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Volume 70, Issue 1

July 14, 2010

Communique Summary
July 2010

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Announcements / Features

Science renamed, rededication scheduled. A dedication ceremony opening the renovated Science Building at UCCS and re-naming it Centennial Hall is scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 19. Speakers, guests and tours will highlight the re-opening festivities, celebrating the conclusion of the $17.1 million project. (More)

Atrium named in honor of El Pomar. An atrium in the Science & Engineering Building was named in recognition of a $1 million gift during a July 1 ceremony. (More)

Software helps drug abusers recover. A social networking tool developed jointly by UCCS and Syberenety LLC may soon be available to help recovering addicts stay connected to medical providers and personal support networks. (More)

UCCS, CU leaders stress education in Pueblo. More than 150 Pueblo-area youth and their families received a college is possible message from UCCS and CU Boulder leaders June 29. (More)

Money Bus offers cash counsel. It wasn't a bus load of money that arrived on campus July 9 but the Money Bus, a project of the National Association of Personal Finance Advisors Consumer Education Foundation. (More)

Regents affirm nondiscrimination policy, fight for weapons ban. Responding to University of Colorado community members who say they've experienced or witnessed discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression, the Board of Regents on June 24, passed a resolution restating its commitment to prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. The Regents also voted to fight a ruling that CU could not prevent weapons on campuses. See more information from the CU System Newsletter here.

William Wylie exhibit opens at GOCA 121. The UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art location at 121 S. Tejon will begin a new exhibit of photographic works by William Wylie beginning with a 6-9 p.m. Aug. 6 public reception. GOCA 121 is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. (More)

Alumni sponsors Denver Botanic Gardens night. The UCCS Alumni and Friends Association will join with other CU campus alumni groups to host an evening of music, sculpture and nature July 30 at the Denver Botanic Gardens. (More)


Daphne Greenwood, professor, Economics, recently published "Local Economic Development in the 21st Century: Quality of Life and Sustainability" with Richard P.F. Holt of Southern Oregon University. (More)

The Colorado Geographic Alliance based UCCS will receive a special achievement in geographic information system award July 14 at the 30th Annual Esri International User Conference. Esri, a software manufacturer, selected the Colorado Geographic Alliance from more than 300,000 organizations worldwide for its innovative use of technology to improve geography education. (More)

Wood receives chamber award. Martin Wood, vice chancellor, University Advancement, received a Profiles in Leadership Award from the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce June 30.Martin Wood award from chamber (More)

In Memory

Wisner remembered for kindness, patience. A June 28 campus memorial service for former dean of students Ron Wisner drew more than 40 people to the Kraemer Family Library to reminisce or to learn about the long-time former staff member. (More)

Who's New/Changes

Who's New in June. Four new staff members joined UCCS in June. They are: Phyllis Weeres, UTeach program coordinator, College of Education, June 1. Christopher Bell, Excel oral communication director, Student Success, June 1. Catherine Malone, nurse, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, June 16. Greg Shelton, program manager, College of Business, June 1.

Brown named assistant dean. Karen Brown, financial assistant, College of Education, was promoted to assistant dean for finance and administration, College of Education, effective July 1. The change was announced by Peg Bacon, provost. Brown will report to David Fennel, interim dean, College of Education whose appointment was also effective July 1.

In the News

The Aspen Daily News wrote about CU efforts to sell property in City, CU agree to wait out Given vote

The Boulder Daily Camera published a guest column from a CU Regent in Guest commentary: Investing in education yields more than higher paychecks

The Boulder Daily Camera wrote about the connection between environmental friendliness and student recruitment in Good news for CU: Students want colleges to show them the green

The Colorado Springs Gazette quoted a UCCS faculty member in Haggard's new church outgrows barn.

KKTV aired a story about football players at UCCS in Professional football players at UCCS

The Colorado Independent wrote about college funding in Higher ed cuts would hit community colleges, minority students hardest

The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about a UCCS alum in PULPIT: Blindness won't stop the music for Catholic

KOAA aired a story about a campus visit by the Money Bus in HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO TALK WITH A FINANCIAL PLANNER

The Sterling Journal Advocate wrote about student athlete signings in Five Plainsmen ink intent at 4-year schools

The Colorado Springs Independent wrote about a UCCS instructor in Former city manager asserts there's lots to say about her tenure

The Boulder Daily Camera wrote about  the benefits of a college education in CU-Boulder grads get 11.4 percent return on their investment

The Denver Post quoted a UCCS faculty member in Medical-marijuana advocates seek society's approval

The Colorado Springs Business Journal wrote about an economic development concept in CU medical campus plans a good first step for 6035

The Colorado Springs Business Journal published a column by a UCCS staff member in Preparing for a boom in the middle of a bust

KKTV aired a story about a UCCS student in 2010 Miss Colorado from Colorado Springs

KKTV aired a story about CU gun control efforts in CU Will Fight To Keep Guns Off Campus

The Colorado Springs Gazette published a story on a UCCS student in Lotfi begins HBO internship in Los Angeles

The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about a UCCS  College of Business program in  New BBB award will recognize businesses for ethical practices

The Denver Post wrote about a higher education restructuring plan in CU president fears loss of money under state's restructuring plan

The Colorado Springs Gazette quoted a UCCS faculty member in Springs area population boom ended in '08, data show

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