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UCCS fall enrollment reaches record high

UCCS fall enrollment reaches record high

Enrollment at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs surpassed 11,000 students this fall — an increase of 5 percent over last year — setting a new record for the university. The increase to 11,199 students was reported by UCCS in a news release Thursday, which stated that detailed enrollment data is expected to be released mid-September.… Continue Reading UCCS fall enrollment reaches record high

UCCS breaks ground on $74.5 million housing project

University of Colorado officials and construction contractors are broke ground Friday on a $74.5 million expansion of UCCS student housing facilities. The 11 a.m. event initiated the first phase of construction on Village at Alpine Valley, according to a UCCS news release. Plans for the Village — located at the southwest end of the housing… Continue Reading UCCS breaks ground on $74.5 million housing project

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Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences opens

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Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences opens

The $18 million Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences building on north Nevada Avenue houses the Peak Vista senior health center and the Colorado Springs branch of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. At the ribbon cutting, members of the CU Board of Regents, CU President Bruce Benson, UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, Peak Vista… Continue Reading Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences opens

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Replenished funding for higher ed could help recovery

Higher education in Colorado felt the pain as much as any state-supported function during the budget cuts of recession years. But now the Legislature is working to restore much of that funding. In the 2014 General Assembly that convened last week in Denver, bills and budget increases that some legislators call historic have potential to… Continue Reading Replenished funding for higher ed could help recovery

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State legislation could expand community college degree offerings

Colorado’s Legislature is not only filled with measures aimed at increasing the flow of funding to all of the state’s higher education institutions, but also to those that prepare to expand the offerings of a select few. Introduced by Colorado Sen. Nancy Todd, D-Aurora, Senate Bill 14-004 concerns “the role and mission of community colleges”… Continue Reading State legislation could expand community college degree offerings

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You don’t have to worry about that,” said former University of Colorado Regent Jerry Rutledge, referring to the proposed UCCS Sports Medicine Center, one of the key components of the City for Champions proposal. “If I know Pam Shockley-Zalabak — and I do! — she’s already got that deal put together, and she’s moving on… Continue Reading Here’s how to make those downtown projects work

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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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Leaders must remember education works

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As our nation’s leaders in Washington, Denver and Colorado Springs deal with various versions of the fiscal challenges that grip our country as it emerges from recession, it’s important to remember what works. And in the United States, in Colorado and in Colorado Springs, public post-secondary education works. Education works to provide individual benefits I… Continue Reading Leaders must remember education works

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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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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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