Regis in the News

A collection of stories from across the globe that highlight Regis University faculty, staff, students and alumni.


Communities in Colorado grapple with town names that hold troubling history

Sept 1, 2020 | ABC News
Nicki Gonzales, associate professor of history and vice provost for diversity and inclusion, provides historical perspective on the important issues facing our society today. 



‘A breath of fresh air’: Regis University takes classrooms outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic

Aug 26, 2020 | Chalkbeat
Voices throughout the Regis community were featured in Chalkbeat's profile about Regis' unique approach to learning.


Regis University launches outdoor learning spaces to reduce COVID risk

Aug 19, 2020 | 9News
Professor Fred Gray, Provost Janet Houser and student Eric Novelo shared with 9News their perspectives on the success of outdoor class.


Teaching in Tents 

Aug 17, 2020 | Colorado Public Radio
Associate Professor Stacy Chamberlin spoke with Colorado Public Radio about our safety-enhancing outdoor classrooms. Start listening at the 7:25 mark.



Marginalized voices are ‘louder and more powerful’ in this Colorado moment of monument retrospection

July 9, 2020 | Colorado Public Radio
“There was some movement in the tumult of the ‘60s, but it was a one-step-forward-one-step-back process,” Regis U.S. history professor and vice-provost for diversity Nicki Gonzales. “This feels different because people from marginalized groups have louder and more powerful voices today. It’s worldwide. And it comes at a confluence with the pandemic.” 


Efforts in Colorado to remove names and statues of controversial figures

July 8, 2020 | Colorado Public Radio
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Nicki Gonzales weighs in on efforts to officially change the name of Denver’s Columbus Park to La Raza Park.



‘We’re exhausted. We’re fearful. We’re angry.’ We’re only through half a year’s worth of racism so far

June 19, 2020 | Colorado Public Radio
Nicki Gonzales, who is a member of History Colorado’s State Historian’s Council and an associate professor of history at Regis University, said: “There’s something different about this moment. There’s an urgency.”



The Switch Semester

May 20, 2020 | Inside Higher Ed
Provost Janet Houser spoke to multiple media outlets this week about Regis' academic scheduling plans and the challenges facing higher education in the fall.”


Colorado universities are giving reopening in the fall the good college try, but coronavirus could upend that

May 20, 2020 | Colorado Public Radio
Regis University provost Janet Houser said the University's reopening strategy came from trying to strike the balance between being safe while also adhering to students’ needs.


Durango’s Zastrocky leaves Regis University a shining star

May 9, 2020 | The Durango Herald
2020 graduate Theodora Zastrocky earns National Science Foundation fellowship. The prestigious honor, which recognizes outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported fields, will fund a significant portion of Zastrocky’s upcoming doctorate program in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Wyoming.