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Study of retirement plan vendors nears completion

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Deserae Frisk, chair of the University of Colorado Staff Council, gave members an update on the project during the governance group’s regular monthly meeting Oct. 16 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Three regents races on November ballot

Three regents races on November ballot

Because incumbents James Geddes, R-Sedalia, and Joe Neguse, D-Broomfield, are not running for re-election, the board will welcome at least two new members in January. Irene Griego, D-Lakewood, is running for re-election.

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Election season brings reminder of guidelines on campaign activity

A variety of state and federal laws and regulations govern political expression and conduct in the university workplace.

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President’s Teaching Scholars talk collaboration, meet with president

The President’s Teaching Scholars Program recently presented two special events where member scholars from across the CU system gathered. The program’s annual fall retreat took place at CU-Boulder. Meeting under the theme of “Collaboration and the Forces of Change,” the scholars discussed their own projects and spoke with CU-Boulder Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Russell [...]

Fall Financial Expos coming to campuses starting Monday

Online registration for Employee Services’ 2014 Fall Financial Expos has closed, but faculty and staff may still register the day of each event by visiting the registration booths. The expos are coming to each CU campus Oct. 21-27. For a full schedule of events, visit www.cu.edu/expo-schedule. All are welcome to attend the Expo’s Dollars & [...]

Five questions for Laura Borgelt

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Whether she’s swimming the English Channel or navigating the sometimes rocky waters of shared governance, the new chair of Faculty Council remains committed in her pursuit of goals.

Advocate of the Year’s love affair with CU lasts a lifetime

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George Gramer’s loyalty to CU took root for him in high school.

CU names Technology Transfer leader

CU names Technology Transfer leader

Kate Tallman, who has served in the position as interim since July 2013, will lead CU’s Office of Technology Transfer, which manages and commercializes intellectual property resulting from research at CU.

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Check your retirement readiness, learn required steps at Preparing to Retire

Is retirement on the horizon in the next three years? If so, you should attend Preparing to Retire, which will be coming to each CU campus from Oct. 20-27. At the event, Employee Services and CU’s investment partners will present key information to help employees within three years of retirement prepare for this major life [...]

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Colorado Completes! website launched

Many programs at Colorado’s public institutions of higher education are moving the needle on student success by providing support systems necessary for all students to thrive in a campus setting and successfully complete postsecondary work. This month, the Colorado Department of Higher Education is celebrating these programs through campus events and visits by Lt. Gov. [...]

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Regents Hybl, Griego discuss funding challenges with Faculty Council

Regents Hybl, Griego discuss funding challenges with Faculty Council

Citing forecasts that show the possibility of public higher education receiving no state funding in the future, members of the Board of Regents told Faculty Council last week that faculty and staff input is needed in brainstorming solutions to budget challenges.

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Wellness program for kids off to strong start

Wellness program for kids off to strong start

Participation in Be Colorado’s new program for children is exceeding early expectations.

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Last call to register for Coleman Conference

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Registration is nearing capacity for the 14th annual Coleman Institute Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology, set for Oct. 9 at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, with more than 500 people already signed up.

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Tenure review policy undergoes minor changes

The policy had been held over for final approval to allow System Administration and the campuses to work on some minor revisions to Appendix B of the newly revised policy, as suggested by CU Denver.

Galloping COLTT offers two Adobe sessions Wednesday

Galloping COLTT will offer two Adobe workshops on Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the CU-Boulder Dal Ward Athletic Center (DALW), and you’re invited to attend. The sessions are as follows: Session 1: Create a Professional Looking Web Site with Adobe Muse 9:30 a.m. – noon Having a web presence is important. A professional looking website can [...]

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Shop for advice at Dollars & Sense Market

You may need to get on a waiting list to attend some of the talks at Employee Services’ Fall Financial Expos, but you’ll have guaranteed access to key financial resources at the event’s central gathering space: the Dollars & Sense Market. While there’s now a waiting list to attend CU Money Talks at three campus [...]

Faculty Council GLBTI symposium to consider health equity

The University of Colorado Faculty Council GLBTI Committee is sponsoring its third annual symposium to provide a forum for faculty, staff and students at CU to exchange ideas and learn new strategies for inclusiveness throughout the university. Theme of the event, set for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Trivisible Room, Research [...]

Benson: CU Denver, CU Anschutz Medical Campus to gain greater focus from individual chancellors

Benson: CU Denver, CU Anschutz Medical Campus to gain greater focus from individual chancellors

The campuses will remain administratively consolidated, sharing services such as budget and finance, IT, human resources and communication.

Staff Council looks for early jump on policy reviews

In its first meeting of the new academic year, the University of Colorado Staff Council solidified membership for two committees that will focus on university policies and council engagement. Those committee members then discussed goals for the year.

Employee Services sets Fall Financial Expos for October

It’s going to be a very money-minded October for CU employees. Amid the really fun parts of this monthlong financial focus (online quizzes, gift giveaways, etc.) will be a valuable centerpiece: you, face-to-face, with experts who can help you set course on the financial path that meets your needs. Employee Services’ Fall Financial Expos, Oct. [...]

ELP Award Nominations due by 5 p.m. Friday

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Excellence in Leadership Award until 5 p.m. Friday. Since 2000, this university-sponsored leadership program has graduated 449 university faculty and staff. The award recognizes an ELP alumnus who has shown exemplary leadership at the university in one or more areas: Leadership of organizations, [...]

Record property donation boosts mission at CU South Denver

Record property donation boosts mission at CU South Denver

Valued at $40 million, the gift of The Wildlife Experience facility in Douglas County from Dave and Gail Liniger and their family to CU was announced Sept. 11 at the Board of Regents meeting.

Steps underway to better ensure safety, inclusion, Title IX compliance

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Valerie Simons, CU-Boulder’s new director of institutional equity and compliance and Title IX coordinator, last week updated the regents on crucial steps that have been taken to better provide a safe and inclusive environment on campus.

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Regents approve 12 new media, communication, information programs at CU-Boulder

Regents approve 12 new media, communication, information programs at CU-Boulder

Members of the board praised the new college and degree programs at the College of Media, Communication and Information as having the potential to set a standard in communication education.

Regents roundup: September 2014

The board recognized two faculty members during last week’s meeting at the University Memorial Center on the CU-Boulder campus.

Tenure list: September 2014

At its meeting Sept. 11 at the University Memorial Center on the CU-Boulder campus, the CU Board of Regents approved one appointment with tenure.

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Be Colorado launches ‘Brussels + Muscles’

Be Colorado launches ‘Brussels + Muscles’

The no-cost program is available to CU Health Plan participants and their children ages 5-11, regardless of whether the children are claimed as insurance plan dependents.

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Faculty, staff input sought at CCHE meetings on higher education funding

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education is developing a new base funding formula for allocating state general fund dollars among public institutions of higher education.

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Dropping names …

Angela Sauaia, a professor at the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH), has published a new book “The Quest for Health Equity.”  In the book, Sauaia lays out a roadmap to address health disparities. Sauaia said she wrote the book to gather information together in one place with solutions based on scientific evidence and critical [...]

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ELP Award Nominations due Sept. 26

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Excellence in Leadership Award through Sept. 26. ELP is a university-sponsored leadership program that seeks to develop high-potential individuals as effective leaders. Since 2000, the program has been supported by the Office of the President and has graduated 449 university faculty and staff. [...]