News Briefs: Jan. 30

January 30, 2018

UCCS online and graduate programs rank nationally

    The UCCS undergraduate online program and five of the online graduate programs were recognized for online educational programs in the U.S. News & World Report, published Jan. 9.

    The UCCS criminal justice graduate program ranked no. 25 nationally among all other public institutions. The master’s in business administration ranked no. 43, the nursing graduate program ranked no. 47, engineering graduate program ranked no. 51, the education graduate program ranked no. 68 and the UCCS online undergraduate program ranked no. 87 nationally.

    Including information on student engagement, faculty credentials, student services, peer reputation and admission, the reports releases the rankings as part of a consumer guide for the best colleges, graduate programs and online programs.


27-foot climbing wall opens

    A climbing wall decked in the university’s colors, gold, black and silver, had its grand opening at the annual Wellness Revolution at the Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center Jan. 24.

    Able to accomodate over 500 climbers a day, the rock wall has six climbing lanes with varying difficulty, and the lanes will be updated every three to four weeks.

    Outfitted with auto belay systems, manufactured by TrueBlue, visitors are able to climb as much as they want without a partner holding the other end of the rope.

    An improvement from the previous climbing wall of just 400 square-feet, the new climbing wall sports over 1000 square-feet of climbing space.


Student Experience key point of February Chancellor’s Town Hall

    Vice Chancellor of Student Success Sentwali Bakari will be focusing his February town hall around the changing needs of students in the late 2010s.

    Focusing on holding a conversation between administration and students and staff rather than a lecture, the Feb. 13 meeting will be a place for attendees to share their expectations of and experience at UCCS.

    Starting at 10 a.m., faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the town hall, and reservations are not required.


Compiled by Isaiah Cordova

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