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Accessible international exchange [10 May 2010|12:30am]

Passing this along to any folks here who have a disability (blind or visual impairment, physical or mobility, learning, mental health-related, other non-apparent disability) or who are Deaf or hard of hearing AND interested in Fulbright, Peace Corps or other volunteer service, study abroad, overseas internships, language programs, or other international exchange programs. I know the organization sponsoring it, the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange. They post stories written by/about people with disabilities who have returned from these sorts of programs (http://www.miusa.org/ncde/stories).

People in the U.S. disability and Deaf communities are invited for this half-day seminar and luncheon in Denver to discuss the ‘Who, What, Where and Why’ of international exchange, including overseas cultural, educational, professional and volunteer programs, for U.S. students, teachers, professionals and others with disabilities. Get tips for accommodation strategies, best practices, and other resources from a panel of international exchange alum who have disabilities.

  • When: Tuesday, July 13th, 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel   
  • Registration Deadline: June 21, 2010

This event is open only to U.S. citizens and residents of the U.S.

People with disabilities of all ages and disability types in the United States. Youth with disabilities are encouraged to attend! Scholarships and reduced rates available. Visit http://www.miusa.org/ncde/denver to learn more about the seminar and to register.
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potential transfer [09 Oct 2008|03:13pm]

Hey, I am currently a student at the University of Maryland and am very interested in attending CC. I was just wondering, exactly how hard is it to get in as a transfer?

Is the pool of people who apply largely self-selecting?

There are a lot of gaps in my various transcripts in which I took time off for "personal reasons." How much does CC want to know and how much should I tell them about it? Would you say that admissions would be fairly understanding?

PLEASE LET ME KNOW and also thanks in advance for answering my questions!

love, katie
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I need a roommate asap [29 Jan 2008|01:42pm]

I have a room available to rent and I need someone in the next few days. The person who I had been holding the room for has been unresponsive and now I am desperate to get this room filled asap.

I have a 2 bed/2 bath 1500 sq foot apartment located right off Quail Lake. The room is large with excellent views. It is a third floor apartment. One side has views of city lights and the other side has views of Cheyenne mountain. The apartment has all new applliances. There is a washer and dryer in my apartment. I also have two balconies. This also comes with a garage. The rent is $400. The water and trash pick up run about $25 a month and that is incorporated into the bill that the apartment complex gives me. The electric bill runs about $25 a month per person as well. There is no deposit.

As for me, I am a 21 year old female. I work and go to school. I don't have any pets, but I am fine if you bring a dog. You will need to pay the pet deposit. I'm really laid back. I don't have parties. I am looking for someone who is somewhat close to my age. Like I said before, I am needing someone in the next few days. Please don't hesitate to contact me!

If you are interested please call Christy at 719-522-3707 or email me at misschristy18@yahoo.com

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Obama Party @ Raven's Nest Coffee [24 Jan 2008|08:42pm]
Just letting anyone who might be interested know that there's going to be an Obama Party (get to ask questions and find out more from people actually involved in the Obama campaign) at Raven's Nest Coffee. Might be a good chance to get to find out more, meet others interested in politics and discuss, and such.

Obama Party - January 31st, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Raven's Nest Coffee
330 North Institute

great little coffee shop for those who aren't familiar with it.
They're trying to get in touch with other candidates (Republicans and Democrats alike) to have similar events. If anyone is involved in any of the campaigns or knows how to get in touch with anyone involved with any of the other candidates let me know and I'll get the info to them or stop by, have some coffee and see the place and let them know. Not far from downtown.
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Friday - 18th? [18 Jan 2008|05:05pm]
[ mood | hopeful ]

Was wondering if anyone was doing anything tonight?

By [anything] I mean :
Going to The Compleat Gamer? Should I bring Fluxx?
Any geeky-ness abounding?
Any musicians/writers/poi people/artists/geeks want to meet up at Montague's or out in Manitou?

I've been a bit busy with the looking for work still and getting over something (bronchitis or a sinus infection, first day without fever since monday = today) so I probably won't be as entertaining as possible to meet or as talkative/stay out as late but I'm going stir crazy being in bed since monday.

On that note I'll have Fluxx and Zombie Fluxx with me wherever I am so I can throw that down, will also have my practice Poi with me as well. And my ever trusty laptop regardless of wi-fi or not.

Anyone? :D

blue.construct (see earlier protected post for email)
[x-posted here, hope this isn't unwelcome]

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Transfer Student Dorms [01 Jun 2007|04:18pm]

I was accepted to Colorado College for the Fall semester and I'm trying to decide where I want to dorm. Where do they typically put transfer students? Do we just we get the leftover housing in Mathias, or is it possible to get another building? Any recommendations on housing options?

Also, I'm coming from a much easier college, and really want to make sure that I keep my grades up, and though I do party on weekends and such, I'm thinking of requesting to live in Ticknor, since its 24 hour quiet hours. Do I even have a chance to get into Ticknor as a transfer student? Will living there make it harder to meet people? Whats Ticknor's reputation?

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Looking for a roommate [16 Apr 2007|04:17pm]

So heres my situation:

I have to move out of my house on May 14th. Due to outstanding circumstances, the girl I was going to move in with can't so I need a roommate. I already have an apartment that I want to move to. It's a 2bed/1bath over at The Falls at Quail Lake. The total rent is $699/month plus utilities and cable. We would split the rent down the middle so it would be $350 a month for rent. The apartment is close to the Broadmoor and is on Quail Lake. Pets are allowed with a deposit. (But I'm allergic to cats) I'm waiting a day or two to see if anyone can move in with me before I reserve the apartment. I would really like to find someone and go sign the lease together. I have a ton of kitchen stuff and I'm aquiring furniture from different places. I just bought a washer and dryer yesterday so that will be in the apartment as well. If you know anyone that is looking for a roommate, PLEASE let me know! I'm not really looking to have a guy as a roommate though. Anyway, please help me out here!

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Questions about CC [17 Mar 2007|12:39pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Hi everyone,

I'm originally from Colorado but going to school in New Brunswick, Canada. I'm looking into Colorado College because I'm having a really hard time being away from home. I've visited the college before, and the block program is really interesting to me. I'm interested in creative writing, graphic design, and Japanese. I know the school the first and the latter, and I've heard they're actually very good programs, but I'm wondering about graphic design, and whether or not I would be able to focus on that while at CC. Does anyone know if this is possible? I E-mailed the director of the Art Dept. also, hopefully she will get back to me soon.

So, what are your overall opinions of the school? Do you like the block program? Was it hard to get used to? Do you feel like it's too rushed or goes too fast?

And to those who are in creative writing or Japanese - what do you think of the programs? Are the classes huge? Do professors get to know you easily, and are they approachable? What are the classes themselves like...like, in creative writing, do you just sit around in a circle and critique each other's writing, or is the professor pretty involved?

Sorry for all the questions, I'm just trying to make the most informed decision possible! Thanks in advance!

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Metro Poets Meeting, February 28th [26 Feb 2007|01:48am]

I invite you to come to our next Metro Poets meeting. We will be meeting on the Auraria Campus in the Tivoli Building, Room 225e this Wednesday from 5:30-7:00PM. Jesse Snavlin will give us a presentation on how linguistics can help us with our meaning in poetry. The flyer is attached in both PDF and jpeg for your convenience.

We will also have workshops after the meeting. Please bring five copies of one poem to be workshopped. We will break in to groups of five if more than five people stay for the session.

Bright Moments,

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Metro Poets Poetry Community has Formed [12 Feb 2007|08:10pm]

Metro Poets is a group of people who have set out to learn everything they possibly can about poetry in all of its forms. We are a group of poets working in forms and free verse, newbie poets, spoken word and performance poets, musicians, and all around lovers of words. We started our group last semester and have been going strong ever since.

We meet every Wednesday during the semester from 5:30-7:00PM. in TIV 225e. I have included some of our past meeting recaps under the cut.

We have poetry workshops after each meeting. Our last two workshops lasted til about 9PM. If you plan to workshop, please bring five copies of one poem. We will then workshop one another's work in groups of five. This is a fun way to get feedback!

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them here, or comment on my LJ.


You can visit Metro Poets on the World Wide Net:
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Questions from the Newly Uninitiated [13 Jan 2007|11:14pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Hi there… I'm Dooley.

I've been accepted to CC via Early Action (woohoo!) and though I'm waiting for my financial aid package to be finalized before I send in the official paperwork, I definitely plan to be attending this coming fall. Sweetness.

I've been told often that I over-think things. So, if these questions seem ridiculous to be asking at this point, they probably are. I'm going to ask anyway.

Though my address says Denver, I'm on the northern edge of the boonies so there's a great deal of Boulderite influence on my soul. J Be warned. Oh, and I spent the 2005-2006 school year in Germany, so there's that bit of European wackiness as well.

Just as a bit of background:
I'm not 100% on what I'll be majoring. I'm teetertottering between History with a focus on Latin America and/or the Southwest, or Southwest Studies. I plan on getting at least a minor in -both- Spanish and German. I speak both pretty well, and have put a great deal of time into both, so it would be ridiculous not to. I need to work on my grammar for German, and I'm absolutely fascinated by Latin America as well as the Mexican and Southwest Cultures. Somewhere in there I need to fit in pre-Law requirements.

Also, ever since I was little I've wanted to learn Japanese.

Yes, I am insane.

Anyway, I have a few questions for you guys (er, and gals)…

Dorm Life:

1. Food How is the dining hall fodder?
I ate there when I came to visit in August, and was duly unimpressed. Also, I'm pretty health-conscious, bordering on vegetarian (not strict, just convenient), and I'm used to cooking my own meals. I can't really afford to eat off campus, so I was wondering what the kitchen options are. Would it be possible to cook for myself occasionally? From what I understand the two freshman dorms have kitchens; one has three or four, and the other has only one. Is that right? What about Bemis? (Yes, I'm female.)

Please tell me there's a good Mexican restaurant nearby.

Also, I'm a tea fiend. Would it be okay to have an electric teapot (i.e. one that plugs into the wall) in the dorms?

2. Bike Storage
I plan on bringing my mountain bike with me. I like biking recreationally, and for getting around. Also, since Freshmen aren't allowed to have cars, it seems convenient. From what I've seen, Colorado Springs seems pretty biker friendly. Is this true? Are there good paths around?

So… Where in the world would I store it? It doesn't seem like many of you trust the bike shed very much, so should I invest in some heavy-duty locks? Also, the last time I got my bike tuned up, the lovely mechanic decided to make the wheels easy-release, without checking with me first. Thanks, bud. Should I get that fixed, or is tire theft much of a problem?

I read a previous reference to someone storing his bike in his closet, and a couple of friends have recommend I look into a bike rack that would fit in my dorm room somehow. I laugh. Ha. Haha. Dorm rooms are small enough, right? But… Is security really so much of an issue that I might want to look into that?

3. Orchestra
Does CC have a student Orchestra group? Or are there groups in Colorado Springs that students usually play for? Also, are there practice rooms? Locals who teach lessons? Though I'm obviously not a music major, I'd like to keep up with playing, and hopefully not drive fellow dorm dwellers up the walls when I practice… (hence the practice room question).

I'm definitely going to miss free access to an electric viola. :(

4. Soccer
Though I realize that CC is renowned for their Division 1 women's soccer program, I'm interested in playing intramurals. Do any of you have experience with this? I figure it's a good way to meet other people interested in the sport, but who aren't necessarily willing to spend their lives playing.

Also, how are the hockey and soccer game turnouts? Is it a big social thing, mostly just sports fans, or what?

Do you know if Colorado Springs local recreational or competitive leagues are very active? I don't know if I'd have time to play on one, but I referee part time, so it would be cool if I could do that on Saturdays or something. Do you think I'd be too busy, even if I could find a club to work for?

5. Clubs and Outdoorsey Crap
How active are the clubs? Are they a good way to really go out and meet people, or do most students not even bother? I'd love to get involved in something random, like Ultimate Frisbee or Rock Climbing, but I'd prefer a laid back atmosphere where I could just get to know people and have fun.

Do a lot of people head straight to the mountains on weekends? I love hiking, camping, and snowboarding (even though I suck at it!), and I'd love to be able to meet up with other people interested in that sort of thing.

6. Language Study
How are the language courses? I'd bet it's intense, crammed into 3 ½ weeks, but that's literally how I learned German, so I guess it'd be okay. Mostly though, I'm curious about the adjunct (?) courses. Do you feel that they're enough to keep up your language skill, or do you have to put a ton of personal time into it as well?

Is it possible to take adjunct refreshers for multiple languages, or would I be better off say, hiring a tutor for Spanish (not that I can afford it, but in theory…)? I plan on keeping up with both German and Spanish, but I've always wanted to take Japanese… Would this be insane on the block plan?

7. Community Service
Do a lot of students take part in local community service? I'm particularly interested in youth programs, tutoring or sports related. Around here there are a lot of minority students who need help with English and/or cultural integration, and a lot of the local elementary schools look for volunteers to help the kids connect through extracurriculars (i.e. soccer). Are those sorts of opportunities available in Colorado Springs? I don't mean to sound harsh, but compared to where I live it seems very… white.

At some point I'd like to teach English abroad, and I'm interested in immigration law, so I'd love to get as much experience as I can. I'm just worried I might be cramming myself a bit too much with classes and whatnot on top of that. What do you guys think?

Speaking of abroad…
8. Study Abroad
CC seems to have a great deal of Study Abroad opportunity. Have any of you taken part in any of their programs? It might be crazy, but I'd love to do both the Lüneberg semester -and- the trip to Costa Rica. Is it worth it?

9. Books
Okay, let's get this out of the way – I'm a bookworm. I don't watch TV; I read. How much space will I have for my books? Will I have any time to read them?

I assume there's a lot of required reading for class, as well. Do you end a class with a longer reading list than when you began? I always seem to. As in, my teacher will mention a book that sounds fascinating, or we'll only read an excerpt, and I'll end up nabbing it at the used bookstore later on.

Are there any good used bookstores in Colorado Springs? Are they dangerous (i.e. hide your wallet and run, lest ye return with 20 softbacks) or only mildly appealing?

10. Anything else I should know?

…wow. That was incredibly long - much more so than I intended it to be. Thanks to anyone who actually bothered to read through all of that. Much more thanks to anyone who attempts to answer my Rambly Questions O' Doom™.

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A couple of questions... [12 Dec 2006|08:59am]

So, in my last minute panicking, I've discovered myself at a sort of dilemma. The last couple of months have been stressful enough to make me contemplate taking a vacation to hell valley. Anyway...

1. I submitted my application to Colorado College in November as an Early Action candidate. They seem to like me well enough, too, as they waived my Application Fee (not for need-based reasons, either). However, one of my recommendation letters was written by the head of the IB, AP, and GT programs at my school. Seeing as how I've been involved in all three programs, he knows me decently well, but is not an academic teacher. My counselor recommended this, as last year I was in Germany and therefor can't very well ask any of last year's teachers to write me a recommendation letter. Only two of my current teachers have known me previously, my Psychology teacher, and my Spanish teacher. So, the other letter was written by my IB Psychology teacher, who also taught my 10th grade World History class, two years ago. I know him -very- well, and he does more 'advising' for me than my school-assigned adviser.

At the time I was having issues with my Spanish teacher, who has taught me since freshman year. It was just a little thing, and has since more than blown over. With the exception of B's my freshman year, I've had A's in Spanish ever since (even in Germany), and currently boast a 97%. It shares a lone A position with Orchestra as of late. Anyway, seeing as how I want to double major in History and Spanish, or German (depending on how the tides turn), I thought her recommendation would be very helpful. Now, she's willing to write a recommendation letter for the other schools I'm applying to, Regular Decision.

The Question: Would it be weird to send Colorado College a copy of my Spanish teacher's recommendation as well, even though they already have the two required recommendations? I feel she knows me better than the IB director does (he actually asked for a resume to reference while writing his letter. Ugh.), and that what she has to say may be more relevant to the field of study I want to into. Is it worth sending in, or would it just weird out the admissions board?

2. Though I have a somewhat strange situation going on, I felt like most of it was clarified in my application. However, I later decided it would probably be best to schedule an interview. Then life happened. I've been really sick lately, had a billion things happen, and... I never did get around to scheduling an interview. It's probably too late, especially since I'm an EA candidate, but sould I worry? Should I try to schedule one anyway?
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[10 Oct 2006|12:20am]

Hey everyone,
I wanted to thank you all for the excellent answers you gave me some months back, they were extra helpful. I'm in the middle of writing the design-your-own-class admissions essay, the topic of which is basically the most pretentious thing I could possibly come up with, wondering how everyone's school year is going so far, and formulating a couple more questions for you guys. 
First of all, I have my interview in two weeks, so I guess I have the jitters and want to know how you dealt yours. Did they already have your transcript when you had it? 
Also, does the school have a radio station, and how difficult is it for a freshman to bag a show?
Finally, how unbearably cold is it up on Pike's Peak or anywhere with a view as incredible as that during the winter? When I visited CC during the summer, it was freezing up there, but so ridiculously gorgeous that it would be loathe to spend months away from it if I live near.
Thank you kindly, comrades,
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where are all the open mics and jazz jams in Denver and the Denver area? (x-posted) [24 Sep 2006|05:56pm]

I am looking for open mics and singer friendly jazz jams in the Denver area. Please help me by replying to this if you know of any. Let me know when they occur and where.

Thank you so much for your help in advance!
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Lost dog [24 Sep 2006|02:11am]

Hey y'all, something weird happened tonight. I left my house around 1:30, I put both of my dogs in my front yard like I do everyday. When I got home around 9:45, my gate was open and my dogs were out. My older dog was waiting in the yard for me, but my 9 month old cocker spaniel was gone. My friend and I drove all around our neighborhood looking for him, calling him and we got out and walked all over looking for him too. I knocked on all my neighbors doors and no one has seen him. I live by UCCS off Mountview, so if anyone lives over here and has seen a gold cocker spaniel running around, please call the number that is on his dog tag. My address and my fiances phone numebr are on his tag, and he answers to the name Cash. Here is a picture of him.

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Thank you!!
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[27 Aug 2006|05:37pm]

oh oops i forgot to ask this. 

does CC require an essay and does anyone know what the topic is? We have to do practice essays in AP english and I just thought it'd be helpful to know....


- chelsey.
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incoming freshman in a year [25 Aug 2006|01:22am]
Hey, I was wondering whether anyone who reads this has taken a gap year before going to CC. I'm going to live in Montpellier, France for 8 months this year and am planning on going to CC the next year. Any advice? I know I have a while until I start at CC. Can't help but think about it though! Thanks.
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[23 Aug 2006|10:56pm]

I'm probably coming for a tour soon. So I have a fewquestions:

1) are tours only on specific days?


2) what day/ week is the best to come? I really wanna get a good glimpse of the student body, and the over all feeling of the school. But I need to come soon...

if you all could help me out i'd appreciate it   x1000000

thanks everyone!  <3
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Bikes [24 Jul 2006|08:10am]

Hey all,
Do many of you keep bikes at CC? I'm shipping out my mountainbike for fun and transportation. Does anyone have the luxury of being able to keep it in their room? or do most people leave them outside? what's the theft rate like? any recommendations? thanks!
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[23 Jul 2006|11:19pm]

I was just wondering if there was an exercise facility at CC? and what's it like? A gym or anything or the sort with ellipticals, treadmills etc.

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