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Feb. 16, 2007 Communique

Expert to join NISSSC board. C. Suzanne "Sue" Mencer, a leading expert in homeland security, including U.S. law enforcement and anti-terrorism activities, will join the board of advisers for the National Institute of Science, Space and Security Centers at UCCS. (MORE)

Terror management is subject for Café Scientifique. Tom Pyszczynski, professor, Psychology, will present “Terror Management Theory and Terrorism” at Café Scientifique scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Phantom Canyon, 2 East Pikes Peak. For background on Pyszczynski’s work (MORE).

Keeping track. A demonstration of a recently selected Student Information System is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Feb. 26 in the University Center Theater. An Oracle (formerly Peoplesoft) System was recently selected. The 3.5 hour session will demonstrate the new system’s capabilities over the current 1980s-vintage SIS system used by CU.

Women’s History Month celebrated. San Luis Valley artist Josephine Lobato will be honored by the Visual and Performing Arts, Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies Departments as part of Women’s History Month, traditionally celebrated in March. Lobato’s embroidered pictorial narratives depict issues of the San Luis Valley. A reception and talk is scheduled for 5 p.m. March 1 on the lower level of the University Center. For more information, contact Suzanne MacAulay, associate professor, Visual and Performing Arts, 262-3865, smacaula@uccs.edu.

Nurse practitioners subject of senior discussion. Amy Silva-Smith, assistant professor, Nursing, will discuss the role of nurse practitioners in the management of acute health conditions beginning at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort. Her presentation is part of a presentation about the Palisades at Broadmoor Park, a retirement community under construction in cooperation with UCCS. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations can be made at 226-2273.(MORE)

A trivial play for serious people. The play often called the funniest and most perfect comedy in our language is titled “The Importance of Being Earnest” even while it is never for one moment serious. Theatreworks will begin sixteen performances March 1-18.(MORE)

Graduate open house plans forming. A Graduate School Open House to showcase various UCCS graduate programs for prospective students is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. March 8 in the UC 303. College representatives will be available to answer questions about admissions and specific program requirements. For more information, contact Jackie Francis, graduate recruitment coordinator, Graduate School, 262-3072, or jfrancis@uccs.edu

El Pomar summit. Members of the Chancellor’s Leadership Class will participate in the El Pomar Leadership Summit Thursday and Friday at the Broadmoor Hotel. Students from across Colorado will participate in four tracks designed to represent key trends influencing lives of young people.(MORE)

Get ready. Construction of a new interchange at Austin Bluffs and Union continues to move forward with crews expected to continue next week with tree transplanting, construction of sound walls and retaining walls. Beginning Feb. 26, Austin Bluffs traffic will be shifted and left turn lanes reduced.(MORE)

Who’s New
Susan Hindmarsh, program assistant, CITTI, effective Feb. 19.

In the News
The Colorado Springs Gazette interviewed Kee Warner, professor, Sociology about stereotypes and a parody of the Barbie doll.(MORE)
The Rocky Mountain News wrote about attempts by the General Assembly to repair problems with Amendment 41.(MORE)
The Colorado Springs Gazette published a column written by Fred Crowley, senior associate researcher, College of Business, about stock trading legends.(MORE)
USA Today wrote about the expected turnover of U.S. college presidents.(MORE)  
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about faith and quoted Paul Harvey, professor, History.(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