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Regis University

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Motto Learners Becoming Leaders in the Jesuit Tradition
Established 1877
Type Private
President Michael J. Sheeran, S.J.
Postgraduates graduate combined 16,000
Location Denver, CO, USA
Campus Urban
Athletics Rangers
Colors Blue , and Gold
Website www.regis.edu

Regis University is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university in the United States. Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1877, it is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Based in Denver, Colorado against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Regis University comprises three colleges: Regis College, the Rueckert-Hartman School for Health Professions and the School for Professional Studies. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... A website (alternatively, Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP, a... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities or AJCU is an American voluntary service organization based in Washington, D.C. whose mission is to serve its member institutions, the 28 colleges and universities in the United States administered by the Society of Jesus. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a broad mountain range in western North America. ...

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Campuses

Regis University has several campuses throughout the state of Colorado. The main campus is located in northwest Denver at 50th and Lowell Boulevard. Other sites include: Aurora, Longmont, Colorado Springs, Denver Tech Center, Fort Collins and Interlocken at Broomfield. It has two out-of-state campuses located in Summerlin and Henderson, Nevada. Nickname: The Gateway to the Rockies Location of Aurora in Colorado County Arapahoe, Adams, Douglas  - Mayor Ed Tauer (R) Area    - City 369. ... The City of Longmont is a home rule municipality located in Boulder County and Weld County, Colorado, United States. ... The City of Colorado Springs is the second most populous city in the State of Colorado and the 49th most populous city in the United States. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... The City of Fort Collins, a home rule municipality situated on the Cache la Poudre River along the Colorado Front Range, is the county seat and most populous city in Larimer County, Colorado. ... The City and County of Broomfield lies in the northwestern tier of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area in the State of Colorado. ... Henderson is the fastest-growing large city (over 150,000 pop. ...


Establishment

Regis University's forerunner was established in Las Vegas, New Mexico by a group of exiled Italian Jesuits. In 1884, the Bishop of Denver invited the Jesuits to move the school to nearby Morrison where it was opened as Sacred Heart College. In 1887, the school moved once again to its present location and in 1921 adopted the name of Regis College in honor of Saint John Francis Regis, a 17th century Jesuit who worked with prostitutes and the poor in the mountains of Southern France. In 1991, it was renamed Regis University with three schools: the original Regis College, the School for Professional Studies, and the School for Health Professions. The Plaza Hotel, built in 1881, on the Plaza of West Las Vegas. ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Morrison is a town in Jefferson County, Colorado, in the United States. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Saint John Regis (date unknown) For the English sprinter, see John Regis (athlete). ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


Regis, in addition to its traditional curriculum, offers several online degree programs, including an MBA program, in which thousands of new students are enrolled every year. Regis University has a long tradition of charitable service working including the well known Father Woody Projects which originate in the Archdiocese of Denver, but are active at Regis; including a well known Father Woody Christmas Party for the homeless. Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... A homeless man pushes a cart down the street. ...


Accolades

Regis has been ranked as one of the Best Universities for 11 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. The University was acknowledged by the latest U.S. News & World Report ratings as one of the Tier One Western Colleges and Universities. Basketball Coach Lonnie Porter is the winningest college basketball coach (at any level) in Colorado history. All this while maintaining a 95 percent graduation rate among players. In 2003 John Hume became the 11th Nobel Peace Laureate to visit the Regis University campus in the past seven years. U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... John Hume. ... Lester B. Pearson after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ...


Two nursing students in the Rueckert-Hartman School for Health Professions have received the Fuld Fellowship. The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded Regis College the Clare Boothe Luce Professorships three times. Four years in succession, Regis University professors — two from Regis College and two from School for Professional Studies — were awarded Fulbright professorships. Regis has won the National Parliamentary Debate Championships twice (one of only three schools) Henry Robinson Luce (April 3, 1898 - February 28, 1967) was an influential American publisher. ... Clare Boothe Luce photo taken by Carl Van Vechten, 1933. ... Fulbright redirects here. ... The National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA) is one of the two national intercollegiate parliamentary debate organizations in the United States. ...


The Lowell campus, is designated an arboretum with more than 500 trees and shrubs, including three championship trees. An arboretum is a botanical garden primarily devoted to trees and other woody plants, forming a living collection of trees intended at least partly for scientific study. ...


Furthermore, the school's Campus Ministry staff is world-renowned, partially due to Nate Jacoby, the director of the Faith & Justice program at Regis University.


Schools

Regis College

Regis College is a small, liberal arts, undergraduate (a masters in teaching is available), semi-selective (82% of those who apply are admitted) school located on the Lowell Campus. Its approximately 1,400 students are typically recent high school graduates from all over the country and from Regis Jesuit High School, a private Catholic High School also located in Denver. Regis Jesuit High School is a Catholic, college preparatory high school serving young men and women in grades 9-12. ...


Regis College operates a radio station, KRCX, and a weekly student-run newspaper, the Highlander. The school also fields 11 varsity athletic teams, the Rangers. Regis is NCAA Division II school and competes in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Many students participate in service learning activities, by volunteering a with various organizations throughout the Denver area. According to current President Fr. Sheeran the goal of Regis University is to educate "leaders in service to others."


Rueckert-Hartman School for Health Professions

When Regis absorbed her sister school Loretto Heights the School for Health Professions was born. Regis now operates the top nursing program in the state and one of the premiere physical therapist programs. The school is divided into four departments: Nursing, Health Care Ethics, Physical Therapy and Health Services Administration. This school offers one of Regis's few doctorates: Physical Therapy. Founded by Mother Pancratia Bonfils, S.L. in 1891, the Sisters of Loretto started a private elementary and secondary Catholic school for girls they called Loretto Heights Academy. ...


School for Professional Studies

Primarily oriented toward working people, the School for Professional Studies allows students who otherwise might not be able to fit education into their schedule to take night classes, intensive two month long classes and online courses. The school has by far the largest student enrollment of the University and operates most of the campuses other than the Lowell campus. The School for Professional Studies has more degrees available than any other part of the college and through a rigorous testing program is able to offer credit for learning achieved through on-the-job experience.


Capital Improvement Campaign

Regis is presently in the midst of a capital campaign billed as "The Campaign for Regis University, Writing the Next Chapter." The school has long owned more property than was used for education at the Lowell campus. This property (formerly a K-Mart) has now been incorporated into the main campus as sports fields and a new parking lot, a new chapel is complete and picturesque Main Hall has reopened its top floors for the first time in decades. The science building and Carroll Hall have also both been renovated. The most substantial portion of the $75 million campaign is for academic development through the creation of dozens of new scholarships.


Resources

  • Regis University
  • Regis University Online

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Regis University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1050 words)
Regis University is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university in the United States.
Regis University's forerunner was established in Las Vegas, New Mexico by a group of exiled Italian Jesuits.
Regis is presently in the midst of a capital campaign billed as "The Campaign for Regis University, Writing the Next Chapter." The school has long owned more property than was used for education at the Lowell campus.
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