Coloradan Magazine Archives

University of Colorado Boulder

CU Students Share Memories from Traveling to Tanzania

CU-Boulder’s Global Seminars — short-term programs abroad led by CU-Boulder faculty members during the summer or winter break — give students the opportunity to travel in a small group while immersing themselves in a foreign culture. In May 2013 11 students traveled to Tanzania, Africa, for two weeks with anthropology professor Laura DeLuca. Below, they share

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Taking CU Pride to the Slopes

From the fluffy, glistening snow to magnificent mountain views, few skiers can deny the awe-inspiring aspects of the sport. But Don McLean (Bus’77) has found a way to make the sport even better for college enthusiasts. Inspired to raise money for the CU-Boulder athletic department and the university’s ski team, McLean started a company in

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Brian Cabral’s Coaching Career End Will Leave a Big Gap

By Jim Martin The news resounded throughout the Colorado football world recently: assistant coach Brian Cabral (Rec’79) will not be on the sideline for the 2013 football season — a place he has been since 1989, a career extending more than 23 years. The 1990 National Championship team has finally ended. This is something like John Elway or

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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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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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A “Bliss-ful” retirement

This year, Anne Bliss (MLing’88, EdD’93), longtime instructor with the Program for Writing and Rhetoric, retired. Instructor Peter Kratzke catches up with Bliss before she heads off to her next adventure.

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A Buff Life – Adventure, Service, Empathy, Courage, Hard Work and Humor…

This place is a far cry from Pearl Street or the Hill, but it was here, among the hammocks and conch shells, that we met Carrie Gibaldo (EnvsSt ’06) and Emily Fahle (A&S ex’04), two former CU students who have achieved “Buff Life” status by combining adventure and service with strong shots of courage, empathy and humor. At the time, they were both working at Canoa’s only bilingual elementary school, a job that neither woman had trained for nor expected when they first ventured to Ecuador.

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Air Force ROTC celebrates with reunion

Amidst the traditional silver and gold school colors, CU-Boulder’s campus recently showcased its Air Force-blue heritage.

During a bi-biennial reunion held in Boulder Sept. 17 to 20, 105 alumni from the school’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 105 cadet corps descended upon the city for camaraderie and a chance to mentor the detachment’s next generation of officers.

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Adopt-A-Block cleans up the Hill

For years it’s been a CU tradition to organize a mass cleanup of the Hill on Homecoming weekend. Student volunteers and Greek organizations team up to give the front yards, sidewalks and corners a much-needed sweep after multiple weekends of fall partying.

But this year, student government leaders decided a one-time cleanup isn’t enough, says Ashley Michelson, the neighborhood and city relations director with UCSU. To keep the neighborhood looking sharp throughout the month of October, and hopefully beyond, UCSU created the Adopt-A-Block Uni Hill Community Competition.

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Lessons from Sri Lanka

The village of Navalady’s main Hindu temple is dedicated to Kadalaadciyamman, the “Sea Queen Mother.”

Known as both a fierce and protective goddess, local fishermen once sang songs to her as they launched their boats into the Bay of Bengal from the beach on the Eastern coast of Sri Lanka. Now, the temple lies in shambles, destroyed by the December 2004 tsunami. It sits unrestored looking out upon the ocean water that caused its demise. Kadalaadciyamman betrayed her people, failing to protect them from the sea’s deadly grasp.

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AIDS quilts brighten up Norlin quad

David Busse’s quilt patch sticks out from the rest. Its gold thread sparkles in the sun amongst old photos of him, playbills, theatre masks and a black feather boa that flutters in the wind.

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