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Sagehen Round Up for the Week of December 5, 2012

Claremont, Calif. (December 12, 2011) — The Sagehen Women’s Basketball team broke through for its first win of the season in convincing fashion by knocking off Arizona Christian 89-73 on Friday at Voelkel Gymnasium. Emi Hashizume ’14 led the Sagehens with 24 points on the night, the fourth time in eight games that she has [Read More…]

December 12, 2012
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Pitzer College Students Awarded Teach for America Fellowships

Claremont, Calif. (December 12, 2011) — Pitzer College students Stephanie Migdail ’12, Laura Silverberg ’12, Sarah Surrey ’12 and Elisha Whitman ’12 were awarded Teach For America positions for fall 2012. Migdail, an English & world literature major and economics minor, will teach in Las Vegas, NV. Silverberg, a double major in environmental studies and [Read More…]

December 12, 2012
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Pitzer College Alumna Sissy Trinh ’96 Trains Teens to Speak Up to City Hall

Claremont, Calif. (December 7, 2011) — Pitzer College alumna Sissy Trinh ’96 founded the Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA), a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that helps teenagers change their neighborhoods and change their lives. Established in 2002, SEACA’s mission is to “build an empowered Southeast Asian community through leadership development, education, advocacy and community organizing.” [Read More…]

December 7, 2012
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Sagehen Water Polo Players Selected for SCIAC Honors

Claremont, Calif. (December 5, 2011) — Pitzer College student-athletes on the Sagehen Men’s Water Polo team were tapped for postseason honors. Jason Cox ’13 was named first-team All- Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) while Stephen Vint ’15 was named the league’s Freshman of the Year. Cox and Vint had key roles in leading the [Read More…]

December 5, 2012
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Bringing Home the Gold: Pitzer Wins Two Top Awards from CASE

Claremont, Calif. (June 14, 2012)—Pitzer College won two grand gold 2012 Circle of Excellence Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for “Come Home to Roost,” last year’s alumni reunion weekend invitation designed by Communications Coordinator Mona Ducrocq. The invitation earned grand gold in the Excellence in Design Overall Category as [Read More…]

June 14, 2012
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Pitzer Professor Robert (Lee) Munroe Discovers Indoor Open-Fire Cooking May Affect Cognitive Development in Children

Claremont, Calif. (June 14, 2012) —For millions of children in the developing world, open-fire cooking may be related to serious cognitive issues, according to a paper published by Pitzer College Research Professor of Anthropology Robert (Lee) Munroe and UC Riverside Professor of Psychology Mary Gauvain in the April issue of International Journal of Environmental Health [Read More…]

June 14, 2012
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Pitzer College Women’s Water Polo Player Perri Hopkins Named Academic All-American

Claremont, Calif. (June 6, 2012) — The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) named recent Pitzer College graduate Perri Hopkins ’12 to the Capital One Academic All-America Division III At-Large Third Team. Hopkins was the Sagehen Women’s Water Polo team co-captain, helping lead the team to its fifth Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) [Read More…]

June 6, 2012
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Pitzer College Professor David Bachman Awarded NSF Grant to Explore Shape of Universe

Claremont, Calif. (June 4, 2012) — Pitzer College Associate Professor of Mathematics David Bachman has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to fund research exploring surprising connections between the shapes of soap films and the shape of the universe. The $136,983 award will support Bachman’s project “Applications of Topologically Minimal Surfaces” through August [Read More…]

June 4, 2012
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Pitzer College Baseball and Softball Players Named to All-SCIAC Teams

Claremont, Calif. (May 22, 2012) — Pitzer College student and Sagehen Baseball starting pitcher Travis Rooke-Ley ’12 and third basemen Ernest (E.J.) Lopez ’15 were named first-team All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). Outfielder Erik Munzer ’13 was named to the second team. Softball first baseman Brianna (Bri) Marcantoni ’12 was named second-team All-SCIAC for [Read More…]

May 22, 2012
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Pitzer College Women’s Water Polo Players Win Top Honors

Claremont, Calif. (May 17, 2012) — Pitzer College student Anna Oxborough-Yankus ’12 was named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Women’s Water Polo Player of the Year and first-year student Alyssa Woodward ’15 was named the Newcomer of the Year. Woodward was also named first-team All-SCIAC, along with Perri Hopkins ’12. Oxborough-Yankus and Woodward [Read More…]

May 17, 2012
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Sagehen Women’s Tennis Team Earns Sportsmanship Award

Claremont, Calif. (May 17, 2012) – The Sagehen Women’s Tennis team received one of two National Team Sportsmanship Awards given by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) this month. The ITA National Team Sportsmanship Award is a monthly award that goes to one men’s and one women’s team that has exemplified outstanding sportsmanship, character and ethical [Read More…]

May 17, 2012
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Pitzer College Wins Three 2012 Hermes Creative Awards

Claremont, Calif. (May 11, 2012) — Pitzer College received three 2012 Hermes Creative Awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The 2011 Viewbook, designed by Gabriela Contreras, received a Gold Award in the Publications/Viewbook category. The Troublemakers video, produced by Mona Ducrocq, won Gold in the Video/Nonprofit category. The Pitzer College home page, [Read More…]

May 11, 2012
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Pitzer College Alumna Ella Pennington ’81 Named Chief Operating Officer of Disability Group

Claremont, Calif. (May 10, 2012) — Pitzer College alumna Ella Pennington ’81 has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Disability Group, one of the largest disability advocacy groups in the nation. As COO, Pennington will be responsible for monitoring and managing the quality of services each client receives from Disability Group. She will also streamline [Read More…]

May 10, 2012
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Pitzer College Professor Gina Lamb Receives Cal Humanities Grant

Claremont, CA (May 10, 2012) — Pitzer College Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Studies Gina Lamb has received a Community Stories grant from Cal Humanities, a nonprofit that promotes the humanities in California. The grant will fund Lamb’s on-going documentary project about the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe’s culture and community. The Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe [Read More…]

May 10, 2012
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Erik Munzer ’13 Wins Athletic Excellence Award

Claremont, Calif. (May 9, 2012) — Pitzer College student Erik Munzer ’13 won the Athletic Excellence Award for two-sport athletes at the Pitzer-Pomona Athletic Department’s 25th annual Student-Athlete Awards Banquet held last week. Munzer is a starter on both the baseball and soccer teams, playing center fielder and center back, respectively. He helped both teams [Read More…]

May 9, 2012