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(Published 1:15 p.m. April 5, 2013) A pocket brain monitoring device, a luxury accessories line and a fresh fish farm using aquaponics could be some of the next big ideas. They are the three top ideas that took home cash prizes Thursday at Colorado College’s “The Big Idea” contest, where students were vying for a… Continue Reading Three winners in CC’s ‘Big Idea’ entrepreneurial contest

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Rate of delinquent student loans rises 36 percent

The amount of delinquent student loans was $3 billion during the first two months of the year, an increase of more than 36 percent from a year ago, said the latest National Consumer Trends Report form Equifax. Balances in bankruptcy cases remained level at $.5 billion, according to the report. The increase in derogatory or… Continue Reading Rate of delinquent student loans rises 36 percent

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Pikes Peak Community College purchased a 10,000-square-foot building downtown with plans to expand its arts programs, including graphic design and performing arts. The building is at 22 N. Sierra Madre, directly west of the college’s Downtown Studio Campus.  The college paid $727,000. The building, which was occupied by Gowdy-Printcraft Press from 1955 to 2005, is… Continue Reading PPCC buys property downtown, plans to expand arts programs

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Parking and soccer coming soon to UCCS

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Parking and soccer coming soon to UCCS

At the University of Colorado Colorado Springs parking and soccer go hand in hand. UCCS has hired Mortenson Construction to build a unique parking structure, one with 1,230 parking slots, topped with a soccer field. Crews began working on the $21 million project this month.  Mortenson is leading a design-build team that includes Davis Partnership,… Continue Reading Parking and soccer coming soon to UCCS

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CTU hosts career fair to help jobseekers find perfect match

Right before Valentine’s Day, Colorado Technical University is playing matchmaker to help job seekers find their perfect job at a free career fair Feb. 13. The career fair is from 4 to 7 p.m. at CTU, 4435 N. Chestnut St. and is open to the public. Campus officials expect more than 25 local businesses from… Continue Reading CTU hosts career fair to help jobseekers find perfect match

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Energy Summit coming to The Broadmoor

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There will be a lot of energy at The Broadmoor come April. The resort will be the host hotel of the Fifth Annual Global New Energy and Manufacturing Summit, and experts from around the world are expected to discuss key energy disciplines of science, industry, policy and finance. Dr. Dan Arvizu, director and CEO of… Continue Reading Energy Summit coming to The Broadmoor

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In the quest to put more science and engineering professionals into the future workforce, a middle school physics program just might be the solution. But that’s the message describing a local concept developed by a University of Colorado Colorado Springs physics professor. The physics program is believed to be so promising that Jim Johnson, president… Continue Reading Physics could bring sea change to area’s workforce

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Chinese university leaders to visit UCCS

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Five university vice presidents from China will spend 17 weeks at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to study American academia. The university presidents are from Jiangsu (John-Soo) Province. UCCS faculty and students will welcome the Chinese team in an open-to-the public ceremony  at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14 in Dwire Hall 204. The ceremony will… Continue Reading Chinese university leaders to visit UCCS

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For the first time, the members of the University of Colorado Board of Regents, elected in November, will be sworn in at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan. 9, in the upper library outdoor plaza , northwest of the campus entrance at Austin Bluffs Parkway and Meadow… Continue Reading CU Regents to be sworn in at UCCS

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When Nathan and Melissa Liljestrand’s remodeling business, Custom Creations, needed a bottom-line makeover, they took it to the Small Business Development Center’s Leading Edge class. The couple’s business plan has advanced to a state-level competition, where it will compete against the business plans submitted by 14 other SBDCs for a cash prize. The SBDCs 13-week Leading… Continue Reading SBDC program growing, sending local plan to state competition

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