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Alumni Connections:
LAS Humanities,
September 2010
Dear ,
 
Jen Hane
Fall 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). Next week, we'll officially open 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.
 
As you know, there is also much happening in the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences - so much, in fact, that we're now dividing the alumni e-newsletter for the College into three divisions: humanities, natural science and social science. We hope that this further-refined e-newsletter will continue to help you find ways to connect with the departments and programs that mean the most to you.
 
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 Letters, Arts & Sciences at UCCS. 
 
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)
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.
Prepare for Campus First Responders
 
First RespondersHowever distant our undergraduate years have become in our minds since our own graduation, sometimes it's necessary to remember that significant things did, can, and do happen during an undergraduate career.  Generally speaking, many of life's guiding principles and passions arise from these pivotal and formidable years. (More)
UCCS UTeach Program Gets Launch
 

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.
VAPA, Colorado Springs Conservatory Make Music
 
Piano KeysThe music program in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts recently completed a partnership agreement with the Colorado Springs Conservatory to connect high school students with college-level music ensembles and instruction. (More)
LAS Humanities Welcomes New Instructors
 
English
 
Klein
Sipai Klein, senior instructor, English, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He holds a bachelor's degree Yeshiva University, New York, a master's from City College of New York, and a Ph.D. from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M.
Ritter
 
Joshua Ritter, instructor, English, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He holds a bachelor's degree from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, and a master's degree from the McAfee School of Theology, Atlanta, Ga.
 
Marlena Stanford, instructor, English, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, previously taught at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, and Harrison High School. She holds a master's degree from CSU.
 
WahlThomas Wahl, instructor, English, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He holds bachelor's degrees from Seattle University and a master's from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Languages and Cultures 

John Covell, instructor, Languages and Cultures, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, brings experience in deaf education and signing to UCCS. He holds a bachelor's in mathematics and science education from UCCS, and master's and doctoral degrees from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.
 
Philosophy
 
HansonErik Hanson, instructor, Philosophy, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He holds a bachelor's degree from CU-Boulder, a master's degrees from the University of Bristol and the University of London and a Ph.D. from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
 
 
 
 

Visual and Performing Arts

 
Olivia Lundberg, instructor, Visual and Performing Arts, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, was a part-time lecturer/honoraria faculty at UCCS. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Davis, and a master's degree from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston.
 
Jane Rigler, instructor, Visual and Performing Arts, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. She holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern university, Evanston, Ill., and master's and Ph.D from the University of California, San Diego.
 
SteenEric Steen, instructor, Visual and Performing Arts, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He holds a bachelor's degree from Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore., and a master's degree from Portland State University, Portland, Ore.

 
LAS Humanities in the News
 
Columbine Hall
The Colorado Springs Gazette published a guest column from UCCS faculty member Daphne Greenwood in City needs new way of accessing taxpayer-funded incentives
 
Rebecca Laroche, associate professor, English, recently published "Authority and Englishwomen's Herbal Texts, 1550-1650." The book was published by Ashgate Publishing, Surrey, England.
 
The Colorado Springs Gazette interviewed a UCCS student in An interview with HBO Films intern Sarah Lotfi.
 
Pam Shockley-Zalabak, professor, Communication, Sherry Morreale, assistant professor, Communication, and Michael Hackman, professor, Communication, "Building the high-trust organization: strategies for supporting five key dimensions of trust." The book was published by the International Association of Business Communicators, San Francisco.
 
Sonja Tanner, assistant professor, Philosophy, published "In praise of Plato's poetic imagination." The book was published by Lexington Books, Lanham, Md.
 
The Colorado Springs Gazette published a review of the latest Theatreworks production in Nikola Tesla, an electrifying force in TheatreWorks' "I Am Tesla".
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
UCCS Unveils New License Plate
Prepare for Campus First Responders
UCCS UTeach Program Gets Launch
VAPA, Colorado Springs Conservatory Make Music
LAS Humanities Welcomes New Instructors
LAS Humanities in the News
Join Us for the Alumni Advancement Lecture Series
Quick Links

Special Events
 
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. Learn more online.
 
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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