Kudos

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

Montez de Oca earns book award

November 18, 2014
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Montez de Oca earns book award

Jeffrey Montez de Oca, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, was recently awarded the 2014 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Outstanding Book Award for “Discipline & Indulgence: College Football, Media and the American Way of Life During the Cold War.” The book was published in 2013 by the Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, N.J. The award was given…

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Galleries of Contemporary Art’s “Brilliant 2014” earns Best Of award

November 10, 2014
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Galleries of Contemporary Art’s “Brilliant 2014” earns Best Of award

The readers of the Colorado Springs Independent named UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art’s “Brilliant 2014” as one of the top fund raising events in the newspaper’s 2014 Best of Colorado Springs edition, published Oct. 22. In categories ranging from best bank to best place for a blind date, Independent readers stated their preferences for local businesses and activities. In the top fundraising events category,…

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Publishing venture links UCCS, Mexican university

November 6, 2014
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Publishing venture links UCCS, Mexican university

Fernando Feliu-Moggi, associate professor, Department of Languages and Cultures, and Edgar Cota Torres, associate professor, Department of Languages and Cultures, recently presented the first four volumes of a joint publishing venture between UCCS and the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Mexico)  at the Sixth Annual Four Corners Conference Oct. 24 and 25 at UCCS. The collection, “Nuevas Fronteras/New Borders,” is…

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Lane Center receives healthcare innovation award

November 5, 2014
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Lane Center receives healthcare innovation award

  The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance awarded the UCCS Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences its Excellence in Healthcare Innovation Award at a Nov. 1 gala at The Broadmoor International Center. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak accepted the award on behalf of the university. More than 20 UCCS representatives attended the gala. For a complete list of winners, visit http://www.coloradospringsbusinessalliance.com/gala/awards The…

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Keen named RMAC Coach of the Year

November 5, 2014
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Keen named RMAC Coach of the Year

Third-year UCCS Men’s Soccer coach Johnnie Keen was recently named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. Keen is the first Mountain Lion to earn the RMAC Coach of the Year award since 2003 and is the third UCCS soccer coach to earn the honors. Keen joined the UCCS coaching staff in 2011 to rebuild the men’s soccer program. He…

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Loux wins fall photo contest

November 5, 2014
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Loux wins fall photo contest

Sandra Loux, program assistant, College of Business, won University Communications and Media Relation’s fall photo contest. The contest was conducted on the university’s Facebook page and asked faculty, staff, students and community members to submit photos from around campus and across the Pikes Peak Region. When asked about her photo submission, Loux said that she happened to be at the right…

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PGA honors Sutherland

November 4, 2014
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PGA honors Sutherland

Mollie Sutherland, director, PGA Golf Management Program, College of Business, will receive the Professional Golfers Association Horton Smith Award during a Nov. 7 awards gala at Colorado Golf Club, Parker. The Horton Smith Award is designed to give special recognition to an individual PGA professional for outstanding and continuing contributions to professional education. Horton Smith was a 37-year member of…

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Researchers honored during campus celebration

October 30, 2014
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Researchers honored during campus celebration

Three UCCS researchers were inducted into the Million Dollar Club at the 10th annual Celebration of Sponsored Research and Scholarship Oct. 22. Provost Mary Coussons-Read, Catherine Kaukinen, associate professor, School of Public Affairs, and Rebecca Webb, assistant professor, College of Engineering and Applied Science, were each recognized for receiving $1 million in sponsored programs awards during their time at UCCS. Along with…

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Student affairs staff to present at veterans conference

October 28, 2014
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Student affairs staff to present at veterans conference

Brad Bayer, executive director, Department of Student Life and Leadership, and Phil Morris, program director, Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs, will present “Building Supportive Student Veteran Communities on College and University Campuses: Innovative and Effective Strategies that Work” at the Exploring the Value of Veterans Symposium Oct. 30-31 at Colorado State University, Fort Collins.

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Education faculty publish

October 28, 2014
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Education faculty publish

Dick Carpenter, professor, College of Education, and Grant Clayton, assistant professor, College of Education, recently published “Measuring the relationship between self-efficacy and math performance among first-generation college-bound middle school students,” in Middle Grades Research Journal.

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