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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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CSU-Pueblo goes to the Colorado State Fair

August 27, 2016 – 9:47 am |
Sarah Cummings - Colorado State Fair General Manager

Sarah Cummings – Colorado State Fair General Manager (photo courtesy of

Pueblo has been the home base of the Colorado State Fair since 1869.

According to its official website, the fair has only been canceled once, during World War I, and each year it grows.

This year, the fairgrounds welcomed Sarah Cummings as the new Colorado State Fair General Manager. Cummings, a California native, took over the reigns in January.

Cummings commented on Pueblo’s character after experiencing it first-hand. “There is a great charm here at the fairgrounds,” she said. “There are a lot of buildings here in the facility that are on the historic state registrar which add to the ambiance.”

The fairground gates are scheduled to open Friday, Aug. 26. until the event closes Sept. 5. Entertainment will include live music, sea lions, monkeys, rodeo, art, races, contests and more.

Colorado State University-Pueblo will be hosting Back to School Fridays at the fair on Aug. 26 and Sept. 2. Admission is free to students K-12 who live in Pueblo County and surrounding areas, according to Cora Zaletel, executive director of external affairs at the university.

Students will also qualify to receive a ThunderHull ticket to the RED OUT football game against West Texas A & M on Sept. 10, as well as a free drink from Loaf N Jug and a half-priced ticket to the carnival.

CSU-Pueblo’s Alumni Night event will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 30, beginning with a reception on the Grandstand Stage at 6 p.m. Tracy Samora, director of alumni relations, has been involved in connecting alumni with the Colorado State Fair rodeo since 2010. Samora said that being able to watch the rodeo from the Grandstand Stage is a real treat because spectators are right above the bull chutes.

Tickets to the family-friendly event cost $12 each and includes fair entry, seating at the Grandstand for the rodeo, food and drinks. Due to limited seating, tickets are capped at 125.

Attendees are also encouraged to wear red to show their pack pride.

Samora said that by opening the event up to family members, it gives CSU-Pueblo an opportunity to inspire and encourage future students to attend the school.

CSU-Pueblo’s involvement will be evident in several areas at the fair. The university’s cheer and dance teams will perform at the rodeo on alumni night. School mascots Tundra and Wolfie will also make an appearance. A stagecoach transporting President Lesley Di Mare and other delegates will make its rounds in the arena.

Rev 89, the on-campus radio station, will transmit live from the fair on both Back to School Fridays and Alumni Night. The ThunderWolves Marching Band will perform in the parade on Saturday, Aug. 27.

Cummings said that she is retaining the tradition while adding something new to the fair.  Saturday, Sept. 3, St. Mary-Corwin Health Day will kick off with a 5K run and Family Fun Walk at 9 a.m. The course takes participants through and around the fairgrounds and the entry fee of $35 buys participants a T-shirt, fairground admission and a swag bag.

The Colorado State Fair Blue Ribbon Voice Contest is another new event that will start at noon on Sept. 3 in the American Furniture Warehouse Amphitheatre. The event will feature different young performers.

More information about fair offerings can be found at


Students get opportunity to gamble at Wolfpack Welcome Glow Casino Night

August 25, 2016 – 3:43 pm |

Colorado State University- Pueblo will host a Glow Casino Night on Friday, Aug. 26, in the Occhiato University Center ballroom from 7 – 11 p.m. The event is open to all CSU-Pueblo students.
The event serves as …

CSU-Pueblo Rec Field Carnival a big hit among freshmen and returning students

August 24, 2016 – 5:53 pm |

The student orientation team at Colorado State University-Pueblo hosted a campus carnival for students on Monday, Aug. 22, from 7-10 p.m. at the student recreation field.
The turnout of more 400 students exceeded the goal set …

Intramural sports boost team building opportunities on campus

August 18, 2016 – 4:21 pm |

A new school year means the start of intramural sports at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Students can get engaged in team sports like volleyball, flag football, and dodgeball during the 2016-17 academic year.
Nursing senior Brianna Kuch …

Search and Rescue Team gets official recognition

August 4, 2016 – 8:36 pm | 2 Comments

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Search and Rescue team will be looking for volunteers this fall who are interested in joining their officially recognized team.
With a memorandum of understanding signed by Pueblo County, the team is …

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

July 30, 2016 – 11:18 am |

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 …

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 …