April 2009
In This Issue
Dandapani Tapped as Engineering Dean
Black and Gold Goes Green
One Piece at a Time
Business to Offer Project Management Certificate

Upcoming Special Events
Annual STAT Picnic for Students and Alumni
April 23, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., El Pomar Center Plaza
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 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.
Greetings! Jen Hane

(Outlook 2007 users - please view this email online).
As the semester begins winding down, you might be surprised to know that activity on campus is not at all diminishing.
Construction of the Science and Engineering Building and Events Center continue to reshape the campus landscape, and the excitement surrounding these projects is only continuing to grow.
In addition, April gives you two great opportunities to return to your alma mater and celebrate spring. Visit El Pomar Center around lunchtime for free food and live music at the annual STAT picnic (sponsored by Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow). Stop by the Campus Recreation Center on April 28 for Black and Gold Goes Green to take advantage of your discounted alumni membership.
With all that's taking place on campus in the next few months, we hope you'll consider stopping by for a visit or a tour. We'd love to see you!
Jennifer Hane, BA '01, MPA '04 
Director of University Events and Alumni Relations
Dandapani Tapped as Engineering Dean
DandapaniA 23-year veteran of the faculty at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is the new dean of the UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science. Peg Bacon, provost, announced the selection of R. "Dan" Dandapani as dean of engineering Tuesday following a national search. His appointment is effective July 1. (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 28 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 and a chance to explore the facility. 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 23 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.
One Piece at a Time
Event Center ConstructionAfter a short delay to ensure stability in the notorious soils of UCCS, pre-cast concrete walls for a new UCCS Event Center were lifted into place this week. See the first Lego-like piece of the building's exterior move into place. (More)
Business to Offer Project Management Certificate
Gary KleinStudents at UCCS will be the first to earn a student certificate in project management from a national body of project management. Under the direction of Gary Klein, Cougar Distinguished Professor of Information Systems, students studying at both graduate and undergraduate levels in the UCCS College of Business will have the opportunity to earn a student certificate in project management.(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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