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Sept. 7, 2007  Communique

Policies clarified. A memo from campus leadership this week clarifies issues surrounding use of areas at the University Center as well as plans for a group to review the central distribution of free materials. See the memo. (MORE)

Department of Higher Education chief to visit. David Skaggs, executive director, Colorado Department of Higher Education (formerly the Colorado Commission on Higher Education) will visit UCCS Sept. 18. Skaggs will have an open office hour beginning at 2:45 p.m. in Main Hall 402. Please call 262-3436 to reserve time. (MORE).

The Olympics: Knowledge Enhances Performance. A new Kraemer Family Library series exploring the Olympics will begin at 3 p.m. Sept. 19 on the library’s third floor. Michael Poliakoff, vice president, Academic Affairs, CU System, will join Glen Werner Rosebloom, director, Olympic Training Center, in discussing the organization and purpose of the original Olympics. For more information, call Hans Post Uiterweer, 262-3068, or e-mail hpostuit@uccs.edu.

Supplier showcase. The Procurement Service Center will host the 2007 Supplier Showcase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 12 at The Lodge. There are15 suppliers have been invited to exhibit products in addition to office supply manufacturer representatives. Prize drawings, samples and refreshments are promised. Reservations are requested.(MORE)

Strategic planning topic for first forum. The first forum for the fall semester is now scheduled for 3 p.m. Sept. 26 in the University Center Theater. The planned topic is the university’s strategic planning and the process of linking university priorities with its budget. Forums specifically about the strategic plan are also scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 25, and 9 a.m. Nov. 27.

Campus really is busier. There are more students on campus this fall than last year, according to a preliminary peek at official census date enrollment figures provided by Steve Ellis, director, Admissions and Records. How much more? Ellis will be crunching numbers this weekend but anticipates an approximately two percent increase from Fall 2006.

Bleating bagpipes welcome golf management majors. Students in the UCCS College of Business Professional Golf Management program were welcomed to campus Thursday by Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, Venkat Reddy, dean, College of Business and Doug Wert, director, Professional Golf Management. But the highlight of the morning was Wert’s description of the first tee at St. Andrews punctuated by the sound of bagpipes. (MORE)

Last call. Updates for the 2007-2008 telephone directory (faculty and staff only) must be submitted by Monday to be included. Questions? Contact Chriss Parson, coordinator, Telecommunications, 262-3216 or cparson@uccs.edu.

Hispanic heritage month. Alma Morales Riojas, chief executive officer, MANA, a leading Latina organization, will speak on “Challenges Facing Latinos and other Minorities in the Corporate World” Sept. 14 at the Lodge. Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. with Riojas’ presentation scheduled for 5:30 p.m. At 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in the UC Theater, a Latin American music festival is planned. For more information, contact Maura Rainey, instructor, Languages and Cultures, 262-3085 or mrainey@uccs.edu.

Tom Pyszczynski, professor, Psychology, was awarded a Presidential Citation at the American Psychological Association annual meeting for his collaborative work in terror management theory.

In the News
Science published a story about the aging research of Mike Kisley, assistant professor, Psychology. (MORE)
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about a Department of Higher Education decision to compare universities in Colleges to use peer system
The Colorado Springs Business Journal published a guest column about community college funding in Community colleges also face funding challenges
The Colorado Springs Independent wrote about UCCS alum in Artbreak
The Colorado Springs Gazette published an editorial about funding for higher education in Higher taxes a tough sell
The Northern Colorado Business Report wrote about former UCCS engineering dean Ron Sega in Former astronaut joins CSURF
The Ouray News wrote about the CU Precollegiate program in Pre-college program starts year 2
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about Tim Tregarthen, professor emeritus, Economics in Back in the classroom

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