Stephen Cucchiara, assistant director, Office of Student Activities at UCCS, recently published “Co-Curricular Participation Drives Adult Student Excellence” in “The Evolllution,” an online newspaper focused on higher education topics. See the article athttp://www.evolllution.com/opinions/co-curricular-participation-drives-a...… Mitch Handelsman, professor of psychology at CU Denver, co-authored a book, “Ethical Dilemmas in Psychotherapy: Positive Approach to Decision Making” (American Psychological Association). This is his second book of 2015; he recently co-authored “The Life of Charlie Burrell: Breaking the Color Barrier in Classical Music,” the autobiography of Charlie Burrell, the first person of color to play with a symphony orchestra in the United States. … Robert Friesen, School of Medicine professor of anesthesiology and vice chair of the section of pediatric anesthesiology, recently was awarded an honorary membership of the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland at a meeting in Aberdeen, Scotland. The organization confers honorary membership on pediatric anesthesiologists and others who have made an outstanding contribution to pediatric anesthesiology. Friesen is only the second American to receive this honor. … Mary Jane Sullivan, an instructor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and lecturer at the Department of Philosophy at UCCS, recently was appointed a faculty member of the Institute of Critical Philosophy at the Global Center of Advanced Studies, a new online educational institution based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sullivan’s appointment was announced by Sigrid Hackenberg, professor of philosophy, poetics, and performative practices and director, Institute of Critical Philosophy. Sullivan will continue her work at UCCS. … Paul Mintken, PT, DPT, School of Medicine, was honored last week at the American Physical Therapy Association conference, receiving the Dorothy E. Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching. … Twelve people joined UCCS in May. They are: Alice Bradley, strengthening institutions proposal project director, Office of Academic Affairs; Nicklaus Diede, materials, acquisition and distribution manager, Department of Facilities Services; Jody Doster, assistant field manager, Police Department; Kathryn Gordon, wellness promotion coordinator, Student Health Center; Alexander Koehler, assistant athletic director, Athletic Department; Gregory Krems, financial and operational assistant, Computing Services Department; Jinan Mardan, cook, Dining and Food Services; Mark Means, materials handler, Department of Facilities Services; James Neville, professional research assistant, School of Public Affairs; Deborah O’Connor, director of campus compliance, Office of the Chancellor; Courtney Vanous, communication technician, Police Department; and Dannon Zurek, communication technician, Police Department.