Alumni Connections: College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Alumni Connections: College of Letters, Arts and Sciences January 2011
Welcome to the January 2011 issue of Alumni Connections. We hope that the new year finds you well.
In the Office of Alumni Relations at UCCS, we're working toward a number of goals for the spring semester. Within the next few weeks, you should receive a letter asking you to update your contact information, particularly your employer and job title. If you'd like to do that in advance of receiving the letter, you can do so quickly and easily on our website.
As your alma mater continues to grow, we want to tell our current and prospective students about all our alumni have achieved, and you are part of that story. Thank you in advance for sharing your career progress with us.
As always, suggestions for new alumni programs or feedback on what we're already doing are always welcome. Feel free to email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from you!
Jennifer Hane, BA '01, MPA '04 Director of University Events and Alumni Relations
CISCO, UCCS Partnership Shared with Global Audience
After a semester-long experiment, UCCS and computer giant Cisco shared a new way of delivering education before a world-wide audience last week.
During the fall semester, instructors from the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Science taught to students at Otero Junior College and Lamar Community College via Cisco Telepresence in addition to students on campus. In doing so, Bob Kressin and Sue Davis put UCCS in the record books. UCCS is the first university to use Telepresence to deliver for-credit college courses. (More)
Donor's Gift Shows Devotion to UCCS Women's Athletics
UCCS supporter Glenn Williams aims to level the playing field with several gifts he has made toward UCCS women's athletics these past five years—including an endowed scholarship for women athletes.
And now, with a gift of a 12-foot-high sculpture that will grace the Four Diamonds Complex on North Nevada Avenue, Williams's legacy will be evident not only to his scholarship recipients, but to thousands who use these athletic fields each year. (More)
von Dassanowsky named Taft lecturer. Robert von Dassanowsky, professor, Languages and Cultures and Visual and Performing Arts, was recently named a 2011 Taft Lecturer, as part of the University of Cincinnati's distinguished lecture series program. (More)
LAS Natural Science in the News
Jim Mattoon. Campus memorial services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Jan. 27 on the third floor of the Kraemer Family Library for James Mattoon, professor emeritus, Department of Biology emeritus professor. (More)
LAS Social Science in the News
Gould to publish poetry works. Janice Gould, assistant professor, Women's and Ethnic Studies, will soon publish "Doubters and Dreamers,�? a collection of poetry. Feb. 24 is the scheduled release date, according to the book's publisher, the University of Arizona Press.
Alumni Night at Theaterworks featuring Boeing Boeing
Join us on February 11 at 6:30 p.m. for UCCS Alumni Night at Theaterworks. We'll have a networking social hour with appetizers and beverages from 6:30 - 7:30, with the performance of Boeing Boeing at 7:30. Order tickets online ($25/person) and use the discount code ALUMNI.
Boeing Boeing Bernard is a Parisian architect with three air hostess fiancées, each convinced she's the only one. It all works perfectly until an old school friend arrives and a new jet messes up the precision timetables. This classic French farce of the sixties was the most deliriously funny show we saw in London three years ago, and we promise it will fly just as high and just as fast in our own air space.
TheMatrix CenterandGreenberg Center for Learning & Tolerancepresent Freeland
Freeland is a dynamic hip hop theater solo show written and performed by Ariel Luckey, directed by Margo Hall and scored by Ryan Luckey. The show follows a young white man's search for his roots as it takes him from the streets of Oakland to the prairies of Wyoming on an unforgettable journey into the heart of American history.
When: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Time: 6:00 p.m., Dessert reception to follow Where: Berger Hall, UCCS Campus
Learn more and access parking instructions online through the Matrix Center.