The College Band Directors National Association’s 2015 National Collegiate Marching and Athletic Bands Symposium will be held at Colorado State University next week. Hosted by CSU Director of Bands Rebecca Phillips and Associate Director of Bands Richard Frey, the conference is scheduled for May 28-30 at the University Center for the Arts, with special activities held regionally. The College Band Directors National Association’s (CBDNA) Athletic Band Symposium is an annual gathering of the nation's collegiate athletic band directors for the purpose of sharing insights and information about the range of issues faced by directors and ensembles in the genre. The range of topics includes ideas related to performance, music and show design; travel and itinerary concerns; history and legacy; and marching band/pep band season logistics. “The most notable collegiate directors in the nation will get to see one of the top universities in the Mountain West Conference, and how we’re contributing to the collegiate athletic band experience,” said Phillips. “The wealth of collaboration and creative ideas from the nation’s top athletic band directors at this annual conference is phenomenal!” Social gatherings In addition to the formal presentations, the conference includes social opportunities where, historically, many of the same topics are discussed in smaller settings. “What makes this conference so special is that there is a genuine desire to share ideas and knowledge,” Frey said. “I know that every year I bring unique ideas back to our program here at CSU.” In order to host the conference, proposals from interested universities are submitted and examined during the conference, and upcoming locations are announced by the end of the week. The 2016 conference will be held at the University of Minnesota; the CBDNA Athletic Band Committee will select a host for the 2017 symposium. “We submitted a proposal that detailed our facilities, and what the conference would look like at CSU,” explained Frey. “This is the first time that a non-'Power 5' school is hosting the conference, and I'm excited to have so many great friends and colleagues coming from around the country to see our tremendous campus, and the Front Range!” Other activities In addition to presentations, workshops, and breakout sessions at the University Center for the Arts, conference activities for the nearly 200 athletic band directors include a golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Course, a reception at the Mayor of Old Town, a tour of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, and a banquet keynote given by Melyssa Mead, creative director at New Belgium Brewing Co. The ongoing growth of performing arts at Colorado State University continues to translate into exposure of the campus and community to new audiences. The CSU Marching Band will host the Colorado Bandmasters State Marching Band Competitions at Hughes Stadium for the fourth time this year. The Colorado Bandmasters Association Concert Band Festival has been held annually at the UCA since 2009, and state, regional, and national choral, orchestral, theatrical, and dance organizations have all utilized the UCA since its opening in 2008. CBDNA attendees will definitely get a taste of everything the CSU Marching Band, campus, and region has to offer, and have been encouraged to extend their stay by a day or two. “The bonus is that 200 directors get to see the beautiful CSU campus, and experience the wonders of the Rocky Mountain region,” Phillips said.
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The minister of finance for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Ibrahim Al-Assaf, who earned his Ph.D. in economics from Colorado State University in 1982, received an honorary doctorate from CSU on May 15.
International Studies major will be immersed in Russian language and Central Asian culture in Kyrgyzstan.
By the time the 13 graduation ceremonies on May 15-16 are finished and the thousands of photos have been snapped, more than 4,000 Colorado State University students will have received their diplomas.
Colorado State University will confer degrees on more than 4,000 graduates at the spring 2015 commencement ceremonies May 15-16.
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Since Eddy Hall was constructed in 1963, it’s had a storied history. It was inundated with water during the flood of 1997, and historical documents say two entire academic departments were devastated. Despite such a history, the building has never undergone a major renovation during it 51-year lifespan, until now. A $12.5 million renovation of Eddy Hall began last May and is scheduled for completion this month. Eddy Hal currently houses the English and Philosophy departments, and will house Ethnic Studies when complete. “We are very excited at the prospect of a remodeled and revitalized Eddy Hall,” said Ann Gill, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. “Undergraduate students from every CSU college attend classes in Eddy, so there will be much to celebrate when this project is completed.” Grand entrance The renovated 69,457 square-foot building will include nearly 3,500 square feet of additional space when completed. The highlight will be a two-story glass-enclosed entrance on the building’s east side that will both enhance the building’s aesthetic appeal and alleviate crowding at the entrance that is common at Eddy. Other improvements include updated classrooms and faculty offices, wider hallways, new paint, new carpet and two additional new classrooms. The building will also include community gathering places called “Eddy’s Eddies.” Improvements inside and out The building’s exterior will be re-clad in stone to match the red sandstone theme on campus, and a landscaped plaza will be added off of the Academic Spine. This revitalization project prioritizes accessibility for students, faculty, staff and visitors with a disability, energy efficiency upgrades, while improving the overall building aesthetics. “The architecture of the addition is a further step towards a having a unified vocabulary of buildings on campus. The cladding of the north and south elevations of the building with ‘CSU’ red and buff sandstone and strategic use of glass curtain wall both increases the energy efficiency and further aligns this building with others on the Academic Spine,” said Fred Haberecht, assistant director of Facilities Management. New home for Ethnic Studies Ethnic Studies, currently located in Aylesworth, will be relocated to Eddy second floor (the former Communication Studies space) when the remodel is complete.