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 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 ( 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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CSUPD releases annual campus crime statistics

CSUPD_shield_300The 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
The report informs the university community about important procedures, policies, crime prevention programs and campus crime statistics. A downloadable version of the report is available at A link to the report also is available, along with other campus health and safety information, at A paper copy of the full report is available upon request by contacting CSUPD. For more information, contact the CSU Police Department at 970-491-1160. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colorado State University, and on public property surrounding campus. In addition to the full report, a summary of the report is available as a pamphlet at the Colorado State University Police Department in Green Hall or the Lory Student Center Bookstore. This pamphlet provides crime statistics for 2013 and abbreviated campus safety information. This information is distributed in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The act requires colleges and universities to disclose information on security policies and timely, annual information about crime on and around campus. The CSU Police Department is also required to notify the university community about public information regarding registered sex offenders, as required by Megan's Law. A current listing of sex offenders is available at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation website at For more information about general health and safety on campus, visit

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