September 2017

Community College System Begins the Search for New President

by Camille Liptak Date and Time: Thurs, 10/05/2017 – 11:00am – 12:00pm Location: Centennial Campus Theatre After 13 years, the current Colorado Community College System (CCCS) President, Dr. Nancy McCallin has announced she is retiring, and CCCS needs a new president. Interested in giving your feedback and ideas about the presidential search to the State …
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Global Studies Urges Student Travel to the Dominican Republic

By Jake Altinger   PPCC Global Studies, in partnership with Education First College Study Tours, is offering students an opportunity to help build a more sustainable world while immersed in the island culture and rich biodiversity of the Dominican Republic for one week in May 2018. Students will work with local non-profits and community members …
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PPCC Drives Issue of Public Shuttle Service Between Campuses

By Leslie James and Josh Cowden Should there be public shuttle service for students and professors who must commute long distances between Pikes Peak Community College’s three campuses? The idea has been suggested by faculty and students many times in the last decade, says PPCC Faculty Senate President, Deidre Schoolcraft. “Everyone gets tired of running …
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Mobile Food Pantry Hands Out 4,500 Pounds of Free Food

  By Sapphire Gallegos and Dejanique Calloway Over 150 people lined up at the Centennial Campus Sept. 19 to receive free food from the new mobile food pantry, a partnership between PPCC and Care and Share, a local food bank. The partnership provides both food to students and volunteers to distribute the food. Starting out …
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Professor Ignites Controversial Academic Freedom Debate

By Jake Altinger and Camille Liptak News about DACA has turned some classrooms into rhetorical battlegrounds, and few of those battlegrounds have been more explosive than Professor Jeffrey Robinette’s Economics class. The professor’s politically-charged commentaries have offended some students, provoked curiosity in others and raised larger issues about the boundaries of academic freedom and classroom …
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New Learning Commons Opens to Students

by Jake Altinger September 1st marked the official Grand Opening of the new Learning Commons at the Centennial Campus, complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free cake for attendees. The event kicked off at 10 a.m. last Friday morning with a brief speech by Vice President of Administrative Services and CFO Brenda Lauer, thanking everyone …
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