|IN THE SPOTLIGHT
In the Spotlight with Deborah Coffin, Director, Department of Housing
Walking the Last Mile
Faculty Research Associates Play Key Role
FROM THE CHANCELLOR
Family Weekend – A Refreshing Experience
"I loved it," beamed one parent when I asked about Family Weekend 2005. "What a great opportunity to see my daughter and hear more about college life." More >>
AWARDS AND KUDOS
Lorrie Shepard Receives Award
In October, School of Education Dean Lorrie Shepard received the 2005 Henry Chauncey Award for Distinguished Service to Assessment and Educational Science. The award was presented by the national nonprofit organization Educational Testing Service. Shepard was honored for her research in the identification of learning disabilities, readiness screening for kindergarten, grade retention, teacher testing, the effects of high-stakes testing and classroom assessments
Cross Country Coach, Teams Win Honors
Head Cross Country Coach Mark Wetmore has been named the 2005 Big 12 Conference Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year. This is his ninth coach of the year honor for men's coaching and eighth for women's coaching. The men's and women's cross country teams swept the Big 12 Championship team titles for the seventh consecutive year Oct. 28 in Waco, Texas. The men won all 10 Big 12 titles and the women claimed nine. For more information visit the CU Buffs web site.
CU Athletic Programs in Good Academic Standing
All of CU-Boulder's 17 athletic programs are in good standing, according to the 2004-05 Academic Progress Rate. The report card system was established by the NCAA last year and is based on eligibility/graduation and retention of student-athletes. Thirteen programs showed improvements in scores since the 2003-04 academic year. Eight teams earned a perfect score: women's volleyball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's indoor track, men's and women's outdoor track and women's golf.
University Communications Staff Members Awarded for Design Excellence
Two Publications and Creative Services staff members each won an award of excellence at the University and College Designers Association National Conference this fall. Senior designer Barbara Diehl won for the cover of the 2004 issue of divide magazine and Michael Campbell, art director, won for the 2005 edition of Just the Facts.
DID YOU KNOW?
The annual Classics: Department of Classics Newsletter reaches over 200 alumni. This year's edition features stories on new faculty and visitors, on CU-Boulder's exciting excavation project at the Villa of Maxentius (ca. AD 310) in Rome and on a fascinating online exhibit of ancient Greek vessels organized by graduate students.
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