Student Communique – May 6, 2020

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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. 

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

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


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MBA student places first in national Ethics in Action video competition

Ashna Singh placed first in the commercial category for the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Student Center for Public Trust’s Ethics in Action video competition.


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Nutrition program at 100 percent internship placement for spring 2020

The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences is celebrating 100 percent internship match rate for the undergraduate and graduate nutrition program students.


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CU leaders consider range of revenue disruptions

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


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UCCS ranks No. 8 in DII For Helper Helper community service hours

Though the season was cut short, UCCS ranked No. 8 in the nation with 4,990 volunteer hours recorded in a recent 2019-20 NCAA Division II report developed by Helper Helper.


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Attend a virtual info session for new BA in computer science

Students and professionals looking for an opportunity in the information technology industry can attend a free virtual information session on the new Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science degree at UCCS.


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Kitchen Shenanigans: April 2020

Check out some of the recipes from Dining and Hospitality Services to make them in your home.

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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.

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Mountain Lions fourth in RMAC All-Sports Competition Cup standings

UCCS extended its streak to five straight years of finishing in the top five of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Sports Competition Cup standings..

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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.

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CU on the Air: True GRIT provides resilience training in coronavirus crisis

On CU on the Air, host Ken McConnellogue talks with Dr. Chip Benight, a psychology professor who researches the human adaptation from trauma.

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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.

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FACES OF UCCS: Joshua Hedrick

Dining and Hospitality Services student director Joshua Hedrick has known UCCS as long as he can remember.

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Gordon: COVID-19 and the rising threat of substance abuse

I wanted to take a dive into why people use substances when they are stressed out, and what are the implications for people who currently have or have had problematic substance use.

Artist JD Sell in his home studio

Virtual studio visit: Jeff Page

Jeff was recently featured in issue No. 111 of New American Paintings and was the UC Santa Barbara nominee for the 2015 Dedalus Foundation Masters of Fine Art Fellowship.

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Cudney, Doolittle join women’s basketball program

UCCS head women’s basketball coach Lynn Plett announced the signings of Selena Cudney and Emily Doolitte to the Mountain Lions 2020-21 program.

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

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

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12 faculty earn CRCW Seed Grants

Twelve faculty received seed money for 11 unique projects in the 2020 Committee on Research and Creative Works grant awards.

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With a focus on giving back, Jackie Crouch 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.