Colorado College News http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/cc-rss-news.html Blind Boys of Alabama at Blues Under the Bridge Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:45:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/blind-boys-of-alabama-at-blues-under-the-bridge http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/blind-boys-of-alabama-at-blues-under-the-bridge ]]> <p>The 11th annual Blues Under the Bridge, designated a signature event by the Colorado Springs Downtown Development Authority, kicks off at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 29. Gates to the day-long music festival, held under the bridge at 218 W. Colorado Ave., open at 1 p.m.</p> <p>Headlining this year&rsquo;s event is Blind Boys of Alabama, whose 70-year recording career includes five Grammy Awards (plus one for Lifetime Achievement), entrance to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and performances on the world&rsquo;s most prestigious stages and collaborations with musicians ranging from Mavis Staples and Stevie Wonder to Prince and Lou Reed.</p> <p>Other featured artists include Mike Clark and Sugar Sounds, Erica Brown with the Movers and Shakers, Big Jon Atkinson and Bob Corritore, and The Paladins. Jeff Bieri, 91.5 KRCC&rsquo;s program manager, discusses this year&rsquo;s festival line-up and offers some history behind the bands on <a href="http://krcc.org/post/nina-de-freitas-black-pegasus-americas-birthday-music-and-butb-17-air-check">the station&rsquo;s show, &ldquo;Air Check.&rdquo;</a></p> <p>The premier blues music festival, which attracts fans from all over Colorado and the greater Southwest area, is a production of 91.5 KRCC, Colorado College&rsquo;s NPR-member station. The event also includes a series of pre-festival concerts at 7 p.m., July 26-28. They are:</p> <ul> <li>Wednesday, July 26: Jeremy Vasquez &amp; The Survivors, Ivywild Gym, 1604 S. Cascade Ave.</li> <li>Thursday, July 27: The Paladins, The Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave.</li> <li>Friday, July 28: Bob Corritore, The Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave.</li> </ul> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>&nbsp;Blues Under the Bridge schedule:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li>1 p.m.: Gates open</li> <li>1:30 &ndash; 3 p.m.: <a href="http://www.listentoblanktaperecords.com/sugarsounds/">Mike Clark and Sugar Sounds</a></li> <li>3:15 &ndash; 4:45 p.m.: <a href="http://www.ericabrownentertainment.com/">Erica Brown with the Movers and Shakers</a></li> <li>5 &ndash; 6:30 p.m.:&nbsp;<a href="http://biscuitsandblues.com/bigjonatkinson">Big Jon Atkinson</a> and <a href="https://bobcorritore.com/">Bob Corritore </a></li> <li>6:45 &ndash; 8:15 p.m.: <a href="http://www.paladinsband.com/">The Paladins</a></li> <li>8:30 &ndash; 9:45 p.m.: <a href="http://www.blindboys.com/">Blind Boys of Alabama</a></li> </ul> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Ticket information:</span></strong></p> <ul> <li>V.I.P<strong>.</strong>&nbsp;tickets, which include reserved seating, free parking (limited and first-come-first-served) a T-shirt, drink ticket and a Whole Foods meal ticket, are $91.50.</li> <li>General admission tickets are $50 and may be <a href="http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1474330-915-krcc-blues-under-bridge-colorado-springs/">purchased online</a> and at Bristol Brewing Company 1604 S Cascade Ave.&nbsp;Children under 12 admitted free with an accompanying adult.</li> <li>Tickets for 91.5 KRCC members are $40; member tickets must be purchased in person at the 91.5 KRCC office at 912. N. Weber St.</li> <li>Pikes Peak Blues Community member discount tickets available through the Pike Peak Blues Community organization.</li> <li>Tickets at the gate the day of the event are $60, with cash or credit cards accepted.</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.bluesunderthebridge.org/info/">Complete information is available online.</a>&nbsp;Note that there is a major change in the entry gates this year. There is no East gate off the Colorado Avenue Bridge as there has been previously.&nbsp;This is now an <strong>exit only</strong>.</p> Susan Stuart Repeats as West Region Coach of the Year Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:30:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/susan-stuart-repeats-as-west-region-coach-of-the-year http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/susan-stuart-repeats-as-west-region-coach-of-the-year <p>For the second consecutive year and the sixth time in her career, Colorado College head coach Susan Stuart has been named West Region Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women&rsquo;s Lacrosse Coaches Association.</p> <p>Stuart guided the Tigers to a 15-5 ledger, which tied the program record for victories in a single season, as well as the program&rsquo;s ninth appearance in the NCAA Division III Women&rsquo;s Lacrosse Championship.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is always humbling to be recognized by your peers,&rdquo; Stuart says. &ldquo;The honor is really an acknowledgement of the excellent staff I have had the pleasure of working with during the last four years and the deeply committed student-athletes who represent our school.&rdquo;</p> <p>Stuart has been honored by the IWLCA in 2001, 2004, 2005, 2014, and 2016.</p> <p>The only head coach in the program&rsquo;s 23-year varsity history, Stuart now owns a 239-115-1 (.675) record, which includes a 9-9 postseason mark. CC began the 2017 NCAA tournament with a 15-12 triumph over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps before falling to No. 6 William Smith College, 18-13.</p> <p>Colorado College ranked first nationally in draw controls (18.70), second in scoring offense (18.90) and points per game (27.40), and eighth in scoring margin (8.05).</p> <p>CC scored double-digit goals in every game this season and set a single-game record during a 25-9 win at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges. The 13 goals scored against William Smith in the NCAA tournament were the most scored against the Herons this season.</p> <p>Attacker <strong>Steph Kelly &rsquo;18</strong> and midfielder <strong>Mary Taussig &rsquo;17</strong> were named second-team All-Americans by the IWLCA, while attacker <strong>Annie DeFrino &rsquo;18</strong> also was a member of the organization&rsquo;s all-West Region Team.</p> <p>It marked the first time the Tigers had two or more All-Americans in the same season since <strong>Helen Sneath &rsquo;06</strong>, <strong>Kate Fitzgerald &rsquo;07</strong>, and <strong>Hannah Murtaugh &rsquo;07</strong> were honored in 2006.</p> <p>Kelly eclipsed Mary Everett's (1996-99) school record of 252 points when she recorded a game-high seven points with a pair of goals and five assists against William Smith in the regional semifinal. Kelly completed her third season with 257 career points. She also set the program&rsquo;s single-season records with 114 points and 61 assists which she set during the 2016 campaign. DeFrino set the school&rsquo;s single-season record with 74 goals.</p> Class of 2021 Reading ‘Citizen: An American Lyric’ Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:15:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/class-of-2021-reading-citizen-an-american-lyric http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/class-of-2021-reading-citizen-an-american-lyric ]]> <p>Members of CC&rsquo;s incoming Class of 2021 and transfer students are reading &ldquo;Citizen: An American Lyric&rdquo; by Claudia Rankine as part of Colorado College&rsquo;s Common Book Read program.&nbsp;</p> <p>Rankine, who was on campus as the Block 6 First Mondays speaker in February, will deliver the New Student Orientation capstone address at 9 a.m., Monday, Aug. 21 in the Kathryn Mohrman Theatre.</p> <p>Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including<em>&nbsp;&ldquo;</em>Citizen: An American Lyric&rdquo;<em>&nbsp;</em>and&nbsp;<em>&ldquo;</em>Don&rsquo;t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric<em>&rdquo;</em><em>;</em> two plays<em>;</em> numerous video collaborations; and the editor of several anthologies, including&nbsp;&ldquo;The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind.&rdquo;</p> <p>A provocative meditation on race, &ldquo;Citizen&rdquo; is the long-awaited follow-up to Rankine&rsquo;s groundbreaking &ldquo;Don't Let Me Be Lonely.&rdquo; It recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in 21st-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, while others are intentional offensives. Rankine writes that the accumulative stresses come to bear on a person&rsquo;s ability to speak, perform, and to stay alive.</p> <p>&ldquo;Citizen&rdquo; won the Forward Prize for Poetry, the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> Book Award, the PEN Open Book Award, the NAACP Image Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, where it <em>also</em> was nominated in the criticism category, making it the first book in the award&rsquo;s history to be a double nominee. A finalist for the National Book Award, &ldquo;Citizen&rdquo;<em>&nbsp;</em>also holds the distinction of being the only poetry book to be a <em>New York Times</em> bestseller in the nonfiction category. Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Poets and Writers&rsquo; Jackson Poetry Prize and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts. She lives in New York City and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.</p> <p>The Common Reading Program is designed to provide first-year and transfer students with a common intellectual experience to stimulate discussion, critical thinking, and encourage a sense of community. The Common Reading selection rotates between the academic divisions &mdash; natural sciences, social sciences and humanities &mdash;&nbsp;with this year&rsquo;s selection<strong>, </strong>chosen by the faculty First-Year Experience Committee, drawn from the humanities.</p> Fine Arts Center’s Theatre Nets Five Henry Awards Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:30:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/fine-arts-center-s-theatre-nets-five-henry-awards http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/fine-arts-center-s-theatre-nets-five-henry-awards <p>The theatre at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College received a record 11 Henry Award nominations (more than double the nominations from the previous year) and went on to win a record five awards, tying for first place this year with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.&nbsp; The Henry Awards are the statewide equivalent of the Tony Awards, and the theatre&rsquo;s &ldquo;Man of La Mancha,&rdquo; which ran May 25-June 18, raked in the awards. They are:</p> <ul> <li>Outstanding Sound Design: Benjamin Heston</li> <li>Outstanding Lighting Design: Holly Anne Rawls</li> <li>&nbsp;Outstanding Scenic Design: Christopher L. Sheley</li> <li>Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical: Stephen Day</li> <li><span>Outstanding Direction of a Musical: Scott RC Levy</span></li> </ul> Quad Innovation Partnership Tackles Community Issues Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:00:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/quad-innovation-partnership-tackles-community-issues http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/quad-innovation-partnership-tackles-community-issues <p>By Stephanie Wurtz</p> <p>Ten CC students were among 25 students and recent grads from four area colleges and universities who participated in the Quad Innovation Project Summer Intensive, partnering with local organizations in developing scalable, innovative solutions to real-world problems.</p> <p>The teams included members from CC, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and Pikes Peak Community College.</p> <p>&ldquo;I was pushed out of my comfort zone and challenged to think bigger, broader, and from multiple perspectives,&rdquo; says <strong>Abbey Lew &rsquo;18</strong>, who worked on a project addressing food insecurity in the community. &ldquo;I was inspired by the many community members who came to speak to us as well as by my passionate peers,&nbsp;all of&nbsp;whom&nbsp;are&nbsp;dedicated to bringing about&nbsp;positive change in the Colorado Springs community.&rdquo;<br /><br />Quad Partnership Director Jake Eichengreen says he was surprised and impressed by the team dynamics. &ldquo;The program this year was tremendously diverse, with a broad and inclusive representation of different academic tracts, ages, life experiences, races, and backgrounds,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;Each of our teams was comprised of members from multiple schools. For many of our participants, it was their first time working closely together with students from such radically different backgrounds, and it went phenomenally.&rdquo; <strong>Maylin Fuentes &rsquo;19, </strong>a CC political science major, worked on a project to build an urban farm. Her teammates were a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Special Forces pursuing an associate&rsquo;s degree in science and a retired army private who just finished his third degree in advanced manufacturing at Pikes Peak Community College.</p> <p><strong>Thomas Gifford &rsquo;18</strong> worked with his team to reduce peak energy demand in the region by developing a new format for utility billing. He says working toward a common goal was a valuable part of the program. &ldquo;Not only did I gain confidence in my own abilities, but also in the idea that I can truly contribute towards solving a large and complicated issue when working with the right people,&rdquo; he says.</p> <p>Thomas received a job offer from the startup Maxletics, which he accepted and where he&rsquo;ll be working for the rest of the summer; he met the company&rsquo;s founders through the Quad summer program.&nbsp;Along with Gifford, several summer participants interviewed with and/or obtained employment with businesses or organizations that visited the class as part of the program.</p> <p>Lew says she and her teammates are excited to continue pursuing their project and&nbsp;are currently&nbsp;working with various community businesses and organizations to develop a food-focused comic book that aims to increase food literacy among children.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;ve gained more&nbsp;entrepreneurial&nbsp;experience,&nbsp;learned how I work with different types of individuals, discovered the vast number of preexisting resources and&nbsp;opportunities in Colorado Springs, and have seen how seemingly&nbsp;small ideas can lead to bigger actions and impacts,&rdquo; says Lew. &ldquo;The most rewarding part of Quad&nbsp;was the connections and relationships I&nbsp;formed that&nbsp;continue&nbsp;beyond the end of the program.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;My group was working on a project centered around sharing the stories of people experiencing houselessness,&rdquo; says <strong>Emma Finn &rsquo;20</strong>. &ldquo;It was both informative and eye opening to hear their stories and begin to understand the deep-rooted stigmas that span throughout Colorado Springs and the rest of the country. I think the most rewarding part of the program will come when we get our project up and running.&rdquo; She says her team intentionally begin using the term &ldquo;houseless&rdquo; instead of &ldquo;homeless&rdquo; after discussion with one community member who conveyed that, while it may be unconventional, he did have a &ldquo;home.&rdquo; What he was missing was a house. &ldquo;After this encounter, we shaped our project around what people experiencing houselessness actually need, not what others may think they need,&rdquo; she says.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a program that not only benefits participants, but also the broader community. &ldquo;The program offers the community access to the kind of entrepreneurial talent and young leaders capable of building new value here in a variety of ways throughout the community,&rdquo; Eichengreen says. All six of the Quad Project teams chose to build projects that address major issues facing the community &mdash; food insecurity, homelessness, transportation, and peak energy consumption. &ldquo;The community is the true beneficiary of the sustainable, scalable concepts our students built that open new opportunities to the homeless, stimulate demand for fresh food in food deserts, and reduce peak energy consumption,&rdquo; Eichengreen says.</p> <p>More than 75 community members attended demonstration day in late June to hear students present their projects. The projects included:</p> <ul> <li>Stuff Comics: Creating superhero comics that excite kids about healthy eating. Finalizing funding, printing, distribution, and content partners; Committed to 1,000 copy beta version launching in September.</li> <li>300 Energy: Creating improved formats for energy bills to encourage customers to reduce demand during peak energy usage times, while also saving users money. A bill design under consideration for further development with Colorado Springs Utilities.</li> <li>Lift Me Up: A philanthropic ride-sharing program for those in need. The team has secured a service provider partner and raised $1,000 towards a beta launch.</li> <li>Apical Horizons: Building urban farms to produce food and housing for college students in need. The team identified a possible pilot site and is finalizing a modular, replicable design.</li> <li>Strive: A project to amplify the stories of the &ldquo;houseless&rdquo; to improve access to mental health resources. The team has identified initial houseless participants and mentors.</li> <li>Avium: Creating engaging education to stimulate demand for healthy food choices in food deserts. The group&rsquo;s first teaching dinner will be Aug. 5; they have secured a chef/instructor, food, venue, and marketing.</li> </ul> Nine Tigers Added to NCHC Academic Team Thu, 06 Jul 2017 10:45:00 MDT http://www.cctigers.com/news/2017/7/5/mens-ice-hockey-nine-tigers-added-to-nchc-academic-team.aspx http://www.cctigers.com/news/2017/7/5/mens-ice-hockey-nine-tigers-added-to-nchc-academic-team.aspx <h1 class="story_headline">Nine Tigers Added to NCHC Academic Team</h1> Strategic Plan for CC-FAC Alliance Unanimously Approved Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:00:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/strategic-plan-for-cc-fac-alliance-unanimously-approved http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/strategic-plan-for-cc-fac-alliance-unanimously-approved ]]> <p>&ldquo;Excellence, Access and Collaboration,&rdquo; the strategic plan for the alliance between Colorado College and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, was unanimously approved by the Joint Board Oversight Committee on June 14 during Colorado College&rsquo;s Board of Trustees meeting. On July 1 the name of the combined organization will become the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.</p> <p>Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler described the alliance as a win-win, saying, &ldquo;We have an amazing opportunity through this alliance to build a national model for a collaboration between a college and an arts center. Most partnerships focus on only one institution; our vision is thoroughly collaborative, and aims to enhance both CC and the FAC in new ways.&rdquo;</p> <p>Designed to go beyond simply merging the two organizations, the alliance seeks to create a new, forward-looking structure that honors the commitment of both institutions to sustainable fine arts programming.</p> <p>"We're excited to have this visionary and meaningful strategic plan, identifying excellence, access and collaboration/connectivity as our main focuses, and look forward to developing and implementing the operational plan that brings this aspirational vision to life,&rdquo; says Fine Arts Center Director Erin Hannan. &ldquo;The work that we've already done to bring these two organizations together has set the stage for these next steps to get underway.&rdquo;</p> <p>In celebration of the Fine Arts Center and Colorado College alliance, community members can watch for official festivities that are being planned for October.</p> <p>The legal agreement that guides the alliance calls for a four-year transition period to allow for careful planning and integration of the three programming areas of the Fine Arts Center &mdash; the museum, the Bemis School of Art and the performing arts program. The focus on the museum starts in July 2017, Bemis in July 2018, and the performing arts in July 2019. By July 1, 2020, the transfer will be complete.</p> <p>Steps already are being taken to implement the strategic plan in the Fine Arts Center&rsquo;s museum, and even before the finalization of the alliance, CC and the FAC have been partnering on a variety of projects encompassing theater, music, art and education. The collaborations are both large and small, running the gamut from a single-day event to the entire run of a theater production.</p> <p>Among them:</p> <ul> <li>Five CC faculty members collaborated with the FAC on the Larry Hulst photography exhibition catalog currently on sale in the FAC Museum Shop. Look for articles by Assistant Professor of Music Ryan Ba&ntilde;agale, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance Idris Goodwin, Assistant Professor of English Natanya Pulley, Assistant Professor of Race, Ethnicity and Migration Studies Michael Sawyer, and Associate Professor of English Steven Hayward, who edited the catalog.</li> <li>CC Associate Chair and Lecturer-in-Education Kris Stanec developed a curriculum to bring together CC students, Colorado Springs School District 11 teachers and students, and FAC docents with the museum&rsquo;s collections. During Taylor Elementary students&rsquo; visit to the FAC, CC&rsquo;s Information Technology staff videoed each child reading a narrative about his/her connection to a piece of art. These videos are available for museum visitors through an augmented-reality app called Aurasma.</li> <li>Discounted tickets were available to FAC members for Colorado College&rsquo;s intermezzo and Summer Music Festival performances..</li> <li>The FAC board conference room has been equipped since October so it can function as a classroom for those touring the museum and using the FAC art collection as part of the curriculum.</li> <li>CC Senior Assistant Dean of Students Cesar Cervantes coordinates the featured acts for the Happy Hour Stand-Up shows on select First Fridays. Cervantes, who teaches the adjunct course Comedy Writing and Performance at CC, also is teaching stand-up comedy classes at the FAC through July 7.</li> </ul> <p>The collaboration also is providing a host of opportunities for students:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Alejandro Perez &rsquo;17</strong> and <strong>Naomi Van der Land &rsquo;17</strong>&nbsp;joined a professional graffiti artist and students from the Bijou School and Tesla Educational Opportunity School in District 11 for a project at Bemis School of Art, in which they painted a mural on wood salvaged from an FAC theater set. Bemis has worked with at-risk students through art projects for nearly 30 years.</li> <li>CC Assistant Professor of Music Ryan Ba&ntilde;agale composed original music for the FAC production of &ldquo;Enchanted April,&rdquo; performed Feb. 9-26. The music was scored for a string quartet of CC students: <strong>Anna Lynn-Palevsky &rsquo;18, Naomi Sherman &rsquo;17, Emily Fitzgerald &rsquo;20, </strong>and <strong>Cirl Lee &rsquo;17</strong>. Students <strong>Max Sarkowsky &rsquo;20</strong> and <strong>Caleb Cofsky &rsquo;17</strong> were involved with the recording process, with help from FAC sound designer Ben Heston.</li> <li>FAC staff and CC faculty selected two CC students, <strong>Jennifer Welden &rsquo;17</strong> and <strong>Jake Paron &rsquo;17</strong>, &nbsp;to create site-specific installations as part of their senior art exhibition. The installations were on view April 28 &ndash; May 23 in the FAC courtyard.</li> <li><strong>Emily Gardner &rsquo;19</strong> performed as part of the teen female ensemble in the FAC musical &ldquo;Bye Bye Birdie,&rdquo; which ran March 30 &ndash; April 23.</li> <li>CC Assistant Professor of Race, Ethnicity and Migration Studies Dwanna Robertson, <strong>Arielle Mari &rsquo;12</strong>, and <strong>Han Sayles &rsquo;15</strong> produced the documentary &ldquo;Force/Resistance: From Standing Rock to Colorado Springs,&rdquo; featuring stories and reflections from those who protested the Dakota Access Pipeline. The documentary is being screened as part of the FAC Force/Resistance exhibit, running through Sept. 9.</li> </ul> <p>The aim of the Oversight Committee is to create a national model of distinction for an arts center that joins with a college to serve the campus, community, region and the world, and in the process strengthen collaborative work and underscore the value of learning through experience.</p> <p>In the process of developing the vision for the combined future of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and Colorado College, community input and engagement was actively encouraged. Total participation in the outreach and planning process included more than 3,000 comments and feedback from community members. During the course of community outreach and participation, three themes emerged: excellence, access, and collaboration. When community members were asked how to measure the success of the alliance, a recurrent reply was &ldquo;More people from all places and backgrounds and ages should visit the FAC.&rdquo;</p> <p>Alliances between institutions of higher education and nonprofit cultural institutions are an increasingly common model. Many liberal arts colleges and universities have alliances with museums, including Yale University, Harvard University, Williams College, Colby College, Smith College and Amherst College. Others have joined forces with professional theaters such as the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University, the Syracuse Stage and Syracuse University, Brown University and the Trinity Repertory Theatre. The model is advantageous for both partners, as it allows for additional cultural programming and educational resources, new avenues of fundraising and greater community impact and outreach. Additionally, cultural institutions can cut costs as part of the affiliation with the college or university through shared services.</p> <p>The college will dedicate more than $20 million of its endowment funds to support the FAC, and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Foundation, established in 1996 to manage and enhance the center&rsquo;s endowment, will continue as an independent community-led foundation dedicated solely and in perpetuity to supporting the FAC.</p> <p>The boards of each institution approved the alliance on Aug. 24, 2016 and the college assumed management responsibilities on Sept. 1. The complete strategic plan of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College <a href="https://www.coloradocollege.edu/csfac/">is available online</a>.&nbsp;</p> Soren Frykholm ’16 Named SCAC Man of the Year Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:30:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/soren-frykholm-16-named-scac-man-of-the-year http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/soren-frykholm-16-named-scac-man-of-the-year <p><strong>Soren Frykholm</strong> <strong>&rsquo;16 </strong>solidified his status as one of the most decorated student-athletes in Colorado College athletics and Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference history by being named the 2017 SCAC Man of the Year in a ballot of the league&rsquo;s senior woman administrators.</p> <p>The conference&rsquo;s most prestigious annual award recognizes senior student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service, and leadership.</p> <p>He is the third Tiger to be honored in the five-year history of the award, joining inaugural recipient <strong>Nick Lammers &rsquo;13</strong> and <strong>Kaleb Roush &rsquo;14</strong> on the exclusive list. The recognition was created prior to the 2012-13 academic year and is announced annually in conjunction with the league&rsquo;s Woman of the Year award.&nbsp;</p> <p>To be nominated, a student-athlete must have completed intercollegiate eligibility in his primary sport by the end of the 2017 spring season, received his undergraduate degree prior to the conclusion of the summer 2017 term and had a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale.</p> <p>&ldquo;I'm grateful to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference for graciously awarding me this recognition, and for fostering an environment in which student-athletes are&nbsp;encouraged to succeed not just on the field, but in the classroom and in their lives after their careers as college athletes&nbsp;are over,&rdquo; says Frykholm, who graduated with distinction in Romance Languages.</p> <p>&ldquo;Soren is a most deserving recipient of the award,&rdquo; says Head Men&rsquo;s Soccer Coach Scott Palguta.&nbsp;&ldquo;He embodies all the qualities we would like to see in our student-athletes.&nbsp;A natural leader and classy competitor, Soren always played the game the right way.&nbsp;Gracious and humble in both victory and defeat, I was very proud to be his coach and greatly appreciate the strong impact Soren had on our team culture.&nbsp;In a soccer program rich in history, Soren will, without question, be remembered as one of our finest student-athletes.&rdquo;</p> <p>On the pitch, Frykholm was a National Soccer Coaches Association of America first-team All-American as well as a first-team all-SCAC selection. The defensive midfielder from Boulder started all 17 games in which he played and was fourth on the team with 1,532 minutes. Frykholm helped the Tigers rank eighth nationally with a .600 shutout percentage after recording 12 clean sheets in 20 games. CC also was 10th in Division III with a 0.58 goals-against average.</p> <p>During Frykholm&rsquo;s three seasons, the Tigers compiled a 45-10-6 record and recorded 32 shutouts. He also scored six goals and added a pair of assists.&nbsp;&ldquo;I'm humbled by the recognitions I've received this year and need to say that they aren&rsquo;t just mine; I share them with the teammates, classmates, and mentors who pushed me to be a better student, athlete, and human being during my time at Colorado College,&rdquo; says Frykholm. &ldquo;Especially in regards to my soccer accolades, it needs to be said that I wouldn&rsquo;t have received a single award on my own. On our 2016 team, more than on any other team I've ever played with, our&nbsp;strength and resilience came from the collective. Our attitude of &lsquo;team over individual&rsquo; carried us&nbsp;through a season with many ups and downs not only&nbsp;to success, but to&nbsp;unbelievable closeness.&rdquo;</p> <p>He also excelled in the classroom, posting a 3.83 grade-point average. That performance led to him being named an NSCAA Scholar All-American, one of only six players in program history to receive the organization&rsquo;s highest academic award.</p> <p>Frykholm&rsquo;s most impressive attribute was his ability to intertwine academic and athletic pursuits with his devotion to service and leadership.</p> <p>That skill was prominently displayed when he spent six months in Salvador, Brazil, while immersing himself in Brazilian culture and studying at Universidade Cat&oacute;lica do Salvador. Frykholm volunteered twice each week in one of the city's notorious favelas, where he taught English to those on the less fortunate side of Brazil's poverty line.&nbsp;<br /><br />For his senior thesis, Frykholm translated an academic journal on racism in Brazil from Portuguese to Spanish. Racism is especially prevalent in Salvador, which is the capital of the northeastern state of Bahia, as well as Brazil's third-largest city.</p> <p>After graduating, Frykholm travelled to Oaxaca, Mexico, where he worked as a translator with the Teozacoalco Archeology Project.</p> <p>In recognition of his extraordinary efforts, Frykholm was named a recipient of the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, which is awarded to a select group of student-athletes who excel academically and athletically. Nationwide across all NCAA divisions, only 29 scholarships are awarded for both men and women from each sports season (fall, winter and spring).</p> <p>Most recently, he was selected as one of only two recipients of a 2017 NCAA Jim McKay Scholarships, which recognize student-athletes' outstanding academic achievement and their potential to make a major contribution to the sports communication industry.</p> <p>&ldquo;With or without the recognitions I've garnered in the past year, my time at&nbsp;CC&nbsp;was unforgettable, and I wouldn't change a thing about my experience there,&rdquo; Frykholm says. &ldquo;I'm so grateful to all the people I met during my three years, and to be leaving Colorado College with an appreciation for social justice and with&nbsp;the tools to make the world a better place.</p> <p>&ldquo;I've had so many people support me and advocate for me in my life. I hope to honor their love and&nbsp;generosity by living a life of paying it forward. It's no easy task, but I have many great role models to follow.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Five Faculty Members Promoted to Full Professor Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:00:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/five-faculty-members-promoted-to-full-professor http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/five-faculty-members-promoted-to-full-professor <p>The Colorado College Board of Trustees approved the promotion of five associate professors to full professor during their June meeting. The promoted faculty members are <strong>Lori Driscoll &rsquo;94</strong>, Psychology; Henry Fricke, Geology; Daniel Johnson, Business and Economics; Eric Perramond, Southwest Studies and Environmental Science; and Andrew Price-Smith, Political Science.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Lori Driscoll, Psychology <br /></strong>An alumna of Colorado College, Driscoll earned her B.A. in psychology, <em>magna cum laude</em>, and earned her Ph.D. in biopsychology <span>with minors in Nutritional Biochemistry and Neuroanatomy</span> at Cornell University. Several of her publications are co-authored with undergraduate students. Driscoll teaches Introduction to Psychology, Research Design, Neuroscience, Neuropharmacology and the Science and Ethics of Biotechnology in the psychology department. Her research focuses on cognitive function and neurotoxicology.<br />Recent coauthored publications include &ldquo;&lsquo;Ecstasy&rsquo;: A Party Drug as a Breakthrough Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?&rdquo; in <em>National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science</em> (in press), &ldquo;Assessment of attention and inhibitory control in rodent developmental neurotoxicity studies&rdquo; in <em>Neurotoxicology and Teratology</em> (2015) and &ldquo;Spared and impaired aspects of motivated cognitive control in schizophrenia&rdquo; in <em>Journal of Abnormal Psychology</em> (2013). In 2007 she received the Bob Pizzi Faculty Advisor of the Year Award, and she recently was appointed the Robert C. Fox Professor based on her outstanding teaching, scholarship and service.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Henry Fricke, Geology<br /></strong>Following two postdoctoral fellowships at the National Science Foundation Geophysical Laboratory and the Smithsonian Institution, Fricke joined the CC faculty as an assistant professor in 2000. He received a B.A. at the University of Chicago and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in geological sciences from the University of Michigan. Fricke&rsquo;s teaching and research interests focus on &ldquo;stable isotope and other low-temperature geochemical techniques as applied to the study of terrestrial environments and ecology of the past and present.&rdquo;<br />He regularly teaches Historical Geology, Mineralogy, Earth as a Chemical System, and Introduction to Geology. In 2014, his article titled &ldquo;Stable isotope patterns found in early Eocene equid tooth rows of North America: Implications for reproductive behavior and paleoclimate&rdquo; appeared in <em>Palaeogeography</em>, <em>Palaeoclimatology</em>, <em>Palaeoecology</em>. This co-authored article was one of 15 pieces Fricke has published since he became an associate professor in 2006. His recent grant proposal, &ldquo;The effects of the ETM2 and H2 Hyperthermals on Continental Earth Systems,&rdquo; currently is under review by the National Science Foundation.</p> <p><strong>Daniel Johnson, Business and Economics<br /></strong>Johnson became an assistant professor at Colorado College in 2004 after teaching at Wellesley College. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at Yale University, his Master of Science in economics at the London School of Economics, and his Bachelor of Social Sciences in economics, <em>summa cum laude</em>, at the University of Ottawa. Johnson regularly offers courses on Public Economics and Policy, Microeconomic Theory II, Econometrics, and Health Economics.<br />Since becoming an associate professor in 2008, Johnson has authored or co-authored 24 publications. In 2016, his peer reviewed articles included &ldquo;Viral Economics: An Epidemiological Model of Knowledge Diffusion in Economics,&rdquo; in <em>Oxford Economic Papers</em>, &ldquo;When a Mature Technology Company Pivots: A Case Study of Logitech&rdquo; in <em>Journal of Economic and Financial Studies</em>, and &ldquo;&lsquo;Davids&rsquo; are not small &lsquo;Goliaths&rsquo;: R&amp;D and Technology Licensing in Brazilian Production&rdquo; in <em>Journal of Economic Development</em>.<br />Currently the Gerald L. Schlessman Professor of Economics, Johnson also was a Fulbright Specialist in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Myanmar and was invited to give a TEDx talk at Yale University in 2016. Johnson has served on the inaugural board of directors of the CC Innovation Institute since 2014, and on the boards of Reduce Resale Recycle (environmental startup), FitFurnace (technology accelerator), and Kadi Energy (technology startup) since 2015.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Eric Perramond, Southwest Studies and Environmental Science<br /></strong>Perramond came to Colorado College in 2005 after teaching as an assistant professor at Stetson University. He earned his Ph.D. in geography at The University of Texas, his M.A. in geography at Louisiana State University, and his B.A. at Mary Washington College. <br />Perramond&rsquo;s courses reflect his deep interest in the U.S. Southwest and his expertise in environmental and ecological issues. He teaches Environmental Management, Political Ecology of the Southwest, and Nature, Region, and Society of the Southwest<em>.</em> Perramond also has taught two courses, Nature, Culture, and the Metropolis and Representing the Other in the Americas at the ACM Newberry Research Semester in Chicago.<br />An active scholar, Perramond&rsquo;s most recent publications include two peer reviewed articles, &ldquo;Oyster Feuds: Conflicting Discourses in Point Reyes (CA)&rdquo; in the <em>Journal of Political Ecology</em> and &ldquo;Adjudicating hydrosocial territory in New Mexico&rdquo; in <em>Water International</em>. These articles are among the 11 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters he has published since becoming an associate professor in 2009. He also is the author of a book, &ldquo;Political Ecologies of Cattle Ranching in Northern Mexico: Private Revolutions&rdquo; (2010), and the co-author of &ldquo;An Introduction to Human-Environment Geography: Local Dynamics and Global Processes&rdquo; (2013).<br />In the past two years Perramond has served as the W.M. Keck Director of the Hulbert Center and Southwest Studies Program and the director of the State of the Rockies.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Andrew Price-Smith, Political Science<br /></strong>Price-Smith joined the Political Science Department at Colorado College in 2005 and received tenure in 2010. He earned his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Toronto, his M.A. at the University of Western Ontario, and his B.A. (with honors) in political science at Queen&rsquo;s University.<br />Specializing in international relations, national security and political economy, Price-Smith has taught courses that reflect his expertise in the subfields of energy, global health, and environment. These courses include The International Politics of Energy and Climate Change: Sustainability and Security, The Politics of Global Health, Introduction to International Relations, and Global Environmental Politics: Protection of the Commons (Oceans and Atmospheres).<br />In 2016 Price-Smith published &ldquo;Fear, Apathy, and the Ebola Crisis (2014-15): Psychology and Problems of Global Health Governance,&rdquo; in <em>Global Health Governance </em>and co-authored an article titled &ldquo;Cybercare 2.0: Meeting the challenge of the global burden of disease in 2030,&rdquo; in <em>Health and Technology</em>. Two of Price-Smith&rsquo;s books, &ldquo;Oil, Illiberalism, and War: Analysis of Energy and US Foreign Policy&rdquo; (2015) and &ldquo;Contagion and Chaos: Disease and National Security in the era of Globalizations&rdquo; (2009) were nominated by MIT Press for the Grawemeyer Award in 2016 and 2012, respectively. The latter won the Choice Magazine Award, Outstanding Academic Title in 2009.</p> Tuning In – Bluegrass Class Hits the Road Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/tuning-in-bluegrass-class-hits-the-road http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/tuning-in-bluegrass-class-hits-the-road ]]> <p>By<strong> Laurie Laker &rsquo;12</strong></p> <p>&ldquo;Bluegrass&nbsp;makes community,&rdquo; says Keith&nbsp;Reed, banjo, guitar, and bluegrass ensemble teacher with Colorado College&rsquo;s studio faculty in the Department of Music.<br /><br />&ldquo;You add players, you add community.&rdquo;<br /><br />It&rsquo;s a simple premise, but one that&nbsp;Reed&nbsp;and CC&rsquo;s&nbsp;bluegrass ensemble&nbsp;are putting to the test this Block A as they tour the Midwest and Southeastern United States.<br /><br />&ldquo;I wanted the students to get the real road experience, to feel what it&rsquo;s like to do the hard miles,&rdquo;&nbsp;Reed&nbsp;says with a huge smile.<br /><br /><img width="400" height="300" align="right" style="float: right;" alt="Bluegrass web" src="/newsevents/newsroom/images/Bluegrass web.jpg" />A lifelong bluegrass player and touring musician himself,&nbsp;Reed is uniquely positioned to present the realities of a musical life on the road to his students. Having performed across the country and around the world, including shows at the Ryman Auditorium&nbsp;in Nashville&nbsp;and&nbsp;Washington D.C.&rsquo;s&nbsp;Kennedy Center,&nbsp;Reed&rsquo;s&nbsp;band of merry musicians have been hitting the road since early June.<br /><br />In one of CC&rsquo;s most immersive Summer Session courses, Advanced Topics in Music:&nbsp;On the Road &amp; American Bluegrass, the students are playing festivals, campsites, and clubs across the American heartland and Southeast. Additionally, they will be getting up close and personal with professional musicians across a number of venues and stages across the country.<br /><br />&ldquo;This is such a great group of students,&rdquo;&nbsp;Reed&nbsp;says. &ldquo;They want to do the work of touring musicians, to be exhausted, to perform, to form that community.&rdquo;<br /><br />"This class has shown us what life on the road is like,&rdquo; says <strong>Garrett Blackwell '17</strong>. &ldquo;Traveling from the West to the East, we experienced a wealth of culture. We get to meet many musicians who have been on the road for dozens of years with valuable insights to share. Overall, this class has epitomized the experiential learning opportunity that makes CC such a magical place."<br /><br />It&rsquo;s one of the most&nbsp;&ldquo;CC&rdquo;&nbsp;experiences anyone could think of putting together&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;a month, on the road, in a 12-person van, touring across the country, living and breathing the experience.<br /><br />&ldquo;There are huge opportunities here, and not strictly musical ones. For students interested&nbsp;in the industry, we&rsquo;re meeting with music executives and producers, working with sound engineers and roadies&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;every person has worth on this trip, every single role is incredibly valuable,&rdquo;&nbsp;Reed&nbsp;explains.<br /><br />So far, the ensemble&nbsp;has&nbsp;played, camped, and&nbsp;AirB&amp;B&rsquo;d&nbsp;their way across Montana&nbsp;and&nbsp;South Dakota, and were at a major festival in Indiana through June 15. From there, they headed east to Asheville, North Carolina, then to Nashville, Tennessee, and finally onto Owensboro, Kentucky,&nbsp;for the Romp Festival.<br /><br />"We're experiencing almost everything that a bluegrass band would on the road,&rdquo; says <strong>Yuexin Chen &rsquo;18</strong>. &ldquo;From camping and jamming, long drives, inevitable junk food at the rest stops, to the exciting parts such as recording and busking late night on the streets."<br /><br />&ldquo;Along the way,&rdquo;&nbsp;Reed&nbsp;says, &ldquo;we&rsquo;re playing with some extraordinary&nbsp;musicians&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;real legends of bluegrass and folk&nbsp;&mdash;like Chris&nbsp;Thile of Nickel Creek, the Nitty Gritty Dirty Band, and so on. We&rsquo;ll see them perform, getting to see world-class live music, and to pick with them along the way.&rdquo;<br /><br />&ldquo;Every time we play, we hit it hard,&rdquo;&nbsp;Reed&nbsp;goes on. &ldquo;We want to live that experience, that road life.&rdquo;<br /><br />&ldquo;What this course does, this experience, is it allows us to get a real feel for the country as a whole. We go through so many places with unique music cultures, through Utah, Montana, the Badlands, down into the South &ndash; it&rsquo;s amazing.&rdquo;<br /><br />&ldquo;Music doesn&rsquo;t pay attention to age groups, what people do, what they believe,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;As long as you love it, you&rsquo;re accepted. That&rsquo;s what this class is all about.&rdquo;<br /><br />Follow the latest updates from the road via CC&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/coloradocollege/">Instagram page</a>, as the students share their touring experience.</p>