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CU Health Plan rates to increase modestly; open enrollment to begin

April 24, 2014
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Open enrollment for CU health and related benefits plans begins at 8 a.m. April 28 and will continue through 5 p.m. May 16, according to the CU Department of Employee Services. An on-campus information session and carrier fair scheduled for May 13 in the University Center Theatre, Room 302. Sessions for faculty, officers, university staff and classified staff members with…

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Health Sciences faculty member works to create more fit officers

April 23, 2014
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Jeremy Simenson, left, is coached by Jay Dawes during a recent session at University Hall.

Police officers face particular challenges when taking care of themselves. Shift work, irregular hours, poor eating habits and a propensity to pick high-intensity exercise programs top the list, according to Jeremy Simenson, police officer, Department of Public Safety. “Many law enforcement officers are adrenaline junkies,” Simenson said recently. “This causes them to choose extreme training programs for which many lack…

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McConnell recognized as arts champion

April 23, 2014
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Daisy McConnell

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. For more information about GOCA, visit http://www.uccs.edu/~goca/

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Dean of Students recognized with service excellence award

April 18, 2014
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Steve Linhart

Steve Linhart is used to standing out in a crowd. But on Friday, it will be the UCCS Dean of Student’s actions, not his height, that draw attention. He will be awarded the 2014 University of Colorado Staff Council Service Excellence Award during April 16 ceremonies in Boulder. Imposing at six-feet five inches tall, Linhart’s nominators complimented his ability to…

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Groundbreaking planned for latest housing expansion

April 17, 2014
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An architect's rendering shows an aerial view of The Village at Alpine Valley.

The campus community is invited to attend groundbreaking ceremonies for a $74.5 million, 515-bed expansion to campus housing at 11 a.m. April 25. About 20 university and student leaders and general contractor representatives are expected to dig a few inches into former parking lot 9 and officially begin a two-year  project to build the Village at Alpine Valley housing complex…

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Feliu-Moggi presents in Guatemala

April 17, 2014
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Fernando Feliu-Moggi, associate professor, Department of Languages and Cultures, presented  “Roberto Cabrera in Guatemalan Visual Arts” March 24 at Casa de Cervantes, the leading cultural center in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He explored the work of one of the leading figures in the development of contemporary art in Guatemala since the 1950s. He also participated in the 22nd International Congress of…

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HealthCircle clinic director honored

April 11, 2014
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Jeff Spicher, director, UCCS HealthCircle Primary Care Clinic, received the Outstanding Faculty Practice Award from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties April 5 in Denver. The Washington, D.C.-based NONPF honored Spicher as the top nursing faculty practice member in the nation. The award criteria included maintaining an active nurse practitioner practice, demonstrated creative teaching approaches, excellence in integrating practice…

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Professor named Pikes Peak Poet Laureate

April 11, 2014
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Janice Gould

Janice Gould, assistant professor, Department of Women’s and Ethnic Studies, was named the 2014-2016 Pikes Peak Poet Laureate April 10 by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region. A public reception is scheduled for 2 p.m. April 27 in the Carnegie Room of Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade. As poet laureate, Gould will be an ambassador for poetry…

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Local education leaders to share views

April 10, 2014
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Leaders of four El Paso County institutions of higher learning will share their views April 24 in a forum sponsored by the UCCS Center for the Study of Government and the Individual. UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, Pikes Peak Community College President Lance Bolton, Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler and United States Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson will…

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College of Business alumni director honored

April 10, 2014
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Jane Young, left, past chair of the College of Business Alumni Association, congratulates Samantha Bruner, right.

Samantha Bruner, alumni relations, College of Business, received the Leadership Pikes Peak 2014 Emerging Leader Award April 5. In the award, Bruner was cited for her work with the College of Business as well as with a business she operates, Colorado Springs Food Tours, and a Leadership Pikes Peak alumni advisory board. She is a 2006 UCCS College of Business…

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