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March 2012

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Bill Nye to celebrate student achievement with public speech

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A public television icon who brought science into the living rooms of millions will celebrate the academic success of UCCS students and give a campus-wide address April 4 at the Gallogly Event Center.

Bill Nye, the quirky, bow-tie wearing star of the PBS hit “Bill Nye the Science Guy” will speak at 7 p.m. in a presentation open to all UCCS students, faculty, staff and community members. Tickets for the event go on sale March 1 and will be available at King Soopers, Tickets West and the University Center front desk. Tickets are $3 for UCCS students and $7 for all others.


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Campus posts 6 percent enrollment growth

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Spring 2012 student enrollment increased by more than 6 percent from a year ago, according to figures released Wednesday by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Enrollment Management.

Homer Wesley, vice chancellor, Student Success and Enrollment Management, said 8,993 students enrolled for the spring 2012 semester, a 535 student or 6.3 percent increase from the 8,458 students who enrolled for spring 2011.

“These figures reflect the dedication of faculty and staff who deliver an excellent education value to the people of our region and state,” Wesley said.



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New student residence halls get names; April kickoff set

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Construction of two new residence halls begins with a 2 p.m. groundbreaking April 23 and is scheduled for completion in time for an Aug. 2013 opening.

According to Susan Szpyrka, associate vice chancellor, Administration and Finance, residence hall towers named Copper and Echo will join the ski-resort themed buildings that now comprise Summit Village at UCCS. Current building names are Monarch, Keystone, Breckenridge, Telluride, Vail, Steamboat, Aspen and the Lodge.

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Photo feature: UCCS alumni sculptures at University Village Colorado

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Two UCCS alumnae left their mark on Colorado Springs when sculptures completed while they were students were selected for display at the University Village Colorado shopping center on North Nevada.

Visual arts majors Deb Zelenak ('11), of Wyoming, and Lisa Cross ('10), Colorado Springs, were the first UCCS student artists selected to receive funding from University Village Colorado for public art. Now an annual project, more student-created art will find its away along North Nevada, according to Matt Barton, assistant professor, Visual and Performing Arts Department.

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Alumni in the news

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The Craig Daily Press wrote about UCCS alumnus Tisha Casida ('05) in Congressional candidate appearing Thursday in Craig

Straight.com wrote about UCCS alumnus John Herrington ('83) in Astronaut to inspire First Nations youth at Vancouver technology conference

The ACLU wrote about UCCS alumnus Rosemary Harris Lytle ('05) in "The Loving Story" Is What Love Is All About

The Colorado Dietetic Association named UCCS alumnus Kelly Ping ('11) Young Dietitian of the Year

UCCS alumnus Kathryn Porter ('02) published a book entitled Too Much Stuff: Winning the War Against Clutter


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