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Volume 73, Issue 2

October 15, 2010

Oct. 11-15, 2010

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WTC beam unveiled before crowd. Amid waving U.S. flags commemorating those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, formal ownership of a 750 pound piece of New York's World Trade Center was transferred to representatives of the Cheyenne Mountain Air Station early Friday afternoon. (More)

First College of Education endowed professorship named in Swaby honor. A recently completed $500,000 private fundraising campaign will ensure a legacy of literacy established by Barbara Swaby, professor, Education, continues in perpetuity. (More)

Photos of the week. Fall began its transition to winter this week as Facilities Services crews continued a tradition of providing soon-to-perish geraniums to faculty and staff members. (More)

Campus can see "Psycho" for less. Faculty, staff, students and alumni can celebrate Halloween with a one-performance discount to the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Oct. 30. (More)

Town hall meeting scheduled for Oct. 29. President Bruce Benson and Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak will host a town hall meeting to discuss critical issues facing the university beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 29 the University Center Theater. Benson will provide an overview of state and university budgets, the 2011 legislative session and other topics. A question and answer session will follow. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

Campus celebrates National Coming Out Day. A candlelight vigil Thursday night on the University Center Upper Plaza honored the lives of those who committed suicide after being harassed about their sexuality as part of National Coming Out Day celebrations at UCCS. (More)

FDC to present parenting workshop. Techniques for improved teaching and parenting will be shared at an Oct. 30 workshop sponsored by the Family Development Center. (More)

Colorado Combined Campaign kicks off Tuesday. The 2010 Colorado Combined Campaign will launch with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19 in University Center room 303 that promises free food, prizes, fun, and games. (More)

Changing class schedule gets little traction. UCCS students may just have to try harder to get to classes on time. (More)


Edie Greene named CUNY visiting scholar. Edie Greene, professor, Psychology, was recently appointed a visiting scholar at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. (More)

Faculty researchers lauded in campus event. Six UCCS faculty members were recognized for their sponsored research productivity during a Celebration of Research program Thursday afternoon sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Research. (More)

In the News

KKTV aired a story about a campus ceremony in UCCS WILL HOLD A CEREMONY FOR THAT UNVEILING.

The Denver Post wrote about tuition discussions in CU regents table proposal to cap tuition hike at 4%

The Colorado Springs Independent wrote about community centers and mentioned a UCCS faculty member was in Man with a plan

The Colorado Springs Gazette mentioned UCCS in ELECTION PREVIEW: State education board, CU regents

The Colorado Springs Gazette mentioned UCCS in its editorial ENDORSEMENT: Hickenlooper, a vote for prosperity

Indian Country Today profiled a UCCS alum and former staff member in Native astronaut reflects on career

KOAA quoted a UCCS faculty member in Negative Ads Frustrate Voters

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