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Qualls to receive CONA Award

July 25, 2014
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Sara Qualls, Kramer Family Professor of Aging Studies, Department of Psychology, will receive the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Aging CONA Award Aug. 9. The award will be presented at the CONA Conversation Hour: Engaging Aging through Art at the Marriott Marquis Washington Hotel Supreme Court Room, Washington, D.C. The award for outstanding achievement is presented annually to recognize psychologists…

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University Development adds staff

July 25, 2014
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The UCCS Office of University Development recently added three staff members to assist private fundraising efforts for the campus. Jaime Garcia, executive director, University Development, announced the appointments of Tom Dewar, senior director; Ella Fahrlander, associate director; and Susie Sargent, program manager. Dewar will work with local, state and national…

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Napierkowski receives Polish government honor

July 24, 2014
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Napierkowski receives Polish government honor

Tom Napierkowski, professor, Department of English, thought about his grandfather and the blue collar south side Chicago neighborhood of his youth when his name was called this summer during a concluding gala of the Fifth World Congress of Polish Studies in Warsaw. Earlier this month, Napierkowski awarded the Knights Cross…

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CU sets new benchmark for private support

July 18, 2014
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Private contributions to CU set a new annual record for the institution, which benefited from $298.4 million in support from individuals, foundations and corporations for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014. The preliminary figures indicate a 15.3 percent increase over the previous record, set in 2013. It’s the…

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Photo feature: Faculty and staff move into Academic Office Building

July 17, 2014
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With construction workers applying the finishing touches to landscaping, faculty and staff moved boxes into their offices in the recently completed Academic Office Building. “We are thrilled with the new space and excited to show it to our students, alumni and community partners,” Terry Schwartz, interim dean, School of Public…

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City restricts parking in neighborhoods surrounding campus

July 17, 2014
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Faculty, staff and students use to parking on the streets surrounding University Hall will have to find a new place to park. On July 9, the City of Colorado Springs implemented the second phase of its Cragmor Neighborhood parking program, which limits on-street parking in the neighborhoods surrounding campus. Under…

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Grants to UCCS Aging Center support elder care and caregivers

July 17, 2014
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The UCCS Aging Center recently received three grant awards, totaling more than $500,000, from the Colorado Health Foundation, Caring for Colorado Foundation and the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments’ Area Agency on Aging. A two-year $372,708 Colorado Health Foundation grant and a $75,000 Caring for Colorado grant will support…

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In Memory: Cheryl Cramer

July 17, 2014
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Memorial services are scheduled for 4 p.m. July 20 at the Springs Funeral Services, 3115 East Platte Ave., Colorado Springs, for former Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences staff member Cheryl Cramer. An obituary, as prepared by her family and published in the July 16 edition of the Colorado…

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UCCS master’s program earns accreditation

July 16, 2014
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UCCS master’s program earns accreditation

The UCCS Master of Public Administration program is now independently accredited by the Network of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration, NASPAA. The program was notified July 11 that NASPAA’s accrediting Commission, the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation, found the program to be in substantial conformance with the NASPAA Standards.…

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