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Nov. 10, 2006 Communique

NCA visit draws near. With only two days before the arrival of a team of consultant/evaluators from the North Central Association, Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak encouraged the campus to be “accessible, flexible and realistic” during her November All-Campus Forum this morning. She also encouraged attendance at open forums scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Monday in the University Center Theater (faculty), and 3 p.m. Tuesday in the University Center Theater (staff). To see the PowerPoint presentation used by Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak, (MORE).

Sixty eyes and ears only the beginning. Though relatively large by campus standards, the 40 professional staff and 20 student staff members of the Department of Public Safety do not alone keep UCCS safe, Jim Spice, interim chief, Public Safety said this morning at a November All-Campus Forum where his department was featured. Instead, the department relies on faculty and staff to be alert to unusual occurrences and actively works to empower individuals to prevent crime. To see an overview of Department of Public Safety activities, (MORE).

Leaders emerging. Seven UCCS faculty and staff were recently selected to participate in a CU System program designed to develop a cadre of “highly motivated and trained leaders throughout the University who are skilled at managing and leading change.” UCCS members of the 2007 Emerging Leaders Class include Debra Dew, assistant professor, English; Julie Brewster, interim controller, Resource Management; Suzanne Byerley, associate professor, Kraemer Family Library; Tim Chamillard, assistant professor, Computer Science; Jennifer Fisher, scholarship coordinator, Financial Aid; Carla Fleury, manager, Bookstore; and Jacqueline Berning, associate professor, Biology. (MORE)

In with the new, out with the old. Delivery of the 2007 UCCS Telephone Directory began this week for campus offices. Old campus directories – but not Colorado Springs or Denver telephone directories – can be recycled in green bins marked for newsprint. City directories should be placed outside the bins for pickup. Need more information or an extra copy of the 2007 UCCS directory? Call Chriss Parson, telecommunications coordinator, Information Technology, 262-3216.

Nominations sought. Faculty members who have excelled in the areas of research and community service are sought for two awards. The nomination deadline is Dec. 8 for the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research which recognizes outstanding scholarly and creative work and the Community Service Award which recognizes exceptional education, humanitarian, civic or other service to the community. (MORE)

Something for everyone. Whether your interests turn to serious subjects or are light-hearted trips down memory lane, November displays at the Kraemer Family Library aim to please. Global warming is featured on the Kraemer Family Library third floor as is a display of Theatreworks memorabilia. The second floor apse features the children’s literature picks of faculty and staff, assembled in recognition of Children’s Book Week Nov. 13-17.

Veteran’s Day. Community celebrations throughout the nation will mark Veteran’s Day tomorrow. For more about the history of Nov. 11, first celebrated as Armistice Day to commemorate the signing of the treaty to end World War I, the war to end all wars, visit (MORE).

Leslie Manning, dean, Kraemer Family Library, was selected by the Colorado Association of Libraries to receive its Career Achievement Award for 2006. Manning was cited for “ongoing commitment and dedication to the library profession” and called a “visionary and exceptional librarian who quietly and consistently worked to improve library services statewide.”  (MORE) 

Who’s New
Tammara Bales, accounting technician, Bookstore, effective Nov. 6.

Peter Pino, police officer intern, Public Safety, effective Nov. 1.

David Shurtleff, electrical trades 3, Facilities Services, effective Nov. 27.

In the News
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about the future of North Nevada redevelopment following Tuesday’s elections.  (MORE)

The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about the agreements of high school athletes to play sports at universities throughout the nation, including UCCS.  (MORE)

KOAA 5/30 interviewed Josh Dunn, associate professor, Political Science about last-minute election tactics. (MORE)

The Pueblo Chieftain mentioned UCCS in a story about a new vision for Colorado State University-Pueblo. (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