Dear Parents and Families,

​This October was harder than most.  With two student deaths impacting campus, this has been a very difficult month for Colorado State University students and families.    

It has brought up a multitude of questions regarding when and how CSU communicates information out to students and families and I hope you all know this is a very important conversation.  In any instance, CSU’s primary focus of support is on the impacted student, family, and those who were close to the student.  From there, we support the entire student body and parents and families.  More information on these processes are posted on the Parent & Family website, yet we know families want to know more. 
 
I’m asking you to liken the recent deaths to those of members of any community.  Oftentimes, we are left asking many questions about what happened and why a person dear to so many was lost so soon.  Obituaries and coroner’s reports never paint a full picture of a person’s life – joys or challenges – nor do most obituaries contain information on how a person passed.  While I want so desperately to be able to answer questions and comfort families through this process, the truth is that there are some things we either won’t know or won’t share, out of respect for the families.  While I know this isn’t an answer some families are hoping for, I ask that you please respect the families and trust that the university is doing everything we can to support students during this difficult time. 
 
What I do hope you hear from this is threefold:
  • I understand these are very challenging circumstances.  Parent & Family Programs is here to support families, so if you have questions, concerns, feedback or just someone to talk to, give us a call at 970-491-6680.  We’ll do our best to help.
  • We are working around the clock to support students in all capacities of their campus lives.
  • If your student is struggling, Tell Someone.  A recent post on the Public Safety website offers many resources and ideas for support for students and families.  Please take a few minutes to read this information, including a note about future communications on the recent deaths.
This tragedy has also brought up other questions regarding recent reports of sexual assault on campus and why families weren’t notified of these issues.  As stated on our website through the link above, localized incidents, such as an off-campus death or an isolated incident of sexual assault are generally not communicated to a larger audience, as we need to focus our support on those most impacted.  First, it is important to offer resources to those impacted, and if this is your student, I hope you will always refer them to the Women and Gender Advocacy Center and, more specifically, their Victim Assistance Team for support.  These specific resources have been invaluable to students over the years and I encourage any students with questions or concerns to reach out. Next, the prevalence of sexual assault, issues and myths surrounding sexual assault, and tips for preventing and avoiding sexual assault were recently addressed in student-written articles in The Rocky Mountain Collegian.  Handling a sexual assault on campus is a very complicated issue and I encourage you to read more in these recent articles:
As always, I appreciate the feedback from families, as we can always be clearer in our processes to help families understand when and how we communicate information out.  My thoughts are with the families & students impacted at this time.
 
All my best, Kacee
 
Kacee Collard Jarnot
Director of Parent and Family Programs
kacee.collard@colostate.edu
 
Parent and Family Programs
Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Colorado State University
201 Administration Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523
(970) 491-6680

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Career Center Insights: Hired Rams

Hired Student

By Jeremy Podany, Director, The Career Center

At Colorado State we have a deep respect the developmental process students go through when deciding on their first destination after college.  We want them to ‘own’ that process, and we come alongside to help them do it well.  We also seek to honor the aspirations and timing of our students – knowing that approximately 22% go onto graduate school, 20% don’t even start their search until after graduation, and 1% say they are not searching for anything, but rather are traveling the world.  All that being said, it is a true joy when they tell us, ‘I got a job!’ – so let’s talk about Hiring. 

What does The Career Center do to help with Hiring?

We are both passionate and celebratory about our Rams getting hired.  We even spotlight some of them on our new HIRED webpage.  In fact we have a team of 5 full-time staff members who work alongside our career counselors doing Employer Relations on behalf of students.  That team plans connection events like Career Fairs and On-campus interviews; they visit with companies; and they provide a concierge service to employers that want to learn how to engage the CSU campus.  Last year, 949 unique employers hired CSU Students, and we met with over 500 of them face to face throughout the year. 

What can students do?

We saw 11,000 students in 1:1 career meetings last year. Wow! If you have a current senior, and they have not met with our office, we are partial, but we think they should come by.  Here is our Student Career Engagement Model: Explore your path; Experience your future; Enhance your skill set; Explain your passions.  We want them to be well rounded thinkers about their jobs search.  See our overview video, to understand more about what we do.  The three biggest ways that students find job openings thru The Career Center are: 1. Career Ram – our job posting system with over 10,000 internship and job posting throughout the year. 2. Career Fairs, and 3. On-campus interviews – yes we have employers come to the CSU campus to interview – they did that 3,000 times last year!  Students can sign-up in Career Ram.

What can parents & families do?

Not only are you big encouragers to your students to visit The Career Center and take advantage of our services, but you may also work at an organization that wants to hire rams. Rarely a month goes by where we don’t have parents calling us to put us in touch with their HR department about hiring more rams to work at their organization.  Alumni, Parents, and Ram friends are the biggest conduit for our Rams getting HIRED!  To contact The Career Center, send a message to career_info@Mail.Colostate.edu or call 970-491-5709.  

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Assessment Results: Homecoming and Family Weekend 

Homecoming and Family Weekend

By Maria Marinucci, Graduate Assistant for Parent & Family Programs

Thank you so much to those of you who were able to attend Homecoming & Family Weekend and then complete our survey!  Your feedback really helps us assess what is going well and how we can improve future events.  From your responses, we learned:
  • All of those who completed the survey heard about Homecoming and Family Weekend through our e-newsletter!  Other top answers include e-mail updates (49.15%) and our Parent & Family Programs website (45.76%).  It is great to know our e-communications are effective.
  • We were very happy to hear many of you used our RAMFAM Business Directory in planning your trip!  Most of our Platinum and Gold businesses were represented. 
  • Over 86% of you felt registration was easy and accessible.
  • The majority of you chose to visit CSU over Homecoming and Family Weekend to connect with your student.
  • The football game was the top rated event of the weekend, followed by the parade & Friday Night Lights on the West Lawn
  • More than 91% of you felt participating in Homecoming & Family Weekend helped you develop a positive relationship with CSU, and also feel knowledgeable about the resources offered to you by CSU

Based on your feedback, we will bring the following suggestions/comments to the Homecoming & Family Weekend Steering Committee:

  • Be more clear about football tickets for families being in a different location than the student section
  • Provide better maps of campus and Fort Collins
  • Look into relaxed events parents and families can enjoy with their student that also connect them to campus

As always, you can click here to see our full assessment (with some use of wordle), but in closing, we wanted to share some comments from survey participants:

  • "It was a fun time when other parents were around so my student wasn't as self-conscious about us being there"
  • "Great weekend, very well organized. Lots of activities (the volleyball game was amazing). Had a great time, will definitely be back next year."
  • "It was a little exhausted and felt like I was being pulled in too many directions for my personal liking."
  • "Our weekend was filled with activities both with & without our student and on and of campus. We had a very relaxed weekend."
  • "This was our fourth homecoming, and it was great fun as usual. Reassuring to hear from Tony Frank, Blanche Hughes, Jody Donovan and Kacee Collard Jarnot. Why is it that in this sometimes nutty world I always feel better after listening to them?"

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Campus Step Up--Celebrating 20 Years of Change-Making

Campus Step Up

By Niamh O’Shea, SLiCE Co-Curricular Leadership Graduate Coordinator

As application deadlines approach for Campus Step Up: A Social Justice Retreat, held from Jan. 16 to 18 in Estes Park, the aim is to not only look forward.  Celebrating its 20th anniversary in January, the social justice and diversity program also looks back on what has been built over the past 20 years.

Emerging first in 1994 as the Multicultural Leadership Retreat through Housing and Dining Service, the program is now housed in the office of Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement (SLiCE). Run the weekend prior to Martin Luther King Jr. Day each January, this three-day retreat provides students with a forum to expand their awareness of social justice, multicultural and global issues in a safe environment fostering growth through self-reflection and education.

Bobby Kunstman, Assistant Director for Leadership in the SLiCE Office, said the program’s ultimate goal is to support students in their process of becoming positive change agents within their communities and beyond.

Previous participants affirm Campus Step Up lives up to its goals. CSU alum Noah Sandoval sums up his Campus Step Up experience as “transformational.”

“It exposed to me just how important our actions are…just how much of an influence we can have on our environment."  Sandoval added the retreat was an opportunity that “truly altered the lens in which I view the world.”

Sandoval’s perspective is echoed by Kira Jane Davis, a languages, literature, and cultures major who attended Campus Step Up during her first year. When Davis arrived at the retreat, she “hardly knew anything about social justice,” but the experience was a catalyst for engagement with social justice and her current community involvement, which includes peer mentoring and volunteering with the INTO program.

“I changed my language, then I would try to get others to change their language… I started working in all these positions that help people understand and feel safe.”

She asserts engaging in dialogues around identity, inclusivity, and equity has now become a part of her daily life.

While participants perceive change within themselves, retreat facilitators also see the impact of the program has on a broad scale. Sam Desta, a facilitator at last year’s Campus Step Up and Coordinator for the Key Service and Health Professions communities, understands the retreat as beginning a dialogue about social justice that continues long after the weekend ends. Continuing to meet with her group once every month following the retreat with her co-facilitator Emily Ambrose, she noticed “after leaving Step Up, [students] picked up on things on campus, Fort Collins community and in their personal lives that they did not notice before. It’s incredibly inspiring to see students wanting to start their social justice journey and learn how to make effective change.”

Jennifer Nival, Coordinator for Diversity and Social Justice Programming in the Office of Campus Activities, agrees: “It was a privilege and honor to see students challenge themselves and challenge each other.” Facilitating Campus Step Up, she adds, allowed her to experience growth within herself as well.

As Campus Step Up prepares for its 2014 retreat, the program reflects back on years’ worth of testimonies and transformations. In 20 years, the CSU staple has been attended by hundreds of students, and its impacts felt in the Fort Collins community and beyond. As Campus Step Up alumni move on from CSU, they take their experiences with them. In turn, the retreat’s model has been adopted by other institutions such as the University of Vermont.

Kunstman notes that while Campus Step Up has been successful in engaging many on the CSU campus in transformative change, there is still much that needs to be done to build an inclusive and social justice-oriented global community. Here’s to looking forward to see what Campus Step Up will achieve in its next 20 years.

Participant applications for the 2014 Campus Step Up, which will be held Jan. 16 through 18 in Estes Park, are available on RamLink until Nov. 6. 

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Call-A-Ram Students Are Calling You!

Call-A-Ram

Call-A-Ram students are well into their efforts to talk to you!  Beginning last week, Colorado State University students have been, and will continue to be calling you, our CSU parents and families.  The Call-A-Ram students provide great insight into CSU from a student 

perspective and will help you find resources for many of the issues your student may be facing. 

They are also calling to fundraise for the Parents Fund.  The Parents Fund gives parents and families the opportunity to enrich the lives of all undergraduate students by funding university-wide programs to support leadership, diversity, service and learning.  In cooperation with the Parents Fund Committee, the Vice President for Student Affairs determines where the need is greatest for use of Parents Fund gifts.  In past years, this fund has contributed to everything from the annual Hunger Banquet, which exposes students to poverty issues, to the President's Leadership Program, which teaches students leadership skills to help them engage in social change. 

In addition, Parent & Family Programs is funded solely through the Parents Fund:  all of the publications, the RAMFAM Association, Family Weekend and other parent and family events, services, programs, and staffing are possible through your contributions.  When these students call, give them a chance to help you connect to CSU.  We know families of college students have many expenses, but this is an opportunity to enhance your student's education outside of the classroom.  This fund is sustained on donations from numerous families and we appreciate the support you can provide!

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Celebrate your Graduate with a CSU Alumni Grad Pack!

Grad Pack

By Tonya Malik-Carson, Assistant Director of Marketing, Colorado State University Alumni Association

If you have a student graduating in December…congratulations! You deserve kudos for supporting your graduate over the years and we thank you for allowing us to be a part of this journey. As your graduate makes the transition from student to alumnus, we encourage you to check into the services and programs available through the Alumni Association, including career services, networking opportunities across the country, and many ways to stay in touch with CSU.

Alumni Association Grad Packs make a great graduation gift which include essentials such as cap, gown, and tassel rental.

Grad Pack Options:

Annual Grad Pack $39

($50 value)

Colorado Grad Pack $125

($149 value)

Life Member Grad Pack

$750 ($1,205 value)

-Alumni Association Annual Membership

-Cap, gown, & tassel rental

-Alumni license plate frame

-10% off diploma frames

-All items listed in the Annual Grad Pack

PLUS

-Colorado State University license plate certificate

-All items listed in Annual Grad Pack 

PLUS

-Life Membership in lieu of Annual Membership

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Alumni Association also offers access to short-term major medical insurance, pet insurance, networking opportunities, career assistance, and more. Visit the Alumni Association website for details.

For more information on Fall Commencement ceremonies & logistics, please check out the Commencement website.

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Student Employment Leads to Student and University Success

Employment

By Jody Donovan, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Colorado State University relies on student employment to keep programs running, offices open, and services delivered.  On-campus student employment benefits both students and the university. 

Students gain so much more than an hourly wage working on campus.  Our research demonstrates that working 10-15 hours per week at an on-campus job actually improves students' grade point averages.  How can that be? An on-campus job is convenient because students can fit their work schedule around their course schedule, CSU supervisors understand the academic calendar and support academic success as priority number one, and, these supervisors know resources on campus to support students.  University supervisors can be mentors and advisors for student employees, looking out for their longterm success and growth. Many offices take a holistic approach with their student employees, highlighting the CSU Health Network if their student employees come to work sick or exhibiting signs of deteriorating mental health. Supervisors offer career and life advice, pointing students to the Career Center and academic advisors for additional guidance.  Many on-campus positions can be directly related to students' majors as they practice their future careers in a closely supervised setting. Students cannot count on these same things to be true at off-campus jobs.

Additional benefits to working on campus include the time management and structure jobs provide students.  If students have too much time on their hands, they tend to waste this extra time instead of using it efficiently.  Unfortunately sometimes students work too many hours, which detracts from the main mission of academic success. If students have a typical 15 credit class schedule and work schedule of no more than 15 hours per week, they quickly learn to maximize their free time to study, complete homework, exercise, sleep, and socialize. Time management is an important post-college life skill.  Other life skills gained through student employment include professionalism, team work, customer service, self-advocacy, problem-solving, decision making, timeliness, navigating office politics, interpersonal skills, and interdependence.  Student employment can be an extension of the classroom in terms of the important learning fostered in the workplace.  

For more information about student employment, go to the Student Employment Services website.  Students can search for jobs using the Job Listings link from their RAMweb account, or can check here for additional places to search for on-campus jobs.

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A Student Perspective on Employment

Janisa Garcia

By Janisa Garcia, Parent & Family Programs Student Intern in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

As a second year student, I can finally look back and recognize the things that helped me conquer my freshman year.  College was a lot different than I thought it was going to be, and ended up being a really difficult adjustment.  Moving away from home, having to find new friends, and learning I had to be independent in going to class and completing my work were all tasks I was not used to balancing alone.  However, I can honestly look back at my first year and confidently say without my work-study job, I wouldn’t be nearly as successful as I am today.  This success came through the mentors I found at work every day.  Every single person in my office was an advocate for my success, and went out of their way to teach, or help me find ways to grow and find community at CSU.  Even during the times when my questions might not have been as important as the work they were doing, my needs were always met, and I always felt better about my worries when I left work.  As a first year student, my questions were abundant, from my confusion about financial aid to who could help when I was getting sick all the time from living in such close quarters in the residence halls, there was always someone who knew the answer. 

I remember how difficult it was to find a job at the beginning of my first year—it  seemed like it was going to be impossible.  Few employers are willing to work around the random hours students have class.  This is how I knew a work-study was for me—they stressed they could work around my schedule, and allowed me to give them my availability.  Rather than having to go to work for a strict amount of hours, my job allows me to leave before the hour to get to class on time, and break up my shifts so I can go to class, then return and finish up my tasks for the day.  As if this isn’t helpful enough, during finals week, my schedule is completely up to me.  My supervisors ask me when I am available, and from there I can choose to work as little or as many hours as I see fit for this stressful week.  An additional advantage would be breaks.  When classes are not in session, there is less of a demand for student workers, which means there is no hassle trying to get any holidays or breaks off.  These breaks are essential to a college student’s success—being able to go home and spend time with family is just the way to recover from a stressful semester!

I have immersed myself in many different areas on campus and wouldn’t have had the resources to get involved in these things without the help of my work-study.  My job wasn’t a place I came to just to get paid, but instead is a place where I could go for guidance and support.  The other students I worked with became some of my closest friends, and everyone else in the office became mentors I will have for the rest of my time here.  All of these things made my job that much more enjoyable.  I highly encourage any student looking for work to consider a work study, it has helped me grow, and find my place at CSU.  

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Meet the Staff: Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services

Conflict Resolution & Student Conduct Services Graphic

By Samantha Sickbert, Graduate Assistant

The office of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services (CRSCS) is a part of the Division of Student Affairs at CSU. The purpose of our work with students is shown through the mission of our office, which reads:

  • Support students as they overcome mistakes.
  • Engage in character development with an emphasis on ethical decision-making and integrity.
  • Resolve conflict at the lowest level possible through education, facilitation and support.
  • Foster a safe and welcoming community.

 Students commonly visit our office for one of two reasons: conflict resolution services or violations against CSU’s Student Conduct Code.  While navigating their college career, students can face conflicts with roommates, faculty, employers, or within their student organization.  Whether the conflict is personal or academic in nature, we encourage them to contact our office.  We provide a safe place for students to share their concerns and can explain university policies, provide information and advice, suggest referrals, and advocate for a fair process.  Students may also visit our office when involved in a conduct incident, occurring on or off campus which requires them to participate in a discipline hearing. 

CRSCS is staffed by five full-time Administrative Professionals, three State Classified Administrative Assistants, one half time special appointment, and one Graduate Assistant.  The descriptions are brief introductions to some of our staff and the roles they perform.

Craig Chesson, Assistant Dean of Students & Director of CRSCS, is responsible for supervision of the staff, serving as a hearing officer for high-level conduct cases and other University responsibilities as needed to represent CRSCS. 

Kelly Humphrey, Associate Director for Student Conduct Services, has primary responsibility for hearing cases for residential students charged with alleged violations of University policies.  She also supervises the Residential staff in their role as University Hearing Officers. 

Melissa Emerson, the Associate Director for Conflict Resolution, works to develop strategies and programs related to conflict prevention, education, coaching, problem solving, mediation, and facilitation. She also coordinates the restorative justice program and oversees educational workshops offered by CRSCS. 

Mike Katz, Assistant Director for Student Conduct Services, is the primary hearing officer for alleged violations occurring off campus.  He coordinates and organizes the detox tent for home football games, as well as assists with first-year housing appeals. Mike is also part of the Back on TRAC program for students in need of treatment for substance abuse.

Lindy Cartrite, the “Bridge” Assistant Director for Student Conduct Services, investigates and adjudicates alleged misconduct which occurs both on and off campus.  She’s the primary hearing officer for alleged undergraduate academic misconduct cases and advises the All University Hearing Board (AUHB) which hears cases from the Greek community, student organizations, and club sports. 

Elaine Green, Assistant Director of CRSCS & Director of Academic Integrity through TILT (The Institute for Learning & Teaching), has primarily responsibility in overseeing our academic integrity program which deals with issues such as cheating, plagiarism, and academic dishonesty.

Samantha Sickbert, Graduate Assistant, has a position which includes duties in both Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct.  This position assists with facilitating educational workshops, the restorative justice program, and other conflict resolution projects.  She is also trained to conduct discipline cases. 

Our office hopes to partner with parents and families in order to do our work more effectively.  Please visit the CRSCS website or contact our office by phone at 970-491-7165 if you have any questions regarding the services or resources we provide.  Encourage students to request an appointment on website if they are interested in setting up a meeting. We recognize that as parents, the support you provide your student is critical in much of the work we do and we are pleased to partner with you.

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Staying Healthy on Campus: Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation Center

By Brittany Heiring White, Communications Manager, Campus Recreation

It seems easy to stay fit in a state like Colorado, where there is an abundance of sports and activities and the general community attitude is one of health and wellness.  But what do students do in the winter months to stay active if hitting the slopes isn’t their forte? How can they relieve stress and keep mentally sound during hectic times like exams? Luckily there are plenty of options available through the Campus Recreation department.

The department of Campus Recreation has seven program areas including Intramural Sports, Fitness, Outdoor Program, Sport Clubs, Aquatics, the Challenge Course, and most visibly, the Student Recreation Center (SRC).  Students who enroll full-time (6 credits or more) automatically receive a membership through their student activity fees. 

For students needing an avenue for healthy stress relief during exams, yoga is a fantastic option! Beginner level yoga classes are free for members, and the more advanced classes are offered through the Mind/Body Pass, which can be purchased for the semester, or on a day-to-day basis.  Parents and families can purchase these passes for their students, and are a popular gift.

Group Fitness classes are offered every single day, and are included with an SRC membership.  Classes range from Cardio Step to Zumba.  The Fitness program also includes cycling classes, water aerobics, dance and martial arts classes, a personal trainer program, and personal training fitness camps, all for affordable costs and led by certified instructors. 

Campus Recreation offers extensive Massage Therapy services by certified massage therapists.  Massage styles range from Swedish massage and Shiatsu/Acupressure to Reflexology, all offering a different relaxation experience.  Massages are very popular during exam time, and make a fantastic gift.  Prices are $27 for a 30-minute massage, $45 for a 60-minute massage, and $65 for a 90-minute massage (and they don’t have to leave campus!).

Another popular option for students is the Aquatics program.  With 4 lap lanes, a volleyball and basketball area, climbing wall, and the ever-popular current channel (aka a lazy river) there are a variety of pool activities to choose from.  The facility also offers a 40-person spa, steam room, or sauna, all open to students wanting to relax and rejuvenate. 

Does your student want to try something new? The Outdoor Program plans several exciting trips and classes throughout the year.  Introductory classes for rock climbing, backcountry camping, snowshoeing, and more are offered to students for affordable prices that include all necessary equipment, transportation, and meals.  Larger trips, like a backpacking trip to the Rainbow Bridge in Utah, are also offered and provide a great way for students to meet new people while going on new adventures.  These trips range in cost depending on the destination, and include all transportation, food, equipment, guides, and permits. 

For more information on all these programs and offerings, or to purchase a massage, Outdoor Program class or trip, or a fitness pass for your student, please call our Service Center at (970) 491-6359, or visit the Campus Recreation website.

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What's Happening at CSU

Below is a list of the diverse involvement opportunities available at Colorado State University this month. When your student says "there's nothing to do here," you'll be ready to suggest some really interesting and fun events! To visit the entire calendar, or events by topic, visit the University Events Calendar. For additional parent and family dates, you'll find the most up-to-date information on our Parent and Family website.

 

November 1, 2013

Climate Change and Drinking Water Quality in the Colorado Rockies Seminar, 11:00 AM @ Natural and Environmental Sciences Building

 

Dr. Mike Venarsky, USGS Fort Collins Science Center  Seminar, 3:00 PM @ Wagar 133

 

First Friday Extended Hours, 6:00 PM @ University Art Museum

 

FAC Costume Party & Halloween Potluck, 6:00 PM @ International House

 

November 2, 2013

Fall Clean Up, 9:00 AM @ Lory Student Center

 

Breeders’ Cup Party & Silent Auction, 1:00 PM @ CB & Potts

 

60th Annual Word Unity Fair, 3:00 PM @ University Center for the Arts

 

Football vs. Boise State, 6:00 PM at Hughes Stadium

 

November 3, 2013

Tri Delta’s Pancake Breakfast Benefiting St. Jude, 8:00 AM @ Tri Delta House

 

Professional Guest Series: John Patrick Shanley, 7:30 PM @ University Theatre

 

November 4, 2013

Molecular Intermediates of Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's Disease, 10:00 AM at Molecular & Radiological Biosciences 312

 

Presentation & Speaking Skills, 4:00 PM @ TILT

 

Virtuoso Series Concert Featuring Duo Francois: CSU Faculty Ron Francois, Violin and Silvana Santinelli, Piano, 7:30 PM @ Organ Recital Hall

 

November 5, 2013

A Touch of Holiday Spirit, 11:00 AM @ Student Services 133

 

Restoring Lands Impacted by Energy Development in Colorado - CCC Seminar, 12:30 PM @ LSC 220

 

A Touch of Holiday Spirit, 4:00 PM @ Student Services 133

 

Biology Seminar - Dr. Shane Kanatous, 4:00 PM @ W118 Anatomy/Zoology

 

Presentation & Speaking Skills, 5:00 PM @ TILT

 

First Time Home Buyers Class, 6:00 PM @ LSC

 

School of Global Environmental Sustainability Antarctic Lecture Series, 7:00 PM @ Fort Collins Main Library

 

Uncanny Valley by John Gibson With Special Guests Oni Buchanan, Piano & Jon Woodward, Poet, 7:30 PM @ Organ Recital Hall

 

November 6, 2013

Gratitude Event, 10:00 AM @ Lory Student Center Plaza

 

A Touch of Holiday Spirit, 11:00 AM @ Student Services 133

 

FRS Seminar - Hailey Wilmer, Masters Student, 12:00 PM @ Forestry 127

 

Digital Technologies: Intellectual Properties with Commercial Value, 1:00 PM @ Morgan Library

 

A Touch of Holiday Spirit, 4:00 PM @ Student Services 133

 

Nicaragua: Surviving the Legacy of U.S. Policy, 4:00 PM @ Behavioral Sciences Building 103

 

How Intellectual Properties are Developed in the Creative Process, 5:00 PM @ Aylesworth Hall

 

Gear Swap, 5:00 PM @ Warner College of Natural Resources

 

November 7, 2013

Conference Services Fall open House, 11:00 AM @ Durrell Center

 

Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:00 PM @ MRB 312

 

Presentation & Speaking Skills, 6:00 PM @ TILT

 

Intersectionality and Natural Disasters: An Evening of Film and Dialogue, 7:00 PM @ Behavioral Sciences Building 103

 

Carnero Quartet, 7:30 PM @ Organ Recital Hall

 

November 8, 2013

The River Feeds the Valley: How Resource Extraction Alters Cross-Ecosystem Resources Quantity and Quality, 11:00 AM @ NESB A302

 

United Women of Color Closing Concert: Elle Varner, 6:00 PM @ LSC Theatre

 

FAC: Fall Fruits, 6:00 PM @ International House

 

Patience by Gilbert and Sullivan, 7:30 PM @ University Center for the Arts

 

November 9, 2013

CSU Volleyball vs. Nevada, TBA @ Moby Arena

 

Football vs. Nevada, TBA @ Hughes Stadium

 

Veterans Day 5K, 9:00 AM @ The Oval

 

Patience by Gilbert and Sullivan, 7:30 PM @ University Center for the Arts

 

November 11, 2013

ISTeC Distinguished Lecture--Manish Parashar, 11:00 AM @ Morgan Library

 

Health Care Reform—Implications for Social Work Lecture, 12:00 PM @ Education 105

 

Mindfully Managing Stress, 4:00 PM @ TILT 221

 

Early Music Recital: “Transitions” With Chamber Ensembles, 7:30 PM @ Organ Recital Hall

 

November 12, 2013

University Art Museum Gallery Talk: "Arts of the North: Arctic & Pacific Northwest Coast Native Arts in Nature Inspired", 2:00 PM @ University Art Museum

 

First Time Home Buyers Class, 6:00 PM @ Lory Student Center

 

Jazz Combos Concert, 7:30 PM @ University Center for the Arts

 

Virtuoso Series Concert : Special Guests Jun Qian, Clarinet & Kae Hosoda-Ayer, Piano, 7:30 PM @ Organ Recital Hall

 

November 13, 2013

Learn to Cook Better: Holiday Side Dishes, 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM @ Gifford 114

 

GDPE Distinguished Resident Ecologist Kurt Fausch, 3:00 PM @ LSC Cherokee Park

 

November 14, 2013

Rep. Randy Fischer at CPC Meeting, 1:00 PM @ 119 Rockwell Hall

 

CSU Bookstore’s Annual Duct Tape Contest, 4:00 PM @ Bookstore

 

Killing the Baby Seal, 4:00 PM @ Rockwell Hall- West

 

Mindfully Managing Stress, 6:00 PM @ TILT

 

Avenir Museum Third Thursday Lecture: "A Brief History of Lace", 7:00 PM @ UCA Annex 136

 

Volleyball vs. New Mexico—White Out, 7:00 PM @ Moby Arena

 

Creative Writing Reading Series, 7:30 PM @ University Art Museum

 

November 15, 2013

Education Abroad Fair, 10:00 AM @ LSC North Ballroom & Cherokee Park

 

Public Health Info Session, 12:00 PM @ LSC 220

 

FAC by INTO, 6:00 PM @ International House

 

Volleyball vs. Air Force, 7:00 PM @ Moby Arena

 

Patience by Gilbert and Sullivan, 7:30 PM @ University Center for the Arts

 

Fall Dance Concert, 8:00 PM @ UCA Dance Theatre

 

November 16, 2013

Fall Dance Concert, 2:00 PM @ UCA Dance Theatre

Fall Dance Concert, 8:00 PM @ UCA Dance Theatre

 

November 17, 2013

Patience by Gilbert and Sullivan, 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM @ University Center for the Arts

 

November 18, 2013

Senior Scholars Speaker Series: Geof Givens, 3:00 PM @ Drake Hall

 

Overcoming Procrastination, 4:00 PM @ TILT

 

Earthquakes and Tectonics from 4-D Topography, 4:00 PM @ Warner 320

 

Luxurious Embellishment—A Brief History of Lace, 7:00 PM @ UCA Annex 136

 

Virtuoso Series Concert: Faculty Chamber Music, 7:30 PM@ Organ Recital Hall

 

November 19, 2013

Creating a Mule Deer Habitat Mitigation Tool for Energy Extraction Activities - CCC Seminar, 12:30 PM @ LSC 220

 

Overcoming Procrastination, 5:00 PM @ TILT

 

First Time Homebuyers Class, 6:00 PM @ LSC

 

Jazz Ensembles Concert: Big Band Latin Jazz, 7:30 PM @ University Center for the Arts

 

November 20, 2013

Optimizing Seed Mixtures And Seeding Rates For Restoration Of Surface Disturbances On Colorado Shortgrass Steppe, 12:00 PM @ Forestry 127

 

Voice Area Recital, 7:30 PM @ Organ Recital Hall

 

November 21, 2013

International Tea!, 3:30 PM @ Laurel Hall

 

Overcoming Procrastination, 6:00 PM @ TILT

 

CSU Sinfonia Concert: A Season of Fifths Continues, 7:30 PM @ University Center for the Arts

 

Musical-Theatre Mash-Up, 7:30 PM @ UCA Dance Theatre

 

November 22, 2013

OboeRAMa With Special Guest Nancy Ambrose King, 9:00 AM  University Center for the Arts

 

Environmental Flows: Challenges to Building a Better Interdisciplinary Science to Sustain Freshwater Ecosystems, 11:00 AM @ NESB A302

 

A Noninvasive Method to Sample Cougars - FWCB Seminar, 3:00 PM @ Wagar 133

 

FAC Thanksgiving, 6:00 PM @ International House

 

Musical-Theatre Mash-Up, 7:30 PM @ UCA Dance Theatre

 

November 23-30, 2013

Fall Break—No Classes

 

November 27, 2013

Volleyball vs. San Diego State, 7:30 PM @ Moby Arena

 

November 29, 2013

FAC Thanksgiving Leftovers, 6:00 PM @ International House

 

Volleyball vs. UNLV, 7:00 PM @ Moby Arena

 

Holiday Special! Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, 7:30 PM @ University Theatre

 

November 30, 2013

Football vs. Air Force, TBA @ Hughes Stadium

 

Holiday Special! Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, 7:30 PM @ University Theatre

 

Items of Interest

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If you missed our Housing Options After the First Year session during Homecoming and Family Weekend, or our RAMFAM Association Meeting, materials are available online!

 

If you are confused about accessing FAMweb on our new website, on the left side column, there is a "FAMweb tab" that when clicked brings you to the FAMweb information page. The "FAMweb Login" link to the right of the "Welcome" banner will bring you to the log in page.

 

Based on your feedback, we have created 3 new Facebook groups for parents and families so they may support and connect with one another.  Check them out and join!

 

The latest edition of the "Registrar's Recorder," a newsletter from the Registrar's Office, is now available.  Click here for information about undergraduate planned leave, repeat/delete policy change, new reporting requirements, mid-semester courses, and much more!

 

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Poll Results

Last month, we asked how your students prevents becoming overwhelmed and relieves stress.  Spending time in the Student Recreation Center was the most population answer, with 33% of you responding with this.  An additional 20% of you said your student spends time with friends to unwind.  Both are great, healthy options.  Check out this newsletter and our website for additional resources related to stress and wellness, and don’t forget to respond to our new poll!  Thanks for your feedback!

 

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