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Associated Students’ Government reestablishes student emergency fund

March 11, 2015 – 7:28 pm |

The Associated Students’ Government at CSU-Pueblo plans to re-launch the Student Emergency Fund at the Student Leadership and Involvement Awards Banquet April 14.
The program is meant to help students financially through tough times such as …

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Lehmpuhl takes over as acting dean of college of science and math

March 25, 2015 – 12:41 pm |
David Lehmpuhl | Photo courtesy of csupueblo.edu

David Lehmpuhl | Photo courtesy of csupueblo.edu

Following the departure of Rick Kreminski to the office of CSU-Pueblo Provost, the university has a new acting dean of the college of science and math.

Professor David Lehmpuhl, department chair for the chemistry department, will act as dean for the CSM until a permanent replacement is decided at the end of the summer.

For as long as he holds the office, Lehmpuhl most certainly has his work cut out for him.

“This semester is a matter of keeping my head above water,” Lehmpuhl said.

In addition to balancing faculty budgets, conducting evaluations, performing tenure and promotion reviews and keeping up with on-going research, Lehmpuhl still has to find time to develop challenging lesson plans for his students, just like any other CSU-Pueblo professor.

“I’m still teaching my load I had as chair which includes a brand new prep for a course that is half physics, half chemistry for elementary school teachers. It’s a lot of work since it has an integrated lab component to it, but I’m enjoying it very much,” Lehmpuhl said.

“I’m definitely not at a loss for things to do,” he said.

A lifelong science enthusiast, Lehmpuhl knew growing up that he wanted to study science.

For a man who is now so involved in the field, the deciding factor of his decision to study chemistry was a mere $100.

“The primary reason I’m a chemist today is due to a $100 scholarship from my high school. The scholarship was given to someone who was in AP chemistry in high school and who chose chemistry as a major in college. I thought, ‘What the heck, I can always change it if I want to,’” he said.

That simple $100 scholarship propelled Lehmpuhl into the chemistry department at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, where he would eventually graduate with his bachelor’s degree in chemistry.

“I don’t know who sponsored that scholarship, but they definitely got their money’s worth in my case,” Lehmpuhl said.

Throughout his undergraduate and post-graduate years, Lehmpuhl then harnessed a passion for teaching to rival his passion for science.

“I love teaching, I love seeing the light go on in the students eyes when they discover something or learn something new,” he said.

Lehmpuhl now seeks to translate that passion into the administrative aspect of collegiate academics.

“There are good points and bad points to both (administrating and teaching) and I like the challenges each one presents,” he said. “Administrating is sort of like teaching at the next level. Being able to help guide programs into doing the best job they possibly can while maintaining a good work and learning environment is a huge challenge, but can also be hugely rewarding.”

Although no significant changes are likely to be made in the CSM until the new dean is named at the end of summer, Lehmpuhl is certain to stay busy until that point.

“One of my main goals is to make sure the hiring process for new hires for fall goes as smoothly as possible and that we get the best instructors we can for our students. This is one of the most important things a dean does and can influence the tenor and direction that a program takes for many years in the future,” Lehmpuhl said.

“I’m proud to serve the university in my capacity as acting dean and look forward to doing all I can to enhance the education of our students,” he said.

Rev 89 receives high national ranking

March 25, 2015 – 12:25 pm |
Rev 89 receives high national ranking

Colorado State University-Pueblo’s radio station Rev 89 has been ranked as the No. 9 radio station in the nation based on its Cume rating and No. 25 on the average quarter-hour person scale based on …

Nursing department welcomes new arrivals

March 23, 2015 – 4:11 am |

The CSU-Pueblo nursing department welcomed two new additions recently that will help students train for work in labor and delivery. SimMom and SimBaby will help nursing students prepare with scenarios they may eventually experience …

Women’s lacrosse takes first franchise victory

March 20, 2015 – 10:11 am |

CSU-Pueblo Women’s Lacrosse made history on Wednesday when they won their first-ever game in the first season. They won 12 to 11 over Rockhurst University.

Women’s Lacrosse Gets First Ever Victory from CSU-Pueblo TODAY on Vimeo.
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Browning preps for NFL tryouts

March 20, 2015 – 10:05 am |

The CSU-Pueblo Today had a chance to visit with former CSU-Pueblo football player and current NFL prospect Paul Browning while he trains for his shot at the NFL. Browning travels to Arizona soon to showcase …

Rec Center offers late night entertainment alternative

March 19, 2015 – 10:36 pm |

Colorado State University-Pueblo hosted its second annual “Late Night at the Rec” event March 13. The late night festivities lasted from 9 p.m. to midnight and allowed participants to compete in various tournaments, games and …

Evening of One Act Plays coming in April

March 19, 2015 – 6:41 am |

Several CSU-Pueblo students will have their short plays performed April 16-17. Auditions were held this week and rehearsals begin soon for the six productions that will be featured. The Today will have more information soon …

Colorado Student Government Coalition passes two resolutions

March 18, 2015 – 2:53 pm |
Colorado Student Government Coalition passes two resolutions

The Colorado Student Government Coalition held a meeting at CSU-Pueblo Feb. 21 in which they proposed and passed two resolutions.
Representatives from schools all over Colorado attended the meeting with the Associated Students’ Government CSU-Pueblo. They …

Bike trails provide students with warm weather recreation options

March 17, 2015 – 2:13 pm |

Although school is still in session, there are ways students can enjoy the weather and take a look at the local community and history of Pueblo.
Pueblo is woven with bike trails that can take a …

Softball takes series win against UCCS

March 16, 2015 – 3:00 pm |

CSU-Pueblo softball won three of four games against UCCS this weekend in their second week of home play. They will be away next weekend at New Mexico Highlands in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Softball versus UCCS …

Award-winning theoretical physicist visits CSU-Pueblo

March 16, 2015 – 2:47 pm |

Award-winning theoretical physicist Sylvester James Gates, Jr. spoke at CSU-Pueblo’s Hoag Recital Hall March 12.
His lecture, which was entitled “At the Boundary of Modern Science: Where I Find Myself,” was sponsored by the CSU-Pueblo college …

CSU-Pueblo hosts Holi Festival of Colors

March 15, 2015 – 3:06 pm |

Colorado State University-Pueblo International Students Association and Center for International Programs hosted the Holi Festival of Colors March 13. The event, which was held between the Occhiato University Center and Massari Arena, consisted of music …

CSU-Pueblo gets to know CSU System interim chancellor

March 14, 2015 – 7:47 pm |

CSU System Interim Chancellor and President of Colorado State University-Fort Collins Anthony Frank made a trip to Pueblo to attend a Q-and-A with CSU-Pueblo President Lesley Di Mare March 9.
Frank, who became president of CSU …