Couples who are expecting sought for CSU study

photo of coupleThe Emotional Attachment Lab at Colorado State University has announced its latest research project, "Love Now, Success Later," and is looking for participants to join the study. In the project, researchers will be examining the effectiveness of a workshop series that teaches mindfulness and emotional availability skills for expecting parents during the last trimester. The purpose of the research study is to see if an emotional availability and mindfulness intervention will improve couple functioning, individual well-being, and infant outcomes. All study participants will be compensated and entered in a drawing for self-care and baby-care gifts. Participation in the study is completely voluntary. Compensation is provided. To learn more about the project or check eligibility, email virginia.warren@colostate.edu. Check out the project website, lovenowsuccesslater.yolasite.com, and the Facebook page, facebook.com/emotionalattachment. The Emotional Attachment Lab is located in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Health and Human Sciences. This protocol has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at CSU (Protocol# 09-698H).

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Hundreds of high school students to visit campus

[caption id="attachment_4039" align="alignright" width="193"]photo of students at table About 1,400 high school journalists will be on campus Thursday for J Day.[/caption] More than 1,000 high school students will descend on the Colorado State University campus Thursday and Friday, and campus community members are being encouraged to be welcoming and assist any visitors who have questions or need directions. Journalism Day, being held in the Lory Student Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, is expected to attract about 1,400 young journalists from 59 middle schools and high schools around the state. And on Friday, Oct. 10, the CSU Office of Admissions is hosting about 1,300 prospective students and their families as part of Explore CSU, an opportunity for high school seniors to meet with representatives from the academic colleges, take a campus tour, experience lunch in one of CSU’s dining centers, and attend an information fair and reception. J Day, an event put on by the Colorado High School Press Association, was held at Mount Vista High School in Highlands Ranch last year due to the $50 million renovation that was under way at the Lory Student Center. “We are glad to be back, because it’s a nice draw to get these students on campus,” said Jack Kennedy, CHSPA executive director and an instructor in CSU’s Department of Journalism and Technical Communication. “It’s great for CSU, and everybody loves coming here.” He said the event features at least 45 speakers and 50 sessions, as well as about a dozen exhibitors. Revenue from the fees charged to exhibitors goes to student scholarships. More information about the event is available at http://col.st/DxcZv. During Explore CSU on Friday, prospective students and guests will be parking in the Moby Arena Lot starting at 7:45 a.m. The event begins in Moby Arena at 9 a.m. and concludes in the Lory Student Center at 4:45 p.m. Campus community members will see an increased volume of visitors in the dining halls between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Academic sessions will be taking place in the Lory Student Center throughout the day.

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Comment on new parking models

Parking and Transportation Services will present to various groups across campus on potential models for parking on campus to accommodate infrastructure changes. “This is a vibrant time for Colorado State University, and our new efforts to improve campus buildings and make room for an expanded student, faculty and staff population, while maintaining a commitment to green space, calls for an evaluation of how the university will address the demand for parking and alternative transportation,” said David Bradford, director of Parking and Transportation Services. The university’s commitment to maintaining current green areas on campus means that new construction often occurs on existing parking lots. To help address the loss of parking space inventory, Parking and Transportation Services and the university have increased alternative transportation systems to better serve employees and students. In addition, Parking and Transportation Services is exploring sustainable parking models for campus and seeking comment and input on options.parking_lot The following presentations have been scheduled:

  • Administrative Professional Counsel meeting, 8:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 13, in Lory Student Center Rooms 372-374. Open to all administrative professional staff.
  • Classified Personnel Counsel meeting, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14. in the Lory Student Center Grey Rock Room. Open to all Classified Personnel employees. Because of limited space, classified employees who wish to attend are required to RSVP here.
  • Campus open forum on university Master Plan and parking models, 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the Lory Student Center Cherokee Park Ballroom.
  • Campus open forum on university Master Plan and parking models, 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 in Lory Student Center Cherokee Park Ballroom.
 

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Join in the fun at the homecoming parade

Homecoming at Colorado State UniversityBe part of the biggest homecoming party in a century – join the parade! Entry applications for the Oct. 17 CSU Homecoming Parade are due by Oct. 9. CSU/education entries (K-12 and CSU students/organizations) are $100, while business/nonprofit/community group/other entries are $225. 100 years This year’s parade will celebrate “100 years of Homecoming.” Parade entrants must incorporate one or more of the following themes:

  • A moment of achievement in CSU's history.
  • A throwback to an old CSU homecoming tradition (pajama parade, torchlight parade, royalty, “kangaroo court,” etc.
  • An interpretation of the future of homecoming. What will it look like in 50 or 100 years?
  • A celebration of CSU and Ram spirit.
Rules, registration info Guidelines for participants are available online. Entries can be submitted online, via e-mail (csuevents@colostate.edu) or mail at Homecoming Parade, CSU Events & Donor Relations, 7140 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-7140. For information, contact the Office of CSU Events & Donor Relations at (970) 491-5171.

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Volunteers sought for weight-loss study

[caption id="attachment_3427" align="alignright" width="300"]Curcumin root and turmeric powder Curcumin root and turmeric powder[/caption] A CSU researcher is seeking volunteers to participate in a study on a dietary supplement that may promote weight loss and improve control of blood sugar. In the study, being conducted by the Human Performance Clinical/Research Laboratory in the Department of Health and Exercise Science, participants will be given only natural ingredients: curcumin and alpha-lipoic acid. Volunteers should be 18-65 years old, weigh more than they desire, and/or have a fasting blood sugar (glucose) concentration greater than 100 mg/dL. Volunteers should not currently be using medications for weight loss or blood sugar control. Participants will receive financial compensation for time spent in the laboratory. They will be asked to exercise, undergo measures of metabolic rate (how many calories are burned) and blood sugar control, provide blood and muscle samples, and eat the small dietary supplement (capsules) daily for 12 weeks. The investigators in the study are Christopher Bell, a CSU associate professor of health and exercise science, and Sreejayan Nair, an associate professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wyoming, where the collected tissue samples will be tested at the cellular level. The two-year study, which is funded by a National Institutes of Health program called IDeA Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence, ends next summer. The Department of Health and Exercise Science is in CSU's College of Health and Human Sciences. For more information, contact the lab at 970-491-3495 or physiology@cahs.colostate.edu. This protocol has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at CSU (Protocol# 13-4282H).

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