AWARDS AND KUDOS
Kathleen Man Captures Sixth Film Award
A film concerning child trafficking in Nepal, "Sita, a Girl from Jambu," has won the Best Feature Film Award in the children's advocacy category at this year's Artivist Film Festival. Kathleen Man, assistant professor in CU's Film Studies department, has garnered her sixth award for the film, which was shot on location in Nepal. She hopes that "Sita" will focus attention on the world of child sexual slavery and exploitation.
Mark Wetmore Named Coach of the Year
CU Cross Country Head Coach Mark Wetmore was named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coach's Association Men's Coach of the Year after CU won it's third men's title in November. Wetmore also was named this year's men's and women's NCAA Mountain Region Coach. Led by Wetmore, the CU men's cross country team won its third national championship, while the Buffalo women earned a second straight runner-up finish in the NCAA Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships.
Celebrating the Significant Women in Our Community
Recognize and celebrate a woman who has made an important contribution to your life or to the community by nominating her for the Women's Resource Center "Women Who Make a Difference" award. Affiliation with CU is not required for recognition. Please submit a single page with the recognition form (downloadable Word document) explaining how your nominee has influenced you and others. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 20. For more information, contact Anna Koclanes or Alex Bratschie at 303-492-5713 or Anna.Koclanes@Colorado.edu.
Winter Warmth Drive a Success
2006 marked another successful year for CU-Boulder's seventh Annual Winter Warmth Drive. Over 350 pieces of winter outerwear were collected, including 112 adult coats, 58 children's coats and 64 hats, gloves and mittens. The cleaned items will be distributed through many local programs including the Share-A-Coat program, which provides outerwear and holiday gifts for over 1,400 needy families in the Boulder Valley School District. Congratulations to CU-Boulder for another great year of support!
Nicole Kenneally Earns Regional USTA/ITA Community Service Award
CU-Boulder tennis head coach Nicole Kenneally was recently awarded the Intermountain Region United States Tennis Association and Intercollegiate Tennis Association Community Service Award. The USTA/ITA announced in November that Kenneally would be one of 15 coaches honored for significant contributions in developing community-based tennis programs. Kenneally and her staff helped raise over $16,000 at their second annual Tennis Marathon held last August. All proceeds from this year's event went to HealthLinks Clinic, Inc. and HealthLinks Foundation. The coaches will be honored at the ITA Coaches Convention in Miami on Dec. 15.