News Briefs

September 26, 2017

Jasmine Nelson

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UCCS plans co-op program with local businesses


    UCCS plans to offer a cooperative program with local businesses that aims to increase UCCS students’ employability after graduation. This program could be available to students as soon as the fall 2018 semester.

    Students would alternate between one year of studying and one year of working full time for a local business in their career field.

    However, this program would lengthen a student’s estimated graduation time; it would take students six or seven years to graduate, according to Chancellor Venkat Reddy.

    Decreased student debt is one benefit of the program that worth the graduation delay worthwhile, said Reddy. This is due to the fact that students would earn more wages working full-time with an employer


New degree proposals offered


    At last week’s University Budget Advisory Committee meeting, several degree programs were pitched by faculty.

    As of this semester, no new degrees are being developed by UCCS, but there are a few ideas in the concept stage, according to Tom Christensen, provost and professor in the Department of Physics and Energy Science.

    Some of these proposals include a Bachelor of Innovation in User Experience, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services and a masters degree in social work.


Campus-wide power outage affects students


    Following an automobile accident near the Cragmoor neighborhood on Sept. 20, the UCCS campus and the surrounding area was left in the dark for about an hour. Power was restored, but the wi-fi remained down for several more hours.

    The Office of Information Technology sent an e-mail later that afternoon stating that multiple services stayed down following the outage.


Equifax security breach could have potential UCCS impact


    The CU Office of Information Security sent an email to the students and employees within the CU system outlining steps to take after the Equifax security breach.

    Some students and employees have been affected by the security breach. CU community members can learn more about the impact of this breach at

    Equifax is offering free identity theft protection to U.S. consumers according to their website, but those who think they are already a victim of identity theft can access a list of steps to take at


Student Clubs, Organizations and Leadership


    The application is open for students to establish new clubs until Oct. 9. This application can be accessed on Mountain Lion Connect.

    A minimum of two club officers and four student participants is required to create a club.Clubs must also have a written description and a constitution.


Parking and Transportation Services


    Parking regulations were last revised Aug. 31 to include new regulations and various fine increases.

    Vehicles can now receive multiple citations for more than one violation, where only one citation could be issued before.

    Students who don’t live on campus are prohibited from parking their car at UCCS for two or more continuous days.