Tech Talk: Utilizing LinkedIn

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Mar 012013
 

Author: Lena Howland

[youtube]http://youtu.be/hbROkUOcY0A[/youtube]Networking, researching, and connecting… three tools the professional social media platform “LinkedIn” is known best for.

This profession social media site has become a pivotal tool for job seekers to show off an extended version of their experience. LinkedIn profiles allow users to write longer summaries of their job descriptions, make an unlimited list of skills and allows the users’ connections to write recommendations directly on their profile (pending the users’ approval).

Adding professional connections and getting their recommendations are key to building a successful profile.

Smart-phones also offer a LinkedIn mobile application for easy access no matter where you go.

CTV Preview: CSU Fashion Show “Destinations”

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Feb 262013
 

Author: Lena Howland

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After a semester of sketching, sewing, designing and draping, senior design students at CSU will showcase their lines in the Annual Spring Fashion Show.

More than 20 seniors with lines of 4-6 designs each will be featured in the show.

From active-wear to evening-wear, the show includes four different categories: urban-edge, mystic, extreme altitude and European elegance.

These designs will hit the runway on March 8 at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins.

Tickets for the show are on sale at the Lincoln Center Box Office or online at lctix.com. They are $10 for students and $20 for adults.

The “Destinations” themed show will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Harlem Shake: CSU Rams Edition

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Feb 202013
 

Author: Lena Howland

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The viral dancing trend hit the CSU campus on Wednesday afternoon.

Students of all majors came out to fill CSU’s plaza for 30 seconds of dancing and shaking.

The shake was pre-meditated by students who invited others to join via-Facebook.

Moby Arena officially sold out

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Feb 202013
 

Author: Ryan Greene

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Not to anyone’s surprise, Moby Arena has officially sold out for Saturday’s men’s basketball game against New Mexico.

Public Admission tickets sold out Friday, February 15th, but student tickets were not available until 8AM this morning.

The ticket office was expecting a line, but probably not the one that was there at 8AM.

The line stretched from the front of the McGraw center, out to the football practice field, and then back all the way to the intersection of Shields and Elizabeth. According to CTV’s Ryan Hillman, some students were in line as of late last night, to be the first ones to get them this morning.

 


 

The Rams moved up in the AP Polls, going from No. 24 last week, to No. 22 this week. They will be looking to stay ranked this week, but it won’t come easy. The Rams will play a tough UNLV Rebels team tonight at UNLV, and then against the No. 16 New Mexico Lobos Saturday, which some are calling the biggest game in CSU Basketball history.

Cost of food increasing in Fort Collins

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Feb 192013
 

Author: Lena Howland

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In 2012 alone, the U.S. has faces a drastic increase in the cost of food.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the price of fresh whole milk has increased by 2.9% while the cost of fresh vegetables have gone up by 5.7%.

The cost of apples have also skyrocketed by 13.3%.

Many restaurants are now starting to feel the inflation and local Fort Collins favorite, The Pickle Barrel, is no exception.

Along with restaurants, markets and corporate grocery stores, they must also raise their prices to keep up with the nation-wide inflation.

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Grammy’s: Mumford & Son’s win big; debut of Katy Perrmaid and Adele Doubtfire

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Feb 132013
 

Author: Christian Zamora

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The 55th annual Grammy Awards aired Sunday night on CBS, and boy, was the three hour telecast jam-packed with stunning celebrities, performances and photobombs! More importanly, the telecast revealed the artists whose hard work payed off in the form of a shiny, gold gramophone and the artists who need to work a little harder to bring home one of those coveted trophies next year.

One of the top stunners of the night was the Bajan beauty (dating the beast) Rihanna. She glowed from the moment she stepped onto the red carpet, debuting her red Alaia gown. The “Diamonds” singer may not have taken home any trophies from the night, but between her immense beauty and that unforgettable tribute to Bob Marely she took part of, RiRi still walked away as a winner.

Another pop starlet who lit up the stage was America’s first “Idol,” Kelly Clarkson. The talented singer nailed those high notes while performing her breath-taking tribute to singing legends Patty Page and Carole King. Clarkson then went on to make laughs on stage after accpeting her Grammy for “Best Pop Vocal Album” for her record “Stronger.” The “Since U Been Gone” singer also walked away with the greatest picture of the night, unintentionally, after she photobomed Ellen Degeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi.

Mumford & Son’s was the top winner of the night after scoring a Grammy for “Album of the Year.” The British folk band accepted the award from fellow Brit Adele, who took the same award home last year.

It wasn’t all about Mumford & Son’s though. Frank Ocean may not have taken home the award for “Album of the Year,” but that didn’t stop the singer from making waves. Ocean took home a Grammy for “Best Urban Contemporary Album” thanks to his critically acclaimed freshman effort “Channel Orange.”

But when there’s winners, there must be losers.

A couple fashion losers of the night were Katy Perry and Adele. Katy Perrmaid attended the show in a mint green Gucci gown complete with a boob window to give Ellen something to stare at. Adele may have won a Grammy with her live rendition of “Set Fire To The Rain,” but her outfit was a not a winning choice. The Valentio floral print dress reminded us of a certain drag nanny and didn’t seem to suit the new queen of music.

Carly Rae Jepsen however may have been the biggest loser of Grammy night. Despite achieving massive radio and chart success with her debut single “Call Me Maybe,” Jepsen failed to walk away with any trophies to validate her hugely successful past year. Hopefully someone called her to help the blow of the loss.

Make sure to watch Ram Entertainment every Wednesday night here on CTV for the latest celebrity news.

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Student genius advances through PhD program

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Feb 122013
 

Author: Lena Howland

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After being home-schooled until the age of 9, Crystal Vander Zanden graduated high school at the age of 13.

She says that home-schooling went at a much faster pace for her because she didn’t have to stop when everyone else didn’t get something because it was just her. She could simply speed through what she understood and stop to focus on the topics she needed help on.

Zanden graduated with her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Doane College in Crete, Nebraska.

She is now 18 years old and in her second year of the Doctorate program with the Department of Molecular Biology.

Ram’s men’s basketball team cracks Top 25

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Feb 112013
 

Author: Ryan Greene

The Colorado State Men’s basketball team has officially been ranked as the No. 24 team in the nation by the AP and Coach’s Poll

The last time the rams received a national ranking came all the way back in 1954.

The ranking follows the Rams tough win at Nevada, winning by just 4 points.

To go along with their No. 24 ranking, the Rams basketball team also has the 15th best RPI in the nation, and as of today, the Rams are the No. 1 rebounding team in the nation, averaging 42.4 rebounds per game.

Now that the Rams are ranked, the matchup Wednesday against the San Diego State Aztecs, has become much more interesting. The Aztecs are ranked as well, two spots above the Rams at No. 22.

This means that this Wednesday will be the first game in Moby’s history to feature two ranked teams playing each other.

The game Wednesday is an Orange Out as well, and tickets are expected to sell out soon.

The game starts at 8PM MT this Wednesday.

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Rockies’ Todd Helton arrested for DUI

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Feb 062013
 

Author: Ryan Greene

Beloved Rockies First Baseman was arrested in Thornton early Wednesday morning.

Police responded to other drivers complaints of Helton’s Ford pickup driving erratically on Colorado Blvd.

Police found Helton at a gas station where they took him into custody for DUI and careless driving.

Helton was released to a “responsible party” according to police spokesperson Matt Barnes.

The Rockies released a statement regarding the arrest of Helton:

We were extremely disappointed to learn that Todd was arrested this morning. This type of behavior is taken very seriously by our organization. We know that he clearly understands the seriousness of his poor decision, the harm that could have been inflicted on others and the embarrassment his mistake has caused to himself, his family, the Colorado Rockies organization and to Major League Baseball.

Todd is taking full accountability for his actions with his family, his fans and the organization. The man we have grown to know has strong values that are grounded in his family and hard work. Todd clearly understands the severity of the situation.”

Helton has played first base for the Rockies since 1997, and has won 3 Gold Gloves, and been to 5 All Star games.

 

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