Community Briefs

Aug 122010
Authors: Collegian Staff Reports

CSU makes Princeton Review’s Best in the West

A guide to higher education that sits on the desk of many SAT-taking, college hopefuls has named CSU one of its Best in the West.

The ole’ green and gold also made it onto the 373-school-long best colleges list in the 2011 Princeton Review, which is not associated with Princeton University.

Students like CSU because it’s big but doesn’t leave them feeling like just a number, according to a press release. The diversity of degree programs and the high number of courses taught by professors –– rather than teaching assistants –– made the cut for reasons why Rams have so much pride.

CSU racked up 93 out of 99 possible green points, meaning the university is considered a member of an elite group of “environmentally aware and responsible” institutions.

Target to open doors for incoming freshmen

Does your dorm room feel a little empty? No worries, Target will host a freshmen party this Saturday, where new students can take advantage of deals on dorm decor.

Buses will pick students up in 20-minute intervals at the CSU Transit Center for he Back-to-College event at the Council Tree Target location. The store will be closed to the public, provide refreshments and gift bags for all students. The event is from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.

CSU researchers help New Mexico park with stewardship strategy

A team of CSU researchers is helping Pecos National Historic Park in New Mexico come up with a strategic plan for stewardship.

Mark Fiege, director of CSU’s Public Lands History Center, and CSU researchers, Maren Bzdek and Cori Knudten, are working with National Park Services to incorporate environmental history into their comprehensive plan.

The park, according to a press release, is a challenging area to tackle because of its many natural resources and historical sites, such as a Civil War battlefield, an old cattle ranch and pueblo ruins.

Researchers will look at how individuals, who have walked the land and used it for resources, changed it “manipulated” the environment.

The team plans to complete its Resource Stewardship Strategy in May.

*CSU to participate in Dry Bean Field Day *

Eastern Colorado will be home to three locations, two in Greeley and one in Yuma, of Dry Bean Field Day on Aug. 24.

CSU teamed up with the Colorado Dry Bean Administrative Committee to host the event for those interested in learning more about the crop and its recently released varieties.

Agronomists and specialists from CSU, according to a press release, will provide the newest information about breeding, irrigation management, agronomy and pathology.

To get more details about Dry Bean Field Day, contact Howard Schwartz at 970-491-6987, Jerry Johnson at 970-491-1454 or Mark Brick at 970-491-6551.

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