The Evening MBA Program, offered by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, is going south -- in a good way.
Beginning in May, the program -- offered since 2000 on the CU-Boulder campus -- also will be available at the Liniger Building at CU South Denver, located at 10035 Peoria St. in Parker, Colorado.
The two-year program is designed for busy working professionals. Courses, which include everything from Socially Responsible Enterprise to a seminar in Global Perspectives, meet two nights per week. The cohort-based structure brings together students who navigate their studies through a committed and collaborative network they develop during the program. In addition, class topics often spill over into helping students with business challenges they may face in their daytime jobs, said David Ikenberry, dean of the Leeds School.
“We’re very excited about this expansion,” Ikenberry said. “This top program offers busy professionals who cannot accommodate the drive to Boulder the opportunity to earn the same excellent MBA delivered by some of our best faculty in this new Parker location. Furthermore, we are thrilled to provide our south Denver corporate partners with a new tool for them to better retain and develop the next generation of leaders in their firms, a critical talent-development challenge we hear.”
The Evening MBA Program traditionally yields a graduation rate greater than 90 percent, which officials attribute to students’ experiences with their cohorts and top-tier Leeds School faculty, as well as the entrepreneurial culture and team dynamic that influence many of the courses.
The Leeds School’s Evening MBA Program currently is ranked No. 39 in the nation among part-time programs, according to U.S. News & World Report.
“We’re very proud of the Evening MBA Program’s reputation, not only from what we hear from our students, alumni and industry partners, but also in how we perform in national rankings,” said Richard Wobbekind, economist and senior associate dean for academic programs at the Leeds School. “A signature component of this program is the service and support we deliver to busy professionals so they can better focus on their studies. We handle all course registration details, provide course books and all class materials and even cater evening meals. We provide an on-site staff assistant prior to each session to answer questions and provide as much support as we can to these high-achieving students.”
The Liniger Building at CU South Denver continues to offer services of The Wildlife Experience, which was founded in 2002 and is designed to be a cultural and educational center and a community asset for south Denver. The facility continues to host exhibits in fine art, natural history and interactive science and provide space for private and community events. The first CU South Denver classes in the facility took place in August 2014; the University of Colorado’s four campuses offer a supply of quality higher education options for the residents of south Denver, ultimately combining quality higher education with community service and events.
In addition to the Evening MBA Program designed for working professionals, the Leeds School continues to offer its Full-Time MBA Program on the Boulder campus. The application deadline for the first class of the Evening MBA Program at CU South Denver is April 1. For more information and to apply visit http://www.colorado.edu/leedsmba/evening-mba.
Lucy [above the club] at Comedy Works South at the Landmark first made its debut in October of 2008. The restaurant was named after the owner’s dog, Lucy. Lucy restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, as well as, Wednesday through Saturday for dinner.
Lucy is the perfect place to host one-on-one meetings with clients or group meetings. We have two private dining rooms (H4 and Howlett) that can accommodate larger groups. The private dining rooms are fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio and visual capabilities to enhance all event types.
Lucy has recently changed management and added a brand new award-winning chef to the team. We are excited about the changes happening at Lucy and want to share them with you. Our staff is here to make your time at Lucy the best dining experience possible. Plus when you dine at Lucy restaurant before a show at Comedy Works South you receive preferred seating in the first six rows of the showroom.
Not looking to dine? Check out our cocktail lounge, Lila B. on the first floor of Comedy Works South. Lila B. Lounge is a modern, sophisticated atmosphere ideal for hosting a happy hour event or just to unwind after work. Enjoy original menu items, as well as a full bar with a wide variety of wines, liquors and beer. Join Lila B. for happy hour specials Wednesday through Friday nights from 4:00pm to 6:30pm and live music every Wednesday through Friday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
To schedule an event or to discuss more details please contact Thomas Nash, Business Development Coordinator, at Thomas@comedyworks.com or by phone 720.274.6864.
Holistic Health and a motley crew of motivated women, known as the MissFits®, held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, January 29th. Priscilla Freed, owner and founder, welcomed a crowd of 50 swinging back-n-forth across the built-in monkey bars.
Doug Tisdale, EVP of Economic Development with South Metro Denver Chamber, welcomed Priscilla and Robert Freed to the Chamber. “The innovative program at Holistic Health encourages our mothers, wives, and friends – all the women in our lives – to live a healthy lifestyle,” said Tisdale. “Priscilla is offering a unique facility and health initiative to our community and we are thrilled to have them as members.”
Priscilla addressed the crowd, reflecting on her long-time goal to bring Holistic Health to a physical location. Many of the attendees are current In 2006, Priscilla founded Holistic Health Corp, a whole-life coaching company whose mission is to radically change a woman's mindset in order to transform her body.
Based in Littleton, Colorado, her company offers a number of local and virtual nutrition, fitness, and life coaching programs dedicated to changing women's lives. Priscilla is also the creator and director of Camp MissFits®, an award-winning fitness training program which brings together a top-notch coaching team with a Motley Crew of Motivated Women™. Priscilla's education and coaching experience in mindset, body image, fitness, and nutrition is the reason her holistic coaching programs help women achieve lifelong success.
For more information about Holistic Health, please visit http://www.fitlivingempowered.com/ or call 720.951.0101
Colorado State University was recently recognized as the University of the Year by the National Hispanic Institute. The honor recognized CSU’s 25-year-long partnership promoting and encouraging higher education within the Latino community.
The university, the only state-supported institution identified to work with NHI, was recognized for hosting the Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session each summer in addition to promoting participation through the Alliance Program and other partnership activities. The Alliance Program unites students, families, high school personnel, and the Colorado State University with a common goal of envisioning education beyond high school, ultimately sending a greater number of Colorado students to college.
“The National Hispanic Institute was founded to serve future leadership needs of the country via the Hispanic/Latino Community. Thirty five years ago, the founders of this program envisioned the importance of developing youth and community by providing leadership and academic programs. They have been successful in developing individuals who are now serving and making important contributions in government, education, science and industry. The programs of NHI, which now extends internationally, continue to make a difference in the lives of the young people they serve. We are proud to be recognized by this dynamic organization and look forward to continued collaboration,” said Vice President for Diversity Mary Ontiveros.
“CSU has consistently been a part of NHI’s work for almost 30 years. Whether it has been by sponsoring the LDZ, recruiting at fairs or the Collegiate World Series, serving of the College Register advisory board, or by making numerous scholarships available for high school students to attend the LDZ and NHI alumni who enroll in undergraduate studies, CSU has set a high standard for strategic partners who work with NHI in developing youth leaders,” said Ernesto Nieto, founder and president of NHI.
Fostering essential skillsThe Colorado Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session, which began in 1983, is a weeklong conference where students are asked to assess the promise and potential of a community rooted in a reality of dual cultures and examine the assets of the Latino community and its trajectory. The event gives high school sophomores and juniors a better understanding of community equity building and a chance to improve their skills – such as critical thinking, collaboration and the ability to influence outcomes as well as public speaking, organizational management and constituency building. These are all essential skills to facilitate success as a leader in the 21st century Latino community.
“In recent years, CSU has worked closely to also revive and expand programming opportunities for Coloradoans from hard-to-serve or hard-to-reach communities through the Alliance program,” said Nieto. “This year CSU has quickly become one of NHI’s top colleges for members once again. There are many more projects and efforts that have grown from this relationship and many of them due to the direct leadership of CSU Vice President for Diversity Mary Ontiveros.”
“Like any true partnership, the benefits are genuinely mutual. We deeply appreciate NHI’s recognition of our commitment to fostering educational success of Latino students. We are in return grateful that NHI has given us the tools, best practices, and curriculum to put into place programs, initiatives and community engagement practices that has led to better ways to recruit and retain Latino students,” said Associate Vice President for Access and Diversity and Executive Director of the Access Center Oscar Felix. “Our land grant mission is deeply rooted in an ethos of serving all of our communities, and NHI has been an invaluable partner in allowing us to meet this obligation to the increasingly important Latino community.”
This article was written by Kayla Green.
For more information regarding Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session at CSU, please visit http://www.nhi-net.org/Pages/LDZ.aspx
New this year from the Assessor’s Office – business personal property tax declaration notices will arrive in the form of a postcard, driving recipients to a special online tool that will allow them to view, download and print an asset listing, as well as file their full Declaration online at www.DouglasFilesOnline.org
Business owners in Douglas County who own, lease, or borrow business personal property with a total market value greater than $7,300, must report the property to the County Assessor no later than April 15, 2015.
“This year’s Declaration Notices reflect what is now possible to achieve electronically on behalf of our customers – making the process of personal property declarations less costly and more efficient for everyone involved,” said Lisa Frizell, Douglas County Assessor.
For assistance with questions or for additional information, including the types of business personal property that is taxable, please visit the Assessor’s website, www.douglas.co.us/assessor or phone the office at (303) 660-7448.
History was made in December 2014 when the first Orion capsule launched, representing a major step in NASA's new Human Exploration Program. This program ultimately may take us to Mars. The creative genius behind this next leap for mankind has roots right here in Highlands Ranch!
The STEM School and Academy's Engineering Department is partnering with United Launch Alliance and Lockheed-Martin to host a presentation on the joint-venture Orion Space Launch. High-level engineers will discuss the significance of the Orion program.
This event is sponsored by Mark Alpert, President of Integrated Delivery Solutions and Retired VP of CH2MHill
NASA’s Orion spacecraft is built to take humans farther than they’ve ever gone before. Orion will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during the space travel, and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities.
On December 5, 2014, Orion launched atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex Flight Test on the Orion Flight Test: a two-orbit, four-hour flight that tested many of the systems most critical to safety.
The Orion Flight Test evaluated launch and high speed re-entry systems such as avionics, attitude control, parachutes and the heat shield.
In the future, Orion will launch on NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. More powerful than any rocket ever built, SLS will be capable of sending humans to deep space destinations such as an asteroid and eventually Mars. Exploration Mission-1 will be the first mission to integrate Orion and the Space Launch System. (NASA.gov)
For more information about the STEM School and Academy, please visit, STEMHigh.org
For more information about Orion visit, http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/orion/#.VM_LAC7w-Dr