President Jill Tiefenthaler's Blog
Recent graduates are receiving recognition for research they did while at CC.
Jessica Badgeley ’15 is the lead researcher on a paper published with mentor Professor Christine Siddoway in The Journal of Glaciology on a geological feature in Antarctica, a red waterfall, known as Blood Falls. Jessica’s work is a wonderful example of academic discovery making the popular press, as her work was featured on the Weather Channel.
And congratulations to Nicole Hansen ’16 and Casey Schuller ’16, who took first and second place, respectively, in a national competition sponsored by the honor society of the American Sociological Society for papers they wrote while at CC.
On June 29th, six teams from the Quad Summer Intensive pitched solutions to challenges facing Colorado Springs to 100 community stakeholders in CC’s Cornerstone Arts Center. The Quad Summer Intensive, a 4-week program celebrating its third year, enables students from CC, the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, the United States Air Force Academy, and Pikes Peak Community College to partner with local organizations in developing innovative solutions to real-world problems.
This year, ten CC students participated in the program, collaborating with other students to propose solutions to issues of food insecurity, homelessness, and energy. Supporting our students as they turn their innovative thinking into tangible action is a key element of CC’s interpretation of the liberal arts for today’s learners.
Today’s First Friday Art Party is a wonderful way to celebrate the first week of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, now that the alliance is official. The free event, held from 5-7:30pm in the Art Deco Lounge, is an excellent opportunity for the CC and Colorado Springs communities to engage with local artists and one another. This month’s featured local artist, Lindsay Hand, will present on her exploration of spiritualism.
Christy Howard, a 2014 alumna of our Master of Arts in Teaching program, was recently named the 2017 State History Teacher of the Year for Colorado by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
In addition to teaching first grade at Steele Elementary, Christy is currently teaching a course entitled “The Museum of Me” on campus as part of CC’s Summer Gifted and Talented Program for elementary and middle school students from the Pikes Peak region. We are proud to have such innovative teachers participating in our education programs at CC!
This Saturday, July 1, the FAC and CC will officially launch the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.
On June 14th, the joint leadership group, comprised of board members from both institutions unanimously approved the Strategic Plan for the CC-FAC Alliance. We are so excited to embark on this collaborative and mutually beneficial partnership!