Campus Program Wins Innovation Award

    UCSD’s Express to Success Program has been presented with
    the 2007 Innovative Program Award by the National Association of Student
    Personnel Administrators Region VI.

    Designed to enhance students’ confidence in public speaking,
    improve interpersonal communication and nurture leadership skills, the program
    will be honored at the NASPA 2007 Regional Conference on Nov. 2 in Las Vegas.

    “The objective of ETS is to give participants the necessary
    skills to be successful UCSD students and to continue that success in
    graduate/professional school, full-time employment and/or other person
    endeavors beyond college,” ETS Director Sara Henry said in a press
    release.

    ETS offers many services to UCSD students, including
    one-time workshops, quarterly seminars, yearlong programs, tailored programs
    for international and graduate students and an advanced peer educator
    program.

    The Innovative Program Award is given to an institution or
    individual that enriches campus life and aids in community development and the
    growth of staff, students, faculty. Innovation and creativity are significant
    criteria in selecting recipients of the award.

    As the leading professional association for student affairs
    administrators in higher education, NASPA serves as the voice for student
    affairs administration, policy and practice and supports the commitment to
    integrate student life and learning.

    “Year after year, major employers that recruit heavily on
    college campuses list communication skills as the most important attribute top
    candidates bring to the workplace,” Andrew T. Ceperley, director of the UCSD
    Career Services Center, said in a press release.


    UCSD Medical Center CEO Chosen for FCC

    Richard J. Liekweg, chief executive officer of the UCSD Medical
    Center, was appointed to the Joint Advisory Committee of the Federal
    Communications Commission, announced university officials on Oct. 19.

    As delegated by the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, the
    committee’s purpose is to evaluate the communications capabilities of emergency
    medical and public health facilities. The joint committee must submit results
    from their assessment to Congress by Feb. 4, 2008.

    The committee is comprised of 25 members appointed by FCC
    Chairman Kevin J. Martin and U.S. Commerce Department Assistant Secretary for
    Communications John M.R. Kneur.

    “Effective and timely communication is a vital component of
    meeting health care needs of our communities, especially during an emergency or
    disaster,” Liekweg said in a press release.
    “This is a wonderful opportunity to share best practices and assess
    emerging technologies that will foster efficient, timely and safe care every
    day, as well as in those critical times when we must rely on our emergency
    communication systems.”

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