Community Briefs

Sep 072010
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

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Individuals interested in teaming up with local businesses and organizations for the annual Make A Difference Day this October can do so today on United Way of Larimer County’s website.

Last year, more than 4,400 Fort Collins residents knocked out about 150 local community service projects.

Neighbor to Neighbor, a local non-profit aimed at provide housing for low-income families, will build a playground for toddlers and infants who live in the organization’s north Fort Collins complex.

USA Weekend magazine named United Way of Larimer County’s event one of the top 10 in the nation. This year’s Make a Difference Day festivities will span the week of Oct. 18-24.

Anyone interested in being a part of Make A Difference Day can register at

Aspen Grille open for business

The Lory Student Center’s student-run restaurant is up and running for the 2010-2011 school year.

The Aspen Grille is located in the University Club and is run by CSU’s Restaurant and Resort Management Program.

Reservations can be made between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. by calling 970-491-7006, Tuesdays through Friday.

Visit to check out the menu.

Peace Corps informational session to be held today

Jen Johnson served in Gambia, West Africa as a science teacher through the Peace Corps and is coming to CSU to share her experiences with
students interested in getting involved.

The event, which is hosted by Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement, SLiCE, will give students the opportunity to ask Johnson about what it’s really like to give up two years for community service.

The meeting will be held today at 5 p.m. in Lory Student Center room 226.

Braiden Hall hosts ‘Diversity Days’

Want to learn more about diversity offices on campus?

Students can head to Braiden Hall today at 5:30 p.m. where Student Diversity Programs and Services Offices will give out information about the university’s many diversity-oriented organizations.

The information will cover the following groups:

  • Leadership programs
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Academic workshops
  • Cultural enrichment
  • Peer mentoring
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • G.U.I.D.E.
  • S.H.A.D.E.S.
  • United Men of Color.
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