GES 1010 students doing some socially distant field work along Fountain Creek…masks on of course.

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.

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Dr. David Weiss

Dr. David Weiss, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemisty, will be the President of the UCCS Faculty Assembly for the 2020-21 academic year. The UCCS Communique recently featured Professor Weiss, his leadership style, and his priorities in an article titled “Faculty Assembly to prioritize safety, equitable teaching evaluations for 2020-21 academic year,” written by Anna Squires.

Dr. Chip Benight

Psychology Professor Charles (“Chip”) Benight was recently featured in multiple UCCS Communique articles. “Benight on resilience: We’re going to get through this” discusses the newly formed National Institute for Human Resilience, which Dr. Benight directs. In “Seven steps to creating resilience during a pandemic,” Dr. Benight provides 5 concrete steps anyone can take to deal with the current situation. Both articles were written by Anna Squires.

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.