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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs, exemplified in spotlights from the CLAS Deans' Notes, a bi-weekly e-newsletter. Stories below are from the current issue of the newsletter and offer some of our most timely and important coverage.

CLAS Deans' Notes News | December 4, 2014

Call for Nominations: 2015 CLAS Outstanding Staff Award

An annual award within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the CLAS Outstanding Staff Award recognizes a single staff member who demonstrates outstanding leadership, ability, initiative and/or achievement. These contributions must provide a significant benefit specifically for CLAS at the downtown Denver campus. The recipient will receive a $500 cash award, presented by the Dean and the nominating employee(s) at the Dean’s Reception this spring.

Eligibility: The competition is open to all permanent classified, exempt professional, PRA, Sr. PRA and Research Associate staff members currently employed by CLAS, both part-time and full-time. The individual must have been employed as a permanent staff member within the college for at least 12 consecutive months. Employees may not win the award in two consecutive years.

Nomination Process: Eligible employees must be nominated using the CLAS Outstanding Staff Nomination form. Nominations must be submitted electronically to

The deadline for nominations is Monday, February 2, 2015.

Call for Applications: Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education Annual Conference Scholarships

The Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences is proud to co-sponsor Colorado's 15th annual Advancing Environmental Education Conference taking place on Friday, March 27-Saturday, March 28, 2015 on Auraria Campus in Denver. The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education has a limited number of scholarships available for students and faculty to attend in exchange for volunteer time. Click here for more information and to apply.

Applications are due January 19, 2015.

SAVE THE DATE: Refresher Course on Title IX Issues

Jan 27
9:00 - 10:00 am
Terrace Room (Lawrence Street Center 2nd floor)

The U.S. Department of Justice released a report about sexual harassment and other Title IX issues on U.S. college campuses, in which the CU system was named. As part of the system’s response, we are being asked to facilitate conversations about Title IX issues on our campuses. And so, to make sure that everyone is up to date on best practices, Legal Counsel will be providing a refresher course on these issues. All college faculty and staff are being asked to attend. Please contact the CLAS Dean's Office (303) 556-2557 should you have any questions regarding this session.