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PikeRide Launches in the Springs

Did you know bike sharing is the fastest growing form of transportation in the world? This summer, Colorado Springs launched PikeRide to help us get around town.

CC is a major PikeRide partner with two bike stations right on campus, outside Tutt Library and at the FAC. Participating in the PikeRide program “gives our students another sustainable, healthy, and fun transportation option regardless of their incomes or vehicle status at CC,” says Ian Johnson, director of the Office of Sustainability, “and this is another way we’re getting our students out of that ‘CC bubble’ and engaging with the surrounding community.”

Learn more about the PikeRide bike share program and get signed up.

High School Students Enjoy a Taste of CC

As our fall semester approaches, I want to recognize the 45 rising high school juniors and seniors who participated in our summer 2018 Pre-College Program. These students took courses in Feminist and Gender Studies, Environmental Science, Political Science, and English that were designed by CC faculty for high-achieving high school students.

Thanks to the block plan, students commit fully to one course at a time, allowing for memorable learning experiences, like going to class atop Pike’s Peak or Tava (Ute word meaning “sun”) mountain, pictured below, with Professor Mike Taber in his Environmental Science course, From Grasslands to Glaciers.

Our Pre-College program also allows high school students to take summer courses alongside current students during Blocks A&B. Enrollment for summer 2019 opens in December! Click here to learn more.

Professor Davis Publishes Book

Congratulations to Professor Bill Davis (Comparative Literature and German) on the publication of his new book, “Romanticism, Hellenism and the Philosophy of Nature.”

In this work, Bill combines his interests in English and German philosophy, Greece, Romanticism and the philosophy of nature.  As he notes in this story on CC’s website, the book is also strongly related to his teaching and the block abroad in Greece that he co-leads with Professor Lisa Hughes (Comparative Literature).

KRCC’s Ali Budner Featured on NPR’s “1A” 

Ali Budner, KRCC’s reporter for the Mountain West News Bureau, was featured on the NPR program “1A” last month. On that day, “1A” broadcast from KUER in Salt Lake City and highlighted the Mountain West News Bureau in its weekly news roundup. Ali, who joined KRCC from the Bay area in February, has received national awards for her reporting and producing.

The “1A” segment featuring Ali can be heard here.

Professor Mason Releases “Song of the Powers” Video

Professor David Mason (English) has released the first of three new poem videos. The video, featuring his poem “Song of the Powers,” is available on YouTube on the Blank Verse Films platform.