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Posts from the Winter 2017 issue

Honoring 50 Years of Teaching and Leadership

I can think of nothing I would rather do on a daily basis than get up in the morning and explore a musical masterwork with 16 intelligent, artistic and eager CC students. We can talk about how it makes us think and how it makes us feel. We can do a ‘close reading’ by discussing…

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In Memoriam: Delaney Utterback ’98

Delaney Utterback ’98, Aug. 24, at age 45. Delaney was the station manager of KRCC 91.5-FM, a Colorado College licensee, for eight years, and a member of the CC family for a quarter century. A Colorado Springs native, Delaney began listening to KRCC when he was 12 years old. He began working for the station…

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Honoring A Legacy

A year after suffering a tragedy, the Kellogg family found some solace in helping Colorado College students enjoy  life-changing outdoor experiences. In 1993, they started the Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund, which enables CC students to develop and lead a responsible, unsupervised wilderness expedition in Canada and the United States. It’s a unique college program that…

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CC Art Week

During Art Week, held between Family and Friends Weekend and Homecoming Weekend, alumni, parents, and friends from the community participated in lectures, classes, and studio visits, culminating with a first-ever Alumni Artist Showcase. Alumni who identify themselves artists, or who graduated with an art degree, were invited to participate by submitting three works for digital…

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Mission Possible: Create a Network of CC Climate Change Professionals

Megan Nicklaus, Career Center director, has identified more than 300 CC alumni on LinkedIn under the descriptors “climate change,” “renewable energy,” and “environment.” These fields are critical to human welfare, environmental sustainability, and national security. In the spirit of the “Mission Impossible” movies and TV series, we’ve made it our mission to find these alumni…

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The Real-Life Impact of a CC Block

Group projects are not uncommon for classes at Colorado College. While learning to take ownership in a shared goal, collaborate, and communicate are translatable skills from group projects to the real world, much of the time it is hard to feel entirely invested in a project that does not go beyond the block. At least…

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Keep On Going On — Ed Benton ’50

In 1946, attending college was not in Ed Benton’s sights. “At 17 months I became an orphan, and I was handed over to my father’s mother. She was 55 years of age, in poor health, illiterate, and she had no money,” says Benton. “When rent went up from $5 per month to $8 per month,…

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Who’s Blacker: Oprah or Sojourner Truth?


Assistant Professor of Sociology Prentiss Dantzler and his Inequality in the U.S. class recently were featured in a segment titled “Playing the Race Cards” on The Nod, a podcast centered around different dimensions of black life. The podcast includes interviews with Dantzler and several students in his Block 1 class, who played the card game…

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Gateway to an Education and an Adventure — Alana Aamodt ’18

A physics major and studio art minor at Colorado College, Alana Aamodt is from Minnesota. She came to CC for a good education and for an exciting adventure. She’s found both. In her first physics class, she and her classmates played hockey every Thursday, something she describes as “one of those things you can only…

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New Appointments: Kris Stanec, Polly Nordstrand Join Museum Staff

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College has added two new staff members, Kris Stanec ’88, MAT ’89 and Polly Nordstrand, to the FAC’s museum department. “With these two new positions, the FAC will be able to offer rich and exciting programs for our community, and to deepen our commitment to the arts…

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