Be Colorado announces campus competition champion and winners of $300 airfare vouchers.
The CU Board of Regents debated the idea of intellectual diversity among faculty during the board’s Tuesday meeting, with Regent James Geddes, R-Sedalia, calling for university leadership “to take an active approach to diversify our faculty.”
The UCCS chancellor and UCCS English professor received awards at the final Faculty Council meeting of the academic year.
The board on Tuesday agreed that keeping employees happy and keeping them, period, are necessary for the university’s continued success.
A leader in the fight to close wage gaps between women and men will be the featured speaker at a Monday event on campus. Lilly Ledbetter of Jacksonville, Ala., will speak about her fight for equal pay and fair treatment by her employer and the efforts that led to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. [...]
A 16-member steering committee was recently named to begin the task of commemorating the university’s past and helping launch it toward the future. The 50th Anniversary Committee recently met and was charged by Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak to begin thinking now about a celebration that will last throughout the calendar year 2015. “It may seem odd [...]
From humble roots of ideas scrawled by faculty and staff members onto 3-by-5-inch note cards, the UCCS 2020 Strategic Plan is ready for prime time. During the break between fall and spring semesters, final touches were completed on “Commitment to the Future: 2012-2020,” a 74-page document that outlines the future of UCCS and its 12 [...]
Five university vice presidents from universities in China’s Jiangsu Province have begun a 17-week visit to UCCS. A formal welcome ceremony on Monday featured an exchange of gifts, a traditional part of Chinese culture, as well as remarks by Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak and Ding-Jo H. Currie, chief executive officer of California-based United Education Alliance. The [...]
Four members of the University of Colorado Board of Regents took their oath of office Wednesday at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus, the first-time host of the event.
Mary Coussons-Read, a professor and administrator with appointments at the University of Colorado Denver and the Colorado School of Public Health, on Tuesday was named UCCS provost. Coussons-Read, 45, associate vice chancellor for research, professor of psychology and professor of community and behavioral health at CU Denver, was selected following a national search. She will [...]
UCCS on Tuesday announced four finalists for the position of provost. Listed in order of their campus visits, the candidates are: David Moon, interim provost, UCCS; Sheying Chen, associate provost for academic affairs, Pace University, New York; Keith Pickus, interim provost, Wichita State University, Kansas; and Mary Coussons-Read, associate vice chancellor for research, CU Denver. [...]
Kirk Samelson has been named the managing senior associate with University Counsel for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Samelson has served as a district judge in Colorado’s 4th Judicial District for the past 12 years, five of them as chief judge. He handled civil, criminal, juvenile and domestic matters. “I’m excited for the opportunity [...]
More than a dozen University of Colorado Colorado Springs faculty members were honored Oct. 11 for their contributions to the university’s research mission. Awards included recognition for entry into a coveted class of UCCS researchers, those who have received $1 million or more in sponsored research grants, as well as those faculty members receiving their [...]
The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation hosted three leading U.S. senators Sept. 25 for a town hall meeting at the Lodge regarding defense spending and possible spending reductions. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak welcomed Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; members of the U.S. Senate Armed [...]
For the first time, UCCS alumni will have the opportunity for a live online campus update with Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak. Scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, alumni can watch Shockley-Zalabak live from their desktop computers and pose questions for her to answer. Shockley-Zalabak will cover a variety of topics including new faculty members who arrived on [...]
The Institute of International Education in New York, N.Y., recently selected the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to participate in a program designed to increase higher education ties between U.S. and Indian colleges and universities. UCCS was one of only five U.S. colleges selected for the 2012 India initiative of the International Academic Partnership Program. [...]
A refined UCCS logo, guidelines for its use, and the relationship of UCCS to University of Colorado branding efforts will be the primary subject for the first forum of the fall semester. The forum is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the University Center Theater. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak and Martin Wood, vice chancellor, University [...]
A reception to celebrate the UCCS response to the Waldo Canyon fire and those who made it possible is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Gallery of Contemporary Art in Centennial Hall. The event is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor and is designed to thank those who volunteered to assist [...]
Sandy Berry-Lowe considers UCCS to be her professional home. But the 22-year campus veteran and associate professor of biology never thought she would actually live on campus in space normally designated for students. For three nights, June 26-28, Berry-Lowe and her husband, Luis, joined hundreds of other evacuees in UCCS campus housing as the worst [...]
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is providing housing for up to 100 wildland firefighters working to contain the Waldo Canyon Fire.
The Board of Regents on Wednesday issued resolutions of appreciation for four outgoing leaders across the University of Colorado system. Those honored: Mark Malone, Faculty Council chair; Ajay Thomas, Intercampus Student Forum chair; Peg Bacon, UCCS provost; and Ric Porreca, CU-Boulder senior vice chancellor and chief financial officer. Photos: Cathy Beuten/University of Colorado
David Moon, senior associate vice chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, will serve as interim provost following the July 1 retirement of Provost Peg Bacon. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak restated Moon’s interim appointment following a report from the search committee charged with selecting a permanent provost. Committee chairs Terry Schwartz, associate [...]
Faculty, staff and students were recognized for outstanding contributions and service to the campus community at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Campus Awards Ceremony on May 2. Although Provost Peg Bacon is known and highly respected for being prepared and speaking with great skill, she was clearly flustered when Pam Shockley-Zalabak gave her the [...]
In an effort to reduce late afternoon congestion and ease parking problems, evening classes at UCCS will start 15 minutes later this fall. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak recently implemented a concept developed by the Alternative Class Schedule Task Force to better utilize campus facilities and ease campus parking congestion. Among the ideas studied by the group [...]
The University of Colorado Board of Regents passionately agreed that student safety on campus is a No. 1 priority. They passionately disagreed, however, on how that can or should be enforced.
The Colorado Math Olympiad will return to UCCS for its 29th year on Friday. An estimated 400 middle and high school students from around the state will meet in Berger Hall and the Gallogly Events Center at 9 a.m. Participants are given four hours to complete five essay-style problems. A week later, at 2 p.m. April [...]
A UCCS strategic plan that will guide the campus for the next eight years will be shared with the CU Board of Regents at the board’s meetings April 18-19 in Denver. After two all-campus meetings and dozens of small group meetings, Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak will present a draft of Strategic Planning 2020 to the regents. [...]
In the current academic year, three grievances have been filed – two at the University of Colorado Boulder, one at the University of Colorado Denver. Two inquiries – CU-Denver and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus – took place but did not lead to grievances.
University leadership from throughout the system was represented, along with faculty, staff, alumni, donors, CU Advocates and students.
A 14-member search committee will assist in the selection of a new UCCS provost, Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak announced Friday. Thirteen faculty and staff members were selected following nominations by campus governance groups. A student representative will be added before the committee’s first meeting on Monday. At that meeting, the committee will review a position description [...]