10/07 Community Briefs

Oct 062010
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to perform at Homecoming

In 10 days, contemporary southern California swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will jam on CSU’s campus as part of the Homecoming and Family Weekend celebration.

The band, known for songs “Go Daddy-O” and “You & Me the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight,” played the Super Bowl XXXIII half-time show in 1999 and will perform during the halftime show on Saturday, Oct. 16 when the Rams football team takes on UNLV.

After the game, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will grace the stage in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the band is set to play starting at 7:30 p.m.

Freshman business administration major Ben Hilzer, freshman biomedical science major Shannon Patilla and freshman animal science major Sophia Yelenick were deemed three finalists in the CSU Idol competition at the end of last month.

As part of the third and final round of the Idol competition, the three will open for Grammy-nominated Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and be judged by their performances.

Funk band Bob Skizzum will also perform as part of the event, “Homecoming After Party featuring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Bop Skizzum, and the CSU Idol Finale.”

The first 600 tickets are free for students; each remaining ticket is $10. Non-student tickets are $21 each and can be purchased at the LSC Box Office, at 970-491-4849 or online at www.csutix.com.

Ritter welcomed to CSU honor society

CSU’s chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, NSCS, this week announced Gov. Bill Ritter as a distinguished member of its exclusive club.

The organization inducts high-achieving freshmen and sophomores and Ritter, as a distinguished member, will have lifetime scholar benefits. NSCS chooses someone to receive the honor annually, according to a press release.

Ritter is Colorado’s 41st governor and will vacate his seat follow the upcoming November elections. He graduated from CSU in 1978.

Membership to NSCS is by invite only and looks at attributes like GPA and class ranking. According to the same press release, the organization awards more scholarships nationally than any other honor society. Its focus is to offer members internship and networking opportunities and career resources.

— Collegian Staff Report

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