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.
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
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.
The basketball and volleyball teams moved into their $10.8 million practice facility attached to the north end of the Coors Events Center this summer.
During one his infrequent breaks from running, Mark Wetmore jogged in place* and answered questions with Gary Baines. (* not really)
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.
The American West lost an important ally on July 5 when CU law professor and dean David Getches died one month after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Greg Summers (Econ’70) captured this scene at Sawhill Ponds, five miles east of Boulder, as the sun rose on May 17, 2001.
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.
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.
CU’s mascot, Ralphie V takes the field, inspiring a new generation of Forever 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.
Celebrate CU’s entry into the Pac-12 by joining us on the road this fall for our spectacular away game weekend festivities in Washington, California and Arizona.
Now full year Jan-Dec (not school year) and outstanding photography!
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.
Catch a glimpse of the Flatirons and Folsom Field during this year’s Homecoming festivities the weekend of Oct. 22.
Pay attention to parking signage and proceed at your own risk.
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.
Maybe the clothes are the problem – Gentleman’s Quarterly says ‘take it all off’.
Boulder stays fit by staying on the move.
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.
Amid a limping economy, CU alumni and friends rallied to support the university, giving a record-breaking $213.2 million during the 12 months ending June 30, 2011.
CU’s campus life goes on during the summer with numerous activities.
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
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.”
Numbers, numbers, numbers – what do they all mean?? – read on and find out!
Your stomach bacteria could help doctors prescribe personalized medicine for you in the future, according to a study co-authored by CU-Boulder professor Rob Knight.
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.
Last fall Getches announced he would resign as dean in June 2011 after eight years of service. The 68-year-old had planned to return to the classroom, but it wasn’t to be.