Community-Based Research Events

Community-Based Research (CBR)

If you are interested in getting involved with or furthering your CBR, RAGE can help in the following ways:

  • Identifying CBR opportunities
  • Connecting faculty/students to potential research resources
  • Developing partnerships with community organizations

Upcoming CBR Events

More events to be announced soon

Community Partner Speaker Series

The Community Partner Speaker Series hosted by RAGE began during Fall 2012 and has led to some very meaningful partnerships with local organizations. RAGE has received positive feedback from the community organizations and faculty members who have developed projects following the presentations. The community leaders that have presented to faculty, staff, and students include:

  • City of Pueblo Wastewater Department - Gene Michael, Director 
  • Pueblo Economic Development Corporation (PEDCO) - Rich Werner, Vice President 
  • Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority (PURA) - John Batey, Executive Director
  • Rosemount Museum - Deb Darrow, Executive Director
  • Colorado Department of Agriculture - John T. Salazar, Commissioner 
  • Black Hills Energy - Christopher Burke, Vice President of Colorado Utility Operations 
  • Care & Share Southern Colorado Food Bank - Issac Ring, Volunteer Program Coordinator & Elsa Ring, Cooking Matters
  • Pueblo's Historic East Side Panel - John Batey, Executive Director - PURA; Ada Rivera Clark, Director - City of Pueblo Department of Housing & Citizen Services; Beritt Odom, Senior Planner - City of Pueblo Planning & Community Development Department; David Siguenza, Healy Fellow & Graduate Student - CSU-Pueblo
  • Pathways for Veteran Students Panel - Moderator: Gloria Gutierrez, Regional Director for Senator Mark Udall; Veteran Panelists: Dominic Pillitteri, Dan J. McFadden, Paul Hendricks, Brittany Moundy, Freddie Strickland
  • Human Trafficking Taskforce of Southern Colorado - Sharon Hamilton, President - Educate 2 Protect; Michele Deslauriers, Board Member - Catholic Charities; Brandi Moore, Executive Director - YWCA
  • Nature & Raptor Center of Pueblo - James Little, Executive Director
  • County of Pueblo Transportation - Greg Severance, Director of Transportation

These organizations are always looking for new ways to engage with the campus community; if you missed these exciting presentations and would like to explore partnership opportunities, please contact Shanna at or 719.549.2691. Any suggestions for future Community Partner Speaker Series presenters are always welcome.

Community Outreach, Research, & Engagement (CORE) continues to meet each semester. CORE is a grassroots effort of faculty, staff and students to identify, develop, expand, and promote community engagement activities on the CSU-Pueblo campus. If you are interested in finding more about CORE or getting involved, contact Shanna Farmer at or 719.549.2691.