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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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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 Cupboard

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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