• Best and Brightest 2015: Simple hug changes teen's outlook on community service

    By Anslee Wolfe Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    This is the fifth of 20 profiles about The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Devon Klingman helped a girl and her family load a bicycle into their car at a Christmas giveaway, then headed back inside to finish her volunteer shift. "I was surprised by a giant hug the girl...

  • UCCS Beth-El College of Nursing to be renamed

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The Bethel-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will get a new name, in recognition of an $8 million donation. The nursing school will be known as the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences,...

  • Air Force Academy to honor its 33 graduates who were POWs

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The Air Force Academy is honoring its 33 graduates who have been held as prisoners of war. Nineteen POWs are scheduled to attend the Thursday-Friday event. They'll meet with cadets and attend the dedication of a plaque and statue that acknowledge their sacrifices. Family members of...

  • UCCS to add master's, bachelor's degree programs

    BY WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will add a master's degree in accounting and a bachelor's degree in engineering education in the fall to comply with increased state licensing requirements and to help increase the supply of high school math and science teachers. Both...

  • Best and Brightest 2015: Teen finds direction in Taylor Swift song

    By Ellie Cole Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    This is the fourth of 20 profiles about The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Not many soon-to-be high school graduates can say that Taylor Swift has tweeted about them and a blog they wrote. But not all soon-to-be high school graduates are as driven to fight pediatric...

  • Best and Brightest 2015: Teen known for compassion, helping friends, family

    By Ellie Cole Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    This is the third of 20 profiles about The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015. In one of Kevin Sullivan's college applications, he had to write an essay about a word from a different language that couldn't be directly translated into English. His mother, whose first language...

  • UCCS part of new partnership to boost cyber defense in U.S.

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    The U.S. Army Reserve has formed a partnership with eight U.S. colleges and more than 20 defense contractors to train and provide continuing education for reservists who will defend against cyberattacks and hold full-time jobs with the contractors. More than 50 representatives from...

  • Colorado school violence lawsuits approved after emotional debate

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    DENVER — A novel effort to reduce school violence by making public schools legally liable for keeping kids safe has been approved by the Colorado Senate. But the approval came only after an emotional debate about whether the liability measure would make school shootings less common,...

  • Colorado lawmaker seeks to allow medical marijuana at public schools

    ABC7 Denver
    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

      DENVER - A Colorado lawmaker says he's planning a proposal that would allow young medical marijuana patients access to their medication at school, according to ABC7 Denver. Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, said medical cannabis could be administered the same way as...

  • Best and Brightest 2015: Community service part of teen's upbringing

    By Robin Intemann Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    This is the second of 20 profiles about The Gazette’s Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Until leaving the country to teach English in Nepal last year and build houses in Bogota, Colombia, this month, Morgan Berlin had never needed a passport because she’d never before been out of the...

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