AWARDS AND KUDOS
Submit nominations for the Creed award
Nominate a student, staff and/or faculty member who embodies one or more of the Colorado Creed values for the 2009 Colorado Creed Awards. Values are: to act with honor, integrity and accountability in interactions with students, faculty, staff and neighbors, to respect the rights of others and accept differences, and to contribute to the greater good of our community. Email the nominee's name, position at CU (student, staff, faculty, etc.) and a brief description of how they live the Creed values. Nominations are due March 18. When sending the nomination, please make the subject line: FOR THE 2009 COLORADO CREED AWARDS. For more information visit the Colorado Creed website.
IECE announces Serving Communities awardees
Recipients of the inaugural IECE Serving Communities awards have been announced. They are: Faculty recipient Melissa Hart, School of Law; staff recipient Ann Scarritt, Student Academic Services Center; graduate student recipient Debra Flanders Cushing, College of Architecture and Planning; and undergraduate student recipient David Hinojosa, Student Worker Alliance Program. A plaque and $500 will be presented to each award winner on March 17 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Office of the Chancellor. For more information, see the press release.
Kenneth Strzepek receives Arthur Maass-Gilbert White Fellowship
Kenneth Strzepek, professor of civil engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, has been appointed the sixth Arthur Maass-Gilbert White Fellow by the Institute for Water Resources (IWR) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Strzepek will begin his appointment in May 2009, which will continue into 2010. He will assist with the launching of an expanded IWR program aimed at developing technically sound, practical plans and procedures for water adaptation to climate change. The IWR recently established an International Center for Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM) to provide technical assistance to UNESCO partners and the developing nations around the globe.
John Sleeman takes post of managing senior associate university counsel
Vice President and University Counsel Dan Wilkerson of the CU System and Chancellor G.P. “Bud” Peterson have announced the appointment of John Sleeman as the managing senior associate university counsel for CU-Boulder, effective March 15. Sleeman replaces Christine M. Arguello, who was appointed to the federal bench in Denver in October 2008. The managing senior associate university counsel sits on the chancellor’s cabinet and advises the chancellor, the cabinet and CU-Boulder’s combined executive leadership on legal and policy matters.
Nominations now being accepted for the 2009 President’s Diversity Award
The annual President’s Diversity Award recognizes significant achievements of faculty, staff, students and academic or administrative units toward developing a more culturally diverse, competent and inclusive university community. Up to four awards of up to $1,000 each are given for projects or practices that best reflect the implementation of system and/or campus diversity goals. Awardees will be recognized at the President's Diversity Award reception in May. The deadline for receipt of nominations and all supporting documents is Thursday, March 26. For information visit the website.