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April. 27, 2007 Communique

Campus celebrates its citizens. The winners of campus awards, and those who made it possible for them to shine, will be feted at the annual Campus Award Ceremony scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lodge. In addition to campus awards presented by Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, academic deans will recognize outstanding students from individual colleges. A reception will follow.

This or this? Private developers working to improve North Nevada on private property west of the campus will display architectural renderings of their latest plans in a “walk by” display scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the University Center.

Pow wow drums to sound. For the first time in recent memory, UCCS will host a traditional Indian pow wow beginning at 11:30 a.m. May 5 in the University Center Gymnasium. The event will feature a grand entry at noon, drums, dancing, vendors and food. The event has numerous sponsors including the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, the Native American Women’s Association, the Faculty Minority Affairs Committee and the Pikes Peak Inter-Tribal Youth group. For more information, contact Marguerite Cantu, senior instructor, Communication, 262-4124.

President addresses National Press Club. Further proving that CU’s relations with the media are mending, President Hank Brown spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., April 23. Brown spoke about the actions necessary for higher education to regain public trust as well as other topics. (MORE)

Coaching kudos. The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference named Phil Trujillo, men’s golf coach, its Coach of the Year this week after he led the team to an RMAC regular season championship (MORE)

 Baseball, hot dogs and UCCS.  Fans of minor league baseball are hearing about more than runs and hits. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox are including UCCS announcements in radio broadcasts and in game programs as part of an agreement with Residence Life and Housing. For a sampling – sorry no peanuts or crackerjack -- (MORE)

Building English learners. Think the Austin Bluffs are the only place where UCCS is building? Go east. Way east. The Daegu English Village in South Korea is taking shape and will offer English as a Second Language programs as well as weekend family experiences and English experience programs. The UCCS College of Education joined with Yeunghin College to create the site and to build its curriculum.  (MORE)

Showing their stuff. The Gallery of Contemporary Art will highlight new artwork by graduating seniors in the Visual and Performing Arts program in an exhibit that will open with a reception at 5 p.m. May 4. The exhibit will continue through May 25. This is the first UCCS Senior Exhibit.

Retired faculty fund scholarship. The CU Retired Faculty Association recently awarded a $500 grant to Ashley Williams, a doctoral student in geropsychology.

Who’s new
John Posusta, director of development, CU Foundation, effective April 23. Posusta previously worked as development director for National Community Development Services, Atlanta, a fundraising consulting firm. His appointment was announced by Maurin Anderson, vice president, CU Foundation.

In the News
The Colorado Springs Gazette reviewed the TheatreWork’s latest. TheatreWorks takes noble stab at ‘Chalk’
The Colorado Springs Independent published a column written by John Harner, associate professor, Geography and Environmental Studies. UCCS dream turns sterile
The Colorado Springs Gazette published a story about funding for maintenance improvements at UCCS. Dollars go from roads to buildings
USA Today wrote about text alerts in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings. Schools weigh text alerts for crises
The Colorado Springs Gazette published an editorial about limited government week and mentioned events at UCCS.  Our View
Air Force Space Command wrote about innovative programs at UCCS. First-of-its-kind space professional development pilot program achieves milestone
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about lip balm and quoted Dixie Vandeputte, director, University Counseling and Testing. Hooked On Balm  
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about “green” businesses and quoted John Milliman, associate professor, Business, Renewable energy offers manufacturers chance to tap into . . .

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