An award-winning Canadian author captivated an audience compiled of students and community members on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
Author Steve Hayward, 39, read pieces of his work as the first presenter for the Southern Colorado Reading Series for the spring semester. Hayward’s reading took place in the Cottonwood room located in the Occhiato University Center at CSU-Pueblo.
Hayward has written two award-winning books. The first, “Buddha Stevens and Other Stories,” was published in Canada in 2001. The second, “The Secret Mitzvah of Lucio Burke,” won Italy’s Premio Grinzane Cavour prize for the best first novel.
A memorial service for David Oliver, 34, was held at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1 at Romero’s Family Funeral Home, 110 Cleveland St., Pueblo.
Oliver, who coordinated the Help Desk Services office in the Information Technology Services department at Colorado State University-Pueblo, died unexpectedly at home Tuesday, Jan. 26. Oliver is survived by his mother, Edna Oliver; his wife of 13 years, Erica, and their children Ravan, 12, and Sarrick, 10.
Oliver is a graduate of Central High School, and of the University of Southern Colorado. Oliver, who held a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems, served with the university since 2003.