Alumni Association

University of Colorado Boulder

October 2010 Colorado Edition

Dear Buff,

We think this retooled and abbreviated BuffAlum Notes will make it easier for you to find what interests you, including more useful links to events on campus and around the country. Let me know what you think. Go Buffs! Marc Killinger, editor.

If you’ve moved or changed e-mail addresses, let us know.

And don’t forget, you can always find the latest alumni happenings at Connect with other alums and access our Ask a Buff service at the online Forever Buffs Network (see information on the right, below).

Forever Buff Events & Programs

Check out Dave’s Smart Lunch

Facebook pioneer and social media expert Dave Morin (Bus, Econ’03) presents An entrepreneur’s stealth journey from Facebook to the next Big Thing Friday, Oct. 22, noon-1:30 p.m in Denver. Go here to register.

Hispanic Alumni Association: Featured Chapter

Since the 1980s the Hispanic Alumni Association has helped students students with scholarships and mentoring. They’ve raised over $1 million in scholarship funds. To donate or get involved please e-mail president Jamie Trujillo (Acct’04).

Be a Forever Buff and win big!

Compete for football fan gear and an card (chapters: win an ultimate watch party kit) by submitting a video in which the flat Ralphie, buffalo mask or “Be a Buffalo” hat are predominant.

Animate yourself!

Homecoming is Oct. 18-24, details here.

Attend alumni receptions

Join us for  alumni receptions around the country prior to student recruiting events. The list of cities and to sign up to speak to prospective students is here or contact Becky at 303-492-2879 or 800-492-7743.

More Alumni Association events are here.

Campus news & programs

Join in nominating excellence

The CU regents are soliciting nominations for 2011 honorary degrees, university medals and distinguished service awards. Learn more here.

Journalism school explorations continue

Alumni and the public are invited to an Oct. 20 forum on the future of journalism at CU andthe possibility of creating an entity for educating students in the new media environment. Share your thoughts with the committees here.

Attend engineering’s 25th

The 1985 class reunion is Friday, Oct. 22 during Homecoming Weekend. There will also be a pregame party on Saturday, Oct. 23. Details and RSVP here.

Many more campus events are here.

CU in the news

Strides made on energy conservation

CU-Boulder has reduced total energy use by 23 percent and stabilized carbon emissions at 2005 levels even though the campus has grown by 14 percent. Read more.

Mars launch planned for November 2013

NASA has given the go ahead to a CU-Boulder-led mission to Mars that will investigate how the planet lost much of its atmosphere eons ago. How cool is that?

Initiatives lauded

Programs at CU-Boulder supporting students with learning disabilities, in music and in environmental studies received “special recognition” by the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Read other CU-Boulder news.

Contribute to CU

Give for scholarships

Last year the Alumni Association awarded 88 student scholarships totaling $125,000. One of the ways Coloradans can help students is by purchasing Buff license plates.

Watch a Visual Arts Complex video

One of this month’s highlights was the dedication ceremony for the new Visual Arts Complex. This stunning building would not have been possible without a unique combination of funders, including generous donors and our students. See a video here.

Donate to CU-Boulder now.


Check out upcoming pregames

Meet family and friends at the alumni pregame at Benson Field Oct. 16 and 23 (both Saturdays) for our lively pregames starting two and one half hours before kickoff (TBA). The Buffs take on Baylor on  the 16th (Family Weekend) and Texas Tech on the 23rd (Homecoming). There’s entertainment, Chip and plenty of giveaways.

Plati’s got the sports scoop

In his latest Plati-‘Tudes blog, associate athletic director David Plati (Jour’82) chimes in on the infamous fifth-down game at Missouri, which he witnessed in person, pumps up Ralphie as the nation’s No. 1 mascot and covers other topics.

How to get football tickets

Buy your 2010 CU football alumni single game tickets now! For all home games, Alumni Association tickets are in section 215. For all away games, tickets are in the visitors section. Here’s a map of Folsom Field.

Buff Photos

“A pencil is freedom”

Sarah Geier (Psych’07) is excited about volunteering with Pencils of Promise (PoP), which partners with local communities to build schools and increase educational opportunities in the developing world. In the photo, Liz Bogetveit (Psych’06), in the middle, is attending PoP’s 2010 “white party” fundraiser in New York City. Learn more.

Alumna worked for change

Nancy Dixon Davidson (PolSci’60) wrote in about the article in the September Coloradan regarding the civil rights movement at CU, saying it “was a time of great ferment, and as evidence here’s a photo of me marching with other whites in protest against the Boulder Woolworth’s in 1960. Little did we know that this was just the beginning of a powerful movement.”

Documenting Mexican troubles

Morgan Smith (Law’66) is freelance writing and photographing in Juarez, Mexico, to document life there. He says, “On this trip I was with a group of Catholic volunteers who take food to needy people. In the photo, David, pictured with his wife, five children, sister and a friend, is dying of cancer.”

Your photos with descriptions for this section are welcome; please send to Marc Killinger.

Of backcountry skiing and bison

By Pietro Simonetti (Bus’98)

Our sleek, sporty metal beast speeds on a deserted stretch of hwy. 192, the asphalt a scar in the flat green valley, sculpted on one side by a rushing, metallic-gray river and on the other by jagged white mountains, heavy with late spring snow. Read the entire article.

Boulder’s smartest condominium buy, starting at just $249,900.

Upcoming career events

Thursday, Oct. 21 – Job Search Success Group

Thursday, Oct. 28 – Alumni Networking Group

For information about these and other career events, go here (then click on “Calendar View”) or contact Lea at 303-492-6541.

Check out this informative article: “Full-time job postings by companies seeking to hire CU grads climb in 2009-10.”

Liberty Mutual partners with the CU-Boulder Alumni Association in offering a variety of insurance products. For more information, please contact Liberty Mutual at 877-477-6621 or go here

You’re Forever Buff – take advantage

Being a CU alum provides many benefits. Read about them here.

A new kind of retirement community is now open in Boulder.

As a Forever Buff you receive special discounts and pricing at Colorado National Golf Club.


Show your CU pride with the CU-Boulder WorldPoints™ Platinum Plus™ card

Get your CU gear

Check out this Nike “Hands to the Face” hooded sweatshirt from the CU Book Store.

Stay in touch

Read your CU leadership, school and college e-newsletters.

Photo Galleries

Visit the Alumni Association photo galleries.

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