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Volume 65, Issue 1

February 5, 2010


Campus posts more than 7 percent enrollment gain. Spring credit hour enrollment at UCCS increased by more than 7 percent from a year ago and headcount increased by more than 6 percent, according to figures released today by the Office of Admissions and Records. (More)

Veteran administrator selected as vice chancellor. A college administrator with more than 30 years experience will become vice chancellor for student success and enrollment management at UCCS. (More)

Academic innovations shared at campus forum. Leaders of five Academic Innovations task forces made rapid-fire presentations to the campus community during a Feb. 3 forum. (More)

Political, business leaders highlight Black History Month event. The speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives will be the keynote speaker for a Black History Month celebration at UCCS Feb. 16. (More)

New financial aid director sees potential in campus. Robert Bode doesn’t look like a man who’s moved 1,000 miles and slept on the floor waiting for a blizzard-bound moving truck to arrive. (More)

Visitor of distinction. Helen Thorpe, a journalist and author, shared insights from her first book, Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America, on campus this week. She also signed copies of the book. See pictures of the event.

Jazz in the space age. The UCCS Visual and Performing Arts Department will join the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center to produce “The Bottesini Project” beginning at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Fine Arts Center, 30 West Dale. The ensemble features Glen Whitehead, assistant professor, VAPA, on trumpet. (More)

Disney Institute coming. A $50 discount to attend a one-day professional development program, Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence, is now available. The March 23 workshop will be at the Events Center and will provide an opportunity to learn best business practices in leadership, management, service and brand loyalty from Disney insiders. The workshop is $345. For more information, call (877) 544-2384 or visit The discount is available by using promotional code UCCSFEE.

GOCA 121 first exhibition opens tonight: POINT A: a place to start, the first exhibition scheduled at the new UCCS new downtown gallery, GOCA 121, will open with a public reception scheduled for 6-9 p.m. tonight at 121 South Tejon. (More)

Geography faculty to study military land restoration. David Havlick, assistant professor, Geography and Environmental Studies, recently received a $244,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the ecological restoration of former military lands. (More)

Regents to meet on campus. The CU Board of Regents will meet at the Lodge Feb. 10 and 11 beginning at 9 a.m. both days. On Feb. 11, the Regents will recognize Don Klingner, professor, School of Public Affairs, as a distinguished professor. See the board agenda here.

CU System updates. See the newest CU System newsletter.

Who’s New/Changes

The Human Resources Office recently provided the names of more than 20 new faculty and staff members who joined the UCCS community in December and January. See who is new here.

In the News

The Colorado Springs Independent wrote about a UCCS student in Spreading the word

KXRM aired a story about an attempted assault on campus in UCCS students react to attempted assault on campus

The Colorado Springs Independent previewed the opening of a new UCCS downtown space in Starting at Point A

KOAA aired a story about a UCCS faculty member and two students in UCCS professor takes nutrition plan to Olympics

The Colorado Springs Gazette reviewed the latest Theaterworks offering in 12 Angry Men’ proves powerful despite flaws

The Colorado Springs Gazette interviewed a UCCS faculty member in Foreclosure problem drags down home values

The Boulder Daily Camera wrote about giving to the university in Bruce Benson: CU's 'volunteer' president

The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about the research activities of a UCCS professor in What does restoration look like?

Denver Business News wrote about higher education funding in Higher ed funding dilemma

KRDO aired a story about a new UCCS instructor in John Suthers Teaches At UCCS

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