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Volume 75, Issue 2

December 10, 2010

Dec. 6-10, 2010

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School of Public Affairs professor to lead violence prevention effort. A UCCS faculty member will work with campus and community leaders in an effort to reduce domestic violence among students at both UCCS and Pikes Peak Community College.(More)

Berliner to receive honorary doctorate. Robert Berliner, attorney, author, and founder of Berliner & Associates, will be presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters at UCCS commencement ceremonies Dec. 17. (More)

Faculty approve general education goals. UCCS faculty members voted overwhelmingly to approve the final draft of new general education goals, Catherine Kelly, president, Faculty Assembly recently announced. (More)

Emergency weather alerts now available by text message. Despite one of the warmest Colorado falls on record, Department of Public Safety is working to prepare faculty and staff to be informed in the event of campus weather-related closures. (More)

Additional shuttle bus added. Beginning with the spring semester, an additional parking shuttle bus between main campus and the Four Diamond Sports Complex near North Nevada Avenue will be added. (More)

Directory on way. A 2010-11 printed directory of the names, office addresses, telephone numbers and emails of campus faculty and staff members will be distributed in early 2011, according to the Telecommunications Division of Information Technology. (More)

Photo of the Week: Faculty and staff enjoyed a Campus Appreciation Event this week, the first time the annual event was hosted in Berger Hall. (More)


Sherry Morreale, associate professor, Communication, was featured in the CU Faculty and Staff Newsletter. (More)

Susan Epperson, instructor, Biology, was featured in the American Civil Liberties Union newsletter. (More)

Who's New/Changes

Office of Admissions and Records reorganizes. Several personnel changes were recently announced within the Office of Admissions and Records. (More)

Fleury to lead conference sales. Carla Fleury, manager, Bookstore, recently accepted a new position as conference services consultant. (More)

Foundation adds staff member. Courtney Rowes recently joined the CU Foundation as development assistant. (More)

In the News

The Colorado Springs Gazette mentioned UCCS in NOREEN: Signs of prosperity at Atmel

The La Junta Tribune Democrat included UCCS in Southern Colorado colleges receive $750,000 grant.


KRDO mentioned UCCS in  Postsecondary Schools Gain $750,000 To Promote Education

The Wall Street Journal quoted a UCCS professor in In Jane Austen 2.0

The Colorado Springs Gazette mentioned UCCS in Registration open for Children of Color seminar

KKTV aired a story about a UCCS neighbor's decision in Church: No More Parking For UCCS Students (video)

The Denver Post published a story about a UCCS professor in Springs literacy prof wins rare honor

The Denver Post wrote about higher education financing State higher-ed officials approve tuition plans from CU, other schools

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