Kudos

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

Mayor presents Spirit of the Springs award to Sassower

September 10, 2014
Posted by
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…

Read more »

Blackburn publishes historical fiction book

September 2, 2014
Posted by
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…

Read more »

Greenwood book published

August 28, 2014
Posted by
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…

Read more »

Arnold earns Alpha Lambda Delta award

August 12, 2014
Posted by
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…

Read more »

Qualls to receive CONA Award

July 25, 2014
Posted by
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…

Read more »

Napierkowski receives Polish government honor

July 24, 2014
Posted by
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,…

Read more »

Dassanowsky receives grant

July 15, 2014
Posted by
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…

Read more »

Gibbes selected for Fulbright research program

July 8, 2014
Posted by
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…

Read more »

Faculty earn promotions, tenure

June 30, 2014
Posted by

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…

Read more »

Buff’s work earns Berning Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics award

June 19, 2014
Posted by
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…

Read more »