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Two parties emerge as the ASG campaign period begins.

April 15, 2014 – 9:32 am |

The Associated Students’ Government elections at Colorado State University-Pueblo will be held next week, and candidates are gearing up for their campaigns, which will be conducted across campus from April 14-18.

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Construction of new buildings expected soon

April 16, 2014 – 3:09 am |
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Colorado State University-Pueblo is in the process of rebuilding the university’s soccer/lacrosse field and constructing a new academic building.

Both construction projects are set to begin developing in late spring 2014 and are expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

The new academic building will cost approximately $16 million and will be funded by the State of Colorado Capital Development Committee, according to Cora Zaletel, the executive director of the Office External Affairs at CSU-Pueblo.

The academic building will be 40,000 square feet and provide larger instructional space with the flexibility to serve today’s growing curriculum and student needs. The building will be designed and constructed to a minimum of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Standard.

The new general classroom building will also include two large lecture auditoriums, each capable of seating 135 students; six new classrooms, each capable of seating 50 to 75 students; a two-story glass lobby containing an open-use technology lab, coffee shop and lounge areas; and three new computer labs.

“The general classroom building should be as exciting for current students as it is for prospective students because it will provide one answer to requests from students and faculty alike to upgrade classrooms and provide additional collaborative student study space,” Zaletel said.

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The new lacrosse field will cost approximately $3 million to construct and will be built at the location of the old field. It is set to contain six locker rooms with four designated for the home team and two for the visitors. The stadium will also feature a synthetic turf field and hold up to 450 people.

Zaletel believes the introduction of these new sports and academic building has the potential to attract new students.

“I think the addition of six new intercollegiate sports will definitely attract attention in the same fashion as when we brought back football, wrestling, and women’s track and field. When you combine that with a brand new facility for lacrosse and soccer, it’s a strong incentive, especially for athletes in those sports,” Zaletel said.

Confessions admin pulls the plug, but encourages feedback

April 12, 2014 – 9:40 pm |
Confessions admin pulls the plug, but encourages feedback

A jilted girlfriend, a crush-worthy professor, an offer of money for a completed assignment and a detailed description of someone’s spring break exploits. What could these things possibly have in common? They were all anonymous declarations posted on the CSU-Pueblo Confessions Facebook page.

Mass communication students win SPJ awards

April 9, 2014 – 2:07 am | One Comment
Mass communication students win SPJ awards

Four Colorado State University-Pueblo mass communications students placed or won in an annual Society of Professional Journalists competition.

USC alumna keeping university in touch with alumni base

April 3, 2014 – 3:12 am |

Tracy Samora, director for the Colorado State University-Pueblo Alumni Association, usually starts her day by checking local newspaper headlines and Google alerts for any bulletins or announcements from Colorado State University-Pueblo alumni.

Tradition on campus may not be as strong as it once was

March 28, 2014 – 2:18 am | 3 Comments

College life is usually full of history and traditions. These practices are passed down from year to year and contribute to the rich heritage of a school. They are unifying forces that promote campus spirit and keep students of all ages and backgrounds engaged with their school.

NASCAR racer speaks at the university

March 25, 2014 – 1:00 am |

Tia Norfleet spoke at Colorado State University-Pueblo about the long road to becoming the first black female NASCAR racer.

Man on the street: Thoughts on Chartwells Dining Services

March 21, 2014 – 2:08 am | 3 Comments

CSU-P Student Thoughts on Chartwells Dining Services from CSU-Pueblo TODAY on Vimeo.

The Purple Pump Extravaganza celebrates women’s month

March 19, 2014 – 3:35 am |

The third annual Purple Pump Extravaganza drew Colorado State University-Pueblo students into the Occhiato University Center Ballroom last Thursday for a celebration to pamper and celebrate women.

National Women’s History Month events to wrap up this week

March 19, 2014 – 3:29 am |

Colorado State University-Pueblo campus takes part in activities for National Women’s History Month, as it is recognized each March.

Student Leadership Counsel formed within Hasan School of Business

March 12, 2014 – 10:28 pm | One Comment

Last week, a new organization was formed that joined the five clubs into a collaborative unit called the HSB Student Leadership Counsel.

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March 11, 2014 – 3:53 pm | 14 Comments

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ASG elections upcoming next month

March 11, 2014 – 12:15 am |
ASG elections upcoming next month

The Associated Students’ Government elections at Colorado State University-Pueblo are quickly approaching. The actual polling will take place on April 21 and 22, but a great deal of work must be done in the mean time to prepare for the election on campus.

Pack stung by Black Hills State in RMAC Semis

March 8, 2014 – 2:56 am |
Pack stung by Black Hills State in RMAC Semis

The old adage is that it is difficult to beat a team three times in the same season. That is something the Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolf women’s basketball team found out the hard way on Friday night as they were stung by the Black Hills State University Yellowjackets, 63-53 in the semifinal round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout here on the campus of Colorado Mesa University.