Community Briefs for 02/02

Feb 012011
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

CSU is a Peace Corps Factory

Per capita, CSU ranks 10th out of all the schools in the country that produce Peace Corps volunteers.

In 2010, the Peace Corps reported that its program had 79 volunteers that hold a bachelor’s degree from CSU.
The Peace Corps is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

“Students at Colorado State University want to give back and help with the health and well-being of people around the globe,” said Martha Denney, director of International Education in a press release. “That’s part of our commitment to internationalization and our mission of outreach and service.”

The Colorado State University Peace Corps office is located in the Office of International Programs, second floor of Laurel Hall on the main campus and can be reached at 970-491-7706.

Evaluate your classes, add/drop ends today

Today is the last day to add and drop most courses. Adding courses after Wednesday will require a late registration request from the instructor and assessed a late fee of $50.

Also, many courses added after this date may not qualify for the Colorado Opportunity Fund.

Withdrawals from the University after Thursday will receive a 25 percent refund of tuition and some fees.

First ever Iron Ram competition

The CSU Student Recreation Center will host its first Iron Ram competition to test students’ skills in power, speed, endurance, strength, agility and flexibility.

The Rec Fitness Program will host the tests from 4 to 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday and Thursday.

Those who achieve Iron Ram status will receive an exclusive shirt, and anyone who participates will be recognized.
For more information visit Ram.cfm.

Environment, ecology research earn high rankings at CSU

CSU ranks as the 5th highest institution in research in environment and ecology, according to a university press release.
The ranking came from ScienceWatch of Thomas Reuters and had CSU behind UC Davis and UC Berkeley in California, the University of Florida and Oregon State University.

The rankings are based on the number of peer-reviewed papers published in academic journals over five years.
The five schools combined published more than 144,000 papers.*

International studies, Colorado degree

Those interested in studying abroad should attend the CSU Study Abroad Fair in the Lory Student Center on Friday.
The fair will be held in the Lory Student Center main ballrooms and includes opportunities to study in Tasmania, New Zealand, Chile and Prague.

For more information about the Study Abroad Fair, please contact Angela Perryman, the assistant director of Study Abroad.

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