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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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Muniz earns professional certification

September 23, 2014
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Jim Muniz

Jim Muniz, physical plant manager, Department of Facilities Services, recently received the Certified Educational Facilities Professional credential by APPA, a professional association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities management. Muniz was notified of the certification Sept. 17. His duties include supervising custodial and surplus operations and directing procurement services.

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Beth-El faculty, staff, students support Clyde’s Kitchen

September 23, 2014
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A group of Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty and staff pause during the loading of more than 1,000 items destined for Clyde's Cupboard. From left: Steve Campbell, custodian, Facilities Services; Susan Garrett, instructor; Diane Busch, program manager; Linda Matthies, program manager; Sharon Clark, program manager; Art Drummond, custodian, Facilities Services.

A group of Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty and staff recently led a donation drive of more than 1,000 food items to Clyde’s Cupboard. Clyde’s Cupboard, located in the Student Life and Leadership Office in the University Center, offers students free food without questions. Leaders of the drive were Linda Matthies, program assistant, Beth-El College of Nursing…

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Samuels publishes inclusive education book

September 16, 2014
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Samuels Book

Dena Samuels, assistant professor, Women’s and Ethnic Studies Program, recently published “The Culturally Inclusive Educator: Preparing for a Multicultural World.” The 176-page book examines discrepancies between current educational cultural climate and the need to prepare for a growing multicultural population. The book was published in September by Teachers College Press, New York.

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Mayor presents Spirit of the Springs award to Sassower

September 10, 2014
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Raphael Sassower prepares to accept a Spirit of the Springs Award from Mayor Steve Bach Sept. 9

Raphael Sassower, professor, Department of Philosophy, was honored by Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach Sept. 9 with a Spirit of the Springs Award. The award, presented in a brief ceremony at the City Administration building during a mayor’s press briefing, recognized Sassower for his campus and community contributions since joining UCCS in 1986. Bach noted Sassower’s most recent recognition, his…

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Blackburn publishes historical fiction book

September 2, 2014
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The Door of the Sad People

Alexander Blackburn, professor emeritus, Department of English, recently published “The Door of the Sad People,” a historical fiction novel patterned after the Colorado coal mining wars culminating in the 1914 Ludlow Massacre. The 410-page book was published in July by Rhyolite Press, Colorado Springs, an independent book publisher that focuses on up-and-coming authors with a flair for mystery and knowledge…

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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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Arnold earns Alpha Lambda Delta award

August 12, 2014
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Carrie Arnold

Carrie Arnold, assistant director, Gateway Program Seminar and Honors Program, was recently named an outstanding adviser by the executive director of the Alpha Lambda Delta academic honor society for first year students. Arnold was cited for professionalism, commitment to students and academic excellence in her role as adviser to the UCCS chapter of the honor society. Last year, the chapter…

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Qualls to receive CONA Award

July 25, 2014
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Qualls to receive CONA Award

Sara Qualls, Kramer Family Professor of Aging Studies, Department of Psychology, will receive the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Aging CONA Award Aug. 9. The award will be presented at the CONA Conversation Hour: Engaging Aging through Art at the Marriott Marquis Washington Hotel Supreme Court Room, Washington, D.C. The award for outstanding achievement is presented annually to recognize psychologists…

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Napierkowski receives Polish government honor

July 24, 2014
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Napierkowski receives Polish government honor

Tom Napierkowski, professor, Department of English, thought about his grandfather and the blue collar south side Chicago neighborhood of his youth when his name was called this summer during a concluding gala of the Fifth World Congress of Polish Studies in Warsaw. Earlier this month, Napierkowski awarded the Knights Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland,…

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