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Big crowd turns out for CU Night at the Stock Show

Ralphie, the CU-Boulder mascot

Sitting next to Milo the Lynx on the back of a stage coach, CU Denver student Derrick Gallegos found himself under the spotlight and circling the arena floor to the raucous cheers of a full house at the Denver Coliseum Friday evening.

Technology team works for smooth start to semester

Each semester, tens of thousands of students log into their campus’s student portal to access their schedules, add and drop classes and pay their student accounts. The biggest traffic on student systems technologies occurs during the first week of classes, which started Jan. 12 for CU-Boulder and Jan. 20 for CU Denver and UCCS. A [...]

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Campuses, system offer resources for social media users

Each of CU’s campuses and the system office has its own social media guidelines or policies. Find yours here: CU-Boulder UCCS CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus CU system

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Be Colorado biometric health screenings begin in February

Many times, knowing what’s going on with your health is half the battle. Doing, on the other hand, is what leads to real health changes. Yet it takes only a few minutes to set an appointment for screenings that could make a big difference in how you manage your health. Register today for your free [...]

Construction, maintenance goals outlined for state legislators

CU leaders on capital construction priorities

University of Colorado leaders on Tuesday made their case for construction, renovation and maintenance needs across the system during an annual presentation to the state’s Capital Development Committee.

CU’s online education initiative continues forward progress

CU's online education initiative continues forward progress

The University of Colorado’s effort to advance its coordinated online education initiative took another step forward at the Board of Regents retreat in Silverthorne last week, when the board gave the four campus chancellors the green light to further develop the initiative, with an eye on a fall launch.

CU Cancer Center brings specialty care to Colorado

CU Cancer Center brings specialty care to Colorado

The University of Colorado Cancer Center has cemented relationships with three hospitals bringing specialty oncology care and clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute to cancer survivors in Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Vail-Edwards, and surrounding areas.

Financial wellness could be habit-forming

Financial wellness could be habit-forming

Visitors to the Healthy Financial Habits website can tackle everything from creating a well-organized financial filing system to taking stock of present and future financial needs.

Archaeologist to share discoveries at CU-Boulder

Apachean languages, including Navajo, are today among the most widespread native languages in the United States, but the origin of Apachean-speaking communities has been shrouded in mystery — until now. Jack Ives, executive director of the Institute of Prairie Archaeology and Landrex Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alberta, will give a public [...]

Regents sworn in at CU Denver


The CU Board of Regents on Wednesday officially welcomed two new members and one returning member as the three recently elected representatives took their oaths of office during a ceremony at CU Denver’s Student Commons Building.

Results of retirement vendor study expected this month

University of Colorado Staff Council members received a variety of updates during their final meeting of 2014, conducted via video conference on Dec. 18.

Legislative session brings new opportunities, challenges for CU

The 70th Colorado General Assembly convened on Wednesday, the launch of a 120-day session that will see a new group of lawmakers consider budget requests and changes to laws that directly affect the University of Colorado and higher education across the state.

CU doctor details steps to successful weight loss

CU doctor details steps to successful weight loss

For long-term weight loss success, dieters are encouraged to identify their personal “why” for losing weight, focus on positive aspects of weight loss, create a supportive environment and develop new habits to make healthy decisions.

Staff Council seeks nominations for Service Excellence Awards

Nominations for the annual Service Excellence Awards – which honor classified and university staff employees who have provided outstanding and sustained volunteer service to their campus, community and the university – are being accepted by the University of Colorado Staff Council. Deadline for nominations is Jan. 30. The Service Excellence Award is presented to a [...]

Search committee for CU Denver chancellor announced

The committee consists of CU-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano and 19 others chosen from several constituencies at CU Denver, elsewhere across CU and the business, nonprofit and education communities beyond the university.

Holiday party food gets a healthy recipe rehab from CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

The University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora is home to the brand new Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp transformation weight loss program. The first sessions in October were a sell-out and 2015 boot camps will be held in March, June and July. Bistro Elaia provides [...]

Publication note: No Connections on Christmas, New Year’s

CU Connections will not publish new issues on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Today’s issue is the last to appear before the holidays. Connections returns after the winter break on Thursday, Jan. 8; deadline for submissions is noon Monday, Jan. 5. During the holiday break, the website will be updated with news should events [...]

Principles of ethical conduct spotlighted on new CU Web page

Principles of ethical conduct

A new Web page on the CU Board of Regents’ website provides easy access to the university’s Principles of Ethical Behavior, a regent law that makes members of the university community responsible for understanding and upholding the highest standards of legal and ethical conduct.

CU Advancement team shows off new offices in Broomfield

CU Foundation shows off new advancement office space in Broomfield

More than 100 visitors last week helped members of the CU Advancement team celebrate their new offices, just south of Broomfield’s Interlocken business park.

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Giving Tuesday establishes strong roots across CU system

Giving Tuesday establishes strong roots across CU system

CU supporters showed just how “UNselfie” they were by joining together on #GivingTuesday Dec. 2 to support their campus through the fund for CU. During this inaugural initiative by the university, the CU system saw a 60 percent increase in total dollars given, as well as a 44 percent increase in total number of gifts, [...]

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Faculty Council hears update on review of retirement plans

CU’s first review of retirement offerings in 20 years is nearing a conclusion.

Finkelstein named first Timmerhaus Teaching Ambassador

Noah Finklestein

Noah Finkelstein, President’s Teaching Scholar and professor of physics at CU-Boulder, recently was chosen as the inaugural Timmerhaus Teaching Ambassador. The Timmerhaus Teaching Ambassador award honors the memory of professor Klaus Timmerhaus, a member of the faculty of chemical and biological engineering at CU-Boulder from 1953 until his retirement in 1995. Timmerhaus received many honors, [...]

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Remind student employees to verify mailing addresses before break

As student employees think less about hitting deadlines and more about finding cheap flights home for the holidays, Employee Services is challenging you to catch students’ attention and remind them to update their mailing addresses before taking off this month. The hook? If CU has an incorrect mailing address on file, it won’t be able [...]

Publication note: No Connections on Christmas, New Year’s

CU Connections will not publish new issues on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Next Thursday’s issue is the last to appear before the holiday; deadline for submissions is noon Friday. Connections returns after the winter break on Thursday, Jan. 8; deadline for submissions is noon Monday, Jan. 5. During the holiday break, the website [...]

Five questions for Katie Sauer


Trade-offs. Opportunity costs. The consequences of different decisions and actions. It’s how Katie Sauer has always viewed the world and the reason she believes she was born to be an economist. Today, she is director of Financial Wellness, Education and Research in Employee Services for the CU system.

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DPA’s Nesbitt named VP of Employee and Information Services


Kathy Nesbitt, most recently executive director of the Department of Personnel and Administration and personnel director for the state of Colorado, is set to join the University of Colorado at the end of this month. She’ll take over for E. Jill Pollock, who has announced a slate of initiatives that she’ll pursue in a new role at CU.

ELP Award winner Rankin uses data to drive leadership


Patricia Rankin, the associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Colorado Boulder, will be the first to tell you she’s data-driven. She’s a physicist, after all. While Rankin’s drive may be fueled by data, her leadership has yielded major transformations with a human impact.

Regents hear latest on program prioritization efforts

Leaders at the University of Colorado Denver last month were the latest to present findings of program prioritization to the CU Board of Regents, which also heard updates on the process from the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

More financial aid, student accountability help contain student debt

Financial Aid

Board of Regents hears how, in the past decade, the state’s investment in financial aid has seen a slight gain, while institutional aid at CU has more than doubled. Plus: Roundup of other news from the recent regents meeting.

CU helps you ditch the paper for (at least part of the) tax season

Here’s the great thing about all the year-end, tax-related tasks CU requires you to complete: You can accomplish most (if not all) of them online without wasting a shred of paper. The university is asking employees to verify their mailing addresses and names so staff can quickly and easily mail W-2 tax forms. CU also [...]