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July

Colonel Short joins CSU Pueblo with Chamberlain Fellowship

PUEBLO—Colorado State University Pueblo welcomes visiting scholar Colonel Courtney Short through the Retiring Officer Teaching Fellowship with the Chamberlain Project. The Chamberlain Project looks to bridge the gap of active duty military service and civilian life for retiring officers and build relationship between civilians and the military.

June

CSU Pueblo Faculty Award Winners Announced

Colorado State University Pueblo announced its Faculty Award winners for the 2020-21 school year.

CSU Pueblo Staff Award Winners Honored

Colorado State University Pueblo recognized staff members and announced award winners at the University’s annual Employee Awards Reception Tuesday June 29 in the Occhiato Student Center ballroom.

Four Colorado Campuses Earn Hunger Free and Healthy Minds Designations as They Work to Erase Hunger and Address the Mental Health Needs of College Students

DENVER – June 21, 2021: The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE), today announced that four institutions of higher education—Colorado State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Fort Lewis College, and Metropolitan State University of Denver have earned Hunger Free and Healthy Minds designations for their work to end hunger and address the mental health needs of their students.

Student Run Radio Station at CSU Pueblo Celebrated 10,000 Podcast Downloads

Colorado State University Pueblo’s student run radio station Rev 89, recently celebrated 10,000 podcast downloads.

Colorado State University System Board of Governors Approves Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget for CSU Pueblo

The Colorado State University System Board of Governors approved the 2021-2022 fiscal year budget for the three campuses of Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado State University Pueblo and Colorado State University Global.

CSU System Update

The Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System today adopted a budget for the next fiscal year that reflects a return to normal operations across the entire system and its three campuses: Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CSU Pueblo, and CSU Global.

Nursing Program to host Steps For Vets Virtual 5K

The Colorado State University Pueblo School of Nursing will host a Steps For Vets virtual 5K Saturday June 19 through Sunday June 20.

CSU Pueblo Foundation Trustees Accept Gift from Friends of Football

PUEBLO, Colo. – The Trustees of the Colorado State University Pueblo Foundation unanimously voted to accept the Neta & Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl, as well as other assets, from the Friends of Football at their quarterly board meeting on May 21.

Colorado State University Pueblo Announces Partnership with Harvard Business School Online

PUEBLO—Colorado State University Pueblo proudly announces a new partnership with Harvard Business School (HBS) Online after completing 2020 pilot program. During the 2020 pilot, CSU Pueblo students were among the program’s top performers.

May

Institute of Cannabis Research Cannabis Research Funding Awards Announced

PUEBLO—The Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR) hosted at Colorado State University Pueblo recently completed the first statewide competition for funding of cannabis research. Approximately 40 proposals were received from researchers at six institutions of higher education, several nonprofit research organizations, and a private entity with the required state licensing. Applications were evaluated by scientific review panels comprised of subject matter experts from around the country. Ten projects were recommended for funding and will be led by researchers from four universities and one private company with an anticipated start date of July 2021.

State of Colorado Awards CSU Pueblo $20 Million

Colorado Governor, Jared Polis signed State Bill 21-205 or the Long-Bill into effect on Monday. This bill will allocate over $3 million to Colorado State University Pueblo for campus improvements and approves CSU Pueblo’s planned renovations to its Technology Building.

Colorado State University Pueblo announces merit scholars through the CSU Pueblo Foundation

Colorado State University Pueblo has announced the names of 11 local students who will receive prominent merit scholarships through the CSU Pueblo Foundation. Six of these high-achieving students will receive the Kane Family Foundation Scholarship, two the Jennie and Albert Gersick Foundation Scholarship, and three the Lois W. and J. Roland Mathis Education Fund Scholarship.

Colorado State University Pueblo Engages in Local Efforts on National Stage with $571 Million Contract Partnership with ENSCO Inc.

PUEBLO—Colorado State University Pueblo is part of a team of surface transportation research organizations lead by ENSCO Inc. (ENSCO) that was recently awarded a $571 million USD contract by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to provide research, testing, engineering, and training services at the Transportation Technology Center (TTC). The team will focus on initiatives that support FRA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) objectives to establish TTC as a vibrant, engaging, and modern center for railroad and ground transportation safety, security, and innovation. Transfer of TTC operations to the ENSCO team is anticipated to be completed by October 2022.

CSU Pueblo Students Begin Summer Research

PUEBLO—Colorado State University Pueblo students in the Communities to Build Active STEM Engagement (CBASE) group met together in person, for the first time as an entire group to begin summer research programs on Friday, May 14 on campus at CSU Pueblo.

Colorado State University Pueblo Vice President of Enrollment Management, Communication and Student Affairs Appointed to Executive Leadership Academy

PUEBLO—Colorado State University Pueblo Vice President of Enrollment Management, Communication and Student Affairs, Chrissy Holliday has been appointed as one of the participants in the 2021-2022 Executive Leadership Academy (ELA). ELA is cosponsored by the American Association of the State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), and the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI).

Ceniza & Williams shine at NATS Auditions

Two Colorado State University Pueblo students earned recognitions at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Colorado & Wyoming chapter auditions.

Colorado State University Pueblo to Host National Summer Transportation Institute Program for Middle School Students

PUEBLO—Colorado State University Pueblo is pleased to announce a two-week non-residential National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) program which takes place Monday, June 7 through Friday, June 18 for middle school students. Students interested in the program are encouraged to apply immediately. The NSTI program is open to all students in sixth through eighth grades currently attending public and private schools in Colorado.

Colorado State University Pueblo Announces Gift from Friends of Football

PUEBLO—A Colorado State University Pueblo private athletics-focused foundation, The Friends of Football (FOF), announced in a community message on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, the intent to donate the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl, including all donatable assets of FOF. FOF recently voted to dissolve the organization and gift the ThunderBowl to the CSU Pueblo Foundation, pending the satisfaction of all donation details by August 1, 2021, when additional details will be made available by the CSU Pueblo Foundation.

All CSU Pueblo Degree Programs Provide Work Experience

Colorado State University Pueblo has announced that 100 percent of its degree programs provide students with work-related experience prior to graduation.

April

Leticia Steffen Named Dean of CHASS

Colorado State University Pueblo has announced that Leticia Steffen will assume the role of Dean for the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS).

Alums Headline Cyber Security Virtual Lecture

The Colorado State University Pueblo Hasan School of Business will host a Cyber Security Virtual Lecture in conjunction with the Center for Cyber Security Education and Research Thursday, April 29 from 5:45 pm-7:00 p.m.

Colorado State University Hosting Commencement In-Person to Celebrate 2020 and 2021 Graduates

Colorado State University Pueblo plans to host multiple Spring 2021 Commencement ceremonies on campus at the Neta and Eddie DeRose Thunderbowl on Saturday, May 8.

Colorado State University Pueblo Alumna, Sarah Mize, joins CSU Pueblo Foundation

The Colorado State University Pueblo Foundation is proud to announce and welcome 2017 Colorado State University Pueblo alumna, Sarah Mize, as the Foundation’s operations coordinator. Sarah will be responsible for operations support, Board correspondence and supervision of work-study students.

Colorado State University Pueblo awards Jenna McKinley the Threlkeld Prize for Excellence

Colorado State University Pueblo has named Jenna McKinley as the 2021 recipient of the Threlkeld Prize for Excellence.

Zimmerman Named an Editor for Smarthistory

In January, Colorado State University Pueblo Assistant Professor of Art History, Rachel Zimmerman of the College Humanities Art and Social Sciences was named an Editor for Smarthistory.org.

Colorado State University Pueblo Offers 1000 Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines for Campus Community

Colorado State University Pueblo has announced coordinated efforts with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to secure 1000 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations for students, faculty, staff and campus community members at a one-day drive-thru and walk-up vaccination clinic. The clinic will run Thursday, April 15 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the CSU Pueblo campus.

Wildlife Department Earns Four Grants

The Colorado State University Pueblo Wildlife & Natural Resources Department and Professor Nate Bickford earned four grants to help students further their education.

CSU Pueblo International Food and Cultural Extravaganza Returning to Campus to Celebrate Virtually

Colorado State University Pueblo will host the International Food and Cultural Extravaganza virtually this year on Friday, April 16. This is the first occurrence for this event since 2018, yet it is the longest running student-ran event at CSU Pueblo with 80 years total for its existence.

OER Grant Helps CSU Pueblo Fund Zero Textbook Cost Spanish Degree

Colorado State University Pueblo received another grant award in the development and support of Colorado Open Educational Resources from the Colorado Commission On Higher Education.

Colorado State University Pueblo Celebrate Holocaust Day of Remembrance Virtually on April 8

Colorado State University Pueblo will host a virtual event to commemorate Holocaust Day of Remembrance on Thursday, April 8. All activities will take place online via the CSU Pueblo Facebook page.

Colorado State University Pueblo Hosts Science Olympiad Tournament Virtually

Colorado State University Pueblo will host middle and high school students from across the state of Colorado to participate virtually in the Colorado State Science Olympiad Tournament virtually on Saturday, April 10.

Colorado State University Pueblo Students Directly Receive One Point Nine Million in CARES Act Funding

Colorado State University Pueblo distributed $1.9 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding from the recent stimulus bill to students enrolled in spring 2021 courses.

CSU Pueblo Launches Discovery Scholars Program

Colorado State University Pueblo has announced the launching of its new Discovery Scholars Program, which will be available to first year students in the Fall of 2021.

March

Colorado State University Pueblo Accounting Club Hosts Guest Speaker for White-Collar Crime in Corporate America

Colorado State University Pueblo’s Accounting Club will host Walter “Walt” Pavlo Jr. for a presentation on Thursday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m. with the Hasan School of Business (HSB) on white-collar crime and prosecutions in corporate America.

Lini earns All-State Orchestra honors at Violin

Kya Lini, a student in the Colorado State University Pueblo Music Department, will represent Pueblo and the University as a Colorado All-State Orchestra selection at violin.

Colorado State University Pueblo Celebrates Third Book of Accomplished Alumna

Colorado State University Pueblo alumna Dana Perino, A94 mass communication, released her book “Everything Will Be Okay: Life Lessons for Young Women (from a Former Young Woman)” on March 9.

CSU Pueblo Foundation Establishes Pre-Nursing Scholarship Endowment in Honor of Nursing Alumnus and Family

The Vidal L. and Stella Raigoza family has established a memorial pre-nursing scholarship in their honor.

Colorado State University Pueblo Celebrates Women’s History Month with Professional Development, Dialogue and Delicacies

Colorado State University Pueblo celebrates Women’s History Month (WHM) throughout the month of March with accessible programming for students, faculty, staff and community members.

Colorado State University Pueblo and Pueblo Community College Unite with Local Impact of Higher Education and Workforce Development

A newly-released report from Colorado State University Pueblo and Pueblo Community College demonstrates the strong impact the institutions have on the Pueblo community and the powerful effect of a united higher education community on workforce development.

February

Colorado State University Pueblo Celebrates National TRIO Day With Service Project

Colorado State University Pueblo joins the National TRIO Day celebration on Feb. 26, 2021. CSU Pueblo offers five federally-funded programs to provide college access and success opportunities to adults and high school students, providing assistance to first-generation, active military and students with disabilities.

Colorado State University Pueblo Generated Over $61 Million Locally During 2019-2020 Academic Year

Colorado State University Pueblo infused over $61 million into the Pueblo economy through student spending and $2.4 million in local sales and use-tax revenues, according to a recent Colorado economic impact study released by the Colorado State University System.

NTT DATA and Spartan Medical Enable Colorado State University Pueblo Students to Get Back to Class Safety

PLANO, Texas – NTT DATA Services, a digital business and IT services leader, is teaming up with Spartan Medical, Inc., a service-disabled veteran-owned business that provides advanced medical technologies, to deliver COVID-19 testing and tracing services to multiple government agencies and public sector organizations. Among those is Colorado State University Pueblo (CSU Pueblo), which is working with Spartan Medical and NTT DATA for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, and other healthcare services.

Colorado State University Pueblo Celebrates Black History Month with Accessible Programming

Colorado State University Pueblo celebrates Black History Month in an online format throughout February with programming accessible to the general public.

First Systemwide Study Highlights CSU’s Importance in Statewide Talent Retention, Jobs, Revenue

Denver, Colo. – The three Colorado State University System campuses and the out-of-state students attract fuel nearly 23,000 Colorado jobs and more than $237.74 million in state income and sales tax revenue annually.

Colorado State University Pueblo Plans for In-Person Commencement Ceremony in 2021

Colorado State University Pueblo announced plans for an in-person commencement ceremony for the May 8, 2021 ceremony.

Colorado State University Pueblo Offering New Scholarships Courtesy of Pueblo County Commissioners

Colorado State University Pueblo on behalf of the Colorado State University Pueblo Foundation was awarded one time funding in January 2021, from Pueblo County for the Marijuana Excise Tax Scholarship Funds.

Colorado State University Pueblo Fall 2020 Dean’s List

Colorado State University Pueblo announces the following 1134 students for the Fall 2020 Dean’s List.

January

PCC & CSU Pueblo Partner to Offer Free Tax Filing Services

Colorado State University Pueblo and Pueblo Community College are partnering with Tax Help Colorado to offer free tax filing services for those who earned $57,000 or less in 2020.

Colorado State University Pueblo Celebrates the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

PUEBLO—Colorado State University Pueblo will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in an online format on Monday, Jan. 18 with programming accessible to the general public. Martin Luther King Jr. Day events will highlight work in the Pueblo community, the efforts of students on campus, present an opportunity for learning and discourse at CSU Pueblo.

Colorado State University Pueblo Announced 2021 Distinguished University Professor Award

Pueblo—Colorado State University Pueblo announced the 2021 recipient of the Distinguished University Professor award, Alegria Ribadeneira, Ph.D., professor of Spanish and director of world languages at CSU Pueblo. Ribadeneira is the second recipient of this award, the honor was announced Monday, January 11 at spring convocation.

Colorado State University Pueblo Begin Spring Semester with All Employee Convocation

PUEBLO—Colorado State University Pueblo begins the spring semester, Jan. 11-15, 2021, with an employee convocation, titled “Life. Changing.,” focused on living and learning through a pandemic.

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