Community Briefs

Sep 212010
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

NSCS receives national award

CSU’s chapter of National Society of Collegiate Scholars, NSCS, received the gold STAR award for being an active and engaged organization.

NSCS is one of 270 student-run chapters in the country catering to high-achieving freshmen and sophomore students. With the gold STAR award, CSU’s hub will get $250 and, according to a press release, the national organization will write a letter of recognition to CSU President Tony Frank.

To reach gold status chapters must hold an induction ceremony for new members, host a mentoring program, plan campus-wide NSCS events supporting its integrity initiative, sponsor a recruitment campaign and work with on-campus offices to plan a chapter event, according to the same press release.

Chapters can be ranked bronze, silver, gold and platinum based on their performance for the previous year.

FoCo to host Antarctica lecture series

Scientists who spent time researching the polar environment in Antarctica are bringing their findings to Fort Collins as part of a fall lecture series.

Tonight at 7 p.m. John Behrendt, professor at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research in Boulder, will share his findings on the thickness of Antarctic ice and the topography under the surface. He is also a retired U.S. Geological Survey scientist.

David Elliot, who teaches at Ohio State University’s School of Earth Sciences, will speak Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. He plans to share his experiences with transportation while studying Antarctica.

The speaker for the event on Nov. 24 has yet to be determined.
All lectures will be held in the Ben Delatour Room of the Fort Collins Main Public Library and are free and open to the public.
Events are sponsored by various CSU entities and the Fort
Collins Public Library.

For more information contact Poudre River Libraries at 970-221-6740.

— Collegian Staff Report

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