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 Tuesday, May 9, 2006 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter


2006 Employees of the Year
The 2006 Chancellor's Employee of the Year reception was recently held to honor CU-Boulder employees for their outstanding contributions to the campus. At the reception, this year's winners, Steve Graham, of the Institute of Behavioral Science and Deborah Viles, of the Program for Writing and Rhetoric, were each awarded with a plaque and $1500 dollars.

Equity and Excellence Award Recipients Honored
Eight recipients of the 21st Annual Equity and Excellence Awards were honored at a banquet April 27. This year's staff recipients were Mark Augustin of Organizational and Employee Development, Ann Scarritt of the Student Academic Services Center and Barbara Kraus of the Colorado Diversity Initiative. Faculty recipients were Professor Reiland Rabaka of ethnic studies and Professor Cecelia Pang of theatre and dance. Student awards were given to undergraduate student Karen Shimamoto and graduate student Hussain Raheem. A special honor was given to Elease Robbins, associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students, for her outstanding contributions to the university community.

Recyclemania 2006 Results
CU-Boulder placed 12th out of 45 universities in the Grand Champion Diversion Rate competition within Recyclemania 2006. During the 10-week contest, CU-Boulder recycled 495,857 pounds of paper and 73, 769 pounds of co-mingled containers. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped CU save 3, 425 fully grown trees and 853 cubic yards of landfill space! For more information on Recyclemania and how CU ranked in other portions of the competition visit

Journalism Professor Wins International Award
Mike McDevitt, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has won the 2006 Outstanding Applied/Public Policy Research Program Award from the International Communication Association. The award honors a scholar who has created a body of research in a particular applied or policy problem for the betterment of society. McDevitt has documented how schools can promote civic development by stimulating student conversations with their parents about election campaigns; this prompts parents to become more engaged citizens. He will be presented with the award this June at the annual ICA meeting in Dresden, Germany. For more information visit

Colorado Celebrates "CU Buff Day"
Governor Bill Owens proclaimed April 28, 2006 as "CU Buffs Day" in the State of Colorado. A delegation of administrators, coaches and student-athletes visited the capitol. CU was honored for its 22 national championship titles and numerous student-athlete achievements, including academic honors and community service.

UCSU Diversity Award Recipients Announced
Several administrators, faculty and staff were honored at the 5th Annual UCSU Diversity Dinner last month, along with student achievement awards. Ron Stump, vice chancellor for student affairs and Elease Robbins, dean of students, received the Administrators of the Year award; Professor Reiland Rebaka of ethnic studies was named Educator of the Year; and Jill McWilliams of UMC administration received the Staff Member of the Year award. The Ethnic Living and Learning Community, led by Carol Miyagishima, and the Multicultural Arts and Sciences Program, Alphonse Keasley, director, were given Special Program Recognition awards.

In the Spotlight with John Krueger, Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities

CU's "National Council" Returns For Ninth Year

Summer Session With Faculty From Around The World

A Conversation With Coach Hawk

Passages: In Memoriam 2005-2006

From the Chancellor

ATLAS Building On Schedule To Open In August

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CU-Boulder Center Of The American West Kicks Off Summer Series At Chautauqua With May 14 Musical Celebration

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