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Posts from the Spring 2018 issue

Chica Chocolate Wins $25,000 in Big Idea Event

Chica Chocolate, which took second place in the Big Idea competition last year, returned to take first place and $25,000 in prize money at CC’s sixth annual Big Idea competition in February. The student pitch competition, with a total of $50,000 prize money at stake, is rapidly becoming one of CC’s signature events. Chica Chocolate…

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CC’s Minor in The Book

Colorado College first offered a minor in The Book during the 2009-10 academic year. This thematic minor, advised by Professor of History Carol Neel, examines the past, present, and future of the written word in its material form from the perspective of a variety of humanistic and social scientific disciplines. Students in the minor are…

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Students, Community Benefit From Cornerstone Arts Week

The college’s 17th annual Cornerstone Arts Week, open to CC and community members, featured two keynote speakers, a concert by a celebrated Inuit performer, a student installation curated by Nelson Kies ’18, a film, and a theatre production, all exploring this year’s theme, “What is the Creative Brain?” In addition to delivering their comments, the…

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Students Attend Conservation in the West Poll Release, Discussion

Five CC students attended the release of the State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West Poll in January at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center. They joined the Outdoor Industry Association, the Center for Western Priorities, and two of the nation’s leading pollsters for the release of the poll and a discussion of the evolving opinions…

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CC Student Film on PTSD Recovery Airs on PBS

“Just Paint,” a short film by Geoffrey Hartley ’19, first aired on Rocky Mountain PBS in November, marking the culmination of his work as part of the Colorado Documentary Project. Dedicated to local storytelling and partnerships with community organizations along the Front Range, the CDP places CC students in “externship” experiences, partnering them with community…

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From The President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends, During Spring Break in March, hundreds of members of the campus community received a white-supremacist, sexist, and anti-Trans email that attacked two of our dedicated campus community members, Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students Mike Edmonds and Senior Associate Dean of Students Rochelle Mason ’83. This message, sent by…

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CC Hosts Leonard Bernstein Symposium

Assistant Professor of Music Ryan Raul Bañagale ’00 organized “Leonard Bernstein at 100,” a three-day symposium on the CC campus held in conjunction with a month-long series of events in Colorado Springs honoring Bernstein’s centenary. A highlight of the symposium was the opening night event, featuring a conversation between Bañagale and Jamie Bernstein, the eldest…

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Letter from Alumni

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students of the Black and LGBTQ+ Communities, On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, members of the Colorado College community were informed that select students and faculty at Colorado College received an email that expresses racist, anti-black, and white supremacist views. Particularly, the email targeted Black students and staff members, students of color,…

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FAC Becomes Kennedy Center Partner in Education

The Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program accepted only seven partnerships this year — and two are from Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, partnering with Colorado Springs’ School District 11, the largest school district in El Paso County, is joining the program, as is UCCS Presents: The Ent Center…

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Alan R. Townsend to Become Provost

Alan R. Townsend will become Colorado College’s provost and professor of environmental science on June 1. As CC’s provost, Townsend will be the college’s chief academic officer and its second-ranking officer with strategic responsibilities that span the entire institution. He will report to President Jill Tiefenthaler, serve on the president’s cabinet, take a leadership role…

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