Stephen Cho Suh, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Ethnic Studies, Sandy Ho, Assistant Dean & Director of Student Affairs, College of Education Assistant Professor attendant rank of Languages & Cultures, Yang Wei, Associate Professor of History, and George Bayuga, Instructor of Anthropology took part in the town hall. Learn more by reading the recent article in the Communique, written by Mark Belcher. You can also watch a recording of the town hall.
Pamela Miller, an Anthropology and History alum, was recently featured on #IAMIMSC. A select quote from her feature: “My duties include programing projects that guide archaeological and architectural inventories and updating each Installation Cultural Resources Management Plan. I also program projects related to Native American ethnographic studies and identification of properties of traditional, religious and cultural importance to 36 federally-recognized tribes with a cultural affiliation to the Front Range of Colorado and Wyoming.”
Samone Roberts, a 2020 Communications B.A. graduate, recently won a Silver Telly Award for the short animated film she made as a student in the Digital Filmmaking Track of the Communication Department. Her film, The Gardener, was made with the assistance of an LAS Student-Faculty Research and Creative Works grant that was awarded to Samone and her mentor, David Nelson, Professor and Chair of Communication. The Gardener was one of only 20 films in the country that won a Silver Telly in the Student Category. Professor Nelson first met Samone when she was in his Freshman Seminar class “Storytelling: From Casablanca to Star Wars”. She told him then that she would like to make an animated film someday.
Laura Martinez Chandler, Program Assistant for the Psychology Department, is among 6 LAS alumni who will participate as Silver Graduates in the Summer/Fall Commencement this year. Silver Graduates received their degree 25 years ago. Laura received her BA in Economics in 1995.
The other LAS Silver Graduates participating this year are Stephanie Bruhn (BA Psychology), Dawn Enger (BA Psychology), Dyanne Helms-Keller (McCaffrey) (BA History), Jennifer Lynne Rudis (BA Psychology), Tandy L. Zitkus (BA Biology).Continue reading “LAS Staff Member Laura Chandler, a UCCS Silver Graduate, To Take Part in Commencement”
The following email was sent by a student to the Dean of Students, who forwarded to LAS leadership:
“To Whom it May Concern,
This semester has been hard on me, being that it was all online. With that being said, I had the best professor this semester that I just need to tell someone about. I am in the Criminal Justice program here at UCCS and I cannot say enough good things about our professors. I have not had a bad teacher here. I feel extremely lucky for that. However, one teacher has stood out to me this year. Her name is Sherry Marshall who taught my Social Research Methods class. No matter the hour, she would answer my emails. She always responded with a thoughtful and thorough response and gave every student the opportunity to make up points that were lost if they were willing to put in the work and communicated with her. I just think she is flat out amazing. I love her willingness to help and her dedication to her students. This is a teacher that listens to her students and bases her plans off her student’s lives. She is everything anyone could need in a professor. Do not get me wrong, her class is very challenging and has a lot of work. But she walks with the students and does not expect more than we can handle. That right there is an outstanding professor! I just thought I would let someone know.
Thanks, and happy holidays!
Our thanks to Karson for sending this, and for permission to post it to the news feed.
Dr. Ann Amicucci, Assistant Professor of English and Director of First-Year Rhetoric and Writing, recently published a book titled “Stories from First-Year Composition: Pedagogies that Foster Student Agency and Writing Identity.” She answered questions about her new book in an interview with the Communique.
Every year the Fall semester gets off to an early start with pre-term courses. In fact some courses have finished before the official Fall term even begins. This week Eric Billmeyer, Senior Instructor of Geography & Environmental Studies, not only finished teaching LAS’s first course of the Fall 2020 semester during a pandemic, but he took his students out into the field.Continue reading “Fall 2020 Begins: The Semester of Social Distancing & Masks”
Dr. Lynn Vidler, Dean of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences (LAS), recently presented a webinar for incoming students and their parents. Dean Vidler provided an overview of our majors, our core educational model, and also earning trends for graduates with the majors we offer. They also answered questions submitted during the webinar about the Fall 2020 term and strategies for succeeding in online courses. You can watch a recording of the webinar to get up to speed on our College and what the Fall 2020 term will look like.
The Center for Student Research recently announced the 2020 Undergraduate Research Academy (URA) Awardees. LAS was very well represented, our faculty and students making up 80% of the awardees.Continue reading “LAS Students and Faculty Take Part in Undergraduate Research Academy”
Dean Vidler shared the following by email to the LAS Community on July 22, 2020:
If there’s anything that the current pandemic and social upheaval have shown us, it’s that cutting-edge research is absolutely critical to support public wellbeing and progress.Continue reading “Why Research Matters in LAS”