Alumni Association

University of Colorado Boulder

June 2012 – National

Alumni Association Events

Plan your Back to Boulder weekend

Relive your favorite CU memories and reunite with old friends at Back to Boulder, this year’s Homecoming weekend, Nov. 1-3 when the Buffs play Stanford. We have reserved hotel rooms at discounted rates at local hotels, so hurry before they sell out! Get exclusive access to football tickets before they go on sale and early notifications to attend events by registering today.

Ralphie in front of Boulder's gorgeous flatirons. Experience them yourself at Back to Boulder weekend.

CU Voices

A record of The Silver and Gold

Awhile back, I ventured into Norlin Library’s archives department. There I opened up the first bound volumes of The Silver and Gold, which began publication on Sept. 13, 1892. During my search I discovered that The Silver and Gold became…. Read More.

The Silver and Gold newspaper has been a large part of CU history.


Purchase your football season tickets today

Don’t miss your chance to stand Shoulder to Shoulder with football coach Jon Embree (Comm’88) and the Buffs in 2012. Our home schedule features six games at Folsom Field in addition to the CSU game in Denver. Your support is crucial as all five conference home games are against teams who went to a bowl game last year. Season tickets start at $140. Purchase them today.

Get excited for the thrill and excitement of football season by securing your season tickets.


Get your CU-themed skis

Don McLean (Bus’77) has created beautiful CU-themed skis as a fundraiser for CU Athletics and the ski team. Purchase a pair of these limited-run skis and 20 percent of the price will be applied as a donation to CU.

“Whether you’re an avid skier or collector of CU memorabilia, this is an excellent way to support your Buffs,” says athletic director Mike Bohn. Learn more.

Join Scott Wither (Bus'98), a 1995 NCAA National Slalom Champion, in supporting your university.

CU Chapters

Arrange a cu chapter or affinity event

Have an idea for a fun event for the chapter or affinity group in your area? This year the CU-Boulder Latino Alumni Association is holding the Chile Open Golf Tournament on July 14 to benefit the association’s scholarship recipients. Access your chapter’s website, or contact Melissa Wall for more information.

For more information about the Chile Open Golf Tournament, contact Anselma Lopez at

Forever Buffs Retail Benefits

Save money when booking your summer vacation

Summer vacations don’t have to cost you your piggy bank. Instead use the new Forever Buffs Retail Benefits shopping portal for your trip needs. Each time you book your vacation plans through the portal with such travel sites as Expedia and Cheaptickets you get cash back and the CU-Boulder Alumni Association gets a matching donation. Visit the portal.

Save money, Help the Alumni Association

Roaming Buffs

Travel on the not the end-of-the-world cruise

Four CU professors join other world-class speakers to address such topics as spaceflight, astronomy, science fiction and the Mayan calendar on this fascinating cruise. The trip starts in Miami and ends with a visit to the Mayan ruins in Tulum, Mexico, the day some believe the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world. E-mail Clark for more information or visit the alumni travel website.

On the cruise, listen to NASA astronaut Steve Hawley, science fiction writers David Brin and Robert J. Sawyer, and four CU astronomy professors: Doug Duncan, Mike Dubson, Erica Ellingson and Nick Schneider.

Alumni Social Media

Network with forever buffs on LinkedIn

Maximize your professional network by joining the 17,000 (and growing) Forever Buffs in the University of Colorado Boulder Alumni LinkedIn group. Contribute to the Buff community by sharing your questions, answers and job opportunities.

Join the CU Boulder Alumni LinkedIn group to make lasting professional connections.

Contest Corner

Win a great forever buffs baseball cap

How many CU-Boulder students and recent grads will pursue their studies, research and teaching projects abroad as this year’s Fulbright Scholars?

A. 4
B. 12
C. 7
D. 10

Ryan Niehaus, our e-communications coordinator, styling in a Buffs cap.

CU Foundation

Give back to CU

CU still needs 1,000 Forever Buffs to donate before July 1 to keep pace with last year’s giving numbers. Make your gift today to show your CU pride.

Read the latest CU Foundation magazine, Creating Futures featuring stories that celebrate the ways that donors are making an impact, including Clancy (ChemEngr’50, HonDocSci’95) and Linda Herbst, founding donors of the Herbst Program of Humanities for Engineers at CU-Boulder.

A gorgeous sunrise shot of Old Main taken by photographer Casey A. Cass.

CU Book Store

Show university pride on the golf course

Summer golf is here! Show your Buff pride with this set of golf balls featuring the CU buffalo logo.

Go to the CU Book Store.

Perfect your best swing with CU-themed golf balls.

Where Are You?

Calling all buffs in Europe

Are you a living in Europe? CU is coming to London on Sept. 15, and we would like to send all alumni living in western Europe a formal invitation. Update your address here, so we can reach you. Recently moved? Let us know by giving us your new address.

Enjoy an exciting CU-themed evening spent with talks from Chancellor Phil DiStefano and journalism and mass communication professor Stewart Hoover. Photo by

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