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UCCS2GO functionality takes center stage at forum


At an Aug. 6 forum in the University Center Theater, UCCS unveiled a first-of-its-kind mobile application that allows students to access their university information from a smartphone or tablet. John Hanna, application manager, University Information Systems, gave a live demonstration of the app to UCCS faculty, staff and students. According to Hanna, UCCS2GO will address [...]

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Dropping names …

Some 22 faculty and staff members joined UCCS in July. They are: Barbara Anderson, custodian, Physical Plant; Timothy Balagat, mechanical trades, Physical Plant; LaCedric DeLoach, custodian, Physical Plant; Jeffrey Dempsey, video producer, Media Services; Carrie Finkill, violence prevention educator, School of Public Affairs; Nicole Gomez, technician, Office of Student Financial Aid and Employment; Joshua Guedes-Everett, [...]

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Psychology Department receives $325,000 federal graduate student training grant

The Department of Psychology recently received a two-year $325,000 Graduate Psychology Education grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant will be used to prepare doctoral students in the clinical psychology program to deliver mental health services to older adults within integrated medical settings, according to [...]

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VanMeter to join training staff

Ashley VanMeter will soon join the UCCS Athletic Department as assistant athletic trainer. VanMeter spent the past seven seasons as the assistant director of sports medicine at the University of Detroit Mercy. VanMeter had direct involvement with women’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s cross country for the [...]

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UCCS master’s program earns accreditation

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Master of Public Administration program is now independently accredited by the Network of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration, NASPAA. The program was notified July 11 that NASPAA’s accrediting Commission, the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation, found the program to be in substantial conformance with the NASPAA Standards. In [...]

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UCCS University Development adds staff

Three staff members recently joined the UCCS Office of University Development to assist private fundraising efforts for the campus. The three are: Tom Dewar, senior director; Ella Fahrlander, associate director; and Susie Sargent, program manager. Dewar will work with local, state and national private foundations to support fundraising initiatives. He brings more than 30 years [...]

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Napierkowski receives Polish government honor

Tom Napierkowski, professor, Department of English at UCCS, recently was awarded the Knights Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, a diplomatic order given to those who have rendered great service to the Polish nation and only granted to foreigners. The award was presented at the Fifth World Congress of Polish [...]

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Qualls to receive CONA Award

Sara Qualls, Kramer Family Professor of Aging Studies, Department of Psychology at UCCS, will receive the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Aging CONA Award on Aug. 9. The award for outstanding achievement is presented annually to recognize psychologists and friends of psychology who have made significant contributions to the mission of the Committee on Aging [...]

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Grants to UCCS Aging Center support elder care and caregivers

Grants to UCCS Aging Center support elder care and caregivers

The UCCS Aging Center recently received three grant awards, totaling more than $500,000, from the Colorado Health Foundation, Caring for Colorado Foundation and the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments’ Area Agency on Aging. A two-year $372,708 Colorado Health Foundation grant and a $75,000 Caring for Colorado grant will support the center’s integrated care programs [...]

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Gibbes selected for Fulbright research program

Gibbes selected for Fulbright research program

Cerian Gibbes, assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at UCCS, recently was selected to participate in a Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research Program, NEXUS. The NEXUS program brings together a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the U.S., Brazil and other Western Hemisphere nations for a [...]

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Dassanowsky receives grant

Robert von Dassanowsky, professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures, and Visual and Performing Arts at UCCS, recently received a 2014-15 Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation’s Institute for Austrian-American Studies grant. The Botstiber Foundation supports projects that implement the foundation’s mission “to promote an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria.” [...]

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Tech challenges, opportunities come into focus at COLTT Conference

Technology has the potential to transform teaching, creating new models for collaborative learning and increasing access to educational opportunities locally and globally. The CU community is invited to take part in the dialogue on technology’s transformative power and its role in higher education at the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) conference, one of [...]

Board approves $3.28 billion operating budget

CU’s contribution to financial aid is greater than the state’s collective financial aid contributions to all higher education institutions.

Title IX compliance, efforts to reduce sexual harassment and assault outlined

The Board of Regents reinforced its commitment to Title IX compliance, including ending sexual harassment and sexual assault on its campuses and working with victims to ensure speedy and fair investigations into allegations of misconduct.

Board encouraged by diversity strides at CU

The University of Colorado Denver reported to the CU Board of Regents at its June meeting that more than half of its new resident freshmen are a racial/ethnic minority: CU Denver is at 51 percent, UCCS 36 percent and CU-Boulder 29 percent.

Tenure list: June 2014

Some 105 faculty members across the system were granted tenure, effective this summer.

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Regents roundup

New CU-Boulder college approved, capital construction projects move forward, vice president of advancement named, new chair and vice chair elected, more.

Summer enrollment up 6 percent

UCCS summer enrollment increased by 211 students, an almost 6 percent increase from a year ago, according to a June 16 report. The Office of Institutional Research provided enrollment data following the official census date for summer enrollment. There were 3,793 students enrolled for the summer 2014 semester compared to 3,582 students last summer, a [...]

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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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