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CSU-Pueblo writing professor publishes book of poetry

Juan Morales, associate professor of English at Colorado State University-Pueblo, recently published a book of poems, The Siren World (Lithic Press, 2015), that has been described as “intensely personal and seamlessly universal.” The poems delve into the wonders and horrors of the world and reveal the mind of a poet open to anything that may strike his widely ranging thoughts.

CSU-Pueblo Foundation receives $3 million from Mathis Trust

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation earned an early holiday gift as Foundation President Todd Kelly announced the receipt of an endowed gift worth more than $3 million from the Lois W. Mathis and J. Roland Mathis Trust.

Daya to Open for Andy Grammer Concert on Jan. 29

Sixteen-year-old pop artist Daya has been booked as the opening act for Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Spring Concert starring Andy Grammer on Jan. 29 at the Colorado State Fair Southwest Motors Events Center.

Former Mayor to speak at annual Martin Luther King breakfast

The Diversity Resource Center at Colorado State University-Pueblo again will host the annual Martin Luther King breakfast on Monday, Jan. 18. The event will feature former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb. Webb will discuss Dr. King's legacy while motivating you to give back to your community as part of the breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, January 18 in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom. The breakfast is free to attendees. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. Webb spent 12 years as the leader of Denver's Mile High City, and helped pull it out of the economic doldrums of 1991 to an investment of $7 billion in infrastructure when he left office in 2003. In October 2003, he founded Webb Group International, a firm that works with businesses and cities on economic development projects, public relations and other consulting areas.


CSU-Pueblo Announces 2014 Math Day Competition Results

The Department of Mathematics and Physics at Colorado State University-Pueblo has announced the results from the 37th Annual Math Day Swanson and Math Bowl competitions, held on campus Thursday, Nov. 20. Nearly 100 students from 12 high schools and one middle school participated in Math Day activities, including Antonito, Crowley County, Coronado, Fountain-Ft. Carson, Harrison, Kim, Pine Creek, Pueblo Academy of Arts, Pueblo Central, Rocky Ford, Rye, Swallows Charter Academy, and Swink.

CSU-Pueblo announces 2014 Juried Student Art Show winners

Forty-two students participated in the event that featured artwork in the categories of oil paint, pencil and pastels, photography, acrylic, mixed media, pencil, and sculpture. Winners were chosen for Best of Show, first, second, and third place, People’s Choice, and first and second Honorable Mention. Mike Womack, assistant professor of painting and drawing at University of Colorado-Boulder, served as juror for the exhibition.

CSU–Pueblo Foundation Adds Romero as Director Trustee

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation recently named Dr. Alex Romero to the board as a Director Trustee.

CSU-Pueblo journalism intern gains valuable experience in D.C.

How does an aspiring journalist get into the Supreme Court chambers and on a background call with the nation’s top news outlets for the latest ISIS updates? Kara Mason, a senior mass communications major at Colorado State University-Pueblo, has done just that as an intern with the Scripps Howard Foundation this fall in Washington, D.C.

Celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 16-20

Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 16-20, with a variety of activities and topics that bring awareness to this segment of the student population that enriches the campus community on a daily basis. Partnering organizations and departments include the Asian Students Association, International Students Association, English Language Institute, Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Title IX Coordinator, Career Center, Seeking Ourselves to United Leaders, Health Education Prevention Program, Department of Athletics, PRIZM, Diversity Resource Center, Auxiliary Services, Women’s Studies Program and Division of Student Life. Participating community organizations include Law Office of Daniel W. Oldenburg LLC and Colorado Health Network.

CSU-Pueblo hosts Diwali, Hindu Festival of Light celebration

A variety of events will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Colorado State University-Pueblo on Wednesday, Nov. 11 to celebrate Diwali, an ancient Hindu festival. Coordinators of the event include CSU-Pueblo International Students Association (CISA), CSU-Pueblo Asian Students Association (CASA), Center for International Programs, Diversity Resource Center, and Student Engagement and Leadership.

CSU–Pueblo station Rev 89 goes global with automation system

Colorado State University-Pueblo’s radio station, KTSC-FM, better known as The Revolution, Rev 89, has upgraded its broadcast facilities to include the addition of a state-of-the-art digital radio automation system and global audio streaming capabilities.

Marketing Class offered at Harlaxton College in England

Twelve CSU System students (Colorado State University and Colorado State University-Pueblo) have the opportunity to spend a month at Harlaxton College in England and earn six hours of credit for two marketing courses in the Hasan School of Business (HSB).

CSU-Pueblo PLP class to adopt El Centro Learning Center

The junior class of the President’s Leadership Program (PLP) at Colorado State University-Pueblo has committed the fall semester to making the Learning Center at El Centro del Quinto Sol a more positive, physical learning environment. Each fall, the PLP junior works as a team to perform a successful public service through their required, experiential education course, US 360 Applying Leadership Principles: The Team Practicum. In order to further develop their leadership and problem-solving skills, the team selects and implements an approved community service project, requiring significant effort in planning, preparation and implementation.

CSU-Pueblo seniors seek technology projects for spring class

Seniors in a computer information systems class at Colorado State University-Pueblo are seeking significant technology-based projects that will challenge the students to use most, if not all, of the skills and knowledge they have gained during the course of their education.


1939 Shriner drum gets facelift and new stage at CSU-Pueblo

The Shriners are known for their generous philanthropic nature, especially as it relates to children, but the 2010 gift of an old drum to Colorado State University-Pueblo now has the campus moving to a different beat.

CSU-Pueblo crowns royalty at halftime of Homecoming game

Two students were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during the 2014 Homecoming activities at Colorado State University-Pueblo, Oct. 13 to Oct. 17. Sophomore nursing major Alisa June Proffer, Pueblo, and senior exercise science major Enrique Rodriguez, Pueblo, accepted crowns and capes during halftime of the ThunderWolves 41-13 victory over Chadron State in the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.

CSU - Pueblo Music Department to perform first Home of Heroes Vet’s Day concert

A patriotic music extravaganza by faculty and students on Nov. 11 at Colorado State University-Pueblo will raise funds for music scholarships for veterans in what is billed as the first Home of Heroes Veteran’s Day Concert.

CSU-Pueblo students share research at symposium

The research of 18 faculty/student teams was featured as part of the 10th Annual Science and Mathematics Student Research Symposium co-sponsored by the College of Science and Mathematics at Colorado State University-Pueblo on Friday, Oct. 17. The topics were as diverse as the variation in mercury among Colorado birds and parasite testing in goats to the effect of diet on bone structure and strength in aging mice.

CSU-Pueblo Student Veterans of America sponsor November events

A Veteran’s Day Moment of Remembrance and reception on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, will be but one event sponsored in November by the Student Veterans of America (SVA) Chapter at Colorado State University-Pueblo. The chapter will host and participate in a variety of presentations, a fundraising 5K Run/Walk, a documentary screening, as well as delivery of Thanksgiving meals to needy student veterans.

English Lecturer Photos in All Pueblo Reads Exhibits

The photography of Colorado State University-Pueblo English lecturer Shawn Vidmar Devine is featured this month in two locations as part of the Pueblo City County Library District’s All Pueblo Reads activities. The chosen book for this year’s All Pueblo Reads extravaganza is The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, a story of ambition and betrayal, capturing the love affair between Ernest Hemingway and his wife, Hadley.

CSU-Pueblo hosts Chemistry Day for Area Students

Students from four area middle and high schools will explore the sweet side of chemistry at Colorado State University-Pueblo on Oct. 23 in celebration of National Chemistry Week.

CSU-Pueblo begins journey to reaffirmation of accreditation

Every ten years, Colorado State University-Pueblo is assessed to verify that it is meeting or exceeding accreditation standards by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and providing quality educational experiences for its students. HLC evaluates the University based on established standards to determine its accreditation status and this time around will use five criterion as well federal compliance, assumed practices, and a quality initiative selected by the University.

ASG leaders helps coordinate new statewide coalition

Later this month, student leaders from Colorado’s four-year higher education institutions will gather to ratify a constitution for the statewide Colorado Student Government Coalition (CSGC).

Walk on the Wild Side Homecoming at CSU-Pueblo, Oct. 17-18

Former and current students of Southern Colorado Junior College, Pueblo Junior College, Southern Colorado State College, the University of Southern Colorado, and Colorado State University – Pueblo are encouraged to Walk on the Wild Side when they return to campus along with the parents of current students Oct. 17-18 for a series of events planned by the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association and the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership.

CSU-Pueblo professor to study global health issues in Thailand

A Colorado State University-Pueblo sociology professor will study pandemics and global health issues like ebola next summer at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand as part of a Fulbright Specialist Grant.


CSU-Pueblo plays role in national HACU conference in Denver

Numerous Colorado State University-Pueblo students, faculty, and staff will play significant roles in the national conference of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities being held this year at the Downtown Denver Sheraton, Oct. 4-6. HACU’s Annual Conference, which typically attracts 1,500-2,000 attendees from throughout the U.S. and Latin America, provides a unique forum for the sharing of information and ideas for the best and most promising practices in the education of Hispanics. CSU-Pueblo regularly attends the national conferences given its designation as an Hispanic Serving Institution.

Program featured in October Colorado Completes tour

CSU-Pueblo’s Denver Scholarship Foundation program was one of eight statewide on Lt. Governor Joe Garcia’s October Colorado Completes tour highlighting programs that assist college completion, particularly of first generation and low income or underrepresented students.

CSU–Pueblo series continues with African performance group

The 2014-2015 Distinguished Speakers Series at Colorado State University-Pueblo continues next week with the ultimate African circus. Cirque Zuma Zuma will dazzle Pueblo with a combination of dancers, acrobats, and contortionists beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30 perform in Hoag Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the community.

Women in Higher Ed Leadership Symposium

The dynamic experiences and the educational pathways of five female higher education leaders will be the focus of a symposium next month at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Southern Colorado is the only region in the nation to employ five women leading a variety of educational institutions, CSU-Pueblo President Dr. Lesley Di Mare, Pueblo Community College President Patty Erjavec, Air Force Academy Superintendent Major General Michelle Johnson, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Chancellor Dr. Pam Shockley Zalabak, and Colorado College President Dr. Jill Tiefenthaler.

CSU-Pueblo Undergrad to Speak About Neighborhood

Chicano activism in Pueblo’s Salt Creek Neighborhood will be the topic of an Hispanic Heritage Month lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30 in Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC) 109.

CSU-Pueblo enrollment gain in freshmen, out of state students

The official enrollment numbers for the fall semester at Colorado State University-Pueblo met the University’s budget projections thanks to a substantial increase in the number of incoming freshmen, as well as increases in students from other states and countries.

Words and music to bring CSU-Pueblo and El Centro together

Words and music will bring Colorado State University-Pueblo students and El Centro together this fall through an afterschool enrichment program with workshops exploring writing, poetry, and guitar.

CSU-Pueblo student vets sponsor 5K Run/3KWalk in November

The Student Veterans of America (SVA) Chapter at Colorado State University-Pueblo will co-sponsor a 5K Run and 3K Walk on Sunday, Nov. 2 to benefit the Denver Fisher House (DFH) as well as on-campus services for veterans at CSU-Pueblo.

Marching band to promote new series RED BAND SOCIETY

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Marching Band, under the direction of Dr. Alan Mills, along with cheer and dance squads, will help promote the new FOX dramedy RED BAND SOCIETY at an event on Sept. 12 at the Colorado Children’s Hospital in Denver. A performance by the CSU-Pueblo Marching Band’s performance will be included as part of 10 similar events being held at Children’s Hospitals across the country. The Denver event is the only Colorado appearance and CSU-Pueblo is the only Colorado band. Other cities on the tour include: Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and Phoenix.

CSU-Pueblo partners with Altitude for football games broadcast

Millions of households nationwide will be able to enjoy the thrills of ThunderWolf Football and learn more about Colorado State University-Pueblo this fall thanks to a unique partnership with KSPK-TV and Altitude Sports and Entertainment Network, the most watched regional sports network in the Rocky Mountain area.

CSU-Pueblo Foundation Board Adds Director Trustee

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation Board recently named Ruben Dario Peña Bolivar to the board as a Director Trustee.

City Council to honor 50th anniversary of nursing department

The 50th anniversary of the Nursing Department at Colorado State University-Pueblo will be recognized with a Proclamation as part of the Pueblo City Council meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8 at Pueblo Memorial Hall, 1 City Hall Place. Dr. Donna Wofford, associate dean of nursing, will accept a signed proclamation declaring Sept. 8 as CSU-Pueblo Nursing Department 50th Anniversary Day.

Student encourages peers to pursue entrepreneurship

Colorado State University-Pueblo Senior Mass Communications major Mike Marino is proof that college students don’t have to struggle financially while earning a degree – and he has written a book outlining a road map to success.

Foundation announces text to give campaign

The CSU-Pueblo Foundation has created an easy way for donors to contribute to the three-year, $25 million On the Move capital campaign that began last August to raise dollars for student scholarships, upgraded facilities, and expanded opportunities and support for students.

CSU–Pueblo Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 9 to Oct. 31, with an assortment of musical performances, food, films, service, and speakers. The month’s activities will be sponsored by CSU-Pueblo’s Chicano Studies Program, Diversity Resource Center, SOCO Reading Series, Student Engagement and Leadership, Alumni Association, Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC), Foreign Language Department (Spanish), College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), International Programs, and the Rawlings Library.

CSU-Pueblo On the Move Campaign Exceeds $10 Million

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation announced that in the first year of its On the Move capital campaign it has added more than 650 new donors and raised $10.3 million, more than one-third of its three-year goal.


CSU-Pueblo hosts first reading series event of the fall semester

The Southern Colorado Reading Series at Colorado State University-Pueblo will host the first reading of the 2014-15 academic year, featuring Michael Garriga at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8 in Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC) 109. The reading is free and refreshments will be provided.

Olympic Swimming Amanda Beard to kick off Speaker Series

The 2014-2015 Distinguished Speakers Series at Colorado State University-Pueblo will kick off next week with a swimmer who won her first Olympic medals as a teenager and went on to swim for the University of Arizona before earning eight U.S. titles and becoming a world champion and world record holder.

Foundation Board Adds Four Trustees; Names New Chairman

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation Board recently named a new Chairman of the Board and added four individuals to its board as Director Trustees.

CSU-Pueblo sponsors alumni, student events at State Fair

The Colorado State University-Pueblo will sponsor events for alumni and area students as part of the 11-day Colorado State Fair, Aug. 22-Sept. 1.

CSU-Pueblo opens 2014-15 academic year with move in, events

Colorado State University-Pueblo as the first day of class for the Fall 2014 Semester approaches on Monday, Aug. 25. Departmental and college faculty meetings begin on Tuesday (August 19) as faculty return to the start the Fall semester. As part of the University’s back-to-school events, CSU-Pueblo President Lesley Di Mare will greet new and returning faculty and staff at 9 a.m. on Monday (August 18) in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom. Updates on campus enrollment, budget, information technology, and strategic plan will follow at 10:15 a.m.

CSU-Pueblo to transition to new domain name this fall

Colorado State University – Pueblo will spend the next six months transitioning to a new and shorter domain name from to By Feb. 2, 2015.


CSU-Pueblo student radio station ranks third in Pueblo market

The student radio station at Colorado State University-Pueblo ranked third in the Pueblo market among men and women aged 12 and older during the first quarter of 2014.

Alumni Association to benefit from ThunderWolf Red

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Alumni Association scholarship program will benefit from sale of a new commemorative wine, ThunderWolf Red – Spirit of the Pack, available August 8 at 80/Twenty Wines, 415 N. Greenwood in Pueblo.

Tower location sponsors Party with the Pack July 23

Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Tower location at 2864 S. Circle Dr. in Colorado Springs will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a community-wide Party with the Pack event from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23.

CSU-Pueblo graduates 522 students in Spring '14

Colorado State University-Pueblo recently confirmed degrees for 522 students, earned during the Spring 2014 semester. Of these graduates, 69 graduated Cum Laude (CL) earning a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5. Fifty eight (58) students graduated Magna Cum Laude (MC) earning a minimum GPA of 3.75, and forty one (41) students graduated Summa Cum Laude (SC) earning a minimum 3.9 GPA out of a possible 4.0.

CSU-Pueblo converts to new financial management system

After nearly a two-year transition, Colorado State University-Pueblo will go live on Tuesday with a new financial system that is expected to reduce paper processes, enable faster turnaround, and allow for decisions to be made based on up-to-date information. The new system also will provide a built-in checks and balances system, which will give more control and flexibility to documents and create audit trails.


Gem Collection to be unveiled in August thanks to efforts

A geology collection at Colorado State University-Pueblo will no longer be “hidden gems” thanks to the work of a group of undergraduate students who are preparing them for display this fall.

CSU System Board Approves Budget for CSU-Pueblo

The Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System today voted to accept the budget and tuition proposal submitted by CSU-Pueblo for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The board also approved the budget for the CSU System office.

CSU-Pueblo Foundation receives scholarship gift from Rotary

Rotary 43 has created a scholarship that will benefit the next generation of leaders through the President’s Leadership Program at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

CSU-Pueblo one of 12 schools selected for Hispanic Quiz Show

Colorado State University-Pueblo has been selected as one of 12 schools in the nation and the only Colorado school to participate in the Hispanic College Quiz series this fall. The show will be broadcast nationally during Hispanic Heritage Month airing Sept. 13-Oct. 19, 2014.

White House Honors CSU-Pueblo Student as DACA Champion of Change

A Colorado State University-Pueblo student was one of 10 individuals honored today as a Champion of Change at a White House ceremony honoring exemplary leadership in their communities as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients. Since applying for DACA, they have become "success stories and role models," the White House said in a statement about the upcoming ceremony.

CSU-Pueblo names 2014-2015 President Leadership Program Class

Twenty freshmen students have been named to the 2014-2015 President’s Leadership Program (PLP) at Colorado State University – Pueblo. The students were selected by a committee of campus and community board members and students from the PLP program.

CSU-Pueblo offers Summer Transportation Institute, June 16-27

Secondary school students can investigate the transportation industry as a possible career choice as part of a two-week, non-residential National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) at Colorado State University - Pueblo in June. CSU-Pueblo civil engineering technology faculty will conduct the Institute from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 16 to 27 for students in grades 6 through 9 attending public or private schools in Colorado.


7th Annual Student Involvement/Employment Festival

Registration now is available to area businesses and organizations who wish to share information, sell items, and/or recruit employees, interns, and volunteers at the 2014 Student Involvement and Employment Festival at Colorado State University-Pueblo on Wednesday, Aug. 27.

CSU-Pueblo announces 2014 Class of Kane Scholars

Eight high-achieving students from Pueblo County high schools have been selected to receive the prestigious Kane Family Foundation Scholarship at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Lesley Di Mare, CSU-Pueblo President, announced today the names of the eight students who make up the 2014 class of Kane Family Scholars. The program is made possible by the Kane Family Foundation, a charitable vehicle of the late Alexander “Andy” and Wanden Matthews Kane. A reception in the scholars’ honor will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 23 in the Occhiato University Center Hearthwell Lounge.

CSU-Pueblo to co-host remembrance of Los Seis de Boulder

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the deaths of Los Seis de Boulder (The Boulder Six), a seminal event for the Colorado Chicano Movement, Colorado State University-Pueblo and the Pueblo City-County Library District, along with organizers from Symbols of Resistance, will sponsor a presentation and roundtable discussion entitled, “Pueblo Chicano Activists Remember Los Seis.” The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28 in the Ryals Room at the Rawlings Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave.

CSU-Pueblo Noyce Scholars Program offers summer math academy

The Noyce Scholars Program at Colorado State University-Pueblo will offer the Second Annual Summer Mathematics Academy for students from Pueblo County and the surrounding areas entering grades 7 through 10. The free student-oriented mathematics program will develop, extend, and strengthen key problem solving and communications skills related to algebra and number sense in a fun, supportive setting. This year’s academy will be limited to 100 registrants. Students who will benefit from the academy will include those in grades 7 through 10 who have not completed Algebra 2, as well as those who are struggling with math, and those who need an extra challenge. Pre- and post-tests will be used to better address the needs of students and illustrate student progress during the eight, two-hour classes offered from 1-3 p.m. on June 16-19 and June 23-26 at CSU-Pueblo. Daily work will include both individual and small group activities.

CSU-Pueblo announces 2014 Spring Dean's List

The following 1,001 students have been named to the 2014 Spring Semester Dean’s List at Colorado State University-Pueblo. The list recognizes undergraduate degree-seeking students who have completed 12 or more credit hours with a minimum grade-point-average of 3.5. Those 326 students whose names appear with an asterisk (*) earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average. The students are listed by country, state, and town.

CSU-Pueblo honors area educators at annual teacher celebration

More than 100 individuals honored eight teachers from throughout Southern Colorado on May 18 as part of the 14th annual teacher celebration sponsored by the Southern Colorado Teacher Education Alliance at Colorado State University-Pueblo

CSU-Pueblo Pairs with Steelworks Museum for poetry reading

The Colorado State University-Pueblo English Department, Pilgrimage Magazine, and the Steelworks Museum will co-sponsor a performance of Poems of Labor and Ludlow beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20 at the Steelworks Museum Community Room, 215 Canal St., Pueblo.

45 students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Forty-five Colorado State University – Pueblo students were inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi last week (May 2), according to Dr. Roy Sonnema, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and president of the CSU-Pueblo Phi Kappa Phi Chapter.

CSU–Pueblo announces 2014-2015 Distinguished Speaker Series line-up

The 2014-2015 Distinguished Speakers Series at Colorado State University-Pueblo will feature an Olympic swimmer, a motivational coach, a Latino leader, a gay rights activist, and three dance/acrobatic acts.

CSU-Pueblo offers summer memberships at Recreation Center

The Student Recreation Center at Colorado State University-Pueblo is offering summer memberships for community members and families at its Student Recreation Center just south of Massari Arena.


CSU-Pueblo recognizes Holocaust Remembrance Day April 28

Colorado State University-Pueblo will sponsor a day of activities, including a memorial service, poetry reading, and personal testimony, on Monday, April 28 in recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Throughout the day, educational exhibits about the Holocaust will be on display in the Library and Academic Resources Center and an installation to remember those who perished will be available in the Diversity Resource Center, Occhiato University Center 003. All events are open to the public at no charge.

CSU-Pueblo announces 2014 ASG Election Results

The results from the 2014 Associated Students’ Government (ASG) elections at Colorado State University-Pueblo held earlier this week have been announced. The inauguration of new officers and a reception will be held at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, April 25 in the ASG Chambers of the Occhiato University Center.

CSU-Pueblo honors outstanding faculty and staff at luncheon

Outstanding faculty and staff leaders at Colorado State University – Pueblo were honored at a recognition luncheon held on Monday, April 21. Program Associate in Teacher Education Karen Micheli was recognized as the 2014 Outstanding Professional Employee, while Teacher Education Administrative Assistant Barb Ramirez was named the Outstanding Classified Employee. Janet Barnett, professor of mathematics, earned the top faculty honor for Faculty Excellence in Teaching. Information Support Services Team earned the Outstanding Team Award.

CSU-Pueblo honors Gatchel with Threlkeld Prize as top senior

A former truck driver who will graduate with two degrees and a job as an engineer has been named the 2014 recipient of the Threlkeld Prize for Excellence at Colorado State University-Pueblo. As the Threlkeld recipient, John Gatchel will receive the first diploma of the ceremony when he graduates with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business through the Hasan School of Business’ 3+2 program on Saturday, May 3 at the Colorado State Fair Events Center.

Let's Move this Saturday

?Students and faculty in the Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation Department will host a day dedicated to promoting active, healthy lifestyles for children in kindergarten through 8th grade. The event is free of charge.

CSU-Pueblo Gallery Exhibit features work of senior art

The artwork of 27 graduating Bachelor of Art and Bachelor of Fine Art students at Colorado State University-Pueblo will be on display from April 4-May 2 in the Fine Art Gallery of the Art/Music Building in the Capps Capozzolo Academic Center for the Arts. The students also will be recognized at an exhibit closing reception from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, in the Fine Art Gallery.

CSU-Pueblo’s REV 89 earns 2014 Signature Station Award

The student-operated radio station at Colorado State University-Pueblo, KTSC-FM, REV 89, has received The Broadcast Education Association's (BEA) National Signature Station Award for 2014. This is the highest radio honor given by the BEA and represents a zenith in the ongoing effort by the Mass Communication Department and Center for New Media (MCCNM) to provide a world class broadcasting experience for the department's radio students.

CSU-Pueblo faculty scholars honored at reception on April 15

The Provost’s Office and the University Library at Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate the scholarly and creative works of faculty, staff, and students accomplished during the calendar year 2013 at the annual Scholars’ Reception beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15.

CSU-Pueblo hosts Graduate Research Symposium on April 18

Nearly 50 graduate students from Colorado State University-Pueblo will showcase their research on April 18 as part of the second annual Graduate Research Symposium, the only event in southern Colorado showcasing graduate student work.

JA, Healy Center announce student, adult venture capitalist

Local celebrity venture capitalist sharks ate up the business plan ideas from student and adult entrepreneurs alike, who benefitted from a competition sponsored by the Healy Center in the Hasan School of Business at Colorado State University-Pueblo and Junior Achievement. The final negotiations were held and awards announced on April 5 in CSU-Pueblo’s Massari Arena. Capitalists for the competition were Sean McCarthy, Jim Stilwell representing DD Marketing, Josh Wilcoxson, and Michaela Gallina.

CSU-Pueblo presents Tony Award-winning God of Carnage

Colorado State University-Pueblo continues its Theatre revival with a production of Yasmina Reza’s three-time Tony Award-winning modern comedy, God of Carnage, on April 18-19 & 25-26 in Hoag Recital Hall. Sponsored by the College of Humanities & Social Science (CHASS) with the support of The Anthony T. and Theresa H. Capps-Capozzolo Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the production also provides a practicum for students in the University’s “Play Production in Theatre” class (US 291/491), giving students a chance to work with regional Theatre professionals.

2nd Annual Running Dead Know obstacle course

Dozens of Colorado State University-Pueblo students will attempt to make it home safely by running a gauntlet of obstacles and zombies on Wednesday, April 23. The roughly 1.5 mile obstacle course event is part of the “Even Zombies Know” campaign, a project funded through Colorado’s Persistent Drunk Driver committee. The campaign is a three-year effort to reduce impaired driving and promote responsible choices about alcohol and drugs on the CSU-Pueblo campus.

CSU-Pueblo AIM program offers spring events

The Automotive Booster Club (ABC) of the Automotive Industry Management (AIM) program at Colorado State University-Pueblo will host two spring events -- AIM’s annual Ward Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, April 18 and the Sefcovic Memorial Car Show on Saturday, April 19.The AIM program provides students with a broad range of management, business, and technical skills applicable to the automotive parts and service industries.

Groundbreaking for the new state-funded Building

Colorado State University-Pueblo President Lesley Di Mare invites the public to celebrate the University’s continued commitment to academic quality at the Groundbreaking for a new General Classroom Building.

Nursing students co-sponsor community baby shower

New and expectant mothers can arm themselves with knowledge necessary to raise a happy, healthy, and safe child at the 4th annual Community Baby Shower presented by the Pueblo Early Childhood Council and the Colorado State University-Pueblo Nursing Department. The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 16 at the Praise Assembly of God Church in Pueblo, 2000 Troy Avenue.

CSU-Pueblo participates in 100th anniversary events of Ludlow

A series of events will be held locally and throughout the state in April to mark the 100th anniversary of the Great Colorado Coalfield War of 1913-1914, during which the Ludlow Massacre occurred. Among the local 100th anniversary events are lectures, a film and concert, as well as the 10th annual Ludlow Memorial Labor Fest Academic Symposium, coordinated by Colorado State University-Pueblo, El Pueblo Museum, Rawlings Library, and the Bessemer Historical Society and Steelworks Museum.

CSU-Pueblo international students plan extravaganza April 14

The 76th Annual International Food and Cultural Extravaganza sponsored by the International Student Association at Colorado State University-Pueblo will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 14 in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom.

Student Rec Center hosts Multi-Sport & Adventure Day Camps

The Student Recreation Center (SRC) at Colorado State University-Pueblo again will offer a Multi-Sport & Adventure camp this summer for kids entering grades 1 through 5. Camps will be held at the SRC at CSU-Pueblo from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

CSU-Pueblo Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium to bear Gonzales’ names

Colorado State University-Pueblo broke ground on an enhanced soccer/lacrosse facility in advance of the addition of lacrosse to the institution’s intercollegiate athletics offerings this fall. The ceremony concluded with the announcement of the naming of the facility for longtime University supporters Art and Lorraine Gonzales.

CSU-Pueblo students earn regional writing awards from SPJ

Four mass communications majors at Colorado State University-Pueblo received regional writing awards as part of the Society of Professional Journalists Region 9 conference on March 26

Teacher Education Fair to feature 30+ school districts

More than 30 local, regional, state, and national school districts will be seeking educators as part of Colorado State University-Pueblo’s annual Teacher Education Fair on Thursday, April 10.

CSU-Pueblo to Honor Roumph as Distinguished Alum on May 16

A local businessman and entrepreneur who also volunteers as assistant wrestling coach at CSU-Pueblo will receive the President’s Medallion for Distinguished Alumni Achievement as part of the President’s Gala on May 16. Mike Roumph, will join former state representative Joyce Lawrence and Greater Pueblo Chamber President Rod Slyhoff as honorees at the 2014 President’s Gala on Friday, May 16 in the Occhiato University Center (OUC) Ballroom. Donors underwrite the evening’s expenses, guaranteeing that all proceeds directly benefit future generations of CSU-Pueblo students through scholarships and programs.


CSU-Pueblo Ballet Folklorico to perform in new costumes

The Ballet Folklorico at Colorado State University-Pueblo, which was re-established as a student organization last spring and incorporated into the University’s curriculum last fall, will unveil new costumes at two separate performances on April 4 and 5 in Hoag Recital Hall.

Freedom Rider to speak as part of Created Equal Grant

In conjunction with the Created Equal film series, author and activist Thomas Armstrong will share his experience as a Freedom Rider with the Colorado State University-Pueblo community on April 7.

Groundbreaking for Soccer/LaCrosse Stadium on April 2

Members of the Colorado State University-Pueblo community, including students, faculty, staff, administrators, athletics representatives, and Foundation members, along with participating contractors, will gather to break ground celebrating the expansion and enhancement of the soccer/lacrosse facility.

CSU-Pueblo nursing students to participate in annual health fair

The Class of 2014 from the Nursing Department at Colorado State University – Pueblo will coordinate a host of local organizations to provide health screening and education at the KOAA5 Southern Colorado Health Fair on Saturday, April 26.

CSU-Pueblo Foundation Board Adds Four Trustees

The CSU-Pueblo Foundation Board recently selected four individuals to join the board as Director Trustees. David Abeyta, Chad Heberly, Abel Tapia, and Dee Weber were selected to join the slate of active Trustees of the CSU-Pueblo Foundation Board.

Student, Adult Entrepreneurs vie for prizes on April 5

Viewing the ABC series, “Shark Tank” will prepare audience members for the thrill of the final evaluation and negotiation of business proposals entered in the Pueblo Student Business Plan and Adult Venture Capital Entrepreneurship Competitions. The final round of interviews will be held on Saturday, April 5 on the Colorado State University-Pueblo campus. The general public is invited to attend the April 5 competition at which four student finalists and 4-5 adult finalists pitch their ideas to a panel of judges.

Professor studies relationship between work environment/health

Does your work environment promote your health or harm it? Colorado State University – Pueblo business professor Brad Gilbreath says he can find out.

History department honors colleague with lecture series

Colorado State University –Pueblo will host the Second Annual Bea Spade Memorial Lecture Series this month to honor departed colleague, Dr. Bea Spade, who passed away in July of 2012.

CSU-Pueblo Sponsors Safe Spring Break Survival Week events

Spring Break is what college students look forward to from the first day of the spring semester. People will be heading off to the beach, the ski slopes, or just about anywhere that’s NOT a classroom. Colorado State University – Pueblo’s Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Program (AOD) will help students survive the week through a variety of activities next week that encourage them to know that they have the power to make responsible decisions as it relates to drinking, sexual behavior, and excessive sun exposure during spring break.

CSU-Pueblo MBA program among Best for Vets 2014 rankings

Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Master of Business Administration degree was ranked among the top 64 in the country by Military Times’ Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014 rankings. The top 64 business schools are mentioned, and the top 20 are compared in the issues of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times on newsstands the week of March 10. CSU-Pueblo was one of three Colorado schools, including University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and Metropolitan State University of Denver, to make the rankings.

Former Superintendent to present Commencement Address

A 1969 graduate of Colorado State University-Pueblo and former superintendent of both local school districts will share his insights with Colorado State University-Pueblo graduates in May. Dr. Henry Roman, a retired educator and community volunteer, will present the Commencement Address during the spring ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the Colorado State Fair Events Center.

CSU-Pueblo hosts "Let’s Move" Day for Pueblo youth

Students and faculty in the Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation Department at Colorado State University - Pueblo will host a day dedicated to promoting active, healthy lifestyles for children in kindergarten through 8th grade. The event is free of charge

Lawrence and Slyhoff to be honored at CSU–Pueblo Gala May 16

Longtime community leader and University supporter Joyce Lawrence and Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce President Rod Slyhoff will be honored with President’s Medallions for Distinguished Service as part of the 2014 President’s Gala on Friday, May 16 in the Occhiato University Center (OUC) Ballroom. Donors underwrite the evening’s expenses, guaranteeing that all proceeds directly benefit future generations of CSU-Pueblo students through scholarships and programs.

CSU-Pueblo Army ROTC Selected for MacArthur Award

The Army ROTC program at Colorado State University-Pueblo has won one of eight MacArthur Awards nationwide for the unit’s achievements in the 2012-13 school year. The award recognizes the eight schools, selected from among the 275 senior Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) units nationwide, as the top programs in the country.

20th Annual Engineering, Science, & Technology Design Contest

The Pueblo School of Engineering and Biomedical Sciences and Heaton Middle School (Pueblo) will attempt to hold on to their traveling trophies as champions of the 2013 Colorado State University - Pueblo Engineering, Science and Technology Design Contest. Approximately 300 students from eight high schools and seven middle schools are registered to participate in the 20th Annual Design Contest set for Saturday, March 15 in the Occhiato University Center and the Technology Building.

CSU-Pueblo celebrates arrival of spring with HOLI-FESTIVAL

he Colorado International Student Association (CISA) and the Brew Club at Colorado State University-Pueblo will sponsor a celebration of Holi, a Hindu festival of Spring, from 3-6 p.m. on Friday, March 14 at the Hasan Outdoor Amphitheater on the west side of campus. Holi is celebrated in South Asia, particularly India and Nepal and other countries with significant people of Hindu origin, and signifies the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring. More information on the origin of the festival may be found at: According to Nishesh Singh, president of the CISA, festivities are fun way to introduce people to cultures from around the world. “This will be a celebration of the arrival of Spring as it is celebrated in the Indian Subcontinent,” Singh said. “We will add color to life with paint, music, and dance.”

Racquetball team to train with US Olympic Training Center

The national powerhouse club racquetball team at Colorado State University-Pueblo will partner with the United States Olympic Training Center (USOTC) to provide annual strength and conditioning to racquetball players.

Sporting Clay Classic to Benefit Pack Volleyball

?The Colorado State University-Pueblo volleyball program will host a Sporting Clay Classic on Saturday, Apr. 5. The proceeds will benefit the Pack volleyball program.

CSU-Pueblo announces 2014 state History Day qualifiers

For the 20th straight year, the History Department at Colorado State University-Pueblo hosted the Southeastern Colorado History Day and announces the qualifiers to the National History Day in Colorado State Competition at the University of Colorado – Denver on May 3.

Forensics Team Barnes and Noble Book Fair

The CSU-Pueblo Forensics Team will partner with the local Barnes and Noble, 4300 N Freeway St., to host a book fair on Saturday, March 8. The CSU-Pueblo Forensics Team is a co-curricular, student organization that fosters leadership, critical thinking, and applied communication skills through competitive debate and public speaking opportunities. The team will receive 10 percent of proceeds from purchases made with a voucher at the store and online through the following week. The team also will perform several times between noon and 1 p.m. in the store. Any purchases must mention the team and/or voucher number, 11314051, which also should be used when making an online purchase.

Foundation Allocates Money to Various University Units

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation Board of Directors recently approved a $439,000 allocation of unrestricted money to four University programs for the 2014-15 academic year.

Symphony concert to feature CSU-Pueblo's Zahari Metchkov

The Pueblo Symphony, under the direction of Conductor Dr. Jacob Chi, will feature CSU-Pueblo faculty member Dr. Zahari Metchkov on piano and pipe organ as part of its fifth season concert of the 2013-2014 season, 88 Keys & 4,000 Pipes. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 in Hoag Recital Hall.


Senate confirms three to CSU System Board of Governors

he Colorado Senate today confirmed Gov. John Hickenlooper’s appointments to the Colorado State University System Board of Governors.

CSU-Pueblo hosts Women’s History Month events in March

Colorado State University-Pueblo and its Diversity Resource Center will host a variety of events in March in honor of Women’s History Month, including an Empowering Women Leadership Series, a purple pump extravaganza, and a Japanese Girl’s Day celebration. All events are free of charge.

CSU-Pueblo host networking mixer and career fair in March

The CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association, in partnership with the CSU-Pueblo Career Center and other generous community partners and sponsors, will again host the Student to Community Networking Mixer the evening prior to the annual Career Fair.

CSU-Pueblo speaker series concludes with former CIA agent

The 2013-2014 Distinguished Speakers Series at Colorado State University-Pueblo closes out its schedule with former CIA agent Tony Mendez, inspiration for the 2012 Academy Award winning film, Argo. Mendez will present The True Story of Argo at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26 in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom. Tickets are free to CSU-Pueblo students and $8 to the general public.

Black History & Women's History Month speaker Tia Norfleet

Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate Black History and Women’s History Month in March with an appearance by the first African American female licensed NASCAR driver, Tia Norfleet.

BOG approves $5 million investment in CSU-Pueblo

The Colorado State University System Board of Governors on Friday unanimously voted to approve a $5 million investment in CSU-Pueblo to help the institution weather financial challenges.

Colorado VEX Championship at CSU-Pueblo Massari Arena


CSU - Pueblo Alumni Association hosts Basketball Reception

The Colorado State University – Pueblo Alumni Association will host an Alumni Night reception for alumni and their families as part of the men’s and women’s basketball games versus Adams State on Saturday, Feb. 15. The women’s tipoff is at 5:30 p.m., with the men’s game to follow at 7:30 p.m.

CSU-Pueblo Professors Release Economic Impact Study


CSU-Pueblo Professors to Release Economic Impact Study



CSU-Pueblo Spring Concert features three-artist Booty Tour

Tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 3 for Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Spring “Booty Tour” Concert featuring three hip hop and rap performers on Friday, April 18. The evening’s line up will include Kirko Bangz, Bubba Sparxxx, and Sir Mix-a-Lot as well as several award-winning student performers beginning at 8 p.m. in CSU-Pueblo’s Massari Arena. Student musicians will kick off the event at 7 p.m. with Bubba Sparxxx taking the stage at 8 p.m.

Chicago's famed Second City returns to CSU-Pueblo

Chicago’s legendary comedy theatre The Second City will appear at Colorado State University- Pueblo’s Hoag Recital Hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 thanks to the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership

CSU-Pueblo reading series features award-winning alum

The first Southern Colorado Reading Series event of the spring semester will feature award-winning fiction writer and Colorado State University-Pueblo alumnus John Paul Jaramillo at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4 in the Library and Academic Resources Center 109. The reading is free, and refreshments will be provided.

CSU-Pueblo students, faculty perform at CMEA Conference

Members of the Student Orchestra and String Quartet as well as faculty in the Department of Music at Colorado State University-Pueblo will perform while other music students will serve as recruitment ambassadors as part of the annual conference of the Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA), being held this Thursday through Saturday, January 23-25, 2014, at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

CSU-Pueblo releases plan to balance 2014-15 budget deficit

Colorado State University-Pueblo President Lesley Di Mare today revealed the components of a plan to balance the projected $3.3 million deficit projected for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The plan includes a cut in operating budgets as well as elimination of 19 vacant positions and 22 filled positions, fewer than the 50 originally projected.

CSU-Pueblo establishes Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

The following 901 students have been named to the 2013 Fall Semester Dean’s List at Colorado State University-Pueblo. The list recognizes undergraduate degree-seeking students who have completed 12 or more credit hours with a minimum grade-point-average of 3.5. Those 267 students whose names appear with an asterisk (*) earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average. The students are listed by country, state, and town.

CSU–Pueblo announces 2013 Fall Dean’s List

The following 901 students have been named to the 2013 Fall Semester Dean’s List at Colorado State University-Pueblo. The list recognizes undergraduate degree-seeking students who have completed 12 or more credit hours with a minimum grade-point-average of 3.5. Those 267 students whose names appear with an asterisk (*) earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average. The students are listed by country, state, and town.

CSU-Pueblo hosts College Goal Sunday for parents, students

Colorado State University-Pueblo will support the State of Colorado’s initiative to help college students and their parents find money for college by helping them complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at College Goal Sunday on February 9.

CSU-Pueblo hosts 6th annual Martin Luther King Breakfast

Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Monday, January 20 with a humanistic psychologist whose research focuses on diversity and human dignity. The event is FREE but seating is limited. The event is sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center and Black Students Organization.

CSU-Pueblo Speakers Series continues with political comedian

The 2013-2014 Distinguished Speakers Series at Colorado State University-Pueblo will resume next week with the first of two speakers. The 2013-14 series will conclude on Feb. 26 with retired Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Agent Tony Mendez, the inspiration for the award winning film, Argo.

CSU-Pueblo seeks outstanding alumni for achievement award

Do you know an outstanding graduate of Southern Colorado Junior College, Pueblo Junior College, Southern Colorado State College, University of Southern Colorado, or Colorado State University-Pueblo? The Alumni Association seeks nominations for the 2014 President’s Medallion for Distinguished Alumni Achievement. The award will be presented as part of this year’s President’s Gala on Friday, May 16.

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