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 Tuesday, December 12, 2006 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter


Staff Council Dec. 13 Open Forum with Chancellor Peterson
Chancellor G. P. "Bud" Peterson will answer questions and discuss our new Flagship 2030 Strategic Planning Initiative at the Boulder Campus Staff Council Open Forum Wednesday, Dec. 13, noon-2 p.m. in UMC 235. Cookies will be served. For more information, visit the BCSC website.

Change in Career Services Recommendations/Credentials Service
As of January 1, 2007, the Recommendations/Credentials Office in Career Services will no longer open new files for students. Career Services will be partnering with Interfolio to provide a more high tech credentials service for students. For more information about this change in service and how it will affect you as a letter provider, go to the Career Services website or call the Credentials Manager at 303-492-8519.

Faculty Request for Proposals – Civic Engagement/Ethical Inquiry
The Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement announces its third annual opportunity for faculty (tenured, tenure track, instructors and GPTIs) to apply for funding to include civic engagement and/or ethical inquiry in their academic offerings. Help further the university's commitment to the civic and ethical dimensions of education. Proposals are due by Feb. 2, 2007. For a copy of the Request for Proposals and RFP evaluation process, please visit the IECE website. Contact Peter Simons or Mike Grant with your questions.

How a Telescope Helped to Name an Observatory
Sommers-Bausch Observatory (SBO) once housed the large refracting telescope that contributed to naming the building. SBO was named for Elmer E. Sommers, a prominent Colorado oilman who donated $50,000 to CU, and for Bausch & Lomb Co., the vision care company that provided the building with its first telescope. The Italian Revival-style observatory, dedicated in 1953, was built for stargazing and planetary study. The original 10.5-inch Bausch telescope that gave SBO half its name is now on display at Fiske Planetarium.

The Libraries Full Text Article Delivery Changing This January
The University Libraries will be launching a new service called CU ArticleLink Jan. 16, 2007. Links to CU ArticleLink will appear in the Libraries' online indexes and databases and will allow you to link to the full text of articles directly from the citations. For more information on CU ArticleLink, watch the Libraries News and Events page. You may also contact Heather Wicht, electronic resources librarian, for more information or assistance.



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