Daily Record 4/29

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Apr 282011
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

Wednesday and Thursday arrests
There were no arrest affidavits available at time of pick up.

*Other notable items:

  • 7:32 a.m.: Criminal mischief at Willard O’Eddy Hall, 1231 Center Ave.
  • 7:32 a.m.: Criminal mischief at the Parking Services Building, 1508 Center Ave.
  • 8:23 a.m.: Criminal mischief at the Andrew G. Clark Building, 1201 Center Ave.
  • 8:58 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances/prowler at Parking Services Building, 1508 Center Ave.
  • 11:25 a.m.: Criminal mischief at Braiden Hall, 1101 Braiden Drive.
  • 12:51 p.m.: Criminal mischief at Willard O’Eddy Hall, 1231 Center Ave.
  • 3:25 p.m.: Criminal mischief at the Andrew G. Clark Building, 1200 Center Ave.
  • 6:50 p.m.: Theft at the University Center of the Arts, 1400 Remington St.

The Daily Record will be published in the Collegian Tuesday through Friday. It is compiled by the staff of the Collegian from arrest affidavits and a daily incident record provided by the CSUPD. 
The Daily Record is also available online at Collegian.com.

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Apr 282011
Authors: Compiled by Alexandra Sieh
  • Last time I did laundry it came out smelling like toasted marshmallows. This time it was chocolate chip cookies. What happens in the dorm dryers, I will never know.
  • You know you’re a student at CSU when your mom asks you what you’ve been eating and after careful consideration, all you can think of is Clif Bars and late night Taco Bell.
  • I lost all my weed in a series of small fires.
  • You know your roommate’s been having a good time when there’s an extra towel on the bathroom floor and 12 multi-colored glow sticks in the shower.
  • Showing up an hour late to an hour and fifteen-minute class.You’ve got to love morning sex.
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Community Briefs for 4/29

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Apr 282011
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

Little shop of honors

Brian Jones, a CSU physics instructor, founded the Little Shop of Physics in 1991 to demonstrate the excitement and interest of science. It was announced Thursday that he will win the Robert A. Millikan Medal from the American Association of Physics Teachers.

Jones will receive the award during the 2011 American Association of Physics Teachers summer meeting in Omaha July 30 through Aug. 3. The award honors educators who make creative contributions to teaching physics.

Made up of mostly undergraduate students, Little Shop of Physics finds ways to open a diverse range of students up to science in a hands-on way. The program acts as a resource to K-12 teachers in Colorado.

Preserving history at Morgan Library

A week of preserving the value of written knowledge will conclude Saturday at the Morgan Library.

Preservation Week is held annually, and it renovates Morgan Library inventory, as well as shared inter-library collections.

While its focus is book preservation, more unusual items such as antique road maps and educational-use skills are also worked on.

Universities Libraries has repaired over 155,521 books in the past 25 years.

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Celebrating Glen Morris

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Apr 282011
Authors: Bonnie Cleveland

The South College Field House has held its location-based name for 87 years, ever since it was built in 1924.  This changed last Friday when it became the Glenn Morris Field House. 

“We were delighted by the support received from campus and the community at the Glenn Morris Field House naming ceremony,” said Matthew Helmer, Executive Director of CSU Events & Constituent Engagement.  “The Glenn Morris Field House — where Morris trained for the 1936 Olympics — now stands as a tribute to his enduring legacy. 

Morris’ former Simla High School principal Morris Verves had previously proposed the field house be renamed after Glen Morris, who died of congestive heart failure in 1974. 

CSU’s Vice President of External Relations Anthony Phifer said this name change has resulted from the right people recently becoming aware of Morris’ accomplishments. 

This year also marks the 75th anniversary of Glenn Morris’ gold medal accomplishment in the decathlon during the1936 Berlin Olympics.

“Tony Frank and the Board of Directors recognized great accomplishment,” Phifer said. 

Morris’ gold medal has been donated to CSU and is now on display in the Glenn Morris Field House. 

Morris also achieved a world record of 7,900 points in the decathlon, a record that stood for 14 years. 

CSU’s head track coach Brian Bedard said the decathlon is composed of 10 events over a two-day period.  Including throwing discus, shot and javelin, the long jump, high jump, a 100-meter dash, a 400-meter, the 110 hurdles, pole vault and a 1,500-meter run. 

“The decathlon is devised to show speed, power, jumping abilities and distance.  The best all-around athlete,” Bedard said. 

Phifer noted that Morris won the Sullivan award upon his return from Berlin.  The Sullivan award is “based on qualities of leadership, character, sportsmanship and the ideals of amateurism,” according to the Sullivan mission statement. 

The Sullivan award is the “Oscar” of sport awards.  Morris received this honor over Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics. 

“Morris was greatly celebrated when he came back from the Olympics,” Phifer said. 

Glenn Morris graduated from CSU, what was then Colorado A&M, in 1935 with degrees in economics and sociology.  During his time here Morris competed in football, basketball, and track and field.  He was also student body president. 

After graduating, Morris continued to train in the field house for the 1936 Berlin Olympics. 

The field house is an improved building from the time Morris ran.  The building’s structure itself is the same, but the dirt track that Morris ran on is now banked and was resurfaced this past summer.

Other CSU track and field alumni that have competed in the Olympics are Wendy Koenig Knudson (1972, 1976), Pam Greene (1972, 1980), Scott Stoll (1994), Libbie Johnson Hickman (2000), Casey Malone (2004, 2008), Loree Smith (2008). 

_Staff writer Bonnie Cleveland can be reached at news@collegian.com. _

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Apr 282011
Authors: Benjamin Gowen
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Relay rolls in this weekend

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Apr 282011
Authors: Jason Pohl

Editor’s note: In the article, it was incorrectly stated that the Relay for Life begins on Friday evening when instead it begins on Saturday evening. The Collegian regrets its error.
Hundreds of people will pack the CSU Recreation Center this weekend for reasons far different from bulking up, losing weight
or showing off those springtime tan lines.

The annual Relay for Life charges into town Saturday evening, and with it comes a festive and celebratory atmosphere that will fill the Rec Center with hundreds of individuals ready to walk for a cause –– and have fun in the process.

In an email to the Collegian, Event Chair Kaitlin Simpson said that what makes this event so fun and interesting “is that people of all different beliefs, cultures and ages come together for a common cause.”

This is the fifth year for the event at CSU, and this year more than 650 individuals have gathered more than $48,000 dollars that will benefit cancer research, survivors and their families.

In addition to walking all night, events planned for this year’s relay include costume contests, basketball and volleyball.

“The event should be tons of fun, and hopefully it will help with stress for some students before finals,” Simpson said.

Participants have been raising money for months, and on Saturday night they will continue a tradition that was started by one man 26 years ago –– an overnight walk around a track.

According to the American Cancer Society’s website, the event can last up to 24 hours in some communities, and it is always held overnight because “cancer never sleeps.”

The Relay for Life attracts more than 3.5 million participants each year across more than 5,000 communities, and it is about more than just raising money –– it’s about making a difference.

Those who want to make a difference can still bring in donations to the event, and they can even try to beat out other teams. However, only those participating in the event can attend.

For those who cannot afford to make a donation, Katie Whitbeck, a participant who has raised more than $2,500, said that, “Simply putting your name behind something says ‘I really believe in what you’re doing.’”

Staff writer Jason Pohl can be reached at news@collegian.com.

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Apr 282011
Authors: Ian Cox
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Apr 282011
Authors: Derrick Burton
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The Shallows

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Apr 282011
Authors: Dave Anderson
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Broken light may be cause of Parmelee evac

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Apr 282011
Authors: Courtney Riley

A malfunctioning light may be the cause of an evacuation of Parmelee Hall last night, according to Dell Rae Moellenberg, CSU Police’s public information officer.

She said the light overheated, smoked or somehow triggered the sprinkler system in of the rooms on the southeast side of the second floor, also setting off the fire alarms.

“I thought it was just a drill at first,” said Ashley Wengrove, a freshman microbiology major who was woken by the fire alarms at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Poudre Fire Authority and CSUPD shut off the sprinkler system when they arrived at the scene.

“It is my understanding that although the water from the sprinkler system impacted several rooms, the result was mostly limited to wet carpets,” Moellenberg said. “The room where the sprinkler system activated and a room below it were impacted more.”

CSU staff members cleaned up the area after it was cleared by PFA and CSUPD.

Students who were displaced were provided temporary rooms by CSU Housing and Dining Services staff.

ASCSU Beat Reporter Courtney Riley can be reached at news@collegian.com.

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