In the General Prologue to “The Canterbury Tales,” Geoffrey Chaucer says of the Clerk of Oxenford, “And gladly would he learn and gladly teach.” It’s a line that Tom Napierkowski says is “central to my identity.
Sadie Farnsworth was recently hired as the first UCCS women’s golf coach. Farnsworth was selected after a national search. Her appointment was announced by Steve Kirkham, director of athletics. “We are very excited to have Sadie with her playing background at the Division II level and in the RMAC,” Kirkham said. “She exemplified our philosophy as [...]
The Colorado Department of Higher Education has scheduled a series of meetings in communities across the state to gather input on proposed changes to the state’s college admissions standards policy and its remedial education policy. Task force members began meeting in May 2012 to evaluate current policies governing how students are admitted to college and [...]
The CU system has announced a new agreement with Coursera, a leading massive open online course (MOOC) platform, that will allow faculty members from all CU campuses the opportunity to explore use of the Coursera technology platform for delivering education.
The Cragmor neighborhood south of Austin Bluffs Parkway is scheduled for millions of dollars in improvements beginning this summer, residents learned during a Tuesday night meeting at Berger Hall. A crowd of about 150 including faculty and staff members who live in the area attended a neighborhood meeting where city engineering representatives detailed where new [...]
A research proposal by Tom Pyszczynski, a Distinguished Professor at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and Jeff Greenberg at the University of Arizona has received funding by the Immortality Project at the University of California, Riverside. “Religious and Scientific Paths to Immortality: A Clash of Cultures?” will examine why some people embrace pursuing indefinite [...]
Free food, art, music and poetry will be highlighted during a First Friday exhibit scheduled for 5:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 7 at UCCS GOCA 121 and IDEA at Colorado College. The First Friday adventure begins with a 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. reception “A Place Apart: Colorado and the American West, Photographs by [...]
The President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC) – the University of Colorado’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program – hosted its latest poster session on Monday, drawing dozens to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus to share research findings across disciplines.
This is the one time of year when University of Colorado benefits-eligible employees and retirees may make changes to benefits. If you take no action, you will be automatically enrolled into your current plan elections.
As construction crews work to complete the physical structure for the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences on North Nevada Avenue, faculty members are working to define what will happen inside the space. Provost Mary Coussons-Read – along with faculty representing nursing, health sciences, biology, psychology, the CU Center on Aging, and the Trauma, Health [...]
CU Regent Emeritus Tillie Bishop and his wife, Pat, were toasted by current and former members of the Board of Regents, elected officials and University of Colorado Colorado Springs administrators at an event earlier this month. They used words such as statesman, mentor and leader to describe the legendary 78-year-old legislator from Grand Junction. But [...]
University of Colorado benefits-eligible employees and retirees may make changes to benefits plans during Open Enrollment, which ends at 5 p.m. May 24.
Five university vice presidents from China’s Jiangsu Province learned important lessons during an almost four-month stay at UCCS. Zhang Qintang, 41, a vice president at Jiangyin Polytechnic College, drew chuckles as he demonstrated his new found comfort with American slang. “I finally understand the meanings of your three actions,” Qintang said while demonstrating thumbs up, high [...]
Four University of Colorado Colorado Springs staff members were recently elected to board positions in the Professional Exempt Staff Association for 2013-14. The election results were announced by Ida Dilwood, director, Office of Disability Services and University Testing Center, and PESA president. Those elected are: Nan Cornella, customer service coordinator, University Center, vice president; Sabrina [...]
Andrea Herrera, professor in the Department of Women’s and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, was recently named a member of the Order of Discoverers, one of the highest honors offered by Sigma Delta Pi, a national collegiate Hispanic honor society. Herrera was selected because of her “exceptional contributions to the profession [...]
Be Colorado announces campus competition champion and winners of $300 airfare vouchers.
Employee Services’ benefits professionals will conduct Open Enrollment (OE) Sessions on each campus beginning today and continuing next week.
Tim Chamillard, associate professor, College of Engineering and Applied Science, is ready to take the plunge into the latest trend sweeping higher education, Massive Open Online Courses or, MOOCs, for short. Chamillard will be the first UCCS faculty member to offer a course without tuition or traditional enrollment processes. He plans to offer the course [...]
Stephanie Hanenberg, director, Student Health Center at UCCS, recently was elected to serve as a board member for the American College Health Association. Hanenberg will represent Region II, which includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, as well as Manitoba, Nunavut, and Saskatchewan, Canada. Since 1920, the [...]
Fred Andreas, assistant professor adjunct of architecture at CU Denver, has been invited to be a featured speaker at the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) international conference in Changsha City, China, on May 25-26. Andreas will present two written papers on Living Wall research and progress and “Eco-Cities: Challenges and Practices,” presenting innovative approaches to sustainable [...]
The UCCS chancellor and UCCS English professor received awards at the final Faculty Council meeting of the academic year.
University of Colorado benefits-eligible employees and retirees may make changes to benefits plans beginning at 8 a.m. Monday and continuing until 5 p.m. May 24.
Starting July 1, all unwanted university computers and electronic equipment will be recycled with an e-Steward certified recycler. E-Stewards certification is a rigorous, internationally compliant certification program that assures full conformance to a comprehensive list of e-recycling best practices. E-Stewards was initiated by the Basel Action Network and named after the Basel Convention, the United [...]
Julie Albertson, senior instruction at the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, was named Instructor of the Year and was recognized at the Campus Awards Ceremony on Wednesday. In addition to the recognition, she will receive a $1,000 bonus. No one is more deserving of the award, said [...]
Ian Smith’s sense of humor, experience on campus, and willingness to go outside of his position description, make the departments of history, philosophy and humanities run smoothly and effectively, according to his colleagues at UCCS. Smith, a program assistant who helps all three departments, was recently selected as the Outstanding Staff Member of the Year. [...]
George Kacenga, director of International Enrollment Management at CU Denver; Anthony Shull, executive director of International Affairs at UCCS; and John Stevenson, dean of the Graduate School at CU-Boulder participated in the fourth annual International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education (IECHE) April 16-20 in the Riyadh International Exhibition Center. The main theme of the [...]
Doug Novins, director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital Colorado, recently was bestowed the title of Cy and Lydia Professor of Child Psychiatry. .. Malik Kahook, professor of ophthalmology at the School of Medicine, will receive the 2013 Ludwig von Sallmann Clinician-Scientist Award at the Association for Research in Vision and [...]
The title of CU President’s Teaching Scholar signifies the university system’s highest recognition of excellence in and commitment to learning and teaching, as well as active, substantial contributions to scholarly work.
Awardees for 2013 will be recognized at a reception from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 8 in the first floor conference room at 1800 Grant St.
A new, five-story building with 100 faculty and staff offices is quickly taking shape. Gary Reynolds, executive director, Facilities Services, recently shared architectural renderings of the next UCCS construction project as well as plans for its construction. “This is a critical project for a growing campus and will provide needed academic offices in 2014 and [...]