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Report: STEM growth will require more grads

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Report: STEM growth will require more grads

The Colorado Department of Higher Education released Wednesday its second annual Skills for Jobs legislative report, highlighting trends in workforce development and projecting how demand might change the state’s future necessity. Although the report found that the state is meeting its current postsecondary completion quota for STEM–science, technology, engineering and mathematics–professionals entering the workforce, it… Continue Reading Report: STEM growth will require more grads

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UCCS, Northrop Grumman forge partnership

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UCCS, Northrop Grumman forge partnership

International security company Northrop Grumman Corp., a leading contractor in Colorado’s aerospace and defense industry, has named UCCS as one of the company’s Core University Partners. The fellowship of the two Colorado Springs mainstays, announced Tuesday during an event at UCCS, is a strategy to bolster the region’s workforce and an investment in the future… Continue Reading UCCS, Northrop Grumman forge partnership

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21st-century forum draws crowd, teaches

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21st-century forum draws crowd, teaches

The next generation of entrepreneurs, investment bankers, scientists and doctors attended the 21st Century Skills Forum on Jan. 10 at UCCS. About 800 high school students from six local districts, including Woodland Park, converged on the campus to hear keynote speaker Kent Fortune, vice president and general manager of USAA’s Springs campus, and attend two… Continue Reading 21st-century forum draws crowd, teaches

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UCCS ranks high nationally in engineering, nursing

Online graduate programs in business, engineering and nursing at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs are among the best in the nation, according to the editors of U.S. News and World Report. “Online education provides a valuable alternative to individuals seeking career advancement while often balancing work and family responsibilities,” Venkat Reddy, assistant vice chancellor,… Continue Reading UCCS ranks high nationally in engineering, nursing

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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.… Continue Reading New facilities, hope for more aid boost higher-ed

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Year in review: Education

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Year in review: Education

Colleges and universities in this region have had a productive year: Some have started, continued or planned major construction projects, while reinforcing their reputations as community leaders and forward-thinking institutions. They’re not letting piecemeal state and federal funding stop them from continuing as great regional assets.   December 13 PPCC plans downtown expansion The next… Continue Reading Year in review: Education

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CTU launches Concierge Center

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CTU launches Concierge Center

Colorado Technical University officially opened  its new Campus Concierge Center, which will serve as a “one-stop shop” for a wide range of student and faculty needs, according to a CTU marketing representative. “Just as a hotel concierge can help with everything from providing driving directions to booking reservations at the hottest restaurant in town, CTU’s Concierge… Continue Reading CTU launches Concierge Center

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PPCC plans downtown expansion

The next few years should prove productive downtown for Pikes Peak Community College, which is anticipating the launch of a $20 million series of expansion projects that will more than double the size of its center-city campus. PPCC President Lance Bolton said that the school is currently planning a two-phase expansion of its Downtown Studio… Continue Reading PPCC plans downtown expansion

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U.S. News ranks UCCS top for veterans

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The editors of U.S. News & World Report consider UCCS among the best Western regional universities for veterans. Earlier this month, UCCS was ranked 13 among public and private universities in the Western United States on U.S. News’ inaugural Colleges for Veterans list. Regis University in Denver, a private university, also made the list. UCCS was the only public… Continue Reading U.S. News ranks UCCS top for veterans

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Bernanke touts benefits of Junior Achievement’s finance program

Outgoing chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, spoke to a crowd of educators on Wednesday about financial literacy, the economy and the importance of teachers. In a live-streamed event from Washington, D.C., Bernanke oversaw a program billed as a “Teacher Town Hall: 100 Years of the Federal Reserve,” as reported by Michele Molnar in… Continue Reading Bernanke touts benefits of Junior Achievement’s finance program

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