AWARDS AND KUDOS
From left: VC for Student Affairs Julie Wong, Robin Margolin, Mary Covell, Chancellor G.P. "Bud" Peterson and Pat Lindeman prepare Midnight Breakfast burritos for students. (Photo courtesy of Student Affairs)
Professor Bob Sievers receives 2008 ACS Astellas Award
Professor Bob Sievers, director of the CIRES Environmental Program, has received the American Chemical Society's 2008 ACS Astellas Award for his group's research on aerosols in public health. He will present an ACS Award lecture at a symposium in Washington, D.C., Aug. 16-20. The Astellas Award carries a stipend of $30,000.
Professor Marty Bickman awarded the 2008-2009 Thomas Jefferson Award
Marty Bickman, professor in the Department of English, has been awarded the 2008-2009 University of Colorado Thomas Jefferson Award. Thomas Jefferson Awards are bestowed each spring to a faculty member, a staff member and a student who advance the ideals of Thomas Jefferson, including broad interests in literature, arts and sciences and public affairs; a strong concern for the advancement of higher education; a deeply seated sense of individual civic responsibility; and a profound commitment to the welfare and rights of individuals. Bickman’s research and teaching have contributed to education at CU-Boulder, throughout the Front Range and nationwide.
Professor Brian Hynek recognized with AIAA award
Professor Brian Hynek of LASP has received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Abe M. Zarem Educator Award for his work in student advising. Also recognized were the Aerospace Engineering Sciences KRAKEN senior projects team, which won the International Student Conference Team Award, and students Jason Roadman, recipient of the John Leland Atwood Graduate Student Award and Laurren Kanner, winner of the Abe M. Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement in Astronautics. The award winners were recognized at the AIAA conference on Jan. 6.
Jason Katzman designated Certified Collegiate Retailer
Jason Katzman, assistant director for academic resources for the CU Book Store, recently achieved the designation of Certified Collegiate Retailer (CCR) through the National Association of College Stores (NACS.) The CCR designation indicates skillful leadership, stewardship and expertise in college store operations. Katzman is a CU-Boulder alum and has worked at the CU Book Store for 19 years.
Allison Hartel highlighted in The College Store Magazine's "21 Under 40"
Allison Hartel, manager of marketing and outreach at the CU Book Store, was recently highlighted in The College Store Magazine’s profile of 20 collegiate retail professionals under age 40, featured in the September-October issue. Those featured are recognized as active leaders in the industry or positioned for greater leadership roles in the near future. Hartel has worked at the book store since 1999.
Midnight Breakfast volunteers contribute to a huge success
The UMC thanks the many Student Affairs administrators and CU-Boulder staff members who helped to make Midnight Breakfast a success. The 23rd Annual UMC Midnight Breakfast took place Dec. 15. Along with breakfast, students enjoyed free bowling and pool, AstroTrivia by Fiske Planetarium and laser tag courtesy of the CU Book Store. Radio 1190 provided musical entertainment and the Environmental Center volunteered help with the Zero Waste aspect of the event.
CU-Boulder selected as one of the "Best Value Colleges for 2009" by The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review has designated CU-Boulder as one of the “Best Value Colleges for 2009.” The list features 50 public and 50 private colleges and universities and was featured in the Jan. 8 edition of USA Today. The institutions were selected based on surveys of administrators and students at more than 650 colleges and universities. The selection criteria covered more than 30 factors in three areas: academics, costs of attendance and financial aid. The list is accessible online.
Serving Communities Award solicitation
The Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement (IECE) is accepting nominations for the first annual Serving Communities Award to recognize the critical importance of civically engaged faculty, staff and students. The award will honor one faculty member, one staff member and a student who embodies the values and actions of an engaged citizen, whose work contributes to the vitality of our communities and who contributes to CU-Boulder’s civic mission. Each recipient will receive a $500 award and a plaque. Applications are due at 5 p.m., Feb. 13. For more information visit the website or contact Peter Simons.