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Alumni Connections:
School of Public Affairs,
September 2010
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Terry SchwartzGreetings and welcome to fall semester 2010!
We are approaching that delightful time of year when fall semester starts to feel like fall. It was certainly summer when we started just two weeks ago, but the seasonal change is just about here and I find it very energizing.

This newsletter is all about students and I want to welcome each and every one of you - whether you are an SPA alumnus, an undergraduate student, a graduate student, a certificate student or starting out as unclassified, you are important to us and we're glad you're here. Please let me know by stopping by (Dwire 356), by phone (255-4047) or by email how
your School of Public Affairs experience is going, or what you've been up to since graduation.
 
As you read the articles and virtually meet some of our students, take some time to reflect on how you want to connect with the School and with each other. If you have ideas, please let me know. Cheers and have a vibrant, learning-filled fall semester!

Terry Schwartz
Associate Dean, School of Public Affairs 
 
The first meeting of the UCCS School of Public Affairs book discussion group is Wednesday, September 22 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. in the School of Public Affairs conference room (Dwire 356). We hope you'll be able to join us.
Alumni Relations to Launch UCCS License Plate Program 
 
UCCS License PlateYou asked for it, and it's finally here: a UCCS license plate to show your mountain lion pride! The plate will be available at your local county clerk beginning on Monday, January 3. To celebrate the arrival of this program, we're offering you a special deal: pre-order your plate before December 1 and save $25 off our regular license plate price. Learn more. 
Faculty Profile: Regina Winters
 
Campus PanoramicAs soon as students read Ms. Regina Winter's syllabus for PAD 5003/CJ5321, Research and Analytic Methods, they know that it will not just be another statistics class taught by an ordinary professor. Ms. Regina Winters, Senior Instructor at the UCCS School of Public Affairs, closes her syllabus with the following statement: 

Public Administration is an adventure. It is a field that influences political power, citizen participation, scientific enterprise, artistic expression, history, literature, and culture. (More)
Criminal Justice Spotlight: Laurie Buchanan
 
Laurie Buchanan"After looking at several other schools in the area, I found that UCCS had the most challenging curriculum for Criminal Justice even though the program was only a few years old," states Laurie Buchanan, a junior in the UCCS School of Public Affairs' Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (BACJ) program. (More)
Homeland Defense Spotlight: Bibiano Untal
 
Bibiano UntalSpring 2011 semester is the last semester of study at the UCCS School of Public Affairs for Bibiano Untal. He chose the School of Public Affairs because his employer, U.S. Northern Command, offered the Homeland Defense Certificate program through the UCCS Center for Homeland Security to its personnel. "I was fortunate be selected to participate," Untal recalls. When he learned that the credits he earned for the graduate certificate in Homeland Defense could be applied to a Master of Public Administration degree, he signed up for the MPA program and has not been disappointed in his decision. (More)
MPA Spotlight: Caitlin Green
 
Caitlin GreenCaitlin Green, co-director of the Gallery of Contemporary Art (GOCA) and GOCA 121, UCCS's contemporary art museums, is a Master of Public Administration candidate at the UCCS School of Public Affairs. Caitlin describes herself as "organized, confident and a bit of a dreamer." To MPA classes, as a student, Caitlin will bring experience with funders, artists, elected officials and community leaders. Through the MPA program Caitlin hopes to strengthen her fundraising skills, her understanding of nonprofit organizations and her abilities as an administrator of a nonprofit. (More)
SPA Graduate Students Wed
 
WeddingUCCS School of Public Affairs' MCJ student Maurice Walsh and UCCS School of Public Affairs'  MPA student Tiffany Walsh (Robinson) were married on July 3 in Manitou Springs after Tiffany returned from Washington D.C. where she did an internship through the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). Tiffany also went on to complete a second internship with HACU with the USDA. (More)
Alumni Advancement Lecture Series to Feature Don Klingner 
 
Don KlingnerThe Alumni Advancement Lecture Series is a new, complimentary opportunity for alumni to become engaged with their alma mater and to get the latest information on topics essential to professional development, including career strategies, hot topics in business, and economic development. 
 
The Fall 2010 Alumni Advancement Lecture Series will feature University of Colorado Distinguished Professor Don Klingner from the School of Public Affairs speaking on "Civic Engagement and Public Service: the Vital Role of Colorado's Public Universities." (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
Alumni Relations to Launch UCCS License Plate Program
Faculty Profile: Regina Winters
Criminal Justice Spotlight: Laurie Buchanan
Homeland Defense Spotlight: Bibiano Untal
MPA Spotlight: Caitlin Green
SPA Graduate Students Wed
Alumni Advancement Lecture Series to Feature Don Klingner
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Special Events
  
Women Working in Corrections and Juvenile Justice Conference
September 19-21. Contact Cheri Lee for more information.
 
SPA Bookgroup Featuring Bowling Alone September 22, 12:00 p.m. Learn more in Terry Schwart's letter 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. Contact Cheri Lee for more information.
 
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. 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 featuring "I Am Nikola Tesla." Learn more online.
 
Alumni Advancement Lecture Series featuring Don Klingner
October 2, 9:30 a.m., UCCS. Learn more online.
 
Colorado Springs Networking Event
Join your fellow SPA alumni at GOCA 121 in downtown Colorado Springs on October 20. Contact Cheri Lee for more information. 
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