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CU health savings account to debut during Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment 2015

The new accounts offer three main benefits – tax-free health savings, the ability to grow those savings, and spending on qualified medical expenses anytime, from today throughout your retirement.

Offices find new homes across campus

Sustainability House

With spring-cleaning season just around the corner, a number of UCCS offices are preparing to move, while others settle into new spaces. The Accounting and Budget & Planning offices moved to 1873 University Office Park on March 25. According to Gayanne Scott, assistant vice chancellor, Finance and Human Resources, the move provides more space for [...]

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Larson named TTO Inventor of the Year

Michael Larson, El Pomar Chair of Engineering and Innovation at UCCS, recently received Inventor of the Year honors from the CU Office of Technology Transfer. Larson was recognized during the annual Mountain Lion Research Day event for his work to develop a laser tissue fusion device to make nasal septal surgery easier with shorter healing [...]

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Cash in on financial wellness tools during Smart Money week

Money Smart Week, April 18-25, is an opportunity for faculty and staff to reflect on their personal finances following tax season. Started by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 and designed to raise financial awareness, the week is an opportunity to build financial literacy. Communities around Colorado offer events to increase knowledge of [...]

Get your genius on with CUSP

The April 30 deadline for the 2015 CUSP program is fast approaching. CUSP, which stands for CU Shared Practices, is the systemwide, best practices program that honors employee innovations and business process improvements. CUSP accepts submissions from all campuses, and awards cash prizes – four awards of $1,000 and one grand prize of $1,500 – [...]

Funding opportunity: Call for PTLC Faculty Researchers

Applications for the 2015-2016 cohort of President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC) Faculty Researchers are now being accepted. Central to the work of the PTLC is creating and publishing scholarship in teaching and learning that contributes both to theory and effective teaching practice in and across disciplines. To this end, each Faculty Researcher designs and [...]

President Benson’s town hall series continues Monday

CU President Bruce Benson has begun a spring slate of Town Hall meetings, where faculty and staff at all four campuses and system administration are invited to hear an update on the university. His next appearance will be Monday at UCCS. Benson plans to speak on state funding, the CU Foundation to Advancement transition, the [...]

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Off-cycle system policy changes in effect this month

The Office of Policy and Efficiency announced the changes to Administrative Policy Statements from the academic/research, administrative/general, facilities, information technology and student areas.

Dropping names …

Raphael Sassower, professor in the Department of Philosophy at UCCS, recently published “Compromising the Ideals of Science,” a book that uses an historical approach to examine the conditions under which scientists compromised the ideals of science, and offers some ways in which the expectations of the scientific enterprise can be transformed. Eight people accepted teaching [...]

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Staff members honored for service to campuses, greater communities

Staff members honored for service to campuses, greater communities

Four awardees received trophies and $1,000 prizes from UCSC at last week’s All Staff Council Conference at History Colorado in Denver.

Heritage Society donors celebrated for making a difference

Heritage Society donors celebrated for making a difference

From academic research to scholarship endowments to building construction, donor generosity is playing a vital role at CU more than ever.

State wants improved medical response to campus sex assault victims

State wants improved medical response to campus sex assault victims

House Bill 1220 would require institutions of higher education to establish agreements with nearby medical facilities with specialists who may provide treatment to students in need of sexual assault exams.

Mapping guides show paths of retirement investments in July

Mapping guides show how your retirement investments will be treated

CU 401(a) and 403(b) plan participants can see the exact funds into which they’ll be reinvested by reviewing the Plans’ mapping guides, now available.

New program aims to help at-risk employees prevent diabetes

New program aims to help at-risk employees prevent diabetes

More than 140 CU Health Plan participants, including University of Colorado employees, are the first to participate in this free, innovative, lifestyle-change program led by trained lifestyle coaches.

Issues facing higher education cross public, private boundaries

Gen. Michelle Johnson, left, responds to a question while Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak listens at an April 2 community event.

The leaders of El Paso County’s four higher education institutions face similar issues and work cooperatively to solve them. UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, USAFA Superintendent Gen. Michelle Johnson, Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler and Pikes Pike Community College President Lance Bolton shared issues and strategies with campus and community leaders April 2 as part of [...]

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Companion to review USDA grants

Companion

Michèle Companion, associate professor in the Department of Sociology at UCCS, was recently selected to serve on the National Institute of Food and Agriculture within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Food Project Competitive Grant Program review panel. The panel members will assist in the allocation of about $9 million authorized by Congress to support [...]

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Dropping names …

C. Edward Chow, professor, and Chuan Yue, assistant professor, both in the UCCS College of Engineering, were recently notified they will receive the National Security Agency’s Excellence in Information Assurance Education designation. The designation is effective through 2021, the longest term possible. Chow and Yue will receive their designations at an official event in June. [...]

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Ensure the security of your social media account

A compromise of your account can lead to malicious entities posting inappropriate or even illegal material on your behalf. This could lead to reputational risk to the university. If you post on behalf of the university to social media sites be sure to use a different password for each your official social media accounts, personal [...]

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Regents OK modest increases to tuition, compensation

Regents OK modest increases to tuition, compensation

The board on Monday voted to approve a slate of modest tuition increases, among the lowest rate increases proposed in nearly a decade, and well below the 6 percent maximum allowed by the Legislature.

UCCS, Ent Federal Credit Union extend agreement; new arts venue named

UCCS, Ent Federal Credit Union extend agreement; new arts venue named

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs and Ent Federal Credit Union will sign a 15-year marketing and operating agreement during a 3 p.m. March 31 ceremony at the University Center, room 116. UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak and Ent CEO Randy Bernstein will officially sign documents that name the soon to be constructed UCCS visual and [...]

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Classified Staff reviews underway this month

Evaluations for all University of Colorado classified staff members must take place in April. This process is the same for each campus, and evaluations must be turned in to campus human resources offices by May 1. Any merit raises still will take effect July 1. Classified Staff review cycle deadlines: April 1, performance cycle begins. [...]

President Benson’s town hall series continues Wednesday

CU President Bruce Benson has begun a spring slate of Town Hall meetings, where faculty and staff at all four campuses and system administration are invited to hear an update on the university and responses to questions posed by employees. He began the series this week at CU Denver and will make his next appearance [...]

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CU Advocates Day connects supporters, lawmakers

President Bruce Benson

The sound of the CU fight song reverberating across the walls of the House of Representatives isn’t an everyday experience at Colorado’s Capitol.

Expanded health care options to be offered during Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment 2015

This spring, faculty and staff will gain access to expanded health care options — including a health care plan offering services nationwide, coverage for acupuncture and a comprehensive diabetes prevention program.

Six community members honored by Board of Regents

Six community members honored by Board of Regents

Honorary degrees, Distinguished Service Award to be presented at spring commencements.

Campus leaders unveil University Studies program

About one-third of next fall’s UCCS freshman class will have a different first-semester experience from their predecessors. During a March 18 campus forum, UCCS leaders unveiled a new program for students who have not decided on a major, have low academic index scores or are pre-business, pre-nursing, pre-business majors. Called University Studies, the program delivers [...]

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Dropping names …

UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak recently received a humanitarian award from the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross. Shockley-Zalabak received the award during an evening ceremony at the Antler’s Hilton Hotel. Eight other individuals were also honored as Colorado Springs Hometown Heroes. To see a video interview with Shockley-Zalabak, visit http://communique.uccs.edu/?p=18225 Henrikka Weir, assistant [...]

President Benson’s town hall series begins Wednesday

CU President Bruce Benson next week begins a spring slate of Town Hall meetings, where faculty and staff at all four campuses and system administration are invited to hear an update on the university and responses to questions posed by employees. His first appearance will be Wednesday at CU Denver. Benson plans to speak on [...]

Funding opportunity: Call for PTLC Faculty Researchers

Applications for the 2015-2016 cohort of President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC) Faculty Researchers are now being accepted. Central to the work of the PTLC is creating and publishing scholarship in teaching and learning that contributes both to theory and effective teaching practice in and across disciplines. To this end, each Faculty Researcher designs and [...]

Free info session precedes next My New Weigh class

Have you tried everything to lose weight, only to regain? Are you ready for a new way? Discover My New Weigh, medically supervised weight management, available at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Specifically designed for those needing to lose at least 30 pounds or those with health issues related to their weight, this [...]