Briefs 4/23/12

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Apr 222012
 
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Who’s picking up your tab? Your academic one, that is

Yes, your tuition increased by 20 percent last year, but the university would like you to know that’s only part of the story.

And today at 10 a.m. on the Lory Student Center Plaza, “Tuition Runs Out: The Price of CSU” will explain the increasingly role of donors in supplementing a CSU student’s education.

Tuition and student fees, according to an entry on the events calendar, only account for a quarter of what it takes to run the university, with donors picking up the rest of the tab.

“Tuition Runs Out” centers on educating the student body, “about the various ways in which CSU is funded — and highlights the private donations that make our education possible.”

Attendees will receive t-shirts, tumblers, stickers and goodies.

Discovering the phenomena of resilience

What do you think about when you hear the word “resilience?” Well, it you’re an environmental researcher, you’re probably thinking about what it means for the planet earth.

And today at 3 p.m. in room 108 of the Natural Resource Building, Mike Jones, an independent environmental management consultant, will lecture on the models and paradigms of resilience science as it applies to the illustrious quest for sustainability.

In addition to discussing his theories, Jones will be explore the work of Aldo Leopold, a natural resilience thinker, and look at sustainability through the lens of some of Leopold’s essays such as, “Thinking Like a Mountain,” “Odyssey,” “Cheat Takes Over” and the “Land Ethic.”

The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Collaborative Conservation Environmental Governance Working Group, and the Institute for Society, Landscape and Ecosystem Change School of Environmental Sustainability.

CSU track athletes break school records during weekend meet

This weekend at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., two CSU track athletes broke school records.

Trevor Brown placed second in the Olympic Development Elite section of the event, setting a new CSU record with a time of 13.75 in the 100-meter hurdles.

“He is just getting more and more confident,” said head coach Brian Bedard in a news release. “We’re trying to get him into more races that will challenge him.”

Nicole Peters, a senior from Houston, set a record in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:12.02, shattering the previous school record by eight seconds.

“It was pretty amazing to watch,” said distance coach Bryan Bedard.

The Rams will return home next weekend to host the Glenn Morris Multi-Event meet and Jack Christiansen invite.

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