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Back to school events for faculty, staff, & students begin

Release Date: August 21, 2015

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

719.549.2810

Press Release

PUEBLO –As the first day of class for the Fall 2015 Semester at Colorado State University-Pueblo approaches on Monday, Aug. 24, a full schedule of events began for students, faculty, and staff. As part of the University’s back-to-school events, CSU-Pueblo President Lesley Di Mare greeted new and returning faculty and staff on Monday (August 17) in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom. Departmental and college faculty meetings met on Tuesday (August 18) as faculty returned to start the Fall semester.

Faculty and staff had several opportunities to socialize and reconnect, including a barbeque at City Park on Tuesday, Aug. 18 that included free ride tickets for employees and their families.

Student move in to the residence halls began from 9 a.m.-noon today Thursday, Aug. 20. A variety of events are planned over the next few weeks to facilitate the transition of students and their families into the CSU-Pueblo community. The events provide information regarding the resources that are available to support the growth and development of the students. Faculty and staff were offered a variety of workshops throughout the week, including re-accreditation, strategic planning, licensing/branding, as well as updates on advising, and PROPEL (Providing Opportunities to Excel).

CSU-Pueblo will host its annual New Faculty and Staff Reception at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s Helen T. White Galleries for an exclusive viewing of the “Colors of the Southwest” exhibition from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Campus and community organizations will welcome students back to town at the Student Involvement/Employment Festival from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26.  Student organizations, university departments, and community vendors will be involved in the day’s activities. Businesses and individuals interested getting involved with the festival may obtain a registration form by calling Student Activities at 549-2151. The festival is open to the Pueblo community.

The University will celebrate the grand opening of the new $16 million General Classroom Building at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28. The 40,000-square-foot building will provide larger and more effective instructional space to serve today’s growing curriculum and student technology needs through the addition of two auditoriums, six classrooms, two learning labs, and a teaching and learning resource center. 

A list of August back to school activities follows: 

  • 21 Intensity Game Show, 7 p.m., OUC Ballroom, Pancake Feed, 9 p.m., Residence Hall Oval
  • 22 Outdoor Movie, Toy Story, 8 p.m., Residence Hall Oval
  • 22 ThunderPups Football Clinic, 8:30-9:30 p.m., ThunderBowl
  • 22 Outdoor Pursuits (OP): Raft Trip on Arkansas River, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • 23 Classified Staff Cripple Creek Fundraiser, 8 a.m., $25 per person
  • 23 Casino Night, 5-8 p.m., Culebra Hall Lobby
  • 24 Classes Begin
  • 24 Laser Tag, 2-7 p.m., OUC Ballroom
  • 25 New Faculty/Staff Reception, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • 25 Water Walker Balls, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Belmont Lawn
  • 26 REC FEST, 7-11 p.m., Student Recreation Center
  • 26 Student Involvement and Employment Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.(Battlezone, Bunge Run, Henna)
  • 27 DIY: Crayon Art, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., outside of LARC
  • 27 Sirius XM Comedy Tour, 7 p.m., Hoag Recital Hall
  • 28 General Classroom Building Open House, 2 p.m., GCB
  • 28 Back to School Friday at the State Fair 
  • 28 OP: Pool Party/Slackline/Kayaking in SRC Pool, 7-9 p.m.
  • 28 Water Fest, Fountain Plaza, 3-7 p.m.
  • 29 State Fair Parade, 10 a.m., downtown
  • 29 OP: SUP and Kayak Full Moon Paddle, 6-10 p.m.
  • 30 Ecumenical Services, 7 p.m., Residence Hall Oval​
​​​​​​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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