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Video feature: Move in day

August 29, 2014
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Video feature: Move in day

More than 900 new UCCS students plucked prized possessions from family SUV’s, vans and pickups Aug. 19 during the first day of housing move-in.  The roughly three-hour peak of move-in was captured by University Communications and Media Relations’ Jeff Foster in this time-lapse video.   – Video by Jeff Foster

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First fall forum highlights enrollment, student success

August 29, 2014
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Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak addresses faculty and staff at the first forum of the fall semester on Aug. 27.

Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak celebrated the opening of the fall semester by sharing preliminary enrollment figures at her first Chancellor’s All-Campus forum Aug. 27. “We’ve hit another record milestone this fall,” Shockley-Zalabak said before sharing details of record overall enrollment and the largest-ever UCCS freshman class. “That we have a lot more people on campus is something I’m sure none of…

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Convocation encourages students to aim high

August 29, 2014
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Convocation encourages students to aim high

Most members of a 1,700-strong freshman class attended Opening Convocation Aug. 20 at the Gallogly Events Center. But this was no pomp and circumstance ceremony. The students were greeted by faculty and staff wearing black and gold t-shirts who applauded them and donned sunglasses in their honor, a reference to the students’ bright futures. Following brief speeches by Chancellor Pam…

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Greenwood book published

August 28, 2014
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A Brighter Future cover

“A Brighter Future: Improving the Standard of Living Now and for the Next Generation,” edited by Richard Holt, professor, Department of Economics, Southern Oregon University, and Daphne Greenwood, professor, Department of Economics, UCCS, was recently published by M.E. Sharpe, an Armonk, N.Y. publisher of books and journals in the social sciences and humanities. The 288-page book explores causes of a faltering…

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UCCS enrollment surpasses 11,000 students, a new record

August 28, 2014
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More than 11,100 students enrolled at UCCS for the fall 2014 semester, a new record, and more than 5 percent larger than last year’s record student enrollment. Classes officially began Aug. 25 and official, detailed enrollment reports are expected in mid-September. Preliminary reports prepared by the Office of Institutional Research show 11,199 students enrolled for the fall 2014 semester, a…

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Veteran marketing director joins University Advancement

August 28, 2014
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Greg Hoye

A data-driven marketing professional with more than 25 years of experience working in higher education and non-profit organizations will be the new UCCS director of marketing. Greg Hoye, previously executive director of communication and marketing at College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, St. Cloud, Minn., and an independent marketing consultant, was selected as director of university marketing following a national…

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Education dean search committee named

August 27, 2014
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Education dean search committee named

A 13-member committee was recently appointed to begin searching for a new dean of the College of Education. Mary Coussons-Read, provost, selected the committee of faculty, staff and a community representative. The committee is charged with reviewing candidates and recommending finalists for the position now held by Mary Snyder, dean, College of Education. Snyder plans to retire from UCCS in…

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Fall chancellor’s forum schedule set

August 14, 2014
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Fall chancellor’s forum schedule set

The first Chancellor’s Office All-Campus Forum for the fall 2014 semester is scheduled for 2 p.m. Aug. 27 in the University Center Theater, Room 302. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak will lead the forum and provide an overview of organizational changes at the campus. All faculty and staff are invited to attend the forum. A summary of the forum will follow in…

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Austin Bluffs widening to affect campus entrance

August 13, 2014
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Faculty and staff are encouraged to use alternatives to the Meadow Lane campus entrance Aug. 14-16. Contractors working on the Austin Bluffs Parkway widening project will mill asphalt at the intersection on Aug. 14 and place new asphalt on Aug. 16, according to Gary Reynolds, assistant vice chancellor for administration. The intersection will remain open Aug. 14 and 15 but…

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Helicopter lands on campus

August 13, 2014
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A Memorial Hospital helicopter landed without incident just before 8 a.m. Aug. 13 in Parking Lot 224 near El Pomar Center. The flight crew was on campus to attend training. The helicopter is expected to be in place until early afternoon. Related article: Memorial Hospital helicopter to land on campus as part of training    

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