On the Horizon – November 30, 2012

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Dec. 1

UCCS guest artist

Internationally acclaimed composer Pamela Madsen will visit the University of Colorado Colorado Springs as a guest artist in residence. Madsen, associate professor of composition, music theory and music technology at California State University-Fullerton, will participate in a free program at 7:30 p.m. in the Centennial Hall auditorium; she will present “Sound Crossing: From the Singing of the Waves into the Heart of the Earth Image-Music-Text.”

Dec. 4

CC transportation plan input

Colorado College will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. in Slocum Hall, 130 E. Cache La Poudre St., to receive input on the college’s study of pedestrian, motorist and bicyclist safety and mobility plan. The college contracted local firm N.E.S. Inc. to lead a seven-month transportation master plan study, which will analyze current travel patterns and make recommendations for future improvements. The public is invited to an open house for an overview of the study planning process and to provide input on transportation issues affecting those traveling through and around the campus.

CC lecture

Robert M. Solow, professor emeritus of economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will discuss “Why is unemployment so high?” at 7:30 p.m. in Gates Common Room, third floor, of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. The lecture is free. Solow was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize in economic sciences for his contributions to theories of economic growth.

Computer class

In Excel I, learn how to create, manipulate and format a basic spreadsheet from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Penrose Library. The class uses Excel 2007. Walk-ins welcome.

Dec. 5

State of the Region

Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance will host the 2012 State of the Region luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Antlers Hilton, Heritage Ballroom. Amy Lathen, chair of the Board of the El Paso County Commissioners, is the keynote speaker and will highlight the accomplishments and challenges of the year. Cost is $35 for member investors and $40 for non members. Deadline is Nov. 30. For details call 884-2832.

Community Engagement Conference

Falcon School District 49 and IntelliTec Medical Institute are hosting a Community Engagement Conference from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sand Creek High School, 7005 N. Carefree Circle. The conference is for students, parents, educators, business entrepreneurs and interested residents, and the discussion will revolve around how to utilize community resources, innovations and mentors. For details call 495-1160 or email Mary Katungu at mkatungu@d49.org.

Dec. 6

Startup Colorado Springs speaker series

Brad Feld, of the Foundry Group and author of Startup Communities, will kick off the first in a six-month series of talks hosted by Startup Colorado Springs, an entrepreneurial group. Feld will speak at 7:30 a.m. at Epicentral, 409 N. Tejon Street, Suite 106. He will speak for 30 minutes and take questions for 30 minutes. Startup Colorado Springs will give away signed copies of Feld’s book. RSVP at http://meetup.com/opencoffeeclub.

Dec. 11

EPIIC Night

El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization will host EPIIC Night at 5:30 p.m. at UCCS, University Center. Guest speaker is Peter Bryant, partner with Clareo Partners and senior fellow at the Kellogg Innovation Network. Bryant is an executive business strategist with more than 30 years experience developing and driving high-growth strategies for companies in the U.S., Asia Pacific and Europe. He will discuss business growth through innovation. To RSVP, call 255-5215.

Dec. 15

Computer class

An Excel II class will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Penrose Library. Participants will learn more complex formatting, charts, formulas and sorting of an Excel worksheet. Prerequisites: completion of Excel I.