Denver International Airport Is Going Hippy

Denver International Airport Is Going Hippy

DENVER, Feb. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Be Hippy, a Colorado based lifestyle brand, takes the next leap in their adventure with a new kiosk at Denver International Airport (DIA). The kiosk will be located in B Concourse and will carry a wide range of Be Hippy products and apparel. This is an important milestone for the growing lifestyle company.

For Bart O’Brien and Leigh Pearson, co-founders of Be Hippy, it all started with a hat and their love for Colorado. They had an idea, not for a brand, but for a lifestyle, a mantra: Be Hippy. “We look at the world a little differently. Life is short, so why not do what makes you happy?” says O’Brien. The mantra, a play on “Be Happy”, fit their love for music festivals, the outdoors and wanting to make a positive impact in the world. The first product under the Be Hippy brand was a trucker hat with a gray and white Be Hippy mountain logo, and a Colorado flag on the side.

“We thought it was cute, and we shared it with friends and wore it to several music festivals. We had no idea that it would catch on the way it did,” says Pearson.

The Be Hippy hat and mantra spread through friends and Facebook, quickly gaining a following at music festivals in Colorado and across the country. When asked who the Be Hippy customer is, O’Brien answered, “We want people looking to do what makes them happy and makes them want to continue to live life to the fullest. They can love music festivals like us, or extreme sports, paddle boarding, hiking, anything. Be Hippy products reflect a state of mind and not any one particular activity. Since launching the brand, Pearson and O’Brien travelled to over 150 festivals across the country, introducing the Be Hippy lifestyle at each location.

The new kiosk will open a huge opportunity to reach a large collection of potential new customers, with Denver International Airport expecting to see more than 60 million travelers in 2018.

“The deal to put a kiosk in DIA has been in the works for nearly two years, but the timing couldn’t be better for Be Hippy,” said O’Brien. As a member of 1% For The Planet, Be Hippy donates 1% of all gross sales to improve the planet through smart giving as a way to do their part. “The goal has always been to make a positive impact with what we do. I look up to people like John Muir and Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, and aspire to make a difference the way they have,” said O’Brien.

Be Hippy is hoping the new kiosk will make a world of difference, to more than just their brand. Their goal is to become much more than a clothing brand, and empower people to find a lifestyle of happiness and helping the planet.

About Be Hippy: Be Hippy is a grassroots lifestyle brand with a passion for music, the outdoors, traveling, fashion and living life to the fullest. All Be Hippy goods are designed in Colorado. Be Hippy donates 1% of all gross sales to 1% For The Planet. For more information visit


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UC Denver, Colorado among 50 Best Nonprofit Colleges and Universities

UC Denver, Colorado among 50 Best Nonprofit Colleges and Universities

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Nonprofit Colleges Online has released the final ranking in a series that looks at the best online nonprofit colleges and universities.


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The 50 Best Nonprofit Colleges and Universities for Online Doctorates ranking ( was published to highlight the best colleges and universities at which to pursue an online education at the doctoral level. This ranking only considered regionally accredited and nonprofit or public institutions and placed a particular emphasis on its reputation in the area of upper-level career paths of its graduates, particularly in university faculty positions which are among the only careers that typically require a doctorate.

While online doctoral degree programs are not as common as master’s programs, many exist in the areas of education, nursing, and physical and occupational therapies. Less common, but still available, are doctoral programs in psychology, the humanities, engineering, as well as some unique programs in apparel merchandising. Most of these programs require some campus visits typically organized as weekend intensives, while a select few are available entirely online.

Placing first in this ranking is Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. The University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign, Illinois, placed second, and the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, placed third.

Other colleges and universities that made the ranking are listed below in alphabetical order.

Appalachian State University—Boone, North Carolina
Arizona State University—Tempe, Arizona
Ball State University—Muncie, Indiana
Catholic University of America—Washington D.C.
Clemson University—Clemson, South Carolina
Creighton University—Omaha, Nebraska
East Tennessee State University—Johnson City, Tennessee
George Washington University—Washington D.C.
Georgia Southern University—Statesboro, Georgia
Indiana University—Bloomington, Indiana
Indiana State University—Terre Haute, Indiana
Iowa State University—Ames, Iowa
Loyola University—Chicago, Illinois
Michigan State University—East Lansing, Michigan
Mississippi State University—Starkville, Mississippi
New Mexico State University—Las Cruces, New Mexico
Northeastern University—Boston, Massachusetts
Oregon State University—Corvallis, Oregon
Pennsylvania State University—University Park, Pennsylvania
Sam Houston State University—Huntsville, Texas
St. John’s University—New York, New York
Texas A&M University—College Station, Texas
Texas Tech University—Lubbock, Texas
Tempe University—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Troy University—Troy, Alabama
University of Alabama—Tuscaloosa, Alabama
University of Arkansas—Fayetteville, Arkansas
University at Buffalo SUNY—Buffalo, New York
University of Colorado—Denver, Colorado
University of the Cumberlands—Williamsburg, Kentucky
University of Hawaii—Honolulu, Hawaii
University of Kansas—Lawrence, Kansas
University of Kentucky—Lexington, Kentucky
University of Minnesota—Duluth, Minnesota
University of Missouri—Columbia, Missouri
University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Nebraska
University of Nevada—Reno, Nevada
University of New England—Biddeford, Maine
University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, North Carolina
University of North Dakota—Grand Forks, North Dakota
University of South Carolina—Columbia, South Carolina
University of South Dakota—Vermillion, South Dakota
University of Southern California—Los Angeles, California
University of Wisconsin—Madison, Wisconsin
Valdosta State University—Valdosta, Georgia
Wayne State University—Detroit, Michigan
West Virginia University—Morgantown, West Virginia

Brett Gershon, editor at Nonprofit Colleges Online, says, “These online and hybrid doctoral degree programs are paving the way for working adults to obtain a terminal degree that would might not be possible otherwise.” Gershon goes on to say that even though traditional programs may still be ideal, online doctoral programs can be a good option for individuals who require more flexibility in how they pursue their studies. Gershon also notes that it should be understood that online doctoral programs are no less rigorous than traditional on-campus programs. publishes reviews, and other resources to help prospective students learn about and connect with schools where they can get a quality online education that puts their needs and success first.

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20,000 Meals For The Hungry In Colorado

20,000 Meals For The Hungry In Colorado

DENVER, Jan. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Denver Pavilions’ 30′ carousel, located in the heart of downtown Denver, made a memorable holiday experience for visitors of all ages while also helping to fight hunger. The popular family-friendly attraction ran from December 15- January 2, 2018. Denver Pavilions donated $5,000 in proceeds to Food Bank of the Rockies from the cost of the rides.

Mark Sidell, President of Gart Properties, co-owner of Denver Pavilions stated, “As a company and as individuals, we are deeply committed to making a difference in the lives of the community we serve. We are pleased that the Denver Pavilions’ Holiday Carousel continues to be a successful fundraising tool for our partner organization, Food Bank of the Rockies. The funds raised at Denver Pavilions help to meet the critical needs of those facing hunger and food insecurity in our area. Thank you to all who participated.”

Denver Pavilions’ $5,000 donation will provide 20,000 meals to those in need in the Denver Metro area.

“Food Bank of the Rockies is deeply grateful to Denver Pavilions and all the patrons who rode the carousel this past holiday season! Thanks to everyone’s efforts, we’ll be able to provide an additional 20,000 meals to hungry men, women and children in our community,” said Kevin Seggelke, the food bank’s president and CEO. “Even though our economy is improving, there are still many families struggling with hunger. One in 6 Colorado children don’t always know where they’ll find their next meal and this gift will make a big difference for them and for their families. Thank you!”

Now in its fourth year, The Denver Pavilions’ Holiday Carousel has become a favorite holiday attraction downtown and is the first holiday carousel in the history of the 16th Street Mall. Each year, the Denver Pavilions’ 30′ carousel is located on Glenarm Place on Denver’s 16th Street Mall. The Food Bank of the Rockies has been the Denver Pavilions’ charity partner for the past four years.

Denver Pavilions is a one-of-a-kind retail, dining and entertainment center located in the heart of downtown Denver on the 16th Street Mall, providing a critical mass of over 40 retail tenants, restaurants and entertainment venues. The open-air Denver Pavilions features three-story buildings on a two-block development that is linked by “The Great Wall,” an exterior structure featuring the word “DENVER,” which has become the worldwide symbol of downtown Denver. With such marquee tenants as the first-in-market Uniqlo opening in 2016, downtown Denver’s only Sephora,  H&M’s flagship store featuring an expanded children’s department and one of only five H&M Home departments in the U. S, the first-in-market video arcade FTW (For the Win), a newly remodeled 15-screen United Artists Theatre with state-of-the-art full recliner seating and a in-theater bar plus a newly remodeled Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, Denver Pavilions has become a destination for the metropolitan region. Denver Pavilions is conveniently located in the heart of downtown servicing 120,000 employees and a rapidly growing residential base located on the 16th Street Mall, Denver’s #1 tourist attraction. For more information, visit

Food Bank of the Rockies, a non-profit organization, distributed nearly 48 million meals last year through direct service programs and partner agencies, serving clients in Metro Denver, Northern Colorado, the Western Slope and the entire state of Wyoming. One in seven Coloradans, including nearly one in four Colorado children, struggle with hunger. Since 1978, FBR has provided more than 567 million meals to people in need in the community. For more information, please visit

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