[caption id="attachment_4039" align="alignright" width="193"] 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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President Tony Frank on Monday formally started an evaluation process related to Colorado State’s ongoing stadium discussion.
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. 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.
As a condition of participating in federal student aid programs, Colorado State University is required to inform all enrolled students of the availability of certain consumer information you may find helpful.
Be 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.
Temple Grandin and Gary Smith are both CSU animal sciences professors and respected national leaders in animal welfare and meat sciences. Now, they have both committed to help fund a new building and cutting-edge programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
The CSU Police Department releases campus crime statistics and important safety to the university community each fall. These campus crime statistics can be found online. This report contains:
- University Drug and Alcohol Policy
- 2014 Fire and Safety Update
- Crime statistics for the last three years (2011, 2012 and 2013)
- Campus safety information and resources