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December

Alumni Association hosts Basketball Reception

The Alumni Association in partnership with Pack Athletics will host an Alumni Night reception for alumni and their families as part of the men’s and women’s basketball games versus University of Colorado-Colorado Springs on Saturday, Jan. 14. The women’s tipoff is at 5:30 p.m., with the men’s game to follow at 7:30 p.m.

CSU-Pueblo earns CASE VI Grand Gold for Alumni Stipend Program

The Alumni Office earned a Grand Gold award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VI for its Alumni Development Stipend Award Program, which provides funding to academic departments to re-engage alumni with their alma mater. CSU-Pueblo Director of Alumni Relations Tracy Samora accepted the award at the CASE V and VI joint conference held Dec. 11-13 in Chicago, Ill. The award was one of 167 winners chosen from 442 entries submitted by CASE VI member institutions. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) supports alumni relations, communications, development, and marketing professionals at educational institutions worldwide.

Gonzales to speak at as part of Native Voices exhibit

CSU-Pueblo has been selected in a competitive application process to host Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries, from March 1 to April 13, 2017 in the Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC) Lobby. In association with the exhibit in the , University of Arizona Professor Patrisia Gonzales will share her expertise in indigenous ways of knowing and indigenous medicine beginning at 7 p.m. on March 9 in LARC 109. As one of 104 grant recipients selected from across the country, CSU-Pueblo will receive a $250 programming grant, virtual training, and publicity materials. Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness was displayed at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, from 2011 to 2015. To learn more and view content from the exhibition, visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices. For more information about Native Voices and a calendar of related public programs, contact Outreach/User Experience Librarian Betsy Dekens at betsy.dekens@csupueblo.edu or 719.549.2826.

CSU-Pueblo Hasan School of Business to offer online MBA

The Hasan School of Business (HSB) has announced that beginning in February, 2017, students will be able to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in one year through a new online program administered through the University’s Office of Extended Studies.

MLK event to feature Taggart [POSTPONED UNTIL FEB 1 AT 6PM]

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Colorado State University-Pueblo will host its annual Martin Luther King event on Monday, Jan. 16 [POSTPONED UNTIL FEB 1 AT 6PM]. The MLK Remembrance Dialogue and Appetizers will begin at 6 p.m. in Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC) 109. Pikes Peak Community College Professor of Business Dr. Jaki Taggart will present the keynote address in LARC 108. After the keynote address, a reception will be held on the 6th floor of the Library with a musical performance by the Sankey sisters from Pueblo.

Activist Bree Newsome to speak

A community organizer and activist who removed the confederate battle flag from the South Carolina State House will share her story and insights to kick off the Spring 2017 Semester at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Distinguished Speaker Bree Newsome will appear at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31 in Life Sciences Auditorium 105. Sponsored by Student Engagement and Leadership through student fees, the event is open to the public at no charge.

November

CSU-Pueblo finalizes Cannabis Research Projects through ICR

The Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR) at Colorado State University-Pueblo has finalized the awards for cannabis-related research that will be conducted on the campus in the coming year, using Pueblo County and state funding.

Miss Colorado 2015 Kelley Johnson to speak at CSU-Pueblo Nursing Convocation

The inspirational registered nurse who advocated for the nursing profession as part of her Miss America experience will be the featured speaker at the 2017 Convocation Ceremony at CSU-Pueblo. Kelley Johnson, a registered nurse who was Miss Colorado 2015 in the Miss America 2016 competition, will help celebrate the Department of Nursing’s 2017 Convocation Ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 19 in Hoag Recital Hall.

Applications now open for 2017 Smithsonian Internships

Colorado State University-Pueblo will send more students to Washington, D.C. next summer through a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution. Junior or senior students may now apply for the internships, which will occur May 30-July 1, 2017. The six unpaid internships include housing covered by the university and a small stipend for expenses. Students also may earn up to three hours of internship credit for completing the experience.

CSU-Pueblo hosts 39th annual Math Day Competitions

The Department of Mathematics and Physics at Colorado State University-Pueblo has announced the results from the 39th Annual Math Day Swanson and Math Bowl competitions, held on campus Thursday, Nov. 17. A total of 16 high schools participated in Math Day activities, including Antonito, Center, Coronado, Cripple Creek-Victor, Doherty, Fountain-Fort Carson, La Junta, Pine Creek, Pueblo Centennial, Pueblo Central, Pueblo County, Rye, Salida, Swallows Charter, Academy, and Swink. In addition to participating in the competitions, students were able to visit laboratories and view demonstrations in the biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics departments.

CSU-Pueblo and the Pueblo Library District host book festival

Pueblo City-County Library District and Colorado State University – Pueblo’s Chicano Studies and English departments will host the 3rd Annual Latina/Latino Book Festival: Discover Your Literary Universe, November 17-19. Readings by Benjamin Saenz will begin at 4 p.m. in the Library and Academic Resources Center 109.

CSU-Pueblo CIS seniors seek Spring technology-based projects

Seniors in Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) Professional Project class are seeking projects to challenge them to use the skills and knowledge they have gained during the course of their tenure as CSU-Pueblo students.

CSU-Pueblo forensics team wins tourney, national qualification

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Forensics Team won the open division of the 47th Annual Trapper Rendezvous held at Northwest Community College in Powell, WY and a duo qualified for the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence (NPTE). The Trapper Rendezvous is the team's first tournament championship under the direction of Kathryn Starkey.

CSU-Pueblo to celebrate National French Week

Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate National French Week through music, cuisine, and activities open to all campus and community members. No need to have been to France or speak French! The events are sponsored by the Department of English and Foreign Languages.

Faculty member earns Higher Ed SHAPE Teacher of the Year

A Colorado State University-Pueblo faculty member received the Outstanding Higher Education Teacher of the Year Award from SHAPE Colorado, an organization committed to advocating for quality physical education, health education, and physical activity resources. Karen Marley, a lecturer in the Department of Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation, accepted the honor at the 2017 SHAPE Colorado convention held Oct. 19-21 in Colorado Springs.

October

CSU-Pueblo hosts a delegation of 10 Chinese professors

Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Teacher Education Program, English Language Institute, and the Center for International Programs are helping a delegation of 10 professors from two Chinese universities learn about American teaching practices and pedagogy as part of the first Chinese Teacher Training Program. The delegates from Shangqiu Normal University and Xuchang University represent various fields of study, including journalism, communication, physics, electrical information engineering, art and design, international studies, electrical engineering, and business.

CSU-Pueblo Keyboard Arts Festival features Monster Concert

Halloween goblins won't be the only ones in the area over the next few weeks as the Colorado State University-Pueblo music department hosts a Monster Concert as part of its annual Pueblo Keyboard Arts Festival. Five grand pianos will grace the Hoag Recital Hall stage as part of the Monster Concert beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5. Admission to the concert is free.

CSU-Pueblo hosts 13th Young Women’s Real World Conference

For the 13th 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. 2, in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom. The conference draws nearly 80 high school-aged girls from Pueblo.

CSU-Pueblo to host philosopher, author, activist Cornel West

Prominent and provocative author and activist Dr. Cornel West will speak at Colorado State University-Pueblo on Thursday, November 17 as part of a speaker series sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). West will give a public lecture at 6:45 p.m. in Hoag Recital Hall. The event is open to the public at no charge.

CSU-Pueblo to host veterans week activities November 8-12

Veteran’s Week activities November 8-12 at Colorado State University-Pueblo will include aircraft flyovers, a presentation by a female veteran, the third annual Home of Heroes Veterans Day Concert featuring the CSU-Pueblo music faculty and staff, an event to bring awareness to and assist homeless veterans, and a Hero Workout honoring fallen serviceman Matthew James Whalen.

CSU-Pueblo SAR Added to Colorado SAR Board Membership

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Search and Rescue (SAR) team was voted in as a state-recognized team at the September 2016 membership meeting of the Colorado Search and Rescue Board.

CSU-Pueblo hosts Spooktacular Events in Spirit of Halloween

Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate the Halloween season with a variety of spooktacular events in the coming weeks that are educational, healthy, and haunting.

CSU-Pueblo Crowns Royalty At Halftime of Homecoming Game

Two students were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during the 2016 Homecoming activities at Colorado State University-Pueblo, Oct. 12 to Oct. 16. Timothy “Wayne” Pigott, Aurora, a graduate student (Master of Business Administration) in the Hasan School of Business, and Bailey Bair, Yuma, a senior Health Promotion and Wellness major, accepted crowns and capes during halftime of the ThunderWolves 33-12 victory over Fort Lewis in the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.

CSU-Pueblo Math Major Earns Scholarship From AMS

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) has made a $3,000 award to Andrew D. Coleman through the Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Memorial Fund, which is made possible by a bequest from the estate of Waldemar J., Barbara G., and Juliette Trjitzinsky.

Mullen Hired as Interim Managing Director of ICR

Former Colorado State University-Pueblo Mass Communications Department Chair Jen Mullen has been hired to serve as interim managing director of the newly formed CSU-Pueblo Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR) to help faculty and administration advance the Institute's goals.

CSU-Pueblo partners with PCCLD for Library at the U

Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate the start of a new partnership with the Pueblo City-County Library District (PCCLD) on Oct. 20 that will establish the Library @ the U location on the first floor lobby of the Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC) along with a host of new services to campus users.

CSU-Pueblo HSB and US Bank to host economic update

The Malik and Seeme Hasan School of Business (HSB) at Colorado State University-Pueblo and US Bank will co-sponsor the Pueblo Economic Forum at 11:30 a.m. on October 11 at the Pueblo Union Depot, 123 B St., in Pueblo. Dr. Michael Wakefield, professor of management at HSB, along with Norman Alvis CFA, Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at US Bank, will be co-presenters of “Pueblo’s Economic Engine: Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. Admission is free to the public. Lunch will be provided.

CSU-Pueblo sponsors Know Your Rights Training by ACLU

The history and political science departments at Colorado State University-Pueblo and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Colorado will host a session to help participants assert their constitutionally-protected rights when dealing with law enforcement.

September

CSU-Pueblo earns $6 million grant to build active STEM learners

Colorado State University-Pueblo will receive nearly $6 million over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the number of Hispanic and other low-income students earning degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields through development of new curriculum, centers for learning and engagement, and a model transfer and articulation agreement between CSU-Pueblo and Pueblo Community College.

CSU-Pueblo to celebrate I Love CSU-Pueblo Homecoming

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 I Love CSU-Pueblo Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 12-16, for a series of events planned by the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association and the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership.

CSU-Pueblo to Collaborate with Marijuana Education Initiative

Colorado State University-Pueblo will begin to collaborate with representatives of the Marijuana Education Initiative (MEI) on potential college curriculum to help students better understand and confront the challenges associated with the changing dynamics created by legalized marijuana in Colorado.

Forensics Team hosts Rocky Mountain Classic tournament

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Forensics Team hosted the Rocky Mountain Classic, an invitational speech and debate tournament, this past weekend on the CSU-Pueblo campus. Throughout the course of the weekend, almost 200 competitors and coaches competed to crown tournament champions in the 11 different American Forensics Association speech events and NPDA-style parliamentary debate. Represented at the tournament were: Colorado Christian University, Concordia University Irvine, Northern Arizona University, Northwest College, San Diego State University, Snow College, Texas Tech University, United States Air Force Academy, University of Utah, Western Nebraska Community College, and Western Wyoming Community College.

CSU-Pueblo receives five-year grant that includes Virtual EOC

Colorado State University-Pueblo will receive more than $435,000 annually over the next five years to improve college access for adult learners. The award from the U.S. Department of Education was among $48 million in grants distributed to 143 colleges and organizations in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico under the Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) program - all aimed at providing accessible college guidance to adults who have difficulty deciphering the steps needed for college admissions and continued success through graduation.

CSU-Pueblo Offers a Study Abroad Opportunity in Italy

The Department of English and Foreign Languages at Colorado State University-Pueblo is offering a study abroad opportunity to Italy, June 8-17, 2017.

CSU-Pueblo one of Colorado schools to lead civic initiative

Colorado State University-Pueblo is one of four Colorado higher education institutions selected to participate in the first phase of the higher education Civic Health & Equity Initiative led by Dr. Cecilia Orphan, assistant professor in the Higher Education Program at the University of Denver, in partnership with Colorado Compact Mountain West (CCMW).

CSU-Pueblo fall enrollment sees increases in diversity, freshmen

Colorado State University-Pueblo officials announced positive 2016 fall retention and enrollment figures, which significantly exceeded budget projections and included a 5.4 percent increase in the freshmen class. The University's overall student population is the most diverse in its history at 49.3 percent minority.

CSU-Pueblo Hasan School of Business to honor Ralph Williams

A vice president and client executive for HUB International Insurance Services, Inc., will receive the second annual Lifetime Business Achievement Award from Colorado State University - Pueblo's Hasan School of Business in November in honor of a professional career of more than 50 years.

CSU-Pueblo President Lesley Di Mare to retire next summer

Colorado State University-Pueblo President Lesley Di Mare announced today that she will retire next June.

CSU-Pueblo SOCO Reading Series kicks off September 16

The English Department at Colorado State University-Pueblo is proud to host the first event of the SoCo Reading Series for the 2016-17 academic year. Authors Kevin Coval and Idris Goodwin will discuss their works beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 at Songbird Cellars, 304 S. Victoria unit D in Pueblo. The reading is free, and the authors' books will be on sale.

CSU-Pueblo programs seek funding for collaborative film project

The Colorado State University-Pueblo departments of Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Art, and Mass Communications are seeking funding for a collaborative film project that will take place during the Spring 2017 Semester.

August

Student Team Takes Third at LiveWell Colorado Film Challenge

CSU-Pueblo A team of student filmmakers from Colorado State University-Pueblo took third place in the LiveWell Colorado Film Challenge, a new statewide competition for short films on the importance of ensuring access to healthy eating and active living.

Foundation establishes scholarships to help students in need

Sometimes life can throw you curve balls, but Colorado State University - Pueblo is helping to insure students have the support needed to complete their education and to be successful. Two scholarship funds have been established at the CSU-Pueblo Foundation to help students succeed even during difficult times.

CSU-Pueblo grads build lasting impact on alma mater

Two recent Colorado State University-Pueblo graduates have found themselves back on campus, not as students, but as leaders on projects that will improve the landscape of their alma mater.

CSU-Pueblo Project SEED scholars earns national scholarship

Colorado State University-Pueblo sophomore and former Project SEED participant Brooklynn Trujillo has received a prestigious three-year national scholarship from the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Spring 2017 accreditation visit, accepts public comments

Over a 10-year cycle, 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. In 2016-2017, CSU-Pueblo will seek reaffirmation of its accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) with a visit by an HLC accreditation team in Spring of 2017.

CSU-Pueblo hosts 2001 Nobel Prize winner in Physics Sept. 15

Colorado State University-Pueblo will host its first ever Nobel Prize winner next month when physicist Carl Wieman visits campus to present a scientific approach to teaching as part of a speaker series sponsored by the CSU-Pueblo Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).

Professor Janet Barnett earns national teaching award

Colorado State University-Pueblo Mathematics Professor Janet Heine Barnett has been selected to receive the 2017 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

CSU-Pueblo Student Excels in and out of the Classroom

A Colorado State University-Pueblo student-athlete with Jamaican roots has his sights set on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, but for now is excelling both in the classroom and on the track, which has brought him a significant amount of academic and athletic scholarships.

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

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.

CSU-Pueblo sponsors alumni, student events at State Fair

Colorado State University-Pueblo will sponsor events for alumni and area students as part of the 11-day Colorado State Fair, Aug. 26 - Sept. 5.

CSU-Pueblo awarded five-year, $1.2 million Talent Search grant

Colorado State University-Pueblo has been awarded a five-year, $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund Talent Search as part of its TRiO programs, beginning Sept. 1. Talent Search will help up to 500 middle and high school students annually at three Pueblo high schools and three Pueblo middle schools with career exploration and secondary school success initiatives as well as transition into post-secondary education.

July

CSU-Pueblo Foundation Promotes Two of Its Own

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation recently promoted Nick Potter to Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Sandy Lundahl to Scholarship Manager, effective July 1, 2016.

CSU-Pueblo selects Holliday as new enrollment, student VP

After a national search, CSU-Pueblo Director of Admissions Chrissy Holliday was selected as the new Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (VPEMSA). She will begin her new post on Monday, July 25.

CSU-Pueblo Foundation Nearing its $25 Million Goal

The CSU-Pueblo Foundation continues to move toward its $25 million On the Move campaign goal. To date, the campaign has raised $19 million toward the ambitious goal.

CSU-Pueblo to host two C-SPAN Cities Tour Outreach Sessions

In partnership with Comcast, the C-SPAN 2016 Cities Tour will be in Pueblo, July 10-15, with outreach sessions scheduled for students and educators at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association announces board, officers

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Alumni Association has announced its members and officers for the 2016-17 academic year, which begins July 1. The Alumni Association enhances the relationship among alumni, the university, and the community.

June

CSU-Pueblo Forensics Team hosts Rocky Mountain Cooperative

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Forensics Team will host six schools from across the country at the second annual Rocky Mountain Cooperative (RMC), a parliamentary debate camp for college student's, June 25-July 1.

A GH Phipps professor/intern bent on teaching others

This summer, GH Phipps Construction Companies has brought on board Daniel Trujillo, an assistant professor from Colorado State University-Pueblo, one of four educators selected by a national program to place those who teach construction management into the heart of a construction company for six weeks.

CSU-Pueblo offers Summer Transportation Institute, June 13-24

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 13 to 24 for students in grades 6 through 8 attending public or private schools in Colorado. Students interested in the program are encouraged to apply immediately.

May

Student team in finals for LiveWell Colorado Film Challenge

Colorado State University - Pueblo student team is one of the four finalists in the 2016 LiveWell Colorado Film Challenge, a new statewide competition for short films about barriers to healthy living in Colorado. At a public screening and awards event on Thursday, August 18, 2016, winners will take home a total of $12,000 in cash prizes, with prizes going to both the filmmakers and the media/film departments at their respective schools.

CSU-Pueblo hosting CSMTA Music Conference June 2-4

The Colorado State Music Teachers Association (CSMTA) annual conference will be held June 2-3 at the CSU-Pueblo Art/Music building. There will be three concerts at Hoag Recital Hall as part of the conference. All performances are open to the public. The evening concerts are $15/person at the door, and the morning concert is free.

CSU-Pueblo Search and Rescue becomes second college team

Colorado State University-Pueblo will be the second higher education institution in Colorado with an active Search and Rescue Team after signing an agreement with Pueblo County to participate in the Emergency Services Bureau at the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office.

CSU–Pueblo announces 2016 Spring Dean’s List

The following 1057 students have been named to the 2016 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 341 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 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 13 - 16 and June 20 - 23. This student-oriented program will focus on algebraic thinking and proportional reasoning.

Walker Family Donates to CSU–Pueblo Rodeo Club

Gary and Georgia Walker have donated $10,000 to the recently renewed rodeo club team at Colorado State University-Pueblo. The gift will assist the team with travel, entry fees, and other operational needs of the team.

CSU-Pueblo enters partnership with Smithsonian this summer

Colorado State University-Pueblo will officially kick off a new partnership with the Smithsonian Institution this summer by sending five students to Washington, D.C. for month-long internships in June. The five students selected for the internships will work in a variety of museums and locations across the Smithsonian from June 1-July 1 as part of a partnership that began with the University's involvement with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

CSU-Pueblo 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 6th 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 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, June 3 at the Praise Assembly of God Church in Pueblo, 2000 Troy Avenue.

CSU-Pueblo to broadcast commencement ceremony on Internet

Friends and relatives of Colorado State University-Pueblo graduates will be able to celebrate across the miles or across town this Saturday as the University will broadcast the 2016 Commencement ceremony live online.

CSU-Pueblo recognizes Holocaust Remembrance Day May 5

Colorado State University-Pueblo will sponsor a day of activities, including a memorial service, personal testimony, lectures, and displays on Thursday, May 5 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. All events are open to the public at no charge.

April

CSU-Pueblo honors Hughes with Threlkeld Prize as top senior

A dedicated student, athlete, future teacher and active member of the campus community has been named the 2016 recipient of the Threlkeld Prize for Excellence at Colorado State University-Pueblo. As the Threlkeld recipient, Bailey Hughes will receive the first diploma of the ceremony when she graduates with a bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies (education), a minor in Elementary Education, and a teacher's license for grades K-6 on Saturday, May 7 at the Southwest Motors Events Center at the Colorado State Fair.

CSU-Pueblo Gallery Exhibit features work of senior art students

The work of 23 Colorado State University-Pueblo senior art students will be on display through May 6 in the Capps Capozzolo Academic Center for the Arts.

CSU-Pueblo hosts Multi-Sport, Adventure Day Camps

The Student Recreation Center (SRC) at Colorado State University-Pueblo hosts the 5th annual Multi-Sport & Adventure camp this summer for kids entering grades 1 through 5. In addition, the University has added this summer a pilot week for ½ day kindergarten group the week of June 13-17 and a camp group for those in grades 6-8. Camps will be held at the SRC at CSU-Pueblo from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

CSU-Pueblo Pueblo honors outstanding faculty and staff

Outstanding faculty and staff leaders at Colorado State University - Pueblo were honored at a recognition luncheon held on Thursday, April 21. Disability Resource and Support Center Director Justin Hiniker was recognized as the 2016 Outstanding Professional Employee, while Payroll Accountant Vicki Becker was named the Outstanding Classified Employee. Richard Farrer, Associate Professor of Chemistry, earned the top faculty honor for Faculty Excellence in Teaching. The Facilities Management Team earned the Outstanding Team Award.

Students honored by Society of Professional Journalists

Colorado State University-Pueblo journalism students received recognition at the 2016 Society of Professional Journalism (SPJ) Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards that were held April 15 and 16 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

CSU-Pueblo Named for Excellence in Cyber-Defense Education

The National Information Assurance Education and Training Program (NIETP), under the authority of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), has announced that Colorado State University-Pueblo has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) for the academic years 2016 to 2021.

First Pueblo County String Invitational Concertino

The music department at Colorado State University-Pueblo will host the first concertino featuring CSU-Pueblo's Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble at 7 p.m., on April 27 in Hoag Recital Hall. The Concertino will feature students from Pueblo City Schools and District 70 Schools in a special Grande Finale performance.

CSU-Pueblo Announces 2016 Class of Kane Scholars

Eight high-achieving students from Pueblo County high schools have been selected to receive the prominent Kane Family Foundation Scholarship at Colorado State University-Pueblo. The CSU-Pueblo Foundation announced today the names of the eight students who comprise the 2016 Kane Family Foundation scholars.

Harvard Physicist to lead lecture, workshop on May 2

Harvard scientist Eric Mazur, world-renowned physicist and leader in STEM education reform, will lead a workshop and present a public lecture at Colorado State University-Pueblo on Monday, May 2. A workshop for all educators, community and industry leaders, and friends/alumni of CSU-Pueblo will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the General Classroom Building 111. Workshop space is limited, so participants should reserve a spot by calling 719.549.2290 by Thursday, April 28.

CSU-Pueblo announces entrepreneur competition winners

Entrepreneurs pitched their product ideas and business plans on Friday, April 8 as part of the Third Annual Pueblo Entrepreneurship Competition coordinated by the Healy Center in the Hasan School of Business at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Three student teams presented in the K-12 division, and six entrepreneurial hopefuls pitched their business ideas, "shark tank" style to five venture capitalists.

CSU-Pueblo professor awarded Journalism Educator of the Year

A Colorado State University-Pueblo Mass Communications professor will be honored April 21 as the Journalism Educator of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalist Colorado Pro Chapter, Region. 9.

CSU-Pueblo ROTC Cadets place in top 10 at Memorial March

Four members of the Army Reserved Officer's Training Corp (ROTC) at Colorado State University-Pueblo placed in the top 10 at the Bataan Memorial Death March held March 20 at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. All 13 of the CSU-Pueblo cadets completed the 26.2 mile event that honors a special group of World War II heroes.

Club Prism of CSU-Pueblo celebrates diversity with formal dance

In a celebration of diversity, the Prism Club at Colorado State University-Pueblo is holding a springtime prom for local high school and CSU-Pueblo students at 8 p.m., April 9 in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom. Students are encouraged to bring a guest of their choice and to dress in their finest for this formal event.

CSU-Pueblo students featured at the 2016 Student Symposium

In a celebration of research, scholarship, and creative activity, the work of nearly 200 students at Colorado State University-Pueblo will be featured on April 8 as part of the 2016 Student Symposium. Four categories will be presented, including oral presentations, poster presentations, musical performances, and keynote panel address in three locations with various times and setups including the Occhiato University Center (OUC) Ballroom, and 108/109 Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC).

March

CSU-Pueblo to Honor Aragon as Distinguished Alum on May 14

The President and CEO of the United Way of Pueblo County and former president of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Pueblo will receive the President's Medallion for Distinguished Alumni Achievement as part of the President's Gala on May 14. CSU-Pueblo graduate Andrea Aragon, A93, will join Barbara and the late Tony Fortino and Mark and Carol Rickman, A83, (Team Tundra) as President's Medallion recipients at the 2016 President's Gala on Saturday, May 14 in the Occhiato University Center (OUC) Ballroom.

CSU-Pueblo Forensics Team Advances to Elimination Rounds

The Forensics Team at Colorado State University-Pueblo returned from the National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA) National Championship at California State University-Long Beach after competing March 19-21. The team of Eliana Taylor, junior English major from Longmont, and Max Groznik, freshman political science and history major from Lake Oswego, Ore., finished the tournament with a 5-3 record, advancing to elimination rounds. They won debates against the University of Nevada at Reno, Western Washington University, the College of Idaho, the US Air Force Academy, and Lewis and Clark College.

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.

CSU-Pueblo offers music camp for students ages 10-18

Students ages 10-18 will have a unique opportunity this summer to participate in a strings and piano music camp at Colorado State University-Pueblo that will include daily performances and physical/outdoor activities. The Southern Colorado Adventure Music Camp will be held from July 11-15, 2016 through the University's Department of Music and Outdoor Pursuits program. The camp will culminate in a Hoag Recital Hall concert at 5 p.m., on Friday, July 15.

Regional Forester to present Commencement Address

A 1986 graduate of Colorado State University-Pueblo will share his insights with Colorado State University-Pueblo graduates in May. Daniel Jiron will present the Commencement Address during the spring ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the Colorado State Fair Southwest Motors Events Center.

Fortinos, Team Tundra to be honored at President’s Gala

Barbara and the late Tony Fortino, and Team Tundra (Mark and Carol Rickman and ThunderWolf mascot Tundra), will be honored as part of the 2016 President's Gala on Saturday, May 14 in the Occhiato University Center (OUC) Ballroom, the last gala before the facilities' major expansion and renovation. Proceeds from the Gala directly benefit future generations of CSU-Pueblo students through scholarships and programs.

CSU-Pueblo to host summer Maestro program July 14-August 13

This summer, students can experience an innovative model of instruction during a month-long residential program for which they can earn up to 12 credit hours from Colorado State University-Pueblo. CSU-Pueblo will offer the "MAESTRO" Summer Program from July 14-August 13 for a maximum of 60 students interested in earning college credit while participating in a unique, hands-on curriculum and exploring the Southwest during day-long Saturday excursions.

CSU-Pueblo announces 2016 state History Day qualifiers

Colorado State University - Pueblo announces 2016 state History Day qualifiers PUEBLO - For the 22th 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 University of Colorado-Denver on April 30.

CSU-Pueblo hosts film/TV producer Lydia Dean Pilcher

New York-based film/television producer Lydia Dean Pilcher, founder of Cinemosaic Inc., will discuss diversity and the need for more female-driven content in the entertainment industry during her March 14 visit to Colorado State University-Pueblo.

HOLI Festival celebrates spring in a colorful celebration

The Center for International Programs and the Colorado International Student Association at Colorado State University-Pueblo will hold a HOLI Festival to celebrate the arrival of spring at 4 p.m., March 11 on the lawn west of the Administration building.

February

NOCO in the SOCO: Poet laureate featured at March 3 event

Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchinson will join fellow poets Kyle Laws and Jared Smith at an evening of poetry hosted by the Southern Colorado (SOCO) Reading Series and Pueblo Progressive Poetry Project on March 3 in the Kadoya Gallery, located at 119 Central Plaza, downtown Pueblo.

CSU-Pueblo announces winners of MathCounts competition

Pueblo's Connect Charter School took home the team trophy at the 2016 Southern Chapter MathCounts competition, sponsored by the Coalition of Pueblo Engineers (COPE). The 2016 event was held on Feb. 6 in the Life Sciences Building on the CSU-Pueblo campus.

Foundation to Provide scholarships for Graduate Students

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation has designated $125,000 for graduate scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year to replace funds that had been awarded by a grant program no longer on campus.

Victim of Police Brutality to speak at CSU-Pueblo March 2

A Denver man who survived an extreme case of police brutality in 2009 will share his experience on March 2 during an evening of truth and justice sponsored by the Colorado State University-Pueblo Library, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

Workshops for entrepreneurs to be offered by Enactus Club

Female entrepreneurs can learn how to improve their skills and their businesses through three workshops sponsored by Sam's Club and Colorado State University-Pueblo's Enactus student organization.

CSU-Pueblo hosts 8th annual Festival of Winds February 25-27

Colorado State University-Pueblo's Department of Music will host more than 400 high school musicians and faculty representing 50 Colorado high schools as part of the eighth annual Festival of Winds event, February 25-27.

CSU-Pueblo Wins Associated School of Construction Heavy Civil Competition

Students from Colorado State University- Pueblo's Construction Management program took first place in the Heavy Civil Region 6 category of the Associated School of Construction competition in Sparks, Nevada, February 10-13.

Research on prevailing wage by professor getting attention

The research of a Colorado State University-Pueblo professor in the Hasan School of Business, continues to bring significant national media attention for a study that examines the economic, social, and project cost impacts of state prevailing wage laws.

CSU–Pueblo to host annual Spring Career Fair March 2

Colorado State University-Pueblo will host its annual Spring Career Fair from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.., on Wednesday, March 2 in the Occhiato University Student Center followed by an Employer to Student Networking Mixer sponsored by the Alumni Association immediately following in the OUC Hearthwell Lounge. More than 70 local, regional, state, and national employers already are scheduled, but additional employers seeking to hire new college graduates are welcome to participate.

Foundation Adds New Administrative Assistant to the Team

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation recently hired CSU-Pueblo alumna Stephanie Johnson as the organization's administrative assistant.

Club Rodeo returns to reclaim past glory, attract future students

Club Rodeo (CR) has returned to Colorado State University- Pueblo after more than a three-decade absence. In the late 60's to early 80's, Club Rodeo gave students a competitive way to participate in one of their passions while attending college away from home.

Scholarship results in research on Colorado's mountain goats

A scholarship agreement between the Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation and the International Order of Rocky Mountain Goats (IORMG) and the resulting Rocky Mountain Goats Foundation Research Scholarship is producing data that the IORMG hopes will help to preserve the Rocky Mountain Goat and its environment.

Second City returns to bring laughs to CSU–Pueblo Feb. 16

Chicago's comedy and improvisational ensemble, The Second City, will provide a night of entertainment and laughs at 7 p.m. on February 16 in Colorado State University- Pueblo's Hoag Recital Hall, thanks to the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership.

CSU-Pueblo Reading Series features two Canadian authors

The Southern Colorado (SOCO) Reading Series will host two Canadian authors at its first event of the Spring 2016 Semester at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

January

CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association hosts basketball reception

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Alumni Association will host a reception for alumni and their families prior to the Take a Kid to a Game basketball festivities beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 6 in the Massari Arena Wolf Pack Room. The ThunderWolves take on Metropolitan State University of Denver at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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 2016 President's Medallion for Distinguished Alumni Achievement. The award will be presented as part of this year's President's Gala on Friday, May 13.

CSU-Pueblo features Pulitzer Prize winning author

A Pulitzer Prize winning author will be the first Distinguished Speaker of the 2016 Spring Semester at Colorado State University-Pueblo. 2003 Pulitzer Prize winner Sonja Nazario will appear at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom.

CSU-Pueblo professor proposes plan to end racism in new book

Given the ongoing racial and ethnic upheaval occurring in parts of the country, a new book by a Colorado State University-Pueblo sociology professor is particularly timely.

CSU-Pueblo announces 2015 Fall Dean’s List

The following 991 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 313 students whose names appear with an asterisk (*) earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average. The students are listed by country, state, and town.

New online Construction Management program offered

Colorado State University-Pueblo seeks to equip the nation with professionals to replace a retiring workforce and take advantage of a growth industry with its first online degree program. Beginning in Spring 2016, the first online degree completion program offered by CSU-Pueblo Online will be a bachelor's degree in Construction Management.

CSU-Pueblo receives $50,000 grant from COSI

The Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) program at Colorado State University-Pueblo is among the 28 initiatives across Colorado to receive a grant from the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative. The funds are aimed at supporting Colorado students – especially those from low-income and/or underrepresented backgrounds – on the path to and through college and into the workforce.

International artists to exhibit and lecture at CSU-Pueblo

International Artists Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner will exhibit and discuss their collaborative projects at the Fine Art Gallery at Colorado State University-Pueblo from January 18-29. All events are open to the public at no charge.

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