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Alumni Connections: Oct 2005

Alumni Night at Theatreworks

Friday, December 9 is Alumni Night at Theatreworks.  Join us at 6:30 pm for an alumni reception.  Then at 7:30 pm, be our guest for Theatreworks: Santaland Diaries. Tickets are limited.  
Call now!  719-255-3180.
http://www.uccs.edu/proto2005/alumni_sub.shtml - news

New Alumni Board Officers

Your new Alumni Board officers are as follows:

·         Chair - Kay Smith

·         Vice Chair - Charles Carr

Members of the Alumni and Friends Association Board include:

Katherine Bautista, Paul Butcher, Charles Carr, Jason Gaulden, Jennifer Hane, Matt Hane, Sam Marin, Brent McPherson, Colin Mullaney, Rick Rea, Jim Rynning, Kay Smith, Diana Soong, Mary Thurman, and Mike Vigil.

Back to the Bluffs, the Austin Bluffs that is

Three days of fall celebration are being planned to help UCCS alumni and greater Colorado Springs community members connect with the university Oct. 14-16. For more on the events, visit http://www.uccs.edu/backtothebluffs/

The Main Event with Saturday Night Live Comedians Finesse Mitchell and Kenan Thompson. 

Time:  7:30pm, sponsored by UCCS Office of Campus Activities and UCCS TheatreWorks
Location:  Antler’s Hilton Hotel – Downtown Colorado Springs
Students:  $5, Staff/Faculty/Alumni/Student Family $10, Community $20
Purchase Tickets at www.uccstickets.com starting 10/1/05.

Campus opens arms to Hurricane Katrina victims

A total of 12 students were admitted to UCCS in the last two weeks, the result of Hurricane Katrina. Most who enrolled were Colorado residents who decided to return home. But four students left their homes in the South for much higher ground. A student from Mississippi arrived on the recommendation of her father, a trucker, and was admitted in a record 48 minutes. A New Orleans resident arrived in Colorado Springs to live with her sister and has enrolled as a nursing student. On all CU campuses, more than 160 students have enrolled and thousands of dollars in donations generated, prompting President Hank Brown’s praise. At UCCS, more than $10,000 in cash donations were raised as well as clothing, food and other supplies.

For more about CU’s response to Hurricane Katrina, visit http://www.cusys.edu/hurricane/

Literacy alive through LOGO

A child’s ability to read is directly linked to the number of books in his or her home, according to Barbara Swaby, professor, Education, and a nationally recognized literacy expert. With their homes destroyed and families on the move, many child victims of Katrina are without books and other materials to help them improve their reading and writing skills and succeed in school. Swaby, in coordination with local school districts, is collecting backpacks with a recommended dozen age-appropriate books for donation to children relocated to Colorado Springs as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Called Literacy on the Go, the plan calls for backpacks with age and gender-appropriate books, as well items such as paper, pencils and note cards, to be collected. For more information, or to participate, contact Swaby at 255-4091.

Enrollment solid

A record freshman class of 1,026 helped counterbalance a decline in graduate students and led UCCS to a slight – less than one percent – overall increase in student credit hours, according figures from the Office of Admissions and Records.

For more about UCCS enrollment, visit http://www.uccs.edu/~ur/media/pressreleases/view_article.php?article_id=294

What happens if Referendum C doesn’t pass?

The Denver Post posed that question to the CU System’s John Bliss as well as administrators at Colorado State University and the state’s community colleges. See the answers that appeared in a recent edition at

http://www.uccs.edu/~ur/media/mediawatch/view_article.php?y=mediawatch_articles&article_id=13628

$10,000 gift made to the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual (CSGI)

A generous donor recently made a $10,00 gift to support the CSGI. 

The purpose of the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual (CSGI) is to provide a vehicle for the candid, open, diverse and multi-faceted exploration of all the issues in this topic area in all of their dimensions. Its purpose is to stimulate the confrontation of all orthodoxies in regard to the role of government in American social and economic systems.

CSGI…the foundations for understanding and analyzing diverse perspectives of the appropriate role of government, its limitations and restrictions…

The general public and any of the faculty and students of the schools and colleges at UCCS interested in research and teaching activities related to government and the individual may participate in its activities.

For more information: http://www.uccs.edu/~csgi/
Jane Muller
CSGI
Phone: 262 4093
Email: jmuller@uccs.edu

 

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