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April. 13, 2007 Communique

Chancellor emphasizes marketing as part of strategic plan. A revamped marketing effort to attract students to UCCS is a top priority, Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak told about 70 faculty and staff who attended her April forum this week. (MORE)

Strategic plan part of Monday forum.  Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak’s second April forum is scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday in the University Center Theater. Expected topics include updates on marketing, strategic planning, and future budget assumptions. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

We’ve got spirit. High school students statewide are taking entrance exams and thinking about college. Get UCCS into those brains by wearing UCCS and Mountain Lion apparel and talking with students about the value of a CU degree to their future. Wear UCCS gear to the Bookstore and receive a coupon for an ice cream cone (redeemable when it’s not freezing outside) and a 20 percent discount on purchases.

Give me liberty or … UCCS, Keller Elementary School, and area youth organizations, will come together for a celebration of Liberty Day April 25 on campus. (MORE)

Detour. A connection to Austin Bluffs Parkway from Mountain Lion Way will close April 24, the result of work on right-of-way issues with the City of Colorado Springs.

ET call home. Forums to review new cell phone policies will be rescheduled, according to Julie Brewster, controller, Resource Management. Forums scheduled for today were cancelled as a result of a worse-than-it-was weather forecast.

Office hours. President Hank Brown will be available for appointments from 7:00-8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 20 in the Chancellor’s conference room (Main Hall 404).
Who’s counting? Diane Alberico, executive assistant, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance (and director of property, space and leases) will be honored at 3 p.m. April 26 at the Lodge for 30 years service to higher education. Contact sszpyrka@uccs.edu if you wish to make comments.
Who may be literate? Christi Kasa Hendrickson, assistant professor, Education, will lead a discussion of literacy and its relationship to those labeled as intellectually disabled at a Café Scientifique discussion scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 24 at Phanton Canyon, 2 East Pikes Peak Ave.


Regents coming to UCCS. The CU Board of Regents will meet at UCCS, primarily in the Lodge, April 17 and 18. The meetings are part of a regular schedule and rotation among the three CU campuses. To see the meeting agenda, (MORE).

A few good graduates. The Office of University Relations is seeking unusual student stories to highlight for graduation. In past years, stories such as the Army drill sergeant who became a nurse and a family of Vietnamese refugees earning engineering degrees have highlighted the accomplishments of all who wear the cap and gown. Have an idea? Contact Bobbi Sankey, a former temporary student success advisor now temporarily helping University Relations, at bsankey@uccs.edu.

Debbie E. Lapioli, assistant to the dean, College of Education, to executive assistant to the vice chancellor for administration and finance and coordinator of property, space and leases, effective April 23.

Financial management of the University Center, Family Development Center, Recreation Center and Student Residence Life and Housing will move to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance effective April 15.

The Faculty Minority Affairs Committee awarded grants to attend the White Privilige Conference to Katherine Lane, instructor, Sociology,  Patricia Keilbach, assistant professor, Political Science,  Rhonda Williams, assistant professor, Education, Kulumani Rangaswamy, professor, Mathematics,  Clint Fisher, assistant professor, Education, Aditi Mitra, assistant professor, Sociology,  Mary Ann Kluge, associate professor, Nursing, Linda Glick, adjunct professor, Nursing, Rob Sackett, professor, History,  Glen Whitehead, assistant professor, Visual and Performing Arts,  and Lynda Dickson, associate professor, Sociology.

In the news
The Colorado Springs Business Journal quoted Clark Maxam, El Pomar Chair, Business, about debt. (MORE)
The Colorado Springs Business Journal wrote about the importance of university leadership courses. (MORE)
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about a gift from the Daniels Fund. (MORE)
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about wireless Internet networks on college campuses. (MORE)
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about gifts to soldiers at Walter Reed Army Hospital from UCCS. (MORE)
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about the winner of the Athena Award, Marylou Makepeace, a UCCS alum and former instructor. (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