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Volume 63, Issue 2

December 11, 2009


Winter Commencement set. An estimated 400 August and December UCCS graduates will participate in commencement exercises scheduled for 2 p.m. Dec. 18 at the World Arena. (More)

Michael WangVisiting Chinese professor aims to bridge cultures. The United States and China are like brothers, according to UCCS visiting scholar Shiquan “Michael” Wang. (More)

UCCS by the numbers. How does UCCS measure against similar colleges and universities in other states? Very well, thank you. (More)

Campus appreciation. An annual campus holiday season event featured homemade cookies and festive cheer Thursday afternoon. See the cookie contest winners and photos of the event. (More)
Campus Appreciation photos

Events Center moves closer to completion. The smell of fresh lacquer wafted through central UCCS this week as workers completed flooring for the new UCCS Events Center scheduled for a Jan. 22 grand opening celebration. Sneak a peek here. (More)

Directories delayed. New printed campus telephone directories are delayed and will be distributed as soon as they arrive, hopefully in the next two weeks, according to the Telecommunications Department.

CU System updates. See the newest CU System newsletter.

Last Communique. Communique will take a break between semesters to revamp. Several new features will be included for the spring semester. The first edition is planned for Jan. 22.


Mike Friloux named Employee of the Quarter. His qualifications include singing while cleaning bathrooms, encountering cantankerous wildlife, and taming a flaming vacuum cleaner, according to his nomination form. (More)

Sandy Wurtele, professor, Psychology, recently returned from Lisbon, Portugal where she taught a two-day workshop sponsored by the Portuguese Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse.

Brian Yochim, assistant professor, Psychology, recently passed requirements for board certification in clinical neuropsychology. There are only 16 board-certified clinical neuropsychologists in Colorado and 701 in the US and Canada.

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