CAMPUS VIEW: BRIEFS

CAMPUS VIEW: BRIEFS

IT’S TIME TO GET YOUR GREEN ON, CSU!

ALL CSU ALUMNI, fans, and friends are encouraged to fly their colors and support the Rams by wearing green on Fridays. (Feel free to wear green every other day too!)

Get Your Green On is a campuswide initiative that includes athletics, external relations, alumni, and dozens of community partners charged with painting the town green – wherever you live – every Friday throughout the year.

CSU is working closely with the city of Fort Collins, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, Visit Fort Collins, Downtown Business Association, and others to spread the word. So, join the fall’s biggest fashion trend and Get Your Green On!

Get your gear here:

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RE-ENVISION CSU LOOKS TO THE FUTURE

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY President Tony Frank launched Re-Envision CSU in Fall 2015 to “lay a foundation that will support change and evolution, even disruption and revolution” as the University heads toward and beyond its milestone 150th birthday in 2020.

Re-Envision is designed to give everyone who has a stake in the future of Colorado State a chance to weigh in with their vision of what it can be and how it operates. The Re-Envision exercise is led by Faculty Council, Classified Personnel Council, Administrative Professional Council, and ASCSU student government – and over the past year, it has involved intensive discussions about how CSU handles everything from parking to economic engagement.

You still have time to share your best ideas about the future of CSU:

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REFRAME THE CONVERSATION

CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT has been in the national news this summer. But on the CSU campus, the Reframe campaign has been reaching every incoming student with important messages about consent and strategies to prevent interpersonal violence among students. The Women and Gender Advocacy Center’s Red Whistle Brigade, made up entirely of students, presents a fast-paced and informative workshop during every Ram Orientation session; at Convocation during Ram Welcome, President Tony Frank reiterates the message that the only one responsible for assault is the person who commits it.

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WITHERS TAKES HELM OF COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

THE NEW DEAN of Colorado State University’s College of Liberal Arts is an art historian with a track record of expanding and strengthening undergraduate programs, promoting multidisciplinary collaborations, fundraising, and supporting diversity and inclusion.

Benjamin Withers took the reins of the college this summer, succeeding Ann Gill, who retired after a 36-year career at CSU.

Withers came from the University of Kentucky, where he was associate provost for undergraduate education and dean of undergraduate studies.

“Dean Gill leaves a great legacy of leadership,” he said. “I’m honored to be able to help build on that foundation and to work alongside the dedicated faculty and staff who do so much for the students in the college and across campus.”

After graduating from Carleton College, Withers earned his master’s and doctorate in art history from the University of Chicago. He has chaired the Department of Art at UK and was assistant dean of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend.

“There’s a growing understanding that the values and skills fostered by the liberal arts are key to understanding and resolving issues we face today,” he said. “We see concrete evidence of that already in the college, and I’m excited about seeing this grow in the future.”

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WORDS RAMS LIVE BY: PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNITY

IN DECEMBER 2015, the CSU President’s Cabinet endorsed the Principles of Community, a framework for how the campus community engages with each other.

“They’re pretty common-sense ideas, values that we all, for the most part, already share,” explained Vice President for Diversity Mary Ontiveros. “The document sets out how we treat each other and how we expect to be treated every day.”

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNITY

The Principles of Community support the Colorado State University mission and vision of access, research, teaching, service, and engagement. A collaborative and vibrant community is a foundation for learning, critical inquiry, and discovery. Therefore, each member of the CSU community has a responsibility to uphold these principles when engaging with one another and acting on behalf of the University.

INCLUSION: We create and nurture inclusive environments and welcome, value, and affirm all members of our community, including their various identities, skills, ideas, talents, and contributions.

INTEGRITY: We are accountable for our actions and will act ethically and honestly in all our interactions.

RESPECT: We honor the inherent dignity of all people within an environment where we are committed to freedom of expression, critical discourse, and the advancement of knowledge.

SERVICE: We are responsible, individually and collectively, to give of our time, talents, and resources to promote the well-being of each other and the development of our local, regional, and global communities.

SOCIAL JUSTICE: We have the right to be treated and the responsibility to treat others with fairness and equity, the duty to challenge prejudice, and to uphold the laws, policies, and procedures that promote justice in all respects.

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PUTTING DREAMS WITHIN REACH

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY’S partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is all about access. Middle school and high school students have increased access to CSU during their time in BGCMD, and students who choose to attend CSU are eligible for an Access Center scholarship.

“It has made me think a lot about coming to CSU, because it means more opportunity to make the most of college,” said Areyana Proctor, 15, a sophomore at Noel Community Arts School, who joined 26 of her peers on an overnight trip to CSU in July.

Such trips add an experiential component to what students hear about the importance of higher education, said Laysa Shreves, site director of Noel Boys & Girls Club in Montebello.

“After these experiences, they have an idea of where they want to go – and they want it,” she said. “If they have an idea of where they want to go, we can work with them, we can get them there.”

NEW BELGIUM PORCH AT ON-CAMPUS STADIUM

TWO FORT COLLINS STALWARTS – Colorado State University and New Belgium Brewing Company – have announced that the iconic brewery is donating $4.3 million to CSU’s on-campus stadium project.

The agreement gives New Belgium naming rights to the north end zone hospitality area at the stadium, which will be called the New Belgium Porch.

The agreement builds on an already-robust relationship between CSU and New Belgium. In 2015, New Belgium co-founder and former CEO Kim Jordan announced a $1 million gift to update and renovate facilities used by CSU’s Fermentation Science and Technology program.

“We’re delighted to expand our partnership with New Belgium Brewing – and to honor the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit of our community by highlighting a tremendously successful, homegrown brand at the new stadium,” President Tony Frank said. “I’ve had the privilege to work closely with Kim Jordan and, more recently, with Christine Perich on a variety of occasions, and I never cease to be amazed at the passion and creativity they bring to any challenge. We’re proud of them as CSU alumni.”

“This is another great opportunity for us to collaborate with CSU and help support their athletics program,” said CEO Perich. “We have more than 70 CSU alumni working at New Belgium, so the connection is deep and meaningful for us.”

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