Students Explore Their Racial Identities

Class Invites CC Students to Explore Their Own Racial Identities

Through the interplay of academics and self-exploration, students in Professor Peony Fhagen’s Racial Identity Development class explore their own becomings: the chords and melodies that make up their identities. For many students, the course material offered revelations about their own selves. “I think one of the biggest ideas I will take from this class is that racial identity development is not linear,” says Aiko Reidy ’25.

CC to Welcome New Students for Winter Start Orientation

Welcome all new students and their families to the CC community during Winter Start Orientation. WSO for students begins with move-in on Sunday, Jan. 16, and runs through Saturday, Jan. 22.

The entire Winter Start Orientation schedule is available on the WSO webpage and on the CC mobile app. Students are currently allowed two guests on campus with them for move-in, and they must follow COVID-19 protocols. Refer those looking for assistance to the Office of Residential Life and Campus Activities at (719) 389-6800 as well as the CC Bound webpage.

Get to Know … Lonnie Timmons III, CC
Photographer and Photo Editor

Photo by Lonnie Timmons III

What does your job entail?
My job primarily entails creating quality photography, receiving and distributing assignments from the campus community, managing/coaching student interns and freelancers, and photo editing and managing the Digital Asset Management system.
Where did you work before CC and what were you doing?
I was working as a photographer at a state university in Nevada, though my background is in metropolitan daily newspapers.

Tell us a little about your background.
Originally, I’m from Maryland, although I’ve lived and worked in the South, Midwest, Northwest, and the West. My biggest photographic influence in the early days was Ernst Haas. I appreciate his clean and precise style. Wikipedia says it better than I can, “Haas bridged the gap between photojournalism and the use of photography as a medium for expression and creativity.” I try to do the same.

What do you like to do when not working?
When I’m not working, I’m planning my next international trip or enjoying movies and Netflix. My most recent trips have been to India, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.

Wild card: What is something people don’t know about you?
I have taught myself two languages, Spanish and Portuguese, besides the two languages I learned in school [English and Italian].

Block 5 First Mondays to Feature Austin Channing Brown

Austin Channing Brown is a speaker, writer, and media producer providing inspired leadership on racial justice in America. She is the author of New York Times‘ bestselling “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness,” and the executive producer of web series “The Next Question.” As a media producer, Brown creates content about the experiences of Black women, dismantling the foundations of white supremacy.

Join Brown and Dr. Manya Whitaker, associate professor and chair of education and director of the Crown Faculty Center, as they discuss strategies for embracing, cultivating, and amplifying joy, while simultaneously acknowledging the work that needs to be done. Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Join the Virtual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Colorado College continues its tradition of hosting the Colorado Springs’ commemoration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy with the All People’s Breakfast at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 17. The theme of this year’s virtual program is “It Starts With Me,” and includes personal stories from local trailblazers in government, education, and the arts. The event will be virtual in order to keep the community safe and in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.

As in the past, the celebration will be a fundraiser on behalf of the NAACP and Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission. Tickets are available with a suggested donation of $5, but people are welcome to give as much — or little — as they are able, as cost should not be a burden to attendance.

In addition to the All People’s Breakfast, a series of events throughout the community is planned to celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

Wilderness First Responder and WFR Courses Taking Place on Campus

More than 120 students are participating in the Wilderness First Responder and WFR Recertification courses on campus Jan. 10-23. Sessions take place in the Chapman Room, Loomis Lounge, and McHugh Commons, as well as some outdoor locations. Don’t be alarmed: Mock scenarios are designed to feel as real as possible, requiring students to act as though they are hurt or seriously injured. It’s part of the training and Campus Safety has been notified.

Photo of the Week

Photo by Lonnie Timmons III 
Winter Commencement 2021

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