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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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Thirion looks at business world from PPCC role

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Thirion looks at business world from PPCC role

After graduating from Doherty High School, Rod Thirion earned three degrees, worked in a variety of industries and owned a restaurant/bar in Denver. But while teaching his first class — the first night — at Pikes Peak Community College, Thirion knew he’d found his niche. Recently, he took time to tell the Business Journal in… Continue Reading Thirion looks at business world from PPCC role

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Business: Manitou teens write book on it

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Business: Manitou teens write book on it

Not often do eighth-graders write a book, and if they do, it’s less likely they’ll get paid for it. But the former eighth graders in Nick Noland’s honors English class at Manitou Middle School did just that. A business plan started by parent and newspaperman John Weiss ended with the Manitou kids, now ninth-graders, netting… Continue Reading Business: Manitou teens write book on it

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CC receives $800,000 grant

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation gave Colorado College an $800,000 grant to support its strategic plan. The grant–to be used during the next four years– is the largest the college has received from the foundation. The award will allow the college to strengthen its signature Block Plan, launched in 1970, in which students study one… Continue Reading CC receives $800,000 grant

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UCCS scores top 50 ranking for women in STEM

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The College Database recently ranked UCCS one of the top 50 colleges in the nation for advancing women in science, technology, engineering and math. Among public and private universities, UCCS ranked 50th for the number of women enrolled in STEM programs by the San Francisco-based College Database. UCCS and CU Denver were the only Colorado universities… Continue Reading UCCS scores top 50 ranking for women in STEM

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