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New Year, New CRGSA!

Greetings from the newly instated University of Denver Conflict Resolution Graduate Student Association officers. January was an exciting month for this nation, holding both the hope and promise of change; and it was no different at DU, where our newly elected CRGSA members took office.

This year's officers are: President Edwin Rios, Vice President Cory Stufflebeem, Treasurer Katie Coleman, Secretary Kim VanKirk, and Activities Coordinators Ashlee Stadig and Loren Knaster.

As the new representatives, we have two primary goals for this year:
• To form closer relationships among students and faculty, both within the Conflict Resolution program and among the University of Denver's other graduate programs
• To provide ample opportunities for networking and skills training within the field.

We are also looking forward to assisting with the planning of this year's Conflict Resolution Week, October 12 - 16, 2009. We held our first social event on Tuesday, January 26, when we met at Jordon's Pub for Trivia Night. We had a great turnout and a really fun night! We hope to match and exceed that level of participation and enthusiasm in our events throughout the year. Check your e-mail for future events, both social and professional. If anyone has any suggestions for possible events or would be interested in volunteering time for networking or skills-related events, please contact Ashlee Stadig. On behalf of CRGSA, we wish you the best in 2009 and hope to see you at one of our
upcoming events!

-- Edwin, Cory, Katie, Kim, Ashlee and Loren