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Gatlin chosen as interim director for Chancellor’s Leadership Class

Garrett Gatlin – a UCCS lecturer, research intern at the Center for Creative Leadership, and assistant director of a local nonprofit – has been named the interim director of the Chancellor’s Leadership Class. Gatlin will lead the student scholarship and leadership development program for the 2014-15 academic year. Since January, Gatlin has worked as a [...]

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Szpyrka, Reynolds, Scott and Moore in new roles at UCCS

Szpyrka Scott Reynolds Moore Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak announced several administrative organizational changes, including the assignment of duties following the resignation of Brian Burnett, senior executive vice chancellor, Administration and Finance. Burnett’s last day at UCCS is Aug. 1. He will become vice president for finance and chief financial officer for the University of Missouri System. (See [...]

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In memoriam: Donald Schwartz

Former UCCS Chancellor and faculty emeritus Donald Schwartz died July 4, 2014, in Colorado Springs. He was 86. He was named the second chancellor of UCCS in January 1978 and resigned as chancellor Dec. 31, 1982. He was a professor of chemistry until his retirement in January 1993. During his time as chancellor, campus enrollment [...]

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CU to review retirement plans

CU to review retirement plans

Employee Services is undertaking a study to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the 401(a) and 403(b) savings plans, which have not been extensively reviewed in more than 20 years.

Employee feedback helps improve Benefits Enrollment tool

Employee feedback helps improve Benefits Enrollment tool

Work is underway to develop CU’s Benefits Enrollment tool for year-round use, which will accommodate employees with major life events.

Vice Chancellor Burnett selected for Missouri position

Brian Burnett, senior executive vice chancellor, Administration and Finance, was named vice president for finance and chief financial officer for the University of Missouri System June 20. MU President Timothy M. Wolfe announced Burnett’s appointment following a meeting of the University of Missouri Board of Curators. Burnett is expected to begin the Columbia, Mo.-based position [...]

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Update: Social climate survey shows many positives, some room for improvement

The University of Colorado has a tolerant, respectful social climate, according to a recent systemwide survey requested by the Board of Regents, though some areas present opportunities for improvement.

Garage plan gets mixed reviews from regents committee

CU-Boulder underground parking garage plan

The $24.8 million project was advanced by the committee to the full board, along with all other capital projects proposed by all the campuses in their two-year and five-year plans. Regents will consider the proposals at the board’s June 26-27 meeting at CU Denver.

Kansas paycard program offers good case study for CU

Kansas paycard program offers good case study for CU

If the idea of CU abandoning paper payroll checks for paycards alarms you, just look to the state’s neighbor to the east for reassurance of just how useful the university’s new payment type can be.

Bonfils names campus its Outstanding Blood Drive Partner

Bonfils names campus its Outstanding Blood Drive Partner

UCCS on Monday was named the 2013 Outstanding Blood Drive Partner by Bonfils Blood Center during a Southern Colorado Community Partner Appreciation Dinner at the Sangre de Christo Arts Center, Pueblo. Mathew Roesemann, budget analyst, Division of Resource Management, accepted the award on behalf of the university from Bryan Krueger, Bonfils president and CEO. UCCS [...]

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Police officers represent UCCS at Peace Officers Memorial Service

Brian McPike, interim chief of police of the Department of Public Safety at UCCS, and other members of the campus police department attended the 21st Annual Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers Memorial Service on May 16 at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs. McPike said the event was an opportunity for campus officers to interact with [...]

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Berning’s innovative cooking program wins award

Jacqueline R. Berning, professor and chair of the health science department at UCCS and a registered dietitian nutritionist, has been named the recipient of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s 2014 Mary Abbott Hess Award for Recognition of an Innovative Food and Nutrition Effort. The Hess award annually recognizes original work – such as [...]

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Dropping names …

Pam Shockley-Zalabak, UCCS chancellor, received the S. Jerrard “Jerry” Smith Community Service Award from Pikes Peak United Way during a June 3 lunch at The Broadmoor. The award is named for the late United Way CEO who introduced the 2-1-1 assistance line and started the process for the Quality of Life indicators. The award goes [...]

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Five questions for April Lanotte

April Lanotte

The UCCS educator has loved science since she was young, spending time gazing up at the sky with her amateur astronomer father, and her interest hasn’t waned.

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Scholarship luncheon raises $100,000

UCCS scholarship luncheon raises $100,000

The Karen Possehl Women’s Endowment scholars are the living embodiment of the phrase, “Nothing is impossible: but sometimes, it just takes a little longer.”

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Galleries of Contemporary Art to dazzle creative scene with third annual Brilliant

Galleries of Contemporary Art to dazzle creative scene with third annual Brilliant

“BRILLIANT 2014,” the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art’s third annual art party fundraiser extravaganza, is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 14 on the Nosh Restaurant Patio and GOCA 121, 121 S. Tejon St. Free parking will be provided in the Plaza of the Rockies garage for this event. Advance tickets are now available at www.uccs.edu/goca. [...]

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Professor combines two passions – baseball and math – with community outreach

Professor combines two passions – baseball and math – with community outreach

Calculating a baseball pitcher’s Earned Run Average is not college-level math. But that’s OK with Gene Abrams, professor, Department of Mathematics, UCCS, who uses all things baseball to teach students in grades four through eight that mathematics surrounds them and that the subject is both interesting and fun. Since 2002, Abrams has been part of [...]

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Distance learning group honors CSTEME efforts

The Colorado Distance Learning Association recently awarded the UCCS Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education with its Program of the Year. Dave Khaliqi, director of CSTEME, was cited for creating a program that is a model for outreach from institutions of higher education to elementary, middle, and secondary schools. The program also helps [...]

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Myers receives Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship

Carla Myers, assistant professor in the Kraemer Family Library at UCCS, recently was awarded the Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship by the American Library Association. The scholarship supports research and advanced study for early- to-mid-career librarians who are interested in intellectual property, public policy and copyright issues. The scholarship awards $1,000 and is named in [...]

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Students, faculty participate in Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance competition

Thirty-three UCCS students under the direction of Tracy Gonzalez-Padron, associate professor, College of Business, and director of the campus Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, served as evaluators for the annual Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance awards program April 10. As evaluators, the students performed background research such as on-site visits and interviews, and provided written summaries [...]

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UCCS leaders share good budget news

Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak and Brian Burnett, senior executive vice chancellor, Administration and Finance, shared what both called the “best UCCS budget news in a decade” at a May 7 all-campus forum. Before a crowd of 80 faculty and staff members, Burnett highlighted actions by the Colorado General Assembly and effects of increased enrollment tuition revenues. He [...]

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Greenwood presents at global governance conference

Daphne Greenwood, professor in the Department of Economics at UCCS, presented “Fiscal Sustainability Indicators: From the Traditional to the Useful” on April 10 in Florence, Italy, as part of a Global Governance Programme workshop at the European University Institute’s Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. Other speakers included economists from the United Nations, European Union [...]

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Wurtele serves on abuse-prevention task force

Sandy Wurtele, professor in the Department of Psychology at UCCS, and associate dean, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, recently completed service as a member of the nine-person Safe Sport Program Review Task Force for USA Swimming. The task force responded to an independent assessment of USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program, which is intended to [...]

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UCCS welcomes six new faculty, staff in April

Six faculty or staff members joined UCCS in April. They are: Sarah Aguilera, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences student success coordinator – Lamar; Dalin Gilland-Green, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences student success coordinator –Pueblo; Erin Fowler, clinical therapist, Trauma, Health and Hazards Center; Patricia Hunter, nurse practitioner, Student Health Center; Amy [...]

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Dropping names …

Ann Komara, associate professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) at CU Denver, presented a paper at the 67th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians in Austin, Texas on April 11. Her presentation was “Wilderness Playground: Image and Reception, Rocky Mountain National Park.” … CAP colleague Amir [...]

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Three things to know before Open Enrollment closes Friday

Procrastinators take note: Your window to enroll in benefits for the 2014-15 plan year will slam shut at 5 p.m. Friday. Whether you’re happy with your current plans and don’t plan to take action or are still making final decisions, here are three things you should know before Open Enrollment closes. 1. The last day [...]

Merit increases announced for classified staff

Classified Staff Merit Increases

Classified staff at the University of Colorado will receive a 2.5 percent cost of living adjustment effective July 1, 2014.

CU finding immense value in MOOCs

moocs

Nearly a year after introducing a partnership between the university and online technology platform Coursera, the benefits of offering massive open online courses (MOOCs) have begun to take shape – make that many shapes.

Social Climate Survey set to conclude on Sunday

A reminder email with notification of the survey closing was distributed Wednesday. CU faculty, staff and students have only a few more days to provide their input.

Regents receive Program Prioritization plans

The CU Board of Regents on April 29 reviewed UCCS Program Prioritization efforts, putting into motion a 15-point plan for future campus actions. UCCS and CU-Boulder leaders presented responses to the Board of Regents-directed Program Prioritization efforts during meetings at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. CU Denver and Anschutz will present at a later date. [...]

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