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UCCS enrollment surpasses 11,000 students, a new record

August 28, 2014
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More than 11,100 students enrolled at UCCS for the fall 2014 semester, a new record, and more than 5 percent larger than last year’s record student enrollment. Classes officially began Aug. 25 and official, detailed enrollment reports are expected in mid-September. Preliminary reports prepared by the Office of Institutional Research show 11,199 students enrolled for the fall 2014 semester, a…

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Video feature: Move in day

August 29, 2014
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Video feature: Move in day

More than 900 new UCCS students plucked prized possessions from family SUV’s, vans and pickups Aug. 19 during the first day of housing move-in.  The roughly three-hour peak of move-in was captured by University Communications and Media Relations’ Jeff Foster in this time-lapse video.   – Video by Jeff Foster

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Save the date: All staff breakfast scheduled for Sept. 4

August 29, 2014
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The 2014 All Staff Breakfast is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sept. 4 in Berger Hall. The annual event is a chance for all  classified and PESA staff members to celebrate the beginning of the new semester and will include a free breakfast and a raffle. Individuals interested in…

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First fall forum highlights enrollment, student success

August 29, 2014
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Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak addresses faculty and staff at the first forum of the fall semester on Aug. 27.

Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak celebrated the opening of the fall semester by sharing preliminary enrollment figures at her first Chancellor’s All-Campus forum Aug. 27. “We’ve hit another record milestone this fall,” Shockley-Zalabak said before sharing details of record overall enrollment and the largest-ever UCCS freshman class. “That we have a lot…

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Convocation encourages students to aim high

August 29, 2014
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Convocation encourages students to aim high

Most members of a 1,700-strong freshman class attended Opening Convocation Aug. 20 at the Gallogly Events Center. But this was no pomp and circumstance ceremony. The students were greeted by faculty and staff wearing black and gold t-shirts who applauded them and donned sunglasses in their honor, a reference to…

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Groundbreaking set for Recreation Center expansion

August 28, 2014
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Architectural rendering of the UCCS Recreation  and Wellness Center

UCCS will begin construction of the $16.3 million Recreation Center expansion following an 11 a.m. Sept. 5 groundbreaking ceremony. About 15 university and student leaders and general contractor representatives are expected to dig a few inches intoLot #434, (formerly Lot 8) on the north side of the current Recreation Center, marking…

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Greenwood book published

August 28, 2014
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“A Brighter Future: Improving the Standard of Living Now and for the Next Generation,” edited by Richard Holt, professor, Department of Economics, Southern Oregon University, and Daphne Greenwood, professor, Department of Economics, UCCS, was recently published by M.E. Sharpe, an Armonk, N.Y. publisher of books and journals in the social…

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Veteran marketing director joins University Advancement

August 28, 2014
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A data-driven marketing professional with more than 25 years of experience working in higher education and non-profit organizations will be the new UCCS director of marketing. Greg Hoye, previously executive director of communication and marketing at College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, St. Cloud, Minn., and an independent marketing consultant,…

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Education dean search committee named

August 27, 2014
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Education dean search committee named

A 13-member committee was recently appointed to begin searching for a new dean of the College of Education. Mary Coussons-Read, provost, selected the committee of faculty, staff and a community representative. The committee is charged with reviewing candidates and recommending finalists for the position now held by Mary Snyder, dean,…

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