www.ccu.edu April 2014

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Colorado Christian University Women's Basketball
Honored with Together We R Award

Colorado Christian University’s women’s basketball team has been granted the “Together We R” team award. Presented by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Russell Athletic, the annual award is given to a team that has undergone extraordinary difficulty and come together stronger as a result.
On January 20th, 2014 beloved manager of the CCU women's basketball team passed away suddenly due to an inoperable tumor around her heart. Through this tragedy, the team grew together to persevere and continue being #KayleeStrong, which was what they and set out to do from the beginning of the season.
The Together We R award, given to the team that displays unusual unity despite adversity, was presented to Coach Tim Hays during the Women’s NCAA Final Four. Colorado Christian University was chosen after the WBCA past presidents narrowed the field to four finalists, including Purdue University, the University of North Carolina, and the University of South Carolina. Each institution’s story was posted on WBCA’s YouTube Channel, and fans were asked to watch the videos and vote for the team that overcame the most and exhibited uncommon spirit. Read more...

Parent Care

How to Help your College Student through Final Exams

During this time of preparation and the final exam period, students may find themselves extremely busy and in some cases overwhelmed or stressed.  Although as a parent or family member you may not physically be there to help, it is important that your college student has your support and encouragement.

Here are some ways that you can help:

  • Send words of encouragement. Send a letter, email, card or e-card that lets your student know that you are proud of all of his or her hard work.  Focus on your student’s effort rather than on the grade. If a student is putting forth reasonable effort, it can be especially unhelpful — even backfire — to pressure him or her to get a specific grade or achieve a specific GPA.
  • Encourage your student to take advantage of all of the resources on campus. If your student is feeling stressed or overwhelmed, he or she can visit places like the student union, library study rooms, nearby coffee shops, or local parks.
  • Check with your student’s exam schedule, before you make arrangements for travel home. It is often very difficult for students to make special arrangements to take an exam at an alternate time, and professors are not required to accommodate personal travel requests. Having to make special arrangements may cause additional stress for your student.
  • Send your student a care package. A small, simple package with your student’s favorite snacks or study supplies is another way to show you are thinking of him or her and to show your support.

Retrieved from http://parents.wfu.edu/2013/11/how-to-help-your-student-during-finals/

Faculty Spotlight

Kyle Fleming

Assistant Professor of Music, Coordinator of Worship Arts

Professional Achievements:

  • DMA Candidate (University of Colorado, Boulder)
  • M.M. Choral Conducting (University of Colorado, Boulder)
  • B.A. Music - Vocal Performance (Hamline University)
  • Served for thirteen years in the local church as a worship pastor and music director
  • Toured with choirs throughout the United States and Europe
  • May, 2015, Projected graduation date for Doctorate in Research and Performance of Choral Literature

Kyle Fleming is currently serving as a valuable part of the Colorado Christian University community. At CCU he holds several jobs including,  professor in the School of Music, director of the CCU University women's choir, coordinator of the worship arts program, he raises up and trains student leaders, and personally disciples many students. Kyle Fleming has spoken at many school events and retreats in an engaging and thought provoking way, and always leaves students pondering God's Truth with a new perspective. He strives to make students feel important and valued as individuals, instead of just a number in a crowd. His genuine joy and Godly wisdom has shined and impacted many students and faculty in the CCU community.


Help Support CCU Alumnus and You Tube Sensation, Alex G, Release Global Album

The YouTube sensation Alex G  is coming out with a new album and she is doing this through a campaign. Her following is over 1 million subscribers and she is from Aurora, Colorado. Her audience is to most teens which draws parents attention especially the moms of the family. In this album campaign Alex has chosen the Denver base nonprofit, The Calling, to be the nonprofit that she will be donating to. The launch is on Tuesday, March 25th.  She is using this platform of music to encourage people to live out their God given dreams.

Colorado Christian University Scores National Debate Win

Colorado Christian University’s Debate Team is quickly moving from an upstart to a dynasty. For the second year in a row, CCU students are bringing home the championship trophy from the National Christian College Forensics Championships.

Due to last year’s high finish, CCU found itself in the highest division in this year’s tournament, which was held at California Baptist University in Riverside, California. The increased competition was a lot for CCU’s program—only in its third year of existence—but it didn’t slow the team in the end. Read more...

In 2015, CCU will see whether it can defend its trophy on its home turf. Next year’s event will be hosted by Colorado Christian University in March.


Spring Choral Concert
Friday, April 25 from 7:30 PM  to 9:30 PM  
 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church,
1600 Grant St., Denver CO 80203
Please join Colorado Christian University's School of Music as our University Choir and Women's Choir present their Annual Spring Choral Concert. CCU's School of Music is growing a national reputation for excellence in the performing arts, so you won't want to miss this evening of artistry with music that spans four centuries and a variety of worship traditions. Tickets are free for CCU students and alumni, $5 for children and seniors, $10 for adults, and $25 for an immediate family. You may purchase tickets online or at the door.
Spring Choral Concert 2
Saturday, April 26 from 3:00 PM  to 5:00 PM  
 CCU Music Center
9200 W. Ellsworth Ave., Lakewood, CO 80226
A second opportunity to see the CCU Spring Choral Concert.
Tickets are free for CCU students and alumni, $5 for children and seniors, $10 for adults, and $25 for an immediate family. You may purchase tickets online or at the door.
Handbells and Chamber Strings Concert
Tuesday, April 29 from 7:30 PM  to 9:30 PM
CCU Music Center
9200 W. Ellsworth Ave., Lakewood, CO 80226  
The School of Music at Colorado Christian University invites the community to our final concert of the season at the CCU Music Center! The Handbells and Chamber Strings will present a wonderful evening of classics. Please join us for this FREE concert to celebrate the season!
Golf Classic
Monday, May 12 from 7:15 AM  to 2:30 PM
Raccoon Creek Golf Course
7301 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123
Please join us on for the 15th Annual Colorado Christian University Golf Classic – a day of competitive golf in support of a great cause! RSVP

Regional Event in Washington D.C.
Friday, May 16 at 7:05 PM

Are you in or near Washington D.C.? Well, we have a fun event coming up for you! Join CCU during Washington week for a FREE baseball game for Alumni, parents or current students, and friends of The University between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets! RSVP

Women and Colorado's Future: Debate by Candidates for Colorado Governor
Wednesday, May 21 from 7:00 PM  to 8:30 PM  
CCU Music Center, 9200 W. Ellsworth Ave., Lakewood, CO 80226

As Colorado chooses a governor this year, how will the competing visions of the contenders impact our state's women? The Women of Centennial Institute, a new group affiliated with CCU's think tank, invite you to a debate on  economic growth, education, energy, the environment, safe neighborhoods, drug policy, moral and cultural concerns, and all the other issues from a feminine perspective.  All the major party candidates, seven Republicans and one Democrat, are being asked to participate, and we expect that most of them will do so. RSVP