Category: 2010 Fall/Winter

Campus Construction: A Photo Update

The following photos of construction on the Brown Hall addition, Maple Hall (the new freshmen dormitory on Maple Street), and Marquez Hall provide a small window into some of the big changes afoot on...

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Geology Museum Receives Award

The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum’s exhibit at the 2010 Denver Gem and Mineral Show was recognized with the Donna Chirnside Trophy, which is awarded annually to the most outstanding exhibit at the show. Nineteen...

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Winter Commencement Speech by Gov. Bill Ritter

December 17, 2010 President Scoggins, Members of the Board of Trustees, Faculty, Staff, Parents, Family and Friends of the graduates, and most importantly, to the graduates of Colorado School of Mines for December, 2010: You...

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Constructing a Landmark

Dave Zanetell ’87 has spent the last six years leading the design and construction of a historic bridge in the shadow of Hoover Dam. This account details some of the many challenges he faced to complete such a monumental project.

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A Rough Road to Riches

Tim Marquez ’80 and his wife, Bernie, recently attended the groundbreaking for Marquez Hall. This article details the couple’s motivations for their $10-million matching gift for the building, while tracing some of Tim’s turbulent and intriguing professional journey.

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What Is a Mines Degree Worth?

Colorado School of Mines was ranked first among public institutions for 30-year net return on investment for graduates who paid in-state tuition, and second int he same category for graduates who paid out-of-state tuition.

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Students Design Award-Winning Sound Wall

Mines engineering students designed an award-winning sound-wall that has reduced traffic noise from Sixth Avenue as their Senior Design project. Their project began in 2008, and after construction was completed last spring, the project won the 2010 City of Lakewood Community Sustainability Award for its use of 3,330 recycled tires.

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Moon Rock Lands at Mines

A rare moon rock, long thought to be missing, was recently put on display at the Mines Geology Museum. Its value estimated at more than $5 million, the specimen was one of 360 rocks to come back to Earth in 1974 aboard Apollo 17, the sixth and final lunar landing mission of the Apollo program. Gov. Bill Ritter spoke recently at the ceremonial unveiling of the new exhibit.

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New Tradition Honors Longtime Friend of Mines

The Orediggers took home a newly minted award – the Nyikos Cup – after defeating RMAC rival Mesa State College 46-10 on October 16. The award was named in honor of longtime member of the Mines Board of Trustees, and it will go to the winner of the annual football game between Mines and Mesa State.

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Men’s Cross Country #2

In a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Top-25 poll this fall, the men’s cross country team achieved a #2 national ranking. The Orediggers were ranked third in the pre-season poll.

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