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CU looks to keep tuition increases low

CU looks to keep tuition increases low

For the second consecutive year, proposed tuition increases for all University of Colorado campuses came in significantly below the 6 percent cap mandated by the state Legislature for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 fiscal years. The budget calls for between 3 percent and 3.7 percent in tuition increases and up to a 3 percent salary increase for university employees.

CU announces changes to modernize employee retirement plans

CU on Tuesday announced it will modernize its retirement plan lineup, providing employees best-in-class investment options, lower fees, enhanced advising and streamlined investment choices.

CU securing permission of states beyond Colorado to offer online education

Online Learning

CU must seek permission to provide online education in states other than Colorado or to enroll students in online programs in those states, the Board of Regents was told Friday, but that process shouldn’t delay the fall launch of CU’s systemwide online education initiative.

Students make case for fossil fuel divestment to Board of Regents

A student movement aimed at persuading the University of Colorado to end its investment in the fossil fuel industry stirred discussion at last week’s meeting of the Board of Regents, which took no action on the matter.

Search begins for Kraemer Family Library dean

A 10-member search committee has been charged to find a replacement for Teri Switzer, dean, Kraemer Family Library. Switzer plans to retire July 1 following a 42-year career in academic libraries and seven years as dean at UCCS. Mary Coussons-Read, executive vice chancellor, Academic Affairs, charged the committee Feb. 17 and named Terry Schwartz, associate [...]

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Sweet returns to UCCS as vice chancellor for strategic initiatives


Charles Sweet, currently vice chancellor and managing senior associate university counsel at CU-Boulder, will return to UCCS and the Office of University Counsel after serving the Boulder campus since August. Sweet, who retained a 30 percent appointment at UCCS while in Boulder, will be vice chancellor for strategic initiatives effective March 15. While Sweet will [...]

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Taylor is UCCS Employee of the Quarter

Nancy Taylor does not enjoy being at the center of attention. In fact, she thinks that is why she’s able to do her job supporting the UCCS Aging Center. But after recently being named Employee of the Quarter, Taylor, office manager and assistant to the director, UCCS Aging Center, may have to deal with a [...]

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Dropping names …

Robert McLeod, associate professor of electrical, computer and energy engineering (ECEE), has been awarded a patent for a technique to create lenses with customized optical and/or mechanical properties. This technique could be used, for example, to create contact lenses or glasses customized to a patient’s unique vision deficits, providing better vision than created by standardized [...]

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Benson stresses collaboration, cooperation at Staff Council appearance


Within the university community, the president said he is working to remove silos, push campuses to nurture many points of view and robust discussions, and encourage joint marketing and fundraising efforts.

Technology conference calling for proposals


Organizers of COLTT, set for Aug. 5-6 at CU-Boulder, welcome your innovative ideas, relevant experiences and sharable expertise pertaining to teaching with technology.

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Unlock the secrets to building a video game with CU MOOC


Learn to program your own video game in a course offered by Tim “Dr. T” Chamillard, associate professor of computer science at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. It begins next week.

UCCS joins with Army Reserve to create future computer security experts

UCCS joins with Army Reserve to create future computer security experts

UCCS is one of six universities and several large private employers that will work with the U.S. Army Reserve to create a new cadre of cyber security experts. On Feb. 10, university, industry, and Army Reserve representatives gathered on Capitol Hill to officially begin the Army Reserve Cyber Private Public Partnership Program Cyber P3. UCCS [...]

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Dropping names …

Daphne Greenwood, professor, Department of Economics at UCCS, recently led a community discussion based on the book she co-authored, “A Brighter Future: Improving the Standard of Living Now and for the Next Generation.”  Greenwood and co-author Richard P.F. Holt explored the causes behind a faltering standard of living in the United States since the early [...]

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Anthem breach update: How to enroll in credit protection services

Anthem Inc., parent company of one of the health insurance administrators for University of Colorado faculty and staff, has announced that current and former Anthem members dating back to 2004 can now enroll in two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft repair services through AllClear ID. Affected members can visit AnthemFacts.com to learn [...]

Five questions for Rebecca Laroche

Five questions for Rebecca Laroche

While in graduate school, UCCS professor Rebecca Laroche became interested in women writers in literary history. As she focused on literature from the 16th and 17th centuries, she began researching women’s roles in medicine and found there were just as many women in medicine as men.

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Anthem continues responding to concerns over data breach

Anthem Breach Update

Anthem Inc., parent company of one of the health insurance providers for CU faculty and staff, last week announced it was the victim of a highly sophisticated cyberattack in which data of tens of millions of current and past members was accessed.

Body cameras assist UCCS Police gather evidence, train officers

Body cameras assist UCCS Police gather evidence, train officers

Following unrest in Ferguson, Mo., the use of body cameras by law enforcement became a topic of national debate. While Pueblo and Colorado Springs police are testing their new body cameras, UCCS police officers have worn them since 2012. Lt. Marc Pino answered specific questions about the UCCS Police Department’s use of body-worn cameras. How long [...]

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Dropping names …

A staged reading of “Pearl of the Antilles” by Andrea Herrera – professor, women’s and ethnic studies program at UCCS – will be produced by Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center in Denver on July 11. “Pearl of the Antilles” chronicles the lives of several generations of Cuban women including one living in exile [...]

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Consider ramifications before posting to social media

You should think twice – no, three times – before posting to social media. Privacy does not exist in the world of social media. Consider what could happen if a post becomes widely known and how that might reflect on the subject of the post and the university. Search engines can turn up posts years after [...]

Beth-El students, faculty lead Valentine’s Day Bear Drive

Beth-El students, faculty lead Valentine’s Day Bear Drive

A team of student nurses and Beth-El College of Nursing and Health sciences faculty hope to make Valentine’s Day more fun for about 300 children who are patients at Children’s Hospital at Memorial Central. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at Build-A-Bear in the Chapel Hills Mall, student nurses and interested faculty, staff [...]

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Conley named dean of UCCS College of Education


Valerie Martin Conley, currently professor and chair of the Department of Counseling and Higher Education at Ohio University’s Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education, will become dean of the UCCS College of Education beginning July 1. Conley began her tenure at Ohio University in 2002. At the 21,000-student public university based in [...]

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University Staff performance reviews to start this month

The University Staff review cycle ended on Jan. 31 for most campuses. University Staff members in the CU system offices will receive their annual reviews several months earlier than in the past; for campuses, the schedule has not changed. Any merit raises will still take effect July 1. Each campus’s procedures for review are slightly [...]

Dropping names …

Mary Coussons-Read, executive vice chancellor, Academic Affairs, and professor, Department of Psychology at UCCS, will discuss new research at Feb. 10’s Café Scientifique at UCCS. The focus will be on how stress affects the outcome of human pregnancy by altering maternal inflammatory and endocrine activity, and how these changes may ultimately impact behavioral and immunological [...]

Q&A: Tom and Carole Huber

Five questions for Tom and Carole Huber

They met as undergraduates in Colorado Springs – Carole at Colorado College and Tom at the Air Force Academy — and their shared interest in geography has continued to shape their lives.Their most recent collaboration celebrates their home campus and is a highlight of the 50th anniversary of the founding of UCCS.

Title IX coordinators team for sexual harassment education

Title IX

A female student tells a faculty member of inappropriate touching that took place at an off-campus internship. An assistant professor fears bad committee assignments are the result of sexual harassment by the department chair. A student complains of harassment and blames a classroom discussion of same-sex marriage. As faculty, what do you do?

University Club discontinued, replaced by University Partners group

After 32 years, the UCCS University Club was discontinued following the fall 2014 semester. A new group called University Partners will take the reins, connecting UCCS with the Colorado Springs community regarding important topics that affect the Pikes Peak Region community and the university.  Founded 1982 as the UCCS Executive Club, the club sought to [...]

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Technology team works for smooth start to semester

Each semester, tens of thousands of students log into their campus’s student portal to access their schedules, add and drop classes and pay their student accounts. The biggest traffic on student systems technologies occurs during the first week of classes, which started Jan. 12 for CU-Boulder and Jan. 20 for CU Denver and UCCS. A [...]

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Campuses, system offer resources for social media users

Each of CU’s campuses and the system office has its own social media guidelines or policies. Find yours here: CU-Boulder UCCS CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus CU system

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Campus to celebrate turning 50

Campus to celebrate turning 50

Several long-serving members of the UCCS community will be honored today as part of the campus’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Festivities are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. today on El Pomar Plaza with a photograph of faculty and staff that mimics one taken in 1990 as part of 25th anniversary celebrations. From 4:30 p.m. to [...]

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Winters cited as influential professor

Marcus Winters, assistant professor in UCCS’s College of Education, has been named one of the top 200 university-based scholars who shape public discussions of education, ranking 181 in the 2015 RHSU Edu Scholar Public Influence rankings. The list of qualifying scholars includes a qualitative component, though the actual scores are composed entirely of quantitative metrics. [...]

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