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CCSU Alumni E-News, October 2010

The CCSU Alumni ENews is designed to keep alumni and friends up-to-date with news from the University, including important announcements, student and alumni achievements, athletic news and upcoming events.

Homecoming 2010; Photo Gallery Online

Homecoming 2010 was a huge success! The Blue Devils staged an exciting 31-29 victory over Duquesne. Student school spirit was higher than ever, with a rollicking pep rally that is still echoing across campus.  And a large number of alumni returned to share in good times and warm memories. We've captured some of the excitement in two online photo galleries. For homecoming, click here. For golf tournament and awards banquet, click here.

New Vance Chair in Journalism Hits Ground Running

John Dankosky, host of NPR's Where We Live and the new chair of the Robert C. Vance Endowed Chair in Journalism & Mass Communications, began his new CCSU appointment by hosting a live version of his program in CCSU's Torp Theatre. He was joined by NPR's awarding-winning journalist Peter Overby, former US Senate candidate Ned Lamont (also a faculty member at CCSU), and a lively and engaged audience of students, faculty, and community members.

The program's focus was "Money, Politics, and Power," and provided a rare behind-the-scenes look at the show’s production and an opportunity for the audience to add their voices to a topic that has put Connecticut in the national headlines. The program was broadcast on Connecticut's NPR stations. To hear the program, click here.

CCSU Endowment Strength Growing--Again!

The strength of a university's endowment is a mark of alumni support, fiscal management, and an institution's abilities to support students and to thrive as a university. For nearly all universities and colleges, the rough financial seas of the past few years have rocked endowments. While CCSU's endowment was similarly hit hard, it is now growing in strength. For 2009-10, our endowment grew 15.2%, against growth of 13.5% for our blended benchmark. As of June 30, 2010, CCSU had $25.7 million under investment. This is a testament to the prudent financial management of the CCSU Foundation, Inc., the caretakers of the CCSU endowment. And this should give all CCSU alumni confidence in their university and the enduring value of their education.

Annual Report of Donors, 2009-10 Now Online

The new annual report of alumni support illustrates why CCSU is in such strong financial shape. In 2009-10, more than 4,000 donors contributed over $3 million to the University. Our alumni increased their level of giving to more than $549,000—a 14.2% increase over last year’s record-breaking amount. The Annual Report to the donors is now available online. Click here.  As part of our continuing sustainability efforts, the report will be available only online.

Invitation to Career Fair for Alumni Interested in Insurance & Finance Careers

On October 12, the Connecticut Insurance and Financial Services (IFS) Cluster will bring together employers from all aspects of banking, insurance and financial services for a career fair at the Student Center in Alumni Hall. CCSU alumni are invited.

From 11 a.m.--3 p.m., network with recruiters from the industry. Show off your marketing, technical, business, and other skills. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to sit-in on an exclusive roundtable session with industry executives, hailing from all disciplines and offering insight and advice. For more details and to register, click here.

East Side Restaurant Becomes Blue Devil Supporter

The CCSU Blue Devil Athletics Program is proud to announce that it has received major funding support from the East Side Restaurant, one of New Britain’s jewels and owned by Nick Augustino and his family. The East Side offers hearty, generous German-American fare in a family friendly atmosphere, and with an especially warm welcome for CCSU alumni. To meet Nick and learn more in a video, click here.

CCSU Fall Film Festivals & Lectures

CCSU is again offering two hugely popular film festivals. The Fall 2010 edition of  Classic Fridays focuses on "the Fourth Estate in Film," and features classic films on the press and engaging introductions by CCSU faculty. Schedule here.

This year's Doris Honig Guenter Women & Film Festival runs October 26-28 at CCSU and the New Britain Museum of American Art. The series is titled Unlocked Images: Family, Warriors, & Art. Schedule and information here.

And, as always, please see the Lectures & Conferences page posted on the University's website. Click here.  And for the Arts@CCSU, click here.

Blue Devil Basketball Tix Now On Sale

The men's and women's basketball seasons are only a month away, and fans can now download the 2010-11 season ticket brochure online. The teams will combine for 25 exciting home games this season, and season ticket packages include one ticket to the men's "Connecticut 6" game vs. Hartford on Nov. 13. The women's team opens its home season on Friday night, Nov 12 against Hartford. The men's home schedule includes a visit from UMass in January. Act now to reserve your season tickets for exciting Blue Devil basketball. Click here.

Brunch with Blue Devils Softball Team

Help Support the Blue Devil Softball Team. Please join the CCSU Softball Team at the "Brunch with the Blue Devils," November 5, 11:00, Constitution Room, Memorial Hall. Meet the team and enjoy a great brunch. More information here.

CCSU's Welte Hall Hosts Toys-for-Tots Benefit Concert, Nov 14

The Plainville Wind Ensemble will host a benefit concert saluting America's veterans on Nov 14. The Plainville Marine Reserve Center will collect toys as part of its time-honored Toys-For-Tots program. More information here.

CCSUCCESS Campaign for Annual Giving

Your support of Annual Giving helps ensure that current and future students have access to the educational excellence that defines CCSU. To make a secure online gift, please click here.

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Make your gift using AMEX, Visa, MasterCard, Discover online or check. Contact the Development Office at 860-832-1740 or development@ccsu.edu with questions.    Give Online

This issue of CCSU Alumni E-News brought to you through the generosity of EAST SIDE Restaurant Hoy! Hoy! Hoy!

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