Regis University known as Regis College, is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic, Jesuit university in Denver, Colorado. Regis College was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1877, it is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Universities. Regis is divided into five colleges: Regis College, The Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, the College of Computer and Information Sciences and the College of Business and Economics; the university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. In 2013, the Regis University web site stated that it had obtained a top tier ranking as one of the best colleges and universities in the United States in the western region for 22 consecutive years by U. S. News & World Report. In 1877, a group of exiled Italian Jesuits established a small college in New Mexico; the Jesuits named this institution Las Vegas College which would become known as Regis University. In 1884, the Bishop of Denver invited the Jesuits to create a college in Morrison, Colorado where Sacred Heart College was opened.
In 1887, Las Vegas College and Sacred Heart College merged and moved to the present location of Regis University. At the time of the merger, the school was called the College of the Sacred Heart. In 1921, it adopted the name of Regis College in honor of Saint John Francis Regis, a 17th-century Jesuit who worked with prostitutes and the poor in the mountains of Southern France; the preparatory section was separated to become the present-day Regis Jesuit High School. In 1991, it was renamed Regis University. Regis University, in accordance with its Jesuit heritage, has a long tradition of charitable service which includes the Father Woody Projects that originated in the Archdiocese of Denver; this project runs the Father Woody Christmas Party for the homeless. Regis College is a small, liberal arts, undergraduate/graduate, more selective school located on the Lowell Campus, its 1,600 students are high school graduates from over 40 states. Regis University operates a radio station, KRCX Other media programs include a weekly student-run newspaper, the Highlander.
The school fields 12 varsity athletic teams known as the Rangers. Regis is part of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Men's basketball coach, Lonnie Porter, has the record for most won games as a basketball coach in Colorado history. Many students participate in service learning by volunteering with various organizations throughout the Denver area. Regis University played host to the rock icon, Jimi Hendrix, as well as the British rock band Queen, that played their first concert in the United States. Regis academic programs expanded with partnerships with the National University of Ireland and with ITESO, the Jesuit University of Guadalajara, for the first online bilingual joint MBA degree program. Michael Sheeran stepped down as the university's president on June 1, 2012. Sheeran was succeeded by John P. Fitzgibbons, S. J. who became the 24th president of the university. Regis College houses the undergraduate programs; these programs are designed for recent high school graduates, or transfer students, with little or no professional work experience.
Regis college offers a choice of majors, minors and pre-professional tracts. Students wishing to enter the nursing, physical therapy, or pharmacy programs enter Regis College to complete pre-requisite requirements; when Regis absorbed her sister school, Loretto Heights College, the Rueckert Hartman College for Health Professions was born. Regis operates a nationally recognized nursing program, one of the premiere physical therapist programs; the school is divided into three schools and two divisions: Loretto Heights School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Physical Therapy, Division of Health Services Education and the Division of Counseling and Family Therapy. The college offers three doctoral programs, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Pharmacy. In 2014, the College for Professional Studies was renamed to the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, with the mission of providing a values-centered Jesuit education designed for the adult learner. CCLS students are working professionals and spouses with work and family commitments seeking a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited university.
CCLS serves over 9,000 adult students worldwide and offers campus-based and directed study formats. CCLS consists of two distinct schools: the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Education and Counseling. Both of the schools offers master's degrees and certificate programs. CCLS has been named a Top Military Friendly School for 2012 by GI Jobs. In 2014, the College of Computer and Information Sciences was created in order to provide a specialized education in the computer science industry. CC&IS undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Networking are ABET accredited, they are the only ABET accredited programs of their kind that, in addition to classroom, are offered 100% online. In 2015, the College of Business and Economics was established in order to combine the Regis College Division of Business and the College for Professional Studies School of Management and Master of Nonprofit Management; the College of Business and Economics expects to provide an education and immersion into the business field with emphasis on personal character and ethical decision-making.
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University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming is a land-grant university located in Laramie, situated on Wyoming's high Laramie Plains, at an elevation of 7,220 feet, between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountains. It is known as UW to people close to the university; the university was founded in March 1886, four years before the territory was admitted as the 44th state, opened in September 1887. The University of Wyoming is unusual in that its location within the state is written into the state's constitution; the university offers outreach education in communities throughout Wyoming and online. The University of Wyoming consists of seven colleges: agriculture and natural resources and sciences, education and applied sciences, health sciences, law; the university offers over 120 undergraduate and certificate programs including Doctor of Pharmacy and Juris Doctor. The University of Wyoming was featured in the 2011 Princeton Review Best 373 Colleges. In addition to on-campus classes in Laramie, the university's Outreach School offers more than 41 degree and endorsement programs to distance learners across the state and beyond.
These programs are delivered through the use of technology, such as online and video conferencing classes. The Outreach School has nine regional centers in the state, with several on community college campuses, to give Wyoming residents access to a university education without relocating to Laramie. On September 27, 1886, the cornerstone of Old Main was laid marking the beginning of the University of Wyoming; the stone is inscribed Domi Habuit Unde Disceret, translated, "He need not go away from home for instruction." The following year, the first class of women began their college education. For the next decade the building housed a library and administration offices; the style of Old Main set a precedent for all future University buildings. The main stone used is rough-cut sandstone from a quarry east of Laramie and the trim stone is smooth Potsdam Sandstone from a quarry near Rawlins. Old Main was designed to be a monumental structure and was designed to be a symmetrical building with a prominent central spire as the focal point.
The building was designed to reflect the character of Wyoming and the rough stone and smooth trim represented the progressing frontier. The design of Old Main had a lasting effect on university structures, most visible by the use of sandstone façade on nearly every building. In 1916, the central spire was removed due to structural concerns and the auditorium was reduced in size during a 1936 renovation. In 1949, the building was remodeled—the auditorium and exterior stairs were removed, it became known as Old Main and the name was carved above the east entrance. Old Main houses university administration including the President's Office and the board room where the Trustees meet. Prexy's Pasture is a large grassy area located within a ring of classroom and administrative buildings and serves as the center mall of the campus; the name is attributed to an obscure rule that the university president, or "prexy", is given exclusive use of the area for livestock grazing. During the administration of Arthur G. Crane the name, "Prexy's Pasture", was formally declared.
Prexy's, as it is called today, is known for the unique pattern formed by concrete pathways that students and faculty use to cross the pasture. When the University of Wyoming first opened its doors in 1887, Prexy's Pasture was nothing more than an actual pasture covered in native grasses; the football team played their games on the pasture until 1922, when Corbett Field opened at the southeast corner of campus. Over time, as the needs of the university has changed, the area has been redesigned; the original design was established in 1924 and in 1949 the area was landscaped with Blue Spruce and Mugo Pine. In February 1965, the Board of Trustees decided to construct the new science center on the west side of Prexy's Pasture; the board president, Harold F. Newton, concerned about the location, leaked the decision to the local press; the uproar that followed caused the board to decide on a new location for the science center and resulted in a new state statute making it necessary for any new structure built on the pasture to receive legislative approval.
The statue known as "University of Wyoming Family" was installed in 1983 by UW Professor Robert Russin in anticipation of the centennial celebration. In the summer of 2004, Prexy's Pasture was remodeled as the first step in a two part redesign project; this step involved removing the asphalt roadway that circled the pasture and replacing it with concrete walkways to make the area a walking campus, as recommended by the 1966 and 1991 Campus Master Plans. The grassy area was increased and new lampposts were installed for better lighting; the second phase of the project involves the construction of a plaza at each corner featuring trees and rocks styled after the rocky outcrops of nearby Vedauwoo. Two of the plazas, Simpson Plaza and Cheney Plaza, have been completed. Several exhibits from the exhibition Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational are featured along the exterior walkway. Outside of its primary use by students travelling to and from classes or socializing, the area is host to campus barbecues and fall welcome events.
In September 1937, the university obtained a Public Works Administration loan during the Great Depression for $149,250 for construction of a student union. On March 3, 1938, ground was broken and construction began on what would become the Wyoming Union. Many students were involved in the construction and twenty-five students were trained to be stone-cutters. From the begin
Dial-up Internet access
Dial-up Internet access is a form of Internet access that uses the facilities of the public switched telephone network to establish a connection to an Internet service provider by dialing a telephone number on a conventional telephone line. The user's computer or router uses an attached modem to encode and decode information into and from audio frequency signals, respectively. In 1979, Tom Truscott and Steve Bellovin, graduates of Duke University, created an early predecessor to dial-up Internet access called the USENET; the USENET was a UNIX based system that used a dial-up connection to transfer data through telephone modems. Dial-up Internet has been around since the 1980s via public providers such as NSFNET-linked universities and was first offered commercially in July 1992 by Sprint. Despite losing ground to broadband since the mid-2000s, dial-up is still used where other forms are not available or where the cost is too high, such as in some rural or remote areas. Dial-up connections to the Internet require no infrastructure other than the telephone network and the modems and servers needed to make and answer the calls.
Where telephone access is available, dial-up is the only choice available for rural or remote areas, where broadband installations are not prevalent due to low population density and high infrastructure cost. Dial-up access may be an alternative for users on limited budgets, as it is offered free by some ISPs, though broadband is available at lower prices in many countries due to market competition. Dial-up requires time to establish a telephone connection and perform configuration for protocol synchronization before data transfers can take place. In locales with telephone connection charges, each connection incurs an incremental cost. If calls are time-metered, the duration of the connection incurs costs. Dial-up access is a transient connection, because either the user, ISP or phone company terminates the connection. Internet service providers will set a limit on connection durations to allow sharing of resources, will disconnect the user—requiring reconnection and the costs and delays associated with it.
Technically inclined users find a way to disable the auto-disconnect program such that they can remain connected for more days than one. A 2008 Pew Research Center study stated that only 10% of US adults still used dial-up Internet access; the study found. Users cited lack of infrastructure as a reason less than stating that they would never upgrade to broadband; that number had fallen to 6% by 2010, to 3% by 2013. The CRTC estimated that there were 336,000 Canadian dial-up users in 2010. Broadband Internet access via cable, digital subscriber line, satellite and FTTx has replaced dial-up access in many parts of the world. Broadband connections offer speeds of 700 kbit/s or higher for two-thirds more than the price of dial-up on average. In addition broadband connections are always on, thus avoiding the need to connect and disconnect at the start and end of each session. Broadband does not require exclusive use of a phone line and so one can access the Internet and at the same time make and receive voice phone calls without having a second phone line.
However, many rural areas still remain without high speed Internet despite the eagerness of potential customers. This can be attributed to population, location, or sometimes ISPs' lack of interest due to little chance of profitability and high costs to build the required infrastructure; some dial-up ISPs have responded to the increased competition by lowering their rates and making dial-up an attractive option for those who want email access or basic web browsing. Dial-up Internet access has undergone a precipitous fall in usage, approaches extinction as modern users turn towards broadband. In contrast to the year 2000 when about 34% of the U. S. population used dial-up, this dropped to 3% in 2013. One contributing factor to the extinction of dial-up is the bandwidth requirements of newer computer programs, like antivirus software, which automatically download sizable updates in the background when a connection to the internet is first made; these background downloads can take several minutes or longer and, until all updates are completed, they can impact the amount of bandwidth available to other applications like web browsers.
Since an "always on" broadband is the norm expected by most newer applications being developed, this automatic upload trend in the background is expected to continue to eat away at dial-up's available bandwidth to the detriment of dial-up users' applications. Many newer websites now assume broadband speeds as the norm and when confronted with slower dial-up speeds may drop these slower connections to free up communication resources. On websites that are designed to be more dial-up friendly, use of a reverse proxy prevents dial-ups from being dropped as but can introduce long wait periods for dial-up users caused by the buffering used by a reverse proxy to bridge the different data rates. Modern dial-up modems have a maximum theoretical transfer speed of 56 kbit/s, although in most cases, 40–50 kbit/s is the norm. Factors such as phone line noise as well as the quality of the modem itself play a large part in determining connection speeds; some connections may be as low as 20 kbit/s in noisy environments, such as in a hotel room where the phone line is shared with many extensions, or in a rural area, many miles from the phone exchange.
Other factors such as long loops, loading coils, pair gain, electric fences, digital loop carriers can slow con
University of Colorado Boulder
The University of Colorado Boulder is a public research university located in Boulder, United States. It is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system and was founded five months before Colorado was admitted to the Union in 1876. In 2015, the university comprised nine colleges and schools and offered over 150 academic programs and enrolled 17,000 students. Twelve Nobel Laureates, nine MacArthur Fellows, 20 astronauts have been affiliated with CU Boulder as students, researchers, or faculty members in its history; the university received nearly $454 million in sponsored research in 2010 to fund programs like the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, JILA. The Colorado Buffaloes compete in 17 varsity sports and are members of the NCAA Division I Pac-12 Conference; the Buffaloes have won 28 national championships: 20 in skiing, seven total in men's and women's cross country, one in football. 900 students participate in 34 intercollegiate club sports annually as well. On March 14, 1876, the Colorado territorial legislature passed an amendment to the state constitution that provided money for the establishment of the University of Colorado in Boulder, the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, the Colorado Agricultural College in Fort Collins.
Two cities competed for the site of the University of Colorado: Cañon City. The consolation prize for the losing city was to be home of the new Colorado State Prison. Cañon City was at a disadvantage as it was the home of the Colorado Territorial Prison; the cornerstone of the building that became Old Main was laid on September 20, 1875. The doors of the university opened on September 5, 1877. At the time, there were few high schools in the state that could adequately prepare students for university work, so in addition to the University, a preparatory school was formed on campus. In the fall of 1877, the student body consisted of 15 students in the college proper and 50 students in the preparatory school. There were 38 men and 27 women, their ages ranged from 12–23 years. During World War II, Colorado was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a navy commission; the main CU Boulder campus is located south of the Pearl Street Mall and east of Chautauqua Auditorium.
It consists of residential buildings as well as research facilities. The East Campus is about a quarter mile from the main campus and is composed of athletic fields and research buildings. CU Boulder's distinctive architecture style, known as Tuscan Vernacular Revival, was designed by architect Charles Klauder; the oldest buildings, such as Old Main and Macky Auditorium, were in the Collegiate Gothic style of many East Coast schools, Klauder's initial plans for the university's new buildings were in the same style. A month or so after approval, Klauder updated his design by sketching in a new wrap of rough, textured sandstone walls with sloping, multi-leveled red-tiled roofs and Indiana limestone trim; this formed the basis of a unified style, used in the design of fifteen other buildings between 1921 and 1939 and still followed on the campus to this day. The sandstone used in the construction of nearly all the buildings on campus was selected from a variety of Front Range mountain quarries.
In 2011, Travel+Leisure named the Boulder campus one of the most beautiful college campuses in the United States. Freshmen and others attending the University of Colorado Boulder have an option of 24 on- and off-campus residence halls. Residence halls have 17 varieties of room types from singles to four-person rooms and others with apartment style amenities. There are several communities of residence halls located throughout the campus, as well as in a separate area called Williams Village, located 1.5 miles off of main campus. There is a free bus service that transports students to main campus from Williams Village and vice versa; the University offers Residential Academic Programs in many of its Residence Halls. RAPs provide students with in-dorm classes tailored to academic interests; the Engineering Center on the North-East side of campus houses the nation's largest geotechnical centrifuge as well as ion-implantation and microwave-propagation facilities, spectrometers and other microscopes, a structural analysis facility.
Until 1903, the library collection was housed with the rest of the school in Old Main. The growing size of the library required a move, as the weight of the books was causing physical damage to the floor; the cornerstone for the first separate library building was laid in January 1903, the building was opened in January 1904. When the new Norlin Library opened in 1940, the old library turned over to the Theatre department, was converted into classrooms and a theatre. Norlin Library was the last building to be designed by Klauder. There are two inscriptions on the western face of the building. Both were composed by President Norlin; the larger inscription reads "Who knows only his own generation remains always a child," based on a Cicero quotation, while the smaller inscription on the marble just over the door reads "Enter here the timeless fellowship of the human spirit." Macky Auditorium is a large building on the north edge of the University of Colorado campus, near 17th Street and University Avenue, which plays host to various talks and musical performances.
Andrew J. Macky was a prominent businessman involved with the town of Boulder in the late 19th century. Macky
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is a campus of the University of Colorado system, the state university system of Colorado. As of Fall 2017, UCCS has over 12,400 undergraduate and 1,822 graduate students, with 32% ethnic minority students. For public universities in the Master's Universities-West category it was ranked 6th, it has been ranked in the top ten on that list each year since 2002. For the 2015 rankings released by U. S. News, UCCS was tied 51st overall in the west for all public schools. Among public and for-profit universities, the UCCS undergraduate engineering program ranked 14th in the nation; the campus history begins with the creation of Cragmor Sanatorium, now Main Hall. In 1902, William Jackson Palmer donated funds to build a sanatorium; the Cragmor Sanatorium opened in 1905 and was nicknamed the "Sun Palace" due to its sun-loving architecture. In the following decades, it developed a following among the cultural elite, many of its patients were wealthy. However, they were hit hard by the Great Depression in the 1930s and Cragmor suffered from financial distress into the 1940s.
It was reinvigorated in the 1950s when a contract with the Bureau of Indian Affairs established Cragmor as a treatment center for Navajos with tuberculosis. About ten years the Navajo patients were transferred elsewhere; as early as 1945, University of Colorado offered classes in the Colorado Springs area at various locations Colorado College. By the 1960s, however, a permanent campus was desired. On February 16, 1961, the Committee for the Expansion of the University of Colorado was formed. Co-chairman were Ronald B Macintyre. Members included Angelo Christopher, Clint Cole, Albert Hesse, Don King, Don Kopis, Rosemary Macintyre, Dorothy Petta, Harrington Richardson, Joseph Reich, Robin Tibbets, Mike Valliant, Phyllis Warner, John Whigham. On March 4, 1961, they submitted a resolution to expand the extension of The University of Colorado to Colorado Springs. Legislators were favorable. After several more years of local and state meetings in June 1964, the next phase of UCCS's development came about when Dr. George Dwire, the Executive Director of the Cragmor Sanatorium, began formal actions necessary to transfer the assets of the Cragmoor Corporation to the University of Colorado.
The solution came when George T. Dwire sold the Cragmor Sanatorium property for $1 to the state, which became the property of the University of Colorado in 1964. In 1965, UCCS moved to its current location on Austin Bluffs Parkway in the Cragmor neighborhood of Northern Colorado Springs; the campus is located at one of the highest parts of the city. Because of its ties to Hewlett-Packard, initial university programs focused on engineering and business, classes were held in the Cragmor Sanatorium building, what is now Main Hall, Cragmor Hall, a modern expansion of Main Hall; the first building built for UCCS, Dwire Hall, was not complete until 1972. A 1997 community referendum merged Beth-El College of Nursing with UCCS. In recent years, programs such as the Network Information and Space Security Center were added to connect the university with the military to improve national security. Other programs, including the CU Institute for Bioenergetics and the Institute for Science and Space Studies, cast an eye toward the future.
In 2001, UCCS purchased an 87,000-square-foot building at the corner of Union and Austin Bluffs to house the Beth-El College of Nursing. The College of Letters and Sciences is the UCCS college of liberal arts and sciences, it is the largest college at UCCS, offering undergraduate programs in anthropology, art history, chemistry, economics, film studies and environmental studies, mathematics, physics, political science, sociology and visual and performing arts. It offers graduate programs in biology, communication, applied geography, applied mathematics, physics and sociology; the Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences is the UCCS nursing school. It has Health Science and Nursing; the college is accredited with the Colorado State Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Both departments are located in the upper levels of University Hall about half a mile east from the main campus and in the northwest corner of the Austin Bluff at Union intersection. Degrees granted: Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in forensic science, allied health, or sports health and wellness.
The College of Business and Administration is the UCCS business school. It is located in Dwire Hall; the college established in 1965. It is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Degrees granted: Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Graduate: Masters in Business Administration in accounting, health care administration, information systems, international business, marketing, general business, operations management, pro
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado Mesa University known as Mesa State College, is a public comprehensive university in Grand Junction, Colorado. The university's primary campus is in central Grand Junction; the university has other campuses as well: Bishop Campus, which houses Western Colorado Community College in northwestern Grand Junction. Colorado Mesa University grants two-year associate degrees, four-year bachelor's degrees, master's degrees. Called Mesa State College, the school attained university status in August 2011, changing its name to Colorado Mesa University; the Board of Trustees consists of 13 trustees. The voting members are appointed by the Colorado Governor, confirmed by the Colorado State Senate and serve staggered terms; the Colorado Mesa University Student Trustee is elected by the Student-body and is considered to be one of the most influential positions in the University and College System. The Senatus Academicus names a member from their ranks to serve as the eleventh member; the Board meets throughout the year and is charged with the task of hiring the President, guiding the mission, overseeing the budget.
Colorado Mesa University offers programs leading to awards in four levels: technical certificates, associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, master's degrees. Colorado Mesa University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. During the 2010-2011 school year, Colorado Mesa University distributed over $48 million in financial aid to 75% of the student body population through scholarships, grants and student employment. In addition to funding from the college, the Mesa State Foundation awarded more than $300,000 in private scholarships to over 300 students. Colorado Mesa University offers options for students to live on campus. There are over 2,000 students living on campus in eleven residential buildings consisting of traditional rooms and pods, apartments. Residence halls and apartments are governed by the Residence Hall Association; the Residence Hall Council is an extension of RHA and acts as the governing body for each residence hall. The RHC of each building is composed of an RHA representative.
Houston Hall has the reputation of being the first building on campus. Built in 1940, it is named for Dr. Clifford G. Houston. Prior to its construction, the college had occupied an abandoned school building in the city's downtown area. During the 2011 expansion and renovation project, delicate care was taken to seamlessly match the ornamental brick facade of the new wing with that of the original building. Built in 1967 to house the college library located in Houston Hall, Lowell Heiny Hall now houses faculty offices; the current University Center building was built in 2010 to replace the aging W. W. Campbell College Center; the new University Center houses the main campus dining facilities including: Dining Hall, Bookcliff Cafe, Starbucks Coffee, a small convenience store. The center houses the Associated Student Government, The Criterion campus newspaper, KMSA 91.3FM, Ballroom, student lounges, MAV Card Office, the Student Life office which contains some club offices. Known as Saunders Field House, The Maverick Center houses all athletic facilities under one roof, except for football and baseball.
Facilities include: Brownson Arena, El Pomar Natatorium, Hamilton Recreation Center, Health Sciences Center, Monfort Family Human Performance Lab. Adjacent to The Maverick Center are Walker Field soccer & lacrosse stadium, Elliot Tennis Complex, Bergman Softball Field, the Maverick Pavilion; the Moss Performing Arts Center, named for local Colorado Mesa University supporters John and Angie Moss, provides music and theatre students with the facilities needed to let their creativity shine. The Center, which underwent a $5.1 million renovation and expansion, is home to the 600-seat William S. Robinson Theatre, a 300-seat recital hall, the Walter Walker Reception Area, the Mesa Experimental Theatre, a design studio, numerous music practice rooms, smart technology classrooms, faculty offices and a dance studio. Moss is the home to the Theatre and Music Departments which offer a variety of entertainment for the campus and local community throughout the year. By 1984 the library's collection had outgrown Lowell Heiny Library and plans were made to build the collection a new home.
The new library was dedicated in 1986. Recognized as an architectural gem in American School and University magazine, the library was named for outgoing college president John U. Tomlinson in 1988 to honor his commitment to improved library services at the college. Tomlinson Library now contains over 190,000 volumes, including a large government documents collection, a geology library; the library houses the Ethridge Pottery Collection of prehistoric southwestern ceramics. Dominguez Hall Escalante Hall Little Mavericks Learning Center Wubben Hall and Science Center CMU's athletic teams are known as the Mavericks. Official colors are maroon and gold. Student body fans are known as The Herd; the Colorado Mesa Mavericks have 21 varsity teams that compete in NCAA Division II athletics, as part of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. CMU fields teams in men's football, men's baseball, men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's lacrosse, women's softball, men's and women's swimming
University of Colorado Denver
The University of Colorado Denver is a public research university in the U. S. state of Colorado. It is part of the University of Colorado system; the University of Colorado Denver is the largest research institution in Colorado, attracting more than $375 million in research grants annually and granting more graduate degrees than any other institution in the state. The university has two campuses—one in downtown Denver at the Auraria Campus, the other at the Anschutz Medical Campus located nearly 10 miles away in neighboring Aurora. Additionally, the Anschutz Medical Campus shares its campus with the Children's Hospital and University of Colorado Hospital; the dual campus nature of the university is the result of the 2004 consolidation of the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. There are more than 18,000 students at the school's two physical campuses in downtown Denver and in Aurora; the school offers classes via CU Online. CU Denver, along with University of Colorado Hospital and University Physicians, Inc. employs more than 12,200 Coloradans, making it one of the metro Denver area's top employers.
The university serves more than 500,000 patients a year through clinical services. The University of Colorado created the Department of Medicine and Surgery in September 1883 in the Old Main building on the Boulder campus; the Department of Nursing opened in 1898. By 1892, the last two years of classes were taught in Denver because the larger population afforded more practical experience; this practice triggered something of a turf battle with the University of Denver's medical school and the subsequent legal battle went to the state Supreme Court. In 1897, the court found. However, in 1910, CU got an amendment to the state Constitution passed which allowed them to move back to Denver. In 1911, the School of Medicine combined with the Denver and Gross Medical College to form a larger school with a more comprehensive program, paving the way for the school's permanent move to Denver. In 1925, the School of Medicine moved to the campus on Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Denver; this would become the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
In 1995, the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center was put on the Base Realignment and Closure list, after which officials from the Health Sciences Center, University of Colorado Hospital and the City of Aurora presented a proposal to the Department of Defense in Washington, D. C. to repurpose the decommissioned base as an academic health center. In 1999, the Army base was closed under Closure action. In 2004, the first UCHSC labs moved from Denver to the research towers on the Fitzsimons campus. In 2006, the Fitzsimons campus of UCHSC was renamed the Anschutz Medical Campus in recognition of philanthropic donations from Philip and Nancy Anschutz. By the end of 2008, academic and research operations of all CU Denver health sciences schools and colleges relocated from the Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard campus to the new Anschutz campus, joining the affiliated University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital. In 2011, the Regents approved the name University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.
The University of Colorado Denver began as the Extension Center of University of Colorado's Department of Correspondence and Extension, established in 1912. In 1938, the Extension Center acquired permanent quarters in Denver in the C. A. Johnson Building at 509 17th Street, where a single, full-time faculty member ran the school with the help of part-time teachers. In 1947, the Extension Center moved into the Fraternal Building at 1405 Glenarm Place. In 1956, the University acquired the Denver Tramway Company Building at Arapahoe Streets. In 1964, the Extension Center was renamed the University of Colorado – Denver Center. On January 11, 1973, upon proclamation of the governor, amended the state constitution to establish additional CU campuses, transforming the University of Colorado—Denver Center into the University of Colorado Denver. Between 1973 and 1976, the State of Colorado built the Auraria Higher Education Center on a 127-acre downtown campus to be shared by the University of Colorado Denver, the Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Community College of Denver.
In 1977, the Denver campus expanded to the newly opened AHEC, to several buildings extending into downtown Denver. In the summer of 2004, the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center merged to create the University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center. On October 29, 2007, the board of regents voted to rename UCDHSC as the University of Colorado Denver, consisting of the Anschutz Medical Campus and the Denver Campus. In August 2011, the regents approved a name change to the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, while the legal name of the dual institution remained University of Colorado Denver. However, the Anschutz Medical Campus is independently referred to as CU Anschutz or CU Anschutz Medical Campus in official materials, the Denver Campus is independently referred to as CU Denver in official materials; the marketing campaign ALL FOUR:COLORADO emphasizes the distinct identities of the Denver and Anschutz campuses alongside the other CU institutions and Colorado Springs.
The domain name for the whole institution is ucdenver.edu, while the previous domain name cudenver.edu was turned off in July 2010. CU Denver, part of the Auraria Campus, is located to the southwest of downtown Denver in the Auraria Neighborhood, on Spe