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Volume 61, Issue 5

October 30, 2009


Colorado Springs’ economy recovering but not quickly. Colorado Springs’ economy is in recovery and in better shape than the U.S. as a whole, according to College of Business faculty who presented at a downtown hotel ballroom packed with community leaders this morning. (More)

Staff interaction key to student success. The Professional Exempt Staff Association welcomed Kee Warner, associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusiveness, and Anthony Cordova, director, Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness and Community, to its Oct. 21 meeting. (More)

Noble looks back on 38 years at UCCS. As a UCCS student in the mid-1970s, Lee Noble remembers watching students ride horses to class. (More)

Blood DriveMore than 100 donate blood in Halloween drive. There were no ghoulish creatures at the annual Halloween blood drive Wednesday and Thursday. (More)

Senators introduce legislation to expand Troops to Teachers Program. Two U.S. senators and three U.S. representatives introduced legislation this week that could expand a program that helps members of the Armed Forces become K-12 teachers. (More)

Calling all veterans. Participants for an afternoon program to educate children about the contributions of veterans are sought. (More)

Integrated Student Information System project positions campus for future. Three milestones in a CU System-wide project to upgrade, replace and expand student information systems were recently reached. Updates will appear regularly in Communique. (More)SIS Timeline


Students in the UCCS Professional Golf Management program finished fourth in the 2009 Jones Cup competition Oct. 14 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. A total of 100 golfers from 20 teams participated in the 36-hole competition.

In the News

The Kansas City Star wrote about a speech by a UCCS dean in Students, turn on your cell phones in class

The Denver Post wrote about actions by Gov. Bill Ritter to balance the state budget in Ritter cuts heavily from higher ed, but would refill budget with stimulus funds

The Boulder Daily Camera wrote about education financing in Time to think about higher education

The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about UCCS faculty research in Local consumers feeling a little like Scrooge, survey shows

KRDO aired a story about development near the campus in Redevelopment

The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about UCCS athletics in UCCS basketball teams near the bottom of polls

The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about a UCCS academic program in UCCS has program to prep for jobs with USOC, NGBs

The Denver Post quoted a UCCS professor in Lawsuit over state's school funding as inadequate far-reaching

The Colorado Springs Business Journal published a column by a new UCCS faculty member in On plans, people and progress

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