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Chancellor to Regents: UCCS is moving forward. Despite tough budget times, UCCS will continue to move forward and to explore new opportunities including the Southern Colorado Innovation Strategy, a collaboratory of regional schools and increased sponsored research, Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak told members of the CU Board of Regents Monday. See the Powerpoint file used in her presentation here.
Solar panels part of Science and Engineering details. New, thin-film solar panels are installed on the roof of a new Science and Engineering Building at UCCS as the university continues to move into its largest, and most energy efficient, building. (More)
Faculty to guide electric car development. A UCCS professor will be part of a partnership of university and automotive engineers tasked with designing components for the next generation of cars in cooperation with General Motors and the University of Michigan. (More)
Southern Colorado schools pledge cooperation. The leaders of 10 southern Colorado colleges and universities will cooperate to improve local economies and individual futures, according to a statement signed by educational leaders on June 2. (More)
Sod party. Faculty and staff are encouraged to volunteer to help lay sod on the south side of the Science and Engineering building beginning at 7:30 a.m. July 11. To volunteer, contact Debbie Lapioli, executive assistant, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, email@example.com
Bulletin changes with times. A 300-page overview of the university and academic courses offered is now online and called the Academic Catalog. The Office of Admissions and Records recently completed updates for the catalog in coordination with representatives from each college. The online-only publication is searchable and will help students understand requirements and to make course selections. To see the catalog, visit http://catalog.uccs.edu/
Ice cream social. Staff council and the Professional Exempt Staff Association treated faculty, staff, students and a few campus visitors to a dish of ice cream June 17 and welcomed new staff members with complimentary tee-shirts or other UCCS-branded items. (More)
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July 3 holiday. UCCS will celebrate Independence Day by closing campus on Friday, July 3. See the 2009-2010 holiday schedule. (.doc)
University Relations, University Events and Alumni Relations now University Advancement. The Office of University Relations and the Office of University Events and Alumni Relations will drop individual office names to emphasize their connection to the University Advancement Division effective July 1, Martin Wood, chief operating officer, University Advancement, announced. Functions, including internal communication, media relations, publication support, marketing, alumni relations, university events, community relations, federal relations, and real estate development, are all part of University Advancement. University Advancement is one of five administrative divisions of UCCS.
Mary Enzman Hines, professor, Nursing, was inducted as president of the American Holistic Nurses Association June 12 at the group’s annual meeting in Madison, Wisc.
Colorado Springs Utilities recognized UCCS energy conserving measures at its June 17 meeting. Brian Burnett, vice chancellor, Administration and Finance, and Linda Kogan, sustainability officer, accepted the award on behalf of the university. Since 2005, UCCS has decreased water consumption by 41 percent and per square foot energy use by 26 percent.
Six UCCS faculty members were awarded tenure at the June 22 CU Board of Regents meeting. They are:
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