Alumni Association

University of Colorado Boulder

November 2010 Colorado Edition

Dear Buff,

On Tuesday, Nov. 9 athletic director Mike Bohn appointed longtime assistant football coach Brian Cabral (PE’79) as interim head coach, replacing Dan Hawkins. Cabral will serve as interim coach until the university’s 24th head coach is hired. Read more.  Go Buffs! Marc Killinger, editor.

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Forever Buff Events & Programs

Zoo Lights is cool!

Gather with friends, family and other Buffs at the Denver Zoo on Friday, Dec. 3, 5:30-9 p.m., for some holiday fun. Zoo Lights is a special zoo open house for the CU family. Learn more here.

Nominate for an alumni award

Help honor CU alumni, faculty and staff by nominating worthy candidates for the 2011 Alumni Association Awards. The awards,  will be presented on May 4 in Old Main. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 15. Go here for award descriptions and nomination forms.

Directors Club members invited to Winter Meeting

It’s Saturday, Jan. 29 at the new Center for Community on campus. Learn more.

Gay alumni celebrate the season

Join GLBT alumni  and friends for the annual holiday party on  Friday, Dec. 3 at Koenig Alumni Center. Learn more.

Kansas City chapter stays engaged

This month’s featured chapter is our Kansas City group led by Alex Passett (EnvDes’86).  The KC Buffs carried out an impressive pregame tailgate for the Nov. 6 Jayhawks football game. Attendance included 110 alums and 30 Herd students. Check them out on Facebook and at their website.

Campus News and Programs

Celebrate an Irish Christmas in Boulder

Masters of traditional Irish music Danú will help you celebrate the holidays in Irish style on Dec. 10 in Macky Auditorium. Learn more here.

Jewish-American literature featured

Celebrate the Brian E. Lebowitz Collection of 20th Century Jewish-American Literature with readings by Steve Katz, Sidney Goldfarb and Robert Alter on Thursday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m. in the new CU Art Museum’s Visual Arts Auditorium.  More information.

Be a CU ambassador

It has rarely been a more pressing time for alumni to talk to Colorado legislators about the state’s substandard level of support for CU. Be an ambassador for CU and participate in CU Advocacy Day on Jan. 28. Here’s more.

CU projects on final shuttle launch

The swan song of space shuttle Discovery carried two CU-Boulder biomedical payload devices. Read more.

Student finds life-changing work

CU-Boulder senior Taylor Roberts is working with GlobeMed after changing his life plans following a trip to Nepal. Read more.

Read other CU-Boulder news.

Go here for September CU-Boulder podcasts.

Contribute to CU

Give thanks and give back

It’s the time of year to be thankful, and on behalf of the CU Foundation we would like to say thanks for being a part of the CU family. Your support is more important now than ever. Make your gift today!

Investing in brilliant minds

The new Jenny Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology building on east campus will house the Colorado Initiative in Molecular Biotechnology, a collaborative approach to enhance our understanding of life at the molecular level. Learn about the building, and a current project: growing a tissue-engineered heart valve.


Basketball season tips off Friday, Nov. 12

Your CU men’s and women’s basketball teams start their season at home Nov. 12 with a doubleheader.  Season and single game tickets on sale now — go here.

Do you know about the Buff Club?

The CU Buff Club is the fundraising arm of CU Athletics. It provides an avenue for members to invest in CU’s student athletes and intercollegiate sports programs. Learn more.

Attend a watch party

Chapters continue to have watch parties; the last football game is Friday, Nov. 26 vs. Nebraska (last chance for a game against Nebraska, as we’ll be going to different conferences next year). Go here to find a watch party at a chapter near you.

Buff Photos

We even learned hieroglyphics!

A Roaming Buffs trip of 23 people traveled to Egypt in September led by Egyptian archaelogist Hassa Abdel Latif. In the photo he’s teaching hieroglyphics to Melanie Ryan, Ann Ruehr (A&S ex’57) and Gilbert Whissen (A&s’62). Learn more about the Roaming Buffs.

They “Got Animated” at Homecoming 2010

These loyal alums are watching the Homecoming parade on 13th Street in the shelter of a notable landmark! Homecoming is centered on the Friday afternoon parade and the Saturday football game, preceded by the alumni pregame. See more photos.

Buffs are all sizes!

The Berberichs are loyal alums! They include, from left, Scott (Mktg’97), baby Clara (born Aug 27, 2010), daughter Zella (3 years old) and Allyson (Mktg’98) with their dog Folsom. The family lives in Kansas City, Mo.

The tale of Colorado’s warship

By Norris Hermsmeyer (Acct’67)

It was like trying to find a needle in a haystack.  “It” refers to finding a sailor who had served on the USS Colorado during World War II, who was also a student or alum of the University of Colorado.

Read the entire article.

Engage with CU!

The Alumni Association has three membership groups:
Director’s Club (donors), Friends (non-alums) and The Herd (students).

Contribute to our online community and win!

Our new online community manager Matt Duncan (Bus’92), asks you to contribute to the online Forever Buffs community in three ways this month.

Career Services

Get help with your job search

Find out about career counseling and ongoing career workshops for alumni here.

Roaming buffaloes

Rome beckons

Take advantage of additional savings on a trip to Rome March 7-15.  Make your reservation by Dec. 7 and save $500 per couple.  Contact Clark at 303-492-5640 or 800-492-7743.

Get your CU gear

A must have for CU fans! Our bobble head comes as a football player with #1 on his jersey. It’s by Spirit Products.

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.

Photo Galleries

Visit the Alumni Association photo galleries.

One thought on “November 2010 Colorado Edition

  1. Your newsletter increases in content and beautiful photographs each month. Keep up the good work, noting that more and more of your work is being distributed and shared throughout the land….and I know, the world! After graduating from CU in January, 1964, I joined the Peace Corps for the Nepal III program where I spent two years (the Dhankuta eastern region, near Everest). CU helped prepare me, and I will always cherish my experiences and friendships from both the Boulder and Denver campus sites..Thank you again! Bill Robinson

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