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Enrollment gains pave way for growth in budget

2015 Budget

The CU Board of Regents on Tuesday passed an operating budget of $3.55 billion for 2015-16, reflecting expected gains in enrollment and increases in health services revenue and state funding.

Diversity numbers highlight successes, challenges


The University of Colorado’s Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver campuses have posted impressive gains the past few years in the number of ethnic minority students both enrolled and awarded degrees, the Board of Regents heard Tuesday.

Regents roundup

A CU-Boulder proposal to change Women and Gender Studies from a program to a department was approved Tuesday by the CU Board of Regents.

Tenure list: June 2015

The Board of Regents on Tuesday approved tenure for 105 faculty members across the system.

Staff Council announces leadership for coming year

New officers were introduced and other business was wrapped up during the University of Colorado Staff Council’s June 18 video conference.

Heath: Ballot initiative might ease strain on state funding of higher ed

Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder

Boulder Sen. Rollie Heath says a ballot initiative in the works for 2016 would take aim at loosening the grip of TABOR spending limitations, which leave higher education especially vulnerable to budget cuts.

New building blocks of human resources on display at July workshops

As the University of Colorado gets ready to roll out upgraded tools and programs that will change the way it pays, manages and hires employees, Employee Services has invited HCM Community members to sneak peeks of the software.

Campus joins support effort for instructor’s son, injured in shark attack

Friends and family members of Sarah Treschl, senior instructor, Department of English, have established a Go Fund Me account to help with medical expenses related to a shark attack. Treschl’s 16-year-old son, Hunter, was attacked by a shark while swimming off the North Carolina coast during a vacation. Hunter was seriously injured in the attack [...]

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Pollock steps down as chair of CU Health and Welfare Trust


It’s official E. Jill Pollock — 2015 Administrator of the Year Award winner, a champion for the advancement of women in the workplace and a driving force behind the University of Colorado Health and Welfare Trust — has stepped down as chair of the Trust Committee. Pollock was instrumental in implementing CU’s Health and Welfare [...]

Wienholtz promoted to director

Sabrina Wienholtz, assistant director of the Department of Student Life and Leadership, recently was promoted to a newly created position as director of student clubs, organizations and leadership, effective June 1. Wienholtz will provide oversight of student clubs and organizations, the Student Government Association, the Launching Integrity, Values and Excellence Leadership Program, the Scribe student [...]

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Gatlin to direct Chancellor’s Leadership Class, UCCSlead

Garrett Gatlin was appointed director of the Chancellor’s Leadership Class and UCCSlead on June 1 following a national search. UCCSlead expands on the Chancellor’s Leadership Class scholarship program to reach students of all academic levels. Eventually, Gatlin hopes to reach as many as 1,000 students with leadership training similar to what an executive might receive [...]

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Dropping names …

Stephen Cucchiara, assistant director, Office of Student Activities at UCCS, recently published “Co-Curricular Participation Drives Adult Student Excellence” in “The Evolllution,” an online newspaper focused on higher education topics. See the article at http://www.evolllution.com/opinions/co-curricular-participation-drives-adult-student-excellence/ … Mitch Handelsman, professor of psychology at CU Denver, co-authored a book, “Ethical Dilemmas in Psychotherapy: Positive Approach to Decision Making” (American [...]

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Registration open for Coleman Conference

Registration is open for the 15th Annual Coleman Institute Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology, set for Oct. 15 at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield. This year’s theme is “Inequality and the Rights of People With Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access.” More than two dozen interdisciplinary speakers will present on public policy, [...]

Five questions for John Carson


A decade ago, he won election to the Douglas County Board of Education. Last year, the Highlands Ranch Republican won a seat on the CU Board of Regents. It’s not a stretch to say his high-profile involvement in state public education took root at CU-Boulder.

Fundraising continues for pilot military and veteran student services program

UCCS is making substantial progress on a $2 million, privately funded effort to launch a new program to help military and veteran students successfully transition from active duty to the classroom and to new careers.

Galleries of Contemporary Art to dazzle with Fourth Annual Brilliant fundraiser

Galleries of Contemporary Art to dazzle with Fourth Annual Brilliant fundraiser

GOCA will present its fourth annual art party extravaganza, BRILLIANT, on Saturday at 121 S. Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs. BRILLIANT combines art, technology, mixology, performance, and music to completely transform GOCA 121 and the Nosh restaurant patio into the ultimate party. In the words of Daisy McConnell, director, UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art, [...]

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Dropping names …

More than 50 classified and professional exempt staff members were recognized with 2015 service awards on May 13 during the spring staff luncheon at UCCS. The award recipients are: 5 years of service 10 years of service Garrett Swasey, police officer, Department of Public Safety; Scott Switzer, instructional designer, Faculty Resource Center; David Walker, equipment [...]

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Davidson to discuss Everest adventure

“Climbing Everest: The Adventure and Scare of a Lifetime” is the topic of a special speaker event at 5 p.m. June 20 at the Liniger Building at CU South Denver. High-altitude climber and author Jim Davidson was intending to climb Mount Everest in April. While he was on the mountain, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Everest [...]

Social media tip: Come to terms

Whether posting personally or on behalf of the university, familiarize yourself with the terms of service of any social media platform employed. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms Twitter: https://twitter.com/tos LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=user_agreement&trk=hb_ft_userag YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/t/terms  

Scholarship of teaching, learning highlighted at meeting

President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative

The President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative – CU’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program – recently hosted a poster session at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, where researchers discussed projects and heard from CU-Boulder’s Steven Pollock.

Elevate: Gaining efficiencies for CU


The Elevate program is a collaboration between CU system administration and the campuses to enhance how the university does business. It’s all about increasing simplification, standardization and productivity for CU as it upgrades its HR and Finance systems.

Mountain Lions successfully secure 500 for $50K challenge

Mountain Lions successfully secure 500 for $50K challenge

The UCCS men’s and women’s basketball teams will begin the 2015-16 seasons with more than $60,000 in additional scholarship funding with the successful completion of the 500 for $50K Challenge. UCCS received $14,340 from 563 gifts to gain the $50,000 in scholarship funding from an anonymous donor for a campaign total of $64,340. “The UCCS [...]

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Reed named dean of UCCS School of Public Affairs


George E. Reed, an associate dean of the School of Leadership and Education at the University of San Diego and former faculty member at the U.S. Army War College, will be dean of the UCCS School of Public Affairs. Reed was selected following a national search. Since 2006, Reed has been a faculty member in [...]

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Dropping names …

Associate Professor sj Miller is this year’s winner of the Joanne Arnold Courage and Commitment Award from the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on GLBT Issues at CU-Boulder. The award honors outstanding educators and advocates for the LGBTQ community. In his first year at CU-Boulder, he has provided inclusive classrooms for LGBTQIA students, has been an effective [...]

CU Connections begins summer publication schedule

Even if you’ll be away from your campus for any of this summer, you can stay up to date on happenings across the University of Colorado system by connecting with CU Connections. The Connections summer schedule begins with today’s issue as we shift to biweekly publication. No new issues are scheduled to appear on the [...]

A Place for You at CU: ‘Keep the goal in mind’

A Place for You at CU: ‘Keep the goal in mind’

A CU-Boulder student talks about a program, funded by a CU system Diversity and Excellence Grant, that provides learning tools and encourages low-income, first-generation and underrepresented minorities to apply to professional programs at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Unstoppable Women’s Luncheon at UCCS draws 400

Unstoppable Women’s Luncheon at UCCS

Community supporters and business leaders gathered Wednesday at the Gallogly Events Center for the campus’s largest annual fundraising event, which honored Jan Martin along with Karen Possehl Women’s Endowment graduating scholars.

17-year-old graduates before earning driver’s license, high school diploma

With what he calls “faith, trust and pixie dust,” a Colorado Springs youth earned a bachelor’s degree from UCCS two weeks before he’ll graduate from high school or pass his driver’s license exam. Jacob Reichard, 17, graduated Friday with a Bachelor of Innovation in Computer Security from the UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science. [...]

CU spreads proven practices to InfoEd users at 2015 User Group Meeting

From UIS: CU is a proven leader and strategic partner with many of our technology vendors. InfoEd, the provider of our electronic Research Administration (eRA) applications, attracts approximately 250 practitioners to its annual User Group Meeting (UGM). In 2015, CU is sending 10 research administration employees from CU-Boulder, CU Denver and system administration to participate [...]

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CU Connections summer publication schedule begins May 28

Even if you’ll be away from your campus for any of this summer, you can stay up to date on happenings across the University of Colorado system by connecting with CU Connections. The Connections summer schedule begins May 28, when we shift to biweekly publication. No new issues are scheduled to appear on the following [...]