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Faculty Spotlight: Rod Thirion’s Business is Students

By Israel Larson, Staff Writer Professor Rod Thirion is an ambitious leader who has seen a major evolution in business since beginning his career at PPCC. The Associate Professor of Business, and former Chair of the PPCC Business Department, focuses on teaching his students ethics and the value of hard work. A former PPCC student …
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Poets & Writers Read to a Rapt Audience for Arts Month

PPCC hosted two poetry readings this week to celebrate Poetry & Prose week of Colorado Springs Arts Month. “October is designated Arts Month in many cities nationwide, including Colorado Springs, with the third week dedicated to celebrations of poetry and prose, so these events connect us with the larger community and give our fantastically talented …
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Local Brewer Saves Venetucci Pumpkins with Help from PPCC and Partners

By Leslie James, Student Editor The Venetucci Farm has been a wonderful community asset for over a century in Colorado Springs, but was recently disrupted when high levels of preflourinated compounds (PFCs) were found in 2017 in the Widefield aquifer that irrigates the farm. Quad Innovation Partnership is on the move to revitalize the farm, …
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Spooky, Scary, Sweet Halloween Events to Visit

By Suzanne Seyfi, Staff Writer Halloween is just around the corner, and Colorado Springs is bursting with sweet, spooky, and scary events! Keep an eye out especially for PPCC’s Fall Family Festival on October 20 and the Centennial Campus screening of A Quiet Place on October 30. free = free $ = 1 to 19 …
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Colorado Springs Mayor Issues Proclamation Detailing PPCC’s Contributions to City

By Suzanne Seyfi, Staff Writer On Tuesday, October 9, Mayor John Suthers proclaimed the week of October 7-13, 2018 as PPCC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration to Colorado Springs’ City Council. The proclamation detailed the contributions of Pikes Peak Community College to the city of Colorado Springs, both numerically and intangibly. Before the proclamation, Garrison Commander Colonel …
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PPCC’s Community Table Opens for Business

By Raechel Morgan, Staff Writer Last year, Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) partnered with local food bank Care and Share to bring essential food items to campus for families who need it. This Fall, PPCC welcomed the Mobile Food Market back to the Centennial Atrium on September 17, but if you missed the food truck, …
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Spotted on Campus: Who Are You Awesome Culinary Artist(s)?

Update: PPCC Culinary Arts instructor, Chef Mark Painter, assisted by student Nick Parks and several other culinary students created this beauty last week. “It was the student’s first time and a great training experience,” says Painter.   Math Faculty and Photographer, Christine Arnold, took this picture of the ice sculpture in the Centennial Campus Courtyard. …
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Cosmic Cannibal Harvests Your October Forecast

By Camille Liptak, Staff Writer Retrograde alert! October starts off with a reverse transit for Venus in Scorpio, triggering a collective groan from every sign. Love, money, and art rule Venus. And those are just the things that retro Venus will rattle and reverse. The beginning of Fall will be bumpy for fire signs. Likewise, …
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Fall Contests Seek Student Talent

By Devon Martinez, Staff Writer Fall is not complete without a writing and visual arts contests to showcase student talent at PPCC. This year the contests are sponsored by our student-run Literary and Arts Journal Parley, and the city-wide reading initiative headed by the Pikes Peak Library District, All Pikes Peak Reads (APPR).Both contests have …
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