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Communique items for Feb. 17

New CU Foundation leader. The CU Foundation Board of Directors selected 61-year-old Colorado banking executive Wayne Hutchens this week to serve as president and chief executive officer. MORE

Freedom’s Song to sing. The first national curriculum developed by UCCS College of Education faculty will be unveiled tonight at a VIP reception and screening for Freedom’s Song, 100 years of African-American Struggle and Triumph. A campus screening is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Lodge and will feature a presentation by Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, La Vonne Neal, dean, College of Education, and Pikes Peak Community College President Joe Garcia about the Niagara Movement of the early 1900s.  At 9 a.m. Feb. 24, the UCCS campus community is invited to attend a screening at the Pikes Peak Community College Centennial Campus Theater that will feature a discussion of the landmark court case Brown v. Topeka Board of Education. For those who did not respond to an earlier e-mail from the Chancellor’s Office, RSVPs can be made for the Feb. 23 event by calling 262-3436. For the PPCC event, call 540-7551.

Noted writer, scholar, joins center. James Humes, a former U.S. President speech writer, award-winning author, and historically accurate performer of various world leaders has joined the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual at UCCS. MORE

Budding engineers. More than 500 middle school students will be on campus next Friday afternoon as part of the annual Engineering Challenge. Most events will take place in the College of Engineering and Applied Science building and the University Center. The competition is designed to spark interest in science and engineering careers.

The regents are coming, the regents are coming. Members of the CU Board of Regents will have meetings on the UCCS campus March 1 and March 2. To see meeting agendas, click here MORE

Calling all leaders. The Graduate School of Public Affairs will host a leadership development conference April 6 at the Lodge featuring Terry Harris, county administrator, and Ben Porter, a corporate executive and of best-seller “Family 360.” For more information or to register, contact Mary Lou Kartis, assistant to the dean, Graduate School of Public Affairs, 262-4182 .

Calling for scholarships. The North Colorado Springs Rotary Club is looking for outstanding UCCS students as candidates for its study abroad scholarship program. For details click here MORE

Welcome. Want to see the newest additions to the UCCS campus community and learn a little more about them? John Szpyrka, administrative assistant, Personnel, and Staff Council president, recently created a website where new staff share a little about themselves. To visit the site click here MORE

Don Klingner, professor, Graduate School of Public Affairs, was recently selected as vice president of the 9,000-member American Society for Public Administration MORE

In the News
Fred Crowley, associate research professor, Business, was interviewed by KOAA 5/30 Feb. 16 about plans by Penrose Hospital to build a new hospital on the city’s east side.

Dick Carpenter, assistant professor, Education, was interviewed by Family News in Focus about school discipline. To see the story click here MORE

Paul Ballantyne, professor, Economics, was interviewed by the Colorado Springs Gazette about a proposed oil tax profit. To see the story, click here MORE

Gerald Oleszek, associate professor, Engineering, was mentioned in a Colorado Springs Gazette story about collaborations with a Northern Ireland-based company. To see the story, click here MORE

Lex Higgins, professor, Business, was interviewed by the Colorado Springs Business Journal about product labeling trends. To see the story, click here MORE

Communique is the on-line newsletter for UCCS faculty and staff. It is published weekly and 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