Coloradan Magazine Archives

University of Colorado Boulder

By the numbers

4 CU basketball players have been selected in the top 12 of the NBA draft; sophomore Alec Burks went No. 12 overall to the Utah Jazz this spring, Chauncey Billups (Soc ex’99) was picked third in 1997, Scott Wedman (Bus’74) went No. 6 in 1974 and Cliff Meely (A&S’71) was chosen No. 7 in 1971. 3 Club sports teams won national titles during the 2010-11 school year — swimming and diving, triathlon and men’s soccer. 93 Number of wave starts CU athletic director Mike Bohn initiated in his role as official starter of the Bolder Boulder 10K on Memorial Day. 100,000 is the amount of Euros earned by former CU golfer Matt Zions (Fin’02) when he won the Saint Omer Open in France by seven strokes in June.

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Test your Buff knowledge

CU is quickly becoming Steeplechase U. Jenny Barringer Simpson (Econ,PolSci’09) won NCAA 3,000-meter steeplechase titles in 2006, 2008 and 2009, and junior Emma Coburn claimed victories in the event this year at both the NCAA meet and the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships. What Buff-turned-assistant-coach placed first this year in the steeplechase at the

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Buffs join the Pac

CU and state and local officials celebrated the university’s entrance into the Pac-12 Conference on July 1. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper declared it Pac-12 Day, and the Spirit Bell at the Center for Community, which opened in August 2010 east of Regent Hall, and the Old Main bell rang a dozen times at noon to commemorate the occasion.

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The time of his life

During one his infrequent breaks from running, Mark Wetmore jogged in place* and answered questions with Gary Baines. (* not really)

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Driving across the divide

When the kids were young, life moved so quickly that my time for self-contemplation and reflection only lasted as long as a child’s nap, an unaccompanied birthday party or a swim lesson. Then I’d hear, “Momma, momma!” and I once again was embracing a little one and my role as a young mother.

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Reflections

Greg Summers (Econ’70) captured this scene at Sawhill Ponds, five miles east of Boulder, as the sun rose on May 17, 2001.

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From the President

CU’s four campuses boast nearly 350,000 alumni around the world. While their stories are diverse, a common thread is they make a difference in lives, communities and professions.

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Volume 16, Number 1 September 2011

VOLUME 16, NUMBER 1 SEPTEMBER 2011 Coloradan aims to connect, inform and engage readers in the life of the University of Colorado Boulder through regular communication with alumni, faculty and staff members and friends of the university. It is published four times per year in March, June, September and December by the CU-Boulder Alumni Association.

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Travel with the Roaming Buffs

Visit the land of koalas and kangaroos as you explore fascinating cities, stunning landscapes and exotic wildlife in Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand aboard the deluxe Oceania Cruises’ Nautica.

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Get your discounted CU gear

Check out the CU Book Store to get 20 percent off one item of Forever Buffs gear this fall. Present your alumni ID card at the Book Store in the UMC or purchase online at www.cubookstore.com. Type in “alumni” at the “Coupons and Gifts card” promotion box.

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Shall we dance?

A popular custom originating in the 19th century, dance cards resulted from a woman’s social dilemma of choosing dance partners at parties. Typically made of paper with an attached cord and pencil, CU women wore the small card around their necks or wrists so men could sign their names for a desired dance.

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In the classroom with Pac-Man

When Rod Falk’s middle school students create their own arcade classics like Frogger, Pac-Man and Space Invaders in his computer lab, they develop critical thinking skills.

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Power to the People

Boulder is going to have a city election this fall, and the hot issue is power to the people. No, it isn’t one of those pesky ’60s flashbacks. It’s about electricity – who will supply it and how it will be made. For years the city fathers and mothers have been pushing Xcel Energy to

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Coloradan takes international gold medal

In June your Coloradan magazine won first place from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, one of the world’s largest nonprofit educational associations. The category was “College and University General Interest Magazines with circulations of 75,000 and greater.”

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CU mousanauts ride final shuttle

As the country’s final space shuttle soared into space in July to heightened levels of excitement on the Florida coast, bone loss was the subject of one of five experiments CU-Boulder’s Bioserve Space Technologies sent aloft on Atlantis.

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