MESSAGES September 2022
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Greetings, UWC members, and welcome to an exciting NEW YEAR.
We begin with our annual complimentary Membership Coffee
Tuesday, Septmber 20, 10:30 a.m.
outside in the fresh air at
The Pavilion at Viele Lake
South Boulder, Harlow Platts Park, 1360 Gillaspie Drive
Enjoy coffee and pastries, information and sign-ups for our 25+ Interest Groups, a schedule of our exciting lectures for ’22-’23, ample parking, and best of all, we will see each other again!
Come at 10:30, bring a camp chair or two, and relax and enjoy.
See you September 20!
Hello UWC Members!
As the 2022-2023 UWC President, I’m thrilled to announce that UWC lectures and special events will be held in person this year.
My focus this year will be to rebuild our membership by engaging current members, bringing back the women whose memberships lapsed during the pandemic, and enrolling new members. September 1 is the start of a new membership year for UWC and I hope you’ll pay the modest annual fee to join our group of informed and vibrant women. I also hope you’ll make the most of your membership by attending the five lectures and special events that our wonderful board has planned. Did you know that there are more than twenty UWC interest groups? What a great opportunity for you to share your interest, hobby, or passion with like-minded women!
Go to our website, www.boulderuwc.org, for info on all activities and groups. Be sure to check out the inspiring life stories of remarkable CU students who have benefited from UWC scholarships. You will be amazed by the challenges they have faced and the achievements they have accomplished.
I encourage you to spread the word about UWC as we work to bring back members who haven’t been with us since pre-pandemic times. Increasing our membership helps UWC fulfill our mission of providing scholarships for deserving students and creating a community of friendships. With much of the pandemic seemingly behind us, people are eager to become re-engaged in the world, to make new friends, to experience new things, and to help others. It’s the perfect time for people to try out UWC. Please refer friends to our website – and talk us up!
I hope you’ll attend our complimentary September 20th Membership Picnic where you can learn about 2022-2023 UWC events and connect with the chairs of our interest groups to learn how you can participate. Prospective members are also welcome to attend the picnic.
2022-2023 UWC President
DID YOU KNOW?
According to cumulative census data, the school receives approximately 55,000 applications each admission cycle. The acceptance rate tends to be around 80 percent which equals about 43,800 students receiving acceptance letters to the school. However, when the term starts, about 7,010 students will have chosen the University of Colorado Boulder as their future school: 54 percent men and 45 percent women.
What does it cost to attend CU?
- In-State Cost of Attendance – $32,350
Tuition & Fees ($12,496); Room & Board ($15,676); Books & Supplies ($1,200); Other Expenses ($2,978)
- Out-of-State Cost of Attendance – $58,168
Tuition & Fees ($38,314); Room and Board ($15,676); Books & Supplies ($1,200); Other Expenses ($2,978)
Profile of 2020-21 Financial Aid for the Class of 2025
- Found to Have Financial Need – 70.8%
- Received Financial Aid – 49.7%
- Average Award – $12,557 – $17,004
The University of Colorado Class of 2025 census data by the numbers:
- Number of new first-year students enrolled in 2021 – 6,785
- Top five most enrolled majors: 1. Psychology; 2. Integrative Physiology, 3. Political Science; 4. Aerospace Engineering Sciences; 5. Computer Science
Enrolled by College
- Arts and Sciences – 41.5%
- Education – 1.0%
- Engineering and Applied Science – 15.2%
- Environmental Design – 2.0%
- Leeds School of Business – 9.3%
- Media, Communication and Information – 4.4%
- Music – 1.1%
- Program in Exploratory Studies – 25.5%
Top Non-resident Foreign Countries
- India – 0.3%
- Kuwait – 0.2%
- Saudi. Arabia – 0.2%
- American Indian – 1.2%
- Asian American – 9.9%
- Black/African American – 2.9%
- Hispanic/Latino – 13.7%
- Pacific Islander – 0.7%
- White – 68.5%
- International – 2.2%
- Unknown – 1.1%
Top Non-resident States
- California – 11.4%
- Texas – 4.7%
- Illinois – 3.4%
*Prepared by the Office of Data Analytics at the University of Colorado Boulder. More information available at
UWC Lecture Luncheons 2022-2023
The UWC programming committee is very excited to announce our 2022-23 lecture series, which will be held in person at the University Memorial Center.
There will be a few changes.
Doors will open at 10:30 and the lecture will start at 11:00 followed by a buffet lunch. We are hoping the earlier start will help with parking and that having lunch following the lecture will spur conversation about the topic.
Lecture-Luncheon Prices: Lecture-Luncheons are $25 per person. Guests are welcome.
We hope to see you there!
Lectures and dates for the 2022-23 series:
Monday October 3, 2022 – UMC 235
Callie Rennison PhD – Victimization Against Women
Thursday November 10, 2022 – UMC Ballroom
Barbara Zimmerman, PhD – Famous Women in Science: Navigating a Man’s World
Tuesday January 10, 2023 – UMC 235
Kelly Ostoff – Alzheimer’s: The Latest Research
Thursday February 9, 2023 – UMC Ballroom
Ann Schmiesing PhD – The Evolution of Grimm’s Fairytales
Tuesday March 14, 2023 – UMC Middle Ballroom
Amy Javernick-Will PhD – Pathways to Livable Relocation Following Disaster
It’s Time to Renew Your UWC Membership!!
It’s a new year for University Women’s Club. While you are reading this, why not take this opportunity to pay 2022-23 UWC membership dues, Membership dues are still $35 and cover the UWC year from August through July. Your $35 dues include a $5 donation to the scholarship fund. (If you paid dues or joined UWC after April 1, 2022, we count your membership paid for the year. Thank you!)
And of course, we always welcome larger scholarship donations. Through your generous donations, UWC can continue to provide scholarships to non-traditional CU students. Last year, UWC awarded $30,000 in scholarships. It would be wonderful if we could match or exceed the scholarship awards this year.
It’s so easy to renew your UWC membership. Just click on this link. Read the instructions, and complete the membership form on the UWC website.You can pay directly online by PayPal or credit card using the PayPal platform or, if you prefer paying by check, submit the on-line membership form, print out your acknowledgement, and mail your check to:
P.O. Box 18844
Boulder, CO 80308-1844
UWC Membership brings you so many benefits. We are so excited that almost all UWC events will be held in person again!
- September Membership Coffee/Tea
- Five lecture luncheons beginning in October
- Happy Hour/Tea Time Conversations via Zoom
- Opera Event
- Scholarship Luncheon
- UWC Membership Directory
- MESSAGES newsletter to keep you informed of all the UWC activities.
Thank you for taking the time to renew your UWC membership and for your donation to the scholarship fund. We look forward to seeing you at upcoming UWC events.
If you have any questions regarding UWC Membership, please email Arlene Gerwin, Membership Chair at [email protected].
Happy Hour/Tea Time Conversations via ZOOM
After our summer hiatus, we’re ready to resume our Happy Hour/Tea Time Conversations. It is a great way to get to know new UWC members, and a great way get to know old friends better. We will continue to meet via Zoom. We converse for 50 minutes to an hour. Our first meeting will be September 20th at 4:00. After that we will meet every first and third Tuesday at 4:00. Contact Kathy Randall (katherineran at gmail dot com) to reserve a spot for the first conversation or to sign up for automatic inclusion for the UWC year.
Topics Coming Up (sometimes we’re serious, sometimes silly, sometimes informative; always interesting!)
- September 20, 2022: Tell us something fun or interesting or important or [you choose] that you did this summer.
- October 4, 2022: Tell us 3 or 4 attributes you apply to yourself (and examples thereof) – choose 2 or 3 positive traits, 1 not so much.
- October 18, 2022: What are 2 or 3 products for which you have brand loyalty, and why.
Did You Know – You can find UWC Lectures and other productions online!
Here is a list of viewable UWC Lectures. Just click on the video to watch (and while watching click on the “full screen” icon to see in larger format)
Classy Ladies: Women Composers of Great Music, Betsy Schwarm, Classical Music Historian. Explore women composers from the Italian Renaissance to American composers today, with abundant musical examples and suggestions for future listening. Words to Songs and Playlist
Stories of Colorado Women: The Famous, the Infamous, and the Ones You Have Never Heard Of, Rae Wiseman, History Colorado. Throughout Colorado’s history, there have been women with a lasting impact on our lives and the rights we enjoy today. From Native Americans and pioneer settlers to health providers, educators, and writers, women have risen to tremendous heights in their fields, despite adversity and social barriers.
Why Watching Modern Dance is So Hard: 10 Hot Tips to Make It Easier. Erika Randall, CU Department of Theatre & Dance Chair. In this pithy, physical, and playful talk, Randall unpacks dance moves like “the hinge,” the confounding history of running in concert dance, and how to notice and negotiate our biases when watching bodies in motion.
Shifting Narratives: How Journalism’s Coverage of Mass Shootings Has Evolved. Elizabeth A. Skewes, CU Journalism Department Chair. Historical and current description of media coverage of mass shootings and school shootings from 1966 to the present. Skewes discusses how coverage has changed and how journalists try to balance the duty to inform the public with the need to treat victims and survivors with an ethic of care.
Direct Link to all Recordings. When you have a free hour, click on one of the 9 lectures in the playlist to learn something new, or on the 2021 opera lecture, or on Remarkable Women which tells the stories of UWC women throughout its history. Access the playlist here.
Message From the Scholarship Chair
As we begin our academic year, congratulations are again in order to our members! Your generosity, even in our second year of pandemic-caused virtual events, made it possible for the UWC to award 6 remarkable young people scholarships of $5000 each! If you have not had a chance to read about these outstanding young people, go to our website under Scholarships (https://boulderuwc.org/scholarships/scholarship-recipients-2022/) and read the short bios of this remarkable group of students, which will remind you of the importance of this defining activity of the UWC.
After over two years of virtual events, the UWC hopes to realize its plan of in-person events this year, starting with the New Member Tea this month. As we begin to meet again, we are hoping to have a “bumper crop” of new members. So I want to take this opportunity to let our new members know, and to remind ongoing members, that a core activity of the University Women’s Club for many decades has been providing scholarships to non-traditional students. These are CU students, at least 24 years old, who have had their college studies interrupted, and have typically encountered significant financial and other hardships. They nonetheless have shown remarkable perseverance and motivation to overcome difficulties and reach their goals.
Many members have spoken over the years about how important the Scholarship mission of the UWC is to them. But our ability to award scholarships is, of course, completely dependent on the generosity of our members. So please consider an extra donation to the Scholarship Fund when you pay your membership dues, register for a Lecture Luncheon or other event, or simply want to support our students.
Let me also remind returning members and let new members know that you can support UWC even when buying groceries! King Soopers donates 5% of all purchases to the UWC directly through your loyalty card. What could be easier! You can find instructions for signing up here.
UWC members- let’s keep of this important work and match or exceed last year’s success!
Save The Date!
The 2023 University Women’s Club Scholarship Luncheon will take place on TUESDAY, APRIL 18. Mark your calendar so you do not miss celebrating the Scholarship Recipients with the theme: Dream, Believe, Achieve!
Interest Group News
Visit to the Longmont Memorial Rose Garden
Sunday Afternoon at the Movies
The UWC Sunday at the Movies group met July 17th to see Where the Crawdads Sing. Joyce, Sherry, Joan, Berry, Sherron, Phyllis, Judy, Sharon, Kathleen, Rachel, and Ruth enjoyed the film and then went to the Shake Shack for a midafternoon milkshake and discussion. Most of us had read the book and enjoyed talking about the film, which was very faithful to the text. A good time was had by all!
“Mrs Harris Goes to Paris” which was a lark. Order of those attending:l to r front row: Sharon, Helen, Kathleen. Back row – Carol, Linda, Jean, and Berry.
Interest Groups Information
Bicycling – Meets weekly on Thursdays from May through October. Gail Smith 303-960-5004; Susan Lee 303-974-8969.
Bicycling – Easy Riders – Meets sporadically on Tuesdays. Contact chair for details. Chair: Dorothy Coltrin 720-527-4704, Becky Palmer 720-938-5305
Book Group – Afternoon – Fourth Tuesday at 1:30 pm at members’ homes or on ZOOM. Vaccinations required. Chair: Carol Saunders 303-499-3731, Lois Linsky 303-499-2689
Book Group – Biographies – Third Friday at 3:00 pm, in person. Chair: Beth Rauch, 303-746-9414.
Book Group – The Bookies – second Wednesday at 10:00 am. Chair: Kathy Randall 303-746-4528
Book Group – The Original Book Group – Formerly Evening – Second Thursday 3:15 pm. Chairs: Kathleen Salzberg 303-499-3128; Ellen Gille 720-836-2365. This group has been meeting continuously since the 1950’s.
Bridge Group – First Wednesday at 1:00 pm. Chair: Karen Neff 303-494-0467.
French Conversation – All Speaking Levels – 2nd and 4th Tuesday 9:00 – 10:30 am on ZOOM. Chair: Beth Karpf 303- 862-7335
Garden Group – Third Wednesday at 11. Chairs: Jyotsna Raj 303-447-8831; Jean Rohrschneider 720-542-9788
Golfing – For the casual golfer – 1:00 pm every Thursday at various golf courses, new members welcome. Chair: Susan Planck 303-499-3916
Hiking – Every Friday 9:00 am September -May; 8:30 am June-August in person. Meet at covered parking lot opposite the lower-level east entrance to the former Macy’s – Chairs: Joan (Joanie) Cardone, 303-263-7823; Frieda Holley 303-499-3733
Italian Conversation – Wednesday, 1:30-2:30 pm on Zoom. Chair: Maxene Wilson, 303-530-4619
On the Road Again – Taking virtual or actual road trips, depending on the COVID situation. Chair: Kathy Randall 303-746-4528
Out to Lunch – Usually Fourth Wednesday, at noon at various local restaurants. Chairs: Jean Rohrschneider 720-542-9788; Jyotsna Raj 303-447-8831
Reader’s Theater 2 – Third Monday 4:00 p.m. on Zoom. Patty Ludke 303-817-1020; Kathy Randall 303-746-4528
Snowshoeing – Will resume in the winter. Chairs: Arlene Gerwin 303-494-1307; Joan (Joanie) Cardone 303-263-7823
Spanish Conversation Advanced – Contact chair for details. Chair: Diana King 303-530-1860
Sunday Afternoon at the Movies – Second Sunday, movies at a theater in Boulder. Chairs: Kathleen Newton, 720-548-8661; Sharon Nehls 303-494-5778
Groups that are on hiatus
- Music – Unable to organize due to COVID
- Theater Goers, New chair needed
Groups that are at capacity
- Book Group Small – Fiction and Non-Fiction, Joyce Bograd
- Book Group – Second Monday, Janet Evans
- French Conversation, Dot Thompson
To start a new interest group requires at least five members including a chairperson.
If you are interested in starting a new group, please contact the Interest Group Coordinator for more information: Linda Nordberg, Interest Group Coordinator, 978-314-9987.
To form a new book group, contact Kathy Randall, 303-746-4528.
President – Norma Portnoy
President Elect – Andie Kutinsky
Past President – Tamera Van Spriell
Secretary – Karen Bell
Secretary Elect – Kathleen Salzberg
Treasurer & Treasurer Elect- Frieda Holley
Acknowledgements – Merry Bullock/Karen Neff
Advisory/Parliamentarian – Frieda Holley
Archives Chair – Karen Neff
Email/Communications – Berry Todd
Honors Reception – Karen Haimes
Interest Groups Chair – Linda Nordberg
Margaret Willard Award Chair – Andie Kutinsky
Membership Chair- Arlene Gerwin
Membership Coffee – Lynne Barnett and Andie Kutinsky
MESSAGES – Merry Bullock
New Members Chair – Becky Palmer
Nominating Committee – Norma Portnoy and Tam Van Spriell
Opera Brunch – Sandy Johnson
Photography Chair – Anne Hudson
Program Chair – Sharon Nehls
Program-UMC Liaison – Tam Van Spriell
Programs – Registration – Lynne Barnett
Scholarship Committee Chair – Marge Riddle
Scholarship Luncheon – Jonette Lucia
Website – Joyce Spencer
Zoom Master – Merry Bullock, Lynne Barnett
Directory – Diana King
Document Repository – Frieda Holley
HHTT Conversations – Kathy Randall
Interest Group Zoom Coordination – Kathy Randall
UWC Calendar 2022-2023
TUESDAY 20 Septenber, 2022 – Membership Coffee – 10:30 am, Viele Lake
MONDAY 03 October, 2022 – Lecture Luncheon #1: Callie Rennison – Victimization Against Women – University Memorial Center (UMC)
SUNDAY 06 November 2022 – New Member Wine and Cheese
THURSDAY 10 November, 2022 – Lecture Luncheon #2: Barbara Zimmerman – Women in Science – University Memorial Center (UMC)
TUESDAY 10 January, 2023 – Lecture Luncheon #3: Kelly Ostoff – Alzheimer’s: The Latest Research – University Memorial Center (UMC)
THURSDAY 09 February, 2023 – Lecture Luncheon #4: Ann Schmiesing – The Evolution of Grimm’s Fairytales – University Memorial Center (UMC)
TUESDAY 14 March, 2023 – Lecture Luncheon $5: Amy Javernick-Will – Pathways to Livable Relocation Following Disaster – University Memorial Center (UMC)
SUNDAY 19 March, 2023 – Opera Brunch – location TBD
TUESDAY 18 April, 2023 (tentative) – Scholarship Luncheon – location TBD
WEDNESDAY 17 May – Honors Reception – location TBD
Photo Credits: Sunday Afternoon at the Movies: Kathleen Newton; Garden Group: Berry Todd