February 2009
In This Issue
Spring 2009 Enrollment Up
Celebrating Black History
Certified Gold
Tanks Out, Event Center Takes Shape
Columbine Hall Freshens Up
Partnership Allows Rural Community to "Grow its Own" Healthcare Professionals
Invention to Venture
Beth-El Faculty, Students to Operate Downtown Clinic
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Upcoming Special Events
 
Ongoing 
 
February 17
 
February 27 - April 11
 
April 3
 
Theaterworks Presents "Urinetown"
March 12 - March 21
 
Alumni Breakfast for May 2009 Graduates
May 19 
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Caribbean 
 
Set Sail with Your Alma Mater
 
In February 2010, prepare to set sail with your Alumni Association. We'll be venturing to the Western Caribbean for a 5-day cruise, with ports of call in Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
 
For more information and details on pricing, visit www.plantocruise.com and click on the "Groups" link at the top of page.
 
If you have additional questions or concerns, please send us an email at alumni@uccs.edu or give us a call at (719) 255-3180.
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Greetings! Jen Hane

You'll probably notice some changes in this month's issue of Alumni Connections.
 
Rather than including full-length articles for your review, we've elected to provide shorter updates that link to full-length articles. In doing so, we are hopeful that you'll be exposed to more campus news and be compelled to learn more about the stories that matter most to you.
 
Don't forget to visit the Alumni and Friends Association website between editions for the most current news about your alma mater.
 
Sincerely,
 
Jennifer Hane, BA '01, MPA '04 
Director of University Events and Alumni Relations
Spring 2009 Enrollment Up
 
StudentsDwireMore than 7,600 students enrolled at UCCS for the spring 2009 semester, a more than 5 percent increase from a year ago, according to statistics released recently. (More)
Celebrating Black History
 
Lucinda ToddWhen Nancy Todd was nearly struck waiting for a ride to school, she and her family catapulted into the then-burgeoning U.S. civil rights movement. Now, more than 60 years since that incident and 55 years since the landmark court case that ended school segregation and the nation's "separate but equal" doctrine, Todd will speak of her experiences and those of her late mother, Lucinda Todd. Her visit is part of Black History Month celebrations at UCCS. (More)
Certified Gold
 
LEEDThe Campus Recreation Center at UCCS is the first public building in southern Colorado to earn Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design gold certification status from the U.S. Green Building Council.(More)
Tanks Out, Event Center Takes Shape
 
Event CenterWith the removal of water tanks embedded in the hillside between Dwire Hall and University Center, progress on a new Event Center at UCCS will advance quickly, according to Facilities Services. (More)
Columbine Hall Freshens Up
 
Columbine HallColumbine Hall doesn't just look, smell and feel different - it is different following a four-week whirlwind of contractors and university employees who attacked the building following the last day of fall semester classes. (More)
Partnership Allows Rural Community to "Grow its Own" Healthcare Professionals
 
Hospital VisitA rural healthcare outreach effort between UCCS and Lamar Community College will support close-to-home baccalaureate and graduate nurse education for residents of southeast Colorado. (More)
Conference to Mark Entrepreneurship Week
 
University Center NightUCCS and the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization will conduct a one-day biomedical technology entrepreneurship workshop Feb. 27 as part of Entrepreneurship Week. (More)
Beth-El Faculty, Students to Operate Downtown Clinic
 
Beth-ElNursing faculty and students at UCCS will operate a health clinic for City of Colorado Springs employees with the goal of treating patients with illness, improving wellness and lowering health insurance claims. (More)
Special Thanks to Ent Federal Credit Union
 
Ent LogoThe Office of Alumni Relations would like to extend a special thank you to Ent Federal Credit Union, exclusive sponsor of our printed alumni publication, The Roar.
 
Ent Federal Credit Union is the leading financial institution in Southern Colorado with over 50 years of experience serving the community. Ent is a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union with 27 service centers, offering personal and business banking services to those in the Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Denver areas. Ent offers a variety of services and conveniences, giving members the FREEDOM to live life on their own terms.
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