Sara Honn Qualls
Charles (“Chip”) Benight

Psychology professors Sara Honn Qualls and Charles (“Chip”) Benight were recently featured in local news outlets. Dr. Qualls was interviewed by the Gazette about social isolation during the Covid-19 crisis, and the implications of her work on caregiving of older adults for the current situation was also featured in a separate Gazette article. Dr. Benight was featured in a Gazette article on the formation and funding for the new National Resilience Institute which will we housed at UCCS.

Two faculty from the department of Geography and Environmental Sciences (GES) were recognized at the 2019 National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) annual meeting. Irina Kopteva, Assistant Research Professor, received an award for “Best Paper” for her publication “Humanizing Human Geography Online: The Quality Matters Journey” which appeared in The Geography Teacher this year. Rebecca Theobald, Assistant Research Professor, received the NCGE President’s Award for her contribution to geography education. Read on to learn more.

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Morgan Pracht, Jayden Martinez, Madison Harris, Philip Oke-Thomas, Raven Chavez-Maltby, Cathy Hoefker, and Zaheer Charles.

Congratulations to our first ever UCCS Ethics Bowl Teams who, under the stellar leadership of our very own Dr. Jen Kling competed recently at the Rocky Mountain Regional Ethics Bowl competition, and came in 3rd and 5th place. Although the teams will not advance to Nationals, this is an incredibly strong showing for UCCS’ first time competing in the ethics bowl; many coaches and judges could not believe that UCCS was a first-time competitor!

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Stephen Cho Suh

In this installment of “Why I Engage in Service” we hear from faculty members in Sociology, Women’s and Ethnic Studies, Communication, and Psychology.

Stephen Cho Suh, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Women’s and Ethnic Studies

I engage in service to support UCCS’ commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusivity. Service also allows me to get connected to the students, staff, and faculty who comprise the UCCS community.

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