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Posts from the Spring 2018 issue

Shane Lory ’16 to Receive Livesay Award

Shane Lory ’16, who as a Colorado College sophomore co-founded the nonprofit Colorado Springs Food Rescue, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Livesay Award for Social Change, a move that fittingly brings his undergraduate experience at CC full circle. The Livesay Award, named for Professor Emeritus of Sociology Jeff Livesay, will be presented at…

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Nancy Nagel Gibbs ’71 to Give Commencement Address

Tony Award-winning producer Nancy Nagel Gibbs ’71 will deliver the Commencement address at Colorado College’s Commencement ceremony at 8:30 a.m., Monday, May 21 on Armstrong Quad. Gibbs has been a producer, general manager, and company manager for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and international productions for more than 40 years. Her producing credits include “Peter and the Starcatcher”…

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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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Olympic Dreams
: Past, Present, and Future

Located just a mile from the U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters, Colorado College has numerous connections to the USOC and Olympic Games. CC alumni have represented our country in competitions, worked for the USOC as employees or interns, and cheered athletes on at events throughout the world. Standing out in South Korea More than a dozen…

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On the Bookshelf

Seeing Straight: An Introduction to Gender and Sexual Privilege By Jean Halley ’89 and Amy Eshleman “Seeing Straight” introduces students to key concepts in gender and sexuality through the lens of privilege and power. The book asks students to examine the privilege inherent in approaching heterosexual and cisgender (a person whose gender identity corresponds with…

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Alumni Volunteers Contribute Time, Content, and Life Experience

Alumni volunteers permeate nearly everything we do here at CC, including serving on the Board of Trustees or the Alumni Association Board but also contributing time and talent as valuable resources to students in the classroom or to other alumni and parents at special programs. Helping students with transition to the workaday world is as…

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What’s on Your Reading List, Santiago Guerra?

I am currently reading “Blood Oranges,” in which Timothy Bowman presents a history of agricultural development in South Texas. Bowman offers a compelling argument for how commercial agriculture shaped South Texas after its incorporation into the United States, in particular how it structured relationships across race and class. He argues that the Mexican descendant communities…

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