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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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UCCS will live-stream commencement ceremony

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About 400  UCCS graduates will walk across the stage during the Fall 2012 Commencement ceremony Friday and for the first time friends and family can watch it live on the Internet. Tom Saponas, a member of the UCCS Class of 1972, will deliver the commencement address, which will also be streamed online. About half of… Continue Reading UCCS will live-stream commencement ceremony

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Colorado has received a $2.9 million grant from the federal government’s “Race to the Top: Early Learning Challenge.” The money will be used during the next four years to accelerate the state’s plan to improve school readiness. The money will increase access to high-quality early learning programs and help develop the capacity of those people,… Continue Reading Colorado receives $29.9 million ‘Race to Top’ grant

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Colorado College, located in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, is developing a long-term transportation plan and is seeking community comments. The public is invited to an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 4 in Slocum Hall, 130 E. Cache La Poudre Street, for an overview of the college’s study planning process and… Continue Reading Colorado College seeks transportation plan comment

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AFA wins higher-ed diversity award

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The Air Force Academy received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from Insight magazine. Insight is one of the oldest diversity-focused publications in higher education. The award honors colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The academy will be featured, along with 47 other recipients, in Insight’s December issue.… Continue Reading AFA wins higher-ed diversity award

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs has four finalists for the position of provost. The provost recommends and oversees the instruction, research and academic support budgets and assists the Chancellor in working with the Board of Regents and the Colorado Department of Higher Education. The Provost also serves as campus liaison with the Provosts and… Continue Reading Chancellor seeks public feedback about provost finalists

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The Neumann Education Foundation received a boost in support this week, when all the superintendents at school districts in El Paso County signed a resolution for the nonprofit. Founded by Dave Neumann, a former Air Force Academy professor and owner of Neumann Systems Group, the nonprofit wants to put iPads in the hands of all… Continue Reading Neumann foundation gets approval from superintendents

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Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation has appointed C.J. Pascoe, Colorado College assistant professor of sociology, to its newly created research advisory board. The board is made up of seven scholars from a variety of disciplines who will advise the foundation based on “sound theory and research,” according to an announcement from the foundation.  The… Continue Reading Colorado College’s C.J. Pascoe joins board for Lady Gaga’s Foundation

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