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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 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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Faculty member 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, 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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Students receive first John Suthers scholarships

April 10, 2014
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Three UCCS students majoring in criminal justice were recently selected to be the first recipients of the John Suthers Scholarship. April Rogers, a Craig junior, and Isaac Abila, Pueblo junior, will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year, becoming the second and third students to receive the scholarship. They learned of their awards April 7. The first recipient,…

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Program Prioritization results to be shared at April forum

April 8, 2014
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Program Prioritization results to be shared at April forum

Preliminary results of efforts to review and categorize 59 degree and 66 non-degree UCCS programs will be shared with faculty and staff during the April Chancellor’s All-Campus Forum. The forum is scheduled for 11 a.m. April 21 in Berger Hall. The venue was selected to allow more interested faculty and staff to attend and learn details of the data-driven process…

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Strong Communities for Children program launched

April 4, 2014
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Strong Communities for Children program launched

The CU School of Medicine and UCCS announced April 4 the launch of a Strong Communities for Children program in Colorado Springs. Meeting at the Lodge as part of the Kempe National Forum, UCCS Provost Mary Coussons-Read and Gary Melton, professor, Department of Pediatrics, Anschutz Medical Campus announced the new program. Melton is also associate director for community development at…

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Food revolution celebration scheduled for April 9

April 4, 2014
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A leader in a state-wide effort to move beyond fossil fuels and the organizer of a local pay-what-you can restaurant will lead evening events as part of an April 9 Sustainnovation celebration in the University Center and Berger Hall. Lyn Harwell, founder of Seeds Community Café in downtown Colorado Springs and a former operations officer for Springs Rescue Mission, will…

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