Faculty/Staff Communique – May 1, 2020

3D printed mask hook

UCCS BioFrontiers Center teams up with El Paso County to 3D print protective gear

The county’s essential workers are benefiting from a novel design of 3D printed “mask-hooks”, which make 10-hour shifts in face masks more bearable.

South side of Cragmor Hall with the UCCS fuels Success mural

Students can apply for CARES Act relief

UCCS students can take advantage of $3.9 million set aside in the CARES Act package through a new online form made available by the Office of Financial Aid, Student Employment and Scholarships.


The exterior sign at the UCCS Cybersecurity Building with a blue sky

Three foundations and Department of Commerce commit to $5.5 million for Cybersecurity Building

Three donors matched a $2.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to begin the design and build out of classrooms, labs, student areas and offices in the UCCS Cybersecurity Building.


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With a focus on giving back, Jackie Crouch, Faculty Resource Center, earns Employee of the Quarter award

Widely known for handling support tickets before 4 a.m. and able to troubleshoot technology while halfway around the world, Jackie Crouch has earned the Employee of the Quarter award.


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CU on the Air: CU President Kennedy’s coronavirus update

CU President Mark Kennedy sat down this week with CU on the Air host Ken McConnellogue to provide updates to the CU community on the COVID-19 response.


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#UCCSClassof2020: Yeager brings technology background to address trauma treatment

Carolyn “Carrie” Yeager will become UCCS’ first Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology in the area of clinical trauma psychology.


Screenshot of Mark Kennedy with a virtual background on a Zoom video conference call

CU leaders consider range of revenue disruptions

CU leaders are in the midst of much careful planning, but many unknowns remain.


Meagan and James Tracey

#UCCSClassof2020: Meagan Tracey continuing in her family’s footsteps

Following a family legacy, it was no surprise Meagan Tracey found her home at UCCS.

An actor serves as a patient during a virtual clinic visit for nursing students.

Nursing graduates ready to enter COVID-19 world

At one of only 170 accredited simulation centers in the world, UCCS nursing students are getting the training needed to join the response for the novel coronavirus.

Screenshot of Jessica Selby in her home studio during a video interview

Virtual studio visit: Elizabeth Selby

Primarily a self-taught painter, it has been Elizabeth’s lifelong desire to learn and better her craft. Her desire to understand people and herself has fueled much of her recent work.

Mountain Lions place fourth in abbreviated RMAC All-Sports Competition Cup

The UCCS Athletic Department extended its streak to five straight years of finishing in the top five.

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GOCA May 1 Lunch Beat to feature student DJ Jem Brock

Today’s lunch beat will feature visual art major, artist and UCCS Radio deejay Jem Brock.

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Clyde’s Kudos: April 2020

Tech-savvy responses to COVID-19, a “can-do” spirit and a commitment to sharing good news: Communique celebrates nearly 40 teams and individuals who received Clyde’s Kudos in April 2020.

A photo of a man on the a chair on a play set.

Digital Prologue with Rachel Chavkin

Kevin Landis, associate professor and director of the Theatre and Dance Program, interviews Tony Award-winning director Rachel Chavkin with theatre students.

Michaela Norve wears a facemask while giving a thumbs up sign.

A Day in the Life of a soon-to-be graduate

Michaela Norve, a psychology student working in the Career Center, shares a day in her life during the Stay at Home Order.

Open Enrollment: Wake up on the right side of the bed with Sleepio

This Open Enrollment, CU is introducing Sleepio, a wellness program dedicated to developing healthier sleep habits and improving mental wellness.

Headshot of Justyn Loper and Faith Novess

Loper, Novess tabbed Athletic Department Freshmen of the Year

The two track freshmen helped lead UCCS to a sweep of the RMAC indoor championships in February.

Screenshot of Jeff Page in his home studio

Virtual studio visit: Jeff Page

Jeff was recently featured in New American Paintings and was the UC Santa Barbara nominee for the 2015 Dedalus Foundation Masters of Fine Art Fellowship.

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COVID Chronicles: Acclimatizing to a Pandemic

Holly Murdock shares the first installment of COVID Chronicles, a series attempting to document experiences in the UCCS community during the COVID-19 pandemic.