News & Events: Week of March 26


CU Denver named ACI Outstanding University for second year in a row
Encourage students to showcase work at 2012 Research and Creative Activities Symposium
Faculty and staff are invited to lunch with the CU Foundation
Celebrate the launch of the university’s new undergraduate enrollment campaign, Think Tank

If you have news and events you’d like to share with the college, send them to Erica Lefeave.

CU Denver named ACI Outstanding University for second year in a row

The University of Colorado Denver, through the College of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Outstanding University for 2011. This is the second consecutive year that the university has received this honor.

The ACI Award for University Student Activities was initiated to recognize universities that have participated in ACI-related activities, which include student membership in the American Concrete Institute, participating on ACI committees and participating in local ACI chapter activities.

This award represents the amazing work that students and faculty are doing at the university.  CU Denver was 1 of 15 universities to be recognized by ACI as an Outstanding University.  More than 40 students from the CU Denver College of Engineering and Applied Science are members of the American Concrete Institute, and each semester students get certified by ACI to test concrete.

CU Denver has come to the forefront of concrete materials education and research in the state of Colorado.  This is a result of research in sustainable concrete materials, performance of concrete mixtures and pervious concrete, a program to certify students in concrete testing, as well as the many collaborations with industry partners throughout the state.  Noteworthy events from 2011 include CU Denver being the first Colorado university to host an ACI Rocky Mountain Chapter meeting as well as four students receiving ACI scholarships (typically, only two scholarships are awarded by the Rocky Mountain region each year).

“It’s great to see the university recognized at this level two years in a row,” says Kevin Rens, chair of the CU Denver Department of Civil Engineering. “Our concrete materials program continues to grow and generate awareness with industry throughout the state.”

CU Denver was recognized at the ACI 2012 convention on Sunday, March 18, in Houston, Texas, and will be mentioned in an upcoming issue of Concrete International.

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Encourage students to showcase work at 2012 Research and Creative Activities Symposium

Faculty are asked to encourage students to participate in the 2012 Research and Creative Activities Symposium on April 27. Registration for the event is due this Friday, March 30. For more information, visit the Research and Creative Activities Symposium webpage or e-mail Carie Carroll.

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Faculty and staff are invited to lunch with the CU Foundation

You are invited:
A special luncheon for University of Colorado Denver staff, faculty, and retirees.
Friday, April 20, 2012 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lawrence Street Center, 1380 Lawrence, 2nd Floor, Terrace Room

The University of Colorado Foundation: Your Partner in Creating Futures

Learn how the CU Foundation supports academic units and programs
Creative opportunities to ensure long-term growth of programs for the Denver campus
Directing gifts to advance interests and passions
Gifts that pay a lifetime return to the donor

Remarks by
Don Elliman, CU Denver Interim Chancellor
Mark Foster, Professor Emeritus
Cheryl Kisling, CU Foundation

RSVP is required as space is limited. Lunch will be provided.
RSVP to Kristi Sharon
Kristi.Sharon@cufund.org | 303-315-2095

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Celebrate the launch of the university’s new undergraduate enrollment campaign, Think Tank

Join us Monday, April 2, 2012, in the North Classroom Atrium as we celebrate the launch of CU Denver’s new undergraduate enrollment campaign:  Think Tank.
The new campaign encourages metro area high school students, community college transfer students and military veterans to choose CU Denver for their university experience. The campaign showcases the diversity of programs, cultures and perspectives they will experience here at CU Denver.

Our students are a big part of the campaign, with 100 of them featured on an interactive website, CUDenverThinkTank.com, answering the question “What are you thinking about today?” and sharing why they chose CU Denver.

Come find out more about the campaign, see some of the videos and examples of the ads, and get a free slice of pizza!

CU Denver North Classroom Atrium, Monday, April 2, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Note: CU Denver ID required

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