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Alumni Connections:
School of Public Affairs,
October 2010
Dear ,
 

Cheri LeeThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is an exciting place to work. As a native of Colorado Springs, I remember when UCCS was just one building, the building which is now Main Hall.  From this one building has grown a beautiful campus housing innovative and esteemed programs. 

 

At the fall Alumni and Friends Networking Event on October 20, Martin Wood, UCCS Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, will speak on Innovations and Partnerships: Putting UCCS on the Map, at one of UCCS' most unique partnerships, GOCA 121 (one of the two galleries that comprise the Gallery of Contemporary Art). This little gallery made UCCS visible in downtown Colorado Springs. This is exciting!  

 

The articles in this month's newsletter are about programs, recruiting events, work of alumni, partnerships, and a robust exchange of ideas - activities at the School of Public Affairs. The School of Public Affairs mirrors the excitement and energy of the larger campus as it engages alumni, faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students in relevant and meaningful ways.

A piece of this vibrancy, I am certain, comes from what the School of Public Affairs is all about: public service. When a group of people - staff, students, faculty, and alumni - are all exchanging ideas about serving the people, it has to be awesome. In Bowling Alone, Putnam argues that doing activities that build social capital or strengthen community are vital activities for human beings. I would invite each of you to join the School of Public Affairs, even from a distance, in weaving a web of social capital: attend an alumni event, go to a book discussion, do volunteer work, or recruit for a great program and a great school.

Then, let us know about it (clee6@uccs.edu) so we can share with others how the UCCS School of Public Affairs is taking the excitement of the campus out into communities.

Cheri Lee
School of Public Affairs

Instructor and Student Complete Restorative Mediation Training

MediationMr. Paul Guidry, MCJ 2008, an instructor for the UCCS School of Public Affairs, has encouraged students to become a part of Teen Court, a unique and highly successful approach to juvenile crime.   In Colorado Springs, the program provides an alternative to regular Municipal Court sentencing for first-time misdemeanor offenses committed by young people between 11 and 18 years of age. (More)
Supervisory Institute/UCCS Partnership Up and Running

Campus PanoramicThe UCCS School of Public Affairs in partnership with the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) has developed an innovative follow up course to the Supervisory Institute. Continuing education, is a key element in the promotion of officers into higher level positions within an agency and for ensuring both the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement. (More)
SPA Focuses on Connecting in September

FestivalSeptember is a month of activity for schools. For the UCCS School of Public Affairs, it was a month that focused on not only the excitement of classes starting but on building enrollment and strengthening alumni connections.  

 

Even though the fall semester is only half over -- midterm is next week -- the UCCS School of Public Affairs has been looking to the future. In fall, the School of Public Affairs boasted a 51% increase in enrollment.   To keep this stride will mean getting the UCCS School of Public Affairs' name and programs out to a lot of people. (More)
Panel Discussion Brings Life Lessons to Criminal Justice Students

Homicide LecturePowerful.  That is the only word to describe the panel discussion on homicide that was part of the Homicide Freshman Seminar on Thursday, October 24. Instructor Mike Martinez opened the session for some 100 undergraduates, most looking for a career in criminal justice. He introduced State Parole Officer Roger Harrington who gave the audience their first piece of advice, one that silenced the group, who has grown up on technology: "Remember your pen and paper!" (More)
UCCS Students to Lead 9/11 Monument Design

9/11 BeamAn eight-foot-long reminder of one of the most tragic events in U.S. history, currently housed in a laboratory at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, will be unveiled in an Oct. 15 campus ceremony.

For several weeks, a four-person senior engineering student design team has examined the beam, testing its integrity, taking measurements and calculating structures needed to safely support it. The team will work with Peter Gorder, associate professor, Engineering, and other students to complete a design for submission to the National Homeland Defense Foundation which will commission the monument's creation. (More)

 

Alumni Return to Campus for a Series of Special Events


Lecture Check-InSeptember and early October brought a number of alumni events to the UCCS campus. From a gathering of alumni to celebrate the opening of Clyde's to an 80-person breakfast, lecture and campus tour, there were many opportunities to get involved. If you weren't able to make it, we've captured event highlights so that you can better identify where and how you'd like to be involved in the future. (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.
 
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In This Issue
Instructor and Student Complete Restorative Mediation Training
Supervisory Institute/UCCS Partnership Up and Running
SPA Focuses on Connecting in September
Panel Discussion Brings Life Lessons to Criminal Justice Students
UCCS Students to Lead 9/11 Monument Design
Alumni Return to Campus for a Series of Special Events
Quick Links

Special Events
  
Colorado Springs Networking Event: October 20

Join your fellow SPA alumni at GOCA 121 in downtown Colorado Springs on October 20. Contact Cheri Lee for more information.

Roar on the Road - Lamar, CO: October 27

Join UCCS alumni from the Lamar area for a reception and athletic event from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Learn more online.

Alumni Night at Theaterworks: October 28

Our next Alumni Night at Theaterworks will be held on October 28 at 6:30 p.m. with a reception followed by a performance of Capsule 33. Learn more online.

Alumni Night at the Colorado Springs Philharmonic: October 30

Join the Alumni & Friends Association at the Pikes Peak Center on October 30 at 6:30 p.m. for a reception followed by a performance of Psycho. Learn more online.

Cafe Scientifique: November 9

Join us at UCCS for a free lecture on September 9 at 6:30 p.m. featuring Vitamin D: Hyped Up or Home Run for Health? Call (719) 255-3180 for more information.

Roar on the Road - San Francisco: November 15

Join us on November 15 in the Bay Area for Roar on the Road: San Francisco. Details will be available as the event date approaches.

Alumni Night at Theaterworks: December 16

Our final Alumni Night at Theaterworks for 2010 will be held on December 16 for the performance of A Cowboy Christmas. More information will be available as the event date approaches.






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