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

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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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’s 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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