Kudos

Kudos, congratulations, and highlights of accomplishments of our faculty and staff. If you have ideas or tips, please send to thutton@uccs.edu.

Dassanowsky receives grant

July 15, 2014
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Robert Dassanowsky

Robert von Dassanowsky, professor, Department of Languages and Cultures, and Visual and Performing Arts, recently received a 2014-15 Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation’s Institute for Austrian-American Studies grant. The Botstiber Foundation supports projects that implement the foundation’s mission “to promote an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria.” It annually funds original projects in the fields of…

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Gibbes selected for Fulbright research program

July 8, 2014
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Cerian Gibbes

Cerian Gibbes, assistant professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, was recently selected to participate in a Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research Program, NEXUS. The NEXUS program brings together a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the U.S., Brazil and other Western Hemisphere nations for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange…

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Faculty earn promotions, tenure

June 30, 2014
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Thirteen UCCS faculty members were recently recommended for promotion to the rank of associate professor with tenure, one was granted tenure, and four were promoted to the rank of professor. The CU Board of Regents approved campus recommendations for tenure June 27. Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure Matthew Barton, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, College of Letters, Arts…

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Buff work earns Berning Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics award

June 19, 2014
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Jackie Berning, left, poses with Darrien Hagen, director of player development, CU Buffalo football.

Jacqueline Berning, professor, Department of Biology, recently received the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s 2014 Mary Abbott Hess Award in recognition of her innovation in the field of food and nutrition. Berning, a registered dietitian nutritionist, was recognized for a cooking program she initiated with the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Buffalo football team. Annually, the Hess award annually recognizes…

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Bonfils names campus its Outstanding Blood Drive Partner

June 10, 2014
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Bonfils Award

UCCS was named the 2013 Outstanding Blood Drive Partner by Bonfils Blood Center during a June 9 Southern Colorado Community Partner Appreciation Dinner at the Sangre de Christo Arts Center, Pueblo. Mathew Roesemann, budget analyst, Division of Resource Management, accepted the award on behalf of the university from Bryan Krueger, Bonfils president and CEO. UCCS was recognized for “going above…

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Chancellor receives United Way award

June 6, 2014
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Pikes Peak United Way President/Ceo Jason Wood, left, with Pam Shockley-Zalabak, who received the S. Jerrard "Jerry" Smith Community Service Award. 060514 Photo Courtesy of  Linda Navarro/Gazette

Pam Shockley-Zalabak, chancellor, received the S. Jerrard “Jerry” Smith Community Service Award from Pikes Peak United Way during a June 3 lunch at The Broadmoor. The award is named for the late United Way CEO who introduced the 2-1-1 assistance line and started the process for the Quality of Life indicators. The award goes to “an individual whose involvement in…

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UCCS faculty and staff recognized by Be Colorado

May 15, 2014
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The Be Colorado Trophy will remain at UCCS for another year.

UCCS faculty and staff participated at the highest rate of CU campuses in the Be Colorado SUCCEED Health Assessment program. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak was notified of the award May 14 by representatives of Be Colorado, the wellness component of the CU Health Plan. This is the second consecutive year that UCCS faculty and staff won an informal competition between the…

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Service awards presented at spring staff luncheon

May 14, 2014
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Superheros took the stage May 8 when more than 60 classified and professional exempt staff members were recognized with 2014 service awards at the spring staff luncheon. Photos from the ceremony’s photobooth are available at http://photography.uccs.edu/heros. The award recipients follow. 5 years of service Mollie Sutherland, director, Professional Golf Management Program Gregory Augspurger, orientation director, Student Success Center Anthony Shull, executive director, International…

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American Library Association awards faculty scholarship

May 13, 2014
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Carla Myers

Carla Myers, assistant professor, Kraemer Family Library, was recently awarded the Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship by the American Library Association. The scholarship supports research and advanced study for early-to-mid-career librarians who are interested in intellectual property, public policy and copyright issues. The scholarship awards $1,000 and is named in honor of professor and law librarian Robert Oakley, an expert…

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Distance learning group honors CSTEME efforts

May 13, 2014
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Dave Khaliqi, left, accepts a Distance Learning of the Year Award from Floyd Beard.

The Colorado Distance Learning Association awarded the UCCS Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education with its Program of the Year award April 24. CSTEME was recognized at the group’s annual conference for its program “Tech that Helps – Transforming Kids from Tech Users to Tech Makers Using Arduino Microcontrollers.” The program, a collaborative effort by the Colorado Governor’s…

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