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Faculty and Staff Newsletter, First Edition, May 20, 2009

Faculty and Staff Newsletter, First Edition, May 20, 2009

Welcome to the University of Colorado's online communication for faculty and staff. We will produce this interim newsletter biweekly during the summer while we develop a permanent publication, which will be created and named with input from the university community over the coming months. We intend to launch the new online publication in mid-August.

We aim to provide the university community with the information it needs to make decisions, to understand the external forces affecting the university and to connect us across the diverse enterprise that is the University of Colorado. We will also cover systemwide activities and bodies such as the Board of Regents, System Staff Council and Faculty Council. The publication will provide a forum for members of the university community to make their voices heard. We will occasionally feature student views and achievements.

We will make use of new technology, but not at the expense of the newsletter's fundamental activity: providing the university community with information that it needs to know, that it wants to know, and that will help foster greater connections across the CU system.

At the same time, we recognize we are following a newspaper with a long history at the university. We also know that some in the university community are unhappy with the circumstances of its loss.

Our commitment is to do our best to provide good information to the university community that is accurate, clear and concise. We will rely on you to help us determine how we can best achieve that end.

We intend to spend the next couple of months listening to you and asking questions about what you would like to see in the publication. In the meantime, you can send your comments and suggestions on either the interim or permanent publication to or our e-mails below.

Thank you,
Ken McConnellogue, (
Deborah Méndez-Wilson, (
Office of University Relations