COB Connection - January 2021

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College of Business Faculty & Staff, 

It is a new year and a new semester in the College of Business! As we turn the calendar to 2021, it carries with it the familiar sense of possibility, growth and development that a new year brings. Like we did in 2020, we will support each other during difficult times, remain steadfast in our commitment to student success and look for the promise of on-campus experiences in the upcoming year. Spring 2021 is shaping up to be a busy and exciting semester, and I hope you can join us for many of our upcoming events.  

Next week, we will meet for our College of Business Spring Retreat & Department Updates meeting on Friday, February 5th, 2021 on Microsoft Teams. I look forward to seeing you all virtually and hearing updates from our department leads. 

Virtual Career Networking Night is on March 2nd, an opportunity for students to network with employers and discuss potential career and internship positions. Students will need to register through Handshake to book networking sessions with employers. Learn more about the event here. Earlier in the semester, the Career Development Center will be hosting Military and Veteran-tailored networking events on February 2nd. Students are encouraged to register on Mountain Lion Connect.    

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program is currently recruiting undergraduate and graduate participants for the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Consortium Case Competition. Students will have the opportunity to apply their principle-based ethical decision-making skills to a panel of business professionals on April 16th. This event is sponsored by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS College of Business and it is a great opportunity for students to apply their business knowledge and critical thinking skills in a friendly competition. Learn more here.  

2021 is a special year for the College of Business as we recognize Dr. Don Warrick for 50 years at UCCS. Dr. Warrick is an award-winning educator, consultant, and author, and he has made a lasting impact on the entire UCCS community. We are very proud to recognize Dr. Warrick for his lifetime of achievements at UCCS. We look forward to commemorating this milestone with several events in Spring and Summer 2021. Please look for virtual event invitations in the near future.  

We are also proud to honor Phil and Ann Winslow of Winslow BMW of Colorado Springs at our 2021 Lifetime Entrepreneurship Award celebration. Phil and Ann are both outstanding business leaders, devoted philanthropists, and they have been integral to the automobile industry in Colorado Springs since 1961. A small gesture to honor a lifetime of service, we are proud to recognize the Winslows with this award.  

As with most major events in 2021, we are determining the best platform to recognize our honorees. You will hear additional information on the date, time, and delivery very soon. In the meantime, I encourage you to learn more about the honorees and the LEA award at  

I wish you all a happy and prosperous 2021!

Warmest Regards,

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Karen S. Markel, Ph.D.,

Dean, UCCS College of Business

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