Community Briefs

Apr 212011
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

CSU dance department to present concert tonight

Tonight at 8 p.m. in the University for the Arts University Dance Theatre, the CSU Dance Department will present the Spring Dance Concert.

The concert will feature an original set and choreography by Gabriel Masson, a dance professor at the University of Colorado.

The CSU Ballet Repertory Ensemble will perform excerpts from “Chopiniana (Les Syphides),” directed by CSU ballet professor Carol Roderick.

Tickets are $11 for CSU students, $9 for youth ages 7 to 17 and $18 for adults.

Field house to be renamed for Colo. Olympian

Today at 11:30 a.m. the South College Field House will be renamed the Genn Morris Field House.

In 1936 Morris won an Olympic gold medal in the decathlon. He went on to earn the title “World’s Greatest Athlete,” which no other CSU athlete has reached.

As the first Colorado athlete to earn a gold medal, he also earned the Sullivan Award in 1936 as the nation’s top amateur athlete.

Morris’ achievements included ticker tape parades, a role in a “Tarzan” movie and service in World War II.

Coaches-students mixer at Ramskeller Monday

ASCSU is hosting the coaches-students mixer for the fourth year in a row Monday April 25.

The event will be held at the Ramskeller located in the basement of the Lory Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and lunch will be provided for free to every student in attendance.

Head coaches Steve Fairchild, Tim Miles, Kristen Holt, and Tom Hilbert will be present for students to meet and talk to in an informal setting. The mixer gives students a chance to get to know the coaches that represent their university outside the field of play.

Child abuse suspect booked at Larimer County Jail

Thursday morning Jamie Whittington turned herself into the Larimer County Jail after a warrant for her arrest was issued for child abuse resulting in serious bodily
Injury, a class three felony as well as child abuse, a class two misdemeanor.

On March 10 Larimer County Sheriff’s Office deputies and emergency medial teams responded to a report of a 2-year-old boy that hit his head and was not responsive.

The boy was flown to Children’s Hospital in Denver. It was later discovered that his 15-month-old brother also had previous fracture injuries.

After an in-depth investigation an arrest warrant was issued for Jamie Whittington, the aunt and legal caregiver of the boy.

The 2-year-old boy remains in stable condition at Children’s Hospital.

Student leadership society raises money with silent auction

Tonight at 7 p.m., the National Society of Leadership and Success is hosting a silent auction to raise money for their organization.

Held at 4812 Mcmurry Ave. Suite 180, the event will also include appetizers from venues like the Chop House, Papa Johns and Coldstone.

High Country will be performing as those in attendance place bids on the baskets provided with the almost $4,000 donations the society has already received.

The National Society of Leadership and Success is in its second semester and has already gained 500 members since the fall.

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