Frank Mosher (CC class of 1969) has worked at Tutt Library at Colorado College since 1987. He was interviewed for the LGBT Oral History project on November 11 2011.
Colorado College's Photography Journal, the only all-photography driven publication on campus. The theme of the 2011 issue is Revealing the Hidden.
The film focuses on the use of dance movement therapy in a patient who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Creator's summary: Parkinson's Disease is measured on a scale of 1to 5. 5 being complete dependency on another. When I began working with Amy, she was at a 3. Recently, her neurologist rediagnosed her at a +1.
The present study discusses how teaching methods based on Dweck’s work with implicit theories of intelligence may benefit low-income classroom practices. Past research has experimentally manipulated students’ incremental theories in the short term through praise and in the long term through brain-change oriented instructional interventions. An increase in learning goals and academic achievement has been associated with incremental, or flexible, views of intelligence. This research implemented a four-week literature-based classroom intervention for third grade students to increase incremental mindsets. No relationship was found between condition and theory of intelligence, active engagement strategies, or internal motivation. Post hoc analyses and discussion of limitations offer recommendations for future interventions.
Since the formation of Kimana Group Ranch in 1972, land tenure in Loitokitok District has been based on a system of communally owned group ranches. Currently, only five group ranches remain, as Kimana has been fully subdivided. This study assessed the effects of subdivision on Kimana Group Ranch and forecasted the effects that subdivision will have on Mbirikani and Kuku Group Ranches. An emphasis was placed on diversification of land use and how that relates to the economy and ecosystem of the region. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to interview 369 residents of the three group ranches. Interviews were also conducted with key informants, such as ministry officials, group ranch officials, and representatives from non-governmental organizations. Data was analyzed using a multiple regression linear probability model and chi-square goodness of fit statistical tests. GIS points were also analyzed to create a map of land plots that have and have not been sold within Kimana Group Ranch and the wildlife sanctuaries that it contains. Results showed that the factors that most greatly influence one’s decision to diversify their livelihood strategy are ethnic background, acres owned, and the perception that their current land use affects their opinion of subdivision. Diverse land uses such as leasing plots, conservation areas, and development are, unlike pastoralism and agriculture, not as susceptible to adverse affects from unforeseeable difficulties, such as drought. Community involvement in conservation and other sustainable economic endeavors is necessary for subdivision to be successful. It is also vital that landowners be educated on the importance of land so that they can make an informed decision about selling.
The method of determining tax liability in the United States is commonly questioned by policy makers and taxpayers alike. A new trend is pointing toward the possibility of America adopting a flat taxation system. Part of what this paper hopes to examine is the utility effects experienced by taxpayers resulting from a switch from progressive taxation to the flat tax. A switch from America’s current tax system to the flat tax would leave some tax payers better off, while leaving others worse off. A simulation model was designed to investigate just who these “winners” and “losers” would be in the wake of such a change. This model combined taxpayer income across a broad range and utility functions placing differing levels of preference on leisure time and income. Each simulated taxpayer was given a pre-tax income and assigned to a taxpaying group. Taxpayers fall into four groups under the both the flat and progressive tax systems: single, head of household, married filing jointly, and married filing separately. Seven simulated taxpayers were created for each tax filing option. Next, each taxpayer’s tax liability was calculated under the progressive and flat taxes. The resulting post-tax incomes were then entered into the following utility functions: U=I1/4L3/4, U=I1/2L1/2 and U=I3/4L1/4. In each case I stands for income and L stands for leisure hours, which was held constant at 16. The resulting utility functions were then compared and the difference in taxpayer utility was noted. This simulation was conducted a second time, but this time deductions were included for both the progressive and flat taxes. The end results suggest that if standard deductions are accounted for, taxpayers from a broad range of incomes and who place different levels of preference on income and leisure all experience a gain in utility brought about by a transition to the flat tax.
Currently, fossil fuels are the world’s primary energy source. However, the burning of fossil fuels, for energy, has many negative side effects. There is a growing consensus that burning fossil fuels leads to the greenhouse effect and global warming. The supply of fossil fuels is also finite. Thus, a clean and renewable energy source must eventually replace fossil fuels as our energy source. Wind power is currently the fastest growing, and most efficient, form of renewable energy. Wind power has the potential to unite profitable business with the protection of the environment. However, there are currently many non-price barriers that prohibit wind power from achieving its full potential. This paper takes a qualitative approach. Seven people involved with the wind industry are interviewed. This data is used to determine what barriers to wind power exist and how these barriers can be overcome. It also explores the need for the development of a Smart Grid to achieve the large-scale integration of renewable energy. The majority of the non-price barriers can be alleviated; however, the need for a Smart Grid still remains.
Many measures of course value are centered on student evaluations of teaching. Colorado College provides a unique opportunity to explore another method of valuing courses by looking at the Block Plan course auction. Kirby Nelson pioneered Block Plan bidding research last year by examining the relationship between Academic Departments and points bid on courses. One factor in course selection that remained unexamined was Professor. A multiple regression analysis is used to study the bidding data provided by the Colorado College Registrar. This thesis investigates the relationship between the professor teaching the course and the amount of points that students bid.
Innovation is a tough element to measure. It is a very strong asset to have in the business world, and businesses will do anything to get it. Innovation is a key component in technological advancement. It is difficult to determine what factors affect a particular areas innovation level. In this study, population density and other variables were examined in order to determine their affect on patent production in different cities and towns. Though population is a strong factor in regional innovation, there are other determining factors as well.
Water markets in the western United States have expanded over the last 40 years driven by two forces – population growth in the West and Southwest and limited development of new storage projects. Until 2008 house prices, home construction and population growth appeared to be locked in an ever-increasing upward trend. With little historical experience to the contrary, water market prices similarly appeared to be driven by real estate development. The collapse of the housing market in the last three years provides an opportunity to examine the connection between the real estate and water markets.
Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Assistant Director of Athletics, Scott Lowenberg.
Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Peter Stoykewych.
Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Gabe Guentzel.
Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Aaron Harstad.
The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) is an NCAA men's division I hockey conference formed on July 9, 2011. The league is a comprised of eight teams, six previous members of the WCHA and two of the CCHA. The league will begin conference play for the 2013â€“2014 season. At a July 13, 2011 press conference at the Penrose House, the name of the conference and teams were announced. The conference teams are: Colorado College, Miami University, University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of North Dakota, University of Minnesota Duluth, University of Denver, St. Cloud State College, and Western Michigan College.
Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Josh Thorimbert.
Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Scott Winkler.
Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Arthur Bidwill.
Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Dakota Eveland.
Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Tim Hall.