50 ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary

UCCS-50th-Anniversary-MarkWhat can campus community members do to celebrate the 1965 founding of UCCS during it year-long birthday celebration?

Andrea Cordova, office manager, Office of the Chancellor, and a group of staff recently came up with a list of actions, large and small, to help faculty, staff and students celebrate. It’s a fluid list, one designed to get the campus thinking. Pick one, a few, or all or add your ideas in the comment section.

50 ways to celebrate UCCS

  • Attend an athletic event.
  • See a show in one of two Gallery of Contemporary Art locations (campus or 121 S. Tejon). See http://www.uccs.edu/goca for details.
  • Make a donation of $19.65, $196.50 or $50. For details, visit http://www.cufund.org/giving-opportunities/colorado-springs.
  • Hike a campus trail. There’s a map at http://www.uccs.edu/campusrec/current-trail-access.html.
  • Read Douglas McKay’s books “Asylum of the Gilded Pill” and “UCCS – The First 25 Years: A Selective History.” They are available from the Kraemer Family Library or the Bookstore.
  • Be a mentor to faculty, staff or students.
  • Eat at Clyde’s in the University Center.
  • Attend May Commencement ceremonies.
  • View the campus history display in Cragmor Hall.
  • Attend a Theatreworks production. For shows, visit: http://www.theatreworks.org.
  • View a display of campus photographs on the fourth floor of Main Hall.
  • Read “Discovering Place – A UCCS Field Guide” edited by Tom and Carole Huber. Copies are available at the Bookstore.
  • Attend a Heller Center for Arts & Humanities event. For details, visit http://www.uccs.edu/~heller.
  • View “FACES: Cuban Artists in the Diaspora,” by Carlos Cardenes at the Kraemer Family Library.
  • Have lunch at the Lodge.
  • Visit the Foucault pendulum in the Osborne Center for Science & Engineering.
  • Check out the plant select garden on El Pomar Plaza.
  • Visit the Sept. 11 memorial between the Osborne Center and the Engineering Building.
  • Attend a guest speaker series event such as Café Scientifique or EPIIC Nights.
  • Take your picture with the marble mountain lion statue.
  • Relax in the amphitheater in front of Dwire Hall.
  • Buy a UCCS-branded item at the Bookstore and display it proudly.
  • Walk the entire campus pedestrian spine.
  • Volunteer with the UCCS Greenhouse and Garden. To learn more, visit http://www.uccs.edu/greenhouse/contact-us/volunteer.html.
  • Visit the 50th Anniversary website, http://www.uccs.edu/~50th.
  • Attend a monthly Chancellor’s All-Campus Forum.
  • Share UCCS photos and documents with the Archives Department.
  • Attend a student club sponsored activity.
  • Walk or run the “Bash the Bluffs” 5K run/walk: To learn more, visit http://www.uccs.edu/campusrec/special-events.html.
  • Follow UCCS on Facebook or Twitter.
  • Have lunch at The Roaring Fork dining hall (starting fall 2015).
  • Attend the December Commencement ceremony.
  • Use the HealthCircle Clinics at the Lane Center.
  • Make a donation of $50 to the program of your choice and receive a paver stone in the Legacy Garden outside Columbine Hall. For more information, contact Jennifer Hane, [email protected]).
  • Relax in the Recreation Center hot tub.
  • Sign up for Pedal Perks. For more information, visit http://www.uccs.edu/pedalperks/index.html.
  • Join a pickup game at Alpine Field or stop by to check out the view.
  • Visit a campus building where your office isn’t located.
  • Take a campus shuttle to University Village Colorado for lunch or shopping. To see a schedule, visit http://www.uccs.edu/pts/transportation.html.
  • Give Clyde, the campus mascot, a high five.
  • Donate food to Clyde’s Cupboard. For more information, visit https://communique.uccs.edu/?p=14377.
  • Say hello to people on a campus tour.
  • Write a thank you note to someone on campus.
  • View art created by UCCS students at University Village Colorado shopping center.
  • Put a UCCS decal or sticker on your vehicle.
  • Shoot a game of pool at the University Center.
  • Visit http://www.uccs.edu/~sustain/ to learn about campus sustainability efforts.
  • Watch a UCCS YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/UCCSedu.
  • Attend an outdoor trip with SOLE. For more information, visit http://www.uccs.edu/campusrec/outdoor.html.
  • Donate children’s books to the Family Development Center.

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