Laura Martinez Chandler

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).

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Sherry Marshall, Instructor, Department of Sociology

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!

Karson Horan”

Our thanks to Karson for sending this, and for permission to post it to the news feed.

Robert von Dassanowsky

Dr. Robert von Dassanowsky, Professor of German and of Film Studies, was recently named a CU Distinguished Professor. Read more in the Communique.

Dr. von Dassanowwsky joins the following Distinguished Professors in LAS:

  • Robert Camley, physics and energy science, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Zbigniew Celinski, physics and energy science, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Paul Harvey, history, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Thomas Pyszczynski, psychology, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Thomas Wynn, anthropology, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Dr. Magdalene Lim, Director, UCCS Aging Center

The UCCS Aging Center, housed within the Department of Psychology, has been awarded $247,141 by NextFifty Initiative to fund its one year project called “Next Steps: Identifying Barriers and Optimizing Independence of At-Risk Seniors.” Read more in the Communique story, “UCCS Aging Center receives NextFifty Initiative grant to advance independence for at-risk seniors,” written by Jared Verner.

The Aging Center is featured in the Indy Give campaign: UCCS Aging Center IndyGive page.