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A Note from the Registrar
Spring payment arrangements are due now.  If your student does not have complete arrangements, please contact Service Central at 303-963-3230 to speak to a Service Specialist. 

Parent Care


Getting a Job At School


College students often feel that they need to work to help with the high costs of college, and parents may wonder whether or not their college student should get a job while in college.  Before you and your student make any decisions about whether or not to work while at school, and how much to work, have some conversations about the realities, the benefits, and the challenges of working while attending college full time.
Several studies suggest that fewer students are working now than a couple of years ago, and also suggest that students who are working are working less hours.  None the less, most students feel the need to work in order to help pay for tuition, fees, books, or living expenses.  If your student is one of these individuals, it is important that you and he talk about the realities.  Here are a few things that you may want to discuss:
Help your student understand that not all students work and that finding a job at school (either on or off campus) may be more difficult than she anticipates. He may need to start her search early, or wait until he is an upperclassman to get a prime on-campus job. Of course, this may vary from campus to campus, so early research may help your student know what is available. Discuss costs of college and additional expenses frankly.  How much do you expect your student to contribute?  Will he be responsible for part of tuition?  For books? For his own living expenses?  How essential is a school-year job? Talk to your student about how many hours per week it is reasonable for him to expect to be able to work and still do well academically.  Most studies have shown that students who work between 10-20 hours per week actually do better than those students who do not work at all, perhaps because they must exercise better time-management skills. Students who work more than 20 hours per week may find that their academic work suffers.  Your student should keep in mind the rule of thumb that he should be studying approximately two hours for each hour spent in class. If your student is a full-time student, that adds up to a significant number of hours. Help your student consider whether he will look for a job on or off campus.  There are advantages and disadvantages of both.  However, studies have also suggested that students who work less than 20 hours/week at on campus jobs show the greatest gains of all.  Students who work on campus tend to be more engaged in their college career and make important campus connections. According to statistics and studies, the ideal may be for a student to work 10-15 hours at an on-campus job.  But each family situation is different.  Each student is different. Each institution is different.  As a college parent, you can help your student determine his reasons for working, his interest in being involved in other campus activities, and his ability to succeed academically while balancing work, studies, social life, and other responsibilities.  The important thing is that your student make an informed and considered decision, weighing the benefits and challenges of his choices. 

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Faculty Spotlight

Danielle Aguillon
Instructor of English
Associate Director of the Writing Center
School of Humanities and Sciences

  • M.A. Literature, Emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition (Texas State University)
  • B.A. English (University of Mary Hardin-Baylor)

Email: daguillon@ccu.edu
Phone: 303-963-3156

Professional Accomplishments:
Previously worked at writing centers for Blinn College and Collin College where she assisted students with their writing process: organization, grammar, format, brainstorming, and editing.

Conference Papers

  • How to Wow Your Reader (Presented at the Writing Center workshop at Collin College in McKinney, TX)
  • Mixed Signals in The Faerie Queene 
    • (Presented at the 2012 Spring Graduate Colloquium at Texas State in San Marcos, Texas)
    • (Presented at the 2012 UTSA English Graduate Symposium)
Upcoming Events

Arizona Balloon Classic
Saturday, January 24 from 4:00pm- 8:00pm
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Join the CCU community at the Arizona Balloon Classic for the Saturday night Desert Glow and Fireworks Spectacular! CCU will be in the big tent with food, fellowship, and fun. Tickets are available to alumni, parents, and friends of CCU. Your ticket is good all day. Come as early as possible since the event gets very crowded after 4 p.m.

$5 per person or $20 per family.  
Purchase tickets online, click here! 
Fear Farm Sports Complex
2209 N. 99th Ave. (Loop 101 & I-10 west)
Phoenix, AZ 


Colton Dixon Concert
Thursday, January 22, from 8pm to 10pm
Location: CCU Event Center

Colton Dixon’s 2013 debut, A Messenger, set the record for biggest first-week sales by a new solo Christian act, becoming the No. 1 selling album of 2013 by a new Christian artist, while Dixon was still reeling from his highly publicized seventh place finish on Season 11 of American Idol. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; the concert will begin at 8:00 p.m.

Purchase Tickets Online Today!
$20 online
$25 at the door after 7pm
Alumni Discount with Promo code: CD25 (Online Only) 

 Disinherit the IRS
Tuesday, January 27 and Thursday, January 29 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: CCU Main Campus, Leprino Hall

Colorado Christian University's Office of Development presents family wealth counselor Joseph Sturniolo in a free seminar on how to "Disinherit the IRS."

RSVP Today
 Seats are free, but limited. Please RSVP here to reserve your space!

John Crist Comedy Show
Thursday, February 05, from 7pm to 9pm
Location: CCU Event Center

Crist’s clean comedy comes highly touted as a Denver finalist of the 2013 Comedy Central’s Up Next Comedy Competition, winner of the 2012 Denver Improv’s Got Laughs Competition, winner of the 2012 Loonees Comedy Competition and finalist of the 2012 Comedy Works New Faces Contest.

Doors open at 6:00 pm; the show will begin at 7:00 pm

Purchase Tickets Online Today!
$12 online
$15 at the door
Alumni Discounted tickets code: JC40 (online only)


Crossover Network
Friday, February 6 from 6:45am to 8:45am
Location: the Lone Tree Arts Center 

What are the tools to renew our minds and, in so doing, renew our businesses and nonprofits in extraordinary ways? Come join us at Crossover Network where we discuss the Trinity's fascinating keys for renewed, successful, and sustained stewardship!
Speaker Kevin Miller, Executive in Residence and Distinguished Professor of CCU's School of Business and Leadership.

Networking and continental breakfast at 6:45 a.m.
Welcome and speaker at 7:15 a.m.
Please visit the Crossover Network website to RSVP.

The Lone Tree Arts Center
10075 Commons Street
Lone Tree, Colorado 80124 


America Going to Pot? An Evening with Bill Bennett
Tuesday, February 12, 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: CCU Music Center

Marijuana legalization is harmless or even beneficial, some say. William J. Bennett, former White House drug czar and author of The Book of Virtues, doesn’t agree. He spells out the reasons in his new book, Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana is Harming America, co-authored with Robert A. White.

RSVP Today
Admission is free and all are welcome, but reservations are required. Complete the RSVP form here or call 303-963-3424 to reserve your space.

CCU Music Center
9200 W. Ellsworth Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226

BBQ and Basketball

BBQ & Basketball

Alumni, parents and friends of CCU: Please join us on Saturday, February 21 for some great CCU Cougars basketball as our Men and Women take on New Mexico Highlands. The Women play at 5:00 p.m. and the Men at 7:00 p.m. Meet us in the big tent outside the Event Center for food, fun, and BBQ – and at the fire pit for s’mores!

RSVP to Missy Smith at 303-963-3337 or alumni@ccu.edu.

Mainstream Jazz Ensemble
Sunday, March 1 at 7:00pm
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church
4740 North State Highway 83
Franktown, Colorado


Annie Get Your Gun
March 12-15
Location: Lakewood Cultural Center

Annie Get Your Gun, the charming tall tale of the romance between sharp shooters Frank Butler and Annie Oakley, in the days of the Wild West, received a Tony Award-winning revival production on Broadway in 1999.

Performance Dates
Thursday, March 12 at 7:30pm 
Friday, March 13 at 7:30pm (Alumni Gathering at 6:30pm)
Saturday, March 14 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm 
Sunday, March 15 at 2:30pm

Free for Alumni, $8 students, seniors, children; $12 adults. For tickets, please visit the Lakewood Cultural Center website or call 303-987-7845.
Note: The musical is not recommended for children under 6.

RSVP for the Alumni Gathering and reserve Alumni tickets by March 6th -  alumni@ccu.edu

Lakewood Cultural Center
470 South Allison Parkway
Lakewood, Colorado


Spring Wind Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, April 14 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Purchase tickets online or call 303-963-3135.


Spring Choral Concert
Friday, April 17 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Augustana Lutheran Church

You may purchase tickets online or at the door.
Other Performance Dates
The Spring Choral Concert will also be performed at the CCU Music Center on Saturday, April 18. 

Augustana Lutheran Church
5000 East Alameda Avenue


Dance and Men's Choir Concert
Wednesday, April 22 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: CCU Music CenterThe University Men’s Chorus and Dance and Stage Movement



The School of Music Gala and Honors Recital
Saturday, April 25 from 3:00-5:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm
Location: CCU Music Center



Spring Handbells and Chamber Strings
Tuesday, April 28, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: CCU Music Center



An Evening of Jazz
Friday, May 1 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: CCU Music Center

Purchase tickets online or call 303-963-3135