Coloradan Magazine Archives

University of Colorado Boulder

INVST celebrates 20 years

On Saturday, March 13th, a unique community service organization celebrated its 20th anniversary. INVST, a CU-Boulder community leadership program, has spent many years promoting community service and engaged citizenship among CU students.

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Braving the Last Great Race on Earth

Karin Hendrickson (EnvCons’91) found herself on a 130-mile stretch along the Yukon River in a complete blizzard. “The wind was so strong it was blowing the dogs over, but they kept going because they trusted me” she says. The recollection of her experience in the Iditarod last winter is enough to send a shiver through

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CU cheerleaders meet alum in Baghdad

Four CU cheerleaders and the group’s spirit coordinator traveled to Iraq in late December in response to a request to entertain U.S. troops. Capt. Rebecca Lange (PolSci’00) (in the middle in the photo) greeted the group in Baghdad. Liz Harris, the spirit coordinator and a Denver Broncos cheerleader, told the Boulder Camera, “It was to bring a little bit of normalcy, a little bit of home, so the soldiers wouldn’t have to worry or think about being at war.”

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Advice for life

One of the best things about serving as president of our great university is commencement. For graduates, it is both the culmination of years of hard work and the beginning of the next chapter of their lives. It’s fun to be there when students become alumni to share the excitement of accomplishment and the anticipation of things to come.

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Students and alums make career connections at fair

On Feb. 27, the University Memorial Center ballroom was packed with people at the Career Services spring fair. Ninety-nine employers, including companies such as Target, Verizon and Microsoft, had set up booths and were mingling with CU grads with a wide variety of majors. The businesses were looking for different qualities in the group of students, and most found qualified future employees.

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Women hoopsters score more

With a couple of freshmen from Colorado providing a lift, the women’s basketball team posted its second-best nonconference record in Kathy McConnell-Miller’s five seasons as CU coach (10-3). The Buffs had won 10 of their first 11 home games as of Jan. 9, but one of their road losses came against rival Colorado State.

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Hawkins humbled by another tough year

Despite the Buffs finishing 3-9 — the fourth losing record in Dan Hawkins’ four seasons as CU football coach — university officials decided to retain Hawkins for a fifth season. He owns a 16-33 record since arriving at CU.

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Send a CU e-postcard

Share the beauty and spirit of the CU-Boulder campus with your friends and family by sending them a free e-postcard on the Forever Buffs Network, a Buffs-only online community. Choose from several campus images and personalize your message. Log in at www.foreverbuffsnetwork.org and click on the e-postcard link in the top right corner of the website. Forever Buffs Network is a robust online community of more than 244,000 alums and 24,000 students.

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Profile: Dee Demmon

Life has been straight out of a history book. The longtime Boulder resident, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday, attended Mapleton Elementary School as a little girl, watched the Boulder Courthouse burn down Feb. 9, 1932, and attended CU during the Great Depression. She even met Buffalo Bill Cody.

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Sea-U Days

Old Main’s bell tolled for 10 minutes to signal the start of festivities. A king and queen were crowned to rule the event. With classes cancelled for two days, students eagerly rushed to complete preparations for a “most cherished tradition,” CU Days.

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A walk on water

While crossing the Salar de Uyuni in southwest Bolivia, Judd Rogers (IntlAf’02, MBA ’09) stopped to take a picture of a tourist amid a surreal landscape that many compare to a Salvador Dalí painting. During the wet season in February, a thin sheet of water glazes over part of the largest salt flat in the world, which covers more than 4,000 square miles and sits at 12,000 feet. It is still drivable as long as you don’t mind the corrosive consequences to your car.

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Pakistan, personally

Assistant professor Najeeb Jan of geography moved from the United Kingdom to Pakistan as a teenager, creating experiences that play out today in his classes from “Human and Political Geography” to “Political Islam.” Coloradan student writer Alex Bak met with him to discuss his childhood, the future of Pakistan and the war on terror.

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Norlin gets facelift for 70th birthday

The venerable Norlin Library turned 70 years old on Jan. 6. The building has anchored the historic Norlin Quadrangle for seven decades with its stately sandstone pillars and inscriptions promising “timeless fellowship.” It remains a campus architectural icon, even as the structure of the building has evolved in response to cultural, political and pedagogical trends.

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Frosh provides sparks to men’s hoops

Freshman Alec Burks gave CU a spark in the first half of the season, starting every game and scoring in double digits in each nonconference contest. He averaged more than 16 points per game going into Big 12 action.

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Forever Buffs: Students want advice!

When we launched Forever Buffs and added undergraduate students to the alumni family, we learned they genuinely want to speak with alums. They want to learn about the career paths you’ve taken, what company cultures are like and what it takes to work in a certain field. They want direction and guidance.

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