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Mar. 16, 2007 Communique

Wonnett selected as interim vice chancellor. The director of performance improvement for the Colorado Department of Human Services will return to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as interim vice chancellor for student success. Robert Wonnett, 47, will begin as interim vice chancellor April 9.(MORE)

Provost candidates to visit. An open forum for a candidate for the position of provost is scheduled next week. John Taylor, University of Arizona, Tuscon, will present and answer questions at 8:45 a.m. Thursday in the UC Theater.

Forum generates N. Nevada ideas. A revamped North Nevada Ave. on the UCCS western border should be fun, pedestrian-friendly and a little funky recommended several faculty, staff and students who attended the March Chancellor’s All-Campus Forum Thursday. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak said she would contact the developers of the private property with the suggestions.

“The Impossible Will Take A Little While.” Best selling author and civic engagement specialist Paul Loeb will visit campus next Friday to meet with faculty, staff and students in two events. At 10 a.m., March 23 Loeb will discuss concepts of civic engagement with students in UC 303. At noon in the Lodge, he will present “Teaching for Community Engagement, A Civic Workshop.” Reservations are required and should be sent to Kathy Englund, kenglund@uccs.edu, 262-3121, today.

Ent contributes to athletics. Ent Federal Credit Union recently joined an elite group of UCCS Mountain Lion sponsors called the Pulpit Rock Club.(MORE)

Wandering but not necessarily lost. Construction projects on and around campus pose challenges for faculty, staff, students and campus visitors. Craig Highline, police officer, Public Safety, and Craig Decker, Web Services, recently joined forces to illustrate different ways to get to – and from -- campus.(MORE)

Women’s History Month. Women are more than mothers, wives and sisters. Women have, and continue to play, important roles in medicine, law, government and as leaders of social change. Need a refresher on the roles women? Courtesy of Abby Ferber, director, Women’s Studies, take a quiz on women’s history as part of Women’s History Month.(MORE)

Free lunch. There really is such a thing, according to Dwayne Freeman, project manager, Facilities Services. Lunch will be provided from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday on the UC Upper Plaza courtesy of various architects and contractors currently on campus who will be available to answer questions and to show off final designs.

Jim Spice, police chief, Department of Public Safety, from interim chief.
Steve Recca, director, Center for Homeland Security, from deputy director.

Who’s New
Jeremy Simenson, security officer, Public Safety, effective March 15.
Carolyn Daley, administrative assistant, University Center

In the News
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about the work of Andrew Subudhi, assistant professor, Biology, to test athletic abilities. (MORE)
The Colorado Springs Business Journal wrote about the Palisades retirement home project and mentioned its partnership with UCCS. (MORE)
The Rocky Mountain News wrote about a proposed “fix” for Amendment 41. (MORE)
The Denver Post wrote about substance abuse trends by college students. (MORE)
The Glenwood Springs Independent wrote about UCCS student-athlete Sarah Shepard. (MORE)
The Rocky Mountain News wrote about Gov. Bill Ritter’s plan to fund public education. (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