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Featured Faculty: Jeff Broome

Posted November 26, 2014

Jeff was contacted last September by Michael Allen, an editor for the Wall Street Journal. Michael had a great-great grandfather as one of the soldiers at Sand Creek. Jeff's great-great uncle was also there. Michael visited Colorado and spent 6 hours at Jeff's home, videotaping him for a future film on Sand Creek.

Read more about Michael Allen's story on the Wall Street Journal.

Posted November 3, 2014

Jeff Broome displaying Wild West History Award

Jeff's book Cheyenne War: Indian Raids on the Roads to Denver, 1864-1869 was published in late 2013 and is 528 pages. Last month it won third place for ”Best non-fiction Book Published in 2013”, awarded by Westerners International. Westerners International also awarded him first place for the Philip Danielson Award for best program/publication of all westerners in 2013, for a Roundup he did with the Denver Westerners on the famous brawl Wild Bill Hickok had with Custer’s troopers in Hays Kansas in 1870.

Because of these national awards, Jeff was contacted last September by an editor with the Wall Street Journal. The editor is doing a piece commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Sand Creek massacre. Turns out his great-great grandfather, and Jeff's great-great uncle both served in the 3rd Colorado Cavalry and participated in the famous 1864 incident. The editor came out to Colorado and spent most of a day interviewing Jeff about that controversial fight. The article is due to appear later this month in the Wall Street Journal.

Jeff was also interviewed for most of a day by one of the major television networks, who is going to do a 10-week series on the old west in 2015. He was interviewed on Hickok as well as Custer and his last fight in 1876. Jeff just published a 14,000+ manuscript on an Indian captivity in 1865, the direct result of retaliation by the Cheyenne for Sand Creek. That manuscript is titled Collateral Damage: The 1865 Fletcher Family Captivity Story. 

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Faculty Quality Matters Reviewers

Posted October 08, 2014

We are proud to announce that Joan Anderssen (Faculty, Economics) is now a Quality Matters (QM) Reviewer. Joan is also serving on the Online Standards Committee.

Joan Anderssen

 

Posted September 26, 2014

It is with great pleasure that we announce Susan Kendall (Faculty, Business) as the first faculty member to achieve Quality Matters Reviewer status.  Susan is an active and energetic member of the Online Standards Committee.  We are all most proud of her achievement.

Susan Kendall

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Welcome our new Associate Deans

Posted August 4, 2014

Please welcome our new Associate Deans (from left to right): Debbie Grant (School of Arts, Humanities, Business and Technology), Fida Obeidi (School of Health, Math and Sciences) and JoAnn Beine (School of Communication, Social and Behavioral Sciences).

Associate Deans 

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Students, come and work for eLearning

Posted July 1, 2014

Come and work for us in eLearning. We still have a few work study positions available.

  • Work in a team environment
  • Work around your class schedule 
  • Opportunity to learn new skills
  • Enhance customer service skills 
  • Enhance communication skills
  • Work in a fun and casual work environment

View the detailed description of the available position.

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Congratulations, Kathy Winograd

Posted Jan 21, 2014

Here’s the website of Kathy's new book Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation. It’s creative nonfiction. Kathy started out writing poetry, which she still does, won the Colorado Book Award for her first book of poetry, and now she also writes creative nonfiction which is published in literary journals.  Jeff Broome and Kathy are going to do book signings and readings at the ACC library on February 19 at 2:00 and 6:30 p.m. For more information visit the website

In 1996, Kathy recalls first hearing of this new thing in education called “elearning.” She couldn’t imagine what an “elearning” course looked like—was it a box? A mail order kit?—but she jumped onboard and has not regretted it since.  She now laughs at these tiny little devices we use to get email. Kathy worked for an elearning company for three years and had to travel across the country giving demonstrations. In order to get her emails and have access to online classrooms, she had to carry a gigantic laptop computer that (she jokes) practically broke her shoulder at the airports, and a giant modem that she would use to plug in to the hotel phone jack and actually make a scratchy internet connection. Adding to that she had a small projector that had to be hooked up by a hundred wires to the computer. You’ve got the picture.

Kathy recalls the first time she figured out how to go into a public chatroom: she ended up chatting with a bar maid in New England.  She warned Kathy to be careful: men were already making the moves on her through the chatrooms and she predicted general bad behavior to come.  And she was right! Lastly, Kathy has a pretty little place up in the mountains that she goes to whenever she can to “disconnect". Though now with the hotspot on her phone, she does not really have an excuse not to be online (except when the wind is blowing and she can’t get a single bar)!

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50 Years of Teaching

Posted Sep 09, 2013

Dr. Jim Boespflug just started his 50th consecutive year of teaching business courses. Dr. Boespflug is Faculty Emeritus and has started his 47th year at ACC and 18th year of retirement teaching. Congratulations, Sir!

Image of Dr. Jim Boespflug

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Featured Faculty, Jeff Broome

Posted Aug 11, 2013

Jeff finished his book, Cheyenne War. It will be 504 pages when it comes out late fall. He has also received an award – called  the Six Shooter Award – of the Wild West History Association for the best general article in 2012, for a piece that he did in Wild West.

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