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Experts explain higher education financing options

Experts explain higher education financing options

In a world of few constants, one thing’s for sure: College is expensive, and it’s only growing more costly. Local institutions of higher learning are no exception. UCCS, for instance, saw an increase in its full-time freshman and sophomore tuition rates from $4,695 for Colorado residents prior to the 2013 fall semester, to just short… Continue Reading Experts explain higher education financing options

UCCS receives federal graduate student training grant

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Department of Psychology recently received a two-year, $325,000 graduate psychology education grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant will be used to prepare doctoral students in the clinical psychology program to deliver mental health services to older adults within… Continue Reading UCCS receives federal graduate student training grant

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UCCS arts center on track for 2017

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UCCS arts center on track for 2017

Talk of the UCCS Visual and Performing Arts Center has been relatively quiet since last year, when the university announced plans to build the sprawling cultural complex. Word of a Trader Joe’s moving into the nearby University Village Colorado and of other major projects on the Cragmor Campus have overshadowed the planning phase for the… Continue Reading UCCS arts center on track for 2017

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Reddy’s business: creating success stories

Venkat Reddy moved to the United States in 1984 at age 22 to pursue his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Penn State University. He now serves as a professor of finance, dean of the College of Business and associate vice chancellor for online programs at UCCS. His passion is educating young people to “become something… Continue Reading Reddy’s business: creating success stories

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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

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‘Philantrepeneur’ to receive honorary degree

The University of Colorado Board of Regents will present an honorary doctorate of humane letters to Colorado Springs businessperson and philanthropist Lyda Hill at the spring 2014 UCCS commencement. Ceremonies are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Boulevard. It is the 40th UCCS spring commencement ceremony. The… Continue Reading ‘Philantrepeneur’ to receive honorary degree

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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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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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UCCS to host 31st Colorado Mathematical Olympiad

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will host the 31st annual Colorado Mathematical Olympiad on April 25, said UCCS Spokesman Tom Hutton in a news release this week. During the Olympic-themed math essay competition, 400 students from sixth graders to high school seniors will compete for medals, scholarships and other prizes. “The CMO is a… Continue Reading UCCS to host 31st Colorado Mathematical Olympiad

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Staying focused on two zones

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Listen to leaders talk about the keys to revitalizing Colorado Springs, and you’ll hear several recurring responses. Mayor Steve Bach talked about three specific “drivers” this week at his monthly briefing. One is the airport’s commercial zone, being cultivated to appeal to possible manufacturing companies. Next is the future evolution surrounding University of Colorado Health… Continue Reading Staying focused on two zones

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