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Inclusiveness stressed at ‘homegrown’ Diversity Summit

Diversity Summit

Touted as a “homemade, homegrown event” by CU Denver Associate Vice Chancellor Brenda J. Allen, the University of Colorado Diversity Summit drew more than 500 faculty and staff for a daylong program of workshops and presentations.

Health Fair offers learning opportunity

Health Fair offers learning opportunity

The 2014 UCCS Health Fair, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Berger Hall, has many of the benefits of visiting a primary care provider with a couple of notable exceptions, according to Stephanie Hanenberg, director, Student Health Center. “There are no appointments, no co-pays, and no exams,” Hanenberg said. “We only [...]

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Jacobs named UCCS Employee of the Quarter

Whether it’s training library staff, coordinating course reserve services, maintaining the library’s lighting system or locking the doors at 3 a.m. during finals week, Kevin Jacobs is accustomed to working behind the scenes. But after recently being named Employee of the Quarter, Jacobs – library technician, Kraemer Family Library – may have to deal with [...]

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Dropping names …

      A team from the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development (SEHD), led by counseling faculty member Farah Ibrahim, shared information at the Rocky Mountain Association of Counselor Education and Supervision in Wyoming. Ibrahim, who submitted the topic proposal, was joined for the presentation by SEHD colleagues Edward Cannon, Diane Estrada, [...]

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Reminder: Proposals for CU Women Succeeding due Friday

The 13th Annual CU Women Succeeding Professional Development Symposium will be Feb. 26-27 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The Faculty Council Women’s Committee welcomes proposals from the CU community centered on this year’s theme, “Pioneering Women.” The committee is seeking knowledgeable and dynamic proposals that address the interests and concerns of CU women faculty [...]

Study of retirement plan vendors nears completion

retirement plan vendors

Deserae Frisk, chair of the University of Colorado Staff Council, gave members an update on the project during the governance group’s regular monthly meeting Oct. 16 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

50th Anniversary update: ‘Discovering Place – A UCCS Field Guide’ now available

Discovering Place – A UCCS Field Guide

Tom and Carole Huber did not set out to create a publication to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of UCCS. Instead, a project intended to celebrate and help preserve the treasures of campus and serve as the core of a course team-taught by the couple, grew into one of the cornerstones of the celebration [...]

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Election season brings reminder of guidelines on campaign activity

A variety of state and federal laws and regulations govern political expression and conduct in the university workplace.

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Higher education funding discussion draws crowd in Colorado Springs

A standing-room-only crowd of community supporters shared views about a new formula for funding higher education during a Colorado Department of Higher Education-sponsored meeting Oct. 9 at the Penrose Conference Center. Brenda Morrison, partner, Engaged Public, a firm hired by CDHE to gather public input, led the crowd of 100 in a discussion about HB-1319, a [...]

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President’s Teaching Scholars talk collaboration, meet with president

The President’s Teaching Scholars Program recently presented two special events where member scholars from across the CU system gathered. The program’s annual fall retreat took place at CU-Boulder. Meeting under the theme of “Collaboration and the Forces of Change,” the scholars discussed their own projects and spoke with CU-Boulder Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Russell [...]

Dropping names …

David P. Tracer, professor and chair of Health & Behavioral Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, co-published a chapter titled “Cruel to be Kind?: Effects of Sanctions and Third Party Enforcement on Generosity in Papua New Guinea” (pdf) in the 2014 Sage Foundation volume “Experimenting with Social Norms: Fairness and Punishment [...]

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Fall Financial Expos coming to campuses starting Monday

Online registration for Employee Services’ 2014 Fall Financial Expos has closed, but faculty and staff may still register the day of each event by visiting the registration booths. The expos are coming to each CU campus Oct. 21-27. For a full schedule of events, visit www.cu.edu/expo-schedule. All are welcome to attend the Expo’s Dollars & [...]

CU names Technology Transfer leader

CU names Technology Transfer leader

Kate Tallman, who has served in the position as interim since July 2013, will lead CU’s Office of Technology Transfer, which manages and commercializes intellectual property resulting from research at CU.

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UCCS forum to focus on entrepreneurship and regional economic forecast

UCCS forum to focus on entrepreneurship and regional economic forecast

The relatively robust Colorado economy is attributed to innovation and entrepreneurship, activities that both create jobs and lessen dependence on a few large employers. But what must southern Colorado do to be part of this statewide trend? National and local experts from UCCS, Wells Fargo and Company, and local business leaders will discuss entrepreneurship and [...]

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New faculty roundup: UCCS

New faculty members who have joined UCCS this fall include 11 instructors from the colleges of Engineering and Applied Science, Letters, Arts and Sciences, the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Kraemer Family Library. They are: Karin Larkin, Department of Anthropology, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences — Larkin previously was a curator [...]

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Tenure review policy undergoes minor changes

The policy had been held over for final approval to allow System Administration and the campuses to work on some minor revisions to Appendix B of the newly revised policy, as suggested by CU Denver.

Pedal Perks encourages campus members to bike to work

Pedal Perks encourages campus members to bike to work

A new UCCS program is aiming to get faculty, staff and students to commute to and from campus using only their bikes. Pedal Perks is a yearlong bicycle commuter incentive program launched Sept. 5 at Bike Jam. The program promotes active transportation in an effort to integrate individual wellness and campus sustainability. Evolving out of the [...]

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Headle to lead cemetery tour

Students in Barbara Headle’s “The Last Great Necessity: Cemeteries, Memory and American History” course will team with faculty, former students and returning volunteers to lead tours of the Fountain Fairview Cemetery on Oct. 18. After extensive research, students will don period dress and relate the stories of the people who settled and developed the Fountain [...]

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Dropping names …

Jim Muniz, physical plant manager, Department of Facilities Services at UCCS, recently received the Certified Educational Facilities Professional credential by APPA, a professional association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities management. Muniz supervises custodial and surplus operations and directs procurement services. New faculty members who have joined UCCS include 10 instructors from the colleges of [...]

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Shop for advice at Dollars & Sense Market

You may need to get on a waiting list to attend some of the talks at Employee Services’ Fall Financial Expos, but you’ll have guaranteed access to key financial resources at the event’s central gathering space: the Dollars & Sense Market. While there’s now a waiting list to attend CU Money Talks at three campus [...]

Faculty Council GLBTI symposium to consider health equity

The University of Colorado Faculty Council GLBTI Committee is sponsoring its third annual symposium to provide a forum for faculty, staff and students at CU to exchange ideas and learn new strategies for inclusiveness throughout the university. Theme of the event, set for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Trivisible Room, Research [...]

Staff Council looks for early jump on policy reviews

In its first meeting of the new academic year, the University of Colorado Staff Council solidified membership for two committees that will focus on university policies and council engagement. Those committee members then discussed goals for the year.

UCCS ready to move forward on sports and performance center following state approval

UCCS ready to move forward on sports and performance center following state approval

UCCS will move forward with planning for a new sports and wellness center on North Nevada Avenue following a Sept. 11 vote of the Colorado Economic Development Commission. The unanimous vote approved final details of an agreement for $120.5 million in state tax incentives for the Colorado Springs City for Champions project. “We are thrilled [...]

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Vogt to kick off new lecture series in Pueblo

Brandon Vogt, assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at UCCS, will join with a National Weather Service meteorologist to deliver an Oct. 2 inaugural “Night With a Geographer” lecture beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Steelworks Center of the West in Pueblo. Vogt and Steven Hodanish, senior meteorologist with the National [...]

Dropping names …

Dena Samuels, assistant professor in the UCCS Women’s and Ethnic Studies Program, recently published “The Culturally Inclusive Educator: Preparing for a Multicultural World” (Teachers College Press, New York). The 176-page text examines discrepancies between current educational cultural climate and the need to prepare for a growing multicultural population. … University Veterinarian Jori Leszczynski, director of the Office [...]

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Employee Services sets Fall Financial Expos for October

It’s going to be a very money-minded October for CU employees. Amid the really fun parts of this monthlong financial focus (online quizzes, gift giveaways, etc.) will be a valuable centerpiece: you, face-to-face, with experts who can help you set course on the financial path that meets your needs. Employee Services’ Fall Financial Expos, Oct. [...]

ELP Award Nominations due by 5 p.m. Friday

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Excellence in Leadership Award until 5 p.m. Friday. Since 2000, this university-sponsored leadership program has graduated 449 university faculty and staff. The award recognizes an ELP alumnus who has shown exemplary leadership at the university in one or more areas: Leadership of organizations, [...]

Record property donation boosts mission at CU South Denver

Record property donation boosts mission at CU South Denver

Valued at $40 million, the gift of The Wildlife Experience facility in Douglas County from Dave and Gail Liniger and their family to CU was announced Sept. 11 at the Board of Regents meeting.

UCCS basketball signs middle school prospect

UCCS Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Culver on Sept. 8 signed an 11-year-old Colorado Springs boy to a national letter of intent. Culver signed Kavan Brown, a student at Sproul Junior High School, as a member of the team, making him immediately eligible to participate in team activities. Brown will wear number 50, noting the university’s golden [...]

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McPike named executive director and chief of police at UCCS


Brian McPike, interim executive director of the Department of Public Safety at UCCS, had the interim removed from his title during a Sept. 8 department ceremony. The executive director also serves as chief of police. McPike took a police officer’s oath before department officers in dress uniforms. McPike was named interim executive director in April [...]

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