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Applications for PTLC Faculty Researchers being accepted

Funding is available as part of the the President’s Office for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: 2014-2015 President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC). Applications for the 2014-2015 cohort of PTLC Faculty Researchers are now being accepted. Central to the work of the Collaborative is creating and publishing scholarship in teaching and learning that contributes [...]

UCCS students receive first John Suthers Scholarship

The scholarship was funded through donations to the CU Foundation and will support up to two students majoring in criminal justice annually.

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Program Prioritization results to be shared Monday at forum

Preliminary results of efforts to review and categorize 59 degree and 66 non-degree UCCS programs will be shared with faculty and staff during the April Chancellor’s All-Campus Forum. The forum is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday in Berger Hall. The venue was selected to allow more interested faculty and staff to attend and learn details [...]

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Hankiewicz receives honor from Tech Transfer Office

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Janusz Hankiewicz, a member of the University of Colorado’s BioFrontiers Center and a research associate at UCCS, received the UCCS New Inventor of the Year Award from the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) for his efforts in developing and commercializing new medical imaging contrast agents. Hankiewicz’s research focuses on diagnostic medical imaging techniques like magnetic resonance [...]

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Spicher receives national honor

Jeff Spicher, director of the UCCS HealthCircle Primary Care Clinic, received the Outstanding Faculty Practice Award from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). The Washington, D.C.-based organization honored Spicher as the top nursing faculty practice member in the nation. “Jeff Spicher’s work inside and outside of the classroom is outstanding as judged by [...]

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Wienholtz earns Employee of Quarter honor

Sabrina Wienholtz, assistant director of the Office of Student Life and Leadership has been named the UCCS Employee of the Quarter. Brad Bayer, executive director of the office, said no one is more deserving of the award. “Sabrina has an amazing work ethic, demonstrates ongoing flexibility, is solution-focused and has a genuine passion for student [...]

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Samantha Bruner, alumni relations with the College of Business at UCCS, recently received the Leadership Pikes Peak 2014 Emerging Leader Award. Bruner was cited for her work with the College of Business as well as with a business she operates, Colorado Springs Food Tours, and a Leadership Pikes Peak alumni advisory board. She is a [...]

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Five questions for Daisy McConnell

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She says her “bohemian upbringing” likely was influential to her decision to choose a career in visual arts. She’s director of the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art.

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Strong Communities for Children program launched

The CU School of Medicine and UCCS announced April 4 the launch of a Strong Communities for Children program in Colorado Springs. Meeting at the Lodge as part of the Kempe National Forum, UCCS Provost Mary Coussons-Read and Gary Melton, professor, Department of Pediatrics, Anschutz Medical Campus announced the new program. Melton is also associate [...]

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Sandra Reno, associate director for international programs, Office of International Affairs at UCCS, recently completed the 2013 National Association of Foreign Student Advisers Academy for International Education. The yearlong program is designed to help participants gain a thorough understanding of international education through a series of structured training events, personalized learning goals, professional networking opportunities, [...]

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Social Climate Survey underway

Social Climate Survey underway

The Social Climate Survey, which requires about 10 minutes to finish, must be accessed via a link included in emails that were sent systemwide on Wednesday.

Galleries of Contemporary Art to open Destiny Manifest

Galleries of Contemporary Art to open Destiny Manifest

The Galleries of Contemporary Art on Friday will open Destiny Manifest, a multimedia visual art exhibit, at GOCA121, 121 S. Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs. Destiny Manifest features Montreal-based Isabelle Hayeur and Colorado-based Holly Parker Dearborn. A public talk with both artists, as well as a UCCS Sustainability Office student representative, is scheduled for [...]

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Lee, Button earn Quality Matters recognition

Sherry Lee, senior instructor at Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UCCS, and Linda Button, instructor in the College of Education, recently were notified that the online courses they teach received Quality Matters recognition. Quality Matters is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered peer review process designed to highlight the quality of online courses and [...]

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Joe Wehrman, associate professor in UCCS’s College of Education, contributed to a chapter in a newly published book, “Career Counseling Across the Lifespan: Community, School and Higher Education.” Wehrman contributed to a chapter on career assessment electronic portfolios for professional counselors. The book is published by Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, N.C. For more information, visit [...]

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Small plan changes could have big impacts this Open Enrollment

Later this month, when CU opens your three-week window to enroll in 2014-15 benefits plans, it will introduce several small changes that could have a huge impact on your final decisions. Running from 8 a.m. Monday, April 28, through 5 p.m. Friday, May 16, CU’s 2014-15 Open Enrollment period is your opportunity to review your [...]

Higher ed funding bill being revised after concerns expressed

Higher ed funding bill being revised after concerns expressed

A proposed change to how state funding is distributed among higher education institutions is being modified partly in response to concerns expressed by leaders at the University of Colorado.

New solar-powered tables offer sustainable convenience

Three new solar power picnic tables will offer faculty, staff and students the chance to charge electronic devices while enjoying Colorado Springs’ 300 days of sunshine. Each table is made of recycled materials and is equipped with four standard AC power outlets and two USB ports, all powered by solar panels on the table’s umbrella. A [...]

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Sloan joins UCCS Radio as staff adviser

Ben Sloan, media specialist, Information Technology Media Services recently was named the staff adviser for UCCS Radio. With six years’ experience as a radio DJ prior to joining UCCS, Sloan’s excited to be behind the microphone again. “I started off in radio working behind the scenes on the technical side,” Sloan said. “Once I got [...]

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Regents recognize commitment, service of exceptional individuals

Balsells, Claman, Hill, Pinchuk and Schroffel to be recognized at commencement ceremonies this spring.

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Conflict in Crimea close to home for faculty, staff member

Dramatic images of Russian soldiers, buildings on fire, and streets in the Ukranian republic of Crimea filled with protestors are difficult for two UCCS community members to watch. Anatoliy Glushchenko, associate professor, Department of Physics and Energy Sciences, and Oksana Glushchenko, accountant, Resource Management, shared their experiences and knowledge of the conflict in the hope [...]

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Greenwood authors study on outsourcing public services

Daphne T. Greenwood, professor in the Department of Economics and director of the Colorado Center for Policy Studies based at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, authored a groundbreaking study on the trend of state and local governments contracting public services to private corporations. The study, released March 11, says governments more often are choosing [...]

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  Josephine Benavidez, general professional, Pre Collegiate Development Program at UCCS, received the Cynthia Gayles Award on March 14 at the College in Colorado Ninth Annual Pre-Collegiate Conference at the Tivoli Center in Denver. The award recognizes dedication to student achievement and includes a $1,000 award. It is presented annually in memory of Cynthia Gayles, [...]

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Stay on track to better health, win one of 10 prizes every week

Those who are informed about their own health are more likely to address it – either by acknowledging where they’re doing well and rewarding themselves for it or by managing the areas that call for improvement. Be Colorado invites all primary members of a CU Health Plan to value their health by finding the time [...]

Five questions for Nicholas Hamilton-Archer

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His first trips to Denver were not the most auspicious events. But six months later, after becoming the executive director of Executive Programs at the University of Colorado, he’s ready to call Denver home.

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CU boasts top-ranked graduate programs

CU boasts top-ranked graduate programs

CU-Boulder’s atomic/molecular/optical physics program holds the top spot nationally; dozens others also earn high ratings.

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Learn, play and win at Employee Services Expos

Employee Services Expos

When you attend an ES Expo, you’ll receive a ticket, which you can use to enter a drawing for an iPad (one grand prize per campus). For each expo booth that you visit, you can earn prizes— additional tickets for drawing entries—by participating in games that will teach you more about ES.

Chancellor to lead St. Patrick’s Day celebration

UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak will soon join the ranks of mayors, city council members, lieutenant governors and football coaches by serving as grand marshal of the 2014 Colorado Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade is scheduled for noon March 15 in downtown Colorado Springs. The parade route begins at Tejon and St. Vrain streets [...]

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Personnel changes announced at Kraemer Family Library

Teri Switzer, dean, Kraemer Family Library at UCCS, announced six recent changes in job titles and responsibilities for library faculty members and two new library employees. The changes are:  Christina Martinez, associate dean; Rhonda Glazier, faculty director of collections management; Mary Beth Chambers, faculty director of cataloging and metadata services; Suzanne Byerley, faculty director of [...]

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Teri Switzer, dean, Kraemer Family Library at UCCS, served on the 2014 H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development jury of the American Library Association. The jury recently selected the Martin County (Fla.) Library System to receive a grant to improve library customer service. The grant will be awarded at the American Library Association Annual Conference scheduled [...]

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Marks, Aagaard talk mentoring at CU Women Succeeding

CU Women Succeeding symposium

Representing all four campuses and system administration, attendees convened at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus to take advantage of opportunities for professional development, career support and networking with colleagues.