Stephen Ferris feels like an effective football quarterback who gets sidelined in the first quarter from an injury.“I leave with regret,” said Ferris, who after eight months as dean of the College of Business at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has announced he’s stepping down June 30.Ferris will become dean for the Miller College of Business at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., on July 1.The move is to accommodate his wife's health issues, who Ferris said has had trouble adjusting to Colorado’s higher altitude.“I want to thank the UCCS administration; it’s been a very positive experience, and Colorado Springs will have a warm spot in my heart,” he said Wednesday. “It’s as gorgeous as the pictures.”Ferris replaced Venkat Reddy last July, after Reddy was named chancellor after serving as dean of the College of Business for nearly 13 years.Ferris said he's learned a lot while in the leadership role at UCCS, … [Read more...] about UCCS College of Business dean amasses several accomplishments during short tenure
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The national college admissions scandal that has rocked elite universities revived the discussion about whether where you go to college determines success and the role of privilege in that process.With actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman expected in court Wednesday to face charges, the conversation over college cred is particularly timely as colleges release their admission decisions and high school seniors and their families send off deposits by May 1 to secure a spot in the class of 2023.The Tribune reached out to some Chicago-area CEOs to ask where they went to college and what they got out of it. Many went on to earn advanced degrees at other institutions, but we found they put a lot of stock in their undergraduate experiences.Matt MaloneyFounder and CEO, GrubhubMichigan State University, class of 1998B.S., natural scienceMatt Maloney has a theory: It doesn’t really matter where you get an undergraduate degree.“There was no conscious decision to end up in … [Read more...] about With the admissions scandal in the news, we asked 10 Chicago CEOs: Does where you go to college really matter?
It's no surprise Prince Harry is good with kids.He's dedicated a lot of his time to various organizations that support children both in the UK and around the world. Whether he is taking a rap class, running around with his organization Sentebale or pranking a young student, Prince Harry is a little bit goofy (and we love it!). 100 PHOTOS Prince Harry with kids See Gallery Prince Harry with kids PITSENG, LESOTHO - DECEMBER 06: Prince Harry swings young three year old orphan boy called Lerato in this photograph taken with the help of a three year old blind girl called Karabo during a visit to Phelisanong Children's Home on December 6, 2014 in Maseru, Lesotho. Prince Harry was visiting Lesotho to see the work of his charity Sentebale. Sentebale provides healthcare and education to vulnerable children in Lesotho, Southern Africa. Prince Harry said 'Wow, what a welcome we got! There were forty over-energetic children using us as climbing frames, water … [Read more...] about Just 100 adorable photos of Prince Harry with kids that prove he’ll make a great dad
Matt Cavanaugh was caught in a holding pattern, as it goes for American military personnel leaving a place like South Korea. He had spent most of 2015 and some of 2016 away from his wife and two young daughters, and he had to wait a few more days before finally returning home to Manitou Springs.“You’re just in a crummy hotel room doing nothing,” he says.So the time was perfect to delve into a new project that had come to mind over the past year: a book comparing modern war with “Star Wars.”It was an unlikely idea, especially considering the events that unraveled during his deployment. At a time of artillery exchange, at a time when two South Korean sergeants each had a leg blown off, how could the mind drift to a galaxy far, far away? Lifestyle Meet Jon Kedrowski, who's slept on every Colorado 14er Seth Boster But Cavanaugh’s mind has always wondered. That is, after all, part of the lieutenant colonel’s job at North American Aerospace … [Read more...] about Colorado Springs soldier educates others through ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Stars Wars’
Three of the 32 winners of the 2019 Rhodes Scholarship have ties to Colorado Springs.Two recipients of the prestigious award, which pays for college seniors to study at Oxford University in England in the fall, are cadets at the Air Force Academy, and another is a Colorado Springs native who attends the University of Colorado in Boulder.Cadet 1st Class James Brahm of Huntsville, Ala., is majoring in computer science, with a minor in Chinese and nuclear weapons and strategy; and Cadet 1st Class Madison Tung, of Santa Monica, Calif., is double majoring in mathematics and humanities. She also is pursuing a minor in Chinese.Serene Singh, a 2015 graduate of Rampart High School, is majoring in political science and journalism at CU Boulder.Singh is the 20th Rhodes Scholarship recipient from CU Boulder and the first in 25 years. She’s also the first woman from the campus to win the scholarship.The cadets are the Air Force Academy’s 40th and 41st recipients of the award since it … [Read more...] about Two Air Force Academy cadets and a Colorado Springs native win Rhodes Scholarships