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Homecoming and Parents Weekend Offers Variety of Events

Colorado College's Homecoming and Parents Weekend kicks off on Thursday, Oct. 11, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 14, offering a wide range of activities for alumni, parents, and students.

This year's program, titled "Music, Mountains, and Memories," includes a variety of concerts; a series of departmental open houses; numerous reunion receptions and dinners; a discussion of CC's Block Plan; a variety of athletic events including soccer, rugby, volleyball, and hockey; an alumni film presentation; several tours of campus facilities, an open house at The Press at Colorado College; an all-campus picnic; an all-campus outdoor dance; and the ever-popular "Freedom and Authority" discussion, which this year focuses on "Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World" by Robin Wright.

An annual highlight is the homecoming convocation, during which the alumni association awards are presented. This year five CC alumni and one staff member will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to Colorado College. Those receiving awards are Henry L. Ansbacher '92, winner of the Louis T. Benezet Award; Robin H. Dunn '06, Barbara J. Keener '67, and Ariel Stiller-Shulman '06, winners of the Lloyd E. Worner Award; Sylvie M. Fadrhonc '07, recipient of the Spirit of Adventure Award; and Ron Smith, retired director of campus safety and winner of the Gresham Riley Award.

New this year is an alumni panel presentation titled "The Wonderful Things I've Done With My CC Education," featuring the award recipients and open to students, parents, and alumni. Panelists include Ansbacher, an English major; Dunn, religion major; Keener, political science major; Stiller-Shulman, comparative literature and international affairs major; Fadrhonc, geology major; and Smith, who spent two decades in the U.S. Army as a law enforcement specialist before coming to CC. They will discuss the career paths they have chosen and the impact of a liberal arts education.

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