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Community Connections:
December 2010

Berliner Receives Honorary Doctorate

Robert BerlinerRobert Berliner, attorney, author, and founder of Berliner & Associates, was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at UCCS commencement ceremonies December 17.

Berliner is known for his expertise in all things relating to intellectual property. University officials consider his service invaluable in protecting the rights and interests of the university's creative minds. With decades of practice in all aspects of intellectual property, he uses his knowledge to benefit the university and its special needs. (More)

UCCS Launches Weekend University

Snow-Covered UCCSUCCS is now offering Saturday courses in a condensed 10 week format via Weekend University!  Courses begin Feb. 12th and conclude April 30th.  Now you have the option to study on Saturdays without interrupting your weekday routine!  No charge for parking and scholarships are available for fall 2011.  For further information about Weekend University please visit our website or contact us at or 719-255-3498. 

Grandma Joins Graduates

Debbie LapioliDebbie Lapioli was pragmatic when asked how she would use time off near the Thanksgiving holiday.

"I've got a paper due – that's what I'll be doing on my day off," Lapioli, executive assistant, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, said before elaborating on holiday plans that included visiting family.

It's not the first vacation day devoted to study in Lapioli's 14-year quest to complete a bachelor's degree at UCCS. But it may be the last as she is set to join an estimated 500 graduates Dec. 17 at the World Arena participating in commencement exercises.

"I've earned a Ph.D. in life," Lapioli says. "But I wanted a B.A. in communication." (More)

Be Among the First to Display your UCCS License Plate

UCCS License PlateJanuary 3 is just around the corner, and for those of you who don't already know, that is the first day that you can pick up your UCCS license plate at your local county clerk. The license plate program is a great way to support your alma mater while showing your Mountain Lion pride. Each plate costs a total of $100 - $50 of which is a tax-deductible contribution to the Alumni and Friends Association Scholarship Fund.

In order to keep the plate in circulation, we must sell 500 plates by January 1, 2012. We're 80 license plates toward reaching that goal, so the time to help us solidify this new program is today. Learn more online or call (719) 255-3180 for details.

Save the Date: 2011 CU Advocacy Day at the State Capitol

Capitol DomeSave the Date for the 2011 CU Advocacy Day on Friday, January 28 from 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Colorado State Capitol (200 East Colfax, Denver, CO). Watch for more details and online registration during the first week of January.


In This Issue

Berliner Receives Honorary Doctorate

UCCS Launches Weekend University

Grandma Joins Graduates

Be Among the First to Display your UCCS License Plate

Save the Date: 2011 CU Advocacy Day at the State Capitol

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