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Pam Shockley-Zalabak wrote the book on strategic communication. In fact, she wrote eight books. Shockley-Zalabak is a small-town Oklahoma girl who studied organizational communication and then put her research into practice at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where she has been chancellor for 10 years. In that time, UCCS has transformed from a […]
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The Neumann Education Foundation received a boost in support this week, when all the superintendents at school districts in El Paso County signed a resolution for the nonprofit. Founded by Dave Neumann, a former Air Force Academy professor and owner of Neumann Systems Group, the nonprofit wants to put iPads in the hands of all […]
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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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The amount of delinquent student loans was $3 billion during the first two months of the year, an increase of more than 36 percent from a year ago, said the latest National Consumer Trends Report form Equifax. Balances in bankruptcy cases remained level at $.5 billion, according to the report. The increase in derogatory or […]
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The attention of 27 students from Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo high schools is fixed on computer screens in the Pikes Peak Community College classroom at the Catalyst Campus. The students are working on their first task in a weeklong cyber boot camp: learning to open images in two operating systems and make changes using […]
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No matter what type of business you are in, continued training is essential to success. Companies are experiencing a powerful movement in the workforce with the Baby Boomer generation retiring and a new generation entering the workforce. As the Boomers leave, they take with them valuable skill-sets, experience and years of training and education. Incoming […]
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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs engineering students will start designing parts for electric cars beginning in the fall of 2012. UCCS and University of Colorado Boulder faculty will join forces to teach courses in the design and implementation of electric vehicle drivetrains to new and retraining engineers. The university faculties won a five-year $954,000 grant […]
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According to a news release sent by Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, an ongoing health and wellness partnership with the health system “resulted in astounding savings of approximately $1.9 million for Colorado Springs School District 11 in 2014.” That data came from the district’s most recent health management overview, the release stated. In 2012, BEST Health Plan […]
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After graduating from Doherty High School, Rod Thirion earned three degrees, worked in a variety of industries and owned a restaurant/bar in Denver. But while teaching his first class — the first night — at Pikes Peak Community College, Thirion knew he’d found his niche. Recently, he took time to tell the Business Journal in […]
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After months of uncertainty and pressure from the federal government to wind down its operations, for-profit university system Corinthian Colleges Inc. has contracted to sell 56 of its U.S. schools, including two in Colorado Springs. The California-based company made the announcement Nov. 20 that it has agreed to sell the campuses and their assets for […]
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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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Colorado College graduate Cynthia Lowen will tell her story of what it was like to make the much-talked-about documentary “Bully,” which details the effects of bullying in school. The lecture is at 2 p.m., May 6, in Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. Lowen is the writer and producer of the documentary, which […]
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