The value of a lecture

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Mar 312011
 
Authors: Samantha Baker

After being surrounded by images of food on billboards and semi-trucks that flood the environment of the America West, artist Jonathan Balustein was fed up.

“I decided to create a parallel vision that depicts the food items as I purchase them, to contradict the vision propagated by the advertising industry,” Blaustein said in an e-mail to the Collegian. “It aims to use food as a symbol of health, wealth and class, as well and mark the way our consumption choices impact global culture and climate change.”

Blaustein’s work, “The Value of a Dollar,” is a series of photographic images that calls attention to the commodity that food has become in today’s society. Each of the 17 subjects on display is the closest equivalent to one dollar’s worth of food.

This ranges from 10 organic blueberries to a double cheeseburger from McDonald’s to fried pigskin, all found in the markets near his home in northern New Mexico. The imagery is shot in the most simplistic photographic conditions to divulge as much as possible from traditional advertising photography.

“Food is glossed up and shown in an almost pornographic manner, and that is a direct cause of the obesity and diabetes epidemics here in the United States,” Blaustein said.

Since its beginnings in 2008, the work has been seen by more than a million people, reaching 127 countries, and was most notably published on the New York Times Lens Blog in 2010. Currently, the work is on display at the Center for Fine Art Photography on North College Avenue. This is the first time the work has been exhibited as a solo show.

“It’s a socio-economic issue that I think is discussed in compelling way,” said Hamidah Glasgow, executive director for the Center for Fine Art Photography.

Glasgow first came across the work when Blaustein submitted an image to a juried group show in 2009. Glasgow said this is when she became so interested in the work and the dialogue behind the imagery. The work has now inspired the Center for Fine Art Photography to have a call for entry for a show in September about imagery that continues this dialogue about the commodification of food.

In addition to the Center for Fine Art Photography hosting the exhibit, the gallery is also sponsoring a number of artists’ lectures, including one by Blaustein. For Glasgow, it the artists’ talk is an additional way to experience the work by engaging in conversation and asking questions.

“I’d like to discuss the various and interconnected political issues embedded in the images, as well as the manner in which it became a global viral sensation,” Balustein said.

Blaustein’s work is on display until April 30th in the North Gallery of the Center for Fine Art Photography. The artist lecture, which includes talks from Magdalena Sole and Andrea Tese, both of who are featured in the main gallery’s show, Human Being, will be held at the Center for Fine Art Photography on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Staff writer Samantha Baker can be reached at verve@collegian.com.

 Posted by at 5:03 pm
Mar 312011
 
Authors: Kyle Grabowski

The CSU track team will compete as a full team for the first time in the outdoor season when it hosts the Fum McGraw Triangular on Saturday.

Earlier this season the Rams competed with a partial team at the Potts Invitational due to the coinciding spring break, and split the team up to compete in two separate meets last weekend.

“I’m excited to have the team together for our first home meet,” CSU coach Brian Bedard said. “This is our first opportunity to have an outdoor meet with the whole team here.”

At the CSU-Pueblo open, the Rams had two athletes finish in first place in their respective events. Freshman Alison Forrester placed first in the women’s high jump with a personal record of 5 feet, 7 inches, while sophomore Ryan Wasilawski won the men’s triple jump.

“It’s a really big deal because I’m a freshman and half of our jump squad is made up of freshman right now,” Forrester said. “So it’s just good to see some freshman stepping up and doing well.”

Wasilawski also won the triple jump at the Potts Invitational in Boulder this year, and will go into the Fum McGraw Triangular having won the even in his last two meets.

“It feels pretty good because I struggled in it last year because I didn’t start learning it until last year,” he said.

CSU will host conference opponent Wyoming and in-state rival UNC in the Triangular, which will be run as a set of dual meets between each of the teams competing. The meet is the Rams’ first of three home meets this season, which will culminate in CSU hosting the Mountain West Conference Championships May 11-14.

“We don’t get a chance to host a conference championship very often,” Bedard said. “It’s a tune-up meet for us to make sure our facilities are ready and our officials are ready and to get any glitches out.”

There are also advantages to hosting a meet from a competitive standpoint. The Rams are able to compete at home where they practice as well as having the support of a home crowd.

“It’s good to get the home fans there,” Wasilawaski said.

Competing against teams like UNC and Wyoming on the track also provides benefits in the recruiting battle as well.

“We recruit against those school an awful lot,” Bedard said. “So from a recruiting standpoint and bragging rights and that sort of thing it’s always important to beat our in-state rivals.”
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Track and Field Beat Reporter Kyle Grabowski can be reached at sports@collegian.com.
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 Posted by at 5:02 pm
Mar 312011
 
Authors: Jesse Benn

Imagine a medical marijuana patient spills their coffee on a morning commute and swerves, giving a police officer probable cause to pull them over for intoxicated driving. Under existing law the driver could take a sobriety test, pass, and not risk being charged with a DUI –– if HB 1261 is passed this could all change.

Casey Villa Jr., owner of Generations Natural Medicine, a dispensary in Garden City, Colo., explained how the scenario might play out if the bill is passed into law.
“Now a cop can pull them over, make them take a forced blood test and if they are over this random limit they get a DUI, period,” Villa said.

HB 1261 seeks to limit the amount of THC in a driver’s bloodstream before they are guilty of a DUI per se. The bill has made its way through Colorado’s House and is now waiting on action from the Senate.

Both representatives from Fort Collins, Randy Fischer and John Kefalas, voted for the bill. Kefalas’ office would not comment on his vote, but Fischer took some time to explain his to the Collegian.

“Pretty simple, we have limits on blood alcohol, so it makes sense to have limits on other substances that have potential for impairment,” he said. “So having some reasonable legislation for people driving under the influence of medical marijuana made sense.”

He admitted that the bill does not address ‘other substances that have potential for impairment’ –– like many prescription pain medications that marijuana is used as an alternative to, however.

For Director Scott Greene and Executive Director Brian Vicente of Mile High NORML and Sensible Colorado, the bill comes with a myriad of problems for medical marijuana patients.

“It’s a horrible bill that needs to be reworked completely,” Greene said. “Let’s set limits so patients don’t wake up in the morning passed (the five nanogram limit) the accepted level already.”

Vicente voiced concerns as well, taking specific issue with the ‘per se’ aspect of the bill.

This makes five nanograms the same as the .08 blood alcohol content limit for drivers –– if a driver’s BAC is .08 they are guilty of a DUI per se, regardless of their ability to drive and pass a sobriety test –– the same would be true for drivers with THC levels above the five nanogram limit.

“I think what would make sense is to allow a rebuttable position where patients would be allowed in court to show they were over five nanograms but not impaired,”
Vicente said,“basically not making a zero tolerance policy where five nanograms means guilty.”

Vicente’s suggestion lines up with existing laws for prescription medications. Rob Corry, a medical marijuana attorney, pointed this out in a letter to legislators:

“Drivers using psychoactive opiates such as Oxycontin, Percocet, Methadone, Fentanyl, etc. are able to legally use their doctor-ordered medications while driving if they can compensate for any effects of the medicine such that they are not impaired,” Corry wrote in the letter.

“Many medical marijuana patients, long-term chronic users, can similarly compensate for any effects of marijuana.”

Even the bills co-sponsor Claire Levy put the five nanogram number in question, introducing a last-minute failed amendment that attempted to raise the limit to eight nanograms. Although her amendment failed, Levy still voted yes on the measure.

Levy did not return the Collegian’s e-mails or phone calls.

HB 1261 still has to make its way through the Senate and then pass the Governor’s desk, but CSU’s resident expert on state politics, professor John Straayer, put odds on the bill’s eventual passage.

“The bill has both a Republican and Democratic sponsor in both chambers –– Mark Waller ® and Claire Levy (D) in the House and Steve King ® and Betty Boyd (D) in the Senate –– and that will increase the odds of passage,” he said in an e-mail to the Collegian. “Having said that, one never knows for sure what curious twists and turns may occur.”

Gov. Hickenlooper’s office said it was premature to take a position, so it’s unclear what the bill’s fate would be if it makes it to his desk. But with bipartisan support, the bill will be hard for the governor to veto.

Greene asked that students who want to get involved call their state senators and representatives and eventually the governor.

In the meantime, Vicente’s advice for how to avoid trouble before and after the bill’s passage is simply:
“Don’t smoke marijuana and drive.”

Staff writer Jesse Benn can be reached at news@collegian.com.

Five nanograms of THC?

  • Equals five nanograms per milliliter of blood
  • Marijuana stays in the bloodstream 12-24 hours after use
  • Only way to measure level per the bill is through a blood test
  • If passed, it will make any driver over five nanograms guilty of a DUI
 Posted by at 4:46 pm

Talks all Africa

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Mar 312011
 
Authors: Erin Udell

Fort Collins got a little taste of Africa on Wednesday and Thursday as CSU researchers, faculty members and even a speaker from Kenya came together in the Fort Collins Hilton to discuss everything from economic development to agriculture to elephant circumcision.

More than 225 members of the CSU and Fort Collins communities gathered to be a part of “Africa Rising,” this year’s CSU Research Colloquium, which focused on how the university could use research to benefit places across the world, like Africa.

“Sometimes you can get lost and tied up with your own work and not understand what others are doing around campus,” said Hank Gardner from CSU’s Vice President of Research office.

CSU has hosted 10 research colloquiums in the past, some focused on infectious diseases, the environment and bio fuels.

On the heels of a two-week trip to Kenya and Ethiopia in February, Carl Hammerdorfer, CSU’s director of Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise and chairman of the colloquium on Africa, spoke about understanding how much science and Africa-focused research comes out of university programs.

“CSU already plays a major role in research,” Hammerdorfer said. “We want to increase CSU’s role in research and commercial solutions.”

The colloquium featured a panel of CSU professors discussing the opportunities and challenges of building businesses in Africa as well as the economics of tourism development.

Ajay Jha, a professor in CSU’s Department of
Agriculture, also spoke about the international opportunities available to land grant universities, a topic that Gardner was passionate about.

“This was an opportunity for CSU to take a topic with global relevance, which also fits well with us as a land-grant university,” Gardner said.

The colloquium also featured keynote speakers Haron Wachira and Timothy Nzioka.

Wachira, an Ashoka Fellow, spoke of his experiences and partnership with the people of rural Kenya.

Nzioka, a senior advisor to the president of the U.S. African Development Foundation, discussed “Enterprise Opportunities for the Poorest of the Poor,” speaking about his experiences in increasing incomes for the rural poor.

Aside from speeches and discussions, “Rising Africa” also featured African art and poetry on Wednesday evening, awarding undergraduate CSU art students with prizes for a poster competition.

“I actually learned quite a lot about things I didn’t know or didn’t realize were happening,” said JoLynn Troudt, a lab manager and researcher in CSU’s Izzo laboratory. “We thought it was very good.”

Senior Reporter Erin Udell can be reached at news@collegian.com.

 Posted by at 4:43 pm
Mar 312011
 
Authors: Andrew Carrera

William Austin thought he was living the dream.

He grew up in a middle-class family, took college courses in high school and signed with Universal Records as a rock artist after graduating. Williams got his degree in applied human sciences from the University of
Pittsburgh and did a paid internship with the Pennsylvania Brewing Co.

But then he became homeless for the second time in November of 2009.

The 31-year-old Fort Collins resident was in Laramie, Wyo. when his wife divorced him and kicked him out of the house because of what he said was a low-point in his long battle with alcoholism. The town was less than welcoming of his newfound poverty.

“Their food bank might as well be as big as a Ben and Jerry’s cart,” he said. “They have no resources, no shelter –– the only thing they do is give you a bus ticket to Fort Collins.”

Austin was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio until he was 25 years old, balancing studies with his love of music. After high school graduation, Universal Records approached his rock band, Osyrus, with a contract that would fund cross-country tours and schedule venues like
the Hard Rock Café –– a place, Austin said, that sold-out upon news his band was playing there.

“I loved it, I loved my band mates,” he said. “But that lifestyle, it really takes a toll on the soul. You sit at the bar, have some drinks, come 6 p.m. you’re starting to fall asleep. Then you take a nap, and you wake up tired and snort cocaine … So I decided to go over to Pittsburgh to get my culinary arts degree.”

A mix-up with the university’s paperwork in 2007 caused him to get evicted from student housing.

“A security guard came pounding on my door two hours before class telling me I was supposed to be out three days ago,” he said. “And since I had no family there, that’s when I really knew I was out on my own.”

Every so often, friends wouldn’t be able to take him in.
Austin recalls going to class and completing a paid internship with the Pennsylvania Brewing Co. after spending nights under park benches. He completed the four-year applied human sciences program in two years because of the college courses he took in high school.

While at school, his family in Cleveland moved to Laramie, Wyo. After graduating with his degree, he followed them to the southern Wyoming city where he again was put out on the streets and given little support from the local government other than a bus ticket to Fort Collins.

Austin said the people in Colorado “are very charitable, very nice,” but city ordinances in the northern part of the state frustrate efforts on behalf of the homeless community to get jobs.

“It’s illegal to camp in city limits, but with shelters filling up or closing down, where am I gonna go?” he said.

The tickets he receives as a result prevent him from getting hired.

“I was doing a moving job, and we got pulled over for a busted taillight,” he said. “But the cop saw I had all these camping tickets that I hadn’t paid yet because I had no money, and so I had to go to jail for three days.”

But even when shelters are able to take him in, Austin said their hours of operation make it impossible to get a job. For example, a facility will allow him to stay the night, but not allow him to leave after 5 p.m. –– precisely when restaurant chefs are preparing their kitchens for the rush of folks hungry for dinner and precisely when he can put his applied human sciences degree to work.

Efforts, he said, shouldn’t be focused on the older generations of homeless, however. They’re “lost causes,” broken down mentally after years of malnourishment, unhealthy living conditions and being ostracized and berated by the general public. The city of Fort Collins should really be concerned of the youth on the streets –– the ones Austin thinks can “still be saved.”

“I know of at least 30 to 40 kids out here who are homeless. They’re 18 and 19 years old,” he said.

“They’re the ones that need help. They still have a chance.”
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Senior Reporter Andrew Carrera can be reached at news@collegian.com. _

 Posted by at 4:40 pm

Community Briefs for 04/01

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Mar 312011
 
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

*Mail-in ballots
due today*

In order to ensure your mail-in ballots are counted, deposit them in the mail no later than today.

Election day is April 5.

Ballots can be deposited at the City Clerks Office on
April 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again on April 5 from
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ballots can also be dropped off at Fort Collins Police Services 24 hours a day until 7 p.m. on
April 5 and the Larimer County Citizen Information Center 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 4 and until 5 p.m. on election day.
*
Tony Frank resigns as CSU president*

Today, April 1, the world celebrates the non-religious holiday April Fools’ Day or All Fools’ Day.

In honor of this holiday experts advise everyone to be on the lookout for good-natured foul play. This can take the form of jokes, hoaxes or any form of practically based joke.

The origins of this holiday are uncertain. Some believe it is related to the seasons changing, some believe that it comes from ancient cultures that celebrated New
Year’s Day near April 1 and the confusion that ensued when New Year’s Day was changed to Jan. 1.

It is advised not to take your friends, family,
coworkers, teachers or the headline of this community brief serious today. Happy April Fools’ Day.

 Posted by at 3:59 pm
Mar 312011
 
Authors: Andrew Carrera

CSU students aim to unite the Hispanic community Friday through cuentos, manualidades, canciones y películas –– or stories –– crafts, songs and movies in Spanish that celebrate the culture.

The event, called “Noche en Familia”, occurs monthly and will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. at Fort Collins’ Main Library, which typically attracts 100 youngsters and their parents –– a number that has steadily increased
since its start in September of 2009.

Organized by Fort Collins group Rincón de Cuentos –– started in mid-2008 and comprised of CSU students, professors, El Centro, local libraries and food banks –– the event aims to promote “being completely bilingual, bicultural and therefore being better professionals,” said Professor Maura Velazquez-Castillo, a senior member of the group.

Central to the concern of Rincón de Cuentos and what partially inspires “Noche en Familia,” is the observation that the Hispanic community loses its connection with their language by the third generation, according to Velazquez-Castillo.

A 2006 study by the research group population council found that the third generation of Mexican immigrants has a Spanish-language retention rate of 17 percent and just 5 percent in the fourth generation.

“By involving the university and university students in this public use of the Spanish language in things other than academics, we believe we are validating the language publicly,” she said. “And we are helping the
Hispanic community celebrate their heritage rather than be ashamed of it or not let their need for assimilation to the dominant let them forget their language.”

Irene Romsa, a librarian, head of outreach for Poudre River Libraries and founder of a shelter for survivors of domestic violence in Guatemala, said this is not the first time CSU students have helped staff the event.

Because higher level Spanish courses at the university have increasingly emphasized narrative based language learning, students “feel a bit more assured to go out and perform for an audience,” she said and have been participating more in “Noche en Familia” as a result.

The event, while pertaining to Hispanic culture, is intended for anyone interested in learning more about people around them, said Rich Salas, associate director of El Centro, the Latino cultural center at CSU.

“The tip of the iceberg is food, and all that stuff. But below that, we start learning about our traditions, and our culture, and our values and we see how much common ground and similarities we have amongst all human
beings,” he said. “And I think that’s a thing of beauty.”

Senior Reporter Andrew Carrera can be reached at news@collegian.com.

 Posted by at 3:58 pm
Mar 312011
 
Authors: Kate Bennis and Nic Turiciano

Wednesday morning started out pretty regularly: I woke up, brushed my teeth and went to work. I had a cup of coffee, listened to NPR and watched the sun rise. Little did I know that 12 hours later I, Kate Bennis, would be knocking a 170-pound man to the ground or pinning people to the wall of a cage that I happened to be fighting in.

I consider myself a pretty peaceful person; I do yoga. However, when the opportunity to try out mixed martial arts at the local studio Trybz arose, I was intrigued. I was also terrified. Usually the stars align so that my co-columnist Nic has to do the activities where injuries are a possibility –– or in this case, “concussions, strokes, skin rashes, lacerations or other serious injury resulting in death,” which was the colorful description on the waiver we had to sign prior to beginning our lesson.

Mixed Martial Arts is a combination of boxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, spawning from traditional martial arts into the realms of what a real-life fight might be like, according to our instructor and fighter Sebastian Puente. Puente has been involved with MMA for 18 years.
We warmed up with a basic jab/cross, which is a lot more difficult than it looks. It’s a full-bodied motion, where you shift your weight. “It’s a lot like dancing,” Puente explained, and we too realized this as the basic rhythm that Nic and I lack began to show and past memories of our salsa dancing excursion came flooding back.

Then, we learned the “crazy monkey,” our hands quickly rising over our faces as a means of protection. We practiced on each other, going back and forth between jabbing at one another and covering ourselves. I’ll take this time to mention that this is where Nic punched me in the face.

Things began to pick up from there, as we practiced each new move on each other. We learned how to roundhouse kick and all the while I envisioned Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee fighting in “Way of the Dragon,” and I wondered who would win in a fight: them or me.

But MMA is much more than Bruce Lee or even Jet Li. Yes, the physical effort is strenuous. But the mental effort that goes forth in both learning new tactics to fight well and trying to avoid really injuring someone during practice is extensive, and I remembered this after roundhouse-kicking Nic a little too hard.

“Hey, he said go EASY!” he shouted, holding his thigh. I had become possessed.

It only seemed right that after roundhouse kicking we go straight into driving our entire body weight into our opponent and pushing them up against the cage in order to knock them to the ground. Using both adrenaline and my razor-sharp shoulders, I managed to get Puente off his feet.

I wasn’t so lucky during groundwork. Groundwork is exactly what it sounds like: fighting on the ground.
What the name doesn’t say about it is that down here there’s a little something called an arm-bar, which, when using the right pressure, can snap a person’s arm in two.

Suddenly I found myself pinned underneath one of Puente’s students, who was holding my forearm in a compromising position and waiting, I thought, until I cried “uncle!” Little did he know, I never cry “uncle.”
And he didn’t break my arm. Instead, the second time around I remembered what Puente had showed us and really concentrated on what I was doing. Pulling myself to one side I bridged my body and pulled myself over. Man down.

While fighting that evening, it became clear to me that being conscious is a big part of this practice.

The amount of adrenaline that rushes through one’s body should more or less be matched with the amount of thought placed into each action prior. As Master Bruce
Lee once said, “Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.” Connecting your actions with your mind is both a valuable and very difficult thing to acquire.

For Nic and I, though, we will continue to go forth with, “If you make an ass out of yourself, there will always be someone to ride you.” Thanks, Bruce.

Columnists Kate Bennis and Nic Turiciano can be reached at verve@collegian.com.

 Posted by at 3:56 pm
Mar 312011
 
Authors: David de Besche

The Colorado State women’s tennis team will take its hot streak on the road this weekend as they open up Mountain West Conference action in Las Vegas, Nev.

The Rams (7-5) are coming off their best weekend of tennis of the year when they defeated Weber State, 6-1, last Friday. The victory was their fifth in six matches and their third in a row.

Head coach Jon Messick is pleased with the way his team has been competing, especially so early in the season.

“We are playing our best tennis of the year right now,” Messick said.

The team is rounding towards full strength as several players were riddled with sickness and injury earlier in the season. The players credit the close knit relationship between teammates for keeping the season on track.

“Our strength is our comaraderie and work ethic,” senior Melissa Holzinger said.

Back at full strength as a team, the Rams feel confident they can continue to improve.

“We are playing really well, and we are all still improving,” Messick said.

Many of the Rams have individual winning streaks on the line today. Juniors Lauren Mulhern, Veronika Wojakowska and freshman Kaley Schultz have all won their last three matches in a row.

Holzinger has also won five of her last six matches and was recognized as the MWC Player of the Week. After missing all fall with a back injury, the senior is ecstatic that her hard work has paid off.

“It made me feel really good, especially after my injury,” Holzinger said.

As a freshman, Schultz has stepped up to the No. 5 singles rank and has paired with Mulhern for the Rams’ No. 2 doubles position.

Contributing immensely as a freshman, coach Messick sees a big future for his underclassman.

“(Schultz) is going to do nothing but improve. She is going to be a strong player for us,” Messick said.

CSU will look to extend the three-match winning streak today as they face San Diego State University (9-6) who has won its past five games.

On Saturday the Rams will take on UNLV (11-4) to close out the opening weekend of conference play.

With both SDSU and UNLV ranking among the top 50 in the nation, the Rams know they are going to have to play well to continue their winning ways.

“We are going to have to pick up our game a notch,”
Messick said. “(San Diego State and UNLV) are a cut above what we have been facing.”
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Women’s Tennis Beat Reporter David de Besche can be reached at sports@collegian.com._

 Posted by at 3:52 pm

Diamond in the rough

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Mar 312011
 
Authors: Kevin Lytle

When you ask running back Dorian Brown what schools were recruiting him following his junior season, you get taken on a cross-country “who’s-who” of the top college football programs.

“I was talking with Oregon, Miami, Tennessee. USC contacted me, Cal…” Brown says as he tries to remember all those who showed interest in him.

Yet he is now a member of the CSU football team. A combination of loyalty, family and injury has brought Brown to Fort Collins.

Let’s start with injury. Following a junior season in which he racked up 1,975 yards and 17 touchdowns, Brown caught the attention of schools around the country.

But at a scrimmage only six days before the start of his senior season at Thompson Valley High School in
Loveland, Brown tore his anterior cruciate ligament.
Prior to the injury Brown was rated the nation’s No. 28 running back by Rivals.com and he was named first-team all-state in class 4A. Brown was also nominated to play in the All-American Bowl before his injury.

But after tearing his ACL, all lines of communication from big-time schools were severed. He never heard from any of the coaches again.

After checking with doctors to make sure Brown’s rehab and recovery were on the right path, CSU never wavered in their recruitment.

“We’ve known Dorian for a long time, not just Dorian, his family. We were committed to him a long time ago,” coach Steve Fairchild said.

That brings in the family tie. Brown’s uncle, Mike Mangelsen, was a kicker and punter for CSU in the late ‘70s when he was a teammate of Fairchild’s.

Brown said that he went to a lot of CSU games when he was younger, including all the CSU-CU games where he always “wore the green.”

And while he grew up in nearby Loveland, Brown was born outside of the United States.

His mother, Kim, was living in the Virgin Islands when she met Brown’s father, Will. The two then made the move to Puerto Rico, where Dorian was eventually born.

Two years later the couple was expecting a second child, and after deciding that the condition of the hospitals were too poor, the family came to Loveland where they have been ever since.

Now, Brown is looking to regain the form that brought recruiters from around the country to his door.

After graduating high school a semester early, Brown is already enrolled at CSU and is slowly rehabbing his knee so that he can take part in spring practice.

“If I had come in at the fall I would have been lost. The plays we’re learning are crazy. It’s a whole other level. But I’m glad I’m here now,” Brown said. “I just want to get out there and compete and see what I can do at the next level. That’s what it’s all about.”

Football Beat Reporter Kevin Lytle can be reached at sports@collegian.com.

Get to know Dorian Brown

  • Biggest fear: Getting hurt again.
  • Dream car: Lamborghini Murcielago. Metallic black.
  • Favorite sports movie: The Program.
  • Favorite song: Hustling by Wiz Khalifa.
  • NCAA Basketball National Championship prediction: VCU. “Im gonna role with the little guys. They’re pretty legit.”
 Posted by at 3:50 pm