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Oct. 6, 2006 Communique

Combining efforts for Colorado. The annual Combined Colorado Campaign begins Oct. 16 with a kick off lunch in UC 303. A free lunch will be provided as volunteers share information about the benefits of the campaign and how funds raised benefit local families. To attend the lunch, contact Debbie Lapioli, program assistant, College of Education, dlapioli@uccs.edu. For other questions, contact lead coordinators, Diana Cook, executive assistant, Vice Chancellor for Student Success, dcook@uccs.edu, or Tina Collins, administrative assistant, Dean of Students, tcollins@uccs.edu.

Can scientists be trusted? Bob Camley, professor, Physics, will tackle that question – and likely a few others – at the October Café Scientifique. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, 2 East Pikes Peak. Camley will provide a light-hearted historical overview of scientific dishonesty dating to Sir Issac Newton as well as ideas about how to curb it. Questions? Contact Tom Huber, associate vice chancellor, Academic Affairs, thuber@uccs.edu or David Anderson, associate professor, Chemistry, danderso@uccs.edu.

Regents complete visit. When Regents Chair Pat Hayes introduced a resolution Thursday, it was business as usual for everyone except Ella Stanton, budget analyst, Resource Management. Stanton received the Staff Council Service Excellence Award last spring but Hayes used the on-campus Regents meeting as opportunity to laud Stanton. Using a line from an Ella Fitzgerald song – “where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong,” Hayes described Stanton’s commitment to the university and her co-workers. With characteristic humility, Stanton responded that she was “honored” and that “UCCS is a great place to be.”

Forum to provide NCA overview. UCCS faces a 10-year accreditation review beginning in November. But what can faculty and staff expect during the visit Nov. 13 and 14? David Moon, associate vice chancellor, Academic Affairs, will lead an all-campus forum beginning at 9:30 next Thursday, Oct. 12, in the University Center Theater. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Think you know something about marriage? Whether contemplating (or on your first, second, third or more) marriage, author and campus guest speaker Stephanie Coontz has news for you. Marriage has changed more in the last 30 years than in the previous 3,000. Her presentation “Courting Trouble? The World-Historic Transformation of Love and Marriage” will be at 4:30 p.m. next Thursday, Oct. 12, in University Center 303 and is free. Her visit was made possible by the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion, the Ethnic Studies Program, Department of History, Department of Sociology and the Women’s Studies Program.

2006-2007 telephone directories on way. New campus telephone directories will arrive within the next week to 10 days, according to the directory’s publisher, Dex Media. This year’s directory will be considerably larger than previous editions because of increased advertising sales. Directories will be distributed for each on-campus telephone extension at no charge.

Keeping flu at bay. A flu shot clinic for faculty and staff will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 in University Center 122. The shots will be available for the first 100 participants at a cost of $20. The clinic was organized by Cindy Roach, associate dean, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the Beth-El Student Nurses Association.

Who’s New
New professional exempt (unclassified) staff, their departments and start dates are:
Illana Gordon, Troops to Teachers, Aug. 24.
Edward Kelbel, Professional Golf Management Program, Sept. 5
Kara Martin, Theatreworks, Sept. 1.

In the News
The Colorado Springs Business Journal wrote about grand opening ceremonies of a new Ent Federal Credit Union service center at UCCS. (MORE)

The Denver Post wrote about a proposed track within a Graduate School of Public Affairs doctoral degree focusing on homeland security (MORE)

The Denver Post wrote about a debate about intellectual diversity among members of the CU Board of Regents. (MORE)

The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about increasing home prices and quoted Fred Crowley, associate research professor, Business.  (MORE)

The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about the UCCS job fair. (MORE)

The Chronicle of Higher Education wrote about diversity efforts at CU. (MORE)

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