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Alumni Connections: Hear the Roar
August 2009
Jen HaneDear ,
 
Welcome to the August 2009 issue of Alumni Connections: Hear the Roar.
 
This month, we'd like you to think about joining us as we hit the road to hunt for your feedback during Roar on the Road. For alumni in Colorado Springs, Denver and Pueblo, we'll be visiting a restaurant near you between now and December. Learn more online and reserve your spot today.
 
In addition, you can now remain connected with us both on Facebook and LinkedIn. Spread the word to your fellow graduates about these new developments and encourage them to get involved.
 
Thanks for all you do for your alma mater - we're glad you're with us!

Sincerely,
Jennifer Hane
BA '01, MPA '04
 
Join Us for Roar on the Road
 
RoadWe're on the prowl and hitting the road to hunt for your feedback! Share your ideas and enter to win a two-night stay at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.
  • What benefits do you want from your Alumni Association?
  • How should we communicate with you?
  • How connected do you feel with your alma mater?
Join us for an informal update on the dates below. All events will include free appetizers for attendees.
For more information and to reserve your seat, visit the Roar on the Road website
Toy and Game Designers' Workshop
 
ToysHave you ever thought about inventing a new toy or game?  Or dreamed of starting your own toy company? The Toy and Game Designers' Workshop will get you started!
 
Sponsored by the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization (EPIIC) at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and hosted by inventor and entrepreneur Dr. Michael Larson, co-founder of Innovention Toys and co-creator of Khet: the Laser GameŽ.
 
Join us from 8:00 AM-2:30 PM on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at "The Lodge" on the campus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Learn more about the event online at www.learntocreate.com.
UCCS Forms Partnership with University of Zagreb, Republic of Croatia

LandscapeThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will work as a partner to the University of Zagreb, Republic of Croatia, to help build an Eastern Europe Center of Excellence in Homeland Security.

Mike Perini, executive director, National Institute of Science, Space and Security Centers at UCCS announced the partnership between UCCS, the University of Zagreb and the City of Zagreb. The partnership is an extension of the Center for Homeland Security, a division within NISSSC. (More)
 
UCCS Professor Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Improve Student Math Skills
 
Lindy CrawfordA successful program to teach math to non-English speakers will be modified to teach youngsters with disabilities skills considered vital for success in the 21st century.

Lindy Crawford, associate professor, Education, recently received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support a three-year project designed to assist students with math learning disabilities. The goal is that students will successfully engage in grade-appropriate math instruction. (More)
Faculty Reminisces as Nation Marks 40th Anniversary of Lunar Landing
 
Dave SchmidtDavid Schmidt admits to wearing horn-rimmed spectacles and looking a lot like the men depicted as 1960s NASA workers in the film "Apollo 13."

"But I promise, I didn't have a pocket protector," Schmidt, professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace engineering, said recently. "And my slide rule was hidden in my briefcase." (More)
Prestigious Scholarship Awarded to Business Student
 
Students in DwireThe William G. McGowan Charitable Fund recently awarded a scholarship valued at $18,000 to an undergraduate UCCS student. DiHanna-Dimitra Pantazis, Glencoe, Minnesota, received the scholarship, the first awarded at UCCS.

"I feel honored and humbled to be the recipient of the William G. McGowan Scholarship and proudly accept this award with profound gratitude," Pantazis said. (More)
A Special Note for Outlook 2007 Users
 
Due to a technical issue, please visit the Alumni Connections website to view this newsletter.
In This Issue
Join Us for Roar on the Road
Toy and Game Designers' Workshop
UCCS Forms Partnership with University of Zagreb, Republic of Croatia
UCCS Professor Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Improve Student Math Skills
Faculty Reminisces as Nation Marks 40th Anniversary of Lunar Landing
Prestigious Scholarship Awarded to Business Student
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Caribbean

Place your reservation today to join our alumni on a fabulous cruise to the Weatern Caribbean with a $100 per person deposit. If plans change, your deposit is completely refundable through October 1, 2009. For more information, please visit Cruise Planners website.

Thanks to Our Sponsor

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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.
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