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Mar. 2, 2007 Communique

Heller Center renovation plans near completion. The campus vision for a renovated main house at the Heller Center for the Arts & Humanities moved closer to reality this week with the presentation of new architectural plans.(MORE)

Chancellor’s forum highlights positives. A smiling Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak talked about the “positive trajectory” of UCCS Wednesday at an all-campus forum. (MORE)

Aim high. What are your worst fears for UCCS? Best hopes? What is critical? And how would you like to discuss these items over a cold drink and a game of either pool? The overall goals committee – using a piece of Vice Chancellor Brian Burnett’s personal finances – will host a goals input session at the UC Pub beginning at 3:30 p.m. today. Other sessions are scheduled for 11 a.m. March 7 in Breckenridge 5101 and 2 p.m. March 8 in UC 303.

Meet the UCCS songbirds. Curtis Smith, senior instructor, Visual and Performing Arts will lead a one-hour campus walk at 7:30 a.m. March 15 to highlight the campus song bird population. Good shoes and a water bottle are recommended for this event that is part of a campus wellness effort.

Whos New
Stacey Grady, student services coordinator, College of Education, effective March 1. She previously worked as retention coordinator of student services and enrollment management for Truckee Meadows (Nev.) Community College.

In the news
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about energy conservation efforts at UCCS.(MORE)
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about UCCS Academic All-American student-athlete Patrick Hannaway.(MORE)
The Colorado Springs Business Journal wrote about the Chancellors Leadership Class (MORE)
The Colorado Springs Business Journal published a column about the role of UCCS in preparing leaders for the future (MORE)
The Colorado Springs Independent wrote about an exhibit featuring Josephine Lobato (MORE)
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about the UCCS and its hosting of the Science Olympiad (MORE)
The Denver Post wrote about reforming Colorado public education. (MORE)

Communique is the on-line newsletter for UCCS faculty and staff. It is published weekly during the fall and spring semesters, monthly during the summer semester. Communique is 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, 262-343