Campus Calendar

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Jun 282005
 
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July 4th – University Holiday. All offices will be closed and there will be no classes.

Thursday, June 30 2005

8:30 p.m.

Cafe Summer Theatre: Dreams From a Summer House

Friday, July 1 2005

8:30 p.m.

Cafe Summer Theatre: The Odd Couple (Female Version)

Saturday, July 2 2005

8:30 p.m.

Cafe Summer Theatre: Dreams From a Summer House

Wednesday, July 6 2005

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Lagoon Summer Concert Series: Second Wind

Catch the 2005 Lagoon Summer Concert Series this

summer on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The concerts are under the trees at the Lagoon on

the west lawn of Colorado State University's Lory

Student Center.

Bring a picnic, lawn chairs, blankets and blue-

suede shoes!

Admission is free. Call 482-7644 or visit the Web

at http://www.lagoonseries.com/summer_lineup/index.html

for more information.

Following are concerts this summer at the Lagoon.

– July 6: Second Wind, rock & roll

– July 13: The Tumbledowns, classic rock

– July 20: Rodney James and the Blue Flames, rock-a-billy

– July 27: The Indulgers, Celtic rock

– Aug. 3: Mark Sloniker and Friends, jazz

– Aug. 10: Kenny Cordova and The Olde Rock Band, oldies

4th of July / Fourth of July

Date: 07/04/2005

Location: City Park- Fireworks

Time: 6:30-10:30pm

Description:

The City of Fort Collins presents:

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT: City Park, 1599 City Park Drive, beginning at 6:30pm and lasts until the fireworks are done at 10:30pm

FIREWORKS: Begin at dusk and are shot over City Park Lake. The City of Fort Collins will cap off July 4th by providing music, food, and a spectacular fireworks show at City Park at 9:35 p.m. FREE and open to the public. Listen the the Fort Collins Wind Symphony as they usher in the fireworks!

For more information: Web address: http://www.fcgov.com/july4th

Free Transfort shuttle service will be available to and from the fireworks display from the Downtown Transit Center and CSU Moby Arena. Catch this from the daytime activities downtown, rides begin at 5:30pm.

The 4th of July activities are brought to you by the Downtown Business Association and our sponsors Budweiser, Dex Media, Dellenbach Motors, Clear Channel Communications and the Fort Collins Weekly. Thank you to them for helping us celebrate Independence Day. The City Park evening events and the fireworks are provided by the City of Fort Collins.

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Campus Blotter

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Jun 282005
 
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6/24

Traffic Citation for revoked license.

Driving Under the Influence at Corbett Lot

DUI on Prospect Road at Shields Street.

DUI from an accident on Bay Farm Road.

Assisted parents contacting supervisor of counselor who swore at their daughter at Newsom Hall.

Contacted several intoxicated folks – all Not Detox Criteria. Gave one woman ride home.

Pushed a stalled car out of traffic on Laurel Street.

Checked south and foothills campuses – all OK. Several drivers warned. Assisted with loud party on S. Whitcomb – Fort Collins Police Services broke it up.

Lost key

Custodian saw person putting electronic equipment in backpack at Engineering Building. Suspect left the area when the custodian went to call police.

Several Traffic Enforcement Education Program cites and warnings. Checked south and foothills campus – all OK.

Quiet shift.

6/25

TCs for suspended or denied licenses

DUI arrest at East Drive and Pitkin Street.

Directions given to lost bus driver, opened two apartments at University Village for residents, welfare checks of two intoxicated persons – both NDC.

Checked apartment at University Village for resident who found door open on return. No one inside.

Argument at Helmshire House resulted in two females being separated for the evening.

Couple arguing at East Street and Pitkin Road resulted in sober friend picking them up and taking them home.

2 Municipal traffic cites.

One warned for open container.

Assisted opening Clark C141 for a class, assisted with trespasser at Center for Disease Control – was gone when officers arrived to talk with the guards.

Checked South, Foothills and Centennial drives areas – all OK.

1 TEEP cite

911 hang up call at Corbett Hall – was a misdial.

Male hit with baseball at Intramural field refused assistance.

Warned three skaters at Lory Student Center for tricking.

Advised Animal Protection of dead cat on Laurel Street.

6/26

Accident at Plum and Shields streets resulted in one citation.

Male broke a light at the Recreation Center with a rock. Officers following up.

Domestic violence at International House – male to jail for false imprisonment and Domestic Violence.

Fire trouble alarms at Military Sciences – no problem found there.

Cal of male yelling at people at Ingersoll Hall – call was 45 minutes cold and he was not in the area on arrival.

Assisted Fort Collins Police Services with disturbance on W. Elizabeth.

Three panels of the skating rink at Recreation Center were damaged with rocks.

Harassment at Parmelee Hall – female warned to leave a staff member alone.

Call of possible car theft – car found during initial check of parking lot.

Several drivers warned at foothills campus, assisted Preview folks with presentations, found door at Ammons Hall open – checked and secured. Checked all lots and several buildings, all OK.

Intrusion Alarm at Ammons Hall room 17 – cause unknown.

Call of person driving away from motor pool with tires in back of his truck. Tires were his.

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Killings remain unsolved

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Jun 282005
 
Authors: Brian Park

While families, friends and the Colorado State University community mourns the loss of gun-shot victims Javad Marshall-Fields and Vivian Wolfe, no arrests have been made in connection to the homicides.

"We have not identified an individual suspect with this case," said Kathleen Walsh, spokeswoman for the Aurora Police Department. "From a police standpoint this case is still under investigation."

Walsh said no new information is available at this time and police are still seeking assistance from the public in regards to the killings.

The Denver Post has however reported that authorities are investigating whether Robert Keith Ray, a man accused of driving the getaway car in a homicide last year is involved in the killing of Marshall-Fields and Wolfe. Marshall-Fields was expected to testify as a witness against Ray this week in regards to last year's killing. The case against Ray is currently being postponed.

Marshall-Fields and Wolfe, engaged less than a month ago, were both pronounced dead after being shot numerous times in their car on Monday, June 20 in Aurora. The couple died in a local hospital near the intersection of South Dayton Street and East Idaho Place, where the shooting occurred.

"Our campus is deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of two of our students," said CSU President Larry Penley in a message sent out from the President's Office. Penley went on to describe the two as kind, hard-working and determined people who inspired those around them.

Both victims were recent CSU graduates, as Wolfe graduated in December 2004 with a degree in food science and human nutrition. Last month Marshall-Fields graduated with a degree in speech communication.

"Javad and Vivian meant a great deal to Colorado State University," President Penley wrote in an e-mail to the CSU community, "and they will be remembered with warmth, tenderness and sincere respect for what they gave to this institution and to the people with whom they lived, worked and studied."

A wake will be held Wednesday, June 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mount Gilead Baptist Church, 195 S. Monaco Parkway, in Denver.

On Thursday, June 30 an open casket viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. also at the Mount Gilead Baptist Church followed by a joint funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. After the service there will be a procession to Mount Olivet Cemetery, 12801 W. 44 St., in Golden.

Anyone with information is asked to call the lead case detective with the Aurora police at 303-739-6013 or CRIME Stoppers at 720-913-STOP.

 

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To The editor

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Jun 212005
 
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I just wanted to say that the new design is great. Every section is still on the same page(s), which ispropably the best feature about it. I was really gladto see a Collegian in the newsstand before heading outto class today–it seemed for the longest time that

CSU had forgotten about its summer students! One question, though: will the Collegian be printed every day, or during some other interval?

Thanks a ton, and keep up the good work.

–Josh Phillips

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To Whom It May Concern:

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Jun 212005
 
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To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing in regards to your new format of the Collegian. I am a senior here at CSU and grab a copy of the Collegian on my way to class every day. When I saw the new format of the paper in the first issue of the summer, I was very disappointed. The font and color of the title are not appealing at all. While I understand that the Collegian likes to have a certain amount of integrity, I would like to remind you that it is a college newspaper read mostly by college students. The front reminded me more of a very blah front page of The New York Times. Bring back the color and fun font! Also, the second page where campus blotter, news of the wierd, calendar, and weather are is also very boring and unattractive. I don't know what exactly you are trying to achieve by changing the format of the paper, but if the choice is between the current format and the old one– then go back to the old one. This new format does not grab attention and just frustrates your faithful student readers.

Sincerely,

Kristin Hailpern

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Penley addresses CSU community after double homicide

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Jun 212005
 
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Dear Colleagues

Our campus community is deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of two of our students earlier this week: Javad Marshall-Fields, who graduated in May with a degree in speech communications, and Vivian Wolfe, a senior in food science and human nutrition. Both had participated in our Key Academic Community, and Javad was a member of the first Key Plus class and the President’s Leadership Program. He also was one of the first CSU students to receive a Community Civility Award from the City of Fort Collins for his volunteer efforts in support of his neighbors.

I was not close to Vivian and Javad, as I know so many on our campus were, but this morning I’ve learned a great deal about the kind of people they were and the mark they made on this institution. I’ve been told how hard they worked to overcome any challenges in their lives, and how warmly they embraced the people around them. Both placed great importance on the opportunity they had to earn an education at CSU – and they strived to take advantage of all the University had to offer. Many were inspired by their vitality and determination to make a difference in the community and in the lives of others. One staff member described them as ambitious – not in their pursuit of personal gain, but in their commitment to make themselves and others proud of their lives and achievements.

Javad and Vivian meant a great deal to Colorado State University, and they will be remembered with warmth, tenderness and sincere respect for what they gave to this institution and to the people with whom they lived, worked and studied.

We do not yet have information about what types of memorial services may be planned, but I have asked that the Colorado State University flags be lowered to half-staff in their honor. I also know that many of you who were close to Vivian and Javad are away from campus this summer, but please know that our Counseling Center is available to offer support even if you are out of town. Just call the center at (970) 491-6053 and they will assist you.

As soon as we have information, we will let you know how best to communicate your thoughts and prayers to Javad and Vivian’s families. They are certainly in our hearts at this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Larry Edward Penley

President

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Division of Health

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Jun 212005
 
Authors: Jennae Mendoza

Strolling into the Rec Center, you may spot the occasional neckless being sporting a sliced-sleeved beer adorned tank top fiercely fixated on the vein-popping, clenched image in the mirror. Scrawny panting figures in the distance roll like mice on a wheel and the rare blurry spec upstairs on the track lane is so speedy he has to honk, "On your left!" before trampling the common-paced. You may know the few who inhale energy shakes, then retreat to their cellar of creatine, the few who read the label for croutons and the few who won't eat in public.

There is also the few who bypass the gym all together. They call RamRide to pick them up from McDonald's when it closes, only to be carted to Taco Bell. They'd rather beer-bong gravy than liquor and for food-the best is what's quicker. There's a slight problem with these people. Yet, in the midst of these animal-house years, these extremists with such contrasting life styles will only end up in a parallel attack of the heart when the party's all over.

Of course, your body is young and invincible. A swift roll through the drive-thru won't destroy that manly frame, and you can swig down beer every night and still have a six-pack. People hoot for you when you play sports and whenever you drink Hypnotic girls flock to you and pour it on their bodies like a music video. Yes, life may be great now; you may even be one of the few at the gym that pump weights until you faint. The point is, no matter how hot you are now, or how intense your workouts are now, if you don't regulate what works into your body and what you work out, your health depreciates.

I admit, there once was a time when I was so lazy I would crawl up my stairs and lifelessly lie at the top to regain my strength. It took too long to cook microwave food and sun-tan rotating was stressful. Then a couple years later right after night meets morning I woke up in the fitness capital of the world to peek out the window spotting a cluster of track-racers pattering around in the parking lot hauling tires over their shoulders. I glanced back at my empty pizza boxes-then parted them aside. I had an epiphany that morning. I really am no different than those tire-hauling ants-we are all in our prime and might as well make the best of it. Ever since then I took eye to my nation's health. I became more aware how those who avoided the gym stuck together and those who loved the gym stuck together. I'd ratio out the number of skinny-extra larges in airports. I became conscious of the shouting diet books when I'd trot into Barns and Nobles and the loud messages from the media with their impractical body icons. We are an image-obsessed culture forcing a dynamic split into the surrendering of our Western ideology. Whether snatching a 770 calorie quarter pounder with cheese or burning 770 calories on the treadmill a day, we maintain to decline any direction into society's balance of health.

Fortunately, Fort Collins is far from the fried state of Texas and has been notorious for fitness. Since we are paying for the rec center anyway, and most of you freshman are like 8 feet away, we might as well use it. About 3 hours of action a week (gym action) will amplify your metabolism, endorphins and self-appeal. If you are overwhelmed with all the fast-food joints, there are places like Yum Yum's on Elizabeth, Sushi by Kevin on College, Nate's Seafood, Olive Garden to dine and Whole Foods and Wild Oats to shop at-and let me remind you, it's not so much where you eat at but what you eat. Almost every menu will have something that wasn't plunged in a sea of grease. I'm obviously telling you what you already know; this is nothing new. Yet, humans were made to roam the earth, and spear off some meat and graze on some leaves every now and then. Not to be concentration-camp looking thin or to be mistaken for moving vans. It is obvious times have changed when you the only exercise you get is from the mere push of the pedal through the drive-thru. If anything, you are all at the hottest point of your life that serves its biological purpose of attracting a mate. Most importantly though, you need to attract you to yourself. I am not some mountain-climbing, herbal beard-loving wise fitness master. I'm not all concerned about my weight-I am not a slave to the gym or to food labels. I have just seen too many smart attractive kids become obsessed with controlling their image, or being out of control of their image. So pedal your way to school, but steer away from those diet trends and dollar menus. In an unstable world of tearing down and building up, we can at least stabilize our own frame and direct ourselves from there.

Jennae Mendoza is a Junior journalism major. Her column will be running all summer.

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Our View

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Jun 212005
 
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff

As kindergartners, we are taught to share. As college students, sharing becomes a necessity to afford the cost of living. The city of Fort Collins is trying to amend and enforce a law that says sharing with more than two other people is illegal.

This so-called "three-unrelated" ordinance unfairly targets college students who are most likely to live with non-family members.

We understand that residents of Fort Collins want their neighborhoods to look nice and appear inviting, but unkempt properties are often the fault of lazy landlords and not necessarily the occupants of the house.

Yes, sometimes neighbors can be loud and obnoxious, but the number of people living in a house often has little to with that. It is the irresponsibility of specific people that disturbs neighborhoods. A house with three renters is just as likely to have a party that gets out of control as a house with five renters.

If a house has room for more than three people, it is common sense that more should be allowed to live there.

Fort Collins City Council should either abolish the ordinance, or allow zones of houses around the campus to have a higher occupancy limit.

The city could also write and enforce neighborhood covenants, holding landlords accountable for the state of their property.

There is a better solution to the problems of unkempt properties, noise and crowded parking than to limit the number of people that live together.

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Claims of Media Bias Usually Unfounded

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Jun 212005
 
Authors: JP Eichmiller

These days the media is often used as the whipping boy for whatever problems are facing the nation or society. War coverage, political bias, celebrity obsession, violence in society-regardless of the individual's position, all are inevitably linked by Americans to the media. The result of this relationship being that many associate the news they receive with those whom are providing it.

The current war in Iraq provides the most obvious example of this desire to shoot the messenger. Those supporting the administration's war effort feel that the press is providing undue criticism of the continuing struggle to bring democracy to the Middle East. These critics routinely complain that the American and international medias are focusing only on soldiers deaths and the terrorist insurgencies while ignoring the progress that is being made within Iraq.

Conversely, the anti-war, anti-bush crowd feel that much of the war is to blame on the gatekeepers of information. These people argue that the American media got caught up in the patriotic wave following 9/11 and gave the administration a slide on the reasons for going to war in the first place.

Objectively speaking, both sides have a relevant if not somewhat diluted case. That the media focuses more on the atrocities of war than it does the benefits of the invasion is obvious. There is no doubt progress being made in certain parts of Iraq, but it would be irresponsible to turn the tables and ignore the ever-increasing deaths of Americans and Iraqi's. The media also gave the Bush administration a pass on the reasoning behind the invasion, but apparently so has the Democratic Party and nation as a whole.

The disturbing trend resulting from this ongoing divide of our nation has been an ever-growing backlash against those trying to bring the stories into our homes. Bill O'Reilly, Al Franken, Rush Limbaugh and Bill Maher all represent and speak to audiences on the extreme ends of the political and social spectrums. Instead of being recognized as entertainers who appeal to a certain constituency, they are given the title of "journalists" and put on display as representatives of their profession.

The reality of journalists and their ideals lies far from these extremes. Attending a conference this weekend of top editors from the major daily college publications, I came face-to-face with the future of the occupation. While viewpoints and ideals were as varied as the places they came from, the common desire among us was that of serving the readers.

Journalists within the media strive to bring the news to the public in as prompt and accurate manner as possible. While this sometimes leads to conflicts and errors, it would be hard to substantiate a true desire to sway the public's opinion of the issues. While Dan Rather, Newsweek and others have made mistakes, some monumental, judging an entire profession by individuals' actions would be equally wrong.

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It’s Official: Tuition to Rise

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Jun 212005
 
Authors: Brian Park

Colorado State University's school colors never seemed so fitting. It is going to take more green from the bank or gold from the treasure chest to attend CSU next semester.

Student tuition and certain fees will increase as the CSU Board of Governors approved the proposed budget by a vote of 8-1 last Wednesday in Denver.

In-state undergraduate tuition will rise 15 percent, while in-state graduate students will see a 9 percent rise. All out-of-state student tuition will increase 6 percent.

The last time a tuition hike was in the double digits for in-state students was in 1985. Only two years ago, tuition increased 12.2 percent for out-of-state students. Last school year, tuition only rose 1.1 percent for all students.

The increase in tuition last year for CSU students was so low because the state used tobacco settlement money to prevent a large increase in tuition.

"Given the cuts to CSU's budget and state higher education funding over the last several years, increases to our tuition rates are absolutely critical," said CSU President Larry Penley in a message posted on the university's Web site. "This is not our first choice, but I believe it is our only choice."

Along with tuition hikes, the budget will increase faculty pay by 4.3 percent. The board also approved for students to pay fees for certain colleges, high-cost programs or popular courses, upper-division courses and building maintenance.

Full-time resident undergraduates will owe $441 more than last year, while out-of-state undergraduates will owe $816. In-state graduate students will pay $304 more, while out-of-state graduate students will pay $849.

Students in the College of Business will pay $19 per credit hour, and those enrolled in the College of Engineering and the Department of Computer Science will pay $12.50 per credit hour. About a 5.1 increase will be assessed to students in the veterinary school. A student will be charged $6 for high-cost or popular courses and $2 for upper-division courses (course numbers 300 through 499). Both of these fees will be paid per credit hour.

CSU students had mixed reactions about the new tuition increases and student fees.

"I definitely think it's worth it, the teachers need a raise, you know they don't get paid enough," said Eric Mayer, a senior environmental engineering major from Colorado Springs. "Last year they used the tobacco money and it was kind of like putting a patch on a huge hole."

Because Mayer is an engineering major, he will be charged an additional $12.50 per credit hour, but that is fine with him he said.

"Again, I think it's worth it, you know it's inevitable tuition is going to go up," Mayer said. "I don't like how everyone is making a big stink out of it now, so yeah, I definitely support it."

Claudia Farfan-Lorono, an international senior economics major from Mexico, thinks the university needs to be clearer on where the new revenue will go within the university and tell students what it goes towards.

"I am out-of-state so I already pay a lot as it is," Farfan-Lorono said. "It sucks 'cause it's going up, but it's also my last semester so I think that's why I'm like 'whatever, just let me finish.'"

One student at CSU is not surprised at all by the increase.

"Unfortunate as it is to have this happen I think most of the students are getting pretty used to hearing about it and getting used to expecting an increase every year," said Stephanie Kittrell, a senior national resources recreation and tourism major from Aurora, Colo.

"No one ever wants to hear they're going to have to pay more money to get their education that they have already been getting," Kittrell said. "So it is not as much a shock anymore to get an increase I think, but I still definitely don't like it to happen, I don't really support it."

Associated Students of CSU and its President Courtney Stephens, a senior political science major, agree with the tuition increase and have decided all the student fees were good, as ASCSU is involved in deciding what the fees should be set at.

"We never want to ever raise tuition, but due to the dire financial circumstances at this university, we believe the increase is needed," Stephens said.

The budget will add 10 new faculty members since 76 faculty positions have been terminated in the past three years. CSU also will be adding five new police officers to its force.

Compared to peer institutions, CSU will still be viewed as a low-tuition university said CSU Spokesman Brad Bohlander. The other institutions being compared to CSU include Michigan State University, University of Missouri, Oregon State University and Oklahoma State University. The list is comprised of 12 universities throughout the United States and is set forth by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

During the 2004-2005 school year, CSU was the least expensive university in the list of 12 institutions for in-sate students, but it was not the cheapest for out-of-state students. Texas A & M University, Washington State University and Kansas State University were among the universities cheaper than CSU for out-of-state students.

Bohlander said tuition revenue will increase by 11.9 percent and generate an increase of $18.1 million in revenue, of which about $15.9 million will go toward budgetary purposes.

"Colorado State simply must take action now to prevent any additional cuts and ensure the top-quality academic environment and education that makes a Colorado State University degree such a valuable asset," President Penley said in his Internet statement. The President also noted that 20 percent of the new revenue would directly fund need-based financial aid.

The board also approved a new mandatory student facility fee, which will charge $10 per credit hour. For example, if a full-time student, regardless if the student is in-state or out-of-state, is taking 15 credit hours per semester, the amount owed to CSU would be $150 for one semester or $300 for the entire school year. ASCSU passed the new fee last April as the money acquired will go toward maintenance and facilities construction. The board did not change the University Technology fee, as every student will still pay $15.

"We really are going to be quite a bargain for such a good school," Bohlander said. "A lot of the things we're doing here will improve the academic quality at this university."

 

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