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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

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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

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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 [...]

Shoemaker to faculty: We won’t always agree, but let’s work together

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Regent Linda Shoemaker made her first appearance before the Faculty Council last week, speaking and taking questions during the group’s last meeting of the academic year.

Interactive map shows 50 years of UCCS

Celebrating the university’s 50th anniversary with a new map is a logical extension for a geography faculty member. But a map created by John Harner, professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Marta Blanco-Castaño and Glenn Xavier, undergraduate students, goes well beyond helping someone navigate between two points. The new, online map created by the [...]

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Dropping names …

Eight people accepted teaching and non-teaching positions at UCCS in April. They are: Bogdan Crivin, laboratory support technician, College of Engineering; Bernard Josephs, custodian, Facilities Services; Alessandra Langfels, program assistant, Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering; Leilani Mullins, admissions counselor, Admissions Counseling and Student Recruitment; Glenalee Nozawa, accountant, bookstore; Elena Rothfuss, receptionist, Department of Human [...]

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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 [...]

Social media tip: Don’t feed the troll

Don’t feed the troll! When using social media, never engage in arguments or negative dialogue when someone disagrees with your post. If you are able to reach out to your critic in a positive way, you might find a compromise and/or make a new friend.  

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Five questions for Alexander Soifer

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When asked to explain how he chose to immerse himself in the fields of mathematics, art and film history, the UCCS professor easily answers: “I am a student of Beauty in all her manifestations.”

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Plan comparison tool helps simplify medical plan choices

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Side-by-side explanations of CU’s four health plans will help employees make their choices. Open Enrollment closes at 5 p.m. Monday.

Boettcher grants $175,000 to UCCS arts complex construction

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The Ent Center for the Arts will be a five-venue facility representing a partnership among the university, six community arts partners and three local school districts.

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CU Foundation meets on campus

CU Foundation meets on campus

UCCS hosted key meetings Friday for the University of Colorado Foundation’s Board of Trustees and Board of Directors. The board of trustees is the university’s leading volunteer group while the board of directors oversees the foundation tasked with managing $300 million in annual private support to CU and a $1.08 billion endowment. At the trustee [...]

New UCCS head women’s cross country coach selected

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Corey Kubatzky has been named head coach of the UCCS women’s cross country team and of the distance and middle distance track and field teams. He has served as interim head coach since January. “I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with student-athletes who have set a high level of expectation both academically [...]

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UCCS celebrates faculty, staff at Campus Awards

Outstanding faculty and staff were recognized during the UCCS 2015 Campus Awards Ceremony on April 29. The awards and honorees included: Kraemer Family Library — Campus Sustainability Award; Eric Olson, professor, College of Business, and director, Sport Management Program — Chancellor’s Award; Tom Napierkowski, professor, Department of English — Surprise Chancellor’s Award; Benek Altayli, director, [...]

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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 [...]

Faculty Council chooses new leadership team for coming year

Faculty Council chooses new leadership team for coming year

Faculty Council last week elected new leadership for the next academic year and honored one of its members with the annual Distinguished Service Award.

Herrera’s creativity, volunteerism garner Chase Faculty Community Service Award

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Andrea Herrera, professor and director of the Women’s and Ethnic Studies (WEST) Program at UCCS, is the 2014-15 recipient of the Chase Faculty Community Service Award.

Budget in the books

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Gov. John Hickenlooper last week signed the state’s budget for 2015-16, which includes a $17 million increase for the University of Colorado.

Know how to navigate benefits enrollment in the portal

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With Open Enrollment in full swing, many CU employees have learned all about plan changes and made health care decisions. Now, all that’s left to do is enroll by May 11.

At lecture, actor Burton discusses love of reading

Former “Star Trek” actor and Emmy Award-winning “Reading Rainbow” host LeVar Burton entertained and educated a crowded Gallogly Events Center during an April 27 lecture. “My life has been immeasurably changed by the books I’ve read,” Burton said. Chris Bell, assistant professor, Department of Communication, and director, Center for Excellence in Communication, introduced Burton after sharing his story [...]

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Tallman named to board of Colorado BioScience Association

Kate Tallman, associate vice president of the CU Technology Transfer Office, has been appointed a member of the board of the Colorado BioScience Association. Board members commit to a three-year term and work in partnership with CBSA staff to support the growth of Colorado’s more than 600 bioscience companies. Tallman has responsibility for intellectual property [...]

Knell named Employee of the Quarter

Lindsay Knell’s dedication – whether overseeing the daily operations of the office, managing course schedule preparation, orienting new lectures to campus, and supporting an employee search – was recently recognized as the program assistant for the School of Public Affairs at UCCS was named Employee of the Quarter. “[Lindsay] is responsive to all of our [...]

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