Author Archives: juliankrauspolk

The New Student Orientation Program

During August of 2014, Colorado College held the first Sense of Place Orientation program for the incoming class.The program was conceived and developed by Alex Suber and Julian Kraus-Polk, both class of 2015. The presentation featured speakers from the Colorado … Continue reading

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Cultural History // Every place has its people

The Colorado College interfaith chaplain, Bruce Coriell, speaks about the peoples that have inhabited this geographic region. Coriell posits that every place has its people and every people has a rich history.

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Natural History // Inserting ourselves into a geologic timescale

Colorado College professor of Environmental Science, Miro Kummel, speaks about the geology and natural history of the Pikes Peak region. Miro describes how glaciation sculpted the granite of Pikes Peak, and how ancient beaches deposited the layers of limestone that … Continue reading

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Food // Meeting the people that feed us

This is a short film by Alex Suber and Julian Kraus-Polk. The film provides a glimpse of the foodscape in the Colorado Springs area. We highlight some of the local farmers who provide food to Colorado College students, including Larga … Continue reading

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Waste // the path of our trash

This is another short film which follows the path of our trash from the Colorado College campus to the Bestway’s Material Recovery Facility (MRF). The film highlights the economic and ecological benefits of closing resource loops, and challenges us to … Continue reading

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Water // The mystery behind the tap

Another short film by Alex Suber and Julian Kraus-Polk about our water resources on the Front Range. Frank Kinder speaks about issues of water scarcity in this region. The film also includes footage of two Colorado College graduates as they … Continue reading

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Energy // What powers our daily lives?

This film addresses where we get our electricity while living at Colorado College. It unveils some of the complex processes behind the magical light switch. Professor of Environmental Science, Howard Drossman, points out that Martin Drake coal-fired power plant is … Continue reading

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