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Federal Debt: An Accident Waiting to Happen

The U.S. is facing a federal debt crisis. With current and anticipated federal deficits over the coming years, the amount of outstanding federal debt held by the public is expected to rise sharply. Interest payments on this debt are similarly expected to rise given this higher debt load and the consensus that interest rates will generally rise in the near future.

GSBC Launches Alumni Ambassador Program

The GSBC Alumni Association is pleased to announce the addition of a new program aimed at keeping alumni involved beyond graduation, the Alumni Ambassador Program.

Campus Rec Center Facilities

Campus Rec Center Facilities

For a small fee, students of the Annual School Session may access two different university recreational facilities during their time on campus. The Main Campus Rec Center a state-of-the-art LEED Platinum facility with over 300,000 square feet of recreation and fitness activity space. The Williams Village Rec Center provides easy access to students housed in Bear Creek Apartment and…

2018 Golf Tournament

Annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament

Join fellow classmates, faculty, trustees, alumni and friends for a fun-filled day on the greens with marvelous views of the Colorado Rockies! The Alumni Association holds a golf tournament annually during the Annual School Session at various award-winning courses in the Boulder-Denver area. Participants will have the chance to compete against their fellow golfers in…

2018 Annual School Session Students White Water Rafting

Clear Creek Rafting Adventure

We partner with Clear Creek Rafting Company annually to provide Annual School Session students the opportunity to surge through rapids within the Rockies Mountains. Just 30 minutes west of Denver, Clear Creek is a steep, narrow, technical river that is both challenging and fun. With more convenience and less congestion than most rivers, students will find it…

Colorado Rockies Game

Colorado Rockies Game

Enjoy a cool summer evening with classmates during the Annual School Session watching the Colorado Rockies play the Houston Astros at Coors Field in Denver! We reserve group seating and offer free transportation to and from the game. This is a great opportunity for students to network in a social setting and make lifelong friends. 6:40 pm…

Battle of the Classes

Annual Battle of the Classes

The Annual Battle of the Classes Tournament is an opportunity to join forces with fellow classmates to prove which year rules the court, as students battle it out in a fun-coed night during the Annual School Session. Students from each class spend an evening away from the classroom and homework playing field day classics like…

Federal Reserve Monetary Policy and Inflation

The U.S. Congress mandates that the Federal Reserve seek to achieve maximum employment, stable prices and moderate long-term interest rates in the U.S. The Federal Reserve itself operationalizes this “stable price” goal by stating that 2% annual inflation is “price stability”. This has never made sense to me. If prices rise 2% a year for…

Bull Market

Is the Bull Market in Bonds Over?

This past December, the Federal Reserve raised the federal funds rate target to between 1.25% and 1.50%. While two of the Fed presidents voted against the decision due largely to concerns that inflation and wage gains were still small and below expectations, Fed Chair Janet Yellen and the others referenced a strengthening labor market and growth in the aggregate economy to support the rate rise. Economic data released since the December decision have, in turn, created considerable uncertainty regarding the path of U.S. interest rates going forward.

Adding Value Through Leadership

Annually, Gallup completes a global study of the workplace and workforce attributes by surveying and collecting data from thousands of employees across all business sectors. The results of their work is alarming and disappointing as it continues to identify workforce problems that all businesses are facing. This report, “State of the American Workplace,” indicates that…

Gold Rush Referral Program

The 2018 Gold Rush Referral Program is Here

Alumni and students are eligible to earn great rewards by encouraging colleagues to enroll in the following GSBC programs: 68th Annual School Session Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers® Community Bank Investments School How to Participate: Click here to register as a member and get your own unique referral link. Share your referral link with prospective…

GSBC Appoints New Trustee Leaders

GSBC Appoints New Trustee Leaders for 2017-18

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) has recently elected bankers to leadership roles for the Board of Trustees. Machelle Connally-Van Trump, executive vice president and chief lending officer, Citizens State Bank & Trust Co., Ellsworth, to its Board of Trustees. Connally-Van Trump’s banking career spans 31 years. She is active in the Kansas…