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Communique items for Mar. 17

St. Patrick’s Day discussion of Referendum C. A bipartisan group of legislators and the Bell Policy Center will host a Referendum C Accountability tour meeting at 4 p.m. today in the University Center Theater.

Rogers Redding to retire. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Rogers Redding announced his plans to retire from UCCS this week. Redding hopes to pursue a career in athletics and to move closer to his grandchildren. To see Redding’s full statement and that of Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, click here (MORE)

Relay team forming. For the fourth year, UCCS will host the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The event is April 28 on campus and staff team – the United Cancer Crushers – has formed. For more information, contact Frank Hammit, risk manager, Public Safety, Frank.Hammit@cusys.edu, 262-3525. To see the team members click here (MORE)  

Burke Memorial. Beginning at 8 a.m. April 15, a campus based 5K run will honor former biology professor Ed Burke. The 5th Annual Bash the Bluffs Run and Walk winds through campus, presenting runners and walkers with a challenging but “doable” (easy for them to say) experience. Burke, whose specialty was exercise science and who was well known in Olympic and professional cycling circles, died in 2002. Event proceeds will fund a scholarship. For more information, or to volunteer to help, contact Matt Gaden, coordinator, Recreation and Fitness, mgaden@uccs.edu or 262-3463.

Blue Ribbon Panel. A special committee appointed by CU President Hank Brown to study diversity at CU will visit UCCS from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 in the University Center Gymnasium. Interested faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the meeting but should register to assist in meeting logistics. For more information click here (MORE)

Who’s New
Individuals with outstanding credentials as teachers, researchers and entrepreneurs will join the faculty at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as El Pomar Foundation endowed professors. (MORE)

In the News
KOAA 5/30 interviewed Barbara Gaddis, director, Student Retention this week about plans to offer courses during Spring Break. To see the video click here

The Colorado Springs Business Journal interviewed Lex Higgins, professor, Business about niche marketing. To see the story, click here.

The Air Force Times published a story about a campus visit by former military members called the “Tour of Duty.” To see the story, click here

The Colorado Springs Gazette published a review of the latest Theaterworks effort, a one-woman play. To see the review, click here.

Several media outlets published details of the murder of a former UCCS student, Patricia Elliott. To see KKTV’s story, click here

Communique is the on-line newsletter for UCCS faculty and staff. It is published weekly and sent to faculty and staff e-mail lists and, by request, to other e-mail addresses. Previous issues are available at http://web.uccs.edu/ur/communique.htm. Suggestions and comments are welcome. Send ideas to ur@uccs.edu or call Tom Hutton, 262-3439