Posts Tagged ‘Graduate School’


Rachel Cline (MSc, Health Promotion, 2012) was born and raised in Broomfield, Colorado.   Rachel earned her BS in Health Care Science in 2010, and loved the faculty and community of UCCS so much, she decided to stay and pursue her Master’s degree in Health Promotion. As part of her graduate capstone project, she implemented the American College of Sports Medicine’s national initiative entitled “Exercise is Medicine on Campus“.  It was  tailored to the UCCS campus and became the “Exercise is Medicine with Altitude” campaign. The main goal of this campaign was to educate the UCCS community on the many (more…)


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Sarah and her husband, Mathkar, are International Graduate Students from Saudi Arabia in the UCCS Master of Public Administration program. Prior to being accepted at UCCS, they spent 14 months studying English at Spring International Language Center in Denver, and fell in love with the area and people in Colorado. Coloradoans “are friendly, helpful, and respect my culture – especial what I wear,” said Sarah. Sarah is a Muslim woman who chooses to wear the hijab and niqab, a religious veil and cloth worn for modesty and obedience to God.

Mecca City - the holiest city in the religion of Islam

Mecca City – the holiest city in the religion of Islam


This is their first semester at UCCS and they have noticed that Graduate programs in both countries have similar teaching methodology and focus more on written assignments than exams.  Sarah adds that Saudi students who receive scholarships “prefer to study in the U.S. and other countries, in which they speak English, because they want to acquire the language and benefit from their experience in Western countries,” making them more competitive than their colleagues with Graduate degrees from Saudi Universities. This is especially the case in the medical and technological fields. (more…)

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Hogwarts Grad

I’m still waiting for an owl to bring me my acceptance letter to Hogwarts.  I know you may think it’s strange that I have a trunk packed with quills, potion books and school robes, but certainly I’m not the only one out there who would jump (or fly) at the chance to attend this esteemed School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (more…)

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You’re a graduate student?  In the words of Dr. Suess, “Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!

With books in your arms, you are loaded and ready,
Let the adventure called grad school begin!

There are students and more students everywhere,
Students in PJs, students in suits, and even more students wearing their boots. (more…)

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Many would say that the secret to success is gratitude.  In honor of Thanksgiving, here are a few of our favorite gratitude quotes:

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson (more…)

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One frightful evening in October, ghosts and goblins alike drifted into the Graduate School office.  In place of a hallway, a graveyard now laid peppered with headstones.  Creepy sounds and music filled the air as students, professors and staff joined the creepy soiree.  The eyeball punch beckoned everyone to taste.  Spook-tacular costumes and bewitching conversation ensued as friends and goblins united for a Happy Halloween open house.

UCCS Graduate School Halloween Open House 2012

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Aerial Footage – Fall 2012

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