Community Briefs

Jan 252011
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

Fort Collins group offers program to lower utility bills

A grassroots group called Community for Sustainable Energy is attempting to organize the student body and promote energy efficiency. It hopes to reduce utility bills, lower pollution and create local jobs.

The group is working to help landlords afford energy retrofits, which they believe landlords don’t have an incentive to invest in.

This non-profit will be on campus to generate letters from students.

Those interested can call 937-207-1785 for more information.

Students can show appreciation for CSU professors

Students who want to reward rather than get revenge on their professors have until Feb. 4 to nominate them for the 2011 Best Teacher Awards program.

Nominating a CSU teacher or professor can be done online at They are due by 5 p.m. on Feb 4.

The CSU Alumni Association and Student Alumni Connection sponsors the program and aims to give credit to CSU professors and teachers who go above and beyond.

Students and alumni nominate teachers and professors. Winners and nominees are recognized at the Best Teacher Awards Dinner on April 7.

CSU lets the public discuss the budget

CSU annually holds open planning and budget hearings for members of the campus community to participate in the discussion of the 2012 budget.

The Budget Retreat will take place on Thursday and Friday and will include a 20-minute presentation from each college and vice president from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Cherokee Park Room.

The hearings are to help the campus understand CSU’s complex budget process.

Friday marks the start of Budget 101, and March 9 the Budget Open Forum.

Student Involvement Fair kicks off today

Students who want to learn about the dozens of student organizations on campus can head up to the Main Ballroom of the Lory Student Center today for the Student Involvement Fair.

The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is hosted by the Office of Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement.

Diversity, international, political and competative club sports organizations will be present and available to answer any questions students may have.

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