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October

CSU-Pueblo Foundation Recognizes Marvin Stein and Ralph Williams for Service on Board of Trustees

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation recently recognized longtime Foundation Trustees, Marvin Stein and Ralph Williams for their many years of service to CSU-Pueblo Foundation and Colorado State University-Pueblo with endowed scholarships in their names.

Let the Good Times Howl at Homecoming and Family Weekend with CSU-Pueblo

Homecoming is traditionally a time to welcome alumni back to campus to celebrate the history of Colorado State University-Pueblo along with keeping alumni involved on campus to remember their time at the university.

ACC, CSU-Pueblo Partner on Cybersecurity Transfer Agreement

Arapahoe Community College (ACC) and Colorado State University-Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo) have entered into a dual enrollment memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a Cybersecurity and Software Development transfer articulation agreement.

CSU-Pueblo's English Department Chair Is An Award Winning Author

Juan J. Morales, Department Chair of English and Professor at Colorado State University-Pueblo, recently received recognition on his book, “The Handyman’s Guide to End Times.” Morales’ book won the 21st International Latino Book Award for Best Poetry Book.

Colorado State University-Pueblo Allocated $1.9 Million for Upgrades to ThunderBowl and Massari Arena

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletic Department has received $1.9 million for facility improvements to the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl and Massari Arena. The commitment to Pack Athletics comes as part of CSU-Pueblo’s Vision 2028, a 10-year strategic plan to establish CSU-Pueblo as the “people’s university of the Southwest.”

CSU-Pueblo Expands Colorado Springs Location

Colorado State University-Pueblo hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Colorado Springs location, located at 2864 S. Circle Drive, on Monday, September 30. Many gathered to see the reveal of the new signage on the building and to see the newly expanded location.

September

Colorado Free Application Day

To encourage more Coloradans to continue their education, Gov. Jared Polis announced today that all 32 public colleges and universities in Colorado and several private institutions will allow students to apply for free on Tuesday, October 15.

Dr. Derek Lopez selected to Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities La Academia de Liderazgo

Dr. Derek Lopez, Director of Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives of CSU-Pueblo, was selected as one of 24 individuals to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Presidential Leadership Academy, La Academia de Liderazgo.

Colorado State University-Pueblo Boasts Two Students for HACU Leadership-in-Residence

Two Colorado State University-Pueblo students have been awarded the opportunity to participate in the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Leadership-in-Residence program.

CSU-Pueblo and Colorado FFA Sign 5 Year Partnership Agreement

Colorado State University-Pueblo won the bid to continue hosting Colorado FFA Association on the campus for the next five years for the Annual State Convention. CSU-Pueblo has agreed to provide facilities and services for the duration of the convention which is hosted the first week of June each year.

August

CSU-Pueblo Receives $7.8 Million System Investment in Vision 2028

The Colorado State University System has unanimously voted in support of the implementation of CSU-Pueblo’s Vision 2028 with an initial 2-year investment of $7.8 million.

HSB and US Bank Announce 2019 Pueblo Business Sentiment Survey

Michael Wakefield, Professor of Management at the Malik and Seeme Hasan School of Business, is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 Pueblo Business Sentiment Survey sponsored by US Bank and the Malik and Seeme Hasan School of Business at Colorado State University-Pueblo on August 5, 2019.

President's Leadership Program Internship Leads to the Future for Students

Upon the conclusion of the President’s Leadership Program (PLP) interview, Bryana Owens felt at home at CSU-Pueblo. Little did Owens know that PLP would lead to an internship that would span across multiple areas of campus and peak her interest in an area she had yet to consider: Archives.

July

Fit Fast Strong CSU-Pueblo Intern Working for a Stronger Future

Ivan Palou of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, is a senior Exercise Science major at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Palou first attended CSU-Pueblo with hopes of making the football team, however after a meniscus tear and change in position from center to fullback, his focus shifted.

School of Business to Honor Burnie Zercher with Lifetime Business Achievement Award

Burnie Zercher, owner of Industrial Contractors/Managers (ICM) of Pueblo, Colorado, will be honored with the fifth annual Lifetime Business Achievement Award from the Malik and Seeme Hasan School of Business (HSB) .

Chamber Choir Performs at Prestigious International Festival in Columbia

The CSU-Pueblo Chamber Choir was invited to be one of five featured international choirs on the XVIII Festival Coral Internacional de Medellin Jose Maria Bravo held July 3-7, 2019, in Medellin, Colombia. Annually, the festival involves 30-40 choirs.

Foundation and Reisher Scholars Program to Partner Benefitting CSU-Pueblo Students

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation is partnering with the Reisher Scholars Program to provide scholarship funding for Colorado students with demonstrated financial need and proven academic merit.

June

Institute of Cannabis Research Introduces Journal

The Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR) is introducing a new scholarly journal, the Journal of Cannabis Research. The journal is sponsored by the ICR at CSU-Pueblo and published with the assistance of Springer Nature, one of the world’s largest and most prominent academic publishers.

2019 Spring Dean's List

1,149 students have been named in the 2019 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.

May

Four CSU-Pueblo Students to Intern at Smithsonian Institution Summer 2019

Colorado State University-Pueblo has sent four students to Washington, D.C to complete a nine week internship at the Smithsonian Institution over the summer of 2019.

CSU System Board of Governor's Approves Zero Tuition Increase for In-State Undergraduates at CSU-Pueblo

Tuition will remain unchanged next year for Colorado resident undergraduate students at Colorado State University-Pueblo as part of the newly approved incremental budget and tuition proposals for the CSU System.

Commencement on Campus for the First Time in Over Two Decades

Colorado State University-Pueblo celebrated more than 1,000 graduates on Saturday, May 4. Commencement was split into two ceremonies, one beginning at 10 a.m. and another that followed at 3 p.m., both were held in Massari Arena on CSU-Pueblo’s campus in the Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation building. This year’s theme for the ceremonies was “Celebrate Achievement. Celebrate Commencement.”

Rec Pack Summer Camp

Recreation Services and Facilities will offer its 9th annual Rec Pack Summer Camp for children entering Kindergarten-8th Grade. Participants will enjoy a variety of sports and adventure activities with an emphasis on fun, learning, and participation.

Derrick Williams Honored with Threlkeld Prize for Excellence as Top Senior

Colorado State University-Pueblo has named Derrick Williams as the 2019 recipient of the Threlkeld Prize for Excellence. The six finalists were selected from a pool of candidates compiled from nominations by CSU-Pueblo faculty and staff from various University departments.

April

CSU-Pueblo Students Further NASA Design

Seven students studied the NASA concept of a “portable wireless signal booster” and came up with their own idea on how to make a product with it. Their idea earned them a trip to the NASA MITTIC Technology Transfer competition at the Johnson Space Center in March, where they placed in the top ten finalists.

John Williamson, Ph.D., Selected as Director of Research and Sponsored Programs

An experienced academician with a background in academic research funding has been hired as CSU-Pueblo’s Director of Research and Sponsored Programs. Dr. John Williamson, Research Grant Strategist and Consultant, Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC College Station, TX, will provide oversight for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) beginning May 1.

2019 President's Medallion Recipients

Dr. Janet Heine Barnett, Pepsi Bottling Company, Mark DeRose, Dr. and Mrs. Adolph, and Bernadette Padula, will be honored as President's Medallion recipients during the Colorado State University-Pueblo 2019 President’s Gala on Saturday, May 18. Proceeds from the Gala directly benefit future generations of CSU-Pueblo students through scholarships and programs.

Commencement 2019 Speakers

Colorado Governor, Jared Polis, and President of the Colorado Senate, Leroy Garcia, will deliver the spring Colorado State University-Pueblo commencement addresses in the ceremonies taking place on Saturday, May 4 at the Massari Arena on the CSU-Pueblo campus.

CSU-Pueblo Working to Build Future Cybersecurity Professionals

A portion of the next generation of cyber security experts is working to spread its data-comprised wings at Colorado State University - Pueblo.

Rocky Mountain Public Media and CSU-Pueblo Renew Partnership

President Timothy Mottet and Rocky Mountain Public Media President and CEO Amanda Mountain will sign a three-year agreement renewing the partnership of these entities in front of community partners and supporters Monday, April 8 at 10:30 a.m. in the Buell Communication Center on the CSU-Pueblo campus.

March

Brandon Bayer named Student Leader of the Year

Senior Brandon Bayer was named Colorado Leadership Alliance’s (CLA) 2019 Student Leader of the Year at the CLA Summit on Jan. 26. The award is given by the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and the Boettcher Foundation annually.

2018 Fall Dean's List

The following 1110 students have been named to the 2018 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.

Juanita Pena Selected as Director of Business and Financial Services/Controller

An experienced accounting professional has been hired as CSU-Pueblo’s Director of Business and Financial Services/ Controller. Juanita Pena, Director of Finance at Pueblo Community College, will become the chief accounting officer for the University beginning April 15.

University to Host Enrollment Event in Colorado Springs

Colorado State University-Pueblo will host its third R.E.A.C.T. (Registration, Enrollment, Advising for Continuing, Transfers) event at its Colorado Springs Tower location, March 27. The event is intended to assist all students seeking to continue their education or transfer to the university.

February

Campus to Host 800+ Students from Across Colorado for Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is the nation’s largest middle and high school science competition with 8,000 teams in all 50 states. The March 2 event at CSU-Pueblo event will feature 35 separate competitions ranging from Protein Modeling to Forensics and Mousetrap Vehicles.

Foundation Receives Gift to Benefit Nursing and Athletics Programs

Parkview Medical Center will provide CSU-Pueblo Foundation with a three-year gift to support the CSU-Pueblo School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Funds will go towards student scholarships, and faculty and staff salaries needed to provide additional nursing programming.

Military and Veteran Affiliated Career Expo Coming to Pueblo on March 5

On Tuesday, March 5, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and the Pueblo Workforce Center will join with Colorado State University and more than 40 community-minded businesses to host the Military and Veteran Affiliated Career Expo, a recruiting event designed to connect veterans, military members and their families (including retired, separated military, Reserves, and Guard members) with a wide variety of job opportunities.

Colorado State University to Host a Two-Day Cyber Security Workshop

Colorado State University-Pueblo, a U.S. National Security Agency-Center of Academic Excellence (NSA-CAE) designated institution, will conduct, Emergent Threats in Cyber Security, a two-day workshop, February 28-March 1, 2019, at the CSU-Pueblo at Colorado Springs Tower location off of Circle Drive and I-25.

CSU-Pueblo Students to Benefit from Approval of $550,000 in OER State Grant Funding

Colorado State University-Pueblo students will benefit from one of 20 proposals recently approved by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education that will provide nearly $550,000 in funding for higher education Open Educational Resources (OER) projects throughout the state.

January

CSU-Pueblo CIS CyberWolves Continue National Cyber Security Performance Rankings

For the third straight season, nationally ranked CSU-Pueblo CyberWolves continued their “howling success” in the Fall National Cyber League (NCL) cybersecurity games by once again placing among the top 10 cyber security teams in the nation. The CyberWolves competed on two major NCL challenges: The NCL Regular (Individual) games and the NCL Post-Season (Team) game with great success.

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