• Charges dropped against former UCCS student accused of attacking woman, inducing abortion with skewer

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 15, 2017

    Weeks from trial on grisly allegations that he attacked his live-in girlfriend with a shish-kebab skewer, killing their unborn child, a former Colorado Springs university student instead saw all charges against him thrown out. An El Paso County judge dismissed the case against Ahmed...

  • Higher education enrollment up in Colorado Springs area despite strong economy

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 13, 2017

    Fall enrollment at Colorado Springs-area colleges and universities is up, bucking a trend that sees fewer students seeking higher education during robust economic times. "If you look at trends nationally, when there's a recession, when jobs are soft, people go back to school,"...

  • Colorado Springs has top innovation college and top civil engineering program

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 12, 2017

    Colorado College is back on top as the best innovative liberal arts school in the nation, say U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Colleges Rankings, released Tuesday. Also, the Air Force Academy has the best civil engineering program at public schools. And the University of...

  • Aging, sexuality at heart of TheatreWorks play at UCCS

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 8, 2017

    How would you react if a free-spirited stranger decades younger than you surreptitiously kissed the back of your neck in a crowded train station? That's perhaps the first question that British playwright Simon Stephens' 2015 "Heisenberg" will make you ponder, but it's certainly not...

  • UCCS Initiative to develop law enforcement leaders, bring training closer to home

    Kaitlin Durbin kaitlin.durbin@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 7, 2017

    The new Public Safety Initiative at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is meant to train better law enforcement and firefighting leaders closer to home. The program, which launched in January, provides continuing education opportunities on leadership development, ethics,...

  • UCCS says flyer denigrating veterans was not approved by the university

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 29, 2017

    In response to a flyer denigrating military veterans that circulated last week at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, a student veteran panel will address concerns and answer questions from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The event will be held in room 302 of the University...

  • UCCS starting mini-MBA course to boost career prospects in Colorado Springs

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 28, 2017

    Need a booster shot of business acumen? The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is rolling out the community's first Mini-MBA, an executive education track of business basics to enhance career prospects for employees working at the managerial level and below. "We thought it...

  • Soon-to-open UCCS Ent Center for the Arts hires its first director

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 23, 2017

    The new director of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' Ent Center for the Arts has worked with the likes of concert pianist Lang Lang, composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Aisha Ahmad-Post was selected out of three finalists after a...

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