CSU in the News

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  • Apr 18

    Colorado colleges blaze the way

    Daily Evergreen (4/18/2014)

    Despite state-level legalization, federally funded colleges in Washington and Colorado remain adamant about keeping marijuana off their campuses. Title 21 of the United States Code, otherwise known as the Controlled Substances Act, outlaws marijuana use across the country, including land-grant institutions like WSU and other universities. “It’s kind of an interesting situation,” said Mackenzie Whitesell, the director of health for the Associated Students of Colorado State University. “Even though it’s legal here in the state, because it’s illegal at the federal level, it’s not allowed on campus.”

  • Apr 18

    CSU celebrates Powerhouse Energy Campus grand opening

    Coloradoan (4/18/2014)

    It's called the "grand social experiment." Colorado State University's Powerhouse Energy Campus in north Fort Collins celebrated its grand-opening Thursday with an event that drew hundreds of community members, academics, energy experts and Gov. John Hickenlooper.

  • Apr 18

    Low-cost street weed gives legal vendors heartburn

    Northern Colorado Business Report (4/18/2014)

    Phyllis Resnick, lead economist for Colorado State University’s Colorado Futures Center, recalled stories of stores running out of marijuana when they first opened. Lower supplies can push prices higher. If more shops open, she said, competition will increase and prices will decline. But economists need more time to research marijuana markets before they can fully grasp price shifts.

  • Apr 18

    Students get ethics lesson; firms get awards

    Northern Colorado Business Report (4/18/2014)

    Students at universities in Northern Colorado and Wyoming are sizing up local businesses to determine just how ethical they really are. The hands-on ethics education for students at the College of Business at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and the University of Wyoming College of Business in Laramie is part of the Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics program, which recognizes companies for their exemplary ethics.

  • Apr 17

    Davis dies, will provides for ranch use by UW, CSU

    Associated Press (4/17/2014)

    The will of a wealthy Denver philanthropist who has died contains a large financial incentive for the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University to use a ranch for agricultural education rather than sell the property, the executor of her estate said Thursday. Amy Davis died Wednesday. She was 86.

  • Apr 17

    High dairy cow death losses cause for concern

    Western Producer (4/17/2014)

    It’s common that farmers don’t know why a cow died, and necropsies are seldom conducted. “It is tragic that people haven’t paid attention to this,” said Franklyn Garry of Colorado State University.

  • Apr 17

    Housing competition grows alongside CSU enrollment

    Coloradoan (4/17/2014)

    College students who haven't started looking for fall accommodations in Fort Collins may already face slim pickings. Rental industry experts in the city say already fierce housing competition will only intensify with Colorado State University's goal to grow its student population to 35,000 in coming years. For prospective Rams wrapping up transfer credits or attending senior prom, spring is also high time to worry about locking in a place to live come fall.

  • Apr 17

    O'Connor brings quiet swagger to CSU softball team

    Coloradoan (4/17/2014)

    Chelsea O'Connor deflects attention like she's fouling off a pitch she doesn't like. The softball star shifts uncomfortably when asked to talk about her success in her first season playing for CSU. She would prefer to credit the rest of her team.

  • Apr 17

    Seven CSU football games set for national TV

    Coloradoan (4/17/2014)

    CSU's Mountain West football opener at Boise State this fall will be televised nationally by ESPN2, and four of the Rams' other Saturday games also will be broadcast to a national audience, the conference announced Thursday.

  • Apr 16

    2 more toxic meatballs found near Gunbarrel park, but still no leads in dog poisonings

    Boulder Daily Camera (4/16/2014)

    In an effort to determine the poison, some of the meatballs are being tested this week at Colorado State University. A part of CSU's sample will be examined by a separate lab at Texas A&M University, CSU spokesman Jeff Dodge said. "We may have some preliminary results on Friday," Dodge said, adding that A&M's results likely won't be available until next week.

  • Apr 16

    Canyon Wind Cellars wins Colorado Governor's Cup

    Digital Journal (4/16/2014)

    <p>A total of 152 medals, including 13 Gold, 59 Silver and 80 Bronze medals, were awarded to entries after the two-day competition. All entries were tasted blind--that is judges only knew the type of wine and the vintage and not the producer or the price. Dr. Stephen Menke, Colorado State University professor and State Enologist, directed the competition.</p>

  • Apr 16

    CSU student present research, art at annual CURC event

    Collegian (4/16/2014)

    On April 15, 398 undergraduate students presented their research and creative work as a part of the annual Celebrating Undergraduate Research and Creativity (CURC) Showcase.

  • Apr 16

    CSU's Asian American and Pacific Islander Month features variety of events through April

    Bloomberg Business Week (4/16/2014)

    <p>Colorado State University will celebrate the Asian and Pacific American cultures with the 30th annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Month, formerly Asian Fest, April 13-27.</p>

  • Apr 16

    Digest: WeeCycle brews and blues, paleo lecture and more

    Denver Post (4/16/2014)

    If you were to hold a lecture about the virtues of the "paleo diet," a protein-driven repast also featuring plenty of unprocessed veggies, what more appropriate Mile High venue than The Fort, that Morrison outpost featuring more wild game than you can shake a Clovis-point spear at. The lecturer is Loren Cordain, author of "The Paleo Diet" and the generally acknowledged godfather of the movement. The event will be held April 26. Cordain will deliver a one-hour lecture at 6 p.m., followed by a Paleo meal courtesy of Fort exec chef Matt Crow, plus some not-so-Paleo wine options.

  • Apr 16

    Fort Collins to explore joint agreement with CSU on stadium costs

    Northern Colorado Business Report (4/16/2014)

    The city of Fort Collins will look into developing an agreement that outlines city and Colorado State University infrastructure costs related to the proposed new CSU stadium on campus.

  • Apr 16

    Jack Miller, the 9-Year-Old Inspiration for the Colorado State Rams Football Team, gets an Upper Deck Trading Card!

    Digital Journal (4/16/2014)

    Upper Deck is excited to announce the first trading card from a member of the charity will be of Jack Miller, a 9-year-old who has been battling brain tumors over the past six years. Jack has been "adopted" by the Colorado State Rams Football team and his 2014 Upper Deck "Star Rookie" cards will be available through the Friends of Jaclyn charity.

  • Apr 16

    Strict Obama administration ivory ban infuriates musicians

    The Daily Caller News Foundation (4/16/2014)

    Professional musicians are in an uproar over an Obama administration order that virtually bans the movement of ivory over the U.S. border, including that which is found in many musical instruments. Gary Moody, a music professor at Colorado State University, is part of a faculty chamber ensemble scheduled to perform at a wind instrument festival in Austria this summer, but he’s not sure he’ll be able to take his bassoon with him. Its bell ring, located at the top of the instrument, is made of ivory.

  • Apr 16

    Tests on meatballs after dogs poisoned

    San Francisco Chronicle (4/16/2014)

    Two meatballs suspected of being poisoned have been sent to a laboratory at Colorado State University for chemical testing and another will be tested for human DNA after as many as three dogs were suspected of being poisoned at a Gunbarrel park.

  • Apr 15

    AKC Canine Heath Foundation awards shelter-medicine grant to reduce dogs surrendered to shelters

    Houston Chronicle (4/15/2014)

    <p>According to Dr. Bernard Rollins, professor of philosophy at Colorado State University and a member of the Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Central Editorial Board, &ldquo;Dr. Wynne&rsquo;s research is a new and fresh approach to the issue of owner surrender. What is being proposed is that people will bond far more successfully with animals, and be loath to return them to shelters, if persons and their animals jointly participate collaboratively in some activity &ndash; in this case, a professionally directed exercise program.&rdquo;</p>

  • Apr 15

    Apply now for reduced-cost irrigation pumping plant assessments

    Journal-Advocate (4/15/2014)

    Colorado State University's Center for Agricultural Energy (CAE) is in its final year of accepting applications for reduced-cost irrigation pumping plant assessments for agricultural producers on the Front Range and Eastern Plains of Colorado.

  • Apr 15

    At Orlando hurricane conference, predictions for a quiet season, plus apologies

    Miami Herald (4/15/2014)

    <p>For some forecasters gathered for the National Hurricane Center&rsquo;s annual conference here this week, last season proved a painful reminder of just how tricky their jobs can be. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s hard to go all these years and then make your worst forecast after 30 years,&rdquo; climatologist William Gray, 84, the man who pioneered the science of pre-season predictions, told a packed room. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not very good progress.&rdquo;</p>

  • Apr 15

    CSU ecologists find national park tourists offer elk and antelope shelter from predators

    Bloomberg Business Week (4/15/2014)

    Prey animals, such as elk and pronghorn, are changing their behavior in close proximity to predictable human activity. A new paper published in PLOS ONE by ecologists at Colorado State University provides a novel investigation of the predator shelter hypothesis by exploring how benign and predictable human activity - such as designated recreation areas, parking lots, and roads - affects the feeding and alert behavior of prey species.

  • Apr 15

    CSU Powerhouse Energy Campus grand opening set for Thursday, April 17

    InnovatioNews (4/15/2014)

    The Powerhouse Energy Campus at Colorado State University, 430 N. College Ave. in downtown Fort Collins, will hold a grand opening ceremony on April 17.

  • Apr 15

    CSU students install wheelchair ramp, patio in community service project

    Bloomberg Business Week (4/15/2014)

    Colorado State University has produced a video (www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3ATleS1aUs&feature=youtu.be ) telling the story of one of three community projects being carried out this spring by students in CM Cares, a service-learning program in CSU's Department of Construction Management.

  • Apr 15

    Dog falls ill after poisoned meatballs found In park In Gunbarrel

    CBS4 News Denver (4/15/2014)

    <p>The Boulder Sheriff&rsquo;s Office has issued a warning for dog owners about poison meatballs found in a park in Gunbarrel. A team of Colorado State University researchers is trying to determine exactly what toxin the meatballs contain.</p>

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