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Posts from the December 2015 issue

A Brief History of Colorado College Logos

1905-1988: The College Seal For more than 80 years, the college seal was the primary identity mark of the college. It first appeared on the 1905 college course catalog cover, but other information about its origin remains a mystery. It was common, however, for colleges and universities to adopt similarly designed seals in the early…

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Continuing a Journey: The Spirit and Legacy of Helen & Arthur Johnson

In June, the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation committed $2 million to Colorado College in support of the expansion and renovation of Tutt Library. This ambitious project will provide a world-class academic center designed around the intense study and collaboration derived from the Block Plan. The Johnson Foundation gift makes possible a new…

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Peak Profile: Ed Pelz ’38

Arriving at Colorado College in the fall of 1934, Edward Joseph Pelz ’38 must have had no idea what lay in store for his future. Pelz arrived at a Colorado College on the upswing. The presidency of Thurston J. Davies (1934-48) had seen the college acquire new property, upgrade student housing, and hire new faculty…

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WEDDINGS & CELEBRATIONS 1987 Kathy French and Judy De Groot, July 10, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 1996 Dana Menzel Hall and Matt Hall, July 26, 2014, near Tabernash, Colorado. 2006 Victoria Murray and Andrew Flanagan, April 18, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2008 Emily Zinn and Devin Jamroz, July 11, in Allenspark, Colorado. Kaitlyn Hyser and Jesse…

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A Message From Your Alumni Board

By Eric Mellum ’90, Alumni Association Board President Ah, Homecoming. How wonderful it was to reunite with classmates and other fellow alumni, and to walk across our beautiful campus nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak. I always leave campus inspired, impressed, and re-energized after connecting and engaging in stimulating conversation. CC grads really distinguish…

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Class Notes

1960 Colorado College members of Phi Delta Theta held a reunion, complete with old photographs 
and yearbooks, in June on Cape Cod. 1962 Janet Fry Rogers, an artist represented by Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Washington, D.C., recently was featured in a Washington Post story about gardening and the visual arts. 1967 Linda Seger recently…

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On the Bookshelf

Now and Then Old Worlds Unfurl by Mary Elizabeth Bradley ’61 Jones and co-author Emily Calhoun ask if parallel lives can intersect — then enumerate the ways theirs have: family lives, professional interests, commitment to a public ethic, and love of nature. “We have recognized over the 15 years we have been meeting as friends…

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Students Assist Refugees While in Greece

The 25 students taking Lisa Hughes’ interdisciplinary course Romantic Comedy: The Birth, Death, and Re-birth during Block 2 in Greece were struck by the plight of refugees and vowed to help. With broad support from CC students, faculty, staff, alumni, student clubs, and athletics teams, the students raised more than $2,250 to buy necessities for…

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“Humans of CC” Now on Facebook

Four first-year students, Amelia Eskenazi ’19, Joann Bandales ’19, Padah Vang ’19, and David Gonzalez Salgado ’19, have created the “Humans of Colorado College” Facebook page. Modeled after the “Humans of New York” project, the page seeks to tell stories that others aren’t aware of, letting students know it’s OK to be vulnerable and helping…

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Cache La Poudre, Sacred Grounds More Appealing

Visitors to campus will notice a more pedestrian-friendly and aesthetically pleasing Cache La Poudre Street, between Cascade and Nevada avenues. The Cache La Poudre Improvement Project is the first phase to address the campus master plan’s recommendation to create a clearer gateway into campus from the south. The project extends the curb on the south…

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