January 2008
In This Issue
CU Connections CD Series
Focus the Nation
Winter Wake Up Call

Upcoming Events
January 31, 7:30 am-1:00 pm:
Focus the Nation
See the article to the left or contact us to learn more.
February 7, 6:00-8:30 pm: Lessons from the Lost Manuscript of Dr. Carter G. Woodson - Origins and Legacies of Multiculturalism
Learn more by calling (719) 262-4134.
Greetings! Jennifer Hane

I hope that this issue of Alumni Connections finds you well and enjoying a productive start to the new year.
As the spring 2008 semester gets underway next week, we will begin work on a number of alumni activities and initiatives designed to keep you better connected with your alma mater. If you have ideas for programs, activities or benefits, please let us know.
We are continually seeking your feedback and look forward to seeing you during the coming year. Thank you again for your continued support!
Jennifer Hane, BA 2001, MPA 2004
Director of University Events and Alumni Relations
  University of Colorado Releases "CU Connections" CD Series

LandscapeThe University of Colorado has released the inaugural edition of CU Connections, a series of three presentations on the history and geography of Colorado. Entitled "The People, Land, and Legends of Colorado and the West," CU Connections features three acclaimed professors from each of the university's campuses to share insight into the aspects of history that helped shape Colorado and the West.

With an introduction by University of Colorado President Hank Brown, CU Connections offers insight into the history of Colorado and the region from some of the nation's best academic minds.

Beginning the lectures is Dr. Thomas J. Noel, known as "Dr. Colorado" from his popular newspaper, radio and television work. Professor Noel tells the story of Colorado from its earliest American Indian inhabitants through the Gold Rush. Noel sprinkles his narrative with tantalizing legends and tall tales and is accompanied by Paul Malkoski, the "singing historian."

The second disc of the series is presented by Dr. Thomas P. Huber, a President's Teaching Scholar and professor at the Colorado Springs campus for more than 25 years. Huber describes the physical canvas of Colorado, its topography, climate and landscape.

The third disc features Dr. Patty Limerick's reflections on the complex and turbulent history of the West and its relationship to many of the trends affecting Colorado today. Limerick is a MacArthur Fellowship Award ("Genius Grant") recipient who has also received the Hazel Barnes Prize, the highest award for teaching and research on the Boulder campus.

CU Connections is available for $19.95 plus tax at campus bookstores as well as online at www.uccsbookstore.com. The discs are also available through the Center of the American West (www.centerwest.org) at (303) 492-4879. If ordered online, additional shipping and handling charges will apply.
For further information, please visit www.cu.edu or contact Ken McConnellogue at (303) 860-5626.
  Focus the Nation
NatureFocus the Nation is an unprecedented educational initiative on global warming solutions for America. The largest teach-in in U.S. history is occurring at more than 1,000 universities and colleges and in all 50 states on Thursday, January 31, 2008. With support from the Office of the Chancellor, SEAS (Students for Environmental Awareness and Sustainability) is partnering with the Student Government Association and the Campus Sustainability Committee to sponsor Focus the Nation activities at UCCS.
Planned events include the following: Stewardship of the Earth panel discussion featuring community religious leaders; Global Warming Solutions panel discussion led by UCCS faculty; D-20 Da Vinci Academy 2nd graders' dramatic production of The Lorax by Dr. Seuss; Sustainable Business Innovations, keynote address by Nicholas Theisen, New Belgium Brewery's Sustainability Specialist; and, a roundtable luncheon discussion focusing on global warming solutions.
All activities will take place in Dwire Hall on the UCCS campus between 7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
For more information, send us an email or call (719) 262-4057.
  Winter Wake Up Call

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The UCCS Visa Platinum Card also provides great benefits, including:
  • No annual fee
  • Your choice of benefits and rewards
  • A percentage of every purchase goes directly to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Alumni Association
This Visa Platinum card issued by U.S. Bank is now the only card that supports our efforts. Upon receiving your new card, we receive a payment from U.S. Bank, and then we will continue to receive a percentage of each net purchase you make on your card. This helps us to continue to fund important programs and activities.

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