Briefs 1/26/12

Jan 252012

CBS4 News reporter named as director of public affairs and communications at CSU

Mike Hooker, the northern Colorado bureau reporter at Channel 4 in Denver, has been named the new director of public affairs and communications at CSU.

After a national search, Hooker has been chosen out of about 100 applicants to replace Brad Bohlander, who left the university in October.

Hooker is an Emmy-award winning journalist who worked at NBC stations around the country before joining CBS4 News in Denver in 1994.

“Mike is a quintessential storyteller with a passion for building relationships and educating the public in compelling informative ways –– skills that will be hugely beneficial at the university and help propel our communications strategy forward,” said Vice President for External Relations Tom Milligan in a news release.

Hooker, who received his bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Colorado, lives in Fort Collins with his wife and two daughters.

“I’m looking forward to improving on the success the university has had in attracting top-flight students and faculty, continuing the university’s ascent in national ranking and reputation, and leading the change to show Coloradans and our elected leaders the value of investing in higher education,” Hooker said in a press release.

University Art Museum to enter the moody world of the abstract

The CSU Center for the Arts has announced the art of Ellida Schargo von Alten will be on display from Feb. 3 through April 7.

The exhibition, “Textured Interplay: The Abstract Art of Ellida Schargo von Alten, will feature the drawings and pastel paintings from the apex of the artist’s career.

The German artist who remains little known after her death in 1996, began in fashion design, drawing and color theory at Hannover’s School for Applied Art.

On March 2 at 7:15 p.m. and March 27 at 4:40 p.m. curator Eleanor Moseman will give talks in the museum.

The University Art Museum is in the UCA, and general museum hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and admission is free.

Rock the vote –– for your favorite teacher

Who is one of the best teachers you’ve had at CSU?

The Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations to honor those teachers that really made an impact.

The nominations for the CSU Best Teacher Award are due by Feb. 3 at 5 p.m.

Teachers are nominated by students and alumni and are selected by a committee of faculty, students and members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

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