March 2009
In This Issue
$5.5 Million Gift to Boost Student Scholarships
Black and Gold Goes Green
Prius On Patrol
Mountain Lion Research Day to Highlight University Research
Presidential Teaching
CU Foundation's Web Presence
Invitation to Participate in Psychology Department Study

Upcoming Special Events
Gallery of Contemporary Art Presents "Teach Me Show Me: 2009 Faculty Art Exhibition"
February 27 - April 11
April 3
Theaterworks Presents "Urinetown"
March 12 - March 21
Alumni Breakfast for May 2009 Graduates
May 19 

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 and click on the "Groups" link at the top of page.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please send us an email at or give us a call at (719) 255-3180.
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Special Thanks to Ent Federal Credit Union
The 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.
Greetings! Jen Hane

(Outlook 2007 users - please view this email online).
Welcome to the March 2009 issue of Alumni Connections.
This month, we encourage you to attend an event on campus. From Mountain Lion Research Day on April 3 to the Career Fair and Black and Gold Goes Green on April 9, we've got many opportunities for you to return to your alma mater and witness the changes taking place.
In addition, we are currently seeking new members willing to serve three year terms on the UCCS Alumni Advisory Board. If you're interested in learning more about this opportunity, visit the Alumni Board website or let us know.
Jennifer Hane, BA '01, MPA '04 
Director of University Events and Alumni Relations
$5.5 Million Gift to Boost Student Scholarships
Clock TowerA $5.5 million gift will be used to support student scholarships and other high-priority goals at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, university officials announced on March 19.

Representatives of the university and the CU Foundation received the gift from an anonymous donor earlier this month. The donor required that $5 million be used to benefit students. The remaining $500,000 may be used at the discretion of the campus leadership to meet strategic goals. (More)
Black and Gold Goes Green
bambooThe UCCS Alumni and Friends Association invites you to join us for Black and Gold Goes Green on April 9 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for a celebration of sustainability and a recognition of the LEED Certified Recreation Center. The event will be held at the Campus Recreation Center, where guests will enjoy free food, a brief program, optional tours of the facility and a chance to play basketball, volleyball or swim. All alumni attendees will receive a free one-week workout pass to the Recreation Center. Free parking will be available in Lots 8 and 9 during the event (see campus map for details). RSVP to (719) 255-3637 by April 6 to reserve your space.
Don't forget: all alumni are eligible to receive a discounted membership to the Campus Recreation Center, so take advantage of this great opportunity to learn more.
Prius on Patrol
PriusUCCS police officers will be the first in Colorado to drive patrol cars guaranteed to deliver in excess of 40 miles to the gallon. Jim Spice, chief of police, Public Safety Department, recently ordered two Toyota Prius hybrid patrol cars to replace two SUVs used by the campus for nearly a decade. The cars went into service Feb. 25 after having radios, sirens and light bars installed. (More)
Mountain Lion Research Day to Highlight University Research
Tom PyszczynskiTom Pyszcsynski, distinguished professor, Psychology, will discuss the theories and research developed over the past 25 years and ideas about how they could be used to reduce support for violence in conflict-ridden regions as keynote speaker for Mountain Lion Research Day April 3 at UCCS. (More)
Presidential Teaching
Lab Student 1Three University of Colorado faculty members, one from Denver and two from Colorado Springs, are President's Teaching Scholars for 2009. This year's honorees are Lonnie Johnson, chair, Periodontics, CU Denver School of Dental Medicine, Andrea O'Reilly Herrera, professor, Women's and Ethnic Studies, and Paul Harvey, professor, History. (More)
CU Foundation's New Web Presence
Barbara SwabyThe University of Colorado Foundation recently launched a new web site, with a renewed focus on the human impact of private support for the University of Colorado. The site showcases new multimedia features and enhancements that including new videos featuring Barbara Swaby, professor, Education, students Roberto Padilla and Terry Garrett, and the Bachelor of Innovation program.
Invitation to Participate in Psychology Department Study
Convocation 3The UCCS Psychology Department would like to invite UCCS alumni to participate in a study that investigates how the values and beliefs of Hispanic and Latino elders relate to their sense of well being. This study asks alumni to recruit their friends, family members and/or neighbors who are Hispanic or Latino elders aged 65 years old or older to participate in filling out a questionnaire that takes about 45 minutes to one hour to complete. The first 50 alumni members that return completed packets will be compensated for their time by receiving $15.00. To participate, please contact Angela Murphy at (719) 321-3811.
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