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Jacobs named Employee of the Quarter

October 24, 2014
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Jacobs named Employee of the Quarter

Whether it’s training library staff, coordinating course reserve services, maintaining the library’s lighting system or locking the doors at 3 a.m. during finals week, Kevin Jacobs is accustomed to working behind the scenes. But after recently being named Employee of the Quarter, Jacobs, library technician, Kraemer Family Library, may have to deal with a little extra attention. The seven-year UCCS…

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Lecturer nominated for awards

October 23, 2014
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Pavel Kozhevnikov, lecturer, Department of Languages and Cultures, was recently nominated for the Russian national awards, Poet of the Year and Writer of the Year, in recognition of his short stories and poems written in Russian. Winners of the awards will be announced in April at ceremonies in Moscow. Kozhevnikov has taught Russian in Colorado Springs since 1992.

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Dassanowsky production wins at 2014 Indie Spirit Film Festival

October 23, 2014
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Dassanowsky production wins at 2014 Indie Spirit Film Festival

“Felix Austria!” a feature documentary produced by Robert Dassanowsky, professor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts and Department of Languages and Cultures, was awarded the Colorado Spotlight Award at the 7th annual Indie Spirit Film Festival at the event’s finale Oct. 19. The film, directed by Christine Beebe and co-produced by Beebe’s company La Turista Films and Dassanowsky’s Belvedere Film…

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Bell publishes article

October 23, 2014
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Megan Bell

Megan Bell, director, University Center, recently published “Strategies for Successful Organizational Change” in The Bulletin, the magazine of the Associations of College Unions International. Bell provided an overview of current topics in change management and suggested strategies. Bell’s article was published in the Aug. 2014 edition.

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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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