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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The Air Force Academy is ranked No.1  in the nation by high school guidance counselors and second in the nation by  aeronautical and astronautical engineers. Those were just two among many other top-tier rankings the Academy claimed in  U.S. News & World Report’s Best College Rankings for 2012. The high school counselor rankings category was added […]
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Higher education enrollment rates in the U.S. continued to trend downward for the third consecutive year in fall 2014, according to recent reports, and experts are pointing to an improved economy as the culprit. A report published last month by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center illustrated the nuances of the estimated 1.3 percent decline […]
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Ent Federal Credit Union will sign a 15-year marketing and operating agreement with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs today that will include naming rights for the school’s soon-to-be constructed visual and performing arts center, according to a UCCS news release. The agreement, which UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak and Ent CEO Randy Bernstein will sign on campus at […]
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The University of Colorado, as it tries to find ways to end the annual and unsanctioned smoke-out on campus, has turned to other universities that are also plagued with large gatherings on 4/20. And while CU officials and student leaders say there are lessons to be learned from how other schools handle 4/20 events, they […]
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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs announced an executive from aerospace firm Northrop Grumman will visit the Colorado Springs campus Wednesday to present the school a $70,000 grant. Dan Verwiel, vice president and general manager of the company’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense division, will be presenting the research grant for faculty-led research to Chancellor […]
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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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Now students enrolled in Pikes Peak Community College’s advanced manufacturing program can receive additional financial support for devising new and creative methods, ideas and products. The Entelechy Award, funded by The Richard Petritz Foundation, will provide up to two students a year $4,150 to cover tuition, book and course-supply expenses. PPCC is in the process of […]
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Peak Aviation Center, through the acquisition of two aircraft over the past several months, has grown rapidly to become the county’s largest civilian flight instruction school. Since beginning in 2006 with four employees and 2,000 annual flight training hours, owners Allen Mathews and Pat Carlile have grown the operation to 16 employees, 4,000 flight training […]
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It was one year ago this month that Peyton School District Superintendent Tim Kistler hosted an open house to show off his brand new, state-of-the-art woodworking shop. He invited educators and manufacturers from around the Pikes Peak region to see how public education and industry could work together to stimulate the economy, provide kids with […]
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The U.S. Air Force Academy is looking to cash in on its entrepreneurial spirit. For more than a half-century, the Academy has been a hotbed of research and development for all manner of technology — related to military and commercial applications — and is now looking to this innovation for potential revenue streams. “What we’re […]
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New facilities, hope for more aid boost higher-ed Colleges and universities in Colorado Springs continue to plan and bring to life major projects on campuses throughout the city, while continuing to deal with the shift of budgetary burden. UCCS will open its Lane Center and continue the planning of its Visual and Performing Arts Center. […]
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