Alumni Connections: College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
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Alumni Connections: College of Letters, Arts & Sciences March 2011

Jennifer HaneThank you for your continued support of alumni relations programming at UCCS.

This month, I'd like to encourage you to join us for our semi-annual Alumni Advancement Lecture Series on Saturday, April 2 (full event details below and online). Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak will give a campus update, followed by the keynote presentation "The 11th Commandment: Thou Shall Not 'Wing' It" from University of Colorado President Emeritus John Buechner.

The event is a great opportunity to build essential career skills - in this case, the tools for persuasion and networking - and to meet fellow graduates from the Front Range. We'll have a free breakfast buffet and optional campus tour as well, so please join us!

We hope to see you on campus soon,

Jennifer Hane, BA '01, MPA '04
Director of University Events and Alumni Relations

In Memory: Louis Cicotello

Louis CicotelloPlease join Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak and the faculty of the Visual and Performing Arts Department in offering condolences to the friends, family and colleagues of Professor Emeritus Louis Cicotello who died March 6 following a climbing accident near Hanksville, Utah.

Professor Cicotello joined the Department of Fine Arts in 1984 as professor and served as chair for many years of the Department of Fine Arts and, later, the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, before retiring in 2007. In 1996, he earned the Chancellor’s Award in recognition of his campus leadership. He returned to campus to co-teach core humanities courses. He was a world traveler, excellent cook, and a vigorous canyoneering enthusiast. (More)

  • Read a personal account of Louis Cicotello's accident written by Associate Dean of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Rex Welshon
  • Watch a video tribute celebrating Louis Cicotello's life and work by artist Sean O’Meallie and Theaterworks Artistic Director Murray Ross
  • Read Murray Ross' remembrance of Louis Cicotello
  • Read Louis Cicotello's obituary as it appears in the Colorado Springs Gazette

A memorial service for Louis Cicotello will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011, 3 p.m., in the Lodge at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Louis Cicotello to the Wayne County Sheriffs Department Search and Rescue Team at 18 South Main Street Loa, UT 84747.

Photo above courtesy of Carol Dass.

LAS Humanities in the News

El Pomar Clock TowerUCCS conference to highlight role of Spanish-descendent Jews. The historic contributions of Jews to the American Southwest, including Colorado, was the subject of a two-day conference at UCCS March 10 and 11. (More)

KOAA carried information about a UCCS conference in UCCS to host conference on Jewish contributions.

The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about a UCCS event in UCCS program Tuesday offers glimpse of 6 faiths.

The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about a Theaterworks production in 'Russian Spring' ushers in classic theater with an accent.

LAS Natural Science in the News

Centennial HallBerry-Lowe engages students in lab reports by using Wikis. The fourth in a series of occasional features provided by the UCCS Teaching and Learning Center describes Sandy Berry-Lowe, associate professor, Biology, and her use of technology. (More)

Budding scientists compete at UCCS. UCCS hosted the Colorado Science Olympiad Southern Regional Tournament for middle and high school students on March 5. (More)

LAS Social Science in the News

Columbine HallSamuels highlights social identities to increase student engagement. A new series features UCCS faculty sharing ideas about teaching strategies that engage students and enhance learning. This week’s feature is Dena Samuels, assistant professor, Department of Women’s and Ethnic Studies. (More)

Forum explores UCCS ecological commitment. In a rapid-fire tag-team style, members of the UCCS Climate Action Committee showed what the campus is doing to reduce carbon emissions and establish sustainability practices for now and for the future during an all-campus forum Tuesday. (More)

New Zealand quake draws social media researcher. A UCCS researcher will leave today for New Zealand to join a multi-disciplinary team studying the effects of the earthquake that struck Christchurch Feb. 22. (More)

Alumni Advancement Lecture Series to feature President Emeritus John Buechner presenting on The 11th Commandment: Thou Shall Not 'Wing' It

John BuechnerJoin 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).

Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (719) 255-3180 for details.

Alumni Services at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

SBDC LogoAre you interested in starting a small business? Or, are you a current entrepreneur interested in business growth and expansion? The Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a community resource to assist you at little to no cost. The center is located at UCCS and hosted by the College of Business. The SBDC is partially funded by the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the City of Colorado Springs and The College of Business at UCCS. These grant funds enable the SBDC to provide one-on-one counseling sessions at no cost to those currently in business, or to those considering entrepreneurship. (More)

In This Issue

In Memory: Louis Cicotello

LAS Humanities in the News

LAS Natural Science in the News

LAS Social Science in the News

Alumni Advancement Lecture Series to Feature President Emeritus John Buechner presenting on The 11th Commandment: Thou Shall Not 'Wing' It

Alumni Services at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

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