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Graduations helpful for hospitality industry

Graduations helpful for hospitality industry

Area college commencements can mean a sizeable economic injection to the hospitality industry. Many businesses, from Monument to the south end of Colorado Springs, have seen a significant increase in customers the past couple weeks. Some of that is simply due to warming weather and the inevitable spike in tourists. But it’s difficult to deny… Continue Reading Graduations helpful for hospitality industry

Lubchenco to speak at CC commencement

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Lubchenco to speak at CC commencement

Jane Lubchenco, a 1969 graduate of Colorado College and the first woman to serve as the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will be the commencement speaker at Colorado College’s 132nd commencement ceremony at 8:30 a.m., Monday, May 19, on Armstrong Quad, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. In addition to Lubchenco, two… Continue Reading Lubchenco to speak at CC commencement

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AFA to host 11th Research Forum

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AFA to host 11th Research Forum

The U.S. Air Force Academy will partner with UCCS and Colorado College on Saturday to host the 11th annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum. During the one-day research event, college students studying arts, humanities and sciences will present findings from their research over the past year, according to a news release. “Colorado College student Petra… Continue Reading AFA to host 11th Research Forum

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From TV to education, Wurtz finds a way to stay here

Looking for a way out of the news business — and a way to stay in Colorado Springs — Stephanie Wurtz left TV reporting behind and transitioned to education communications. The 31-year-old, Kansas City-area native started her new job last month as internal communications director (a new position) at Colorado College after spending more than… Continue Reading From TV to education, Wurtz finds a way to stay here

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Higher-ed leaders zero in on local needs

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As the Colorado Springs community looks to strengthen its regional economy, local higher education leaders work to align their institutions with progress to create an effective workforce. This is among the topics that will be discussed at the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s final Power Lunch of 2013, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at… Continue Reading Higher-ed leaders zero in on local needs

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Inasmuch donates $437,500 to area nonprofits

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Inasmuch Foundation distributed $437,500 in grants to 14 organizations serving Colorado Springs, the organization announced Tuesday. A life-long philanthropist, Edith Kinney Gaylord founded Inasmuch in 1982 to support charitable, scientific and educational causes in Oklahoma. The foundation carries on those interests by supporting education, health and human services and community enhancement around the nation, and the… Continue Reading Inasmuch donates $437,500 to area nonprofits

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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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Without El Pomar, Springs would be a different city

What would Colorado Springs look like without El Pomar Foundation? Cross Walsenburg with Monument, and that would be us. Without El Pomar and the Penrose family, much that we take for granted in today’s vibrant city wouldn’t exist. Colorado College, the Space Foundation, Fine Arts Center, World Arena, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Pikes Peak Center… Continue Reading Without El Pomar, Springs would be a different city

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Gambucci shows what staying can produce

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Andy Gambucci came to Colorado Springs in 1949, leaving his hockey-crazy hometown of Eveleth, Minn., to further his education and play sports at Colorado College. Little did Gambucci know at the time where his career path would lead, both in athletics and the business world. He certainly excelled at hockey, and Gambucci played on the… Continue Reading Gambucci shows what staying can produce

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Fatbike is city’s newest headquarters company

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They’ve just sent out their first 12 bikes to retail shops around the nation, but Colorado Springs’ startup Borealis Bikes Inc., a division of Fatbike LLC., has big plans for the future. “We’re working on creating other models, and we’ll be shipping more of the model we’ve completed. There’s no way we’re going to be… Continue Reading Fatbike is city’s newest headquarters company

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