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Alumni Connections:
LAS Humanities,
October 2010
Dear ,
Jen Hane

The fall semester has brought many opportunities to stay connected with your alma mater, including faculty lectures, campus tours, and arts events throughout the community. Thanks to all of you who have been able to join us for this series of special events - it's been wonderful to see you, and we hope you enjoyed being involved.


This month, the Board of Regents of the University of Colorado requests your assistance in soliciting nominations for the 2011 University of Colorado Honorary Degrees, University Medals and Distinguished Service Awards.


An Honorary Degree (Doctor of Humane Letters or Doctor of Science) is the highest award the University of Colorado can bestow. It is the policy of the Board of Regents to award Honorary Degrees in recognition of outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas: intellectual contributions, university service, and/or public service.


University Medals are awarded in recognition of those persons whose achievements and contributions are particularly associated with the university, while Distinguished Service Awards are awarded in recognition of achievements and contributions particularly associated with the state and/or nation.


You can learn more about how to make a nomination online.


As always, if you have suggestions regarding alumni benefits, programming or services (or ideas for special events), please let me know.


Jennifer Hane, BA '01, MPA '04
Director of University Events and Alumni Relations
Heller Center Opens to Fanfare

Heller CenterFerried by private car from the main campus to keep dust and noise to a minimum, campus community members got to peek at the newest addition to UCCS recently, the Heller Center for Arts and Humanities. (More)
Ben Franklin has Theaterworks Tea Party

Tea CupsWhat happens when our best-loved founding father is miraculously teleported into a 21st century television studio to face questions from an aggressive group of lively panelists? (More)
Professor Selected as Reviewer

Robert von DassanowskyRobert von Dassanowsky, professor, Languages and Cultures, was recently selected as the external reviewer of an Atlantis Program's Grant for Virginia Commonwealth University's transatlantic master's degree in foreign language and film studies. (More)

New GOCA Show Opens at Both Galleries

GOCA LogoA public reception for a new exhibit at the Gallery of Contemporary Art will be 5-8 p.m. Nov. 4 at GOCA1420 on campus and 6-9 p.m. Nov. 5 at GOCA 121 at 121 S. Tejon. (More)
LAS Humanities in the News

Columbine Hall

John C. Miller, professor emeritus, Languages and Cultures, recently returned to Gaziantep University, Turkey, under a U.S. State Department English Language Fellow grant. (More)

The Colorado Springs Gazette quoted a UCCS professor in NYC darling Eustis diagnoses American theater.

The Colorado Springs Independent wrote about UCCS in Art and science lectures at GOCA.

The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about the latest Theaterworks production in REVIEW: TheatreWorks' 'work in progress' bouyed by great performances and delightful dialogue.

The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about a new UCCS program in UCCS program produces teachers trained in math, science

The Laramie Boomerang wrote about a UCCS professor in Jane Austen scholar to speak Thursday.

UCCS to Lead 9/11 Monument Design

WTC BeamAmid waving U.S. flags commemorating those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, formal ownership of a 750 pound piece of New York's World Trade Center was transferred to representatives of the Cheyenne Mountain Air Station on October 15. (More)

KKTV aired a story about the ceremony in

KXRM also aired a story about UCCS students designing a monument in WTC Beam (video)

Magazine Names UCCS to Military Friendly List


MilitaryUCCS is one of the nation's top military-friendly colleges and universities, according to the editors of "Military Advanced Education," a monthly magazine directed at active duty members of the armed forces. (More)

Series of Fall Events Brings Alumni Back to Campus


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)

Clyde's Opens with Campus Fanfare


ClydeThe grand opening of Clyde's, the long-awaited new campus pub, kicked off "Back to the Bluffs" on September 28. The party featured live music, T-shirt giveaways and an appearance by Clyde, a rescued mountain lion who is the official mascot for UCCS. (More)

Pre-Order Your UCCS License Plate Now and Save $25

UCCS License Plate Thinking about ordering a UCCS license plate? Even if you aren't due to renew your vehicle registration, make your $25 contribution to the Alumni Association before December 1 to save money on your total plate cost. 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
Heller Center Opens to Fanfare
Ben Franklin has Theaterworks Tea Party
Professor Selected as Reviewer
New GOCA Show Opens at Both Galleries
LAS Humanities in the News
UCCS to Lead 9/11 Monument Design
Magazine Names UCCS to Military Friendly List
Series of Fall Events Brings Alumni Back to Campus
Cyde's Opens with Campus Fanfare
Pre-Order Your UCCS License Plate Now and Save $25
Quick Links

Special Events

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.

Roar on the Road: San Francisco
November 15, 6:30 p.m., Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Meet fellow grads living in the Bay Area and hear a campus update from Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak. Learn more online.

Alumni Night at Theaterworks featuring "A Cowboy Christmas"
December 16, 6:30 p.m. More details will be available as the event date approaches.
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