Upcoming Events   |   Heller Center for Arts & Humanities   |   Fall 2014

Poets Laureate

Two Poets Laureate Read from their Work
David Mason, Colorado Poet Laureate
Janice Gould, Pikes Peak Poet Laureate

David Mason's books of poems include The Buried Houses (winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize), The Country I Remember (winner of the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award), and Arrivals. His verse novel, Ludlow, was published in 2007, and named best poetry book of the year by the Contemporary Poetry Review and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. He recently won the Thatcher Hoffman Smith Creativity in Motion Prize for the development of a new libretto based upon Ludlow. His one-act opera with composer Tom Cipullo, After Life, will premiere in Seattle in 2015. He served as Poet Laureate of Colorado from 2010 to 2014 and teaches at Colorado College.

Janice Gould's most recent book of poetry, Doubters and Dreamers, was a Colorado Book Award Finalist and a Milt Kessler Book Award Finalist. Her other books include Earthquake Weather, Beneath My Heart, and Alphabet, an ar tbook/chapbook published by May Day Press. Her tribal affiliation is Koyoonk'auwi (Concow). Janice was recently named the Pike's Peak Poet Laureate for 2014-2016 and was recognized with a "Spirit of the Springs" Award from the City of Colorado Springs. In 2012 she was the Native American writer in residence at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, the second person to hold this honor. Janice is an Associate Professor in Women's and Ethnic Studies at UCCS.

When: Saturday, Oct. 18
Where: Heller Center for Arts & Humanities
Time: 7:30pm


Trek the Trail
1st Annual
Trek the Trail 5K

Sunday, Oct. 19

Trek the Trail is a collaboration project between Exercise is Medicine at UCCS (EIM@UCCS), Beth-El Student Nurses Association (BSNA), and the Nutrition Club. For FAQs, Trail Route and Map, Contact Information, and to Register, visit: http://www.uccs.edu/bethel/alumni/trek_the_trail.html

For additional questions, contact Renee Rudolph at renee.rudolph@uccs.edu or Jessica Kirby at jkirby@uccs.edu. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for Nursing and Health Sciences Students.

When: Sunday, Oct. 19
Where: UCCS North Campus (Near the Intersection of North Nevada and North Campus Heights)
Time: 9:00 am
$25 early registration  |  $30 late registration


The Jazz Orchestra of the Springs
The Jazz Orchestra of the Springs
Sean Schafer Hennessy, trumpet
Cully Joyce, tenor sax and flute
Colin McAllister, guitar
Andy Burtschi, bass
Aaron Turner, drums

The Jazz Orchestra of the Springs was founded by composer and trumpeter Sean Schafer Hennessy.  Its mission is to bring back the old in a time of the new, through fresh arrangements of old classics as well as original tunes written and arranged by the band members themselves.  The Orchestra is lead by Hennessy, and features players as arrangers, composers and soloists. This performance will feature a select quintet from this group, performing arrangements by Hennessy  as well as Cully Joyce. 

More information at: http://www.jazzorchestraofthesprings.com/. UCCS Arts Month is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Chancellor.

When: Thursday, Oct 23
Where: Heller Center for Arts & Humanities
Time: 7:30pm
$10 suggested donation  |  FREE for UCCS students