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Sept. 28, 2007  Communique

Rip it. Faculty, staff and students pledged this week to do their parts in reducing the amount of waste generated on campus. A Tuesday event on the UC Plaza with information booths and free lunch was highlighted by the chance to sign a giant bin.(MORE)

Priorities form. Peg Bacon, interim vice chancellor, Academic Affairs led the first campus strategic planning forum this week, guiding more than 50 faculty and staff in a priority-setting session designed to align campus goals with its budget. Two more sessions are planned. Faculty and staff who did not attend the first session are encouraged to attend either an 11 a.m. Oct. 25 session or a 9 a.m. Nov. 27 session. Both will be in UC 303.(MORE)

Constitution Day celebrated. A small but passionate group of faculty and staff discussed issues ranging from the Patriot Act to student newspaper editorials during a discussion of free speech rights this week in celebration of Constitution Day. The discussion, led by Josh Dunn, assistant professor, Political Science, James Colvin, instructor, Political Science, and Michele Companion, assistant professor, Sociology, touched on current issues as well as roots and perceptions of freedoms Americans enjoy.

McCullough set to fill house. A sellout crowd is expected for the Bruce and Anne Shepard Reach Your Peak Community Lecture Series featuring author David McCullough this evening. Though McCullough is the fifth person guest in the lecture series, his is the first campus-based event. His presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Campus Recreation Center.

Latino/Latina alumni reunion to highlight Back to Bluffs. The dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Central Florida will be the keynote speaker at a first-ever reunion of Latino and Latina alumni at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Oct. 13.(MORE)

We vant to drink your blood … In what has become an annual Halloween tradition at UCCS, plans are moving forward for an Oct. 30 and 31 blood drive in the University Center 303. The drive, in coordination with Memorial Hospital, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, or to set a donation appointment, contact Brad Bailey, accountant, Resource Management Office, 262-3397 or bbailey3@uccs.edu.

Hello, officer. Meet the people behind the badge (or on the bicycle or phone) beginning at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 3. University Police officers will host a “Cops and Coffee” event to introduce new members of the department to the campus community as well as to help connect behind-the-scenes members of the department to the campus.

Information security, it’s all about you. Sessions about a new Information Security Campaign are scheduled for 2 p.m. Oct. 9 and 11:30 a.m. Oct. 11 in the University Center Theater. Jerry Wilson, director, Information Technology, and Christine Dellacroce, IT security principal, Information Technology, will answer questions about a new five new security policies. All faculty and staff are required to take an on-line quiz about internet security.

Roll up your sleeve. The UCCS Student Health Center will offer flu shots to faculty, staff and students beginning Oct. 9. The shots cost $20 (cash or check only). To make an appointment, call 262-4448.

Who’s new
Sabrina Wienholtz, program assistant, ROAR office effective Aug. 30

In the News

The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about UCCS and property on North Nevada Ave. in UCCS wants site to pay off
The Colorado Springs Gazette promoted the appearance of author David McCullough in LECTURES
The Rocky Mountain News examined problems in the state’s community colleges in Head of community colleges: Ouster was 'not a witch hunt'
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about bad habits and quoted Jackie Berning, associate professor, Biology, in OH, GROW UP
The Denver Post wrote about the search for a CU president in Slow search to keep Brown at CU's helm
The Denver Post wrote about CU President Hank Brown in CU president Hank Brown named Citizen of the West
The Denver Post wrote about Gov. Bill Ritter’s ideas for taxes in RITTER PLANS TAX BREAKS, INCENTIVES
KOAA interviewed Michael Larson, El Pomar Chair of Engineering and Entrepreneurship in UCCS’s Invention Program Puts New Ideas into Motion (video)

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