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UCCS earned a spot on Forbes.com’s “Colleges With the Best Return on Investment,” released this week.  The school ranked No. 281, past the CU Boulder campus and much farther ahead of Colorado College, which came in at No. 1,159. The rankings are compiled from more than a dozen measurements, including student evaluations, retention rates and post-graduation student… Continue Reading UCCS noted for its ‘return on investment’

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UCCS increases tuition rates by 6 percent

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UCCS increases tuition rates by 6 percent

Undergraduate students at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs will pay an extra $14 per credit hour next fall – a 6 percent increase that was approved this week by the Board of Regents which governs the school. Regents approved tuition increases at all four CU campuses. However, the 6 percent increase for Colorado resident… Continue Reading UCCS increases tuition rates by 6 percent

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UCCS to honor Murphy with lifetime entrepreneur award

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is honoring Chuck Murphy, a longtime business leader and community volunteer, with its Business Lifetime Entrepreneurship award. Murphy, founder of Murphy Constructors, will receive the award April 19 at a luncheon on campus. He’ll be recognized for his local successes and his community volunteer contributions. Murphy started Murphy Constructors… Continue Reading UCCS to honor Murphy with lifetime entrepreneur award

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Parking and soccer coming soon to UCCS

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Parking and soccer coming soon to UCCS

At the University of Colorado Colorado Springs parking and soccer go hand in hand. UCCS has hired Mortenson Construction to build a unique parking structure, one with 1,230 parking slots, topped with a soccer field. Crews began working on the $21 million project this month.  Mortenson is leading a design-build team that includes Davis Partnership,… Continue Reading Parking and soccer coming soon to UCCS

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Neil deGrasse Tyson to speak at UCCS

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Neil deGrasse Tyson to speak at UCCS

Famed astrophysicist and former host of the “Nova Science Now” program will speak at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in April. Tickets to hear Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, author of “Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier,” “The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet” and “Death by Black Hole” will speak… Continue Reading Neil deGrasse Tyson to speak at UCCS

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UCCS goes boldly into entrepreneurial future

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is embarking on a new venture that could be the start of an entrepreneurial renaissance like no other in the region. UCCS has joined private citizens to create a nonprofit organization, the UCCS Development Corp., to launch startup firms, participate in public-private business ventures and attract investors. The newly… Continue Reading UCCS goes boldly into entrepreneurial future

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Building a better battery

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Building a better battery

Helped by DOE funding, UCCS to build prototype for powering electric cars The path toward much-advanced batteries for electric cars might begin in Colorado Springs. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs received a $716,000 Department of Energy grant last week to build a better electric-vehicle battery system. That $716,000 is just UCCS’ portion of a… Continue Reading Building a better battery

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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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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs has named a psychology professor as its new provost. Mary Coussons-Read, 45, associate vice chancellor for research, professor of psychology and professor of community and behavioral health, CU Denver, was selected as provost following a national search. She will begin her position at UCCS in March. As provost, she… Continue Reading UCCS names provost to head academic reserach, student affairs

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Two Southern Colorado men’s and women’s basketball rivals will meet in a doubleheader to raise money for the for the redevelopment of the City Auditorium. In the event dubbed the “Downtown Classic” the University of Colorado Colorado Springs will face off against Colorado State University-Pueblo Jan. 5 in the City Auditorium. The event will raise… Continue Reading UCCS, CSU Pueblo basketball games to raise money for City Auditorium

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