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The CC Questionnaire: Idris Goodwin

Idris Goodwin

Idris Goodwin ​​Executive Director of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College 2021 United States Artist Fellow What do you consider your greatest achievement? Cultivating a multi-faceted professional life in the arts, spanning production to publication across academic, commercial, and civic spaces. I have never had any other professional aspiration in my life…

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Gamelan Director Honored for Contributions

I Made Lasmawan

I Made Lasmawan, the artistic director of the CC Balinese Gamelan orchestra, was featured in the book “American Gamelan and the Ethnomusicological Imagination.” Now in his 29th year at CC, Lasmawan is considered one of the foremost experts in Gamelan performance and Indonesian music. He’s started Gamelan programs at the University of Colorado Boulder, Metropolitan…

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Colorado College “Givia”

(Giving Trivia!) Donors to Colorado College make it possible for current and future students to thrive on the Block Plan and access the immersive, experiential liberal arts education that defines CC. How much do you know about philanthropy at CC and how giving supports the college? Test your knowledge with this quiz — then find…

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Four-Time NCAA Champion and U.S. National Team Player Keri Sanchez Named Women’s Soccer Coach

Vice President and Director of Athletics Lesley Irvine has named Keri Sanchez the eighth head coach in the history of the school’s Division I women’s soccer program. Sanchez, who won four NCAA National Championships as a player at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and has 13 caps with the United States Women’s National Team,…

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Natanya Ann Pulley Receives NEA Creative Writing Fellowship

Assistant Professor of English Natanya Ann Pulley received a 2022 Creative Writing Fellowship of $25,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts. More than 2,000 writers applied for 35 of the highly coveted NEA fellowships this year. Pulley, who is Diné, with her clans being Kinyaa’áani (Towering House) and Táchii’nii (Red Running into Water), teaches…

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Holocaust Mystery Subject of Documentary Film

The documentary film “The Liegnitz Plot,” which follows clues in a historical mystery, was a collaborative effort between Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies Dylan Nelson, CC students, and a CC alumnus. The film’s protagonist investigates a rumor that a Nazi officer stole precious stamps from Holocaust victims and buried the purloined collection in…

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Izzy Atkin ’22

I am a physics major and a professional skier hailing from Park City, Utah. I’m extremely proud of my achievements in my skiing career, which include two X Games silvers and an Olympic bronze. I’m also proud that I’ve been able to continue my academic career while training and competing in slopestyle and big air.…

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Class Offers Students a Taste of the Italian Renaissance

Students of the Renaissance Banchetto, a for-credit Half-Block course in January 2022, sampled from a banchetto — a banquet — of history, music, cuisine, and political intrigue. The goal was to have students engage their senses to experience what life might have been like at the peak of Europe’s rebirth. The nine-day class was co-taught…

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Get Ready for 2022 Homecoming and Family Weekend!

Reunion volunteers gathered on campus in March to plan this year’s Homecoming Weekend activities. Photo by Erin Mullins ’24

Save the date for Oct. 7-9, 2022. We can’t wait to welcome alumni, parents, and families back to the CC campus! The Office of Alumni and Family Relations is planning a full slate of in-person events. You’ll have the chance to reconnect with alumni, parents, families, and current students through social events, networking opportunities, faculty…

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National Science Foundation Grant Supports Fahrenkrug Research

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Eli Fahrenkrug was awarded a $177,696 National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant. The funding will advance research and undergraduate teaching in Southern Colorado using a confocal Raman microspectrometer system — the only one of its type within a 100-mile radius. The new tool focuses laser beams at small bits of…

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