Colorado State University - Pueblo offers abundant entertainment in coming weeks

Colorado State University - Pueblo offers abundant entertainment in coming weeks

PUEBLO – Entertainment options at Colorado State University-Pueblo are plentiful in the coming weeks and range from a mind blowing mentalist and comedian to lectures by a Chicana activist and conservative policymaker that all are free and open to the public.

The action begins with Chicana activist Dolores Huerta at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 in Hoag Recital Hall. A Night of Ponder and Wonder featuring mentalist Robert Channing will follow at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom. Robert's exciting, entertaining and mind-boggling show will have the audience on the edge of seats, squirming with anticipation and sheer thrill. Simply put - Robert Channing’s show is amazing, riveting and clean - with a perfect blend of comedy. This dramatic, up-beat program masterfully illustrates the strange and incredible mysteries of the mind.

Comedy Central Comes to CSU- Pueblo - Reese Waters at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21 in the OUC Ballroom. Reese has headlined and performed his smart yet grounded stand-up comedy all across the United States. In April 2008, Reese won the annual Caroline's March Madness Comedy Competition. His television appearances include Good Morning America and BET-J's My Two Cents and he has been featured on National Public Radio.
Forever the class clown, Reese began performing when he matriculated to Columbia University, where he joined an improv troupe and began traveling around campus entertaining unpopular students. Throughout his college years, Reese performed anywhere and everywhere he could, from amateur nights and open mikes at underground New York City comedy clubs to impromptu late night performances for passed out students in dormitory lounges. The apex of his college career came during his junior year, when he was selected to appear on Good Morning America as a part of their 'Up All Night' campaign.

The University’s Distinguished Speaker Series also continues throughout the spring semester, beginning with Chicana activist Dolores Huerta at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 in Hoag Recital Hall and conservative policymaker Dinesh D’Souza at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27 also in Hoag Recital Hall. 

Huerta is the co-founder and Secretary-Treasurer of the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO ("UFW"). The mother of 11 children, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Dolores has played a major role in the American civil rights movement. As an advocate for farm worker rights, Dolores has been arrested 22 times for non-violent peaceful union activities. In 1984, the California State Senate bestowed upon her the Outstanding Labor Leader Award. In 1993, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame and earned the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Roger Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award; and the Eugene V. Debs Foundation Outstanding American Award, and the Ellis Island Medal of Freedom Award.

D'Souza has been called one of the "top young public-policy makers in the country" by Investor’s Business Daily. The New York Times Magazine named him one of America's most influential conservative thinkers. The World Affairs Council lists him as one of the nation's 500 leading authorities on international issues. Newsweek cited him as one of the country's most prominent Asian Americans. In 2002, he published a New York Times bestseller What’s so Great About America, which was critically acclaimed for its thoughtful patriotism. His new book What's So Great About Christianity is the comprehensive answer to a spate of atheist books denouncing theism in general and Christianity in particular.   

For more information on the series or other student activities call 549-2586 or visit

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