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Alumni Connections:
LAS Natural Science,
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. 
 
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)
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 recently announced 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 were on campus last Saturday for the Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival. (More)
 
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about this event in Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival convenes at UCCS and in Stuff will explode, stuff will fly
 
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
Cool Science Festival Comes to Campus
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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