News Releases

May 4, 1999

The Alumni Association of the University of Colorado at Boulder will host the Golden Anniversary Reunion of 1949 graduates May 13-15, during the university’s May commencement weekend.

On Friday, May 14, about 75 members of the class of 1949 dressed in full academic regalia will lead the procession that initiates the university’s 1999 commencement ceremony, upholding a longtime CU-Boulder tradition.

May 4, 1999

Steven Manaster, a professor of finance and director of the Financial Risk Management Center at Virginia Tech University, has accepted the position of dean of the College of Business and Administration at CU-Boulder.

His appointment is pending approval by the Board of Regents.

May 4, 1999

Fate has conspired against time to reunite two prominent men after nearly 70 years. Born within eight months of each other in Iowa, William P. Johnson and Judge Richard Matsch will both attend the University of Colorado School of Law commencement ceremonies, the former as an honoree and the latter as the keynote speaker.

Matsch, who was the first choice of third-year students responsible for selecting a speaker, presided over the Oklahoma City bombing case and has taught law classes at CU-Boulder since serving as a U.S. district judge.

May 3, 1999

In addition to the CU-Boulder commencement ceremony at Folsom Stadium on May 14 at 9:30 a.m., graduates and their friends and families are invited to attend special recognition ceremonies organized by individual schools and colleges.

The following is a schedule of special events to be held by the schoolsand colleges:

May 3, 1999

Western Slope reaction to the CU Real Estate Center’s evaluation of Grand Junction’s growth issues has been positive, said Byron Koste, director of the center.

"Our public/private panel was able to dissect problems and come up with tangible, measurable goals for the city," Koste said.

May 3, 1999

Stephanie L. Cuthbertson, a senior at Northglenn High School, has been selected to receive the Luther and Helene Denzler Monberg Memorial Achievement Scholarship at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Cuthbertson will receive a $1,608 scholarship for her freshman year at CU-Boulder. She has a 3.95 grade-point average and plans to major in journalism.

The scholarship, provided by a CU alumna and native of Leadville, is intended to provide financial help to deserving students who are active in their communities.

May 3, 1999

"Intellectually challenging." "Natural teaching ability." "Excelled in her roll as mentor." Those are a few of the comments CU-Boulder School of Law students used to describe this year’s Excellence in Teaching Award recipient, Professor Ann Laquer Estin.

Each year the student body of the Law School nominates and votes for the "outstanding and exceptional effort one faculty member has made to enhance students' education experience, both inside and outside the classroom," according to award guidelines.

"As you can imagine, I was delighted to be presented with this year's

May 3, 1999

The numerous achievements and contributions of retiring University of Colorado at Boulder Professor Jane Bock will be recognized in a ceremony titled "Jane Bock: 30 Years of Service to CU and the West" on Wednesday, May 12.

The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. in Old Main Chapel and is free and open to the public. The department of environmental, population and organismic biology and the Center of the American West are co-sponsoring the event.

May 3, 1999

The CU Friends of the Libraries will host "Just Desserts," an evening of mystery with desserts and beverages on Friday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Fleming Law building.

Two nationally acclaimed authors will discuss contemporary American Indian culture and mystical ancient lore in literature. The mystery writers incorporate authentic aspects of American Indian culture in their writing and will discuss their latest books.

April 30, 1999

Michael Kunz will be far along his career track of understanding how non-native grasses succeed when he graduates from the University of Colorado at Boulder this spring, leaving the campus with not one, but two degrees he earned simultaneously.