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CSU-Pueblo hosts freshmen at Discover Downtown on Aug. 17

Release Date: August 10, 2016

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo


Press Release

PUEBLO - Colorado State University-Pueblo has joined with a variety of community businesses and organizations to host nearly 900 freshmen and their parents at a Discover Downtown event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The event is sponsored by CSU-Pueblo, Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo, the Pueblo Arts Alliance, and El Pueblo History Museum.

All CSU-Pueblo students, staff, faculty and the Pueblo community are invited to welcome the new freshmen to our community and introduce them to all that Pueblo has to offer. The students and their parents will choose from 10 different restaurants and food trucks for their evening meal, including Angelos Pizza Parlor, Bingo Burger, Brues Alehouse, Gold Dust Saloon, Graham's Grille, The Place, Rosarios, The Senate, as well as Mauro's Kitchen and PassKey Food Trucks.

Scheduled activities include a farmer's market from 4-8 p.m., free excursion and pedal boats along the Riverwalk, shopping with discounts and samples, free admittance to the Heritage Museum and El Pueblo History Museum for CSU-Pueblo students, paddle board yoga by StudioShare, pottery painting through Fire Playce, games with CSU-Pueblo's Outdoor Pursuits in the AMR Confluence Plaza, and live music, including vocalist Patrick Kratzer and Playing with Fire. The Center for American Values also will hold an open house/reception.

The Pueblo Arts Alliance building, 107 S. Grand Ave., will host an open house along with mobile art studios at the Lake Elizabeth Pavilion and Street Beat Performer Natasha Cowger at Sister City Plaza. Runyon Theatre troupe will perform at the Welte Plaza as well.

El Pueblo History Museum, 301 North Union Ave., will be host to a welcome dessert reception for commuter students at 7:30 p.m. as well as a 6 p.m. performance by the Aztec dance troupe Grupo Xochitl.

"The restaurants, shops, businesses, and museums have been an integral part of making this a great time for the new students and have been enthusiastic about being involved and giving their time and services," said Sarah Zarr, event organizer.

For more information or a complete schedule, call Zarr at 719-225-9821 or email

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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