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UCCS launches #GivingTuesday campaign

November 25, 2014
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UCCS launches #GivingTuesday campaign

While most are familiar with the Thanksgiving shopping traditions of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the philanthropic event #GivingTuesday is on the rise. UCCS will participate in the unofficial national day of giving by hosting a complimentary breakfast at Clyde’s in the University Center between 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Dec. 2, where faculty, staff, students and alumni are asked…

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UCCS to kick-off 50th celebration during Festival of Lights Parade

November 25, 2014
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UCCS to kick-off 50th celebration during Festival of Lights Parade

The UCCS Alumni and Friends Association, in cooperation with the Gallery of Contemporary Art, will provide free cocoa, cider and treats for alumni, students, faculty and staff during the Dec. 6 Colorado Springs Festival of Lights Parade at GOCA 121, 121 S. Tejon. During the parade, UCCS will debut a new…

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November forum highlights changes in research support

November 20, 2014
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November forum highlights changes in research efforts

The Office of Sponsored Programs will move, add staff, and change its name as part of an effort to meet campus strategic plan goals and meet the needs of faculty conducting scholarly works. Mary Coussons-Read, executive vice chancellor, Academic Affairs, and Kelli Klebe, associate vice chancellor for research and faculty…

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Lane Center receives first integrated care grant

November 20, 2014
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Lane Center receives first integrated care grant

The UCCS Aging Center recently received a $26,000 grant from the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments’ Area Agency on Aging to support the first funded integrated care project at the new Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences. The grant will link behavioral health, nutrition and physical activity—the three prongs…

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Austin Bluffs lanes to be restricted Nov. 22

November 20, 2014
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Austin Bluffs Parkway traffic will be restricted Nov. 22 as crews work on placement of traffic signal mast arms and poles. According to Lawrence Construction, the contractor for the Austin Bluffs widening project, eastbound Austin Bluffs Parkway at Meadow Lane will be reduced to one lane from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22.…

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Photo feature: Mount Trashmore raises awareness for campus sustainability efforts

November 20, 2014
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Photo feature: Mount Trashmore raises awareness for campus sustainability efforts

UCCS students and members of the Office of Sustainability sifted through a day’s worth of trash Nov. 20 on El Pomar Plaza to determine which items should have been recycled or composted, and to raise awareness for campus sustainability efforts. The event was scheduled for Nov. 13, but was rescheduled due…

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Wynn joins ranks of CU distinguished professors

November 20, 2014
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Wynn joins ranks of CU distinguished professors

The CU Board of Regents named six CU faculty members distinguished professors Thursday morning, the most prestigious honor for faculty at the university. Thomas Wynn, professor, Department of Anthropology, was one of the six and the only UCCS faculty member selected. Three of the six faculty members  received their recognition…

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Graduate School announces new fellowship recipients

November 20, 2014
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Graduate School announces new fellowship recipients

Seven UCCS doctoral degree candidates recently received a new Mentored Doctoral Fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year from the UCCS Graduate School for engaging in teaching, extra research activities, and professional development activities beyond the requirements for their degrees. The Mentored Doctoral Fellowship is a new program that highlights students performing…

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Chancellor charts UCCS progress for CU Regents

November 19, 2014
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Chancellor charts UCCS progress for CU Regents

Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak traced the history of UCCS from fledgling outpost to a robust institution with more than 11,000 students and an annual economic impact of more than $400 million Wednesday. As part of her host campus report to the CU Board of Regents, Shockley-Zalabak traced the origins of UCCS…

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