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 Tuesday, February 27, 2007 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter


Michele Moses named Fulbright New Century Scholar
Michele Moses, an associate professor in the School of Education, has been awarded a Fulbright New Century Scholars Award. In its fifth year, the Fulbright New Century Scholars Program brings together scholars and professionals from vastly different backgrounds around the world to focus on a single issue of concern to people worldwide. Moses was one of 12 people chosen from the United States to participate in the program, which includes 36 people from 25 countries around the world. The group will meet three times during the program year, focusing on the theme "Higher Education in the 21st Century: Access and Equity."

Peter McGraw honored by marketing institute
Assistant Professor Peter McGraw of the Leeds School of Business has been named one of the nation's top young scholars by the Marketing Science Institute. McGraw is one of only 30 recipients of the biennial honor and the only one in the Rocky Mountain Region. The award is given to faculty members early in their careers for being potential leaders in the field of marketing research. Find more about McGraw's award on the Leeds School of Business website.

Facilities Management recognizes outstanding service
Each month the department of Facilities Management acknowledges employee excellence among its staff by presenting the "133 Award" to a nominated employee. Nominees are selected by a committee comprised of peers based on criteria including customer service, individual leadership, work that exceeds expectations, creativity, flexibility, and positive mental attitude. Recent awardees have included Dave Rolston (June), Manuel Martinez (July), Bill Williams (Aug.), Sunnie Gist (Sept.), Mark Cartwright (Oct.), Rich Trujillo (Nov.), and Wyatt Miller (Dec.). The recipient receives $133 as cash in his/her paycheck or as a gift certificate.

University Communications earns CASE awards
Staff in Publications, Photography, and Web Communications recently received six awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). CASE District VI awarded Publications and Creative Services a silver award for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival Poster and a bronze award for the CU Engineering magazine. Web Communications received a grand gold award for ChooseCU, a personalized website for admitted undergraduates. The department also won a bronze award for the Admissions video profiles, a bronze award for the Linguistics website redesign, and a bronze award for the Beza Mahafaly Lemur website. The award-winning staff members include Barb Diehl, Amy Miller, Casey Cass, Larry Harwood, Jon Leslie, Joanna Bertrand, Will Kubie, Kevin Crafts, and Cathy Snider.

Hilliard nabs Colorado press award for editorial writing
Bronson R. Hilliard, director of media relations and spokesperson, on Saturday won his fourth Colorado Press Association (CPA) award for editorial writing at the annual CPA awards in Denver. Hilliard won first place in editorial writing for Class Six newspapers—those with a circulation of 15,000 to 75,000—for editorials that ran in the Colorado Daily in 2006. He shared the award with Randy Miller, the paper’s publisher and editorial board chair. Before joining the university in November of last year, Hilliard spent five years as managing editor of the Daily, an E.W. Scripps newspaper.

CACMA selects Diversity Service Recognition award winners
As part of the 12th Annual Diversity Summit, the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs honored the Department of Human Resources and the Hallet Hall Diversity Program staff with the 2007 CACMA Diversity Recognition Awards for their dedicated work on issues of diversity. In addition, Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Equity Christie Yoshinaga-Itano and MaryAnn Sergeant, program coordinator in the Office of Diversity and Equity, received CACMA Special Recognition Awards for their commitment to furthering diversity on campus.

Donor commitment enables construction of new athletic facility
A $1.5 million commitment from the Anthony H. Kruse Foundation will enable the university to build a new indoor athletic practice facility. When completed, the seasonal facility will accommodate athletic team practices during the winter months. Construction of the facility on the western third of the current football practice fields will begin immediately. Completion is scheduled for mid-October. The donation will also be used for expenses related to capitol projects such as the basketball operations center, upgrades to the football locker room, soccer and track facilities, and Dal Ward Center improvements.

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