Diversity Excellence grants awarded

Four UCCS faculty or staff members recently received University of Colorado Diversity and Excellence grants for 2012.

The grants are designed to provide assistance for projects initiated by faculty or staff that seek to support diverse faculty development or contribute to a climate of cultural competence. The Office of the President provides the grants in response to proposals from faculty and staff at the campuses.

Those UCCS proposals receiving funding are:

“A Multidisciplinary Approach to Culturally Congruent Practice: A Collaboration between University of Colorado Colorado Springs; Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s Care Equity Project.” The proposal, submitted by Barbara Joyce, associate professor, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, with Jada Roberts and Sylvia Kamau-Small from Kaiser Permanente, earned a $3,000 award.

H2O: Water, Culture & Politics Lecture Series. The proposal, submitted by Daisy McConnell, director, Gallery of Contemporary Art, earned a $2,100 award.

LGBT Artist in Residence, Philip Blackburn, as part of the 2nd Annual Peak Frequency Sonic Arts Festival. The proposal, submitted by Jane Rigler, instructor, Visual and Performing Arts, earned a $3,000 award.

“Creating Urban Readers and Apprentices (CURA): A reading mentorship partnership between the university and secondary schools with diverse populations.” The proposal, submitted by Monica Yoo, assistant professor, Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, earned a $3,000 award.

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