Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Tower location in Colorado Springs will celebrate its one year anniversary with a community-wide event called “Party with the Pack” on Wed., July 23 from 4-7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Tower at 2864 S. Circle Dr.
Because many in the community are unaware of CSU-Pueblo’s presence in Colorado Springs, “Party with the Pack” will be an annual branding event for the university which has held classes in the city since 1969. The newest location, previously housed near the Citadel Mall, relocated to Circle Drive in July 2013. In addition to the Tower, CSU-Pueblo has offices and classrooms on Fort Carson and the staff make regular visits to Peterson Air Force Base to assist military members and their families.
Jon Ullmann, program director at the Tower, said the new location is much more convenient and comfortable than the Citadel for CSU-Pueblo students pursuing degrees in the Pikes Peak region.
“We have eight comfortable, modern classrooms, full student services, a student lounge, computer access, wireless throughout the facility, free coffee and water, and vending snacks,” he said.
“Currently, we offer bachelor’s degrees in sociology, criminology, social work and a new business management degree through the Hasan School of Business. These are popular with students at Pikes Peak Community College, and since we have the articulation agreement with the community colleges, it’s easy to transfer into our programs. We are working on bringing several other degrees to the Tower and should have more class offerings in the future.”
“Typical class sizes are small,” Ullmann continued. “The average is 10-15 students. Programs are offered in 8-16 week terms and several formats such as face to face and hybrid instruction to provide the most flexibility to students.”
Because classes at the Tower are mainly in the evening, many of the students enrolled there are military or non-traditional and have full-time jobs during the day. They enjoy the convenience of the new location and the more personal classes offered there.
Ullmann said the Tower is not just available for classes. He hopes that those who attend “Party with the Pack” will take a tour and see the potential for holding meetings and conferences.
“Since our classes are held mostly in the evening, rooms are usually available during the day. I would like to see CSU-Pueblo and even outside companies take advantage of what we have here at the Tower,” he said.
The first annual “Party with the Pack” will include food, drinks, games and music with CSU-Pueblo’s award winning radio station, REV89. There will be drawings for CSU-Pueblo logo items and gift certificates donated by local businesses. The event is expected to draw several hundred attendees including current and future students, alumni and community members.
All students and faculty are invited to “Party with the Pack.” For more information visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/CSUPuebloTower.