Community Briefs

Aug 262010
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

University to beef up its commitment to employee happiness
In an effort to further CSU’s Commitment to Campus, the university is planning a buffet of employee discounts and opportunities for its staff and faculty.

According to Today@Colorado State, the university plans on “rolling out” a list of great deals on CSU athletics packages for employees.

“We’re excited about this program as a way to show how much we value our faculty and staff and the work that they do, while simultaneously making it easier for them to participate in the life of our campus community,” said President Tony Frank in the release.

Athletics will offer special faculty/staff days at four sporting events, including one football, volleyball, men’s basketball and women’s basketball game.

The next two staff/ faculty days will be the Sept. 17 volleyball game at Moby Arena against Long Beach State and the Sept. 25 football game at Hughes Stadium against Idaho.

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CSU recognized for veteran friendliness
CSU placed among the top 15 percent most veteran-friendly colleges nationwide, according to G.I. Jobs magazine.

G.I. Jobs compiled the list after polling more than 7,000 schools staring in April. But only 1,220 schools fit the criteria.

We are proud to be included among the top 15 percent of schools in the nation that focus on veteran students,” said Jan Rastall, director of Adult Learner and Veteran Services for CSU, in a university release.

CSU stands among 23 other veteran-friendly Colorado schools, including CSU-Pueblo, the CSU College of Business, the University of Northern Colorado, CU-Denver and CU-Colorado Springs.

Those Colorado schools not on the list include CU-Boulder and the University of Denver.

Business building green certified
Rockwell Hall-West, the College of Business’ newest addition, recently received the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest ratings for environmentally sound construction.

Accoring to a university release, the 54,000 square-foot building earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification, becoming one of eight on campus.

The LEED Green Building Rating System is a “nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings,” according the release, and measures sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality.

Rockwell Hall-West reduced 42 percent of its water use, reduced 29 percent of its energy consumption, and diverted 76 percent of construction waste from landfills, according to the release.

—Collegian Staff Report

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