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iRelaunch Career Event

iRelaunch is the industry leader in the career reentry space, producing innovative products and services for professionals seeking to return to work after a hiatus and for employers recruiting from this talent pool.

Are you on a career break and thinking of returning to work?

Are you unsure about what you want to do and where to start?

Could you use some advice and direction to put you on the FastTrack to your career reentry?

Join alumni from Colorado and Wyoming colleges and universities on Thursday, February 4th for an information-packed morning of proven return-to-work strategies and advice presented by internationally recognized expert Carol Fishman Cohen, CEO of iRelaunch and co-author of the acclaimed career reentry book "Back on the Career Track.

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Faculty Spotlight
Krista Kafer

Instructor of Communication and Assistant Director of Debate
School of Humanities and Sciences
•M.A. Political Science (University of Colorado)
•B.A. History (University of Colorado)

Alumni Spotlight
Doris Rivera-Black

Doris Rivera-Black is an award-winning activist and survivor of sexual assault and domestic violence who has chosen to utilize her tragic experience to help others. Doris had been a Deputy Sheriff with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office for approximately 2 years, when she was victimized by her estranged husband. She has a total of ten years of broad law enforcement experience from serving in jail, patrol, and parole duty as well as instructing at a law enforcement training academy.

After her experiences, she made it her personal mission to help educate the community on the issues of sexual assault and domestic violence, help advocate for victims and bring hope and healing to others. Her journey speaking out on these issues began when she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show to share her story in 2007. Doris has since founded NEVER a Victim, a program where women are taught situational awareness, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault awareness and avoidance paired with simple self-defense techniques. She also has co-founded All Hope Restored, a faith-based domestic violence support group. In addition, She has been passionately involved with TESSA of Colorado Springs, serving in their auxiliary & speaker’s bureau and the Colorado Coalition against Sexual Assault’s Survivor Task Force in an effort to be a voice for victims and help eliminate violence against women. Just recently, Doris was selected by the Dept. of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, to become a National Victim/Survivor Impact Consultant.
See her new book, "Clothed in Strength," available in paperback, Kindle, or Nook. 

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Jobs at CCU
Women's Golf Coach
DEPARTMENT: Undergraduate Studies
LOCATION: Lakewood, CO
Director of Engineering
DEPARTMENT: Undergraduate Studies
LOCATION: Lakewood, CO
Administrative Assistant- Nursing and Health Sciences Division
DEPARTMENT: Adult and Graduate Studies LOCATION: Northglenn, CO
Graphic Designer and Service Representative
DEPARTMENT: University Communications
LOCATION: Lakewood, CO
Employment Management Services (EMS)
EMS Jobs at CCU
Employment Management Services is branching out to serve CCU alumni with career resources and job placement. Set up your interview today,!
Volunteer Opportunities
CCU Alumni Council Needs You!
The CCU Alumni Council meets 4 times a year, advises the University in alumni engagement opportunities and resources, and assists in event management.  We are looking for more alumni to join us, even via Skype. Would you prayerfully consider a role on the Alumni Council?
CCU Education Alumni Ambassador
Give the gift that money cannot buy…your wisdom! You can help your local school, a fellow CCU graduate and support both CCU and the Curriculum and Instruction Education Division (C&I ED) within the College of Adult and Graduate Studies as an Alumni Ambassador. 
Contact the Director of Graduate Education Programs, Dr. Bush White at or the Director of Undergraduate Education Programs, Maureen Simms at
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CCU Athletics
Cougars Run Away with Sixth Straight Win
CCU faced off with Adams State on Saturday night and dominated their way to another conference victory winning by a final score of 80-69. It was a sloppy game for both teams as they combined for 60 turnovers, but a solid all-around team effort on the offensive side of the ball gave Colorado Christian everything they needed for the double digit victory.
Upcoming Events
Persons of the Bible: Woman at the Well – Pastor Shawn Johnson, Red Rocks Church
Tuesday, January 19, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fifteen years ago, Shawn was a suicidal drug abuser working in Hollywood. A few weeks after giving his life to God, he relapsed, and almost over-dosed. Today, Shawn is the lead pastor of Red Rocks Church in Golden, Colorado, one of the fastest-growing churches in the country. In 2014, he published Transit: Taking You Closer to God, which tells the story of his dramatic life transformation and his personal journey in growing closer to God, uncovering disciplines that were critical to that journey.

John Crist Comedy Show
Colorado Christian University/ Event Center
Thursday, January 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM MST (doors open at 6:00 PM)
Colorado Christian University welcomes back John Crist, Christian comedian, for a night of comedy at CCU's Event Center in Lakewood. 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.
Club Hockey @ Avalanche Game
Pepsi Center
Friday, January 22, 3:30 pm
CCU Hockey will be playing at the Pepsi Center before the Colorado Avalanche takes on the St. Louis Blues. Tickets are available at http:/
School of Music Upcoming Events

Guest Artist Avguste Antonov Concert, Sunday, January 24, 3:00 pm

Faculty Recital: Pearl Rutherford, soprano & Cathy Motter, piano, Tuesday, January 26, 7:30 pm

Faculty Recital: Dr. Irina Moreland, piano & Gregory Walker, Friday, February 5, 7:30 pm

Faculty Recital: Dr. Richard Niezen, bass, Tuesday, February 16, 7:30 pm

BBQ and Basketball
Saturday, February 13, 6 PM
Alumni join us for BBQ and Basketball, Saturday, February 13. (BBQ at 6 pm, Game starts at 7 pm), in the CCU Event Center Booster Club Room. CCU vs. New Mexico Highlands University. RSVP to by 2/1. 

Issue Monday: "Debunking the Progressive Myth” with Lawrence Reed
Monday, February 8, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Centennial Institute invites you to cut through the circus atmosphere of presidential primaries and breathe the bracing air of our fundamental freedoms when Larry Reed of the Foundation for Economic Freedom returns to the CCU campus by popular demand.


CCU Band Tour Finale - Vail, CO
Saturday, February 14, 6:30 PM

Join the CCU Band for a Valentine's Day event, Saturday, February 14, 6:30 PM
Trinity Church, 90 Lariat Loop, Edwards, CO 81632
RSVP to Missy Smith, or 300.963.3337.

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