Briefs 4/30/12

Apr 292012

First annual Alpha Kappa Delta and Crossroads Safehouse Clothing Drive today

Students interested in clearing out their closets and helping a good cause can look no further than the first annual Alpha Kappa Delta and Crossroads Safehouse Clothing Drive.

Clothing can be dropped off throughout the week in boxes near the entrances of Clark A and C, the Sociology Department office (Clark B 258) and in the Natural Resources Building.

“This is a great way to start your spring cleaning and/or moving process while helping out a local organization that is a refuge to so many victims of violence and abuse,” according to an events calendar entry.

The drive officially begins at 9 a.m. today.

Blue Ridge Trio to rock the UCA

The all-female Blue Ridge Trio will make a stop at the University Center for the Arts today in the Organ Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.

The trio, which features San Hochmiller, soprano; Tabatha Easley, flute; and Catherine Garner, piano, has been performing across the country since 2005.

The group is interested in researching and performing less-known chamber music by female composers, according to an entry on the events calendar, and tonight’s program will be comprised of works written after 1950.

“[The program] is a cross-section of accessible music highlighting both the success and diversity of female composers over the last 60 years,” according to a listing on the events calendar.

Tickets are $7 for CSU students, $1 for youth ages 2 through 17 and $12 for adults.

Spring issue of undergraduate research journal coming out May 4

Most undergraduate research publications only accept entries from their home university, and are under the tutelage of a faculty editor in chief.

But not CSU’s, which accepts entries from schools as far-ranging as England and Chile, and is helmed by Jessica Egner, a senior chemistry major.

The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence (JUR) is now on its fourth issue, which has a projected May 4 release date.

“We all were very surprised at how fast JUR would spread,” said JUR editor in chief and CSU chemistry major Jessica Egner in a news release. “The spring issue features undergraduate work from four different countries covering topics from Hemingway to fire regimes in South Africa, and radical art to cancer virotherapeutics.”

The first journal, which was issued in fall 2010, total about 30 pages. Since then, it was doubled in size.

JUR features the work of students in every discipline, from art to chemistry to creative writing to engineering, and is even registered with the Library of Congress.

“It’s been great working with the JUR undergraduate team,” said Mark Brown, the director for the Office of Undergraduate Research and Artistry, and JUR’s advisor and supervisor. “JUR is one of the only student-run organizations like this in the country.”

CSU track and field sweeps the Jack Christiansen Invite

CSU track and field recorded six first-place finishes at the Jack Christiansen on Saturday, enroute to sweeping the tournament.

The Rams totaled 182.33 points on the men’s side and 190 on the women’s side, outscoring regional rivals Colorado, Northern Colorado, Wyoming and Air Force along with four other schools.

Trevor Brown earned first place in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.95 seconds, and Holly Keeper won the 1,500 meter run with a time of 4:36.75. Seth Butler won the 800-meter run, posting a time of 1:54.0

For a full recap of the day, visit

Pick up some mad stadium knowledge

To get students more in the know about the on campus stadium discussion process, the university will be holding a series of events through the week to provide information and gather feedback about the university’s feasibility study of the project.

To kick things off, the Stadium Advisory Committee and the Associated Students of CSU will host four public forums for CSU students at 11 a.m., 12:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the LSC West Ballroom.

These forums will be facilitated by the Center for Public Deliberation, and will offer both informational sessions and opportunities for input.

ASCSU will also have displays about the stadium process in the plaza from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Plaza. Students will have the opportunity to connect with members of the Stadium Advisory Committee and have additional opportunities for feedback.

Thus far, ASCSU President Eric Berlinberg has said that he has not gathered sufficient data to determine what student sentiment is about the on campus stadium.

“Students are a critical stakeholder in the discussion about whether the university should consider building a new stadium on campus, and the Stadium Advisory Committee needs to hear from them,” Berlinberg said in a news release. “These events will really help students learn more about the process and provide a meaningful opportunity for them to give their thoughts, ask questions and offer feedback.”

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