Student Communique – April 22, 2020

UCCS Farm in summer

50 years from first Earth Day celebration, UCCS continues commitment to environment

In 1970, the fledgling UCCS campus celebrated the nation’s first Earth Day with an “environmental teach-in” to educate Colorado Springs about local issues. 50 years later, UCCS continues its sustainable legacy.

Professor Cerian Gibbes poses for a photo in a bright red blouse. She is leaning on a wood and wire fence in a field in winter.

Gibbes earns Fulbright award to study innovation, sustainability in Taiwan

Cerian Gibbes, associate professor of geography and environmental studies, intends to bring new knowledge back to UCCS to support faculty conducting intercultural work.


2019 Graduate Research Showcase

UCCS places 10 graduate programs among nation’s best in latest U.S. News rankings

Ten graduate programs earned “Best Programs” distinction, led by a No. 14 ranking in homeland security, in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report graduate rankings.


#UCCSClassof2020: After COVID-shortened senior season, Clarke taking leadership skills to El Pomar

Matt Clarke, a preseason All-American who had his senior season cut short due to COVID-19, will continue his leadership as an El Pomar Fellow this summer.


Digital Prologue with Jeff Sugg

Kevin Landis, associate professor and director of the Theatre and Dance Program, conducts the first remote Prologue interview with Jeff Sugg, an award-winning theater production designer.


#UCCSClassof2020: For Hayner, “quitting was not an option”

Battling through the skepticism and fear, Naomi Hayner took a leap of faith into higher education.


Headshots of Hannah Meet and Padiet Wang as the UCCS Athletes of the Year

Meek, Wang selected as UCCS Athletes of the Year

Four-time national qualifier Hannah Meek and RMAC Defensive Player of the Year Padiet Wang earned the 2019-20 Athlete of the Year Awards.


Windesheim: A day in the life of an essential

Noelle Windesheim, a communication student, shares her experience as a mail room employee during the remote learning and working environment. 

Christina Martinez, Associate Dean & Senior Instructor Library Administration

Chris Martinez reflects on 43 years at the Kraemer Family Library

After more than four decades at UCCS, Martinez leaves behind a legacy of better accessibility, better representation through literature and attendance at many, many UCCS basketball games.

#UCCSClassof2020: Muir preparing to trade soccer pitch for medical school

Aleesa Muir is proof that good things come to those who persevere. Since starting at UCCS in 2017, she’s become an outstanding women’s soccer athlete, biology student and research assistant.

UCCS launches virtual tours

Prospective students complying with stay at home orders across the nation will have a new way to get an up-close look at the UCCS campus after a virtual tour launched Friday.

OIT and Faculty Resource Center team up for “Bytes” session on remote services

Join the Office of Information Technology and the Faculty Resource Center for a combined Bytes with OIT session focused on helping faculty, staff and students learn best practices for working and learning remotely.

Virtual studio visit: Su Hyun Kaiden Cho

Cho’s work is a collision of sculpture, installation, performance, fibers and fashion design as fine arts reflecting his life experiences as naturalized South Korean-American.

Cutter receives CU Gee Memorial Lectureship Award

Mary Ann Cutter earned recognition of her efforts to advance women in academia, interdisciplinary scholarly contributions and distinguished teaching as the 2019-20 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award.

Virtual studio visit: Jessica Langley

Jessica Langley has been an artist-in-residence in numerous programs including Iceland, Ireland, Canada and the United States.

Church, Sodomka lead 10 Mountain Lions on RMAC All-Academic Women’s Lacrosse Team

Ten UCCS women’s lacrosse student-athletes earned 2020 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Academic accolades.

Kenny: It’s time to have the hard conversation

No one likes to talk about dying. No one likes to talk about emergencies before they happen, either.

Remembering Brian Dennehy’s 2014 campus visit

Rewatch award-winning actor Brian Dennehy’s visit to campus and his conversation with Kevin Landis, associate professor and director of the Theatre and Dance Program.

Text and a blurry picture in the background for the UCCS Aging Center

UCCS Aging Center receives NextFifty Initiative grant for COVID-19 services

The UCCS Aging Center received a $25,000 grant award for “Strengthening Services for Older Adults During and After COVID-19.” 

Garnar to be next director of Amherst College Library

Martin Garnar, dean and professor of the Kraemer Family Library, will be the next director of the Amherst College Library.