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March 5, 2010

2010 Career Prep Day
More than 30 people attended this year’s Career Prep Day between CUPPA students and alumni. Several alumni gave brief presentations on his or her career and details about day-to-day work as well as the path to get there. Afterwards, alumni and students were paired to review student resumes. All were invited to Jak’s Tap following the event for pizza and networking.

March 19, 2010

CUPPA Alumni Appreciation Award Ceremony

The CUPPA Alumni Appreciation Award recognizes dedication to the fields of public administration and urban planning and contributions to the development of the college's students and alumni. This year’s recipient of the award was Stephen Schlickman. Schlickman became the Executive Director of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) of Northeastern Illinois in 2005. Also recognized at this event were several winners of the University of Illinois Loyalty Award for Exceptional Alumni Service. These winners were board members Eve Ali Boles, MUPP ’94; Abraham Deletioglu, MUPP ’03; and Joseph Selbka, MPA ’01.


November 10, 2009

Speed Networking
University of Illinois Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs Alumni Association hosted an Inter-Institutional Speed Networking Event in November 2009. Second year graduate students and alumni from CUPPA were invited, as well as DePaul Real Estate School and John Marshall Real Estate Law School.

December 1, 2009

Alumni Holiday Party
The annual alumni holiday party was held on December 1, 2009 at Jak’s Tap. The holiday party continues to be the only purely social event held for CUPPA alumni. This event annually attracts alumni that are interested in reconnecting with fellow alumni and the college, but may not be interested in the educational events that are offered. This year’s event attracted 85 alumni. For many, this was their first CUPPA alumni event; others attend the event annually and look forward to seeing people they met in previous years at the event.


March 10, 2007

CUPPA Alumni Resume and Portfolio Review Workshop

Room 110
9 am - noon

Get ready for that job (or internship) interview! Professionals in urban planning and public administration -- CUPPA alums --  will review your resumes, work samples, and portfolios and give you the tips you need for job-hunting success.


December 6
CUPPA Alumni Holiday Party
901 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, Cash Bar

February 4
UIC City Partner Award Dinner
Among the recipients is Peter Skosey, MUPP '93, Vice President, External Relations, Metropolitan Planning Council.

February 17
The Challenge of the Deans
Pre-Game Party 5:30pm
Men's Basketball Game 7:00pm
Tickets are $5 (includes pizza and soda at the pre-game party) and can be purchased at CUPPA Hall, Room 115 until Friday, February 11, 2005

March 4
Alumni Board fundraising party,
and presentation of the CUPPA Alumni Association Appreciation Award to Greg Longhini. Pictures and press release


February 10
Alumni Board fundraising party,
and presentation of the inaugural CUPPA Alumni Association Appreciation Award to Steve and Anita Friedman.

February 20
UIC City Partner Award Dinner

Among the recipients is James Lemonides, MUPP '77, CEO, Greater North Pulaski Development Corporation, Chicago.

February 26
UIC Challenge of the Deans Free-Throw Contest

Watch CUPPA Dean Robin Hambleton make free throws at half-time!
Pre-game party 5:30, game at 7:00.  UIC Pavilion.

July 31
Guided tour of the CTA Brown Line
Historica"L" Chicago
Join your fellow alumni for a guided tour of the CTA Brown Line!

December 8
CUPPA-AA Holiday Party

Jak's Tap, Chicago

June 28
Urban Nature Day

Find out how you can enjoy and help conserve nature within an urban setting.
See pictures of this event here!

December 4
CUPPA-AA Holiday Party

Costa's Restaurant, corner of Halsted and Van Buren, Chicago

September 22
UIAA Boat Tour of the Chicago River,
narrated by Professor David Solzman.
Cosponsored by CUPPA-AA.

December 4
CUPPA-AA Holiday Party

Costa's Restaurant, corner of Halsted and Van Buren, Chicago

November 28, 2001
CUPPA Alumni Holiday Party

Costa's Restaurant, 340 S. Halsted Street, Chicago
December 8
Marshall Field's Shopping Day event, sponsored by LAS and CUPPA.

November 29
CUPPA Alumni Holiday Party

Costa's Restaurant, corner of Halsted and Van Buren in Greektown.  Seventy-five alumni, faculty and students gathered to celebrate the holidays and renew friendships.

Night at the Basketball Homecoming Game

Cosponsored with the U of I Alumni Association

October 7
Urban River Adventure

25 alumni participated in this program presented by the Friends of the Chicago River. The guided cruise was designed to highlight the changing role of the river throughout Chicago’s history and recent developments that have changed the river from one of Chicago’s eyesores to one of its feature amenities. A stop at the Green Dolphin Restaurant for jazz and appetizers gave alumni a perfect chance to catch up with old friends.

October 22
Neighborhood Tours

Alumni Association members raised funds and helped plan Chicago neighborhood tours for 350 Associated Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) conference participants on October 22, 1999.  Some of the tours were: Chicago Blues Tour, Downtown Skyscraper Walking Tour, University Neighborhood Partnerships and Urban Revitalization in Chicago’s South Loop. After the tours, participants were invited to a reception held at the college.

December 14
Board Meeting and Holiday Party with attendance by 50 alumni and friends.

Bike Tour of Lakefront and Loop

Special funding from the U of I Alumni Association helped to host a bike tour of the lakefront and Loop area in conjunction with an Architectural Foundation tour and a bus tour of the South Loop. The bus tour included the Near South Loop, Printers Row and extended south to 35th Street.

The first CUPPA-AA holiday party was held in December 1998, attracting 65 alumni, students, faculty and friends.

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