Briefs 3/25/12

Mar 252012

President’s Leadership Program applications available

Have you ever wanted to develop a closer relationship with CSU President Tony Frank?

Well, now’s your chance! This is because applications for the President’s Leadership Program (PLP) are now available at

The PLP “strives to develop active, informed citizen leaders who practice ethical, inclusive leadership and embody positive humanitarian characteristics such as optimism, service to others, passion, mindfulness and fairness,” according to the program’s mission statement.

Participants meet weekly on Tuesday evenings, as well as participate in weekend leadership retreats, career development events and three other courses involving leadership development.

All students are encouraged to apply. The deadline for priority applications is March 30.

Eat for life

Starting at 4 p.m. today, CSU’s chapter of Relay for Life will be holding a fundraiser at Old Chicago set to benefit the American Cancer Society.

If students bring an event-specific coupon (available online at, 10 percent of every purchase during the fundraiser will support the American Cancer Society.

Students who are in Greek life or on-campus clubs have the opportunity to write the name of their organization on the coupon, and whichever organization has the highest attendance will have 10 percent of the events proceeds donated in the name of the organization.

Don’t panic! You can still recover academically with a little help from TILT

Did your midterm grades leave you terrified about your academic future? Do you need a little push to finish the end of the semester strong?

No worries, The Institute for Learning and Teaching has your back. Today TILT will be holding an academic recovery session, where attendees will learn how to improve their study strategies, as well as techniques to track grades and determine their GPAs.

The workshop is slated for 4 p.m. in TILT Building, room 105.

Defend American diplomacy

Bruce Fein, a well-known constitutional lawyer and author, will be visiting CSU today for a jam-packed day of talking about the ins and outs of American foreign policy.

His day will begin with a veterans event, followed by a pseudo debate between Fein and a few recent presidents of the U.S. Then, at 7 p.m., Fein will host an hour-long lecture in the Lory Student Center East Ballroom regarding his stance on foreign policy.

Following his lecture, Fein will host a brief Q-and-A session and a book signing.

All events are free and open to the public.

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