CSU in the News

The success and expertise of Colorado State University, its programs and its people are highlighted in hundreds of newspaper, magazine, television, radio and electronic media stories each month by local, regional, national and international news organizations. Following is a sample of news stories from the past few days.

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  • Sep 9

    Several Colorado universities land a spot on Best Colleges ranking

    Denver Business Journal (9/9/2914)

    Colorado State University (CSU) came in at No. 58 on the Public Schools list and landed a No. 121 spot on the national rankings list of all schools.

  • Apr 30

    Brutus the Rottweiler Becomes Second Dog to Walk on Four Prosthetic Limbs

    NBC News (4/30/2015)

    The breeder attempted an at-home amputation on the Rottweiler, but left Brutus even more brutalized, according to a statement last week from Colorado State University's James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, where the dog underwent surgery to mitigate the damage.

  • Apr 20

    ‘Uncharismatic’ endangered species and the fight for funding equality

    Toronto Star, Canada (4/20/2015)

    But in the murky world of species conservation, there is massive inequality in investment, says George Wittemyer, an assistant professor at Colorado State University and chair of Save the Elephants.

  • Apr 20

    Climate study foresees fewer year-round streams

    Aspen Times (4/20/2015)

    “Modeled intermittency risk for small streams in the Upper Colorado River Basin under climate change,” written by Lindsay V. Reynolds, Patrick B. Shafroth, and LeRoy Poff of Colorado State University and the United States Geological Survey, analyzed data from 115 stream gauges across western Colorado and eastern Utah, with a handful of sites in Wyoming and New Mexico.

  • Apr 20

    Wild Animal Sanctuary trying to rescue Guero, a lion in Mexico with a broken neck

    Channel 7 News (4/20/2015)

    "Once he is in Denver, the Sanctuary will work with specialists at Colorado State University's Teaching Hospital where Güero will be evaluated and undergo intricate surgery to repair his injured neck," Craig said.

  • Apr 19

    Colorado State University alums break s'mores-making world record

    Denver Post (4/19/2015)

    Three Colorado State University graduates who founded a business based on chocolate-chip-stuffed marshmallows can add another success to their tally: a world record.

  • Apr 19

    Colorado State University hosts Earth Week events

    Collegian (4/19/2015)

    Colorado State University is hosting this year’s Earth Week in celebration of becoming the first STARS platinum rated university in the world.

  • Apr 18

    Gun bill brouhaha revives memories of failed 1993 House vote

    Denver Post (4/18/2015)

    The 1993 incident was forwarded to me by John Straayer, political science professor at Colorado State University, who wrote about it in his book The Colorado General Assembly.

  • Apr 18

    Joseph Phelps, Greeley construction company namesake, dies at 87

    Greeley Tribune (4/18/2015)

    Phelps grew up in the industry, learning from his father, Hensel Phelps. After graduating from Colorado State University in 1951 and serving in the Korean conflict, Phelps returned to Greeley to work for his father in 1954.

  • Apr 18

    National Western Center funding bill moves forward

    Fence Post (4/18/2015)

    National Western Stock Show officials and Denver city leaders are in the early stages of a facility makeover that would enlarge the home of the annual show, open it to year-round events and create an equine health center there in conjunction with Colorado State University, the journal said.

  • Apr 18

    Teaching the science behind agriculture

    Sterling Journal-Advocate (4/18/2015)

    Colorado State University Extension agents and specialists recognized this concerning trend and created a program called AgFest in 2010.

  • Apr 17

    Cam the CSU Ram fathers 5 lambs; only 1 male will be chosen to continue pop's legacy

    Channel 7 News (4/17/2015)

    There are some new additions to the Colorado State University family. An October "love" tryst between CSU's mascot, Cam 24, and two ewes from Durango, has produced Cam: Generation next!

  • Apr 17

    Debt puts higher ed in the red

    BizWest (4/17/2015)

    The borrowing costs at the University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado State University and Colorado School of Mines are being paid largely by student tuition and fees, which also have more than doubled.

  • Apr 17

    Soapbox: We can make CSU, city the best they can be

    Coloradoan (4/17/2015)

    Great thought and deliberation went into my decision to accept the position as director of athletics at Colorado State University.

  • Apr 17

    Start your strawberries now, but not tomatoes

    Coloradoan (4/17/2015)

    The author has received training through Colorado State University Extension's Master Gardener program and is a Master Gardener volunteer for Larimer County.

  • Apr 16

    CSU preps for $70M biology building

    Coloradoan (4/16/2015)

    "It's kind of a gateway into the pedestrian campus," said Fred Haberecht, assistant director of landscape and planning at CSU. "It will be the first thing you see after you cross the (railroad) tracks. What had been the backyard of the university is now going to be front and center."

  • Apr 16

    Fort Collins man plans move from KOA to White House

    Coloradoan (4/16/2015)

    "Even someone who is wealthy and relatively well organized, like Ross Perot, all he was able to do is help get (Bill) Clinton elected," Straayer said, referring to the independent presidential candidate of 1992. "If you're running as a hobby or on a lark, that's one thing. But if you're running seriously? Not a chance."

  • Apr 16

    Grocery shopping goes green with ASCSU for earth week

    Collegian (4/16/2015)

    "I think the students are on board with it," said Sam Block, director of environmental affairs at Associated Students of Colorado State University. "We want them to see that just doing little things can make a difference in the long run."

  • Apr 15

    CSU report suggests Front Range could become 'the Silicon Valley of agriculture'

    Colorado Springs Independent (4/15/2015)

    Boulder and Denver have become hubs for tech start-ups, and the northern Colorado region is dotted with widely respected scientific research institutions. But a new report from Colorado State University takes the idea a bit further, with an agrarian twist.

  • Apr 15

    Joe Parker, CSU's new director of athletics, takes over

    Colorado Public Radio (4/15/2015)

    Parker will take over as athletics director at a time when there are major questions facing college sports, such as whether athletes should be paid and the health issues linked to concussions in some sports. He comes to Colorado from Texas Tech University, where he was the deputy athletics director.

  • Apr 15

    Lawmakers mull $250M Colorado State-National Western deal

    Aurora Sentinel (4/15/2015)

    A $250 million plan to put Colorado State University buildings at the National Western Stock Show site in Denver has cleared its first test.

  • Apr 15

    State may help pay for $856M stock show redevelopment

    Channel 9 News (4/15/2015)

    The bill would allow Colorado State University to sign 20-year lease-purchase agreements, up to $250 million, to help pay for the construction of buildings the university would use at the center.

  • Apr 14

    Cam the Ram has adorable lambs

    Coloradoan (4/14/2015)

    Colorado State University's fearsome mascot was bred with two ewes from Durango.

  • Apr 14

    Colorado taxpayers can see where their dollars go with new online tool

    Denver Business Journal (4/14/2015)

    "The tool works by using the demographic and behavioral info that's requested to essentially calculate an estimate of the sales tax, income tax and gas tax that person would pay, and then it's taking those and allocating them to the functional areas of the budget," said Phyllis Resnick of the Colorado Futures Center, one of the data experts who created the tool.

  • Apr 14

    CSU professor Temple Grandin speaks on autism and different ways of thinking

    Collegian (4/14/2015)

    Grandin, a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University, is considered one of the most successful people with autism in the world.

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