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September 4, 1997

Bruce Ekstrand Memorial to be Dedicated Friday

The media are invited to attend the dedication of a sculpture plaza at the University of Colorado at Boulder Friday, Sept. 5, in memory of the late Bruce Ekstrand, former vice chancellor for academic affairs.

The dedication will begin at 4 p.m. and last about 45 minutes. The event is not open to the general public, but about 200 friends and relatives were invited to attend.

September 4, 1997

For the fourth consecutive year, Success magazine has named the University of Colorado at Boulder one of the nation's top 25 schools for entrepreneurship education.

Other colleges making the list, published in the magazine’s September issue, included the University of California-Berkeley, Harvard, Northwestern, Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

September 3, 1997

The Career Services office at the University of Colorado at Boulder will hold a Career Fair on Sept. 24 at the Coors Events/Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Company booths will be on display so that seniors can meet with business representatives in advance of on-campus interviews. Underclassmen can submit resumes for internships and freshmen in particular are encouraged to attend the fair to work on networking skills.

September 2, 1997

An 11-member search committee has been named to seek a replacement for Wallace Loh, vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, who leaves the campus Sept. 30.

Loh recently resigned his position to become Director of Policy for Washington State Gov. Gary Locke.

The committee, chaired by Arts and Sciences Dean Peter Spear, will begin with an internal search. If a qualified internal individual is not identified, the committee will launch a national search.

Members of the committee include:

September 2, 1997

For researchers like the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Bruce Jakosky who are involved in NASA’s unmanned Mars Global Surveyor mission slated to enter planetary orbit Sept. 11, patience is a virtue.

August 29, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder and the town of Wiggins, Colo., are wrapping up a pilot project which shows a novel drinking-water treatment process that removes nitrates from groundwater is both efficient and cost effective.

August 28, 1997

Football fans will be welcomed to games at the University of Colorado at Boulder this fall under a new plan that emphasizes improved customer service as well as a commitment to reduce alcohol abuse and rowdy game-day behavior.

Among the initiatives will be an “ambassador” program to provide customer service and information to all fans as they proceed to the game, according to Athletics Director Richard Tharp. Tents will be set up around the campus, staffed with three or four ambassadors to greet people, answer questions and provide information about the game and CU-Boulder.

August 28, 1997

EDITORS: In some cases, press members can arrange meetings with these business leaders prior to or following their lectures. Contact Laurie Van Horn, 492-5188, for information.

John Hess, a professor at the College of Business and Administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has a specific goal for students in his Profiles in American Enterprise class.

He wants them to understand the realities and intricacies of today’s business world.

August 27, 1997

Residence hall crowding at the University of Colorado at Boulder started to ease Tuesday, with many students who had been sleeping in converted lounges for the last week starting to move into available rooms.

Residence hall directors took count of student “no-shows” on Monday, and as a result have been able to start assigning students occupying overflow areas to the vacancies left by those who have not shown up on campus for the fall semester.

August 27, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder will launch a search immediately for its next vice chancellor for academic affairs, beginning with an internal search as defined by policies of the Board of Regents, according to Chancellor Richard L. Byyny.

Wallace Loh, current vice chancellor for academic affairs, recently announced his resignation, effective Sept. 30, to become director of policy for the governor of the state of Washington.

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