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CSU-Pueblo’s On the Move campaign approaches deadline with $6 million to go

July 26, 2016 – 6:11 pm |

 The Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation is calling for a final push to meet its $25 million On the Move campaign, which has an Aug. 31 deadline.
Todd Kelly, president and CEO of the CSU-Pueblo Foundation — …

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Music department revamps master’s program and add minors for undergrads

July 30, 2016 – 11:18 am |
photo by Lindsay Wolking

photo by Lindsay Wolking

The Department of Music at Colorado State University-Pueblo has revamped its Master of Education degree program.

A new change will allow undergraduate students to pursue a master’s degree while obtaining their teacher’s certification for K-12 education.

“Previously students had to do the music emphasis at the bachelor’s level and then the master’s of education with a music emphasis was for teachers who were already certified,” said department chair David Volk.

Students will now be able to earn an undergraduate music degree in the area of their choice, and then pursue a graduate degree in education with an emphasis in music.

“This a move for us to attract students to CSU-Pueblo who might be interested in music but would like to do something other than music at the undergraduate level as well and not accrue an enormous amount of undergraduate credits in obtaining teacher certification,” Volk said.

Several minors have also been added, including music technology and audio production, composition and theory, jazz studies and organ performance studies.

According to the CSU-Pueblo website, music majors declaring the aforementioned minors, must complete a minimum of 18 hours beyond required courses of the BA-Music, or general emphasis, degree to include required hours in the minor and any electives beyond major and minor degree requirements.

These hours fulfill the College of Humanities and Social Sciences graduation requirements that 18 hours must be taken in a minor or in courses outside the major discipline.

“We were looking at various curricular options that would benefit our students,” Volk said of the initiative to condense and restructure the existing program.

CHASS requires a minor to be declared in most programs, which were often problematic for music students due to the required practice time.

“The additional options gave them the opportunity to earn credits in a minor, keep them in their discipline, as well as alleviate the financial burden students face,” Volk said.

According to CSU-Pueblo’s music degree curriculum, a bachelor’s of arts — with an emphasis in music performance — is appropriate for those students who plan to perform, teach privately, or pursue further study at the graduate level, while a music education emphasis provides the essential training, knowledge, and skills necessary for a teaching career in choral, instrumental, or general music.

“We are excited about partnering with the mass communications department by incorporating a music technology and audio production minor, in our program,” Volk said.

Volk credited music and mass communications faculty across the board for making the changes possible.

Faculty members were able to restructure existing courses in order to boost enrollment while remaining within the program’s existing budget.

Women’s basketball team hosts camp for young athletes

July 14, 2016 – 5:27 pm |

Young athletes are at Colorado State University-Pueblo to train with the women’s basketball team. Coach Jim Turgeon and co-director Terra Moyers are hosting Pack-In-Training on campus from July 13 to July 15.
Pack-In-Training is a camp for …

CSU-Pueblo hosts MAESTRO Summer Program

July 7, 2016 – 4:09 pm |

Colorado State University-Pueblo will offer the MAESTRO Summer Program from July 14-August 13.
MAESTRO stands for Mastering Academic Excellence, Scholarship, Teaching and Research Opportunities.
The month-long program offers a unique, hands-on curriculum that will provide 60 students …

“El Movimiento” anthology takes an honest look at Chicano activism in Pueblo

July 5, 2016 – 10:15 am |
El Movimiento

The tumultuous 1960s and 1970s gave rise to Chicano activism in Colorado. Disadvantaged Hispanic-Americans fought to end discrimination, secure rights and gain political and social power through education, culture and the arts. This is still …

Provost shares vision for groundbreaking cannabis research at CSU-Pueblo

July 1, 2016 – 9:39 am |

Rick Kreminski, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Colorado State University-Pueblo, is excited about the future of cannabis research at the college.
The university recently received a grant from the State of Colorado …

CSU-Pueblo choir returns from abroad

June 29, 2016 – 9:06 am |

After performing and touring in Spain and Portugal, the Colorado State University-Pueblo choir returned to the U.S. May 19, inspired and renewed, also having gained academic credit.
“This journey greatly influenced my perspective on culture, travel, …

Column: Climbing club provides unexpected opportunities

June 21, 2016 – 5:52 pm |

During my final year attending Colorado State University-Pueblo, I decided to join the school’s climbing club. I had considered joining in the past, since I had been climbing with the Outdoor Pursuits for a few …

CSU-Pueblo Future Freshmen Festival will take place on June 24

June 19, 2016 – 9:57 am | One Comment

The 2016 Colorado State University-Pueblo Future Freshmen Festival will take place on June 24, from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
The festival is a great opportunity for incoming students to get their questions answered and experience ThunderWolf Country up close …

$3 million ThunderBowl upgrades and renovation nearing completion

June 18, 2016 – 5:54 pm |
Pack Strength and Conditioning construction photos

The Friends of Football and members of the Pueblo community have privately funded the $3 million budget for the construction and upgrades of the athletic facilities at the Neta & Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.
Included in the …

Eighth Annual Colorado Springs Native American Intertribal Powwow is set for July 16

June 9, 2016 – 4:45 pm |
Colorado Springs Native American Powwow

One Nation Walking Together is sponsoring a one-day Native American Traditional Powwow July 16 at the Mortgage Solutions Financial EXPO Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO.
The sponsors are calling on people in Colorado …

Summer semester offers challenges and rewards for students and professors

June 8, 2016 – 8:35 am |

While most Colorado State University-Pueblo students are taking the summer off to enjoy vacations with friends and family or working part-time summer jobs, a lesser few – 1,045 to be exact – attend summer classes …

Team CSU-Pueblo Purple PACK represents college at Pueblo Relay for Life event

June 3, 2016 – 7:34 pm |


Gena Alfonso, director of Student Engagement and Leadership, and team CSU-Pueblo Purple Pack will represent Colorado State University – Pueblo at the 2016 American Cancer Society Relay for Life event in Pueblo, scheduled to take …

Nursing Department to host community baby shower Friday

June 1, 2016 – 11:36 am |
Nursing Department to host community baby shower Friday

The Colorado State University-Pueblo nursing department, with co-sponsor Pueblo Early Childhood Council, will host the sixth annual community baby shower June 3 at Praise Assembly of God from 9 a.m. to noon.
The event, which will …