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CU Foundation converting to new accounting system

The CU Foundation will be converting to a new accounting system (Blackbaud’s Financial Edge “FE”) with a planned go-live date of Monday, Nov. 18. This may result in a few days of “down time” around that date. Reporting from IFAS (the old system) will be available for a few weeks but will not be updated [...]

No health insurance? CU has you covered

Limited Enrollment

During Limited Enrollment, from 8 a.m. Monday to 5 p.m. Nov. 22, employees without insurance may enroll in CU medical plans.

Campus 5K and roll call to honor Veterans Day

The Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs will commemorate Veteran’s Day with a 5K run through campus and by participating in the National Roll Call project. The Veterans Day 5K Run and 3K Walk will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Forster House before looping around campus. “We wanted a fun and athletic [...]

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Be Colorado offers employees a healthier lifestyle with Weight Watchers

Be Colorado has joined forces with Weight Watchers to bring CU Health Plan participants special savings on valuable and convenient weight-loss solutions. Employees may choose from meetings at work, in their local community or Weight Watchers online. Together, Be Colorado and Weight Watchers will provide ongoing support, motivation and customized solutions to help employees reach [...]

Call for nominations: Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award

Nominations are requested for the Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award, which recognizes and honors an outstanding faculty member of the University of Colorado for efforts to advance women in academia, interdisciplinary scholarly contributions and distinguished teaching. Instituted in 1992, the award is named for Elizabeth Gee, a faculty member in the Health Sciences Center [...]

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Social Security among topics at Preparing to Retire seminars

Ask Erik Jensen about the future of Social Security, and he’ll refer you to a powerful group of people, 75 million strong, who are ensuring the program’s viability. The baby boomer generation — born 1946 -1964 — is increasingly moving toward retirement. Its members have the backing of AARP, one of the country’s largest lobbying [...]

Five questions for Phillip Morris


UCCS leader’s passion for working with veterans stems from his own — and his family’s — military service.

CU ahead of the curve in implementing health care law

Affordable Care Act

Employee Services will conduct a limited enrollment from Nov. 11-22 to allow CU employees who have waived university medical plans and do not have health insurance to enroll in university plans.

Investment insight offered at retirement prep seminars


With gridlock in Washington, D.C., and an economy that’s had more ups and downs than your average roller coaster, investing in the stock market will leave your finances in shambles, right? Think again, says Sam Casad.

Post-Halloween pumpkins to demonstrate medieval history

By chucking jack-o-lanterns across the West Lawn on Friday, Nov. 1, two UCCS faculty members hope to demonstrate the value of interdisciplinary cooperation and hands-on learning. For the second year, Roger Martinez, assistant professor, Department of History, and Michael Calvisi, assistant professor, College of Engineering, will bring history to life by recreating an medieval weapon. [...]

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Reddy joins Iowa Creative Corridor tour

Venkat Reddy, dean of the College of Business at UCCS, was one of seven community leaders who participated in a three-day, mid-October, fact-finding trip to Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa. The visit to Iowa’s Creative Corridor was to learn more about the region’s effort to create a successful, demand-driven workforce readiness system. The trip [...]

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Call for proposals: 12th Annual CU Women Succeeding

The Faculty Council Women’s Committee announces a call for proposals for the CU Women Succeeding 12th Annual Professional Development Symposium. The one-day symposium runs 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 28, 2014, on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The committee welcomes proposals for workshops, roundtables, book discussions, panels, and other interactive and innovative formats focused on the [...]

Staff Council continues review of policy on hiring working retirees

Staff Council

An administrative policy dealing with University of Colorado retirees who return to work at one of the four campuses continued to be a topic of debate by University of Colorado Staff Council at its Oct. 17 meeting on the Boulder campus.

Excellence in Leadership Program participants visit campus

UCCS hosted participants of the 2013-14 CU system Excellence in Leadership Program Oct. 11. More than 30 UCCS and representatives from CU Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus and CU-Boulder attended a daylong workshop that included a presentation by Corinne Harmon, assistant professor, College of Education, about ethical leadership. Harmon chairs the Leadership, Research and Foundation Department in [...]

Dilwood, Employee of Quarter, known for caring approach, involvement


Ida Dilwood should wear the title Mrs. UCCS, but since that designation doesn’t exist, she has been honored with the fourth quarter 2013 UCCS Employee of the Quarter award. Dilwood earned two degrees from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, began her career at the university, met her husband at UCCS and had her wedding [...]

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Headle engages students in service learning

Barbara Headle, senior instructor in the Department of History at UCCS, likes cemeteries. The memory-laden parcels that many avoid also provide information that can make history relevant to students. “Cemeteries are mirrors of our community,” Headle said recently. For the second year, as part of a service learning component for Headle’s course “Cemeteries, Legacies and [...]

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Dropping names …

Michael Orlando, lecturer in the Global Energy Management (GEM) program at the CU Denver Business School, will teach “The Fundamentals of Global Energy Business,” a free, open access energy business course through Coursera beginning Nov. 4. The course will provide students with an introduction to the business of primary energy production. It will examine the [...]

CU Health Plan members eligible for free checkup, flu shot

Health screening results will be mailed to your home two to four weeks after your appointment Walk-ins are accepted from 7 a.m.-11 a.m.; just make sure you bring your health insurance card with you You are automatically entered to win one of 50 free Fitbits. The drawing will take place in December. Need a little [...]

Reminder: Resources available for faculty, staff affected by floods

Flood Resources

Full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members who own homes damaged in the recent floods, who have equity in their homes and who plan to take out home equity loans to make their homes habitable after storm damage, may qualify for Faculty Housing Assistance Program loans from the university.

Lt. Gov. Garcia to address campus conference

Colorado Lt. Gov. Joseph A. Garcia will address aerospace professionals, educators and others interested in the future of the aerospace industry at an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics technical symposium scheduled for Oct. 25 on the campus. Garcia will provide brief remarks following lunch at Berger Hall in the UCCS University Center and will [...]

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Dropping names …

“The Mathematical Coloring Book” by Alex Soifer, professor, interdepartmental studies at UCCS, was the subject of a favorable extended review in the August-September 2013 issue of the “Monthly,” the lead journal of the Mathematical Association of America. … Carrie Makarewicz, assistant professor of planning and design, CU Denver, has had an article published based on some [...]

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Chance to win free Fitbit from Be Colorado

Health screening results will be mailed to your home two to four weeks after your appointment Walk-ins are accepted from 7 a.m.-11 a.m.; just make sure you bring your health insurance card with you You are automatically entered to win one of 50 free Fitbits. The drawing will take place in December. Submitted by Be [...]

Pink Life Saver rolling to CU-Boulder, UCCS

Pink Lifesaver

Too often, a woman’s busy schedule makes it hard to keep a mammogram appointment. In fact, the American Cancer Society cites the top two reasons women give for not getting a mammogram are time and convenience.

New campus calendar launched

New campus calendar launched

A new campus event calendar is now available and user training sessions are set. To see the new event calendar, visit http://events.uccs.edu. The calendar offers a variety of new features including links to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter and the ability to post photos. A UCCS user name and password is required [...]

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Durr to direct UCCS human resources

Jeanne Durr will become the executive director of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Office of Human Resources effective Nov. 25. Since June 2010, Durr has served as director of human resources and payroll at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a 7,000 student campus of the University of Wisconsin. There, she also served as affirmative action [...]

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New faculty at UCCS

More faculty members have joined UCCS this fall: Marilee Brooks-Gillies, director, Center for Excellence in Writing, Division of Student Success:  Brooks-Gillies previously was a teaching assistant at Michigan State University and a coordinator and developer for Michigan State University’s Writing Center. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Alma College, a master’s degree from Central Michigan [...]

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Mountaineer, author Luis Benitez to speak on ‘High Stakes Leadership’

Mountaineer, author Luis Benitez to speak on “High Stakes Leadership”

Luis Benitez, one of the world’s foremost high altitude mountaineers and leadership management consultants will share lessons learned from summiting the world’s tallest peaks during an Oct. 9 event at UCCS. The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, part of the College of Business, and the Chancellor’s Leadership Class, are co-sponsors of Benitez’s visit. The event is [...]

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My New Weigh: Last chance to join for 2013

Are you ready to start the New Year 20 pounds lighter? Join the last My New Weigh Medically Supervised Weight Management Class of 2013. My New Weigh is a science-based, medically supervised, weight-loss program. My New Weigh was designed for those needing to lose at least 30 pounds or who have health issues related to [...]

Call for nominations: honorary degrees, medals, distinguished service awards

The CU Board of Regents is calling for nominations for 2014 Honorary Degrees, University Medals and Distinguished Service Awards. Deadline is Nov. 15. An Honorary Degree (Doctor of Humane Letters or Doctor of Science) is the highest award the University of Colorado can bestow. It is the policy of the Board of Regents to award [...]

Five questions for Tim Chamillard


He’s the first UCCS faculty member to develop a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), a free, eight-week course on beginning game programming.

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