Oct 272010
 
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

CAM the Ram no. 23 to take reign

CSU’s 22nd CAM the Ram will officially step down from his hallowed position this Saturday, allowing CAM No. 23 to take the reigns.

CAM 22 has served as the official mascot for the past four years, but he will continue to graze on the same field as CAM 23 and enjoy a life of leisure, according to a CSU press release. He is 7 years old.

Both CAMs will be on the Lory Student Center Plaza today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the release says people are welcome to take pictures with both CAMs, sign CAM 22’s retirement card, pick up a bag of animal crackers and pet CAM 22 for the last time.

People who find a sheep animal cracker can turn it in for a commemorative T-shirt.

CSU to celebrate Native American Heritage Month

November marks the start of Native American Heritage Month, and CSU’s Native American Cultural Center is celebrating with a series of events open to the campus community.
The events are intended to educate the community about Native American culture, history and customs, according to a university press release.

To kick off the month, Fort Collins resident Randy Medicine Bear will host Powwow 101 from 5 to 6 p.m. today in Rooms 213-215 in the Lory Student Center. The event will discuss the basics of the powwow and the traditions behind it.

Other events include:

  • Saturday: the 28th Annual CSU Powwow from noon to 10 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom.
  • Nov. 3: Native Women: Contemporary Perspectives in Higher Education, Noon – 1 p.m. in Rooms 220-221 in the LSC.
  • Nov. 5: Duhesa Art Lounge Exhibit Opening, 5-8 p.m. in the LSC Duhesa Lounge.
  • Nov. 8: “Two Spirits” Documentary & Discussion, 6-9 p.m. in the LSC Gray Rock Room.
  • Nov. 11: Actor Chaske Spencer of the “Twilight” movie series will speak from 7-9 p.m. in the LSC East and Middle Ball Rooms.

Environment Colorado endorses Bennet, Markey

Environment Colorado, a statewide environmental organization with more than 40,000 members, endorsed Sen. Michale Bennet and Rep. Betsy Markey as the right choices for a greener Colorado.

The group, which also endorsed Reps. Ed Perlmutter and Diana DeGette, cited the candidates’ records with dealing with our energy crisis, ending America’s dependence on oil and curbing global warming pollution all factored into their decisions, according to a press release.

“These candidates have been consistent and effective leaders, producing real results that are moving Colorado toward energy independence, creating clean energy jobs and cracking down on dangerous carbon pollution,” said Pam Kiely, program director for Environment Colorado in the same press release.

— Collegian Staff Report

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