Alumni Association

University of Colorado Boulder

October 2010 National Edition

Dear Buff,

We think you’ll find that this retooled and abbreviated BuffAlum Notes makes it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, 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

Hispanic Alumni Association: Featured Chapter

Since the 1980s the  Hispanic Alumni Association has helped students with scholarships and mentoring., and has 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.

Attend alumni receptions

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

Join alums in China

Gather in Shanghai to network with other CU-Boulder alumni and hear about the Center for Asian Studies. The meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 3, 6:30-8 p.m. at Cotton’s Restaurant, 294 Xin Hua Lu near the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Pan Yu Lu and Fahuazhen Lu in Changning District. E-mail Ally to register.

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 are invited to share your thoughts on the future of journalism at CU. There are discussions underway creating an entity for educating students in the new media environment.

Attend the engineering 25th reunion

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

Many more campus events are here.

CU in the news

Strides made to conserve energy

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? Read more.

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 more.

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 give to a worthy student is by purchasing Buff license plates.

Watch a visual arts 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 the next two Saturdays for our lively pregames starting two and one half hours before kick-off (TBA). The Buffs take on Baylor on the 16th (for Family Weekend) and Texas Tech 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. 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 response to “A change is going to come” that appeared 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.

Upcoming career events

If you’re having a difficult time with your job search and need career guidance, call 303-492-6541 to make a phone appointment with Lea Alvarado, alumni career counselor.

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.

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

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

You’re Forever Buff – take advantage

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

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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