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UCCS arts earn awards

October 20, 2014
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UCCS arts earn awards

The Pikes Peak Arts Council honored four UCCS-related productions and exhibitions during the organization’s 14th annual awards ceremony Oct. 15 at Library 21c.Those recognized were: Outstanding performance by an actor: Michael Lee for Silvio in “Servant of Two Masters,” THEATREWORKS. Outstanding performance by an actress: Sue Bachman for Linda Loman in “Death of a Salesman,” THEATREWORKS Outstanding production: Murray Ross…

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50th Anniversary update: “Discovering Place – A UCCS Field Guide” now available

October 17, 2014
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Tom and Carole Huber did not set out to create a publication to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of UCCS. Instead, a project intended to celebrate and help preserve the treasures of campus and serve as the core of a course team-taught by the couple, grew into one of the cornerstones of the celebration that officially begins Jan. 1,…

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Austin Bluffs lanes to be restricted

October 17, 2014
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Austin Bluffs Parkway traffic will be restricted Oct. 18 and 19 as crews continue to make progress on the Pikes Peak Regional Transportation Authority-directed widening project. According to Lawrence Construction, the contractor for the Austin Bluffs widening project, lanes will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 for paving and barrier construction. Crews will undertake…

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Indie Spirit Film Festival comes to UCCS Oct. 19

October 16, 2014
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The Indie Spirit, Colorado Spring’s annual international film festival, will present its finale and awards ceremony Oct. 19 at UCCS. The awards ceremony begins at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 19 in Centennial Hall and culminates three days of workshops, screenings and lectures about film content and production at venues on campus and in the Colorado Springs community. The Indie Spirit Film…

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Former astronaut to explain benefits of space exploration at campus conference

October 16, 2014
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A three-time Space Shuttle astronaut will lead a discussion of the benefits of space exploration and how space affects every day life during a campus-based technical symposium of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. James Reilly II, a veteran of three shuttle missions and more than 850 hours in space, will be the keynote speaker at the Oct. 24…

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Higher education funding discussion draws crowd

October 10, 2014
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More than 100 education supporters attended a meeting at Penrose House Conference Center.

A standing-room-only crowd of community supporters shared views about a new formula for funding higher education Thursday night during a Colorado Department of Higher Education-sponsored meeting at the Penrose Conference Center. Brenda Morrison, partner, Engaged Public, a firm hired by CDHE to gather public input, led the crowd of 100 in a discussion about HB-1319, a bill passed last year that…

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Gubernatorial debate ticket a hot commodity

October 9, 2014
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Tickets for the Oct. 15 gubernatorial debate at UCCS are moving quickly with almost half of the university’s allotted 250 general admission seats gone Thursday afternoon. Megan Bell, director, University Center, said students seemed excited about the potential to watch a gubernatorial debate live. Many came to the University Center front desk in groups, possibly after class where they were…

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UCCS center hosts U.S. infrastructure protection conference

October 8, 2014
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Lauren Brengarth

The UCCS School of Public Affairs, through its revitalized Center for Homeland Security, will host, education, military and government leaders in discussions about how to protect U.S. infrastructure and how agencies can work better together. On Oct. 9 and 10 at the Marriott Hotel, the School of Public Affairs will join with the Naval Postgraduate School, NORAD – U.S. Northern…

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Accommodation, respect for religious holidays encouraged

October 8, 2014
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With the holiday season underway for many faiths, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is reminding the campus community to be respectful of differing faiths and viewpoints. Kee Warner, associate vice chancellor, Office of Diversity and Inclusiveness, reiterated the campus policy and shared a calendar of events compiled by an interfaith organization. “Please be mindful of the variety of religious…

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October forum to provide broad-ranging campus update

October 8, 2014
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Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, Provost Mary Coussons-Read and vice chancellors Susan Szpyrka, Homer Wesley and Martin Wood will provide a campus update during a 1 p.m. Oct. 14 Chancellor’s All-Campus forum. Titled “Students, Faculty and Staff: Enrollment, Facilities and the Dynamics of Change,” the presentation will provide updates on enrollment, construction, Program Prioritization, University Advancement and the university’s portion of the…

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