Alumni Association

University of Colorado Boulder

March 2011 Colorado edition

March 2011 Colorado edition

CU Voices

Macky and me

By Carlton Stoiber (A&S’64, Law’69)

We know we owe the crown jewel of the Boulder campus – Macky Auditorium – to the generosity of Andrew J. Macky (1834-1907) who arrived in Boulder in 1859 during the Colorado gold rush. For me, Macky has many personal connections. Read the story

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Construction on Macky Auditorium began in 1909 and was finally completed after much legal wrangling in 1921.

Featured alumni event

Attend your 50-year reunion

Don’t miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6 to reminisce with your classmates from the 1961 graduating class and return to the beautiful CU-Boulder campus. Those who graduated from CU prior to 1961 are invited to the Golden Anniversary Club luncheon on May 6. Here’s the scoop.

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A highlight of the 50-year reunion is helping lead the procession of graduating and faculty to Folsom Field.


Get a first look at Embree’s team

Don’t miss new head coach Jon Embree (Comm’88) for the first time at the annual CU Football Spring Game on Saturday, April 9. Go here for practice reports and updates.


Recently hired head football coach John Embree (Comm'88) will be tested on the gridiron at the Spring Game on April 9.

Jobs and careers

Resources for a win-win job search

The Career Services go-to person for alumni is Lea Alvarado; please contact her for information about the following events in Boulder, or go to the alumni events calendar.

  • Thursday, March 17, 6-9 p.m.: Closing the Deal… Win-Win Interviewing and Negotiating (free)
  • Wednesday, March 30, 6-8 p.m.: Alumni Networking Group – Being Your Own Boss panel (free) Come hear how our panel of experts have started their own companies.
Twice a year alumni and students are invited to campus career fairs where they meet prospective employers. Photo Doug Wray.

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Experience the Conference on World Affairs

One of the dynamic duets at this April’s Conference on World Affairs will be Shodekeh and the Western poet Hal Cannon. Shodekeh is a the official “hip hop ambassador” of Baltimore and founding director of Embody: A Festival & Series of Vocal Arts. Cannon is founding director of the Western Folklife Center and the Cowboy Poetry Gathering. These are the sorts of fascinating people who will push the envelope and captivate you at the April 4-8 Conference on World Affairs on campus.

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Shodekeh, the 'hip hop ambassador' of Baltimore, and Western poet Hal Cannon will undoubtedly make for an interesting duet at the 63rd  Conference on World Affairs.

CU in the news

Big band lovers cheered by acquisition

The Glenn Miller (A&S ex’26) Archive at the CU-Boulder American Music Research Center has acquired one of the world’s most significant collections of Big Band Era recordings and memorabilia. Read more and watch a video.

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Glenn Miller was born in 1904 and attended CU from 1923 to 1924, playing in a student  band known as Holly Moyer's Jazz Band.   Photo University of Colorado Glenn Miller Archives

Contest Corner

Win CU Stuff!

In the fiscal year 2009 NASA was CU-Boulder’s top-funding research agency, and CU received more research dollars from NASA than any other public university. The amount CU received from NASA was A. 109 million; B. $64 million; C. $75 million. You may find the answer here. The prize for a randomly-selected winner is a BPA-free University of Colorado Boulder water bottle. Congratulations to last month’s winner, Debbie Lose-Kelly (Acct’82) of Jefferson City, Mo., who knew that the Boulder Chautauqua opened in 1898.

The Space Shuttle Discovery's recent launch carried two CU payloads to the International Space Station. Photo NASA.


Scholarship recipients engaged

CU-Boulder’s Puksta Scholars program creates a community of scholarship recipients engaged in a service project. Funded by the Puksta Education Foundation, each recipient implements a civic engagement or community service project on campus or in the community. Here are two Puksta scholars speaking on video about their projects and how the scholarship has affected their lives.

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Razan Naqeeb, a senior economics major, is working on public education policy as a Puksta scholar.

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This classic black and gold University of Colorado hooded sweatshirt is a must have for every Forever Buff.

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The Alumni Association thanks our sponsors

The Peloton in Boulder, CO The Carillon at Boulder Creek The Colorado National Golf Course CU-Boulder Credit Card The Palm Group

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