Faculty/Staff Communique – April 24, 2020

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Virtual Town Hall answers COVID-19 questions from campus community

Chancellor Venkat Reddy and campus leaders answered questions ranging from the economic impact of COVID-19 to conducting research and lab classes in the April 23 virtual Town Hall.

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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.


Christina Martinez, Associate Dean & Senior Instructor Library Administration
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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


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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.


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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 with the Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award.


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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.”


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

Aleesa Muir is proof that good things come to those who persevere.

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

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

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Digital Prologue with Jay Duckworth

Jay Duckworth, props manager at the Public Theater, joins Kevin Landis and students for this week’s Prologue session.

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

Matt Clarke, a preseason All-American, will continue his leadership as an El Pomar Fellow this summer.

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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.

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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.

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A Day in the Life of a Biochem Major

Madison, a pre-med biochemistry student, shares how she studies and conducts research in this remote environment.

Open Enrollment: What Anthem’s pharmacy change means for employees

CVS Caremark will manage pharmacy benefits for select CU Health Plans for the coming plan year, beginning July 1.

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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.

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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.

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Virtual studio visit: Jessica Langley

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