Pikes Peak Community College received $1 million from the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation June 29, its largest single gift in 48 years of operation. The grant will be used to renovate PPCC’s Downtown Studio Campus and to create a portal into downtown Colorado Springs at 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Construction will begin this […]
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Gov. John Hickenlooper, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers and Neal Lane, a former chancellor who advised President Bill Clinton will be honored guests at a Dec. 3 celebration of UCCS’s 50th anniversary celebration. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. today in Berger Hall, UCCS faculty, staff and community leaders including Hickenlooper, Suthers and members of the Colorado legislative delegation, will gather […]
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Area college commencements can mean a sizeable economic injection to the hospitality industry. Many businesses, from Monument to the south end of Colorado Springs, have seen a significant increase in customers the past couple weeks. Some of that is simply due to warming weather and the inevitable spike in tourists. But it’s difficult to deny […]
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Pam Shockley-Zalabak, chancellor of UCCS for 15 years and part of the local University of Colorado campus for the past four decades as a faculty member and administrator, is retiring as of Feb. 15, 2017. The announcement was made online late Friday by CU President Bruce Benson, who said Shockley-Zalabak had informed him in the […]
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Online graduate programs in business, engineering and nursing at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs are among the best in the nation, according to the editors of U.S. News and World Report. “Online education provides a valuable alternative to individuals seeking career advancement while often balancing work and family responsibilities,” Venkat Reddy, assistant vice chancellor, […]
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Talk of the UCCS Visual and Performing Arts Center has been relatively quiet since last year, when the university announced plans to build the sprawling cultural complex. Word of a Trader Joe’s moving into the nearby University Village Colorado and of other major projects on the Cragmor Campus have overshadowed the planning phase for the […]
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Atlas Preparatory School began developing Colorado Springs’ workforce years ago. The nonprofit public charter school launched to help grow the community from the ground up, student by student. Efforts target children from low-income families, and the teachers work individually with each student, instructing them in both academic and life lessons to prepare them for adulthood. […]
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The only things bigger than the bites on a Cush brothers fishing trip are the ideas. “Some beer, sunshine and time on a boat and it all came together,” said David Cush, the San Francisco-based CEO of Virgin America airlines. “It was like a lightning strike,” added his brother, Patrick Cush. “Let’s start an entrepreneurial […]
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Once home to a movie theater, and then to MCI, Tiffany Square will have a new tenant once a $1 million remodel is complete.
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When Glenn Gustafson visits his sister in Falcon, the rows of toy-cluttered lawns remind him of the steady stream of children who enroll in District 49 schools every year. As chief financial officer for neighboring School District 11, Gustafson says the growth in student numbers requires more per-pupil funding from the state — but the […]
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The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation will temporarily house the Pikes Peak Children’s Museum within its Discovery Center. The space at the Discovery Center will allow the Children’s Museum to host traveling exhibits and bring “world class children’s museum experiences to Pikes Peak region families and visitors,” according to a news release issued Tuesday by both organizations. […]
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By Lorna Gutierrez A LEGO robotics kit. Check. An interactive projector. Check. Supercomputers complete with CAD programs. Check. All these, as well as 3D printers, do-it-yourself electrical projects and tablets loaded with simulators, make up the beginning inventory of the new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) facility located at the E.A. Tutt Boys & […]
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