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Alumni Connections:
July 2010
Dear ,
Cheri LeeHappy July! Summer traditionally has been the time to get caught up on reading. My dilemma always is finding time to read in between yard work and just plain, work. This newsletter focuses on both reading and work: 

- A UCCS School of Public Affairs' alumna, Kae Rader publishes her first book
- SPA gears up to start a book group this fall
- The UCCS School of Public Affairs' BACJ internship program grows 

And to tie it all together, a Southern Colorado alumni and friends networking group has been formed: might as well eat good food and talk with old and new friends when there is so little time. Priorities!
I hope you are having a good summer. If you have time to read, why not pick up a copy of Appreciative Leadership or start reading Bowling Alone for the discussion group or spend a little of that summer dreaming time thinking about connecting with the UCCS School of Public Affairs and other alumni. 
Cheri Lee
School of Public Affairs
In the Spotlight: SPA Alumnus Kae Rader
Kae Rader"I am delighted to see that there are so many students currently enrolled in the School of Public Affairs. We need these future leaders. They will bring much needed expertise to benefit our nonprofits and governmental organizations," said Kae Rader, MPA 2003 and co-author of Appreciative Leadership: Focus on What Works to Drive Winning Performance and Build a Thriving Organization. (More)
Discussion Group Aimed at Addressing Gaps and Building Bridges
Lonnie SchaibleAre you interested in lively discussions with colleagues on relevant topics? Are you missing the fun of a heated argument over current events? Do you need to put a spark back in your professional life? You can have it all!  Students, alumni, community members are all welcome.

Dr. Lonnie Schaible will be leading a book discussion group beginning in September. "Since this is an initiative to build community and engagement, I chose Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community which can address gaps and build bridges between diverse perspectives as a good kick off." (More)
BACJ Internship Program Grows
Martinez"Change begins with a vision of attaining one's dreams." For Mike Martinez, instructor at the UCCS School of Public Affairs, the dream was becoming a probation officer. Some individuals in Mike's life, including his high school guidance counselor, thought it was the impossible dream. "As a high school student, my academic advisor, after completing a career assessment, congratulated me by stating that my career assessment evaluation indicated that I would make an excellent over the road truck driver. I have nothing against truck drivers, but it was not my dream." (More)
Southern Colorado Networking Group Forms
NetworkingA small but lively group gathered for UCCS School of Public Affairs' first Southern Colorado alumni and friends networking event June 9, 2010 at Jorge's  Sombrero Restaurant.  

Friends reminisced and renewed their friendship. Others saw friends they did not even know were UCCS School of Public Affairs alumni! (More)
Summer Enrollment Strong
Students in LodgeMore UCCS students enrolled for the summer semester and in more classes, according to reports released recently by the Office of Admissions and Records. (More)
Science Gets New Look and Name
Science HallwayTo accompany a $17 million top-to-bottom renovation, the old Science Building will soon have a new name.
The renovated Science Building will be called Centennial Hall, according to Brian Burnett, vice chancellor, Administration and Finance. (More)
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
In the Spotlight: SPA Alumnus Kae Rader
Discussion Group Aimed at Addressing Gaps and Building Bridges
BACJ Internship Program Grows
Southern Colorado Networking Group Forms
Summer Enrollment Strong
Science Gets New Look and Name
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July 30:
CU Alumni Night at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Learn more and buy tickets online.
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