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Dee Bradley Baker’ 86 Speaks Tonight

Dee Bradley Baker ’86, a successful voiceover artist (he plays both Perry the Platypus and Daffy Duck) with over 20 years of professional experience, talks about life after CC and his career in movies, animated television series, and video games tonight (Monday, Nov. 28) at 7 p.m. in the Cornerstone Screening Room. Then, on Tuesday, Dee is leading a 2-hour workshop with a voice acting adjunct class, working with students both as a group and individually.

Thanks to Dee for his generosity in giving back to CC in this way and to Soeren Walls ’17 who worked to get Dee to campus!

Thankful for Colorado College

Dear Campus Community,

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I have gratitude on my mind.

Throughout the divisive national campaign, CC welcomed a variety of speakers representing a broad range of perspectives. I am thankful for an intellectual community where many perspectives are welcomed and thoughtfully considered.

Our students were passionately engaged in the election season but they were also ready for the break and so student leaders organized a “Loving Send Off” to celebrate the unity of our community. I am thankful for students who care deeply about issues and one another.

Our faculty are always there for our students, pushing and challenging them as they also provide support and encouragement. I am grateful for their commitment to excellent teaching and mentoring, which has always been the cornerstone of a Colorado College education and continues to be so today.

Throughout the fall, I have been so proud of the progress being made on campus and our community’s resilience in the midst of much disruption. Despite the construction at Tutt Library and relocation of our books and their offices, Team Tutt, and our librarians and academic support professionals have provided excellent service to students and faculty. I am also delighted to witness the enthusiasm for our alliance with the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and the engagement of over 1,500 participants in the planning listening sessions.

Our staff are passionate about these new initiatives that will enhance learning for our students and have taken on additional responsibilities to make them happen, even as they continue their dedication to regular duties. I am grateful for their many contributions.

During this past block, our trustees were on campus for their regular November meeting. I am thankful for their enthusiasm and commitment to CC. The support they and our alumni, parents, and friends provide is a strong endorsement of the importance of our mission to educate tomorrow’s leaders.

Happy Thanksgiving!

With gratitude,

Jill

Coach Castaneda Named SCAC Coach-of-the Year

Coach Ted Castaneda has been named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach-of-the-Year for both men’s and women’s cross country. Both teams had outstanding years, winning conference titles. To top it off, the women’s team finished 12th at the NCAA Championships last weekend.

Congratulations Coach Ted!

Block Break 3 Newsletter

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Dear Parents and Alumni,

As we wrap up Block 3, the students are excited for Fall Break and the celebration of Thanksgiving with family and friends. There is much to be thankful for.

The Sondermann Symposium with several guests including Gwen Ifill, David Axelrod and Donna Brazille.

In the midst of a divisive national campaign, the college welcomed a variety of speakers representing a broad range of perspectives, from Democratic Strategist David Axelrod P ’09 to former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Many thanks to Assistant Professor of Political Science Elizabeth Coggins who organized the Sondermann Presidential Symposium, which was one of the highlights of the fall. I am thankful for an intellectual community where all perspectives are welcomed and thoughtfully considered.

Whether celebrating or grieving the outcome, our students were passionately engaged in the election season. But they were also ready for the break, and so student leaders organized a “Loving Send Off” earlier this week to celebrate the unity of our community. I am thankful for students who care deeply about issues and one another.

CC students and faculty congregated at the Worner Quad for CCSGA's "Loving Send-off: A Celebration of Identity and People at Colorado College" to discuss the community's inclusivity after this year's divisive election.

During this block, the trustees were on campus for their regular November meeting. I am grateful for their enthusiasm and commitment to CC. The support they and other alumni, parents, and friends provide is a strong endorsement of the importance of our mission to educate tomorrow’s leaders.

While the trustees were on campus, the college celebrated the publication of a festschrift in honor of Professor of Political Science Tim Fuller. A collection of essays inspired by Tim’s scholarly life and compiled by his former students, the book is also a tribute to the close faculty-student relationships that have been formed over generations here. I am grateful that this commitment to excellent teaching and mentoring has always been the cornerstone of a Colorado College education and continues to be so today.

philosophypolitics-timfuller-cover-7x9-5-nobleeds-v4Throughout the fall, I have been so proud of the progress being made on campus and our community’s resilience and excitement in the midst of much disruption. Despite the construction at Tutt Library and relocation of books and offices, Team Tutt, and our librarians and academic support professionals have provided excellent service to students and faculty. I am thrilled to witness the enthusiasm about our alliance with the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and the engagement of over 1,500 participants in the listening sessions; it’s a great foundation on which to build our future vision! I am grateful for staff members from across the campus who have taken on additional responsibilities, even as they continue their dedication to regular duties.

During this season of gratitude, I am thankful for you, parents and alumni, who continue to be passionate champions for Colorado College.

Best regards,

Jill
President Jill Tiefenthaler

Tiger Update

On Friday, I posted news about our men’s and women’s cross country and women’s volleyball teams competing in the NCAA post-season. Here is the update:

Women’s Cross Country – The team finished 3rd at the NCAA West Regional and earned a spot in the NCAA Championship Meet (Saturday, November 19 in Louisville, KY).  Leah Wessler ’17 finished 6th and Katie Sandfort ’17 finished 8th.  Stephani Messick ’17, Jerrica Bauer ’20, and Allie Crimmins ’17 joined Leah and Katie on the NCAA All-West Region Team.

Men’s Cross Country – The team finished the season with a strong 6th place finish at the NCAA Regional meet in Oregon. This is a big improvement from 15th place a year ago.  Peter Callan ’20 finished 10th in the race and will compete in the National Championship meet as an individual. Peter was honored as a member of the NCAA All-West Region Team.

Women’s Volleyball – They upset Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (#3 ranked nationally) in the first round of the NCAA Volleyball Dallas Regional.  In the second round, the Tigers fell to Southwestern (#7 Nationally) to end their season at 28-6.  Abbe Holtze ’17 was named to the All-Tournament team and earned a spot as an All-West Region selection as well.

Congratulations to all!!

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