmental design program at UC Berkeley, where she worked on multiple city planning projects and did research in partnership with the Oakland Climate Action Coalition.

Thanks to her environmental policy background and her extensive design experience, Abbey was hired as a project assistant for Dyett and Bhatia, an urban and regional planning firm in Oakland, CA. This position will give Abbey hands-on experience working in the urban planning field and help her to narrow her focus prior to pursuing graduate school.

Class of 2022 Includes 10 Bonner Fellows

This is the second year that CC has participated in the national Bonner Fellowship program.

The Bonner Fellowship is a four-year program that helps college students develop as leaders through campus and community engagement. Fellows spend at least 24 hours per block volunteering with various partners selected by CC’s Collaborative for Community Engagement. They also meet weekly as a cohort to connect their community efforts with their academics.

Meet CC’s Bonner Fellows from the class of 2022!

Tony Calderon ’20 SCAC Runner of the Week

Tony Calderon ’20 was named last week’s Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference’s (SCAC) runner of the week. Tony finished 7th at the UCCS Rustbuster Invitational on Saturday, September 1, setting a team record of 26:25 in the 8k. This is the second time he has been selected as SCAC Runner of the Week.

Tony also led the team to a 4th place finish this past weekend at the CC Invitational at Monument Valley Park. Congratulations, Tigers!