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A warm welcome from the Phoenix Center

What PCA does and how they can help students Welcome to campus, Auraria family! We at the Phoenix Center at Auraria | Anschutz are happy to see new and familiar faces on campus for another year filled with growth, success, and many new friends. The

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On the Record with Raul: Your Lynx ‘edge’

Commencement day is just around the corner Say it out loud with me, in bold, with all capital letters: COMMENCEMENT! What are we, about a month away from the big day? I never hide the fact that commencement ceremonies always make me emotional. I actually

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Wellness Zone: Get ready to unplug, play, and study

The Lola and Rob Salazar Student Wellness center is opening soon By Amber Long I hope your semester’s going well. It’s been a busy one at the new Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center, and our excitement is sky high. The construction crew is

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SGA update

It’s election season! If you are a student aspiring to make change on campus or are looking for a way to get involved, SGA is the place for you.  Why should you run for office, you ask? Simple. You’ll be at the forefront for change

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Raul’s Report: What have you done today to get better?

Challenge yourself to improve every day By Raul Cardenas, PhD I ask my children two questions each day. What have you done today to get better? And, what have you learned today? They get a little tired of me pestering them but, although they’d never admit

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Wellness Zone: Spiritual Health

The ingredients of spiritual wellness By Jeff Franklin, PhD What is spiritual health? It would be presumptuous to think we can define this for others. Spiritual journeys are unique. In my case, I was raised in a devout Christian family and have been a practicing

Raul’s Report: Don’t come to school!

Keep your sickness at home and get well I thought that headline might grab your attention. The request here is that you don’t come to school if you’re sick. Stay home. Get well. Keep your germs to yourself and don’t infect others. Experts are calling this

Wellness Zone: Curing the post-holiday spending blues

How to attain financial wellness this year By Lesa Briggs, MS Are you still suffering from your holiday shopping spree? The calendar says late February, but many of us are still paying for the extra spending we did over the holidays. If you’re one who

Raul’s Report: Never lose infinite hope

How Dr. King’s words live on and inspire us By Dr. Raul Cardenas Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week, I’m reminded of the many impactful speeches he gave and the legacy of those words decades later. While I can’t quote

Wellness Zone: New center, new name, big gift

Local business owners gift $10 million By Amber Long, Executive Director, CU Denver Wellness & Recreation Services This new spring semester marks the final push to the opening of our new Student Wellness Center, and I can’t wait! After the university received a generous gift