From left, Isabella McShea ’20, Ariel Fillion ’19, and Claire Harkins ’19 work together to unravel mysteries, solve puzzles, and crack codes in “The Johnson’s Living Room,” a theatrical escape room installed in Taylor Theatre. The event was sponsored by CC’s Theatre Workshop and the room was designed by Lucy Houlihan ’18 and Robert Mahaffie ’15.

Head man dancer Brad Bearsheart of Monument leads a grass dance Saturday, April 1, at the 2017 CC Native American Exhibition Powwow, where intertribal dances were performed for visitors.

CC’s library renovation and expansion, designed for 21st-century use, is on track to be completed by the time students return in August. The nearly 100,000-square-foot building will be powered by both natural gas and grid-tied electricity, and cooled and heated by a geothermal field of 80 wells bored 400 feet deep on Armstrong Quad. The system takes the library beyond LEED-certified energy standards, and “into efficiency territory that no library of this size in the nation has gone,” says Chris Coulter, director of facilities. Among the library’s other features: more than 20,000 additional square feet of space, twice the previous seating capacity, an open atrium, third-floor café, terraces on multiple levels with views of campus, Pikes Peak and the Front Range, plenty of individual and group study spaces, greater than 100 kilowatts of renewable power generation from a rooftop array, and advanced audiovisual and technology centric systems including wireless accessibility to meet current and future demand.