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Mentors

The FYE Mentor Program

Don't worry – we've got your back

Each FYE course set is equipped with an experienced student mentor trained to supplement the insights of advisors and instructors.

Hand-picked by FYE course instructors, FYE mentors offer practical, 'on-the-ground' advice about courses, student life, and the Colorado Springs area – everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask.

Students meet in the library around a table

Your FYE Mentor may ...

  • Offer informal, welcome-to-college advice about the Block Plan, time management, and social life – from a student's perspective.
  • Tag along on course-related excursions and events.
  • Introduce you to campus activities, student committees, and Colorado Springs.
  • Organize informal discussion sessions for you and your FYE classmates to talk through readings, prepare for assignments, and review for exams.
  • Arrange occasional social events and FYE "reunions" throughout the year.
  • Give you the lowdown on courses, the points system, and the layout of the first-year academic schedule before all-college preregistration in Block 7.

Fall 2015 FYE Mentors

  

Course Number

 Course Name

Mentor

AN205/AN208/SW200

Language and Culture/Native Peoples of the Southwest

Tiffany Phan

AN207/AN208

Primate Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation/Topics in Anthropology: Non-human Primates and the Evolution of Morality

Kayla Fratt

CH107/CH100

General Chemistry I /Studies in Chemistry: "The Chemistry of Art"

Casey Keegan

CN101/CN250 (PA101/250)

Elementary Chinese I /Chinese Language and Culture

Christopher Birtch

ED250

Beyond the Schoolyard: Representations of Teaching and Learning

Austin Lukondi

EN280

The Inventing America Mixtape: Literatures and Cultures of the Americas

Tessa Allen De Oliveira

ES200

The Politics of the Global African Diaspora in Literature and Film

Peter Daring

FG206/FG136 / PY160

Women and the Body/Women and Madness

Eileen Kitrick

FS215/FM102

Introduction to Film Studies and Basic Filmmaking

Emilia Whitmer

GR121/GR101

Wild Berlin: An Introduction to German Cinema, Cultures, and Language

Dontene Bonnett

GS101

Freedom and Authority

Emily Kohut

GS101/CL115

Intro to Classical Literature and Archaeology: Classical Freedom and Authority

Emma Johnson

GS222

Our Daily Bread: Food Journalism and Modern American Food Movements

Hannah Westerman

GS234

Intro to African Cinema: Subsaharan African Cultures through Film / The Cinema of Francophone North Africa: The Maghreb and France

Emily Gaston

GY140/GY150

Intro to Physical Geology/Environmental Geology

Zoe Moffett

HY104

Culture, Society, and History: Justice, injustice and Peoples on the Margins

Kaimara Herron July & Jamie Peng

HY110/PG298/ES200

Brazilian Civilization and Portuguese Language

Olivia Foster & Mitra Ghaffari

HY 200 / PS203

The Search for Islamic Order: Yesterday and Today

Annika

JA130/JA250 (PA130/PA250)

Japanese Culture/Interpreting Asian Cultures

Carlo Ceazar

MB109

Microbiology and Cellular Biophysics

Armand Bastian Dominguez & Jennifer Murray

MU182

Emotion and Meaning in Music

Jacey LaManna

PC123/PC124

Scientific Revolutions

Emiliano Morales

PH260/PH203

Existential Philosophy/Meaning in Life

Emma Willow Mindich

PS101/MU227

Great Ideas in Politics and Music

Andy Post

PS115/EN115

Concepts of Freedom from Ancient to Modern Times

Claudia Harrison & Thomas Roberts

PS150

Fundamental Debates on the Common Good

Anya Powers

PS203/EV260

Going Green: American Environmental Politics in Theory and Practice

Grace Obregon

PY101

Introduction to Psychology

Alison Rowe

RE200

Lost Christianities

John Williams

RS200/RU101

Russia: Literature, Film, Language

Arina Abbott

SO100/SO240

Thinking Sociologically/Law and Society

Jane Finocharo

SW175

Southwest Studies

Elizabeth Waterman

TH100/DA100

Ritual, Theatre and Performance

Lucy Houlihan

Winter 2016 CO100

Intro to Comparative Literature: Literary Metamorphoses

Elizabeth Conant

Winter 2016 EN203

Tradition and Change in Literature: Visions of Hell and Deals with the Devil

Salem Tewelde

Winter 2016 HS120

Renaissance Culture

Michael Sorensen

Winter 2016 HS120

Renaissance Culture

Anne Wells