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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

McPike

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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Sassower receives Spirit of the Springs award

Raphael Sassower, professor in the Department of Philosophy at UCCS, was honored by Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach with a Spirit of the Springs Award. The award, presented Sept. 9 in a brief ceremony at the City Administration building during a mayor’s press briefing, recognized Sassower for his campus and community contributions since joining UCCS [...]

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Dropping names …

Angela Sauaia, a professor at the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH), has published a new book “The Quest for Health Equity.”  In the book, Sauaia lays out a roadmap to address health disparities. Sauaia said she wrote the book to gather information together in one place with solutions based on scientific evidence and critical [...]

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In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder John H. Hodges, 85, faculty retiree. Sept. 2, 2014. Susan L. Miles, 68, exempt professional retiree. July 13, 2014. Lenard Millert Sipes, 62, classified staff retiree. July 15, 2014. Patricia Soto Hoffmann, 36, faculty. [...]

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ELP Award Nominations due Sept. 26

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Excellence in Leadership Award through Sept. 26. ELP is a university-sponsored leadership program that seeks to develop high-potential individuals as effective leaders. Since 2000, the program has been supported by the Office of the President and has graduated 449 university faculty and staff. [...]

Call for proposals: 13th Annual CU Women Succeeding Symposium

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 [...]

Request for nominations: 2014 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award

The Women’s Committee of the Faculty Council requests nominations for the 2014 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award. This award recognizes and honors an outstanding faculty member of the University of Colorado for efforts to advance women in academia, interdisciplinary scholarly contributions and distinguished teaching. Instituted in 1992, the award is named for Elizabeth Gee, [...]

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

Samuels

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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