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CU Denver students earn regents’ quick approval of wellness center

CU Denver students earn regents’ quick approval of wellness center

In an emotional, unexpected vote — followed by cheers and a standing ovation from meeting attendees – the CU Board of Regents on Friday approved a CU Denver student fee increase of up to $12 per credit hour to help fund a new wellness center on the Auraria Campus.

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Five questions for Ken Schroeppel

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The CU Denver instructor of planning and design is involved in this weekend’s Doors Open Denver.

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Regents won’t divest; call for report on options for future investment

The vote came about after months of activism by students, faculty and others who have appeared before the board at its meetings and asked that the university move toward an investment portfolio absent of any and all funds tied to the fossil fuel energy industry.

Regents roundup

Four new degrees earned the approval of the Board of Regents during its regular meeting Friday at the CU Denver Student Commons Building on the Auraria Campus.

CU Health Plan rates increase modestly during Open Enrollment

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The overall cost of CU’s 2015-16 benefits plans will increase an average of 5.6 percent, down from last year’s 7.8 percent increase.

CU Denver to assist communities in large-scale sustainability efforts

CU Denver to assist communities in large-scale sustainability efforts

CU Denver, already a big player in community partnerships, will take it up a notch next academic year when it teams with the City of Lakewood to help the huge suburb reach ambitious sustainability goals. The new initiative, called Hometown Colorado, makes CU Denver the first university in Colorado to adopt the innovative Sustainable City [...]

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CU-Boulder, CU Denver team awarded grant

Derek Briggs, professor in the CU-Boulder School of Education; Bud Talbot, professor in the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development Professor; and Jenny Knight, instructor in the CU-Boulder Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB), have been awarded a $300,000 grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to study the usefulness of [...]

Dropping names …

Julaine Field, associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services, College of Education at UCCS, recently received the Outstanding Counselor Educator Award from the Colorado Counseling Association. Field received the award at the CCA conference in Denver. Each year, the group recognizes members who have gone beyond the call of duty within their [...]

Cash in on financial wellness tools during Smart Money week

Money Smart Week, which continues through Saturday, is an opportunity for faculty and staff to reflect on their personal finances following tax season. Started by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 and designed to raise financial awareness, the week is an opportunity to build financial literacy. Communities around Colorado offer events to increase [...]

CU health savings account to debut during Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment 2015

The new accounts offer three main benefits – tax-free health savings, the ability to grow those savings, and spending on qualified medical expenses anytime, from today throughout your retirement.

Wartgow shares insights about workforce training, education with SPA graduate class

Wartgow shares insights about workforce training, education with SPA graduate class

University of Colorado Denver Chancellor Jerry Wartgow, a recent guest speaker in Randy Harrison’s graduate class on Economic Development, shared stories from his many years in Colorado’s education and job-training trenches. A wry observation about how public policy tends to get meted out was especially humorous. “It’s such that if a fly came in and [...]

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Sayers attends Homeland Security training

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Kinshasa Sayers, an emergency responder from the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Police Department, recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), in Anniston, Alabama. The CDP is operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the only federally chartered Weapons of Mass [...]

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Cash in on financial wellness tools during Smart Money week

Money Smart Week, April 18-25, is an opportunity for faculty and staff to reflect on their personal finances following tax season. Started by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 and designed to raise financial awareness, the week is an opportunity to build financial literacy. Communities around Colorado offer events to increase knowledge of [...]

Get your genius on with CUSP

The April 30 deadline for the 2015 CUSP program is fast approaching. CUSP, which stands for CU Shared Practices, is the systemwide, best practices program that honors employee innovations and business process improvements. CUSP accepts submissions from all campuses, and awards cash prizes – four awards of $1,000 and one grand prize of $1,500 – [...]

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 [...]

Panelists to discuss sports ethics tonight

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of Colorado Denver Business School and the Sports Management Program tonight will present a panel discussion, “Ethics in Sports – Dealing With Conflicts of Interest.” The discussion will center around: Conflicts faced by sports agents in their representation of players and coaches Conflicts relating to sports injuries [...]

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Off-cycle system policy changes in effect this month

The Office of Policy and Efficiency announced the changes to Administrative Policy Statements from the academic/research, administrative/general, facilities, information technology and student areas.

Staff members honored for service to campuses, greater communities

Staff members honored for service to campuses, greater communities

Four awardees received trophies and $1,000 prizes from UCSC at last week’s All Staff Council Conference at History Colorado in Denver.

Heritage Society donors celebrated for making a difference

Heritage Society donors celebrated for making a difference

From academic research to scholarship endowments to building construction, donor generosity is playing a vital role at CU more than ever.

State wants improved medical response to campus sex assault victims

State wants improved medical response to campus sex assault victims

House Bill 1220 would require institutions of higher education to establish agreements with nearby medical facilities with specialists who may provide treatment to students in need of sexual assault exams.

Mapping guides show paths of retirement investments in July

Mapping guides show how your retirement investments will be treated

CU 401(a) and 403(b) plan participants can see the exact funds into which they’ll be reinvested by reviewing the Plans’ mapping guides, now available.

New program aims to help at-risk employees prevent diabetes

New program aims to help at-risk employees prevent diabetes

More than 140 CU Health Plan participants, including University of Colorado employees, are the first to participate in this free, innovative, lifestyle-change program led by trained lifestyle coaches.

President’s town hall message: ‘We are a huge force’

President’s town hall message: ‘We are a huge force’

Whether it be in the area of collaboration, efficiency, reputation, online education, marketing, diversity, enrollment or fundraising, all facets of the University of Colorado system, as well as CU Denver, are moving forward and creating powerful momentum for the university, CU President Bruce Benson told a capacity crowd at Wednesday’s Town Hall. The Terrace Room [...]

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Allen leads ‘Difference Matters’ workshop

Brenda J. Allen, associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion for the CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, recently conducted a three-hour, professional development workshop for the CU-Boulder Controller’s Office based on her book, “Difference Matters: Communicating Social Identity.” During the interactive session, Allen engaged participants to explore insights and ideas on how they can [...]

In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder Homer H. Clark, 96, faculty retiree emeritus. March 19, 2015. CU Denver Robert Wayne Heath, 61, faculty. March 10, 2015. CU Anschutz Medical Campus Denise K. McGuire, 50, university staff. March 15, [...]

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Ensure the security of your social media account

A compromise of your account can lead to malicious entities posting inappropriate or even illegal material on your behalf. This could lead to reputational risk to the university. If you post on behalf of the university to social media sites be sure to use a different password for each your official social media accounts, personal [...]

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Regents OK modest increases to tuition, compensation

Regents OK modest increases to tuition, compensation

The board on Monday voted to approve a slate of modest tuition increases, among the lowest rate increases proposed in nearly a decade, and well below the 6 percent maximum allowed by the Legislature.

Instructor works nights for Secret Service

Instructor works nights for Secret Service

During his days as a police officer, Jason Lewis had to explain to people that no, there is no magical satellite capturing videos of every crime; sorry, he can’t just “clean up” video surveillance from a gas station; and, ultimately, anything isn’t possible. Lewis says TV shows like CSI have convinced people that solving crimes, [...]

Taylor presents on bilingual education

CU Denver associate professor Sherry Taylor, PhD, was an invited presenter at the Research & Evaluation Symposium at the National Association for Bilingual Education’s annual conference in March, 2015. She presented twice at the symposium, on supporting oral language development of young emergent bilinguals and early childhood teachers’ instruction of young emergent bilinguals’ oral language [...]

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Classified Staff reviews underway this month

Evaluations for all University of Colorado classified staff members must take place in April. This process is the same for each campus, and evaluations must be turned in to campus human resources offices by May 1. Any merit raises still will take effect July 1. Classified Staff review cycle deadlines: April 1, performance cycle begins. [...]