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Catamount Institute takes classroom outdoors

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… Continue Reading Catamount Institute takes classroom outdoors

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Graduations helpful for hospitality industry

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… Continue Reading Graduations helpful for hospitality industry

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Veterans employment expo comes to COS

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Veterans employment expo comes to COS

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… Continue Reading Veterans employment expo comes to COS

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PPCC challenges students to think like entrepreneurs

Gary Schoeniger’s vision of bringing entrepreneurialism to the masses keeps growing every month, and an integral piece of that vision revolves around Pikes Peak Community College. Schoeniger, founder and CEO of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, along with Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Vice President of Entrepreneurship Thom Ruhe, were at the PPCC Centennial campus this month… Continue Reading PPCC challenges students to think like entrepreneurs

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CU names 2014 President’s Teaching Scholars

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Three University of Colorado system educators, including Business Journal guest columnist Raphael Sassower, have been named 2014 President’s Teaching Scholars. Sassower, a philosophy professor at UCCS, was honored along with Lisa Keranen, graduate studies director for CU Denver’s department of communication, and Helen Norton, associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Colorado School… Continue Reading CU names 2014 President’s Teaching Scholars

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UCCS to host 31st Colorado Mathematical Olympiad

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… Continue Reading UCCS to host 31st Colorado Mathematical Olympiad

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Innovative Library 21c leads PPLD toward new horizons

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… Continue Reading Innovative Library 21c leads PPLD toward new horizons

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Opinion: UCCS shows value of partnerships

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More than 150 people gathered last week in a place most of them had never seen before, except from the outside. But that didn’t stop the crowd from sharing a tangible excitement. They celebrated the opening of the Lane Center for Academic Health Services, a four-story, $18.5 million building just across North Nevada Avenue from… Continue Reading Opinion: UCCS shows value of partnerships

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Agribusiness Association awards aid to five students

The Rocky Mountain Agribusiness Association awarded five scholarships, amounting to nearly $7,000, to students along the Rockies. The association presented its awards–including one to a current UCCS student–during its annual Winter Conference and Trade Show in Denver, according to a news release. The three students who received $1,200 awards are studying agriculture or a related… Continue Reading Agribusiness Association awards aid to five students

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Everest lays off 105 employees from local center

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Everest lays off  105 employees  from local center

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… Continue Reading Everest lays off 105 employees from local center

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