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Pikes Peak Community College has created a new position to oversee its manufacturing and technical programs. The position aims to connect local manufacturing workforce needs with the college’s growing manufacturing programs. The associate dean for manufacturing, industry and technical studies is a position that has been tops on PPCC President Lance Bolton’s list since he… Continue Reading PPCC creates dean of manufacturing position

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USAFA, CC and UCCS tops in the nation

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Colorado Springs is home to three top colleges, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best Colleges rankings. The U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado College and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs all made the list of the best in the country. The U.S. Air Force Academy tied the U.S. Naval Academy as… Continue Reading USAFA, CC and UCCS tops in the nation

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Student enrollment at UCCS this fall is the largest in campus history. The Office of Institutional Research at the  University of Colorado at Colorado Springs estimates that UCCS enrollment will be 9,850 on-campus students — up 6 percent from a year ago. In fall 2011, 9,321 students enrolled in on-campus courses. An estimated 2,000 additional… Continue Reading UCCS enrollment hits all time high with 9,850 students

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The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is all grown up and headed into a new school year as one of the region’s emerging economic drivers. The university, once a small commuter college, now packs a $310 million economic punch to the local economy and is growing. This year, the university is building a $17.5… Continue Reading UCCS: Driving the region’s economic growth

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Shockley-Zalabak the UCCS change agent

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Pam Shockley-Zalabak wrote the book on strategic communication. In fact, she wrote eight books. Shockley-Zalabak is a small-town Oklahoma girl who studied organizational communication and then put her research into practice at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where she has been chancellor for 10 years. In that time, UCCS has transformed from a… Continue Reading Shockley-Zalabak the UCCS change agent

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It’s tee time for firefighters, first responders and families affected by the Waldo Canyon fire. Students in the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs PGA Golf Management program will provide free lessons to firefighters and people affected by the Waldo Canyon fire during Labor Day weekend. The event is from 9 a.m. to noon Sept.… Continue Reading UCCS golf students giving free lessons for Waldo Canyon families, first responders

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Apple’s iPads could be the best thing to hit classrooms since the chalkboard’s debut in 1801 — and a new educational foundation wants to make sure every elementary school kid in El Paso County has a tablet computer… Continue Reading Foundation seeks help bringing iPads to classrooms

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Metropolitan State College of Denver is considering a tuition cut for illegal-immigrant students. The proposal being considered by an advisory board on Wednesday would cut rates by more than half. Students would have to prove they are high school graduates and have lived in the state for at least three years. The rate would still… Continue Reading Illegal immigrant tuition reviewed by Metro State

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Pikes Peak Community College packs a $323 million economic punch to El Paso County, and that’s just a portion of the $3 billion annual economic impact that community colleges bring to Colorado. Continue Reading Community colleges pack $3 billion economic punch

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Twenty-five master’s-level students from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs have been investigating the local issue of oil and gas exploration. They will reveal their findings at a public meeting at 4:45 p.m. May 11 in Dwire Hall on the campus. The students began with the premise that El Paso County stands to benefit… Continue Reading UCCS MBA students investigate local oil and gas exploration

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