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Alumni Connections:
College of Education,
September 2010
Dear ,

Jen HaneFall has arrived at UCCS, and with it, much is changing on campus.

As you may know, we recently dedicated our renovated Science Building (now known as Centennial Hall). This week, we officially opened Clyde's, a new pub in the University Center. With enrollment at an all-time high, you can literally see the campus landscape and culture shifting everywhere you look.
  
We're also excited about several upcoming programs in alumni relations: the launch of our UCCS license plate program and many upcoming events designed to help you reconnect with your alma mater. As always, you can also connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn to stay up-to-date on the latest campus news.

As you read this month's newsletter, consider story ideas that you'd like to share with us. If there is a program you'd like to learn more about or an idea you'd like to share to get your fellow alumni more engaged, let us know - we want to hear from you.

Thank you again for your continued support of the College of Education at UCCS.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Hane (BA '01, MPA '04)
Director of University Events and Alumni Relations

Enrollment is Largest Ever

Students in DwireStudent enrollment at UCCS this fall is the highest in the university's history with almost 9,000 students enrolled, university officials announced Sept. 14. (More)
Swaby Endowed Professorship Reaches Goal of Half-Million Dollars

 

Barbara SwabyThe COE is pleased to announce that the Dr. Barbara Swaby Endowed Professorship for Reading has reached its goal of raising of a half million dollars.

 

A few years ago community leaders, friends of the college, faculty, and alumni spearheaded efforts to recognize Dr. Swaby's contributions to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the College of Education, the state of Colorado and the Colorado Springs community. To do all this they established an endowed professorship in her name. This tribute would not only be an honor for Professor Swaby but also to those who will hold the position and continue the reading clinics she has offered for many years. (More)


UTeach Program Launched at UCCS

TeacherThe National Math and Science Initiative announced recently that grants from entrepreneur and philanthropist Lyda Hill of Colorado Springs and Dallas will establish a new UTeach program at UCCS.

The UCCSTeach program is the 22nd campus nationwide to implement the UTeach program which originated at The University of Texas at Austin. The program prepares a new generation of math and science teachers. (More)

 

Business Wire also carried information about the creation of the UCCS UTeach program in NMSI Expands UTeach Program to University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Cool Science Festival Comes to Campus

Test TubesMore than 5,000 budding scientists and science enthusiasts visited campus
recently for the Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival.
(More) 

The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about the weekend science event in Stuff will explode, stuff will fly.
In Memory: Dr. Clint Fisher

Clint FisherUCCS is saddened to share the news of the death of a former faculty member from the College of Education, Dr. Clint Fisher. Dr. Fisher was a member of the faculty from Aug. 2002 until May 2010 and had taught middle school science and technology in New Mexico before completing his Ph.D. in multicultural childhood and teacher education at the University of New Mexico. (More)

UCCS Unveils New License Plate

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 online.
Other News from the College of Education

Columbine HallElizabeth Cutter, instructor, Curriculum and Instruction, joined the faculty of the College of Education. Cutter has served UCCS as an adjunct lecturer since 2008. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, and a master's degree from Colorado College, Colorado Springs.
 
The Colorado Springs Gazette quoted a UCCS professor in Stabbing victim undergoes surgery; had ongoing feud with attacker.
Join us for the Alumni Advancement Lecture Series
 
Don KlingnerJoin us on October 2 at 9:30 a.m. for the fall 2010 Alumni Advancement Lecture Series featuring 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." Learn more online.
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
Enrollment is Largest Ever
Swaby Endowed Professorship Reaches Goal of Half-Million Dollars
UTeach Program Launched at UCCS
Cool Science Festival Comes to Campus
In Memory: Dr. Clint Fisher
UCCS Unveils New License Plate
Other News from the College of Education
Join Us for the Alumni Advancement Lecture Series
Quick Links

UCCS Alumni and Friends Association
Special Events

Alumni Advancement Lecture Series featuring Don Klingner:
Join us on October 2 at 9:30 a.m. as Don Klingner speaks on "Civic Engagement and Public Service: the Vital Role of Colorado's Public Universities." Learn more online.

UCCS PGA Golf Management Program Charity Golf Classic:
October 22 at the Broadmoor, Learn more and/or register online.

Cafe Scientifique on "Vitamin D:  Hyped Up or Home Run for Health?"
November 9, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Clyde's Pub, UCCS University Center. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (719) 255-3180 for more information.
Life Insurance Awareness Month
 
Life Insurance Awareness Month - a perfect time to educate yourself about insurance. Visit our Alumni Insurance Program website for a Needs Calculator, videos and real life stories that will help you determine if you have the coverage you need to be confident your family is protected from the unexpected.
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