Coloradan Magazine Archives

University of Colorado Boulder

Finding yourself on campus

It’s hard to keep track of all our new academic and administrative buildings in this era of major construction that rivals the expansion during the 1960s.

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Travel with the Roaming Buffs

From the charming villages and vineyards of Champagne and Burgundy in early autumn to the extraordinary sites of Paris, join us as we travel to these special areas of France.

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The times were a changin’

The campus climate in 1962 was one of controversy and turmoil amid debates over academic freedom, editorial independence of the student press and a recruiting scandal.

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’62 class reunion in May

On May 10-11, members of the class of 1962 will gather for their 50-year reunion. They will join the class of 2012 in the commencement procession into Folsom Field.

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Travel with the Roaming Buffs

Africa’s Wildlife: Botswana, Zambia & Victoria Falls May 31 – June 14 Join us on an African adventure exploring some of the world’s most exotic wildlife. Starting out at Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, this African adventure includes game viewing at Botswana’s Chobe National Park and Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park — Zambia’s newest and least developed

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It is what it is

The CU Heritage Center has all manner of memorabilia – some of it requires …explanation. They’re always looking for more items with unique stories.

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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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Norlin’s watch

Memorabilia wanted. Please contact the CU Heritage Center if you would like to donate CU-related items. For more information go to www.cuheritage.org or call 303-492-6329.

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Buy your 2012 wall calendar now

Purchase your spectacular 2012 CU wall calendar with large campus photos displayed in a much larger format than in recent years. This year’s calendar runs from January 2012 through December 2012 with unparalleled photography that reflects the changing seasons on the Boulder campus. Keep track of your schedule on this large 12” by 12” calendar or buy one as a gift for the Buff in your life. It costs $15.

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Wading into Pac-12 territory

To celebrate our entry into the Pac-12, we traveled to San Francisco and Los Angeles in March to connect with more than 400 alumni who attended our receptions.

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More than s’mores at Family Camp

Every year dozens of families take an enjoyable summer break in the Colorado high country at the Alumni Association’s Family Camp located near Rocky Mountain National Park. Join us this year July 3-9.

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Sixty-oners, celebrate your 50th

Class of ’61ers, do you remember when the Robinson’s House ski team, the Fugares, surprised everyone by coming in sixth out of 35 teams in the intramural ski contest? And do you recall Patsy Cline and Ray Orbison’s top 10 Billboard hits of 1961? Share those memories and so much more at the class of 1961 50-year reunion May 5-6 on the CU-Boulder campus.

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CU at the National Western Stock Show

Lasso your family and friends for this year’s CU Night at the National Western Stock Show on Friday, Jan. 21, 7 -10 p.m. Your ticket includes entry to the grounds, petting zoo and, of course, the ProRodeo. The show features rodeo clowns, bucking broncos, bulls, a stagecoach show and our favorite, Mutton Bustin.’ Tickets are $10.

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Forever Buffs: Contribute and support scholarships

Contribute to the Buff family by supporting student scholarships. Every year we award scholarships thanks to the fundraising efforts of our Buff chapters across the country, as well as the Directors Club and Parents Association, which partner with the Alumni Association.

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Volunteer for the alumni board

Looking to use your skills and time to give back to CU? Join the Alumni Association Board of Directors. As a board member you’ll help guide the association and represent the alumni family. The board meets three times per year. The deadline for applications for three-year terms is Feb. 1.

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Celebrate the university’s heroes

Help honor CU’s champions by nominating worthy candidates for the 2011 Alumni Awards. This is the 81st anniversary of the awards, which are among CU’s most prestigious. The awards ceremony and reception will be May 4 in Old Main.

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