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Alumni Connections:
School of Public Affairs,
August 2010
Dear ,
 
Cheri LeeThe summer came to a close way too quickly! We are now in school year 2011. Most students have registered. Professors have planned their classes. Textbooks are in the bookstore ready to be purchased. First class meetings whether online or face-to-face were held last week. 

When I think about this new school year beginning, I am reminded of  Dr. Mary Guy's speech at the UCCS School of Public Affairs graduation dinner, "From Vision to Execution: The Profession of Public Service." Dr. Guy began her speech stating: "Your graduate studies have prepared you for the full circle of public service: from vision to execution. Your careers will take you from problem identification to policy development to execution and back to problem identification - you will meet all points in this circle as your career evolves. The profession of public service is filled with opportunities to make a difference in people's lives, but you will meet many challenges along the way."  

Through the text of her speech she identified many of the challenges that face those working the field of public service. In the end, she answers the single greatest question those who have studied, who study and who will study public affairs ask: how can theory, policy, and practice be bridged?  Dr. Guy's answer? "You...the citizen and executive; manager and servant. Those committed to public service are people of passion with a North Star of public-service-mindedness. The people we need in public service are the people who can adapt to changing needs while staying true to constitutional values. Let yourself be that a person."

The UCCS School of Public Affairs is a school populated by visionary and dedicated people. This year will find more students starting down the path of learning public service, others completing the journey and beginning another, still others continuing their service, and still others just beginning to dream of a better world and seeing
the UCCS School of Public Affairs as the starting point. 
 
Cheri Lee
School of Public Affairs
U.S. News 2011 Best Colleges Guide: UCCS seventh in the West
 
BoomerWASHINGTON, D.C. - Undergraduate engineering at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is among the best in the nation and the high-quality of all programs make UCCS among the best public universities in the Western United States, according to the editors of U.S. News and World Report.

The magazine's editors ranked the UCCS undergraduate engineering program seventh in the nation among public engineering schools offering bachelor's and master's degrees. The magazine's editors ranked the overall quality of UCCS seventh among public master's degree-granting Western universities and in the top tier of all Western regional universities. (More)
Centennial Hall Opens with Fanfare
 

Centennial HallAt an Aug. 19 dedication ceremony, Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak officially re-named the Science Building Centennial Hall and concluded a year-long, $17 million renovation project.

(More)

 

The Colorado Springs Gazette also wrote about Centennial Hall in UCCS science building enters modern age with new look, name.

 

In addition, KOAA aired an interview with a UCCS vice chancellor in New science building at UCCS. 
Alumni Spotlight: Ken Dowlin, MPA '81
 
Clock Tower CloseKen Dowlin, MPA 1981, is a librarian and a public administrator who believes that a key event in his career, was working on his MPA at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. When Ken visited UCCS in mid-July, he and his wife Jan were on their way to Denver to the National Archives Regional center to look for information for his most recent book; then they were off to have dinner with his very first library job boss when he was bookmobile driver for Adams County Library in 1961. (More)
Getting the Money
 
Getting the MoneyGetting the Money: How to Succeed in Fundraising for Public and Nonprofit Libraries by Ken Dowlin is "a systemic approach rather than a detailed one" to the topic of fundraising. That the book is comprehensive in its approach to fundraising is not surprising as Dowlin describes himself as a visionary and systemic thinker. (More)
Klingner Brings International Perspective to SPA
 
Don KlingnerOver the course of a lifetime in the field of public administration, Dr. Donald Klingner, Distinguished Professor at UCCS School of Public Affairs, has worked tirelessly to unite public administrators globally. In just the past six months, he has reached out to India, China and Mexico through ASPA (American Society of Public Administrations) "to provide a more strategic, effective and flexible mechanism for representing ASPA's international members and supporting international activities." (More)
SPA Alumni Special Events
 
SPA at CommencementThose individuals working in public service are good at connecting! They have to be to bring together so many different sectors to meet a goal. The UCCS School of Public Affairs is reaching out in an effort to connect future students, alumni, current students, community members and UCCS School of Public Affairs staff and faculty. The UCCS School of Public Affairs will be hosting and be involved in a variety of events in the next couple of months 

September 19 -21, Women Working in Corrections and Juvenile Justice Conference. UCCS will be offering continuing education credits for this conference.
 
 
Beginning Wednesday, September 22, the UCCS SPA Book Group will meet in the SPA Conference Room in Dwire Hall from 12:00 noon to 1:00. The group will begin by reading and discussing Bowling Alone by Robert Putnam. Dr. Lonnie Schaible will lead the discussions. The group will meet regularly on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 12:00 noon to 1:00. 

September 23, Southern Colorado Alumni and Friends Networking Event at the Taphouse Restaurant, 4301 Walking Stick Blvd., Pueblo, CO, 5:00 p.m. Reconnect! 

September 24-26, Pueblo Chile and Frijole Festival. UCCS will be hosting a table during the days at the Pueblo Chile and Frijole Festival.  Enjoy an autumn day and stop to chat with UCCS School of Public Affairs staff and faculty. Bring a future student with you. 
 

October 20Alumni and Friends Networking Event at Gallery of Contemporary Art (GOCA) GOCA 121,121 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO. View and discuss the photographs of William Wylie with friends and alumni. Martin Wood will present on the many innovative partnerships UCCS is establishing. 
 

Alumni, students and friends are invited to all activities. For more information contact Cheri Lee at 255-4993.
Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) Aims to Build Bridges between Alumni and Students 
 
Joe GriebelMy name is Joe Griebel and I am a senior at UCCS, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. I grew up in Colorado Springs, and I am the third in my family to attend this fine institution. This is my second year as President of Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow. "STAT," as we are better known, is a student-run group focused on bridging the gap between students and alumni, while simultaneously enabling current students to feel a greater connection to the UCCS campus community.  We do this through connecting students with their peers as well as with other alumni. In addition, we have numerous campus events throughout the year that are open to all UCCS students, alumni and faculty. In just 3 years, STAT has already had a significant impact on this rapidly-changing campus and the scope of our influence is continuing to grow with continued student and alumni support. For more information, email stat@uccs.edu or add us on Facebook, search word: STAT. 
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
US News 2001 Best Colleges Guide: UCCS Seventh in the West
Centennial Hall Opens with Fanfare
Alumni Spotlight: Ken Dowlin
Getting the Money
Klingner Brings International Perspective to SPA
SPA Alumni Special Events
Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) Aims to Build Bridges between Alumni and Students
Quick Links

Special Events
  
College of Business Networking Event (Alumni from all Programs Welcome)
September 9, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Dwire Hall. Call (719) 255-5174 for more information.
 
Women Working in Corrections and Juvenile Justice Conference
September 19-21. Learn more under "SPA Alumni Special Events" on the left.
 
SPA Bookgroup Featuring Bowling Alone September 22, 12:00 p.m. Learn more under "SPA Alumni Special Events" on the left.
 
Southern Colorado Alumni and Friends Networking Event
Join SPA at the Taphouse Restaurant on September 23 to network with fellow SPA alumni. Contact Cheri Lee for more information. 
 
Pueblo Chile and Frijole Festival
Join SPA at their booth from September 24-26 during this traditional fall event. Learn more under "SPA Alumni Special Events" on the left.
 
Clyde's
Grand Opening:
Join us on September 28 at 4:00 p.m. as we unveil Clyde's, the new pub in the University Center.
 
Alumni Night at Theaterworks featuring I am Nikola Tesla
Join us on September 30 at 6:30 p.m.for the next 
Alumni Night at Theaterworks. More details will be avialable as the event date approaches.
 
Colorado Springs Networking Event
Join your fellow SPA alumni at GOCA 121 in downtown Colorado Springs on October 20. Learn more under "SPA Alumni Special Events" on the left. 
Rotary Group Study Exchange
 
The Rotary Club of Garden of the Gods is seeking young professional applicants, ages 25-40, to visit Alsace, France from March 26 - April 23, 2011. Rotary International pays all the expenses except for personal ones. Learn more online (click on the Group Study Exchange link) or call (719) 650-6197.
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