New or rehired employees from August 31, 2009 through December 4, 2009

Jayne Blewitt, Alumni Parent Program Specialist, Alumni & Parent Relations

Tobias Brace, Staff Nurse, Boettcher Health Center

Justin Freeman, Database Records Specialist, Advancement Services

Sarah Jaecks, Database Records Specialist, Advancement Services

Monica Leahy, Admission & Financial Aid Specialist, Admission Office/Financial Aid Office

Brenda Maldonado, Staff Nurse, Boettcher Health Center

Kevin Morgan, Patrol Officer, Campus Safety

John Papuga, Groundskeeper, Facilities Services

Jon Ramsay, Patrol Officer, Campus Safety

Margaret Rustenbeck, Staff Assistant, Facilities Services

Kim Wigglesworth, Lab Supervisor, Boettcher Heath Center

Anais Gude takes top honors in ACM photo contest

CC  senior Anais Gude won both the grand prize and an honorable mention in the Associated Colleges of the Midwest’s second annual ACM Off-Campus Study Photo Contest. Gude’s photo “Working on Manhood” took the top honor.  Her photo “Iron Fist” was one of 10 honorable mentions in the competition.

Gude, a sociology major and Asian studies minor, said she was exploring a Beijing hutong, or traditional neighborhood, when she came upon a group of migrant construction workers who were surprised by her presence, and even more surprised when she spoke Chinese. The winning photo depicts a boy who, when Gude asked if she could take his picture, nodded silently, took a long drag from his cigarette, and blew it toward the camera.

The winning photos will be featured in a traveling exhibit that will visit 11 of the ACM colleges. It is scheduled to be exhibited in Worner Campus Center February 24-March 3. Check out the
other winning photo entries.

Fall 2009 H1N1 cases and vaccinations

FluFall2009Since Nov. 24, when CC’s H1N1 influenza vaccination clinics began, 922 members of the campus community have been vaccinated either at the clinics or at Boettcher Health Center. Here’s a quick glance at our vaccine statistics as of Dec. 15, 2009:

  • 656 vaccinations were administered at clinics in Slocum Hall, Loomis Hall and Mathias Hall: 427 H1N1 vaccine; 134 H1N1 flu mist (inhaled) vaccine;  95 seasonal flu vaccine
  • 266 vaccinations were given at Boettcher Health Center
  • Approximately 800 more doses of vaccine are currently on hand for spring, and at least 300 more doses may be obtained if needed.
  • Boettcher Health Center has reported 190 cases of influenza-like illness among students, from late August, when residence halls opened, through Dec. 11. The chart here shows a week-by-week look at the number of new cases reported.

Phi Beta Kappa chapter earns high marks


Phi Beta Kappa The Key Palmer HallColorado College’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Society was one of 22 rated 1 or 1.5 by the organization’s national committee in the evaluation of its annual report for 2008-2009. This means the chapter is among those that will be considered for the Exemplary Chapter Award that is presented to three chapters from institutions of varying sizes at the next Triennial Council meeting in 2012. Kudos to chapter officers Tomi-Ann Roberts, professor of psychology; Dennis McEnnerney,  adjunct assistant professor of philosophy; and Ted Lindeman, professor of chemistry. There are four Phi Beta Kappa chapters in Colorado, and 276 nationwide. Officers and members of the college’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter are listed here.

Showalter signing new book on Dec. 19


Dennis Showalter, professor of history, will sign copies of his new book, “Hitler’s Panzers: The Lightning Attacks that Revolutionized Warfare,” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers next to The Citadel mall. Showalter, a World War II scholar, presents a comprehensive study of Nazi Germany’s armored forces and their influence on the role of the army in the Third Reich. Panzers, self-contained armored units able to operate independently, became the nucleus of the German army’s fighting power as well as its moral focus and the core of its identity, establishing an entirely new military doctrine. Showalter is a visiting professor and guest lecturer at West Point, and former president of the Society for Military History. Click here for details on the signing and the book.