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UCCS ready to move forward on sports and performance center following state approval

September 19, 2014
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UCCS will move forward with planning for a new sports and wellness center on North Nevada Avenue following a Sept. 11 vote of the Colorado Economic Development Commission. The unanimous vote approved final details of an agreement for $120.5 million in state tax incentives for the Colorado Springs City for Champions project. “We are thrilled by the vote taken by…

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Roundabout complete; Stanton Road to reopen

September 17, 2014
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Stanton Road will reopen to traffic by 4 p.m. Sept. 19 following the completion of a traffic roundabout near the under-construction Alpine Village student housing. Charles Cummings, project manager, Facilities Services, said contractors will complete the roundabout and reopen Stanton Road.  In July, construction activity in the area forced the closure of Stanton Road to through traffic. The roundabout connects…

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Grant to reduce childcare costs for needy students

September 17, 2014
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Ida Bauer

A four-year $427,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education will be used to reduce the childcare costs of low-income UCCS students. Ida Bauer, director, Family Development Center, was recently notified of a first-year $106,753 award from the “Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program” from the U.S. Department of Education. The four-year grant will bring a total of…

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New faculty join for fall semester

September 17, 2014
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Greg Augspurger

More than 50 new faculty members joined UCCS for the fall semester. Over the next few weeks, those who hold instructor, assistant professor or associate professor positions will be introduced to the campus. Today’s installment includes 10 instructors from the colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Applied Science, Letters, Arts and Sciences, and the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health…

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Samuels publishes inclusive education book

September 16, 2014
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Dena Samuels, assistant professor, Women’s and Ethnic Studies Program, recently published “The Culturally Inclusive Educator: Preparing for a Multicultural World.” The 176-page book examines discrepancies between current educational cultural climate and the need to prepare for a growing multicultural population. The book was published in September by Teachers College Press, New York.

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21 join campus ranks

September 16, 2014
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Twenty-one people accepted non-teaching positions at UCCS in August, according to the Department of Human Resources. Their names, titles, departments and start dates follow Dario Bueno Baques, senior research associate, Department of Physics and Energy Science, Aug. 1 Eleanora Cassio, human resources professional, Department of Human Resources, Aug. 25 Allan Duarte, site coordinator- Front Range Community College, Beth-El College of…

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Geography professor to kick off new lecture series in Pueblo

September 16, 2014
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Brandon Vogt

A UCCS assistant professor of geography will join with a National Weather Service meteorologist to deliver the inaugural “Night with a Geographer” lecture at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Steelworks Center of the West, 215 Canal Street, Pueblo. Brandon Vogt, assistant professor, UCCS Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, will join with Steven Hodanish, senior meteorologist, National Weather Service,…

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New laws, training bring taboo subject to forefront

September 12, 2014
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Katie Kaukinen addresses a topic that makes most people uncomfortable with aplomb. Kaukinen, associate professor, School of Public Affairs, and a criminal justice scholar, is leading training sessions for faculty, staff and students about the prevention of violence, specifically violence between intimate partners, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. The sessions are part of the Respect on Campus program and…

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McPike named executive director and chief of police

September 12, 2014
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McPike named executive director and chief of police

Brian McPike, interim executive director, Department of Public Safety, had the interim removed from his title during a Sept. 8 department ceremony at the University Center. The executive director also serves as chief of police. McPike took a police officer’s oath before department officers in dress uniforms. In April, McPike was named interim executive director following a division of duties…

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New virus strain prompts Student Health Center counsel

September 11, 2014
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Stephanie Hanenberg on Enterovirus 68

With a rare virus outbreak now infecting people in Colorado and at least 10 other states, Stephanie Hanenberg, executive director, Student Health Center, offered several tips for prevention of the spread of enterovirus 68. “We’ve been busy,” Hanenberg said Wednesday morning. “Our numbers this August were double what they were a year ago. Some of those numbers are people getting…

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