Community Briefs

Aug 312010
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

PVH hosts blood drive

University Avenue, between the Lory Student Center and the Morgan Library, today will be home to a mobile blood drive.

Hosted by Poudre Valley Hospital in collaboration with the CSU Health Network, the drive will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All members of the campus community are welcome to donate.

Cultural Center to host open house

Interested in being a part of one of CSU’s many diversity organizations?

The Asian Pacific American Cultural Center, APACC, will host its annual fall open house to welcome students back for the 2010-2011 school year today at 11 a.m. in Lory Student Center,
room 212.

The organization strives to promote retention and graduation through direct services and campus-wide programs, according to its website.

Professor named endowed chair

Ken Reardon, a professor in the Chemical Engineering Department, was named the Jud and Pat Harper Endowed Chair of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Reardon spends his time researching biofuel production and the biotechnology used in detecting pollutants, according to a press release. He worked with Cenergy, the university’s way of “commercializing” cutting-edge clean and renewable technologies.

“He is an example of the faculty members in our college who collaborate with industry partners as well as other disciplines to develop innovative alternative energy solutions,” said Sandra
Woods, dean of the College of Engineering, in the same release.

The endowment fund was created in 2007 by the Harpers, who named the university as their beneficiary for a $1 million life insurance policy. Jud Harper served as interim president from July 1989 through June 1990, vice president for Research and Information Technology for 18 years and a professor and head of the Agricultural Engineering department.

Men’s bball season tickets now on sale

Want to buy season tickets for the CSU men’s basketball team but don’t have all of the money you need up front?

Not to worry.

For the first time, people who buy season tickets before Sept. 13 can pay in two installments. The first payment is due on the date of purchase with the balance charged to a buyer’s account on Oct. 15.

The deal applies to new and renewal buyers.

The change comes in response to positive feedback from fans who took advantage of the same installment plan as it applied to season football tickets the past two years, said Danny Mattie, assistant director of media relations for the Athletics Department.

Season-ticket prices, for the fourth consecutive season, start at $185 for adults, $150 for faculty and staff and $90 for youth (3-17).

To order season tickets, go to

In addition to the new payment plan option, fans who purchase tickets early will be given priority when the CSU ticket office designates seating locations for all season-ticket holders beginning after the Oct. 1 renewal deadline for 2009-2010 season-ticket holders. Top priority, however, will be given to Ram Club members. 

The Rams kick off the new season on Tuesday, Nov. 2 when they go up against Regis University at Moby Arena. The game starts at 7 p.m. and is broadcast on KLZ-560 AM.

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