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CU announces 2014-15 private support totals


Private contributions increased more than 19 percent during the fiscal year that ended June 30, setting a new one-year record of more than $375.4 million in support from individuals, foundations and corporations.

Coming soon: The new CU Connections

CU Connections

CU Connections next month will relaunch in a new, mobile-friendly Web platform with added features and more opportunities for faculty and staff to connect with news and information from across the University of Colorado.

UCCS earns gold rating for sustainability

UCCS earns gold rating for sustainability

UCCS recently earned a gold rating for its sustainability efforts from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Linda Kogan, director, Office of Sustainability, and Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak were notified July 13 of the campus ranking in the AASHE Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, STARS. “We appreciate AASHE’s recognition of efforts [...]

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CU Careers a powerful new solution for recruiting, hiring


As the University of Colorado gets ready to reinvent the way it recruits and manages talent, Employee Services has invited HCM Community members to a preview of new tools and software.

New name for CU student systems, related applications


The University of Colorado’s student systems and related enterprise applications have a new name. Formerly Integrated Student Information Systems (ISIS), the university’s suite of student applications is now CU Student Integrated Systems (CU-SIS).

Prenevost named Theatreworks managing director

Bill Prenevost, a Kansas City, Missouri-based arts management consultant, is the new managing director of Theatreworks. Prenevost has spent 13 years as an arts management consultant and his clients included interim senior management or marketing duties for Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center where he [...]

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Garnar named dean of Kraemer Family Library

Martin Garnar, a reference services librarian and professor of library science at Dayton Memorial Library at Regis University in Denver, has been named dean of the UCCS Kraemer Family Library following a national search. Since 1999, Garnar has been a faculty member at Regis University, a private, co-educational Roman Catholic, Jesuit University. He earned a [...]

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Garland is new director of University Center

Chad Garland, an 18-year higher education veteran with experience in event center management and conferences services, has been named the new director of the University Center at UCCS following a national search. As director, Garland will provide oversight of the daily operations of the University Center including Conference and Event Services. “The University Center as [...]

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Sexual misconduct policy update reflects changing legal landscape

Sexual Misconduct APS

The first update to CU’s sexual misconduct policy since 2012 reflects new federal, legislative and regulatory requirements and guidance, adding clarity and responsibilities for employees across the system.

Changes to four policies now in effect

APS Update

The Office of Policy and Efficiency last week announced changes to four administrative policy statements from the areas of academic affairs, fiscal and human resources.

Dan J. Wilson named CU treasurer


Formerly of UCAR, Willson succeeds Don Eldhart, and will be responsible for managing banking activities for all campuses, $2.2 billion of the university’s investments, and $1.6 billion of bonded debt issued by the university.

Coursera invests $150,000 in CU specialized MOOC track


CU is playing an important role in the development of a high-demand MOOC (massive open online course) specialization, partnering with Coursera to create a data warehouse concepts track that will provide learners value in the marketplace.

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COLTT: Early registration discount ends Monday

COLTT 2015

This year offers a great lineup that includes sessions such as, “Guild Wars: Addressing the Debate About Gamifying Higher Education,” by Diane Sieber, and “Teaching, Learning, and Assessment in a Time of Cyborg Learners,” by Janet Corral.

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Caution urged when choosing ultrasound testing

Consumers should be cautious of disease prevention claims made by some ultrasound screening companies, according to an associate dean at the CU School of Medicine. Erik Wallace, M.D., associate dean, CU School of Medicine Colorado Springs Branch, will deliver “Ultrasound Screening Tests: Buyer Beware” at a UCCS HealthCircle Community Lecture scheduled for 5:30 p.m. July [...]

HCM Workshop covers job descriptions, qualifications, competencies

HCM Workshop

With HCM Overview Workshops underway this week, Employee Services is gearing up for the next training session on Non-Person Profiles.

O’Connor named first compliance director at UCCS

Deborah O’Connor, former manager of University of Colorado Health’s compliance oversight, has been named the first UCCS campus compliance director and patient privacy officer. O’Connor will be responsible for helping ensure UCCS follows applicable state and federal laws for issues such as protecting patient privacy, part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Title [...]

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Enzman Hines chosen as Holistic Nurse of the Year

Mary Enzman Hines, professor emerita, Helen and Arthur E Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, received the 2015 Holistic Nurse of the Year Award at the American Holistic Nurses Association annual conference in June. The Holistic Nurse of the Year Award recognizes an AHNA member with outstanding innovation or a change in the [...]

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O’Reilly Herrera’s work to be performed

Andrea O’Reilly Herrera’s play “Tres Flores” will be read Saturday at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center in Denver. O’Reilly Herrera is a professor in the Women’s and Ethnic Studies Program. Chronicling the lives of several generations of Cuban women, “Tres Flores” portrays the cultural fragmentation and traumatic displacement that many diasporic Cubans and [...]

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Art and Ale Brew Festival returning to CU South Denver

The most popular annual community event at the Liniger Building at CU South Denver, the Art and Ale Brew Festival returns Aug. 14. Enjoy unlimited tastings from an amazing array of craft beers and food from local breweries and restaurants – over 75 in 2014. The festival also features dancing with live music, cornhole and [...]

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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