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CU earns high marks across the nation, region

CU earns high marks across the nation, region

U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on its measures of academic peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

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Inclusive campuses the theme of 2014 Diversity Summit

Systemwide Diversity Summit

The goals of the summit are to increase attendees’ knowledge about diversity topics and resources, and to enhance their communication skills. The summit is designed for staff and faculty in all roles.

Ground broken for Recreation and Wellness Center

Ground broken for Recreation and Wellness Center

University and campus leaders began a $16.3 million, 47,000-square-foot project to create the UCCS Recreation and Wellness Center on Sept. 5. Led by Tamara Moore, executive director, Auxiliary Services, campus and CU leaders praised the expansion that will bring recreation, student health, counseling and nutrition counseling under one roof. UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak called the [...]

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Samuels named Matrix Center director at UCCS

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Dena Samuels, assistant professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies Program at UCCS, was recently named director of The Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion. The Matrix Center examines the intersections of gender, race/ethnicity, and sexuality as they interact with each other and with other dimensions of privilege, oppression, and inequality. As [...]

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UCCS welcomes 10 new assistant professors

More than 50 new faculty members joined UCCS for the fall semester including 10 assistant professors from the colleges of Business, Letters, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Education. They are: Ann Amicucci, assistant professor, Department of English, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, previously was the assistant program coordinator for the Indiana [...]

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Call for proposals: Fall 2014 President’s Fund for the Humanities grants

The CU System Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to solicit proposals for the fall 2014 President’s Fund for the Humanities (PFH) grants. The PFH was established to preserve a balance in the university’s programs of education and research by giving special attention to the humanities. Proposals might include: seminars in humanistic studies; public programs [...]

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Supplier Showcases conclude next week

The Procurement Service Center (PSC) is hosting the ninth annual Supplier Showcases, your opportunity to discover potential new suppliers and connect personally with current suppliers. All CU faculty and staff are invited to attend this systemwide series, which began earlier this month in Boulder. The next event is today at UCCS. First-time exhibitors include Instrument [...]

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UCCS enrollment surpasses 11,000 students, a new record

UCCS enrollment surpasses 11,000 students, a new record

More than 11,100 students enrolled at UCCS for the fall 2014 semester, a new record, and more than 5 percent larger than last year’s record student enrollment. Classes officially began Aug. 25 and official, detailed enrollment reports are expected in mid-September. Preliminary reports prepared by the Office of Institutional Research show 11,199 students enrolled for [...]

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Hoye joins UCCS University Advancement as marketing director

Greg Hoye, previously executive director of communication and marketing at College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, St. Cloud, Minnesota, and an independent marketing consultant, was selected as director of university marketing at UCCS following a national search. He will begin Sept. 15. As marketing director, Hoye will chair the university’s integrated marketing committee, work closely [...]

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Dropping names …

“A Brighter Future: Improving the Standard of Living Now and for the Next Generation,” edited by Richard Holt, professor, Department of Economics, Southern Oregon University, and Daphne Greenwood, professor, Department of Economics, at UCCS, recently was published by M.E. Sharpe, an Armonk, N.Y., publisher of books and journals in the social sciences and humanities. The [...]

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Supplier Showcases continue this week

The Procurement Service Center (PSC) is hosting the ninth annual Supplier Showcases, your opportunity to discover potential new suppliers and connect personally with current suppliers. All CU faculty and staff are invited to attend this systemwide series, which began this week in Boulder. The next event is Sept. 11 at UCCS. First-time exhibitors include Instrument [...]

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More than $861 million awarded to University of Colorado for sponsored research

CU receives $861 million in sponsored research funding

Based on preliminary figures, the investment in exploration taking place at CU campuses during the most recent fiscal year represents a stunning jump of 11.7 percent over the previous year’s total.

GOCA to open We Are You Project as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month

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The We Are You Project, a new exhibit featuring 30 Latino/a artists, will open Sept. 5 and continue through Oct. 11 at the GOCA1420 gallery, Centennial Hall Room 201. A series of events are scheduled for Sept. 13. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Symposium featuring six artists’ presentations organized by Andrea Herrera, professor, Women’s and Ethnic Studies [...]

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Sweet named vice chancellor and managing senior associate legal counsel

Charles V. “Charlie” Sweet has been named vice chancellor and managing senior associate university counsel for the CU-Boulder campus, effective Sept. 1. Sweet has long ties to the University of Colorado system, having served as vice president and university counsel for the CU system from 1994 to 2007. Before that, from 1988 to 1994, he [...]

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My New Weigh presenting free info sessions

Have you tried everything to lose weight, only to regain? Are you ready for a new way? Discover My New Weigh, medically supervised weight management, available at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Specifically designed for those needing to lose at least 30 pounds or those with health issues related to their weight, this [...]

Supplier Showcases begin next week

The Procurement Service Center (PSC) is hosting the ninth annual Supplier Showcases, your opportunity to discover potential new suppliers and connect personally with current suppliers. All CU faculty and staff are invited to attend this systemwide series, which is set for September. The first event is Wednesday at CU-Boulder. First-time exhibitors include Instrument Rental & [...]

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Supplier Showcases stocked for campus visits in September

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First-time exhibitors include Instrument Rental & Calibration, Einstein Bros Catering, Halo Branded Solutions, Macherey-Nagel, Levy Restaurants, Midland Scientific, and Staybridge Suites Air Force Academy.

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UCCS2GO functionality takes center stage at forum

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At an Aug. 6 forum in the University Center Theater, UCCS unveiled a first-of-its-kind mobile application that allows students to access their university information from a smartphone or tablet. John Hanna, application manager, University Information Systems, gave a live demonstration of the app to UCCS faculty, staff and students. According to Hanna, UCCS2GO will address [...]

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Dropping names …

Some 22 faculty and staff members joined UCCS in July. They are: Barbara Anderson, custodian, Physical Plant; Timothy Balagat, mechanical trades, Physical Plant; LaCedric DeLoach, custodian, Physical Plant; Jeffrey Dempsey, video producer, Media Services; Carrie Finkill, violence prevention educator, School of Public Affairs; Nicole Gomez, technician, Office of Student Financial Aid and Employment; Joshua Guedes-Everett, [...]

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Psychology Department receives $325,000 federal graduate student training grant

The Department of Psychology recently received a two-year $325,000 Graduate Psychology Education grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant will be used to prepare doctoral students in the clinical psychology program to deliver mental health services to older adults within integrated medical settings, according to [...]

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VanMeter to join training staff

Ashley VanMeter will soon join the UCCS Athletic Department as assistant athletic trainer. VanMeter spent the past seven seasons as the assistant director of sports medicine at the University of Detroit Mercy. VanMeter had direct involvement with women’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s cross country for the [...]

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UCCS master’s program earns accreditation

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Master of Public Administration program is now independently accredited by the Network of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration, NASPAA. The program was notified July 11 that NASPAA’s accrediting Commission, the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation, found the program to be in substantial conformance with the NASPAA Standards. In [...]

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UCCS University Development adds staff

Three staff members recently joined the UCCS Office of University Development to assist private fundraising efforts for the campus. The three are: Tom Dewar, senior director; Ella Fahrlander, associate director; and Susie Sargent, program manager. Dewar will work with local, state and national private foundations to support fundraising initiatives. He brings more than 30 years [...]

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Napierkowski receives Polish government honor

Tom Napierkowski, professor, Department of English at UCCS, recently was awarded the Knights Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, a diplomatic order given to those who have rendered great service to the Polish nation and only granted to foreigners. The award was presented at the Fifth World Congress of Polish [...]

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Qualls to receive CONA Award

Sara Qualls, Kramer Family Professor of Aging Studies, Department of Psychology at UCCS, will receive the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Aging CONA Award on Aug. 9. The award for outstanding achievement is presented annually to recognize psychologists and friends of psychology who have made significant contributions to the mission of the Committee on Aging [...]

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Grants to UCCS Aging Center support elder care and caregivers

Grants to UCCS Aging Center support elder care and caregivers

The UCCS Aging Center recently received three grant awards, totaling more than $500,000, from the Colorado Health Foundation, Caring for Colorado Foundation and the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments’ Area Agency on Aging. A two-year $372,708 Colorado Health Foundation grant and a $75,000 Caring for Colorado grant will support the center’s integrated care programs [...]

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Gibbes selected for Fulbright research program

Gibbes selected for Fulbright research program

Cerian Gibbes, assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at UCCS, recently was selected to participate in a Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research Program, NEXUS. The NEXUS program brings together a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the U.S., Brazil and other Western Hemisphere nations for a [...]

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Dassanowsky receives grant

Robert von Dassanowsky, professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures, and Visual and Performing Arts at UCCS, recently received a 2014-15 Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation’s Institute for Austrian-American Studies grant. The Botstiber Foundation supports projects that implement the foundation’s mission “to promote an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria.” [...]

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Tech challenges, opportunities come into focus at COLTT Conference

Technology has the potential to transform teaching, creating new models for collaborative learning and increasing access to educational opportunities locally and globally. The CU community is invited to take part in the dialogue on technology’s transformative power and its role in higher education at the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) conference, one of [...]

Board approves $3.28 billion operating budget

CU’s contribution to financial aid is greater than the state’s collective financial aid contributions to all higher education institutions.