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Posts from the Spring 2019 issue

From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends, It has been an exciting start to the spring semester! We welcomed 52 Winter Start and transfer students and saw record participation in this year’s Half Block. This spring has been especially rewarding for me, as I co-taught the Economics of Higher Education with my husband, Professor Kevin Rask, during…

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New Director of Alumni and Family Relations Named

Tiffany Williamson Kelly has been named the new director of alumni and family relations at Colorado College. An experienced constituent relations and events manager, she has a strong background in both independent schools and higher education. Kelly was the associate director of admission and financial aid as well as the director of tuition assistance at…

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Allen Bertsche is New Director of Global Education

Allen Bertsche joined CC in January as the director of global education after eight years serving in a similar capacity at Augustana College in Illinois. Prior to transitioning full-time to the field of global education, Bertsche was a faculty member in Augustana’s Spanish Department for 14 years, with a specialization in modern Spain. Originally from…

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Student Perspective

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Cornerstone Arts Week 2019

Oglala Lakota poet, writer, and artist Layli Long Soldier read from her book “Whereas,” winner of the 2017 National Book Award for Poetry, during Cornerstone Arts Week. The weeklong series of free talks, film screenings, performances, and exhibits, which ran Jan. 29-Feb. 3, examined this year’s theme, “Can We Get Real?” The week kicked off…

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Teaching and Learning by Creating Art

A “messy collision between the theory and the practice of teaching community-based studio arts” had seven students wheel-throwing, sculpting, painting, and making collages during a 10-day Half-Block course, Art Education and Learning Laboratory. “We practiced how to identify, and fill, the gaps between what a student already knows and what they are about to learn,”…

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Oprah Winfrey to Deliver Commencement Address

Colorado College will bestow an honorary degree on global media leader, philanthropist, producer, and actress Oprah Winfrey, who is this year’s Commencement speaker. She will deliver the Commencement address at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, May 19, in a ceremony on Tava Quad (formerly known as Armstrong Quad). Ticketed seating will be limited to graduating seniors and…

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Tava Quad Named in Honor of Native Peoples

Armstrong Quad has been named Tava Quad in response to a request from the indigenous and native Peoples at CC. “Tava” means “Sun Mountain,” and is the name used by the Tabegauche Band of the Ute People for Pikes Peak. A group of native faculty and staff began meeting during the Fall of 2017 to discuss…

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Robson Arena Update

At its February meeting, the CC Board of Trustees approved a change to the Campus Master Plan that updates the Robson site plan and provides additional parking for the campus community and visitors. The revised plan situates the arena at the north end of the block near Cache La Poudre and Tejon streets, and provides for…

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CC Helps Launch Gap Year Research Consortium

CC has been instrumental in the launching of the new Gap Year Research Consortium, a first-of-its-kind consortium bringing together admissions deans and researchers from top colleges and universities to study the outcomes of taking an intentional gap year before college. “As long-time supporters of the gap year movement, we believe that creating a clearinghouse for…

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