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January 5, 1998

Executives from companies ranging from Leo Burnett to Office Depot will be guest lecturers in business Professor John Hess’ Profiles in American Enterprise class this spring.

Hess, a professor of marketing and international business at the College of Business and Administration at CU-Boulder, has created one of the most popular courses on campus. Every semester he brings in a business executive to speak to the class about current business trends, developments and problems.

December 31, 1997

A pilot program providing RTD EcoPasses to faculty and staff at the University of Colorado at Boulder kicks off on Thursday, Jan. 1.

The EcoPass may be used for unlimited rides on RTD buses including all local, express or regional buses; the Hop and Skip services in Boulder; the SkyRide bus service to Denver International Airport; and RTD light rail service.

December 31, 1997

When a child stutters it often affects the entire family.

"We often see parents who feel frustrated and responsible for their child's speech," said Professor Peter Ramig of the University of Colorado at Boulder. "One of the first things I try to do is to educate parents that they are not responsible for causing their child's stuttering."

December 31, 1997

Nearly 35 years after the end of his presidency at CU-Boulder, Quigg Newton returned to campus last fall for the opening of “A Changing University for A Changing World: The Newton Years.”

The tribute at the CU Heritage Center documents world and local events from 1956 to 1963 and will be on display through March 1998.

December 29, 1997

The School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder has awarded 18 scholarships to individuals who met specific criteria for academic merit, commitment to teaching, effectiveness in teaching and financial need.

The Adopt-A-Teacher program provides scholarships of $1,000 and is intended especially for students during their student-teaching semester when they must pay full tuition but cannot work because they are student teaching full-time.

December 23, 1997

Students can register now for full-term Session I and Session 2 spring credit courses through the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Many full-term evening courses begin the week of Jan. 20.

The cost for Colorado residents is $90 per credit hour. Non-residents pay $170 per credit hour for the first three semester hours, but non-resident tuition rises for courses totaling four or more credit hours. Most Session I courses are three or four credit hours.

December 20, 1997

Editors: Enclosed are the names of degree candidates from your area. This list was accurate as of Nov. 21 and is subject to change pending final grade reports.

Local students were among 1,937 students receiving degrees Dec. 20 in winter commencement ceremonies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The Chancellor’s Recognition Award for students receiving all A’s in their college careers was given to Amy Dawn Robison of Englewood, who received a bachelor of arts degree in English.

December 19, 1997

For those contemplating giving a loved one the ultimate Christmas gift -- having a star named after him or her -- think twice, says University of Colorado at Boulder astronomy Professor Ted Snow.

December 18, 1997

The next time you’re out on the golf course and your partner begins bragging about his hot-shot fund manager and his high return on investment, be skeptical. Be very skeptical.

That investor is probably better off in equity index funds, and his fund manager is likely to know it.

“I was clueless about this index fund vs. actively managed fund idea four or five years ago,” said Donald Lichtenstein, a professor in CU-Boulder’s College of Business and Administration. “Then I started reading and listening to good advice.”

December 16, 1997

December marks the time of year when children behave better than usual because Santa Claus is checking a list from his North Pole home to find out who’s naughty or nice.

According to Michael Bell, an English professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Santa’s real name was Saint Nicholas and he was drawn from a bishop of the Greek Empire during the fourth century A.D.

“If he’s real, there are a couple of legends explaining how he came about,” Bell said.

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