2000s

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2000

ACC

ACC President: Dr. James Williams
Cost per Credit Hour (Residents/Non Residents): $80.25/$296.80
Faculty of the Year: Karin Blaske
Classified Employee of the Year: James Williams
Administrator of the Year: Carol Achziger
ACC Happenings and Events: ACC completes a nearly $13 million renovation. $1.9 million given to school for technology. Logo is redesigned. 118 International students. Chapparal campus opens. Learning Resource Center completed.

President of the U.S.

Bill Clinton (January 20, 1989 - January 20 2001)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: Gladiator
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Beautiful Day, U2
Time Person of the Year: George W. Bush
Nobel Prize Literature: Gao Xingjian, France
Nobel Peace Prize: Kim Dae Jung, Korea
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Contact/Copenhagen
Emmy Award: Will & Grace, West Wing, Late Show with David Letterman

News and Events

News-Colorado: Marathon Oil closes its doors. US West, Inc. of Denver merges into the smaller Qwest Communications International, Inc., also of Denver. Xcel Energy Inc. is formed by the merger of New Century Energies, Inc. of Denver into the smaller Northern States Power Company.
News-U.S.: Whitewater investigation finally ends. Google indexes one billion Web sites. Vermont approves same sex marriages
News-Global: The Intifada starts in Israel over the breakdown of the peace talks

Sports

Sports: The Colorado Avalanche defeat the New Jersey Devils in seven games to win the Stanley Cup.

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 272.65
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 5.15
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 3.99
Prime Rate (%): 9.5
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): 236,241,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 10787.99

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 44,650.59
U.S. Population: 282.16 million
Littleton: 40,340
Colorado Population: 4,301,261

Current Events

Technology/Science: First detailed study of asteroid

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Lincoln LS
Food: Craig Claiborne died.  Influential American food writer, cookbook author. Food editor and restaurant critic for the NY Times. Charles M. Schulz died. American cartoonist, best known for the 'Peanuts' comic strip.
Toys: Teksta the Robotic Dogs


2001

ACC

ACC President: Dr. James Williams
Cost per Credit Hour (Residents/Non Residents): $$82.30/$310.80
Faculty of the Year: Deb Wilke
Classified Employee of the Year: Terry Clark
Administrator of the Year: Ron Putt
ACC Happenings and Events: Tibetan Monks visit campus. Dick and Dottie Lamm speak to campus.

President of the U.S.

George W. Bush (January 20, 2001-January 20, 2009)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: A Beautiful Mind
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Walk On, U2
Time Person of the Year: Rudolph Giuliani
Nobel Prize Literature: V.S. Naipaul, UK
Nobel Peace Prize: Kofi Annan, Ghana, United Nations
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Producers/Proof
Emmy Award: Sex and the City, West Wing

News and Events

News-Colorado: Construction on the T-REX Project in southeast metropolitan Denver begins.
News-U.S.: Terrorists hijack four airlines on September 11th. Enron collapses because of massive fraud and accounting problems.
News-Global: U.S. invades Afghanistan in retaliation for its unwillingness to hand over Osama bin Laden. A U.S. spy plane collides with a Chinese fighter jet, igniting an international incident.

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 276.50
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 5.15
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 4.73
Prime Rate (%): 4.75
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): 128,236,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 10,021.57

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 44,611.17
U.S. Population: 284.97 million
Littleton: 43,580.00

Current Events

Technology/Science: Human genome deciphered, first landing on an asteroid, first tourist in space.

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Chrysler PT Cruiser
Food: General Mills acquires Pillsbury Co. Germany announced plans to destroy 400,000 cattle due to the mad cow crises. The European Union estimates that up to 2 million cattle will be destroyed in EU countries by the end of June. Actor Jack Lemmon died. A couple of his film titles: 'The Fortune Cookie,' 'Days of Wine and Roses.' A year after Orbit came out in the U.S. in 2001, Wrigley introduced its Orbit White sub-brand, a sugar-free pellet gum.
Toys: Bob the Builder


2002

ACC

ACC President: Larry D. Carter - Interim (1/02-6/02)
Faculty of the Year: Joan Andersen
Classified Employee of the Year: Al Stutman, Beth Jesmer
Administrator of the Year: Matt Jamison, Cindy Murphy, Barb Taney
ACC Happenings and Events: Cadaver program starts. Chemicals stolen from campus lab. 300 firefighters on campus while fires threaten Denver's water supply. Reggie Rivers speaks on campus.

President of the U.S.

George W. Bush (January 20, 2001-January 20, 2009)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: Chicago
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Don't Know Why, Norah Jones
Time Person of the Year: The Whistleblowers (Cynthia Cooper, Sherron Watkins, Coleen Rowley)
Nobel Prize Literature: Imre Kertesz, Hungary
Nobel Peace Prize: Jimmy Carter, U.S.
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Thoroughly Moder Millie/Goat or Who is Sylvia
Emmy Award: Friends, West Wing, Band of Brothers, Late Show with David Letterman

News and Events

News-Littleton: The Olympic torch is carried through Littleton for the Salt Lake City Olympics.
News-Colorado: A U.S. Forest Service technician starts the Hayman Fire in the mountains of central Colorado. The wildfire will burn 216 square miles (559 km2) of forest, the most in Colorado recorded history.
News-U.S.: Arthur Anderson collapses for its part in the Enron scandal. Spiderman is the highest grossing movie of the year.
News-Global: The euro debuts in 12 European countries. United Nations passes a unanimous motion calling on Iraq to disarm or face serious consequences. North Korea admits to making nuclear bombs in defiance of signed treaties.

Sports

Sports: Winter Olympics: Salt Lake City, Utah

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 342.75
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 5.15
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 5.78
Prime Rate (%): 4.25
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -157,758,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 8341.63

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 44,831.64
U.S. Population: 287.63 million

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Ford Thunderbird
Food: Alfred Heineken died. Grandson of Gerard Adriaan Heineken, the founder of Heineken Brewery. Alfred was president of the company from 1964 to 1989.
Toys: Bratz Dolls


2003

ACC

ACC President: Dr. Berton Glandon
Faculty of the Year: Sandra Panetta
Classified Employee of the Year: Nancy Maksymovich
Administrator of the Year: Patrick Enright, Connie Green
ACC Happenings and Events: Arapahoe Observer new name of college Paper. Enron whistle blower Lynn Brewer speaks on campus.

President of the U.S.

George W. Bush (January 20, 2001-January 20, 2009)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Clocks, Coldplay
Time Person of the Year: American Soldier (Representing U.S. troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan)
Nobel Prize Literature: J.M. Coetzee, South Africa
Nobel Peace Prize: Shirin Ebadi, Iran
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Hairspray/Take Me Out
Emmy Award: Everybody Loves Raymond, West Wing, Daily Show with Jon Stewart

News and Events

News-Littleton: 3-day blizzard drops 31 inches of snow. Littleton plans for the arrival of West Nile Virus. Western Welcome Week celebrates 75 years.
News-Colorado: John Hickenlooper assumes office as the Mayor of the City and County of Denver.
News-U.S.: Space shuttle Columbia explodes on reentry, seven astronauts are killed. Apple Music begins to sell songs for $0.99 over the Internet.
News-Global: European Union expands by 10 members. Britain and U.S. authorize war against Iraq, capture Baghdad.

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 417.25
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 5.15
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 5.99
Prime Rate (%): 4
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -377,585,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 10,453.92

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 45,334.15
U.S. Population: 290.11 million

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Infiniti G35
Food: Brazil passed the U.S. as the world's largest exporter of beef. The first cloned horse was born in a natural delivery. Cloned horses are currently banned from racing. Trident White was launched in 2003, nearly 40 years after Trident was selected by NASA as the chewing gum for its Gemini astronauts.
Toys: Beyblades


2004

ACC

ACC President: Dr. Berton Glandon
Faculty of the Year: Dave Trott
Classified Employee of the Year: Carmella Condino
Administrator of the Year: Della Shorman
ACC Happenings and Events: Phi Theta Kappa welcomes 43 students

President of the U.S.

George W. Bush (January 20, 2001-January 20, 2009)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: Million Dollar Baby
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Here We Go Again, Ray Charles and Norah Jones
Time Person of the Year: George W. Bush
Nobel Prize Literature: Elfriede Jelinek, Austria
Nobel Peace Prize: Wangari Maathal, Kenya
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Avenue Q/I Am My Own Wife
Emmy Award: Arrested Development, Sopranos, Daily Show with Jon Stewart

News and Events

News-Littleton: Denver Seminary to be built on Santa Fe. Buck Center - Constructions begins on a new Littleton Recreation Center. Littleton faces water restrictions.
News-Colorado: U.S. Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton signs an order elevating the national monument to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.
News-U.S.: The social networking site Facebook is launched. Former President Ronald Reagan dies at age 93. Michael Moore releases movie Fahrenheit 9/11, an attack on President Bush.
News-Global: In Iraq, Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. forces.

Sports

Sports: Summer Olympics: Athens, Greece

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 435.60
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 5.15
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 5.53
Prime Rate (%): 5.25
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -412,727,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 10,783.01

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 46,825.36
U.S. Population: 292.81 million

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Toyota Prius
Food: The first Starbucks coffee shop in France opened on Jan 16. Martha Stewart, business magnate, cookbook author and TV personality, was convicted of obstructing justice and lying about a well timed stock sale just before the priced plummeted. Julia Child died 2 days before her 92 birthday. Parliament voted to ban Fox hunting in the U.K. effective in February 2005. California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a bill that bans the production and sale of foie gras beginning in 2012.
Toys: Robosapien


2005

ACC

ACC President: Dr. Berton Glandon
Faculty of the Year: Christine Gaudinski
Classified Employee of the Year: Ramon Bustamonte
ACC Happenings and Events: 40th Anniversary

President of the U.S.

George W. Bush (January 20, 2001-January 20, 2009)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: Crash
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Green Day
Time Person of the Year: The Good Samaritans (Paul Hewson, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates)
Nobel Prize Literature: Harold Pinter, UK
Nobel Peace Prize: Mohamed El Baradel, Egypt, International Atomic Energy Agency
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Spamalot, Doubt: A Parable
Emmy Award: Everybody Loves Raymond, Lost, Daily Show with Jon Stewart

News and Events

News-Colorado: Professor John L. Hall of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Theodor W. Hänsch, and Roy J. Glauber receive the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics.
News-U.S.: Hurricane Katrina devastates the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama coastlines killing at least 1,836 people and causing $81 billion in damage, making it the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. Weeks later, Hurricane Rita causes $10 billion damage along the Louisiana and Texas coastlines. In October, Hurricane Wilma kills 35 and causes $20 billion in damage in Florida.

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 513.00
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 5.15
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 5.08
Prime Rate (%): 7.25
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -318,346,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 10,717.50

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 47,974.23
U.S. Population: 295.52 million

Current Events

Technology/Science: First landing on alien moon, Pluto no longer a planet

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Chrysler 300C 900
Food: Cristeta Comeford became the first female White House Executive Chef. Antoine's Restaurant in New Orleans reopens exactly 4 months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
Toys: It's the year for MP3 Players


2006

ACC

ACC President: Dr. Berton Glandon
Faculty of the Year: Mary Sloan
Classified Employee of the Year: Al Statman
Administrator of the Year: Linda Whitehouse

President of the U.S.

George W. Bush (January 20, 2001-January 20, 2009)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: The Departed
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Not Ready to Make Nice, Dixie Chicks
Time Person of the Year: You (representing the new age of user-generated internet content)
Nobel Prize Literature: Orhan Pamuk, Turkey
Nobel Peace Prize: Muhammed Yunus, Bangladesh, Grameen Bank
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Jersey Boys, History Boys
Emmy Award: Office, 24, Daily Show with Jon Stewart

News and Events

News-Colorado: The Denver Art Museum opens its Daniel Libeskind designed Frederic C. Hamilton Building.
News-U.S.: Democrats retake control of both houses of Congress, and gain a majority of state governorships (28-22).

Sports

Sports: Winter Olympics: Turin, Italy

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 635.70
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 5.15
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 4.62
Prime Rate (%): 8.25
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -248,181,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 12,463.15

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 48,902.74
U.S. Population: 298.38 million

Current Events

Technology/Science: First nanoscale car built, Big Bang theory confirmed, Mini liver generated from stem cells.

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Honda Civic SI
Food: The last Western Union Telegrams are sent. Western Union ended its Telegram service on January 27. Six Flags theme park in Gurnee, Illinois held a live cockroach eating contest. New York became the first U.S. city to ban artificial trans fats in restaurant food when the Board of Health voted to ban them on December 5. A Hong Kong real estate tycoon and his wife paid $160,000 for a 3.3 pound Italian Alba white truffle. Since its introduction in the U.S. in 2006, Stride sugarless gum has scored with ads that are totally irreverent.
Toys: Nintendo Wii


2007

ACC

ACC President: Dr. Berton Glandon
Enrollment (headcount/FTE): 9,275/3,754.3
Faculty of the Year: Jerry Viola
Classified Employee of the Year: Amy Demrovsky
Administrator of the Year: Kim Larson-Cooney

President of the U.S.

George W. Bush (January 20, 2001-January 20, 2009)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: No Country for Old Men
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Rehab, Amy Winehouse
Time Person of the Year: Vladimir Putin
Nobel Prize Literature: Doris Lessing, UK
Nobel Peace Prize: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., U.S.
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Spring Awakening, The Coast of Utopia
Emmy Award: 30 Rock, Sopranos, Daily Show with Jon Stewart

News and Events

News-Littleton: South Platte reservoir is being built to supply water to the growing Highlands Ranch and Centennial demands.
News-Colorado: Bill Ritter assumes office as the forty-first Governor of the State of Colorado.
News-U.S.: Recession officially begins in December. Democrat Nancy Pelosi becomes the first female Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Sports

Sports: The Colorado Rockies defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks in four games to win the National League Pennant.

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 836.50
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 5.85
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 5.78/3.8
Prime Rate (%): 7.25
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -160,701,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 13,264.82

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 49,269.50
U.S. Population: 301.23 million

Current Events

Technology/Science: Human skin cells used to create stem cells

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Toyota Camry SE
Food: Ernest Gallo died.  Co-founded E & J Gallo Winery with his brother Julio in 1933. It is the largest winery in the U.S. with about 25% of the U.S. wine market. Wrigley added 5, a premium-priced, 15-stick pack of sugarless gum, to its U.S. lineup in 2007.
Toys: In the Night Garden Iggle Piggle


2008

ACC

ACC President: Dr. Berton Glandon
Enrollment (headcount/FTE): 10,291/4,244.5
Faculty of the Year: Karin Blaske
Classified Employee of the Year: Thao Nguyen
Administrator of the Year: Linda Mueller

President of the U.S.

George W. Bush (January 20, 2001-January 20, 2009)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: Slumdog Millionaire
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Please Read the Letter, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Time Person of the Year: Barack Obama
Nobel Prize Literature: Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio, France/Mauritius
Nobel Peace Prize: Martti Ahtisaari, Finland
Tony Award (Musical/Play): In the Heights, August: Osage Country
Emmy Award: 30 Rock, Mad Men,Daily Show with Jon Stewart

News and Events

News-Littleton: Free Wireless Internet access now free at Bemis. Street Dance in January to commemorate the 100 year celebration of Littleton Court House.
News-Colorado: The Democratic National Convention, the 1st since 1908, in Denver designates incumbent Barack Obama for reelection.
News-U.S.: Global financial crisis in September 2008 begins as the stock market crashes. In response, President Bush signs the revised Emergency Economic Stabilization Act into law to create a 700 billion dollar Treasury fund to purchase failing bank assets.

Sports

Sports: Summer Olympics: Beijing, China

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 869.75
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 6.55
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 9.25/4.8
Prime Rate (%): 3.25
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -458,553,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 8,776.39

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 49,225.57
U.S. Population: 304.09 million

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Cadillac CTS
Food: San Francisco passed a law requiring chain restaurants (with 20 or more locations in California) to post nutrition information on their menus. Paul Newman died Sept 26 (born Jan 26, 1925). Actor, director, race car driver, etc. Newman also co-founded 'Newman's Own' food company, which donates all profits to charity. The UN designated 2008 as the International Year of the Potato. (Potatoes are the world's 4th largest food crop.) Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation that will ban trans fats in restaurants and retail food establishments. 2008 acquisition by privately held Mars of Chicago chewing gum maker Wm. Wrigley Jr. for $23 billion.
Toys: High School Musical Dance Mat


2009

ACC

ACC President: Dr. Linda Bowman – Interim (8/09-3/10)
Enrollment (headcount/FTE): 11,497/4,548
Degrees Awards: 1,169
Faculty of the Year: Deborah Stieneker
Classified Employee of the Year: Virginia Rodriguez
Administrator of the Year: Theresa Groff

President of the U.S.

Barack Obama (January 20, 2009- Present)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: The Hurt Locker
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Use Somebody, Kings of Leon
Time Person of the Year: Ben Bernanke
Nobel Prize Literature: Herta Muller
Nobel Peace Prize: Barack H. Obama, U.S.
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Billy Elliot, God of Carnage
Emmy Award: 30 Rock, Mad Men, Daily Show with Jon Stewart

News and Events

News-Littleton: Littleton’s First Major Hotel taking Shape on County Line. The Hampton Inn. A section of Santa Fe Dr. is renamed the Danny Dietz Highway honoring a former Littleton man killed in Afghanistan.
News-Colorado: The balloon boy hoax discombobulates emergency services in northeastern Colorado.
News-U.S.: The first of a series of Tea Party protests are conducted across the United States, focusing on smaller government, fiscal responsibility, individual freedoms and conservative views of the Constitution. Pop icon Michael Jackson dies, creating the largest public mourning for an entertainer since the death of Elvis Presley.

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 1087.50
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 7.25
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 9.63/8.1
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -1,412,688,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 10,428.05

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 46,799.90
U.S. Population: 306.77 million

Current Events

Technology/Science: DNA-like nanoscale assembly line devices created, water ice discovered on moon.

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Nisson GT
Food: In the U.S. French Fries are the most common 'vegetable' children eat. France raised the minimum age to purchase alcohol from 16 to 18 years of age. McDonald's closed its 3 locations in Iceland in October due to the 'complex operational environment.' The November 2009 issue of Gourmet magazine was the last issue published (the issue was actually distributed in mid-October). The first issue was published in 1941. Hershey's, the largest U.S. candy maker, closed its candy factory in Reading, Pennsylvania today.
Toys: Go Go Pet Hamsters