Community Briefs

Sep 162010
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

Singers fight to be the idol of CSU

Tonight at 7 the Ramskeller and the Association for Student Activity Programming will host the first round of CSU Idol.

A dozen singers, selected from previous tryouts, will sing their hearts out to go down in CSU history.

The best six of tonight will move on to the second round, which will take place Friday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m.

Youth showcase Fort Collins through photography

The Face of Fort Collins program will be showcasing youth art today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Center for Fine Art Photography.

For two weeks, 18 students learned about studio lighting, working with models, proper shooting techniques and Photoshop. The children created photographic collages taken from hundreds of pictures from the Fort Collins community.

The program was made possible by a grant from The Bohemian Foundation and was developed in order to inspire and help the young people of Fort Collins learn to create photography.

Take a break into a different culture

Students have the chance to spend their spring and summer breaks experiencing a different part of the country. The office for Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement is now accepting applications for 2011 alternative breaks.

The program gives approximately 150 students the chance to view other communities. They will provide volunteer service in exchange for education about social and cultural issues the area faces.

For more details about locations, cost and to receive an application those interested can attend a meeting on Oct. 12 or Oct. 13 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Lory Student Center room 220-222.

Applications are due Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m.

This year students can visit:

  • Achiote, Panama
  • Catalina, Calif.
  • Independence, Calif.
  • Maryville, Tenn.
  • New Orleans
  • Washington D.C.

GLBT center newest location unveiled today in Denver

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado will host a grand opening from 3 to 8 p.m today of a its new $2.5 million location. The new home of the center is 1301 E. Colfax Ave. in Denver.

This is the first time in its 34-year history that it has had its own location. The building is double the amount of space than its previous one on Broadway.

It is expected that the center will draw more that 3,500 visitors a month to this new location.

Building features include:

  • 15,000 square feet
  • Four floors including a rooftop patio
  • Green construction
  • Expanded space for facilities and meetings
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