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A $2.22 million grant from the Colorado Health Foundation will help five Colorado community colleges develop nursing professionals that will server rural areas. The gift is the largest in the history of the UCCS Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The Southern Colorado Rural Nursing Education and Practice Collaborative launched at Beth-El will enable… Continue Reading $2 million grant takes UCCS nursing courses to rural areas

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Sixteen percent of venture capitalists surveyed nationwide named the Rocky Mountain region as one of the next regions — outside Silicon Valley, New York and New England — poised for growth. That’s not a huge percentage, but it still struck me as significant. So I asked Tom Duening, the El Pomar chair for Business and… Continue Reading Angel, venture capital investment trends moving West

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UCCS named a ‘military friendly’ school

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G.I. Jobs magazine has added the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to its 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools. That’s a designation given to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools working to embrace veterans as students. Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list includes efforts to recruit and retain… Continue Reading UCCS named a ‘military friendly’ school

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Lack of funds puts UCCS arena on hold

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UC Colorado Springs’ hopes of building a 6,000-seat track and soccer arena where Olympic hopefuls as well as disabled athletes can train have been placed on hold as a result of the wobbly economy. The project, which would have been built below Pulpit Rock, on property the university owns along Nevada Avenue, was conceived in… Continue Reading Lack of funds puts UCCS arena on hold

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Colorado Springs businesses are collaborating with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and K-12 educators to provide educators with examples of how technology can assist blind and visually impaired students. Funded by DSoft Technology, the first crossover applications symposium held demonstrations of screen readers, games for the visually impaired and learning environments for the… Continue Reading UCCS, businesses collaborate on technology to aid disabled

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An atrium in the Science & Engineering Building on the UCCS campus was named in recognition of the El Pomar Foundation, which donated $1 million to its construction. CU President Bruce Benson and UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak were both on hand to unveil the plaque noting El Pomar’s gift, created by Carolyn Fox, architect, Facilities… Continue Reading UCCS building atrium adorned with El Pomar name

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Graduating golf majors face rough job market

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Whittney Coon first ventured onto the Lusk, Wyo., Niobrara Country Club golf course at the age of 2. It was where locals like her parents and oil-and-gas industry executives met and played. Coon was soon hooked and began playing alongside other members. By her sophomore year in high school, she had landed a summer job… Continue Reading Graduating golf majors face rough job market

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The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will honor Bruce Shepard with the 2010 UCCS College of Business Lifetime Entrepreneurship Award A luncheon ceremony is scheduled for noon, April 30, at the University Center ballroom at UCCS. Shepard is co-founder of Village Seven neighborhood and the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. and also served on the Colorado Springs City Council, the Greater… Continue Reading Shepard to receive lifetime entrepreneurship award

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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs economist and instructor Fred Crowley is looking for small businesses that want some free advice. Senior finance students, taking the Case Study Class, Finance 410, are ready this semester to analyze a small business’ operations and help take it to the next level. “It’s a capstone course for finance… Continue Reading Students offer analysis for local businesses

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UCCS wins grant

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Today, the Daniels Fund awarded a $1.25 million grant to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs College of Business to help further instill a high standard of ethics in students. The grant is part of an initiative of eight universities in four states that will collaborate on developing ethics programs. UCCS College of Business… Continue Reading UCCS wins grant

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