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Alumni Connections:
April 2010
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Terry SchwartzGreetings from the UCCS School of Public Affairs!


How exciting it is to be in touch with the alumni of the School of Public Affairs. I am delighted to be making two introductions to you. First, this newsletter is a new partnership between the School of Public Affairs and the University Events and Alumni Relations office. With Jennifer Hane's help, you will continue to receive UCCS alumni news, but you will also receive news from the School of Public Affairs.


Cheri LeeI am also very pleased to introduce a new SPA staff member to you. Cheri Lee joined us in August of 2009 as the Student Services/Outreach Specialist. Part of her role is directing activities related to alumni connections and I am eager for you to get to know her - virtually or in person at a SPA alumni event or other opportunity. Cheri has already made many contributions to SPA and will be communicating with you regularly in future newsletters.


In the UCCS SPA newsletter we will feature profiles of students, faculty and staff. We will keep you abreast of upcoming events, and report on interesting happenings at the SPA. Please let Cheri know if you have informational needs or interests you'd like to see addressed in the newsletter.


There have been many things happening at the School of Public Affairs. One of the most recent and most exciting is the launching of the SPA website. Not only is there information for prospective students here, there is important information for current students and a developing connection for alumni. We would love to hear your input about the website. Would you be willing to be featured in a profile? Do you have news to report? Let us know. 


Welcome back to the School of Public Affairs!  Stay in touch.  Keep connected.


Terry Schwartz

Associate Dean

SPA Hosts 12th Annual Leadership Conference
Campus PanoramicThe UCCS School of Public Affairs hosted its 12 Annual  Leadership Conference "Leading Through the Ouch" on April 8, 2010. The nearly 80 participants from all sectors of the Colorado Springs community learned specific skills for getting the most value for each dollar spent, dealing with struggling morale, and retaining valuable staff members. (More) 
BACJ Students Find Relevance in their Studies
PrisonThe panel event "Prison Spending, Sentencing and the Colorado Budget: How many more prison beds can we afford?" addressed the impact of sentencing on Colorado's prison population and on the Colorado budget, and the ongoing work of the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) around sentencing in Colorado. (More)
Now Accepting Applications for the UCCS Alumni Advisory Board
Clock Tower CloseInterested in assisting with alumni relations activities for your alma mater? The time to get involved is now, as we are currently accepting applications for the Alumni Advisory Board.
A term as a board member lasts three years, and you'll be able to play a major role in event planning, communication strategies and student engagement. You can learn more about board member roles and responsibilities online.
Complete and submit your board member application by May 7 in order to be considered. Questions? Contact Jennifer Hane at (719) 255-3180.
Join Us for the Women's Leadership Symposium

Pam Shockley-ZalabakPam Shockley-Zalabak would like to formally invite you to the 2010 Women's Leadership Symposium on Saturday, May 1, at the University Ballroom. This year the symposium will feature Frances Hesselbein, former CEO of the Girl Scouts of America and recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom, as the keynote speaker. The day will also include table top discussions and workshops focusing on women's issues in leadership.  


To cover the speaker fees and lunch, a nominal charge of $30 was added this year. However, we would like to offer UCCS alumni a discounted rate of $20 to attend. Use the code "UCCS-MEMBER" to apply the discount.


To register and find more information, please go to:
University of Colorado Graduate Programs Among the Best in the Nation
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Thirteen academic programs across the University of Colorado's campuses remain among the best in the United States, and are ranked in the top 10 in their fields, according to the 2010 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings for graduate schools. (More)
Campus Earns Kudos for Economic Development Leadership
AwardThe Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corporation recognized UCCS with leadership awards at a lunch last week. (More)
UCCS Honors Humanitarian Author
MortsensenUCCS will present an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to author Greg Mortensen at the Spring 2010 Commencement, scheduled for 11 a.m. May 21 at the Colorado Springs World Arena. (More)
Alumni Advancement Lecture Series a Success
Andrew CzaplewskiOn April 3, ninety UCCS alumni gathered at the Upper Lodge for the second installment of the
Alumni Advancement Lecture Series.  Guests enjoyed a lovely breakfast buffet as they listened to Dr. Andrew Czaplewski discuss the importance of creating a personal, individual brand.
His presentation, Branding Your Uniqueness: Enhancing the Strength of Your Personal Brand, demonstrated the power that brand names and images have in regard to a company's or a product's public recognition and reputation. His question, "How do others see you?" is extremely important to an individual's personal and professional life. Dr. Czaplewski made a strong point that you can develop your individual brand so that colleagues and others see you as you want to be seen, or you can leave it for others to define your brand for you. Do you want to control how others see and think of you, or do you want your brand to be created by the whims of others?
You can view a list of the readings Dr. Czaplewski recommended on the Alumni Advancement Lecture Series website.

After the presentation, many of the guests took the opportunity to participate in a guided tour to explore the many new buildings on campus.

Learn more about Alumni Association events online.
Winter's Last Blast
Liberty MutualYou may be dreaming of spring, but don't forget the cold, hard facts: Old Man Winter still has plenty of time to deliver a deadly blizzard or ice storm. Follow these tips if you lose power in your home or are stranded in your car. (More)
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Special Thanks to Our Sponsor 
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. 
In This Issue
SPA Hosts 12th Annual Leadership Conference
BACJ Students Find Relevance in their Studies
Now Accepting Applications for the UCCS Alumni Advisory Board
Join Us for the Women's Leadership Symposium
University of Colorado Graduate Programs Among the Best in the Nation
Campus Earns Kudos for Economic Development Leadership
UCCS Honors Humanitarian Author
Alumni Advancement Lecture Series a Success
Winter's Last Blast
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UCCS Alumni and Friends Association
Special Events
April 29:
Alumni Night at Theaterworks, 6:30 p.m. Learn more online.
May 5:
Roar on the Road - Colorado Springs, 5:30 p.m., Nosh & GOCA 121. Learn more online.
May 18:
Alumni Breakfast for May 2010 Graduates, 9:00 a.m. Learn more online
May 18:
SPA Graduation Dinner featuring Dr. Mary Guy, 6:00 p.m. Contact Cheri Lee for more information.
October 3-16:
Arts Tour of Germany. Learn more
Alumni Association Benefit Spotlight
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