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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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PPCC leads local Kauffman-Ice House charge

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PPCC leads local Kauffman-Ice House charge

Envision a future in which all incoming community college students study entrepreneurialism, learning to think creatively and bring a culture of innovation to the workforce. Pikes Peak Community College is working with three national organizations to make that a reality. Missouri-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative and Clifton Taulbert’s Building Community Institute… Continue Reading PPCC leads local Kauffman-Ice House charge

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UCCS receives $50K grant to further geographic education

The UCCS Colorado Geographic Alliance received an inaugural collaborative planning grant of $50,000 from the National Geographic Education Foundation. The grant — one of three awarded to members of the Network of Alliances for Geographic Education — will help to further “creative, forward-thinking concepts and ideas in support of the teaching and learning of geography,”… Continue Reading UCCS receives $50K grant to further geographic education

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Early Colleges expands at home and elsewhere

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Early Colleges expands at home and elsewhere

Colorado Springs Early Colleges, a charter high school system led by City Council President Keith King, partnered with a national nonprofit earlier this month to purchase the Springs Business Park for $6.7 million. “This will enable us to serve more kids here in Colorado Springs,” said King, administrator of Early Colleges. “By us buying this… Continue Reading Early Colleges expands at home and elsewhere

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USAFA to host character, leadership conference

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USAFA to host character, leadership conference

The 21st Annual National Character and Leadership Symposium will take place from Feb. 26 to Feb. 28 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The National Character and Leadership Symposium brings together distinguished scholars, military leaders, corporate executives, world-class athletes and others to explore a character-related theme. This year’s theme is Character Overcoming Conflict: Individual Stories,… Continue Reading USAFA to host character, leadership conference

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