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President Jill Tiefenthaler's Blog

Winter Celebration 2017


On December 17, I joined our mid-year graduates and their families for Winter Celebration. We enjoyed a formal dinner in Bemis Great Hall and recognized their individual achievements.

Congratulations to this accomplished group!

Half Block Kicks Off 2018

Welcome back to the 700+ students on campus for Half Block! This year marks our largest Half Block yet, with 31 for-credit courses and 21 not-for-credit courses.

The Career Center is offering several new Dynamic Half Block courses, including The Big Idea Half Block, Advertising Agency Immersion, and Comedy in Culture in New York City. Additionally, several Half Block instructors will offer campus-wide access to their expertise through the Career Center’s Professionals in Residence Series.

Keep an eye out for the many opportunities for creativity, curiosity, and career exploration this Half Block!


Happy Holidays!

Dear CC Community,

As a dusting of snow finally appears on the mountains, Tutt Library fills with students working on final projects and papers, and Block 4 ends, I send you holiday greetings and offer you many good wishes for 2018.

Warm Regards,

President Jill Tiefenthaler

Cookie Study Break!

Amid the craziness of Fourth Week, I surprised students doing some late-night studying in Tutt Library with cookies. Student Body President Dorsa Djalilzadeh ’18 and Student Trustee Ben Kieklak ’18 joined me in passing out cookies to nearly 200 students.

It was great to see students utilizing all the new study spaces in the library!

CC to Collaborate on NSF Botany Grant

I’m excited to share that CC will be one of 38 collaborating institutions working with lead University of Colorado Boulder on a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant! The grant provides funding to digitize 1.7 million botanical specimens from the southern Rocky Mountain region. CC’s Carter Herbarium, curated by Professor Shane Heschel (Organismal Biology and Ecology), will contribute its 14,000 specimens to the project.

Once completed, this project will open up rich botanical information to the public through free data portals.