Schedule of Events

Semi-Annual On-Campus Lunches | Monthly Networking Lunches | Curiosity Unlimited

Upcoming events for the Retired Faculty and Staff Association consist of semi-annual on-campus lunches at UCCS and monthly, informal networking lunches.

Semi-Annual On-Campus Lunches

The semi-annual on-campus lunches include a full meal, a presentation by a representative from UCCS and a brief membership meeting. The luncheon schedule for the 2012-13 Academic Year is as follows:

Thursday, October 9, 2013, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., UCCS Upper Lodge
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., UCCS Upper Lodge

Should you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Megan Gallegos at (719) 255-3183.

Monthly Networking Lunches

The Retired Faculty and Staff Association also meets on a monthly basis throughout the Academic Year for networking purposes. All lunches are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. RSVP to Diane Alberico at (719) 598-6132. Lunches currently scheduled for the 2013-14 Academic Year is as follows:

July 1, 2013 Hacienda Colorado 5246 N. Nevada Ave. 719 555-5555 11:30 a.m
August 5, 2013 Old Chicago 4120 N. Academy (Austin Bluffs/Academy) 719 536-0366 11:30 a.m
September 2, 2013 BJ's Restaurant  5150 N. Nevada Ave  719 268-0505 11:30 a.m
October 9, 2013 UCCS, Upper Lodge 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy Click HERE to RSVP! 11:30 a.m
November 4, 2013 Lanna Thai 8010 N. Union Blvd.  719 282 0474 11:30 a.m
December 2, 2013 Flatiron's 2540 Tenderfoot Hill St 719 576-2540 11:30 a.m
January 6, 2014 Macaroni Grill 2510 Tenderfoot Hill St 719 540-9833 11:30 a.m
February 3, 2014 Red Robin 3770 Bloomington St. 719 622-8157 11:30 a.m
March 3, 2014 Stage Coach Inn 702 Manitou Ave 719 685-9400 11:30 a.m
April 9, 2014 Wine Tasting                       UCCS, Upper Lodge  1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy  719-255-3183 4:00-6:00 p.m.
May 5, 2013 Amanda's Fonda 2625 W. Colorado Ave 719 227-1975 11:30 a.m
June 2, 2013 Paravicini's 2802 W. Colorado Ave 719 471-8200 11:30 a.m


Curiosity Unlimited

RFSA members are also encouraged to participate in Curiosity Unlimited lectures. Curiosity Unlimited, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1977 by a group of Pikes Peak area alumni and citizens to provide a forum for stimulating community interest in the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS), creating opportunities to become acquainted with UCCS faculty members, study relevant issues through free on-campus lectures, and engage in leisure time learning.

Providing scholarships to UCCS students is an important goal of Curiosity Unlimited, which is made possible by membership dues. In fall 2010, scholarships of $1,000 each will be given to four deserving seniors at UCCS. Curiosity Unlimited has awarded more than $40,000 in scholarships throughout its existence.

More than 200 UCCS professors have lectured on their areas of expertise (the faculty advisor for Curiosity Unlimited is Tom Napierkowski). The University provides a program called "Listening In," which offers free class enrollment to residents over 55 years of age. As a result of enjoyable encounters with the lecturers, many of our members have participated in this program.

Some Curiosity Unlimited participants have also become major UCCS donors/supporters after attending the lectures.

To learn more about the program, use the links to the left and access the schedule of events for the upcoming Academic Year, as well as membership opportunities.