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Volume 65, Issue 3

February 19, 2010


Local economy slowly improving. The Colorado Springs economy has bottomed and is recovering but it's far from "happy days are here again," according to Fred Crowley, associate director of the Southern Colorado Economic Forum and senior instructor in the College of Business. (More)

Wells Fargo donates to scholarships. Five UCCS students will receive a scholarship as the result of a grant made by Wells Fargo to the CU Foundation. (More)

Financial Aid assists with College Goal Sunday. Potential college students and their parents can get free help in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as part of College Goal Sunday from 2-6 p.m. Feb. 21 at Columbine Hall. (More)

Assembly approves ethics code. After minor revisions, the UCCS Faculty Assembly unanimously passed a motion to approve an academic ethics code presented at its Feb. 12 meeting. The code clarifies responsibilities on the parts of students and faculty members to maintain and promote standards of integrity within the university community. (More)

Regents chair visits Faculty Assembly. Praising a "fabulous leadership team" at UCCS for insight and optimism during trying times, CU Board of Regents Chair Steve Bosley addressed the Feb. 12 meeting of the UCCS Faculty Assembly. (More)

Serve from the right, remove from the left. Housing residents bypassed the line at the cafeteria and were treated to a sit-down dinner this week. The wait staff included the campus police chief, vice chancellors and budget directors. See photos on this table-turning event here (More)

March forum scheduled. Brian Burnett, vice chancellor, Administration and Finance, will lead a campus forum beginning at 3 p.m. March 2 in the University Center Theater to update progress on initiatives created to assist campus finances. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak will also provide an update on the university's budget and actions by the General Assembly. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

10 minutes, 10 questions. Federal census forms will begin arriving next month and will generate data that will determine representation as well as federal funding for numerous programs including schools, according to Robyn Marschke, director, Institutional Research. Marschke encouraged campus community members to participate in the census. See a public service announcement on the census here.

Disney Institute coming. A $50 discount to attend a one-day professional development program, Disney's Approach to Business Excellence, is now available. The March 23 workshop will be at the Events Center and will provide an opportunity to learn best business practices in leadership, management, service and brand loyalty from Disney insiders. The workshop is $345. For more information, call (877) 544-2384 or visit The discount is available by using promotional code UCCSFEE.

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Minette Church, associate professor, Anthropology, was recently selected as the Cotsen Fellow in Archaeology at the School of Advance Research, Santa Fe, N.M. Church will spend two months in Santa Fe this summer.

Marguerite Cantu, senior instructor, Communication, was recently awarded a scholarship from the Council on International Educational Exchange and was accepted into the International Faculty Development Seminar. In June, she will travel to Tibet and China.

In the News

The Pueblo Chieftain carried a story about progress in Colorado Springs in Colorado Springs January sales tax collections jump 6.8 percent from year before

The Colorado Springs Independent published an essay from a UCCS faculty member in Is closing centers racist?

The Colorado Springs Gazette published information about College Goal Sunday in Get free help with college aid

KOAA aired a story about a UCCS instructor and her work with top athletes in Teaches sports management at UCCS

KRDO aired a story about Black History Month celebrations at UCCS in Terrance Carroll is the keynote speaker

Westword wrote about plans to provide state universities additional flexibility in Josh Penry-John Morse idea to give university boards more leeway potentially dangerous

The Aurora Sentinel wrote about college funding in Editorial: State needs a lesson in higher-ed affordability

The Colorado Springs Business Journal mentioned UCCS in Detour: Stimulus money rerouting economic decline in El Paso County

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