Community Briefs for 01/25

Jan 242011
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

CSU dean honored for contribution to Colorado engineering

Today the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado is honoring CSU’s Dean of Engineering Sandra Woods with the 2011 General Palmer Award.

The award is given to an engineer in the industry for accomplishments that have advanced the engineering community and made an impact on future generations, according to a university press release.

Woods is one of about 40 female deans in engineering colleges across the country and will receive the award today at the Lakewood Country Club. She will also deliver a keynote address at the ceremony.

CSU Experts to Discuss Clean Energy Innovation

A CSU panel of experts will discuss the university’s work on innovate energy research at the monthly “Savvy Salon,” an event hosted by the CSU Alumni Association and Women’s Vision Foundation.

Tim Reeser, Amy Prieto and Christian L’Orange will discuss Thursday at the CSU Denver Center their work in clean energy research and development at CSU.

Registration for the event is $25 for Women’s Vision members and $35 for non-members at

International Student volunteers hosting information meeting

Want to travel and volunteer in places like Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Africa or South America? International Student Volunteers is hosting an information meeting today for anyone interested.

The program lasts for four weeks during the summer and combines two weeks of volunteering during which students can work in conservation with protecting sea turtles, whales or dolphins. The last two weeks are an “adventure tour.”

Meetings are held in the Lory Student Center, Room 211E every hour from 1 to 4 p.m.

City Council hosts State of the City Address

Today Mayor Doug Hutchinson and City Manager Darin Atteberry will address community members in a State of the City address. They will discuss issues like the 2B tax passed in the November election.

Hutchinson and Atteberry will also host a re-cap of 2010 and talk about the future of Fort Collins. The address is open to the public and will end with a question-and-answer session.

The address takes place in the City Council Chambers in City Hall West, located at 300 LaPorte Ave.

— Collegian Staff Report

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