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December

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.

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.

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.

Professor Duncan to spend spring and summer at Cal-Berkeley

A business professor in the Hasan School of Business at Colorado State University-Pueblo will spend the Spring and Summer of 2016 as a visiting scholar at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California-Berkeley.

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

November

CSU-Pueblo Announces 2015 Math Day Competition Results

The Department of Mathematics and Physics at Colorado State University-Pueblo has announced the results from the 38th Annual Math Day Swanson and Math Bowl competitions, held on campus Thursday, Nov. 19. More than 225 students from 22 high schools participated in Math Day activities, including Air Academy, Antonito, Bessemer Academy, Canon City, Centauri, Center, Coronado, Crowley County, Doherty, Florence, Fountain-Fort Carson, La Junta, Pine Creek, Pueblo Academy of Arts, Pueblo Centennial, Pueblo Central, Pueblo West, Rampart, Rocky Ford, Rye, Swallows Charter Academy, and Swink. In addition to participating in the competitions, students were able to visit biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, and physiology laboratories and demonstrations.

CSU-Pueblo adds chapter of Alpha Psi Lambda National

With the acceptance of the El Cuartelejo colony of Alpha Psi Lambda at Colorado State University-Pueblo on Nov. 15, the University becomes the first Alpha Psi Lambda National fraternity in Colorado and in the Southwest.

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.

Daya to Open for Andy Grammer Concert on Jan. 29

Recording Artist and former Dancing with the Stars celebrity Andy Grammer will headline the Spring Concert for Colorado State University-Pueblo on Friday, January 29 at the Colorado State Fair Southwest Motors Events Center.

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.

October

CSU-Pueblo fraternity to coordinate neighborhood food drive

The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Colorado State University-Pueblo, in association with its corporate sponsor Feeding America, will conduct a food drive over the next few weeks in hopes of surpassing last year’s 2,600 pounds. Participating fraternity chapters and colonies nationwide last year blew past Feeding America’s 2.5 million pound goal by collecting 4 million pounds.

CSU-Pueblo to celebrate Vet’s Day with ceremony and concert

Veteran’s Day activities at Colorado State University-Pueblo will include aircraft flyovers, a panel discussion by Latino veterans, and the second annual Home of Heroes Veteran’s Day Concert featuring the CSU-Pueblo music faculty and staff and the Fort Carson 4th Infantry Division Band.

CSU-Pueblo earns $200,000+ grant to improve teacher quality

Colorado State University-Pueblo was one of three Colorado campuses to receive a federal grant to enhance innovative approaches to teacher preparation. Funds from the 2015-2016 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Improving Teacher Quality, Title II, Part A will be used through 2016 to support recruitment of teachers to rural regions of Colorado and enhance professional development in the STEM fields, two areas of need in Colorado educator preparation. Representatives from the Colorado Department of Education and Colorado Department of Higher Education selected the grant winners from 11 proposals based upon factors, such as quality partnerships, number of students served, and impact on student growth and achievement.

Pueblo student honored by prestigious national essay contest

Colorado State University-Pueblo student honored by prestigious national essay contest PUEBLO – A Colorado State University-Pueblo student has earned honorable mention and a $500 award in a prestigious essay contest sponsored by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity in New York, N.Y. Winners of the Prize were announced today (Monday, Oct. 26) by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and its exclusive corporate sponsor, LRN. 2015 Prize in Ethics Essay Contest winners. The 2016 Contest also is now open with a deadline of December 14.

Graduate program in education earns national ranking

Colorado State University-Pueblo’s graduate program in education was ranked 11th among the top 50 institutions mentioned in a ranking of best value residential Master in Educational Leadership programs. CSU-Pueblo was the only Colorado school included in the listing.

School of Business to honor Malik Hasan with Award

Dr. Malik Hasan, namesake and benefactor of the Malik and Seeme Hasan School of Business at Colorado State University-Pueblo will receive the inaugural Lifetime Business Achievement Award from the school on Saturday, Nov. 7 in honor of his professional career of more than four decades, according to Dr. Bruce C. Raymond, dean of the Malik and Seeme Hasan School of Business. The award ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7 with a reception in the Hasan School of Business lobby. The award presentation will follow at 7:30 p.m. in HSB 101. Valet parking will be available.

CSU-Pueblo earns $10,000 prize from HACU for sustainability

At the 29th annual conference of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities in Miami this week, Colorado State University-Pueblo was recognized as winner of the HACU/Solution Generation Leadership in Climate Change Awareness Award. The University was one of 17 colleges and universities that submitted applications illustrating how they would use the $10,000 award money to further sustainability efforts on campus and in the community. Others submitting proposals included the University of Texas at Arlington, Washington and Lee University, and four of the California State University System institutions (Fresno, Northridge, Fullerton, and Chico).

CSU-Pueblo to host “Monster” piano concert on Nov. 7

Six grand pianos and more than 70 musicians will be featured as part of the “Monster” piano concert scheduled at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 in Hoag Recital Hall at Colorado State University-Pueblo. The concert is free of charge.

CSU-Pueblo offers Homeland Security certificate online this fall

Colorado State University-Pueblo and the Center for the Study of Homeland Security are offerings courses that lead to the completion of a Certificate in Homeland Security Studies in flexible formats tailored to fit the needs of students this fall through the Division of Extended Studies.

CSU-Pueblo hosts 12th Young Women’s Real World Conference

For the 12th straight year, Colorado State University-Pueblo will be the site of the Young Women’s Real World Conference. This year’s conference takes place from 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom. The conference draws nearly 80 high school-aged girls from Pueblo.

CSU-Pueblo crowns royalty at halftime of Homecoming game

Two students were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during the 2015 Homecoming activities at Colorado State University-Pueblo, Oct. 5 to Oct. 11. Senior biology major Nicole Hulet, Longmont, and senior business management Major Jonothan Stephenson, St. Louis, Mo., accepted crowns and capes during halftime of the ThunderWolves 45-9 victory over Fort Lewis in the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.

September

Maestro Program awarded $2.6 million over five years

Colorado State University-Pueblo will receive more than $2.6 million over the next five years to develop an innovative Center for Teaching and Learning to serve faculty and its highly diverse student population. The funding is provided by the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institution Program of the U.S. Department of Education.

CSU-Pueblo celebrates Family Weekend, Homecoming, Oct 5-11

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 along with the parents of current students are invited to WELCOME HOMEcoming 2015 Weekend, Oct. 5-11, for a series of events planned by the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association and the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership.

Classified Staff Council’s hosts annual holiday arts & crafts fair

Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Classified Staff Council will host its fifth annual holiday arts, crafts, and gift fair to raise dollars for its Classified Employee Student Scholarship Fund as well as other humanitarian projects through the year. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 17 in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

Presentation on Genealogy and DNA at CSU-Pueblo

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month activities, the Fray Angelico Chavez Chapter of Genealogy Society of Hispanic American and Chicano Studies at Colorado State University-Pueblo will provide two presentations on genealogical research and DNA. The first will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC) 108 and the second at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 in LARC 109. The first event will begin with a reception of light refreshments at 5:30 p.m. Admission to the event is free.

CSU-Pueblo celebrates Eid-al-Adha holiday on Friday, Sept. 25

For the third year, Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate the Eid-Ul-Adha holiday beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 in the Occhiato University Ballroom.

CSU-Pueblo forensics team opens season in Missouri

The Colorado State University-Pueblo forensics team started the fall season with some outstanding results and will co-host along with the Air Force Academy and Colorado College 22 other collegiate teams this weekend at the General Harold “Pete” Todd Memorial Tournament on the CSU-Pueblo campus.

CSU-Pueblo fall enrollment sees increase in transfers, retention

Based on fall 2015 enrollment figures, Colorado State University-Pueblo is attracting a more diverse and academically prepared group of students as well as more students transferring from other higher education institutions.

CSU-Pueblo featured by local farm and corn maze operators

The Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves will be featured during a local fall festival and corn maze held at Frederica Mesa Farm, 47522 McHarg Rd., in Avondale. The corn maze is open on Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 18 – Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. – midnight and on Sundays from noon – 5 p.m. The pumpkin patch is open Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. A haunted maze will open on Fridays and Saturdays in October from dusk – midnight.

CSU-Pueblo station ranked 6th in nation among non-comms

Colorado State University-Pueblo’s student operated radio station, KTSC-89.5, Rev 89 was ranked sixth in the nation among all non-commercial stations, according to Spring 2015 rankings by Nielsen Media. Rev 89 has also tied for second place for most listened to radio station in the Pueblo radio market and was the only non-commercial station from Colorado in the nation’s top 25 for Metro 12+ cume rating and Metro 12+ average quarter hour share.

CSU-Pueblo celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month through Oct.

Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 12 to Nov. 2, with an assortment of activities, including films, a book festival, a re-enactment, and creative activities and speakers. The month’s activities will be sponsored by CSU-Pueblo’s Associated Students’ Government, University Library, College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), Chicano Studies Department, Spanish Department, Nu Alpha Kappa, Latino Student Union/LULAC, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Diversity Resource Center (DRC), Department of Residential Life, Student Engagement and Leadership, Alpha Psi Lambda Jaguars, Black Student Union, Colorado International Students Association.

Professor examines rate and predictors of reproducibility

A marketing professor at Colorado State University-Pueblo is one of 270 researchers investigating the reproducibility of psychological science studies, a topic which now is receiving significant national media attention.

CSU-Pueblo to Host Andy Grammer as Spring Concert

Recording Artist and current Dancing with the Stars celebrity Andy Grammer will headline the Spring Concert for Colorado State University-Pueblo on Friday, January 29 at the Colorado State Fair Events Center.

CSU-Pueblo Foundation Featured During Colorado State Fair

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation will be one of 10 area nonprofits featured at the El Pomar Foundation’s booth during the Colorado State Fair. The El Pomar booth is located in the Palace of Agriculture in the center of the State Fairgrounds and is open Wednesday through Sunday.

Prof Awarded National Science Foundation TRIUMPHS Grant

Colorado State University-Pueblo Mathematics Professor Janet Barnett has received funding through a major grant from the National Science Foundation as part of a national, seven-university collaboration to develop, test, and publish innovative new materials for teaching undergraduate mathematics.

August

Filmmaker and Film on Pueblo Bikers featured at CSU-Pueblo

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month activities, the University Library and Archives at Colorado State University-Pueblo will present filmmaker Barbara Bustillos Cogswell, who will screen her film documentary Pueblo Bikers United at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 12 in the Life Sciences Auditorium (LS105).

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. 28 - Sept. 7.

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

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.

Fall 2015 Distinguished Speaker Series line-up

The Fall 2015-16 Distinguished Speakers Series at Colorado State University-Pueblo will feature a stand-up comedian and a cat daddy with additional speakers being scheduled for the Spring semester. The Distinguished Speakers Series features eminent national or international speakers who contribute to current thought in social or political activities, in the arts and sciences, or other realms of contemporary significance. The series is an opportunity to learn from scholars, politicians, and business people, who can inspire students and community members to think critically about current issues, trends, events, knowledge, diversity, and leadership. Events will be co-sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership, the Diversity Resource Center, Student Fee Governing Board, and the Office of Student Life.

Summer SEED program makes researchers out of students

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.

School of Business honors Malik Hasan with Lifetime Award

Dr. Malik Hasan, namesake and benefactor of the Malik and Seeme Hasan School of Business at Colorado State University-Pueblo will receive the inaugural Lifetime Business Achievement Award from the school in honor of his professional career of more than four decades, according to Dr. Bruce C. Raymond, dean of the Malik and Seeme Hasan School of Business.

CSU-Pueblo chemistry professor to be honored at BOG meeting

A chemistry professor who helps his students navigate the often intimidating field of organic chemistry will be honored as part of the Colorado State University System Board of Governors meeting at Colorado State University-Pueblo later this week with the 2015 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.

July

CSU-Pueblo to offer Executive Leadership Certificates this fall

Colorado State University-Pueblo, through the Malik and Seeme Hasan School of Business and Extended Studies and a partnership with the Pueblo Economic Development Corporation, will offer an Executive Leadership Certificate program on Thursday evenings beginning this fall. The Executive Leadership Certificate is intended for anyone who supervises, directs, mentors, coaches or manages others.

CSU-Pueblo students, staff honored at LULAC convention

Several Colorado State University-Pueblo staff were honored as part of the 86th annual 2015 National Convention for League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) held in July in Salt Lake City, Utah.

CSU-Pueblo TRiO Program renewed at $1.4 million over 5 years

The federally funded Student Support Services (SSS) program at Colorado State University-Pueblo has been renewed for $1.4 million over the next five years to provide services that increase the college success of students who are low-income, first generation, or disabled.

CSU-Pueblo Receives $100,000 for Education Scholarship

Students looking to educate the next generation as teachers will get additional incentives to do so thanks to a recent $100,000 donation to the Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation by Robert “Bob” and Kris Strader.

CSU-Pueblo Celebrates 20 years of The Revolution this weekend

The student-operated radio station at Colorado State University-Pueblo, The Revolution, REV 89, KTSC-FM 89.5, will celebrate its 20th anniversary as The REV this weekend by featuring music from its early years. The station will go back in time starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5, with the greatest modern rock and alternative songs from the 1980's and 1990's that Rev was playing between 1995 and 1999. You'll hear Nirvana, The Cure, The Smashing Pumpkins, Sublime, Pearl Jam, Jane's Addiction and Green Day all weekend long.

CSU-Pueblo art gallery features CSU Fort Collins Grad Students

The Fine Art Gallery at Colorado State University-Pueblo will feature the work of select Master of Fine Arts students from Colorado State University Ft. Collins as part of the exhibit “Solipsism,” which will be on display from July 6 through September 4. A closing reception will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4 in the gallery.

June

CSU-Pueblo hosts Rocky Mountain Cooperative forensics camp

Students from universities across the country will gather July 7-13 at Colorado State University-Pueblo to facilitate the growth and awareness of debate in the region and support the University's forensics program as part of the Rocky Mountain Cooperative (RMC).

CSU-Pueblo Tower location sponsors Party with the Pack

Colorado State University-Pueblo's Tower location at 2864 S. Circle Dr. in Colorado Springs will host a community-wide Party with the Pack event from 2-6 p.m. on Friday, July 10.

CSU-Pueblo names 15-16 President Leadership Program Class

Twenty-one students have been named to the 2015-2016 freshman class of the 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.

May

CSU-Pueblo to host Summer Math Academy for grades 7 -10

The CSU-Pueblo Noyce Scholars Program will offer an eight-day Summer Math Academy from 1-3 p.m. on June 15 – 18 and June 22 – 25. This student-oriented program will focus on geometric problem solving and reasoning.

Three students selected as El Pomar Summer Interns

Three Colorado State University-Pueblo students will be working alongside employees to assist in the administrative and programmatic responsibilities of one of the state’s premier foundations. Tim Zercher, Taylor Voss, and Alex Moore each will spend 10 weeks in Colorado Springs as paid interns for El Pomar Foundation, which has been enhancing, encouraging, and promoting the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado since 1937 through grants and programs that develop leaders and strengthen communities.

CSU-Pueblo announces 2015 Spring Dean’s List

The following 1011 students have been named to the 2015 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 321 students whose names appear with an asterisk (*) earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average. The students are listed by country, state, and town.

State passage of $1.8 million technology upgrade legislation

Colorado State University-Pueblo today (May 13) celebrated the passage of a bill this Legislative session that allocates $1.8 million to upgrade the Information Technology datacenters and computing infrastructure on campus to accommodate the growing technological demands and changes in information technology services. This includes improvements to the Local Area Network (LAN), the wide area network (WAN), the wireless LAN (WLAN).

CSU-Pueblo math professor earns distinguished teacher award

Colorado State University-Pueblo Mathematics Professor Janet Heine Barnett was awarded the Burton W. Jones Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics by the Rocky Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) in April.

Mosher elected chair of CSU System Board of Governors

William E. Mosher of Denver has been elected chair of the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System.

DeRoses, Quinn, Roman to be honored at CSU-Pueblo Gala

The deadline is quickly approaching for ticket sales to the 2015 President’s Gala at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Tickets are available through this Friday (May 8) for the fundraising event on Friday, May 15, which will close with a performance by Pueblo’s own, Martini Shot.

IT Funding Press Conference

Informational meeting

Frank named CSU System chancellor

The Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System today voted to combine the roles of CSU System chancellor and CSU campus president under the leadership of Tony Frank.

April

CSU-Pueblo ranks high in survey for contributing to success

Colorado State University-Pueblo was ranked second among all four year institutions in the state of Colorado in terms of the value-added benefits it provides its students, according to a Brookings Institute report evaluating two and four-year colleges’ contribution to alumni economic outcomes.

40 students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Forty Colorado State University – Pueblo students were inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) last week (April 23), according to Cora Zaletel, executive director of External Affairs and president of the CSU-Pueblo Phi Kappa Phi Chapter.

Recreation 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.

Construction projects to limit summer access to campus

Several construction projects will limit access to the Colorado State University-Pueblo campus this summer but will be completed in mid-August before the start of the Fall 2015 semester.

CSU-Pueblo Today Fall 2014 issue earns top SPJ prize

The fall 2014 issue of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Today magazine was named Best Student Magazine at a recent student journalism competition. The Today received the award during the Mark of Excellence luncheon at the Society of Professional Journalists' (SPJ) Region 9 conference on April 25 in Denver. The luncheon honored student journalists from throughout SPJ's Region 9, which includes Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

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 Wednesday, April 22. External Programs Manager Patty Milner was recognized as the 2015 Outstanding Professional Employee, while IT Professional David Bartolo was named the Outstanding Classified Employee. David Dillon, assistant professor of chemistry, earned the top faculty honor for Faculty Excellence in Teaching. The Admissions Team and the CSU-Pueblo Football Coaches earned Outstanding Team Awards.

CSU-Pueblo hosts Annual STEM Design Contest

Pueblo West High School and the Pueblo School of Arts and Sciences unseated the defending champions (Engineering and Biomedical Sciences and Connect Charter School) at the 2015 Colorado State University - Pueblo Engineering, Science and Technology Design Contest. Approximately 300 students from eight high schools and seven middle schools competed in the seven-event competition on April 18 in the Life Sciences Building and the Technology 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 5th 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 15 at the Praise Assembly of God Church in Pueblo, 2000 Troy Avenue.

CSU–Pueblo honors Arwood with Threlkeld Prize as top senior

A non-traditional student and aspiring accountant with a family ThunderWolf legacy has been named the 2015 recipient of the Threlkeld Prize for Excellence at Colorado State University-Pueblo. As the Threlkeld recipient, Robin Arwood will receive the first diploma of the ceremony when she graduates with a bachelor’s degree in business administration (accounting) and a minor in finance through the Hasan School of Business (HSB) on Saturday, May 2 at the Colorado State Fair Events Center.

Award-winning Ballet Folklorico to perform at CSU-Pueblo

Hot off a weekend during which it earned numerous awards at the Competencia Folklórica de Tejas in Corpus Christi, Texas, the Ballet Folklorico troupe at Colorado State University-Pueblo will perform next week at the Sangre de Christo Arts and Conference Center. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. Tickets to the event are $5 per person and are available at the door on the day of the event or in advance at the Sangre de Cristo box office.

CSU- Pueblo student research the focus of April 17 Symposium

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.

21st Annual Engineering, Science, & Technology Design Contest

The Pueblo School of Engineering and Biomedical Sciences and Connect Charter School (Pueblo) will attempt to hold on to their traveling trophies as champions of the 2014 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 21th Annual Design Contest set for Saturday, April 18 in the Life Sciences Building and the Technology Building.

CSU-Pueblo Mass Communications to update alumni database

The Mass Communications Department and Center for New Media at Colorado State University-Pueblo is updating its alumni database in preparation for a 50th anniversary celebration to be held in association with CSU-Pueblo’s Homecoming Weekend, October 9-11. The 50th anniversary celebration of the department is set for Oct. 9, 2015 at the Union Avenue Depot, 132 W. B St. in downtown Pueblo.

CSU-Pueblo announces 2015 ASG Election Results

The results from the 2015 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 6 p.m. today (Monday, April 13) in the ASG Chambers of the Occhiato University Center.

CSU-Pueblo announces 2015 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. The CSU-Pueblo Foundation announced today the names of the eight students who make up the 2015 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.

CSU-Pueblo Homeland Security students to conduct exercise

Students in the Center for the Study of Homeland Security at Colorado State University-Pueblo, in coordination with the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, will plan and conduct an emergency tornado response exercise on Monday, April 20 at the Emergency Operations Center, 909 Court St. Students enrolled in some of the University’s homeland security courses will plan, supervise, implement, and role play during this educational and functional emergency exercise.

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.

Faculty member co-authors book on high school journalism

A new book by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Journalism Education Committee, which includes Colorado State University-Pueblo Mass Communications Associate Professor Leticia Steffen, reveals that the state of high school journalism is both better and worse than many expected.

CSU-Pueblo Recognizes Holocaust Remembrance Day April 16

Colorado State University-Pueblo will sponsor a day of activities, including a memorial service, and personal testimony, on Thursday, April 16 in recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Throughout the day, educational exhibits about the Holocaust will be held at both the Pueblo and Colorado Springs Tower Location. All events are open to the public at no charge.

CSU-Pueblo hosts Rocky Mountain Honors Council

The Honors Program at Colorado State University-Pueblo will host more than 200 college honor students and faculty advisors at the Third Annual Rocky Mountain Honors Council (RMHC) Honors Student Symposium from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 in the Occhiato University Center. It is the first time CSU-Pueblo has hosted the prestigious competition.

CSU-Pueblo nursing students to participate in annual health fair

The Class of 2015 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 25. It’s the 20th year the Nursing Department students have organized this event, and the 20th year Professor Ruth Depalma has been the site coordinator for the health fair. The event is endorsed by the Colorado Medical Society, the Colorado Nurses Association, and the Colorado Hospital Association.

CSU-Pueblo hosts Take Back the Night event on April 15

The Diversity Resource Center at Colorado State University – Pueblo will host a Take Back the Night march, rally, and concert to raise awareness about sexual assault. Participants are encouraged to reclaim the night as a safe place for women from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15 at the Fountain Plaza on the CSU-Pueblo campus. The event is open to the public and will held regardless of weather conditions. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the OUC Ballroom.

March

77th Annual International Extravaganza

The 77th Annual International Food and Cultural Extravaganza, organized by the CSU-Pueblo International Students Association (CISA), will highlight Sports Around the World on Thursday, April 9 in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom.

CSU-Pueblo to Honor Kester as Distinguished Alum on May 15

A former teacher and long-time community volunteer will receive the President’s Medallion for Distinguished Alumni Achievement as part of the President’s Gala on May 15. Doris Kester, current executive director of the Southern Colorado Community Foundation, will join philanthropists Eddie and Neta DeRose, Jack Quinn, and former school superintendent Henry Roman at the 2015 President’s Gala on Friday, May 15 in the Occhiato University Center (OUC) Ballroom. Donors underwrite the evening’s expenses, guaranteeing that all proceeds directly benefit current and future CSU-Pueblo students through scholarships and programs.

Student station ranked 9th in nation among non-comms

Colorado State University-Pueblo’s student operated radio station, KTSC-89.5, Rev 89 was ranked ninth in the nation among all non-commercial stations, according to Fall 2014 rankings by Nielsen Media. Rev 89 also is currently the fourth most listened to radio station in Pueblo and was the only non-commercial station from Colorado in the nation’s top 25.

CSU-Pueblo Foundation announces new giving levels

The CSU-Pueblo Foundation hosted the President’s Club Soiree last month in an effort to thank generous supporters to CSU-Pueblo. The 2015 Soirée included the formation and announcement of three new giving levels to the President’s Leadership Circle.

Legislator and alumnus to present Commencement Address

A 2001 graduate of Colorado State University-Pueblo and first-year legislator representing House District 46 will share her insights with Colorado State University-Pueblo graduates in May. Daneya Esgar will present the Commencement Address during the spring ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 2 at the Colorado State Fair Events Center.

CSU-Pueblo honors colleague with lecture series

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

CSU-Pueblo announces 2015 state History Day qualifiers

For the 21th straight year, the History Department at Colorado State University-Pueblo hosted the Southeastern Colorado History Day Regional Competition and announces the qualifiers to the National History Day in Colorado State Competition at the University of Colorado – Denver on May 2. Approximately 215 students competed in this event where middle and high school students from southeastern Colorado researched and created projects based on an annual theme, Leadership and Legacy in History. The event was held on Saturday, February 28 on the CSU-Pueblo campus with special awards presented to students who displayed excellence based on theme or specifications of awards.

CSU-Pueblo debate team prepares for national tournament

Colorado State University-Pueblo's newly revived forensics team has completed a successful regular season and is heading to several national competitions later this spring.

CSU-Pueblo hosts National Medal of Science recipient

A theoretical physicist who received the 2013 National Medal of Science and who frequently appears on the Public Broadcasting System show, Nova, will present two lectures at Colorado State University-Pueblo on Thursday, March 12.

CSU-Pueblo announces winners of MathCounts competition

Pueblo’s Connect Charter School took home the team trophy at the 2015 Southern Chapter MathCounts competition, sponsored by the Coalition of Pueblo Engineers (COPE). The 2015 event was held on Feb. 14 in the Life Sciences Building on the CSU-Pueblo campus.

February

Networking mixer, career & grad fairs next week

Three events are scheduled next week that will have a tremendous impact on the future success of Colorado State University-Pueblo students. In addition to a graduation fair for eligible seniors and graduate students, a career fair and alumni mixer will hone the skills and provide possible employment for all students.

CSU-Pueblo Spring Concert to feature The All-American Rejects

Recording artists The All American Rejects will help celebrate the end to the 2015 Spring Semester at Colorado State University-Pueblo with a concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 10 at Massari Arena. The concert is coordinated by the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership with funding secured by the Student Fee Governing Board.

Entrepreneur Competition to feature businessman Jake Jabs

The finale for the 2nd Annual Pueblo Entrepreneurship Competition, “One idea changes everything. What’s yours?” will occur on Friday, Feb. 27 at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, 210 North Santa Fe Avenue, featuring keynote speaker Jake Jabs, President and CEO of American Furniture Warehouse. The Pueblo Entrepreneurship Competition is a collaborative, non-profit activity coordinated by the Colorado State University-Pueblo Hasan School of Business Healy Center, Junior Achievement, and PEDCO, made possible in part by a grant from the Southern Colorado Community Foundation.

DeRoses, Quinn, Roman to be honored at Gala on May 15

Four “legendary” Puebloans -- Neta and Eddie DeRose, Jack Quinn, and Henry Roman -- will be honored as part of the 2015 President’s Gala on Friday, May 15 in the Occhiato University Center (OUC) Ballroom. Proceeds from the Gala directly benefit future generations of CSU-Pueblo students through scholarships and programs. The name of a fifth medallion recipient, for Distinguished Alumni Achievement, will be announced in March.

CSU-Pueblo and PCC to lead local TRIO Day activities Feb. 28

Students and graduates of the TRiO programs at Colorado State University-Pueblo and Pueblo Community College will engage in a day of service with POSADA on February 28 to show appreciation to the community for its support of the TRiO programs.

ASG to help coordinate and host new statewide coalition

Associated Students’ Government at Colorado State University-Pueblo will host the next meeting of the Colorado Student Government Coalition (CSGC) on Saturday, Feb. 21 at CSU-Pueblo. The agenda includes governance issues of the CSGC as well as house bill HB15-1027 and a possible resolution in support of Native American affordable higher education.

Prof to speak at Harvard on his book for Swedish Foundation

Colorado State University-Pueblo History Professor Dr. Jonathan Rees has been invited to speak as part of the Declinism Series on decay later this month at Harvard University in Boston, Mass., thanks to the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation, a private foundation whose principal objective is to facilitate scientific research.

CSU-Pueblo Foundation Announces New Development Director

Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation Board of Directors recently named Andrew (Andy) Sanchez as the new Director of Development. This is a new position with the CSU-Pueblo Foundation.

CSU-Pueblo holds benefit concert for music faculty member

The Music Department at Colorado State University-Pueblo will perform a Feb. 20 concert to benefit one of its own, Charles Ortega, who is hospitalized and in a coma following a tragic car accident.

CSU-Pueblo unveils Clavichord at Baroque Celebration Feb. 21

A clavichord built by Colorado State University-Pueblo students will be featured at the Baroque Celebration (1600-1750) for keyboard and string instruments as part of the Pueblo Keyboard Arts Festival on Saturday, February 21. All events on the schedule are open to the public at no charge, including the featured concert at 6 p.m., which will feature Baroque works for piano, organ, string ensemble, harpsichord, clavichord, and viola da gamba.

January

CSU-Pueblo hosts activities for African American History Month

Numerous events will be held at Colorado State University-Pueblo throughout February to commemorate important people and events in African-American history. Included in the month-long celebration will be a spirituality fair, gospel explosion, potluck, a documentary, discussions about music healing racial ties, and interactive events like a literacy test and brown eye, blue eye experiment. Events are sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center in association with the CSU-Pueblo Music Department, CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association, the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership, Black Student Organization, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

More than $1.8 Million in Foundation Scholarships Available

New and returning students at Colorado State University - Pueblo are encouraged to apply for scholarship funding for the 2015-16 academic year through the CSU-Pueblo Foundation online application process. The application process ends March 1, 2015.

Chicago's famed Second City returns to CSU-Pueblo

PUEBLO –Chicago’s legendary comedy theater The Second City will appear at Colorado State University- Pueblo’s Hoag Recital Hall at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29 thanks to the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership

CSU-Pueblo art alumni to celebrate seven decades of success

A new art exhibit at Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate seven decades of successful art alumni from across the country beginning in February. This is the first bi-annual art alumni event hosted by the CSU-Pueblo Department of Art.

CSU-Pueblo hosts College Goal Sunday for parents, students

Colorado State University-Pueblo will support the national 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 the eighth annual College Goal Sunday on February 8.

CSU-Pueblo veterans sponsor fundraiser for Honor Flight

The Student Veterans of America (SVA) Chapter at Colorado State University-Pueblo will co-host a fundraising event Saturday, Feb. 7 to benefit Honor Flight of Southern Colorado, a non-profit organization which provides complimentary trips to veterans to view military memorials and monuments in a variety of locations from Washington D.C. to Normandy

Celebration of Champions activities Jan. 23

A Celebration of Champions will be held for the NCAA Division II National Football Champion Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves on January 23 in downtown Pueblo, featuring three distinct components -- a parade, a pep rally/ceremony, and a Fan Zone/block party. The events are a collaborative effort between the University, the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, and numerous community organizations and businesses. The CSU-Pueblo football team defeated Minnesota State University, Mankato, 13-0 in the championship game on Dec. 20 at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

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 2015 President’s Medallion for Distinguished Alumni Achievement. The award will be presented as part of this year’s President’s Gala on Friday, May 15.

Distinguished Speaker Series returns with Coach Ken Carter

The Distinguished Speaker Series returns with two acts scheduled for the Spring Semester. Depicted in a 2005 Paramount film starring Samuel L. Jackson, Coach Ken Carter has been coaching basketball for more than 15 years and inspired and guided numerous young men to reach their highest potential.

CSU-Pueblo announces 2014 Fall Dean's List

The following 972 students have been named to the 2014 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 271 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 nursing faculty selected for Leadership Program

A faculty member in the Nursing Department at Colorado State University-Pueblo has been selected for a national leadership development program for simulation educators.

CSU-Pueblo professor edits collection on Rockefeller/Ludlow

A Colorado State University-Pueblo history professor has compiled a book that explores the impact of the welfare capitalist programs of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the Ludlow Massacre on the development of the American workforce, primarily using materials from the Steelworks Center for the West archives.

CSU-Pueblo hosts Civil War exhibit, events this Spring Semester

To celebrate 2015 as the final year of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the University Library at Colorado State University-Pueblo will host the exhibition Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Lived It. This traveling exhibit traces the major events of the Civil War through the letters, personal accounts, and photographs of soldiers, families, and presidents. The free exhibit will be on display in the Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC) lobby from Jan. 12-Feb. 2.

CSU-Pueblo host 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. 19. The event will feature a first generation college student from Denver who went on to found Stirred up Enterprises, a motivational speaking company. Dr. Ryan Ross, also known as Doc Ross, will speak as part of the breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, January 19 in the Occhiato University Center West Ballroom. The breakfast is free to attendees. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m

CSU-Pueblo sponsors bus, tailgate at football season opener

The Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves football team opens the season on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app when the Pack travel to Marv Kay Stadium in Golden, Colorado for a 7 p.m. meeting with Colorado School of Mines on Thursday, Sept. 1. Both the ThunderWolves and Orediggers have been ranked nationally in preseason polls so this game will be an important one in the Pack's race for their sixth straight Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship. The CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association and Friends of Football are hoping to encourage fans to travel to Golden to cheer on the ThunderWolves.

Pioneer in Cannabis Research to present lecture at conference

The individual considered by many as the "Father of Cannabis Research will present the inaugural Mechoulam Lecture named in his honor as part of the 2017 Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR) Conference next April at Colorado State University-Pueblo." Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, an organic chemist and professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Institute for Drug Research at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, will speak as part of the 2017 ICR conference, April 28-30.

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