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KDS Community Observes Eclipse On Campus and Off
KDS Community Observes Eclipse On Campus and Off


On Mon., Aug. 21, Kent Denver faculty and staff took a break from preparing for the first day of the 2017-18 school year to watch the solar eclipse—a period of time where the moon passes between Earth and the sun.

Although Kent Denver's 200-acre campus was not in the path of totality, where the moon completely obscured the sun and turned day into night for a few moments, there were several places to secure a partial view.

One of the intriguing observatories was the astrometric tower in the Gates Science and Magness Technology Center entrance. The astrometric tower was designed, in part, by Kent Denver science students.

Outdoors, science teacher Steve Newman set up a reflecting telescope on campus to provide a unique viewing opportunity for faculty and staff.

Off-campus, students and class deans found time in the midst of class retreats to observe this rare celestial event.

Click here for a fun slideshow of eclipse viewers.

Meet our Communications Team

Lisa Mortell

Lisa Mortell
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School: (303) 770-7660 x324
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B.A., English

"I love telling Kent Denver's stories. The amazing work of my colleagues and the accomplishments of our students provide endless inspiration!"

Since joining Kent Denver in 1998, Ms. Mortell has worked in various roles in the school's communications and development offices. She currently focuses on parent communications, editing the Connection and Parent Community News online newsletters and supporting the website and other publications.

Jan Thomas

Jan Thomas
Class of 1976
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B.A. - Mass Communications
B.A. - Political Science
M.A. - Public Communications 

"As a student, Kent Denver changed the trajectory of my life. Working here allows me to support the school as it offers that same transformative gift to others."

Ms. Thomas has an extensive background in higher education and corporate communications and marketing. Additionally, she formed, owned and operated a communications company for several years.

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