Faculty Highlights

Sponsored research fetes faculty, staff accomplishments

Charles “Chip” Benight, professor, Department of Psychology and more than 30 other faculty and staff were honored Oct. 21 for their efforts to generate sponsored academic research, including Karin Larkin, director of Museum Studies & Gallery Practice, and Curation & Archaeological Services.[...]

McConnell recognized as arts champion



Daisy McConnell, director, Galleries of Contemporary Art, received the Bee Vradenburg Foundation’s Bee an Arts Champion award at an April 16 35th annual Arts, Business, Education Luncheon. McConnell was cited for her expansion of the GOCA to two locations (Centennial Hall and 121 S. Tejon Street) and double-digit increases in attendance.[...]

Arts council recognizes UCCS talent

Leaders of UCCS TheatreWorks and Galleries of Contemporary Arts were recently recognized at the 13th annual Pikes Peak Arts Council Awards. Daisy McConnell, director, Galleries of Contemporary Art, received an excellence in curatorship award in the visual art category for Brilliant gala.[...]

Efforts to preserve Colorado history recognized, to be shared



Karin Larkin, curator, Department of Anthropology, was recently recognized for her role in preserving southern Colorado history. History Colorado presented the University of Denver’s Department of Anthropology with its Stephen H. Hart Award for its work with the Ludlow Tent Colony Site during a Feb. 6 ceremony in Denver. From 2001 to 2005, Larkin worked as the project director for the Colorado Coalfield War Archaeology Project at DU.[...]

Arts council award nominees include UCCS faculty, staff

The Pikes Peak Arts Council recently nominated three UCCS-based organizations or individuals for six awards recognizing excellence in the arts, including Daisy McConnell, director, Gallery of Contemporary Art, in the visual art excellence in curatorship category for “Suburbia.”[...]