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Qualls to receive CONA Award

July 25, 2014
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Qualls to receive CONA Award

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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Susie Sargent

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 private foundations to support UCCS fundraising initiatives. He brings more…

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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 of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland,…

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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 Springs Gazette, follows Cheryl Ann Cramer Colorado Springs has lost…

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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. In January, a three-member team of professional public administrators and…

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Stanton Road to close; traffic to be rerouted

July 16, 2014
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map from facilities

Construction on the Alpine Garage, a traffic roundabout, and the expansion of Alpine Village will require pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists to change routes until mid-August, according to the Department of Facilities Services. “We apologize in advance for the inconvenience,” Charles Cummings, project manager, Facilities Services said. “But this is a heavy construction zone and keeping everyone safe is our priority.…

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Dassanowsky receives grant

July 15, 2014
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Robert Dassanowsky

Robert von Dassanowsky, professor, Department of Languages and Cultures, and Visual and Performing Arts, recently received a 2014-15 Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation’s Institute for Austrian-American Studies grant. The Botstiber Foundation supports projects that implement the foundation’s mission “to promote an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria.” It annually funds original projects in the fields of…

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Gibbes selected for Fulbright research program

July 8, 2014
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Cerian Gibbes

Cerian Gibbes, assistant professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, was recently selected to participate in a Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research Program, NEXUS. The NEXUS program brings together a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the U.S., Brazil and other Western Hemisphere nations for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange…

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In Memory: Donald Schwartz

July 8, 2014
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Donald Schwartz

Former UCCS Chancellor and faculty emeritus Donald Schwartz died July 4 in Colorado Springs. He was 86. He was named the second chancellor of UCCS in Jan. 1978 and resigned as chancellor Dec. 31, 1982. He was a professor of chemistry until his retirement in Jan. 1993. During his time as chancellor, campus enrollment increased from 2,850 students to 3,150.…

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11 join campus ranks

July 7, 2014
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Eleven faculty or staff members joined UCCS in June, according to the Department of Human Resources. Their names, titles and departments follow. Joel Bagley, business manager, Dining and Food Services, June 23 Myriam Bailey, research associate, College of Business, June 15 Damin Bowen, structural trades, University Center, June 1 Stevan Cisneros, custodian, Campus Housing, June 16 Ella Fahrlander, associate director,…

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