President Jill Tiefenthaler's Blog
As part of the department’s required Senior Seminar, CC’s senior art majors and professors recently ventured to New York City. Considered an integral part of an art major’s capstone experience, the New York trip has been occurring annually since 1986 thanks to a gift from the Getty Trust to the Colorado College Art Department in honor of Harold E. Berg, class of 1936. The Berg Endowment completely covers the annual trip to NYC, allowing students the opportunity to experience museums, galleries, and artists’ studios in the Big Apple. In recognition of the Getty Trust’s generosity, the Art Department expects “all participants in the New York trip to see themselves as stewards of the Berg Endowment and invested participants in this larger historic legacy.” Thanks to the Art Department faculty who regularly organize this wonderful field study experience for our students!
Our women’s volleyball team earned its 16th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III Women’s volleyball championship and will play Maryville College in the opening round TODAY at Emory University in Atlanta. First serve is scheduled for 1 pm MST.
The Tigers are making their 23rd overall appearance in the NCAA tournament. Congratulations to Rick Swan and this talented team!
CC hosts Duke in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at 1 p.m. Mountain Time at Stewart Field this Saturday, November 16. This is the first home NCAA Tournament game for the Tigers in 22 years when CC beat Stanford in overtime 1-0.
NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament Tailgate Party
Join fellow CC alumni, parents, and friends for a pre-game tailgate prior to our beloved Tigers women’s soccer team taking on the Duke University Blue Devils! Enjoy free food and beverages before we cheer our Tigers to victory!
Date: November 16, 2013
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. MT (game starts at 1 p.m.)
Location: Colorado College campus overlooking Stewart Field between John Lord Knight Student Apartments and El Diente Apartments. Look for the large black and gold tent.
This message went out earlier today.
Dear Campus Community,
Over the past weekend, our Board of Trustees visited campus for its regular fall meeting. The meeting was very productive. The board approved the following:
- Emeritus status for several retired faculty members. Congratulations!
- Donna Arnink– Professor Emerita, Drama and Dance
- Margaret Duncombe – Professor Emerita, Sociology
- Ronald Hathaway – Professor Emeritus, Biology
- Bruce Kola – Lecturer Emeritus, Sport Science
- Libby Rittenberg – Professor Emerita, Economics and Business
- Adrienne Seward – Professor Emerita, English
- Yun Yu Wang – Professor Emerita, Theatre and Dance
- William Weida – Professor Emeritus, Economics and Business
- A naming policy that will help guide the college in the naming of campus spaces and programs. This policy is attached and will be posted to the policies and compliance website.
- The external audit was approved. Because of the good work of many staff and faculty, there were no major findings.
In addition, our trustees worked on their Strategic Project Teams (SPTs). This year’s SPTs are: (1) campaign planning, (2) library planning, (3) campus master plan/master communications plan, and (4) environmental stewardship and innovation. These teams are closely tied to the implementation of the strategic plan and the work of our campus-based action and knowledge-development teams.
The highlight of the trustees’ visit was the recognition of the contributions of four individuals who are transitioning from voting charter trustees to life trustees. These individuals — Bill Hybl, Mike Lampton, Doug Norberg, and Sue Woolsey — have generously shared their time, talents, and treasure with CC.
- Bill Hybl, chairman and CEO of El Pomar Foundation, has continued El Pomar’s tradition of supporting Colorado College, as the foundation has generously contributed to our institution for many years. As an alumnus and member of the board for an impressive 24 years, he carries the torch for Colorado College as an active and engaged member of our local community.
- Mike Lampton has been a member of the board for 14 years. As a teacher, scholar, and administrator at Johns Hopkins University, Mike’s academic expertise has been incredibly valuable to the board’s discussions. He has served in many roles during his tenure on the board, most notably as secretary of the board and chair of the college’s most recent presidential search.
- Driven by a passion for increasing financial aid, trustee Doug Norberg has worked passionately throughout his 12 years on the board to help the college provide access to students from all backgrounds. To support this goal, Doug and his wife Nancy established the Norberg Scholarship Fund, which funds four scholarships per year.
- In addition to sending all of her children, or as she says “her entire gene pool,” to Colorado College, Sue Woolsey has been an enthusiastic leader on issues of environmental stewardship at CC. Sue has been a trustee for 18 years and for the past four years she has served as the board’s chair.
The trustees continue to be impressed with our progress and join me in being incredibly grateful for your commitment to our mission. We look forward to their next visit on February 20-22. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Originally pitched for the Big Idea competition at CC, recent grads Monica Mueller ’13 and Bryn Merrell ’13 launched a company called Artful Venture. Inspired by their work with Fundacion Arte del Mundo, Monica and Bryn set up their non-profit as a way to bring together a unique group of artists and organizations with a shared dream of making a living doing what they love while making a difference in the world. Through the sale of hand-crafted goods, the mission of Artful Ventures is to “support the creativity, passion, and tradition of artisans while giving forward through our partner nonprofit, Arte Del Mundo, to support the arts and literacy.” Recently, they launched a video that offers a glimpse into the work of Artful Ventures: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR1TWq2kewc
For more information, check out their website at: http://www.artfulventure.com/pages/thecause.