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Women’s Leadership Conference opens ears

On Friday, CSU-Pueblo hosted the first Women's Leadership Conference that featured several speakers with informational topics concerning women today.  The conference was held in the Hearthwell Lounge in the OUC from 9 to 4:30 p.m. According to mass communications professor Trish Orman, the conference will become and annual event at CSU-Pueblo. The event's keynote speaker was Gretchen Gagel-McComb who is the president and chief executive officer of the Women's Foundation of Colorado since 2005.  Gagel-McComb received her undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Southern Methodist University and has a master of...
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The Military and Women

A panel of three women hosted a discussion on women in the military comparing the past, present and future roles, on Thursday in the First Year Center from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The panel consisted of retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Anne Campbell, Air Force Academy professor of political science Dr. Fran Pilch and active guard Major Jodi Vittori. Each panelist shared specific information on the various aspects which concern women in the military. Campbell covered an overview of the history of women's roles in the military; she...
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Sheer poetry on St. Patrick’s Day

Monday was not only St. Patrick's Day, but it was also a celebration of the 15th Annual Evening of Women's Poetry held in the Heathwell Lounge in the Occhiato Student Center at 7 p.m. Poetry contest winners were announced and entertainment was provided by singer songwriters Kim McKee and Ken Willson who performed Ceilidh music for the audience. Professor Margaret Barber of the English and foreign language departments, opened the evening with her thoughts on the event and welcoming McKee and Willson. "All of these writers are expressing senses of...
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Prostitution plays part in the West

On Thursday, Jenirae Wolff, an alumna history major of 2007, led a presentation and discussion on "Prostitution in the West." The event was held in the First Year Center in the University Library. Both students and faculty attended this Women's History Month event. Wolff primarily addressed the presence of prostitution in the Southern Colorado region. In particular, areas that were dominantly occupied by mining communities had common brothels and bordellos. The Old Homestead House Museum located in Cripple Creek, Colo. was originally one of the most popular brothels in the...
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Faking it, are you guilty?

On Monday, a group of 30 people including both male and female students, staff and faculty gathered to hear a presentation called "Faking it."The hour began when senior psychology major Candi Holzer used a computer to show the famous "Big O" scene from the movie, When Harry Met Sally. The scene took place in a public restaurant when actress Meg Ryan performed a fake orgasm for her co-star Billy Crystal. Both Holzer and fellow classmate, senior psychology major Sage Aragon are preparing to conduct further research and surveys to discover the...
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Massari in full gear

After construction delays and lengthy planning, the Massari Arena re-opened on Friday with students, staff, faculty and community members in attendance.Both the men's and women's CSU-Pueblo basketball teams hosted Western New Mexico Highlands for the grand re-opening night. The women triumphed 91-48, and the men also won, 83-70. In honor of the grand re-opening, the event planning staff arranged for the Denver Nuggets' mascot, "Rocky" to perform during both half-time shows. "Rocky" interacted with the crowd, handing out T-shirts and also included the Thunderwolf cheerleaders and mascot in his stunts....
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Armed for war while class is in session

A single fan blew air through a stifling 14-by-17 room in Saigon, Vietnam, while Air Force Sgt. Richard Joyce taught English to 20 Vietnamese soldiers, armed with only six clips for an M-16, in case of an attack. Currently, Joyce is a professor in the mass communications department at CSU-Pueblo and now lectures in a substantially less dangerous environment. In addition, Joyce is the managing editor of the Redstone Review for which he also writes a monthly political column. Joyce said he took the opportunity to teach in Saigon when...
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Afro-Latinos, the real cowboys

Artists of all kinds from African and Latino heritages were featured Thursday in a Black History Month presentation highlighting works dating back to the early 1500s. Adjunct history professor Jackie Stroud presented examples of the artists' works and contributions to the world of art in the First Year Center in the library. Stroud has been teaching at CSU-Pueblo for more than four years and has also taught at Winona State University in Minnesota. While at WSU, Stroud was a member of the Multicultural Committee for 13 years. "I truly believe...
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Solar power steps up

Fossil fuel burning was defined as an ancient source of energy during the Focus the Nation event on Jan. 31. The event was presented by the Students for Environmental Awareness, Office of Student Activities and the Associated Students' Government at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Focus the Nation is aimed to raise awareness on global warming issues and solutions for the problems at hand. Over 1,750 institutions across the nation participated in this environmental awareness event. A major issue hitting close to home is the possible opening of a third coal plant...
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Provost seeks changes in math performance

CSU-Pueblo Provost Russ Meyer has cleared misconceptions about the math learning center's speculated closure. Meyer said the center will remain open through the fall semester of 2008 without a doubt. "I'm not saying it will close after next fall semester," Meyer said. "However, there will be a further study of the success rate involving students enrolled in math." The provost continued to explain that there was never a problem with the center's budget, but that it was only a misunderstanding because of his concern of students simply not passing their...
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