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On Our Wall: What kind of car did you drive when you were in college?

“I drove a 1995 Mustang GT 5.0 at Mines. The first car I ever built and drove was a chopped and hacked 1931 Chevy Legend; I started on it at age 11.” -Greg Widgery ’10   “1992 Mazda Protege, a stick shift I bought in 2000 at the end of my freshman year. It was all I could afford (barely), but I didn’t know how to drive a stick, so Xaviea Bell ’04 had to test drive it and drive it home for me.” -Glenda Bell ’03   “1993 full-size Chevy Blazer. It’s still in my driveway and runs...

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A Conversation with Dyke Howell ’63

Dyke Howell ’63 had a significant impact on some of the nation’s most well-known infrastructure projects during a 30-year career in the industry, working on the Interstate 70 tunnels through Glenwood Canyon in Colorado, the Milwaukee Metro Sewerage Department’s North Shore Tunnel, and the elevator shaft for the new Hoover Dam visitor’s center, just to name a few. We asked Howell, co-founder of Frontier Constructors, which is now known as Frontier-Kemper Constructors, a few questions about his career and how he’s seen underground construction and tunneling develop over the last 50 years. Q: How did you get into the...

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I-Day: Celebrating Culture

Mines’ international students hosted International Day in November 2017, a celebration of culture and diversity, where the local community enjoyed food, performances and learned about the various cultures represented at Mines. More than 1,300 people supported Mines’ students, making the event one of the largest I-Days in the history of the event. Several cultural acts performed at the celebration, including the Denver-based Jasmine Flower Chinese Dance...

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Parade of Lights

The newest float in Denver’s 9News Parade of Lights has a Colorado School of Mines connection. An electronic holiday carol written, arranged and mastered by two Mines professors served as the soundtrack for Sparkling Ice Castle, the brand-new parade float built and designed by Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain (IECRM) apprentices and members. “Wind Carol,” written by Music Program Director Robert Klimek and arranged and mastered by Teaching Associate Professor Jonathan Cullison, was composed specifically for the float. “The world needs to know that Mines has a music technology program,” Klimek said. “A lot of students, one of the first...

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The Mines Cycling Team pedaled their way to victory this fall. From October 20-22, 2017, the team competed in the USA Cycling Collegiate MTB National Championships in Missoula, Montana. The competition consisted of several races, divided into two disciplines: cross country and gravity. The cross-country competition consisted of a short track (a 25-minute race within a half-mile circuit), a long-distance race over 10-20 miles and a team relay. The gravity competition is a timed downhill course. The Mines team ranked second overall as a Club D2 team out of 18 schools, fifth overall in all 40 club cycling teams...

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