Colorado State University - Pueblo LARC to celebrate scholarship, archives on April 28

Colorado State University - Pueblo LARC to celebrate scholarship, archives on April 28

PUEBLO – The Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC) at Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate scholarship in many forms from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, including the dedication of its Archives and Special Collections beginning at 5 p.m. on the LARC Sixth Floor. The ribbon cutting for the building’s Grand Opening will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 22, featuring Governor John Hickenlooper and Lt. Governor Joseph Garcia.

Exhibits of student scholarship will be on display all morning in the LARC Lobby from 8 a.m.-noon. From 3:30-5 p.m., the Annual Scholar’s Reception will be held in the LARC Lobby showcasing the scholarly and creative efforts of the CSU-Pueblo faculty that have been created over the past year.  From 4:30-5:30 LARC 108, the General Education Board will discuss faculty contributions to the Year of Critical Thinking and will announce the theme for next year’s General Education Board activities. Light refreshments will be served. 

The grand opening of the University Archives and Special Collections, which was funded in part by a Diversity Initiatives grant from the Office of Student Activities, will feature presentations by students based on research done in the archives, exhibits of items from the collections, and tours of the new archives facility.  Archives staff will announce items included in the newly formed Time Capsule as well as announce the winners of the time capsule essay contest, which encouraged students to predict what the world would be like in 2111. The winning essays will be placed in the Time Capsule along with other 21st century objects.

The exhibits feature artifacts from the recently acquired Ruben Archuleta Collection, including items relating to the Penitentes, an Hispanic lay cofradia (brotherhood) in the US Southwest.  It includes items such as matracas (noisemakers) used during Holy Week services, and disciplinas (whips) which were used by the Penitentes for ritual penance.  The exhibits also feature conquistador artifacts collected by Archuleta, including stirrups, bits, spurs and a very realistic replica of a Conquistador helmet. Also featured will be materials from the Colorado Chicano Movement Collection as well as slide presentations of other materials in the collections.

In addition, English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta will hold its induction ceremony from 5-7 p.m. in LARC 109.

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.