CSU–Pueblo hosts 2009 Southern Colorado Policy Issue Forum


Pueblo’s connection to America’s energy future will be the focus of the 2009 Southern Colorado Policy Issues Forum on April 2 sponsored by the students in the Political Science Club at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by an induction ceremony for students into the Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science national honor society. All events will occur in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom.

The first 150 CSU-Pueblo students to reply by April 4 will be admitted free to the Italian “Seven Hills of Rome” dinner. The campus and community are invited to attend at $15 per person. A cash bar will be available as well as entertainment by a quartet of CSU-Pueblo music students. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Reservations to the dinner should be made by 4 p.m. on Monday, March 30 to Kim Nakafuma at 719-549-2156.

The following panelists -- CSU-Pueblo Biology Professor Dan Caprioglio, Dan Centa, director of Pueblo Economic Development Corporation, and George Rizer -- will engage in a discussion of the economic benefits of both traditional (oil and gas) and alternative energies (wind, solar, etc.) to Pueblo and Colorado. CSU-Pueblo Provost, Dr. Russ Meyer, will moderate the discussion.

Students to be inducted to Pi Sigma Alpha were selected based upon their outstanding scholarly achievements in political science at CSU-Pueblo. Pi Sigma Alpha is the only honor society for college and university students of government in the United States. The number of Pi Sigma Alpha chapters on campuses across the country is rapidly approaching 700. Pi Sigma Alpha is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

2009 CSU-Pueblo Pi Sigma Alpha student inductees and their hometowns follow:

Emily Carruth Pueblo Senior
Tommy Farrell Pueblo Junior
Ray Jones Denver Senior
Nathan Pesch Canon City Junior
Carle Tarnutzer Pueblo Junior

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