AWARDS AND KUDOS
Professor of Voice Patrick Mason works with a student. (Photo/Casey A. Cass)
Grammy Nomination for Patrick Mason
Professor of Voice Patrick Mason has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Classical Vocal Performance category for “Songs Of Amy Beach,” Bridge Records, Inc. The Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles Feb. 11. To read more about Professor Mason and his accomplishments, visit the College of Music website. To find out more about the Grammy Awards, visit the website.
CCC Meets and Exceeds Goal
The 2006 Colorado Combined Campaign finished above its goal of $150,000 with a final total of $155,363.24! Thank you to everyone who participated and made this a great year for CU’s charitable giving and for the nonprofits you¹ve supported. The University of Colorado is the largest supporter of the CCC in the state, and without a doubt, helps Create a Better Colorado. Congratulations, CU!
Business School Building to Be Named in Honor of Koelbel Family
The newly expanded and renovated building for the school of business will bear the name of the Koelbel family, leaders in Colorado real estate development, construction and sales, in recognition of their long-time support of CU and the business school. The building, which is undergoing a $38 million expansion and renovation assisted by a $4 million dollar gift from the Koelbel family, will house classrooms, research facilities and faculty and staff offices. This gift marks the third major contribution from the Koelbel family to the university in recent months.
Congratulations to Air Force ROTC Detachment 105
AFROTC Detachment 105 at CU-Boulder won the 2006 High Flight award, making it the number one large detachment out of seven in the Northwest Region. Additionally, Detachment 105 won the coveted 2006 Right of Line award, making it the number one large detachment of 21 large detachments (150+ cadets) in the nation. Visit the website to learn more about Detachment 105.
Leonard Baca (Photo/Larry Harwood)
Leonard Baca honored for work with BUENO Center
Professor Leonard Baca of the School of Education was recently awarded a Martin Luther King Jr. Business Social Responsibility Award for his work as director of the campus BUENO Center. BUENO programs have helped more than 10,000 migrant farm workers graduate with GEDs and assisted with the education of 1,200 bilingual and English as a Second Language teachers. The center also has helped produce 90 doctorates in bilingual-multicultural education. Baca is currently the co-principal investigator for a research grant from the U.S. Department of Education to study the Spanish version of the Colorado Student Assessment Program, or CSAP, test.
Volleyball Team Ties for Fourth in Big 12
The CU Buffs volleyball team finished the 2006 season 17-12 overall and 12-8 in the Big 12, and cracked the CSTV/AVCA Division I Coaches Poll at number 24 for the first time this season. Lead by Coach Pi'i Aiu, the Buffs finished the Big 12 tied for fourth in the league with Iowa State. Colorado was the only team to beat number one Nebraska this season. For more information visit the CU Buffs website.
Volunteers serve Midnight Breakfast Dec. 18. (Photo courtesy of UMC)
Thank You Midnight Breakfast Volunteers!
More than 1,200 students attended this semester's Midnight Breakfast on Monday, Dec. 18 in the Alferd Packer Grill. The UMC sincerely thanks all faculty and staff who served breakfast to students during finals week. A special thank you to Chancellor Peterson and Mrs. Peterson, as well as the College of Music and the Division of Student Affairs for their support.