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Colorado State University – Pueblo Opens Fall Semester with Convocation Activities

The fall semester at Colorado State University – Pueblo will get a jump-start next week at a variety of Convocation activities throughout campus. Fall classes begin on Monday, August 23.

As part of the university’s back-to-school events, CSU-Pueblo President Ron Applbaum will present his annual report on the University’s progress during the 2004 State of the University Address, “Balancing Opportunities, Expectations, and Resources,” at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 16 in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom.

On Tuesday, August 17, three separate sessions by featured speaker Dr. Mark Taylor of Arkansas State University-Beebe will focus on Generation X. “Generation NeXt Comes to College,” will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the OUC Ballroom, followed by sessions for faculty (10:15 a.m.) and staff (1 p.m.) on how to better recruit, retain, teach and serve this generation of students.

On Wednesday, August 18, an orientation program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will help first-year students make the transition to CSU-Pueblo through a variety of workshops on financial aid, student online services, and campus traditions. Students may begin moving into the Belmont Residence Hall on Wednesday as well. Also on Wednesday, senior administrators will do the scooping at a faculty and staff ice cream social to herald in the fall semester from 4 to 6 p.m. on the OUC Patio.

Open registration for the fall semester at CSU-Pueblo will be held on Thursday, August 19. Department chairs and faculty advisors will be available between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. to advise students. On Friday, August 20, the offices of Admissions, Records, Financial Aid, Student Academic Services, and the Academic Advising Center will be open to assist students as well.

New and continuing students not yet enrolled for the fall semester are encouraged to attend the August 19 enrollment day, or to call to make other arrangements. For more information about Open Registration day, please contact Sharon Hattan-Montoya, Director, Student Academic Services, 719-549-2225.

Convocation week activities reach their peak at the first annual Wolf Fest, an eclectic festival that's best described as part farmer's market, part arts fair, part family fun center, and part sports garden, will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21 at locations across campus. In addition to farmers selling their tomatoes and melons, artisans peddling their ceramic frogs and apricot/kiwi soaps, kids bouncing off the walls of the inflatable tyrannosaurus rex, and jocks smashing volleyballs and paddling their kayaks, there will be food vendors and acoustic entertainers. Wolf Fest is open to the public at no charge.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.







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