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LSC Gets a Fresh Look This Fall
This fall, the Lory Student Center opened with grand views of the mountains, a new food court, a central location that features all of the Student Diversity Programming and Services offices together, redesigned senate chambers for the Associated Students of CSU, and a Fermentation Sciences lab in the Ramskeller. With too many updates to mention, we encourage you to visit the new building, where you can marvel at its 21st-century update.
The Colorado State University System Board of Governors approved the revitalization of the lory Student Center in October 2011. Prior to the renovation, about 20,000 people passed through the halls of the student center daily, making it one of the busiest locations in Northern Colorado. The project renovated about 200,000 gross square feet of the existing student center – originally built in 1962 – and added approximately 40,000 gross square feet of new space.
Danforth Chapel Update in the Works
One of the most beloved buildings on the Colorado State University campus is getting a facelift.
Alumnus Joseph Phelps (B.S., Industrial/ Construction Management ’51) has donated $50,000 to create the John Quincy Phelps Memorial Garden at Danforth Chapel to honor his late brother, who died in a car accident in 1940 near the end of his freshman year at CSU.
The Danforth Chapel, designed by renowned architect James Hunter, was dedicated in 1954 and has been nominated for inclusion on the Register of Historic Places. The non- denominational gathering place has hosted thousands of weddings, memorial services and other events.
Phelps’ gift will be used to remove diseased trees and overgrown shrubs while adding flowering shrubs and annuals to create the feel of an English garden. The plaza area will also be upgraded to create easier access for disabled visitors.
There’s a new State-of-the-art big green bus on campus, but it’s not CAM’s slick new ride: It’s MAX, the City of Fort Collins’ bus rapid transit system. MAX cruises along the backbone of FoCo, traveling five miles north and south along Mason Street, with much of that distance in a dedicated lane. MAX stops at 12 stations across the city, including University Station on University Avenue and stations on Prospect Road and laurel Street.
The University closely partnered with Transfort, the city’s bus system, to bring MAX through campus, and also has expanded Transfort routes to serve our South and Foothills campuses. MAX will provide easy access to campus for employees and students, and also to our visitors and friends who attend games at Moby, commencement, concerts at the lagoon and other special events. MAX stops at each station frequently, and preboarding ticketing makes using the system easy. MAX is the first bus rapid transit system on the Front Range. It plays an important role in the city’s larger plan to revitalize the Mason Street corridor.