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Out and about: Campus sits on a hill, but it is far from secluded when it comes to things to do

February 21, 2017 – 11:53 pm |

by David Buck
In today’s fast-paced, modernized society, college students are busy people. Colorado State University-Pueblo students are no exception. With education taking top priority in the lives of many students, not to mention career planning …

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Safe Harbor CEO speaks on changing public perception of cannabis during book signing event

February 22, 2017 – 12:05 am |

by Tiffany Underwood

Colorado State University-Pueblo hosted Sundie Seefried, the CEO of Safe Harbor private banking, to discuss cannabis banking and how important it is Wednesday Feb. 15 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the general class building.

Seefried hopes to bring awareness to the community to change understanding so that she can promote safe banking to cannabis companies and get away from the all cash companies.

Safe Harbor banking for cannabis companies has no contact with the cash from the companies. What they do is take a secure banking truck and they take it directly to the bank, so there are no legal concerns for the people in the banking company with the possibility of unsafe money.

According to the Safe Harbor website, they are a private banking is the first and only subscription-based banking program. Their bank is one of the first that is willing to work with cannabis industries to change an all cash banking system to something that is more safe and secure.

“In 2004 I was ready to retire with all my benefits ending, I had nothing to lose and I wanted to help make a change.” Seefried said. She discussed how because of the recent change in Colorado law regarding to medical and recreational marijuana there also needs to be a change in understanding on a federal level.

This event was put on by Timothy McGettigan, sociology and anthropology professor. He said that he put this event on and plans to put on more similar events to aid the new cannabis research program at CSU-Pueblo. The goal of the research program is to find both the good and bad sides of cannabis, then to take that bad and give it to people who are able to work towards fixing the bad.

“Governor Hickenlooper urged CSU-Pueblo to create the cannabis research institute in 2016 to work with the changing laws on cannabis to understand the good but also the bad so it can be solved and not be a bad thing,” McGettigan said.

The event was in a classroom with almost all seats filled, the audience members were people from the Pueblo community and some members who are in collaboration with Safe Harbor banking.

Seefried is also the writer of a book about cannabis banking named Navigating Safe Harbor: Cannabis banking in a time of uncertainty. This book is about Safe Harbor banking and how they work with cannabis companies to work on safe secure banking.

She discussed how difficult it is in this time where medical and recreational cannabis is legal but federal laws prevent these companies from opening checking or saving accounts legally. At the end of the event Seefried went outside into the hall where she was available to sign her books, which were also available for purchase.

“I feel the event went really well, I think it was informative and everyone got the necessary information needed, I do wish this would have been longer for more opportunity for questions,” said Seefried.

Pack women and men basketball wind down their seasons with wins as they look to finish strong

February 21, 2017 – 4:50 pm |

by Thomas Thortvedt
On senior night, Colorado State University- Pueblo Men and Women’s basketball both won their games and conclude the regular season next week.
The CSU-Pueblo Women’s Basketball were able to clinch their first outright Rocky …

SoCo Reading Series kicks off the spring semester with a duo of accomplished Colorado poets

February 20, 2017 – 12:50 am |

by Victoria Ruiz
On Wednesday, students at Colorado State University- Pueblo had a reason behind their rhyme. The first Southern Colorado Reading Series event of the year took place in the General Classroom Building and featured …

Music department offers a unique experience on campus as it readies for concert season

February 16, 2017 – 9:46 pm |

by Victoria Ruiz
Music majors at Colorado State University- Pueblo never miss a beat. The 2017 spring concert season is in full swing now and for music majors this means serious time-commitment.
Gerad Ortiz, a sophomore music …

Redesigned CSU-Pueblo site receives mixed reactions from students as the developers reflect on experience

February 16, 2017 – 6:54 pm |

by David Buck
Colorado State University-Pueblo launched a re-designed website in Dec. 2016. The heavy concentration and use of mobile devices, combined with an outdated interface led CSU-Pueblo to consider a website re-design. Web Development and …

Groundbreaking for Thunder Village signifies new developments coming to campus

February 14, 2017 – 9:23 pm |

by Victoria Ruiz
On Febuary 2, the Colorado State University- Pueblo Foundation broke ground on Thunder Village, a $2.4 million commercial project that spans 10,000-square-feet, in a ceremony held in the Fieldhouse of the Thunderbowl.
The privately …

CSU-P wrestling teams takes home the RMAC championship in stellar all around performance

February 12, 2017 – 11:18 pm |

by Tiffany Underwood
Colorado State University-Pueblo’s wrestling team won the 2017 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Feb. 4, with a lead of 16 points over the other universities, totaling 116.5 points.
This wrestling conference was held at the …

CSU-Pueblo professor will kiss a donkey this Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2017 – 9:46 pm |

by Ashley Schaerfl
The Pre-Veterinary Club is holding a fundraiser this week in the LARC that ends with a professor kissing a donkey on Valentine’s Day.
This week the club is holding a fundraiser in the LARC …

African-American history month event aims to promote an inclusive environment for student and staff minorities on campus

February 12, 2017 – 9:27 pm |

by Tiffany Underwood
“As Americans learn about themselves and where they come from through their history, it is just as important for Africans Americans to see what happened in their past and what had lead to …

A look into the CSU System Board of Governors and the year ahead

February 12, 2017 – 9:14 pm |

by Tiffany Underwood
The university’s representatives discussed their strategic plan and how they plan on moving forward, including five new approved academic programs for the Colorado State University- Pueblo, during the Board of Governors meeting that …

Pack women’s lacrosse aims to prove critics wrong and succeed in 2017

February 12, 2017 – 5:12 pm |

by Thomas Thortvedt
The Colorado State University-Pueblo women’s lacrosse is looking to prove the doubters wrong after being placed to finish fifth in the Rocky Mountain Conference in the 2017 coaches poll.
The ThunderWolves, who are led …

Pack men’s lacrosse looks for fresh start in 2017 after disappointing previous season

February 9, 2017 – 11:45 pm |

by Thomas Thortvedt
The Colorado State University-Pueblo men’s lacrosse team is heading into their 2017 campaign, led by head coach Sean Blair, the pack look to bounce back strong after a not so good 2016 campaign, …

CSU-Pueblo gears up for March career fair- first workshop Thurs. Feb 9.

February 8, 2017 – 12:21 pm |

Over 60 companies will be attending the CSU-Pueblo Career Center’s annual spring career fair this year.
The staff of the Career Center has been working very hard to put on this event since September 2016. …