On the Horizon – October 12, 2012

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Oct. 15

WWII Japanese internment camp display

The lives of Japanese Americans kept in a southeastern Colorado camp during WWII will be remembered in an exhibit at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Oct. 15-Nov.5. “Connecting the Pieces: Dialogues from the Amache Archaeology Collection” will be displayed at the Heller Center for Arts & Humanities in the studio gallery. An opening reception is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Heller Studio. The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.

Oct. 16

New York Times reporter at CC

Michael Cieply, a media correspondent who covers Hollywood for The New York Times, will talk about his work in a lecture titled “The Arts and The Times” at 6 p.m. in Gaylord Hall on the main floor of the Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Cieply joined The Times as movie editor in 2004. Previously, he worked for The Los Angeles Times, Forbes Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Before becoming a journalist, he was a film and television producer and production executive with various companies, including ABC, Columbia, Disney, Fox, Universal, and United Airlines. The lecture will be preceded by a reception at 4 p.m. in the Main Space in the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. Both events are free and open to the public.

Excellence in Local Industry Awards

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization will host the 7th annual Excellence in Local Industry Awards at 5 p.m. at The Broadmoor. All winners will be announced at the event. Event attendees will choose the winner in one award category via real-time “Text to Vote” selection. Cost, $25. Call 635-1551 or 471-8183 for details.

Government to Business Outreach

Colorado PTAC hosts Government to Business Outreach from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut St. Room 252. The meeting is an opportunity for businesses to meet Colorado Springs-area Department of Defense small business specialists. The event is free. For details call 434-3470.

PR Boot Camp

Colorado PTAC hosts “Tactics, Tips and Tricks — PR Boot Camp” from 1 to 3 p.m. at Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut St. Room 252. Participants will hear from public relations experts with government experience on the value of investing in public relations strategies, programs and tools when seeking government contract work. For details call 434-3470.

Oct. 17

Tax class

The Colorado Department of Revenue offers a free tax class from 1 to 4 p.m. on the laws surrounding state sales and use taxes. This class is for new and current businesses, taxpayers considering opening a business, tax preparers consulting with clients on this topic, and/or those who need a refresher course on sales/use tax law. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required at www.TaxSeminars.state.co.us

Oct. 18

Conflict Resolution Conference

The 7th annual Conflict Resolution Conference is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut Street. Steve Chavez, director of Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, Civil Rights Division, is the keynote speaker. Cost is $25 and includes refreshments and lunch. Reservations can be made at www.blacktie-colorado.com/RSVP using the event code: BBBSC1018.

Oct. 19

Manufacturing forum

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and Pikes Peak Community College will host the third-quarter Pikes Peak Regional Manufacturing Consortium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at PPCC, Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Topics include PPCC workforce training programs, updates on the Veterans Initiative for National Sustainment, Colorado Springs Utilities resources for manufacturers and an open Q/A segment. RSVP to Shawn at sdahlberg@springsbusinessalliance.com or call 884-2832.

Oct. 24

Author Charles Lee visits UCCS

Charles Lee, author of “Good Idea. Now What: How to Move Ideas to Execution,” will speak at 7 p.m. in University Center, Room 303, on the UCCS campus. The event is free and open to the public. Lee will discuss practical principles, ethics, values and clear actionable steps for implementation by idea makers in this special Chancellor’s Leadership Class seminar. Lee is the founder of Ideation Consultancy.

Oct. 25

Mission Marketing: Public Relations for Nonprofits

The Penrose Library hosts a public relations for nonprofit workshop, part of the Funding Building Blocks series, from 8 to 10 a.m. Participants will learn to make the most of publicity efforts by building them around a mission, learn how to write press releases, make media contacts and develop a publicity strategy that will highlight nonprofit organizations.

Oct. 30

Sports Hall of Fame banquet

The Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame annual banquet and induction ceremony will be at 6 p.m. at World Arena. The event includes a reception and sports silent auction. For reservations for tables or seats, call Cara Jorgensen at the Sports Corp. 634-7333, ext. 1007 or email cara@thesportscorp.org Prices: $2,500 for a VIP table of 10 seats; $1,000 for a patron table of 10 seats; $250 for a VIP seat; and $100 for a patron seat.

Nov. 2

Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival

Tickets are on sale for the 25th annual Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival Nov. 2 – 4 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. The festival opens Nov. 2 with the award-winning film “Trash Dance.” Full festival pass is $125. Opening night gala is $65. Weekend pass is $70. Saturday pass is $40. For a schedule go to www.rmwfilmfest.org. For tickets, call 226-0450.

Nov. 8

CASA 4-1-1 Night

Learn how to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate and assist children in their court cases of abuse, neglect or severe domestic conflict. CASA 4-1-1 Night is at 5:30 p.m., 701 S. Cascade Ave. For more information contact Kelly at 447-9898, ext. 1033 or visit www.casappr.org.

Nov. 9

Newborn Hope luncheon

Newborn Hope will celebrate 40 years of serving Colorado at its luncheon and fashion show at The Broadmoor. The Scott McKechnie family will be featured at the event. For details visit www.newbornhope.org.

PVG entrepreneurs’ breakfast

Peak Venture Group hosts a breakfast meeting from 6:30 to 9 a.m. at the Garden of the Gods Club, 3320 Mesa Road. Keynote speakers are father and son Brian and Paul Hegarty. Brian was co-founder of Signal Processing Technologies, a spin-out from Honeywell, and co-founder of NVX Corp., which developed industry technology for manufacturing flash memories. Paul was hired by Steve Jobs to help start NeXT. Later, he co-founded a software company and now teaches at Stanford University. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. For details go to www.peakventure.org.