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Video feature: Pumpkins lose in historic battle demonstration

November 6, 2013
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Video feature: Pumpkins lose in historic battle demonstration

History got a little more exciting for students last week. Using leftover jack-o-lanterns, students in History 1020 and several engineering students demonstrated a medieval weapon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 1 on the West Lawn. As the one-fifth scale 13th century Cantigas de Santa Maria Trebuchet chucked pumpkins, Roger Martinez provided historical commentary and encouragement. The event drew…

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Photo feature: Fall at UCCS

September 23, 2013
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Photo feature: Fall at UCCS

The official, Sept. 22 start of fall is becoming evident on campus. In addition to changing tree colors, fall in the Pikes Peak region is marked by cool mornings, less daylight, and the return of snow to the top of Pikes Peak.

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Photo feature: 9/11 remembered

September 12, 2013
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American flags line the West Lawn to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The 9/11 artifact display on campus was designed by a team of UCCS engineering students and Peter Gorder, associate professor, College of Engineering and Applied Science, in cooperation with Air Force engineers.  – Photos by Jeff Foster

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Photo feature: Harvest time

July 18, 2013
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Photo feature: Harvest time

A harvest of butter crunch lettuce, arugula, Bok choy, baby beets,  beet greens, daikons, mint, kale, chamomile, tarragon, and chives from the Yawn Valley Student Garden was offered to faculty, staff and students Wednesday morning at the University Center. This is the second sale from the student-operated organic garden on the grounds of the Heller Center for the Arts &…

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Photo Feature: Colorado Math Olympiad turns 30

April 26, 2013
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Photo Feature: Colorado Math Olympiad turns 30

More than 250 middle and high school students attended the 30th Colorado Math Olympiad Friday morning with the intent on solving five problems and vying for prizes including calculators, software and scholarships. On May 3, the students will return to campus to learn answers to the questions, names of competition winners, and to hear comments from previous winners and judges.…

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Photo feature: Health Fair

April 5, 2013
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Photo feature: Health Fair

More than 500 faculty, staff and students got free wellness counsel and help with issues ranging from high blood pressure to lung functions during the annual Campus Health Fair Wednesday. The event was organized by the Student Health Center. -Photos by Jeff Foster

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Distinguished professor, Thomas Jefferson Award winners saluted

March 14, 2013
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Distinguished professor, Thomas Jefferson Award winners saluted

Three winners of top University of Colorado awards were honored with a reception March 13 in the University Center. Those recognized were Bob Camley, professor, Department of Physics; Anatoliy Glushchenko, associate professor, Department of Physics; and Drew Martorella, executive director, THEATREWORKS. Camley was named a distinguished professor in Oct. 2012 and Glushenko and Martorella were named winners of the Thomas…

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Photo Feature: Influential women in history

March 14, 2013
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Photo Feature: Influential women in history

A March 13 event at the Kraemer Family Library in celebration of Women’s History Month recognized influential women nominated by campus community members. Speakers at the event explained the affect their nominee had on them personally or professionally. The event was organized by Laurie Buchanan, MCJ Graduate and ROC Peer Educator, and Katie Kaukinen, associate professor, School of Public Affairs as part of…

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MyCU becomes MyUCCS

November 15, 2012
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CU obsoleted the older information portal for employees this week, officially replacing “myCU” with “myUCCS.” The new portal provides faculty, staff and students with one location to access important information. For staff, the CU Resources tab connects to myriad of services and information including leave balances, payroll advices, training modules and information from the CU Connections newsletter. The portal also…

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Photo feature: Student artwork at UVC

November 1, 2012
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Photo feature: Student artwork at UVC

“Seeing Secondaries” a sculpture by Taylor Stamp, a senior in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, was installed at the University Village Shopping Center this week with the help of professional welders, Matt Barton, assistant professor, Department of Visual and Peforming Arts, and Patrick Bohnen, another Visual and Performing Arts student. The sculpture is on the west side of…

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