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Oct. 19, 2007  Communique

Provost search reopens. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak announced to the campus late Thursday that a search for a new provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs will reopen.(MORE)

Nobel Prize winner connected to UCCS, your Ipod. When the Nobel Prize in Physics was announced Oct. 10, Bob Camley, professor, Physics, reacted differently than most. (MORE)

English-only village set to open. With help from the UCCS College of Education, dedication ceremonies are set for Oct. 30 for the Daegu English Village.(MORE)

First-ever Latino(a) reunion enlightens expands. A first-ever reunion of Latino alumni and current students drew more than 100 last Saturday, including former UCCS faculty member Jose Fernandez whose memory-laced comments ended with “Never give up.” The event connected current UCCS students with alumni. “The battles they fought and overcame are the reason why we are here today,” wrote Megumi Esperanza Nakamura, a current student, following the event.

An expanded reading list. The New York Times, The Colorado Springs Gazette and the Colorado Springs Business Journal are now widely available on campus. The Times, both in print and at http://www.nytimes.com/college/, is made available through the American Democracy Project, while the Gazette’s on-line version is available at www.gazette.com (UCCS and student are the log-in and password). Finally, Ent Federal Credit Union is making subscriptions to the Colorado Springs Business Journal available to all UCCS master’s of business administration students.

Women of influence. The Colorado Springs Business Journal this week announced what most at UCCS already knew – Carole Schoffstall, dean, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is a woman of influence extraordinaire. Schoffstall was one of ten women selected. (MORE)

Second chance. The second of three opportunities to attend one campus strategic plan priority setting forum is 9 a.m. Oct. 25 in UC 303. A final is 9 a.m. Nov. 27 in UC 303. An interactive process of linking university priorities with its budget is planned.

Three C’s and you.  A Wednesday Colorado Combined Campaign kick off drew 65 faculty and staff to hear from Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Working Together Colorado about how small contributions make a big difference in the community. UCCS hopes to raise $22,500 by Nov. 1. For questions, or a second pledge form, contact Tina Collins, administrative assistant, Dean of Students, tcollins@uccs.edu, 262-3258.

Security trek. Being a techie – or a trekkie – isn’t necessary to understand computer security. But for those with questions about CU-wide security policies, on-line course requirements or other related issues, Jerry Wilson, director, Information Technology, and Christina Dellacroce, security principal, Information Technology will host a forum at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in El Pomar Center Room 107. Reserve your space to cdellacr@uccs.edu.

Cracking the top 20. The UCCS Golf Team is ranked 19 in the nation, up two spots from Oct. 3. See the other schools in the top flight of golf, many of which don’t have a snow handicap, (MORE)

Blood drive. Staff council will help the campus celebrate Halloween with a blood drive in cooperation with Memorial Hospital from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31 in UC 303. Make an appointment by contacting Brad Bailey, 262-3397, bbailey3@uccs.edu.

Tom Gruen, associate professor, Business, was recognized in the trade publication “Food Logistics” for his work in helping businesses better manage their stock. (MORE)

In the News

The Colorado Springs Business Journal wrote about Carole Schoffstall, dean, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Dr. Carole Schoffstall, Woman of Influence 2007
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about “Bad Art Night” at the Gallery of Contemporary Art in GALLERIES OPENINGS AND EVENTS
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about finalists for city manager, including a UCCS alum, in 3 FINALISTS PICKED FOR CITY MANAGER
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about difficulties of the University of Northern Colorado in UNC PRESIDENT: GREELEY’S IMAGE AS HAVEN FOR ILLEGALS HURTS ENROLLMENT
The Rocky Mountain News wrote about alleged mistreatment of animals in PETA: CU lab mistreats animals
The Boulder Daily Camera wrote about CU building processes in Experts: CU needs shorter deadlines for new building projects
Congressional Quarterly interviewed Josh Dunn, assistant professor, Political Science in Angry 2006 Foes Ponder Tag-Team GOP Primary Effort to Oust Colorado House Freshman
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about the result of a UCCS-based study in ONE IN NINE COLORADO JOBS TIED TO REAL ESTATE

Communique is the on-line newsletter for UCCS faculty and staff. It is published weekly during the fall and spring semesters, monthly during the summer semester. Communique is sent to faculty and staff e-mail lists and, by request, to other e-mail addresses. Previous issues are available at http://web.uccs.edu/ur/communique.htm. Suggestions and comments are welcome. Send ideas to ur@uccs.edu or call Tom Hutton, 262-3439