CSU hosts first-ever community bike-in movie

Heeey you guuuuys, "The Goonies" are coming to campus! At 8:30 p.m. this Wednesday, July 29, CSU is hosting a free community bike-in movie at the Laurel Village Pavilion on campus. A new event sponsored by RamTrax and CSU’s Conference & Event Services, this end-of-summer treat is an opportunity for the Fort Collins community to check out the campus. The movie will begin directly after the weekly lagoon concert featuring local band, Three Shots. The quartet will be performing their own style of rock-infused rhythm and blues. Catch the music starting at 6:30 p.m., then head across the street for a unique outdoor film-viewing experience. Gates open at 7 p.m. Getting to Campus In support of CSU’s alternative transportation initiative, community members are encouraged to commute by bike to the event. Don’t forget to pack a blanket; movie snacks will be provided.

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Fort Collins rolls out another summer of fun-filled events

Colorado State University at Colorado Brewers' FestivalSummertime is here, and Colorado State University faculty, staff and students can look forward to enjoying an eventful season to celebrate their hard work and dedication the past year. Get the calendars ready for marking because this summer Fort Collins is sure to have something for everyone. Here's a rundown of the lineup of events taking place just minutes from campus. Farmers’ Market May 16 marked the opening of the Larimer County Farmers’ Market, the oldest farmers’ market in Northern Colorado. Every Saturday, the city of Fort Collins hosts the market in Old Town, conveniently located on Oak Street. The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon and will continue until Oct. 24. Keep your summer fresh with locally grown and produced goods! Lagoon Concert Series The Lagoon Concert Series is an annual event hosted every summer by Colorado State University, dedicated to providing a venue for local bands and local sponsors to come together for an evening unique for the Fort Collins community. The series runs for eight weeks and features an eclectic collection of artists, ranging from folk to classic rock and everything in between. The Series kicked off June 17 and features new artists every Wednesday. Entertainment typically begins at 6:30 p.m. New this year is the addition of Little Kids Rock as opening act each week starting at 6:15 p.m. Little Kids Rock is a group of modern band performers from schools across the Poudre School District.

26th Annual Colorado Brewers’ FestivalLagoon Concert at Colorado State University The Colorado Brewers’ Festival is the largest outdoor brewing festival in the state, drawing more than 20,000 people to downtown Fort Collins. This year’s festival will be held June 27-28. First Friday Gallery Walks The gallery walks are held on the first Friday of every month from 6-9 p.m. Nearly 20 local art galleries throughout Fort Collins open their doors to self-guided walking tours, featuring new exhibits from an array of artistic styles. Noontime Notes Concert Series Looking for some afternoon entertainment? In this newly introduced mini-series, an eclectic line up of musicians will be performing in the Oak Street Plaza between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Bring the kids, grab some ice cream and enjoy the music!
  • Complete list of dates and musicians.
Lagoon Concert at Colorado State University 4th of July Community Celebration In town for Independence Day? Then be sure to check out the City of Fort Collins 4th of July Community Celebration. The festivities include the Firecracker 5K, golf tournaments, and a  parade, among many other fun-filled events. The event concludes with fireworks  at City Park. Community Bike-in Movie Nite New this year, CSU is hosting a bike-in movie at the new Laurel Village Pavilion at 8 p.m., immediately following the lagoon concert. Stay tuned for more details! Community Open House and Ice Cream Social All campus and Fort Collins community members are welcome to attend CSU's third annual Community Open House and Ice Cream Social from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 12. Held just outside the Student Recreation Center at the corner of Meridian Avenue and Plum Street, friends and families can enjoy free ice cream, fun activities, and performances by Slow Caves and Post Paradise. Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest is a free, three-day community music festival showcasing more than 70 Colorado bands, eight stages of continuous entertainment and more than 250 specialty and art booths. Now in its 11th year, NewWestFest has become one of the most popular summer events in Fort Collins, with thousands of community members flocking the streets to enjoy the local talent and festivities. CSU will have several booths, fun activities for all ages, and free prizes at NewWestFest, so be sure to stop by and check us out Aug. 14-16!   Rams at the Rockies Colorado State University is taking over Coors Field at 6:10 p.m. Saturday, August 15, as the Rockies play the division rival San Diego Padres. Now in its ninth year, the annual Rams at the Rockies outing has become a true summer tradition for CSU alumni, families, faculty and staff, and fans throughout Colorado. USA Pro Challenge The beautiful Colorado Rockies serve as the home for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Colorado State UniversitColorado State University Rams Cycling Team member Phillip Mann competes in the Division I Men’s Criterium in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado at the 2008 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships hosted by Colorado State University, May 11, 2008. Mann won the men’s criterum for the second year in a row. The CSU Rams Cycling Team placed 3rd overall in the three-day championship.y partnered with the USA Pro Challenge in 2014 and continues its support this summer as the race makes its way through Fort Collins again. The university encourages Fort Collins residents and the cycling community to come out and support the nation’s best cyclists in their seven day trek through eight Colorado host cities. The event kicks off Aug. 17 in Steamboat Springs, with participants passing through Fort Collins on Saturday, Aug. 22, before making their way to the finale in Denver!
  • Detailed route map and schedule.
Peach Festival Set for Aug. 22 at Hughes Stadium, the 5th annual Peach Festival, hosted by CSU and presented by the Rotary clubs of Fort Collins, celebrates the height of the Colorado peach season with a run/walk, pancake breakfast, pie eating contest, and live entertainment.

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Seats still available for Community Lecture Series on Tuesday

[caption id="attachment_2562" align="alignright" width="300"]Lori_Peek_426 CSU's Lori Peek has worked with high school students in the Gulf Coast region, empowering them to help others following disasters.[/caption] Can children and youth lead the way to recovery following catastrophic disasters? Programs put in place with the help of Colorado State University sociologist Lori Peek suggest that not only are youth more than willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work following disasters like Hurricane Katrina and the BP/ Deepwater Horizon oil spill, they can make a substantial impact in the recovery process. Peek, an associate professor in CSU’s Department of Sociology, will discuss her findings during the third installment of the President’s Community Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Lory Student Center Theater. Peek’s lecture is titled “Katrina to Colorado: How Children of Disaster Change Lives.” Series is gift to Fort Collins “Lori Peek is a highly respected sociologist, and this is an opportunity for the Fort Collins community to hear about her research and insights into the science of disaster recovery,” said CSU President Tony Frank. “This lecture series is an intimate opportunity for people here in CSU’s hometown to learn about some of the most important issues of our day directly from our researchers doing life-altering work both here and around the world.” The public is invited to the lecture series, which began earlier this year as a gift from the university to Fort Collins to celebrate the city’s 150th birthday. Previous speakers were University Distinguished Professors Dr. Stephen Withrow, veterinarian and founder of the Flint Animal Cancer Center, and Dr. Diana Wall, a renowned soil ecologist and director of the School for Global Environmental Sustainability. Children adapt, respond “The children and youth of the Gulf Coast region have been exposed to more disasters over the past decade than any other group of young people in the United States,” said Peek. “In many ways, they have become experts at absorbing and adapting to the consequences of these extreme events.” While the number of disasters they have endured has created many difficulties in their lives, Peek is quick to note that young people in disaster-affected communities “are not helpless. They are eager to assist other children and youth who have experienced disaster losses in other communities.” Extensive post-disaster research In addition to her work in the Gulf Coast region, Peek did significant research in post-9/11 New York and in Joplin, Mo., following a 2011 tornado. She recently led up the first-ever statewide assessment of child care centers in Colorado and their plans for disaster preparedness. She has published widely on vulnerable populations in disaster and is author of Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans after 9/11, co-author of Children of Katrina, and co-editor of Displaced: Life in the Katrina Diaspora. Peek helped initiate the SHOREline Project, a partnership between CSU’s Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis, Columbia’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness, and the Children’s Health Fund, at six high schools in the Gulf Coast region. Students developed projects and performed community service in areas ravaged in recent years by the BP spill and Katrina. The “SHORE” in “SHOREline” stands for Skills, Hope, Opportunity, Recovery and Engagement. Peek is also the co-founder of another recovery and empowerment project called “Youth Creating Disaster Recovery.” Lecture free; tickets required Peek’s lecture will focus on some of her findings from various studies of children and youth in communities affected by disaster. She also will describe the SHOREline Project and her hopes to establish similar programs in Colorado high schools. The lecture and reception following are free and open to the public, but attendees must reserve tickets.

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