SPA to celebrate 50th with May events

As part of UCCS 50th Anniversary celebrations, the School of Public Affairs has scheduled several events designed to highlight the importance of public policy and the role of those who work in the public sector.

The events are May 1, 4, 5 and 6. All are free and open to the public.

Mary Guy
Mary Guy
  • Emotional Labor Workshop
    8 a.m. – Noon, May 1, University Center Room 303

    Mary Guy, professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver, will facilitate. Public service jobs ranging from social services to law enforcement, firefighting, healthcare and education, can be emotionally intense. Workshop topics include how the affective component of jobs drives performance and citizen satisfaction, what skills are required, and how protective measures can help workers overcome the threat of burnout. Advance registration is required.

  • Shaping Lives and Building Community: The 2015 Child Protection Symposium
    11 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 4, University Center 116
    4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., May 5, University Center 303

    • Exploring Violence in Society, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 4, University Center 116. This event presents student research on child exploitation and intervention mechanisms.
    • Human Trafficking:  Causes and Consequences, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., May 5, University Center 303. Student research related to human trafficking crimes, intervention, and prevention strategies will be shared. The symposium will also feature local efforts to protect children and a review of the “Take 25” national child safety campaign.
Don Klingner
Don Klingner
  • Mexico and the United States: Cooperative Approaches to Shared Human Security
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5, The Lodge (morning) Kraemer Family Library 3rd Floor (afternoon)

    U.S. and Mexico academic, political and military leaders will gather to discuss new policies designed to improve human security in both nations. An afternoon session focuses on issues in women, peace and security, followed by a roundtable issues review and integrated solutions.  For more information, visit International symposium to explore Mexico, U.S. relations

  • UCCS and the Pikes Peak Community: 50 Years of Partnership
    5 p.m. – 7 p.m. May 6, Upper Lodge

    A reception honoring campus partners in the Pikes Peak Region and beyond is planned. The reception highlights student learning experiences facilitated by community partners who provide internship, research, and service learning opportunities.  The event will include illustrated examples of current and previous student learning experiences.

For more information about the events, visit or contact Pam Sawyer, program and resource development director, School of Public Affairs, [email protected] or 255-3406.

For more information about the UCCS 50th Anniversary, visit

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