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CSU- Pueblo student research the focus of April 17 Symposium

Release Date: April 14, 2015

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

(719) 549-2810

PUEBLO - The scholarly work of 72 Colorado State University-Pueblo students will highlighted through presentations, posters, and panels as part of the Student Works Symposium on Friday, April 17. The event has been made possible by Little Caesars, Mesa Junction Investments, Staples, Sigma Theta Tau, and the Office of the Provost.

Morning and afternoon presentation sessions featuring the work of graduate and undergraduate students in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, education, engineering, history, psychology and nursing will be held in the OUC Ballroom from 9:45 a.m.-noon and from 1:15-6:20 p.m. with poster sessions available from 10 a.m.-noon and 2:30-4:30 p.m. A complete list of presentations and posters is attached to this release.

The keynote presentation from 12:15-12:45 p.m. will feature the Words and Music Program, which began last fall and is ongoing at El Centro Recreation Center in partnership with the music and English departments at CSU-Pueblo. CSU-Pueblo faculty and a graduate student have been offering an after school enrichment program for elementary-high school students at El Centro del Quinto Sol Recreation Center. The program has provided a unique opportunity for students on Pueblo's east side to engage in integrated writing and music lessons at no cost.

The keynote presenters will include emcee and area philanthropist Dave Feamster, owner of the local Little Caesar's franchise, along with speakers Jessica Plascencia, recreation coordinator at El Centro del Quinto Sol, Dr. Scott Gage, assistant professor of English, Dr. David Volk, chair and associate professor of music, English Graduate Student Ryan Grooms, and seven-year-old Natalie Plascencia, who participated in the program. .

A list of presenters can be found here.

For more information, contact the Erin DeCuir, symposium coordinator, at or 719-549-2855.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.

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