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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Plans are taking shape for the $58 million UCCS Visual and Performing Arts Center, with roughly a quarter of the funding already raised, design scheduled to be done in early 2014 and the project on track to begin construction in 2015, according to university officials. UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak said that nearly $15 million — […]
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U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is unveiling a bill that would help keep foreign students with high-tech skills in the United States. Bennet says the bill being unveiled Tuesday will create a new category of visas for students graduating with specialties in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. He says the bill will help fill Colorado’s increasing […]
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UCCS is offering a different kind of bachelor’s degree to students interested in working with young children. The Bachelor of Innovation in Inclusive Early Childhood Education is a multi-disciplinary program that will provide students with skills to teach all young children – and includes courses in written and oral communication, problem solving, business, entrepreneurship and […]
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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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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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Colorado has received a $2.9 million grant from the federal government’s “Race to the Top: Early Learning Challenge.” The money will be used during the next four years to accelerate the state’s plan to improve school readiness. The money will increase access to high-quality early learning programs and help develop the capacity of those people, […]
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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will host the 31st annual Colorado Mathematical Olympiad on April 25, said UCCS Spokesman Tom Hutton in a news release this week. During the Olympic-themed math essay competition, 400 students from sixth graders to high school seniors will compete for medals, scholarships and other prizes. “The CMO is a […]
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Philanthropist Lyda Hill has given a $2 million grant to UCCS to help the university study and treat mental health issues in returning war veterans. Hill’s grant will be used to create a Veteran Health and Trauma Clinic inside the university’s Trauma, Health and Hazards Center. “The remarkable vision of Lyda Hill gives us new […]
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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 GOP tax plan has Colorado universities worried about a range of issues, from the future of graduate students and philanthropy to building projects and workforce development. The proposal that’s raised the most vocal opposition from students and universities is a plan to tax tuition waivers, which appears in the...
Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler announced this week that the college has received a $5 million commitment from an anonymous donor to support a renovation of its Tutt Library. The commitment is the largest outright gift to the college from a living individual to date. Plans for the library renovation, which will total $45 million, […]
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