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Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences, August 2010
Dear ,
Jen HaneGreetings from the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UCCS.
As we continue to develop our e-newsletter to better serve you, please feel free to let us know if you have suggestions for stories or ideas for the types of content you'd like to see. We value your feedback, and you can reach me at (719) 255-3180 or via email.
Thanks for your continued connection to Beth-El - we're glad you're with us!
Jennifer Hane, BA '01, MPA '04
Director of University Events and Alumni Relations
U.S. News 2011 Best Colleges Guide: UCCS seventh in the West
Clock Tower CloseWASHINGTON, 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.
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.



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.
Beth-El Welcomes New Faculty Member
Deb KennyDeborah Kenny, associate professor, Department of Nursing, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences. A member of the faculty since January, Kenny is associate dean for research for Beth-El. She retired in Dec. 2009 from the U.S. Army as a Lt. Colonel after 23 years service. She holds master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Massachusetts, as well as master's degrees from Vanderbilt University and Boston University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Colorado. 
Dessert Reception at Nurse Practitioner Symposium a Success
Beth-El BannerThanks to those of you who were able to attend the Beth-El Dessert Reception at the Nurse Practitioner Symposium.  We were excited that 21 of you were able to join us.  What a fun time!  It was wonderful to see so many alumni reconnecting with one another.  
You can view a photos from the event online (thanks to Megan Fisher from the CU Foundation for providing these images).
Please do not hesitate to reach out to Beth-El at any time. The main number is (719) 255-4422. You can also contact the UCCS Office of Alumni Relations at (719) 255-3180.

Additionally, many of you in attendance completed an alumni update card.  If you haven't already done so, you may update your information online.  If you think we have your correct information, please know that we cross-reference what you give us with what we have on file.  We are often missing employer information, so we encourage you to provide your career details as well.
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 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 2011 Best Colleges Guide: UCCS Seventh in the West
Centennial Hall Opens with Fanfare
Beth-El Welcomes New Faculty Member
Dessert Reception at Nurse Practitioner Symposium a Success
Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) Aims to Build Bridges between Alumni and Students
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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.


Grand Opening

Join us on September 28 at 4:00 p.m. as we unveil Clyde's, the new pub in the University Center. Call (719) 255-3180 for more information.


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 available as the event date approaches.

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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