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Volume 74, Issue 2

November 12, 2010

Nov. 8-12, 2010

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Beth-El opens nutrition clinic to aid campus health. The 50-year-old man who visited the newest outreach efforts of the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences had a specific goal in mind when he came to the Peak Nutrition Clinic at University Hall. (More)

Staff show true colors at meeting. The presentation at the UCCS Staff Council meeting Nov. 12 made some of the staff blue, but not unhappy. (More)

Flu shots available; free for many. Kaiser-Permanente subscribers received a bonus this week that could ward off the sniffles, sneezes and other unpleasant symptoms of the flu. (More)

Photo of the Week: Veterans Day. Thursday morning brought a chill as faculty, staff and students recognized America's veterans with a formal presentation of U.S., Colorado and POW-MIA flags by the UCCS ROTC unit. They also heard a powerful rendition of the national anthem by Adam Blancas, a UCCS senior. (More)

CU Regents coming to town. The nine-member CU Board of Regents will conduct its regular meeting Nov. 18-19 at Berger Hall in the University Center. The regents are the elected governing board for CU. Its meetings are open to the public and will be attended by members of all three CU campuses. To see the meeting agenda, visit

CU branding guidelines nearly complete. CU officials hope to roll out a new branding effort by the end of this semester, with a goal of more coordination and consistency, especially in visual images. See the CU System newsletter's summary of the efforts.

Recycled gets recommendation. It's easy being green. Beginning this month, UCCS departments are strongly encouraged to use paper that has at least 30 percent recycled content. (More)


Kenny selected as nursing fellow. Deborah Kenny, associate dean, Beth-El College of Nursing, will be inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing during the academy's annual meeting and conference Nov. 13 in Washington. (More)

Blood drive nets record 207 pints. An Oct. 26 and 27 campus blood drive resulted in 207 pints donated to Memorial Hospital's blood bank, according to drive co-organizer Julie Brewster, controller, Resource Management. (More)

In the News

The Denver Post wrote about area high school athletes and where they will play next year, including UCCS, in High School Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about college basketball season in UCCS and CC gear up for Air Force in men's basketball

The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about campus film showings in Indie mogul Lloyd Kaufman to screen his 'Toxic Avenger' and three more at UCCS

KKTV interviewed a UCCS faculty member in Geocache Bomb Scare Costly to City (video)

The Denver Post wrote about higher education in Engage state on higher education

The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about a slain UCCS student in Family pleads for help finding man's killer

The Denver Post published a column by Gov. Bill Ritter about education in College education opens doors

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