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March 2012

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Ping named Young Dietitian of the Year

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Kelly Ping, sports dietitian, Peak Nutrition Clinic, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, was recently selected as the Young Dietitian of the Year by the Colorado Dietetic Association. She is a 2011 UCCS graduate.

Ping received her award March 3 at the Colorado Dietetic Association conference in Westminster.

Behrens promoted to associate dean

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Tim Behrens, associate professor, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, was recently selected as associate dean for academics and operations for the college.

Nancy Smith, dean, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, announced Behrens’ appointment to the half-time associate dean position effective Feb. 1. He will continue to be an associate professor within the college’s Department of Health Sciences.

“As we approach the many opportunities coming to the college in the near-term with the Lane Academic Health Sciences Center and the potential contracts with the University of Colorado Health System, Tim will bring focus and interest on the inter-professional potential of our unique programs within the college,” Smith said.

Behrens joined the faculty in 2008 and was recently elected as a fellow to the American College of Sports Medicine.

MLS students reap rewards of belonging to ASCP community

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From e-StudentNews of ASCP e-Newsbriefs, November 2011

For Sharon Worack, reading ASCP publications and belonging to its community [is] vital as well.

"ASCP has opened my eyes to the world after graduation," said Ms. Worack, an MLS student at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in affiliation with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE., and now on clinical rotation at Memorial Central Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO.

"I'm kept up-to-date on science through the magazines. Also, ASCP publications show how laboratory professionals interact with other healthcare providers in hospitals and explain daily situations. It's crucial to a professional organization to network and be part of a community, obtain education, and learn about ways to get more involved to help career advancement."

Ms. Murphy expects to continue her membership with ASCP once she passes her Board of Certification exams and earns her ASCP credentials. For now, she appreciates all the value ASCP membership brings her without denting her budget.

The UCCS Archives need your help

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The UCCS Archives is beginning a project to digitize the student newspapers of our campus. We are trying to locate missing issues to add to the Archives collection or to borrow newspaper issues to scan for the digital collection. A list of the issues the Archives currently needs is located on the Kraemer Family Library website.

The UCCS Archives is located in Room 311 of the Kraemer Family Library. The Archives collects and maintains materials documenting the history and operations of the Colorado Springs campus of the University of Colorado.

For more information about the UCCS Archives, please visit our website. To contact the Archives with any questions or for further information, email archives@uccs.edu or call (719) 255-3094.

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