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April. 6, 2007 Communique

Daniels Funds advances innovative CU programs. UCCS will receive $500,000 to support the creation of a K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Educational Learning Lab from Denver-based Daniels Fund. (MORE)

Forum to highlight marketing, strategic planning. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak’s April forum is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday 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.

Detailing Dwire. Yes, it’s on schedule, and yes, it will open for business (including the College of Business) for the fall 2007 semester. UCCS’ oldest classroom building is in the final stages of its $10 million transformation. Wednesday, project managers led building tours before carpet is installed. Glass for the atrium, which will offer unbeatable views of the Front Range, is coming soon. (MORE)

Provost search update. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak met with Leslie Manning, dean, Kraemer Family Library, and Tom Christensen, dean, Letters, Arts and Sciences, this week to review final recommendations for provost candidates. Manning and Christensen co-chair the search committee. More information is expected next Friday.

Program to highlight partnership. A unique partnership to benefit the lives of older Coloradoans will be demonstrated at 4 p.m. April 25. University representatives and Dunn and Associates, Inc., developers of The Palisades at Broadmoor Park senior housing development, will preview models of the new luxury senior housing project and explain innovative features resulting from collaboration with university experts. (MORE)

The 3 Ps.  Posters, projects and presentations abound at the fourth annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum. Join more than 200 students from the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado College and UCCS as they present a variety of scholarly work. (MORE)

Bird flu and bone density. Get a health screening, give blood, and learn about current health topics from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 10 in the Gymnasium. Get current on topics such as home and personal safety, nutrition, tobacco cessation, and exercise by visiting one of at least 35 informational tables that will be part of the Health Fair. Not concerned about bird flu, blood pressure or bone density? Stop by for a free massage and entry for door prizes.

Get smart. The UCCS Human Resources Department and the University Development Leadership Institute will offer “Emotional Intelligence at Work” April 13. Participants will learn to identify and integrate components of emotional intelligence into the workplace and develop self-awareness, regulation, motivation, empathy and relationship skills. Participants can choose between morning or afternoon sessions. To register, contact Ted Baldwin, benefits counselor, 262-3607 or tbaldwin@uccs.edu.

Get the T-shirt. The UCCS Campus Recreation Department will host the 6th annual Bash the Bluffs Run and Walk April 14. A three-mile course will wind its way through campus (and around construction zones) before finishing at the University Center. All participants will get a custom-designed T-shirt, food and drinks, be eligible for door prizes and have the opportunity to compete for overall and age group awards. Proceeds for the event will benefit a scholarship in memory of Ed Burke, former professor of Biology who died in 2002.(MORE)

Growing ideas. The UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art will present The Incubator Series, a quarterly panel discussion with visual arts professionals, practitioners and advocates about their vision for the Pikes Peak region community. The first incubator begins at 7 p.m. April 12 and features directors and curators of the Pikes Peak region. Each will address his/her institution’s mission and its role in the community, followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience. (MORE)

Curt Straub, retired, Police Department, will serve as Student Conduct Officer for the fall 2007 Semester at Sea program.

Doug Wert, director, Professional Golf Management, was recently elected to the Colorado PGA Section Board of Directors.

Larry Bryant, assistant professor, Education, will present “Tryin’ to Catch Me Ridin’ Dirty: Is Special Education an Avenue for Racial Profiling” at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting in Chicago.

Dick Carpenter, assistant professor, Education, will present “Modeling the Charter School Landscape” at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting in Chicago.

Lindy Crawford, assistant professor, Education, will present “When ‘Sloppy Copy’ is Good Enough: Results of State Writing Assessment” at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting in Chicago.

In Memory
Funeral services were April 2 in Sheridan, Wyo., for librarian emeritus Mike Herbison. Condolences may be sent to Diana Herbison, 1421 Champion Dr., Sheridan, Wyo., 82801.

Who’s New
Frank Perez, general laborer, Facilities Services, effective April 1.
Jeremy Simenson, security officer, Public Safety, effective April 1.

In the News
The Colorado Springs Gazette published a photo of Dwire Hall, detailing its renovation. (MORE)
The Colorado Springs Gazette published an article about the upcoming Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum.  (MORE)
The Colorado Springs Independent wrote about the changes at UCCS in an article titled “A Dollar Well Spent.” (MORE)
The Colorado Springs Gazette interviewed Fred Crowley, associate research professor, Business, about local housing trends. (MORE)
Colorado Biz interviewed President Hank Brown about CU’s future (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