Alumni Association

University of Colorado Boulder

January 2012

Alumni event

Get $69 ski tickets at CU Ski Day

Save 30 percent on lift tickets for the entire family at our ski day at Winter Park on Saturday, Jan. 28. And join us for a black and gold après ski party with free appetizers plus great drink specials. Here’s more information. Lift ticket reservations must be received by Friday, Jan. 20.

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What a treat to ski with Chip!

CU Voices

Discovering international law

By Mary Ayad (PolSci’94)

It has been said a journey of a thousand footsteps begins with one step. Starting out from CU-Boulder with a bachelor’s in political science, I have found myself halfway around the world after two master’s degrees, a brief United Nations mission and a nearly completed PhD. Read more.

Interested in writing a “CU Voices” essay? E-mail Marc.

Mary Ayad enjoys hiking and living in Australia.


Enjoy exclusive alumni discounts

CU Athletics is excited to offer all CU alumni and their families specially priced tickets. Linda Lappe (Mktg’02) and the women face Utah on Saturday, Feb. 18 and Tad Boyle and the men square off against Stanford on Thursday, Feb. 23. Tickets are $3 for the women and $5 for the men when you go to and use CUALUMNI for the promo code.

After a bang-up season last year, both basketball teams are at or near the top of conference play this season.

Jobs and Careers

Achieve job success stress free

  • Jan. 25, 9–3 p.m., Spring Career Fair (free) for students and alumni.
  • Three Wednesdays, Feb. 15, 22 and 29 (free), 6-9 p.m. – “Achieve Job Success Without the Stress!”

Register for these workshops or learn more.

E-mail our alumni career counselor Lea Alvarado.

Workshops normally allow plenty of time for practicing networking and other skills.

Alumni clubs

Join one of CU’s most avid booster groups

The Directors Club, a group of dedicated CU alumni and friends, has its annual Winter Meeting on Jan. 28 at the Colorado National Golf Club. Learn about chemistry and biochemistry professor Bob Sievers and his new measles inoculation as well as biotechnology professor Ted Randolph’s prescription drug innovations. Register here.

The Directors Club uses Old Main, the oldest building on campus, as its symbol.

Alumni Association

Our board needs you!

Join the CU-Boulder Alumni Association board of directors! If you’re energetic, enthusiastic and dedicated, please apply and give back to CU! Applications must be received by Feb. 2. For more information and the application form, go online here or contact Deb Johnson at 303-735-2382.

Along with serious work, the Board of Directors has fun!

Roaming Buffs

Experience Africa’s wildlife

Travel with us to Botswana, Zambia and Victoria Falls as we see some of the world’s most exotic wildlife. Beginning at Victoria Falls, this African adventure includes game viewing at Botswana’s Chobe National Park. For a detailed brochure contact Clark Oldroyd at 303-492-5640 or Odysseys Unlimited at 888-370-6765, or go to our travel website.

Another national park visited is Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park; other activities are a elephant-back safari, a 'lion-walk' with orphaned cubs, game drives and sunset river cruises.

Contest Corner

Win a beautiful 2012 CU wall calendar

Reality TV pioneer Howard Schultz (Comm’75) founded several shows including which one?

Check out the Coloradan magazine online for the answer.

March often sees a heavy cover of snow than this, as March and April are Boulder's snowiest months. Farrand Hall is in the foreground. Casey A. Cass photo.

CU Foundation

Creating Futures magazine debuts

The first issue of a new CU Foundation magazine tells diverse and engaging stories about the impact of CU philanthropy. Read CU-Boulder stories of a remarkable friendship, gifts to the Visual Arts Complex and a tribute to late Colorado law dean David Getches. Read Creating Futures magazine online or in magazine format.

Art and art history professor Deborah Haynes and her husband David Thorndike discuss their donation to the department in the new Visual Arts Complex.

CU Book Store

Show your Buff pride!

Now 50 percent off! There’s no better way on game day to show your spirit than with this Inflatable Lawn Ralphie. It is easy to assemble and makes a great addition to any tailgate, CU party or just to show that Buff spirit.

Go to the CU Book Store site.

This Lawn Ralphie is greatly discounted at $64.99.

Please send your thoughts and reactions about Forever Buffs Insider to the editor, Marc.

The Alumni Association thanks our sponsors

The Carillon at Boulder Creek CU-Boulder Credit Card The Palm Group Liberty Mutual

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