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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Last week — and at the last minute — Colorado legislators passed the School Finance Act (SB-296) to increase public school funding by $262 million for about 1,800 public schools and 905,000 students. Waiting until the final day of the 2017 General Assembly, both the Senate and House approved the funding to meet the higher […]
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The University of Colorado Boulder’s Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship this fall will pilot a new Entrepreneurs In Residence program to bring mentorship to students and allow entrepreneurs domestically and from around the world to be part of Colorado’s vibrant startup community. The program joins an array of established startup resources at […]
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The Department of Labor and Employment is joining forces with several government agencies this month, including community organizations and nonprofits to produce a Military and Veterans Employment Expo. All veterans, particularly those soon to be discharged and those recently separated are encouraged to attend. The Military and Veterans Employment Expo is structured to be several days […]
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Innovation has long been a buzzword in business. But even before businesses are formed, local higher education institutions are finding new ways to make sure graduates have the skills the Colorado Springs business community needs — both to guarantee a properly trained workforce and to retain graduates in the local business community. “We’re all in […]
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Everest University Online has laid off 105 employees at its Colorado Springs contact center, amid months of state and federal investigations into the business practices of the online school’s parent company, Corinthian Colleges Inc. Despite ongoing legal inquiries, the Santa Ana, Calif.-based corporation blames the downsizing on slowing enrollment across the industry, according to Kent […]
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Taryn Duncan credits her love of sports to a childhood filled with opening days at Coors Field with her dad. She would go on to play prep softball and, while it was the team at UCCS that caught the Littleton native’s attention, it was the school’s sports management program that earned her devotion. Duncan, 24, […]
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Not often do eighth-graders write a book, and if they do, it’s less likely they’ll get paid for it. But the former eighth graders in Nick Noland’s honors English class at Manitou Middle School did just that. A business plan started by parent and newspaperman John Weiss ended with the Manitou kids, now ninth-graders, netting […]
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A $400,000 grant from Lockheed Martin Corp. has established the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. Dedicated in a ceremony at the Space Foundation Discovery Center Tuesday, the LMSEC will benefit school children and educators, including schools serving large concentrations of low-income and at-risk children, according to a news release […]
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Colorado Springs is home to three top colleges, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best Colleges rankings. The U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado College and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs all made the list of the best in the country. The U.S. Air Force Academy tied the U.S. Naval Academy as […]
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When the Pikes Peak Library District opens its new branch near the city’s northern edge in June, Colorado Springs will welcome a facility that administrators say is unlike any other in the region. “It’s not just a building,” said PPLD Executive Director Paula Miller. “We’re changing the way we deliver public library service in several […]
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Several girls gathered to the west of the giant, muddy puddle that had formed just outside the boundaries of Sondermann Park, where the sounds of Interstate 25 are all but lost alongside the gurgle of Mesa Creek. “I’m not touching any mud,” one said, matter-of-factly. “Me either,” was the response. All of that changed. The […]
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