Around the Block – Spring Break is Almost Here

What CC Facts Would You Like to Know?

Need to know how many students are enrolled at CC?  Maybe a few figures on our staff population? Colorado College’s online fact book, CC Facts, can help you find what you need. CC Facts provides commonly requested data on the institution in an easy-to-use interactive dashboard format. The data provided on this site answers questions related not only to students, but also provides figures on faculty, staff, college financial information, and much more. 

While you’re on the CC Facts site, you can also check out our links to the Colorado College Diversity Dashboards, and the 2022-23 Colorado College Organizational Chart. Find out more by going to the CC Facts website or contacting the Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness.

March 31 Deadline: Apply for the Alumni Association Student Leader Scholarship

The CC Alumni Association Council (AAC) created and supports the Colorado College Alumni Association Student Leader Scholarship, a loan-reducing scholarship designed to recognize student leaders on campus and encourage them to stay involved with CC after graduation. The scholarship application is now open through Friday, March 31!
Recipients of this award are well-rounded students with strong leadership qualities and a broad outreach among their classmates, the school, and the community. Competition for the scholarship brings out the best and brightest of future alumni leaders.
This scholarship is open to current sophomores and juniors who are eligible for financial aid. A scholarship of at least $5,000 will be awarded for use in the 2023-24 academic year. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 31, at 11:50 p.m., MT. Visit our website for more information, and you can apply here.
In the video below, Libby Lazzara ’23, a recipient of the 2022-23 Student Leader Scholarship, shares a message for CC students.

Spring Break Information

Most administrative offices will be open and staffed over Spring Break. This year, staff are excited to also get a Spring Break and most non-essential services and offices will be closed from Tuesday, March 28 at 5 p.m. through Monday, April 2 at 9 a.m.

Fitness Center Hours:

Wed. Mar. 22: Close at 7 p.m.
Thurs. Mar. 23 and Fri, Mar, 24: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 25 and Sun, Mar. 26: Closed
Mon. Mar. 27 – Fri. Mar. 31: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat. Apr. 1: Closed
Sun. Apr. 2: 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

CC Bookstore Hours: 

Wed. Mar. 22: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Thurs. Mar. 23: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Fri. Mar. 24: Closed
Sat. Mar. 25-Sunday, Mar. 26: Closed 
Mon. Mar. 27-Friday, Mar. 31: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Sat. Apr. 1 and Sun. Apr. 2: Closed 
Mon. Apr. 3: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Tutt Library Spring Break Hours

Wed. Mar. 22: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thurs.  Mar. 23 and Fri. Mar. 24: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 25 and Sun. Mar. 26: Closed
Mon. Mar. 27 and Tues. Mar. 28: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 29 and Sat. Apr. 1: Closed
Sun. Apr. 2: noon-8 p.m.
Mon. Apr. 3: start of Block 7, open 8 a.m.-2 a.m.

The Student Health Center

Sat. Mar. 25 – Sat. April 1: Closed
Sun. Apr. 2: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Students should contact the Optum Medical Center Point Urgent Care, (719) 636-2999, if they are feeling unwell or are experiencing symptoms to determine if they should be tested or need to see a medical provider during the closure. 

The Counseling Center

Mon. Mar. 27 and Tues. Mar. 28: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 29 and Fri. Mar. 31: Closed

As a reminder, there is always a 24/7 counselor on call, as well as after-hours phone counselors available at (719) 389–6093, press 2; or by contacting Campus Safety.  

Campus Safety

Open all of Spring Break

If you need assistance, call the following numbers:      

  • Campus Safety non–emergency number: (719) 389–6707
  • Campus Safety Emergency number: (719) 389–6911

Please note that on Thurs. Mar. 23, 6-9 p.m., Campus Safety will not be available for transports as they will be in staff training; they will be available for emergency response. 

Timesheet submittal and approval dates for the March 7-21 payroll

Timesheets for March 7-21 will need to be submitted by March 22.
Timesheets need to be approved no later than March 24.
Further communication will follow regarding how to record your hours for the March 22 – April 6 timesheets related to spring break.
If you have any questions, contact Heather Stapish in Payroll: hstapish@coloradocollege.eduPlease allow up to 3 days of response time.  We will do our best to address your request as we are able; our timelines depend on the mix of priorities and responsibilities in our work at any given time. We appreciate your patience as we balance diverse needs of different stakeholders. 

Colorado College Justice Watch Club Launches Two New Projects

Koray Gates ’25,  Emma Fowkes ’24, and Isabelle Wangevoord ’25 on Sept. 1, promoting the Justice Watch club during the Fall Club Fair.

Photo submitted by Koray Gates ’25.
By Julia Fennell ’21

Students in the Justice Watch club participate in court watching, where they sit in on sessions in the El Paso County Courthouse, to help keep judges accountable and aid the public’s understanding of what judges in their community are doing.

One of the club’s primary goals is to increase fairness in the judicial system. “Some of us come from a prison abolition angle and see this work as a stepping stone, while others don’t contest the validity of the court system but want to keep judges accountable to the community,” says Emma Fowkes ’24, co-chair of the club.

The club will help with the creation of a legislative report card in collaboration with Citizen’s Project, a local nonprofit organization. The goal of this report card is to provide voters with useful and objective information about judges in retention elections.

To complete this report card, Justice Watch members will work with the Citizen’s Project to use court watching data collected by the club, as well as historical court data obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, that club members will analyze with guidance and help from the Citizen’s Project.

The club is open to all Colorado College students, and no prior knowledge of the court system is required. The club also hopes to bring in guest speakers throughout the semester, such as judges, previously incarcerated people, and public defenders.

Join the Watch Party and Cheer on CC Tigers Hockey at Frozen Faceoff

The CC Tiger Hockey team won their playoff series for only the second time in National Collegiate Hockey Conference history by sweeping #7 nationally-ranked Western Michigan,

Now, the Tigers advance to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff vs. University of Denver this Friday, March 17.

Cheer on the Tigers at a Frozen Faceoff watch party at Robson Arena, this Friday, at 3 p.m. Watch the game on the jumbotron for free in the arena, cheer with fellow CC Tigers fans, and enjoy concessions. If the Tigers win, join us for the NCHC Championship Game watch party, Saturday March 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Robson Arena.

See you there!

Video of the Week

Former Tigers Lorna Kollmeyer ’80 and Melanie Auguste ’09 sat down with Athletic Director Lesley Irvine to talk about their experience playing basketball at Colorado College. Part 1 of this interview was shared last week, and this is part 2.
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