Alumni Connections: College of Letters, Arts & Sciences February 2011
Welcome to the February 2011 issue of Alumni Connections. This month, we're excited to report continued enrollment growth at your alma mater - a story that seems to ring true each semester. We're grateful that our accessibility and high-quality programs continue to attract students from across the country.
I'd like to extend a few special notes to our alumni this month, as you continue to make a significant contribution to the programs and services at UCCS:
Outcomes: Thanks to the hundreds of you who have taken the time to update your contact and professional information after receiving the recent letter from the Office of Alumni Relations - the accuracy of this data is key in discussing educational outcomes with both our current and prospective students. If you did not receive a letter, that likely means that your contact information is incorrect in our database. Please take a moment to update your personal information online.
Social Media: Given the success of our Facebook alumni group (with well over 2,000 members!), we are making the transition from a group to a page. Please join us by liking our new page today so that we can stay in touch with you.
Thanks in advance for your continued participation - we are so pleased to have your support.
Jennifer Hane, BA '01, MPA '04
Spring 2011 student enrollment increased by more than 3 percent from a year ago, according to figures released recently by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Enrollment Management. (More)
American Library Association honors faculty book. Choice, the magazine of the American Library Association, recently selected a book written by Daphne Greenwood, professor, Economics, as an Outstanding Academic Title. (More)
Harvey uses blogs to reach students, increase class participation. A new series will feature UCCS faculty to share ideas about teaching strategies that engage students and enhance learning. (More)
Laroche curates exhibit at Folger Shakespeare Library. Rebecca Laroche, associate professor, Department of English, is the curator of an exhibit that highlights the role of women in providing healthcare in Renaissance England. (More)
The Washington Post wrote about an exhibit curated by a UCCS faculty member in 'Beyond Home Remedy' at Folger Shakespeare Library.
Soifer publishes research monograph. Alexander Soifer, professor, Interdepartmental Studies, recently published "Ramsey Theory: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow." (More)
UCCS offers taste of world religions in evening event. Students at UCCS and campus visitors will get a chance to experience various religions of the world in a single evening Feb. 22 at the University Center. (More)
Researcher to explore informal disaster communication. Faculty researchers at UCCS and the University of California Irvine will study the role of online informal communication in disasters as part of a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. (More)
UCCS plays role in new primary care center for people with developmental disabilities. A new, one-stop health center for people with developmental disabilities opened with fanfare and kudos to UCCS faculty and a CU institute Feb. 10. (More)
Segal, Qualls publish new edition of text. Daniel Segal, professor, Psychology, Sara Honn Qualls, Kraemer Family Professor of Aging, and Michael Smyer, professor, Psychology, Bucknell University, recently published the second edition of "Aging and Mental Health." The text's publisher is Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, N.J. (More)
The Los Angeles Times interviewed UCCS faculty member Sara Qualls in Bro, sis: It's time for mediation.
Nancy Noriega graduated in 1991 after receiving her B.A. in business administration and often reflects on the confidence that her education instilled in her and the many ways it has contributed to her ability to be an effective leader.
Nancy's fondest memory at UCCS happened in the summer of 1990. "I participated in a special program which focused on encouraging minority students to pursue graduate studies." (More)
Alumni Advancement Lecture Series to feature President Emeritus John Buechner presenting on The 11th Commandment: Thou Shall Not 'Wing' ItJoin the UCCS Alumni and Friends Association on Saturday, April 2 at 9:30 a.m. for the semi-annual Alumni Advancement Lecture Series and Campus Tour.
Our keynote speaker will be President Emeritus of the University of Colorado John Buechner. Dr. Buechner will present on The 11th Commandment: Thou Shall Not 'Wing' It. He will cover a practical approach, with suggestions, for persuading and influencing others, e.g, work committees, public bodies, and groups. He will provide examples of "what not to do" as well as suggestions for helping to effectively develop these all-important skills.
This event also includes a complimentary breakfast buffet for alumni attendees, a campus update from UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, and an optional campus tour following the lecture (both shuttle and walking options will be available).
More information will be available as the event date approaches, or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (719) 255-3180 for details.
The UCCS Alumni and Friends Association Facebook group has been so successful that it is in the process of transitioning to a Facebook page. The transition will allow us to to continue communicating with you about the latest developments at your alma mater, from new academic programs to special events designed specifically for our alumni.
If you're already a member of the group, it will be deactivated on March 1. Please "like" our new page today so that we don't lose touch with you.
The Alumni and Friends Association is seeking nominations for the 2011 Alumni and Friends Award. This award is given to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated a significant contribution to further the growth and development of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
The criteria for the Alumni and Friends Award are as follows:
Please send a letter of nomination to the Office of University Events and Alumni Relations before February 28. This letter should reflect the reasons why your candidate should be considered for this award.The Alumni and Friends Advisory Board will review the nomination letters and select the recipient of this award. The recipient will be recognized for this award at the Campus Awards Ceremony on May 3 in Berger Hall.
In This Issue
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Renewing Your License Plates in February?
Don't forget that you can display your Mountain Lion pride and support your alma mater with a UCCS license plate. Learn more about how to obtain your plate online.
5 Tips to Prevent Home Heating Fires
When it's time to turn up the heat in your home this winter to battle the icy cold, follow these simple tips for servicing your furnace, chimney and other heating equipment to prevent the chance of fire. (More)
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