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THE RO CKY MOUNTAIN
Fort Collins, Colorado
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Volume 121 | No. 3
THE STUDENT VOICE OF COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY SINCE 1891
West Nile found in mosquito Early appearance concerns authorities
STRIP CLUB Colorado Brewer’s Festival This weekend marks the 23rd annual Colorado Brewer’s Festival in Fort Collins. Here’s some tasty suggestions for where to start.
BY JOHN SHEESLEY The Rocky Mountain Collegian
KAITIE HUSS | COLLEGIAN
Jeff Feneis, Housing Supervisor for the Loveland Housing Authority, lends an ear to a High Park ﬁre survivor at the disaster relief center located in Johnson Hall. Inside the center, those evacuated by the ﬁre can gather information from a variety of service organizations.
CSU opens the door to High Park refugees BY KAITIE HUSS The Rocky Mountain Collegian Christina Olivas, a senior at Rocky Mountain High School, welcomes victims of the fire into Johnson Hall last Friday. She remains calm, even as a man sits down across from her and breaks out into a sob, explaining he has lost everything to the High Park Fire. “It’s a real eye-opener,” Olivas said. “Coming from small high school problems to people who have lost everything they had. It’s definitely good for me.” Olivas, along with many other volunteers, arrived at Johnson Hall on Friday for the opening of a disaster relief center hosted by
CSU in Johnson Hall. “The university historically reaches out to the community and part of the land grant is to be giving to the community,” Mike Hooker, executive director of Public Affairs and Communications at CSU, said. “This is just another opportunity to be a part of the community land grant universities are supposed to be.” The center was set up in a matter of days, according to Deni La Rue, PIO for Larimer County, due to the efforts of both the University and the city. “They’vemadeitverysmooth and very easy,” La Rue, said. “I almost feel like we’re a partnership between the three of us: Larimer county, CSU and the state
department of local affairs.” The center is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and weekends from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. La Rue expects the center to remain open for about 3 to 4 weeks, depending on the need. Inside the center, those affected by the fire will find booths equipped with information, things such as housing, safety precautions to consider when returning home, mental health consultation and insurance. There is also a booth specifically for CSU employees affected by the fire. “Johnson hall was just the perfect spot to be at the hub of all of these resources to help folks get moving forward and trying to figure out what the
next step is to recover from their losses of the fire,” Hooker said. Brad Kucera, CSU Senior sports medicine major, heard about the need for volunteers through his involvement in CSU ROTC. He arrived Friday morning to help usher fire survivors through the center. “We’re a college town and that really says a lot. It says a lot about what the college means to the town, and, what the town means to the college.” For more information about ways you can volunteer at the center, email bmiller@ larimer.org or call (970) 4987150. Managing editor Kaitie Huss can be contacted at news@ collegian.com
The West Nile virus has been found in Culex mosquitoes captured in southeast Fort Collins near Fossil Creek Reservoir, according to officials at the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment. “We collect mosquitoes from Fort Collins and Loveland. There are about 50 locations a week that we get pools of mosquitoes from. The one found that was positive was from fossil ridge,” said Scott Sieke, a junior biology major and student lab assistant at the Infectious Disease Annex in CSU’s Judson M. Harper Research Complex. The complex houses university research aimed at finding cures and preventative measures for diseases such as West Nile virus, tuberculosis, yellow fever, dengue, and hantavirus. The Culex mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus were found on June 5, a month earlier than they usually are in the average year, suggesting that this summer could have an increased number of human West Nile virus infections. “So far its shaping up to be worse than last year but its hard to be sure at this point,” Sieke said. West Nile virus infection results from a by an infected mosquito so avoiding bites is the best way to prevent infection. The virus can occur in humans without symptoms or can cause illness ranging from mild to deadly. Those over 50 or with weak immune systems are at the highest risk to experience severe symptoms from West Nile virus. See VIRUS on Page 3
New chancellor remembered as a ‘defender’ of higher education at his last post Some saw him as an agitator at LSU, but Martin is focused on ‘mixing it up’ on ground level BY NIC TURICIANO The Rocky Mountain Collegian
According to observers at LSU, CSU’s new Chancellor Michael Martin isn’t afraid to fight for higher education, even when his opponent is the state’s governor. Robert Mann, a mass communications professor at LSU, believes that Martin and those around him did their best to hold the university together despite flat faculty salaries for the past three years, a 10 percent loss in staff, $102 million in budget cuts and pressure from the Louisiana governor’s office. Mann noted that throughout the budget cuts at LSU— which, after Martin’s resignation, is now without a Provost or Chancellor— Martin was a vocal opponent of Gov. Jindal’s position on higher education. “They clearly were annoyed by the audacity to defend your own university against budget cuts, but [Martin] did,” Mann said. “He did, at least until the President of the system issued basically a gag order
telling everybody to shut up and pretend to be grateful for the crumbs the Governor was willing to give us.” That audacity, according to Mann, gained Martin negative attention from the Louisiana governor’s office. “I don’t know that [Martin] would acknowledge that— but, I don’t have any evidence of this, but it was well known around town— the governor’s office wanted him gone because they saw him as someone who was not a team player and not willing to hue the line that everything was fine and that the cuts really weren’t all that bad, that we could do more with less and all this BS that they put out about how the budget cuts weren’t hurting LSU,” Mann said. “Martin and others around him were pushing back aggressively, and I think he definitely made some enemies down there.” The Louisiana Governor’s Office did not return requests for comment. Martin didn’t want to comment on the tensions at LSU, but is more interested in looking toward his new position with the CSU System.
“I guess if I have a strength, and some people may think it’s a weakness, it’s that I like to get out and mix it up on the ground level, and I intend to do some of that,” Martin said. Martin, whose duties will include oversight of CSU, CSU-Pueblo and the CSUGlobal Campus, joins the CSU System after four years as Chancellor of LSU. The CSU Board and Martin have agreed to a contract, which has yet to be finalized, that includes a $375,000 base salary as well as an option for up to $50,000 in incentive payments and deferred compensation of $75,000. The contract is comparable to Martin’s current contract with LSU. Though Martin still resides in Louisiana, he plans to move to Colorado no later than August 15. Upon his arrival, he will begin a four-step process to acquaint himself with the state, CSU and the stakeholders that it serves. While Colorado’s higher education budget has also been bleak throughout the recession (there have been a total of $39 million in budget
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CSU’s new Chancellor Michael Martin, whose duties will include overshight of CSU, CSU Pueblo, and the CSU-GLobal Campus.
cuts to the CSU main campus since 2008) Martin arrives at a time when financial aid funding is increasing by 11 percent and faculty are see-
ing their first salary raise in three years. See CHANCELLOR on Page 6
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New Honors Program Director named
CSU professor Don Mykles has been named the new director of the University Honors Program. He steps in for Bob Keller, who has been director of the Honors Program for 13 years, on July 1. According to a university press release, Mykles will be responsible for the more than 1400 students who participate in Honors courses and activities each semester as the director of the University Honors Program at Colorado State University. “I am particularly happy that we have a person with Don’s experience, educational insight and professionalism to succeed Bob Keller,” said Alan Lamborn, vice provost for Undergraduate Affairs. Mykles has been a faculty member at CSU since 1985, serving in the Biology, Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences Program, the Cell and Molecular Biology Program, and Natural Sciences Program.
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Scotty Chase, 11, climbs the bouldering problem outside the student recreation center at CSU. Chase’s family is from Littleton, Colorado and are visiting CSU while his older sister attends Preview Orientation.
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Man arrested for impersonating firefighter
Police arrested 30-yearold Michael Stillman Maher this morning after he was
found, driving in a vehicle with a stolen government liscense plate in the High Park Fire area. According to a press release, Maher possessed false firefighter credentials when contacted by a wild land fire chief last night. Maher was last seen driving a silver Toyota Tacoma leaving the fire area at about 10:30 June 16. Police later located Maher at a bar in Laporte. While the Toyota was registered to Maher, police traced the stolen liscense plate to Glenwood Springs. Police also discovered stolen property inside the vehicle along with a firearm. Maher is currenlty at Larimer County Jail, pending the setting of bond.
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New women’s basketball coach getting to know team By Kyle Grabowski The Rocky Mountain Collegian
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Fans of Colorado beer enjoying the Brewers’ Festival. This year’s festival includes options for full sized beers and VIP access.
Colorado Brewers’ Festival starts Saturday 23rd annual festival will add new VIP features By Michael Elizabeth Sakas Rocky Mountain Collegian Fort Collins may be known as the Napa Valley of craft beer, but the entire state of Colorado participates in the passion of brewing. The 23rd annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival is happening this Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. for VIP tickets and 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for general admission, at Civic Center Park. More than 35 Colorado breweries will be in attendance, serving more than 70 beers among them. Peggy Lyle, Event and Entertainment Director for the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association, listed a plethora of new additions to this year’s festival, including VIP access to small-batch beers. “[ VIPs] have access to this special area that will have food and beer included in that area, exclusive breweries, maybe some of the brewers that can only bring small batches that can’t provide enough for the large part of the festival will be serving there,” Lyle said. Pateros Creek will be one of the nine Fort Collins host breweries at the festival. Although just celebrating their one-year anniversary, this will be Pateros Creek’s second year at the festival.
“This is one of the few beer festivals that actually pays for the beer, so small breweries such as ourselves don't have to go broke to be there,” Cathy Jones, Creative Genius of the young company, wrote in an email. “The Downtown Business Association has always been very supportive of the brewing community and we love that Brewfest has reformatted to really focus on tasting beer and learning more about brewing instead of just getting drunk.” Along with beer and food sampling, there will be more than 15 Colorado bands playing the festival throughout the weekend. “We are big beer drinkers in this band,” CSU graduate Adam Brown, covocalist and guitarist for the Fort Collins group Mosey West said. “We’re playing two brew fests in the fall, and we started playing shows at Odell’s and other breweries around Colorado.” This year’s headliners are Fierce Bad Rabbit and 12 Cents for Marvin, both groups from Fort Collins. “[12 Cents for Marvin] is a band that actually got started at CSU, and they’ve been a Fort Collins favorite for a long time now,” Lyle said. “They actually don’t play regularly, but they do get together about once a year to do the Colorado
admission costs $10 non-drinker/ designated driver ($15 at gate) :includes free soda $20 tasting package ($25 at gate): includes 10 tasting tickets $40 VIP tasting package ($50 at gage): early access to festival, VIP access for one day and 10 tasting tickets
Brewer’s Festival, and it’s a super fun ska show.” Along with the available VIP package, this year’s festival will have more shade, free water courtesy of the Bohemian Foundation and The City of Fort Collins and free soda to those who are the designated drivers for the night. The tasting tickets can also be used for the food vendors, and using four of them can get you a full-sized beer. “I think this is the most natural location for the Colorado Brewer’s Festival, because Fort Collins really embodies Colorado brewing industry,” Lyle said. “The festival embodies the Colorado beer spirit. It’s outdoors, it’s friendly, and it’s just celebrating as one big community. Editor-in-Chief Michael Elizabeth Sakas can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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New CSU women’s basketball coach Ryun Williams started his college basketball career in 1988 on the Carolina blue and gold floor of the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome at Sheridan College in Wyoming. Seven years later, Sheridan gave him his first head coaching job, and Williams swept that same floor before every practice. “You don’t have many resources,” Williams said. “It makes you appreciate what you have now.” CSU hired Williams in late May, and he has spent the last month adapting to his new situation and getting to know his team. “Since he can’t do that much basketball stuff with us I think it’s been really helpful for him to get to know us as people first,” junior guard Hayley Thompson said. “You want to get to know them as young ladies and start developing a relationship you can trust,” Williams said. “We can’t work with them individually, which is kind of a bummer. It would be great to get these kids on the floor and see what we’ve really got.” The Rams will return 11 players from last year’s team, only losing seniors Kim Mestdagh and Kelly Hartig to graduation. “My sense from talking to the kids and watching film from previous years is we have kids that are hungry to be successful,” Williams said. “I like this group. There’s good basketball in this group.” Historically William’s teams have built their success on defense. Last season at South Dakota, the Coyotes ranked second nationally in blocks per game (7.3) and eight in field goal percentage defense (33.2). “They do a good job of getting in your halfcourt, they don’t let you
run up and down,” South Dakota State coach Aaron Johnston said. “They do a good job of slowing things down and playing at a pace they’re comfortable with.” This style benefits CSU’s size on the front line, where they are lead by senior Megan Heimstra and junior Sam Martin, a second team all Mountain West performer last season. Martin and Thompson will remain team captains as they were scheduled to be under former coach Kristen Holt. “Both Sam and I are honored that he’s choosing to keep us as captains,” Thompson said. “I think our team was comfortable with the dynamic of the team as it was before so I’m glad we’re keeping that.” Williams’ task moving forward will be to take a team that hasn’t had a winning season since 2004 and turn it into a Mountain West title contender. The team told Williams
in their first meeting that they think they are good enough to win the conference next year. “Those kids must have a confidence. They went through that league last year, they beat every team in the Mountain West,” Williams said. “They have a better feel for that, perhaps, than me.” Both Williams and the Rams have high expectations of themselves for the upcoming season, and Johnston thinks he’s the right man for the job. “Ryun’s a really energetic person. He has a lot of enthusiasm and passion for basketball,” Johnston said. “I think that’s what Colorado State needs with so many of the good things they have. They need someone who can spark an interest in women’s basketball, get people excited about it, and Ryun certainly has the ability to do that.” Producer Kyle Grabowski can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSU hired Ryun Williams in late May as the new women’s basketball coach. Williams hopes to transform the team, which has not had a winning season since 2004.
Transfer mentor pleased to pay his knowledge forward By Kristin Hall The Rocky Mountain Collegian This is the time of year when approximately four thousand new freshmen come trotting through the campus, taking tours, making friends, deciding on classes and beginning their journey as CSU Rams during their Preview Orientation. Most CSU students remember their first days at CSU like this. But some students like 29 year-old health and exercise science major, Kasimir “Kas” Carranza, have taken a slightly different journey. Students are not just here for Preview; there are hundreds of transfer stu-
dents each year for which CSU offers The Next Step Orientation. But the service doesn’t stop there. They offer transfer interest groups and trips as well as having a handful of transfer mentors, students who have transferred who seek to help the incoming transfer students throughout their first semester. Carranza is one of this year’s transfer mentors, and so far he is enjoying the position. He looks forward to the new relationships he will build with the students and the Orientation and Transition Program. “I hope to be an example of someone who has
gone through the transfer process and has done well despite having a few setbacks in the past,” he said. Carranza, a Texas native, transferred to CSU in the Fall of 2011 from Front Range Community College. Only a few years prior, he moved to Fort Collins from Texas. Even then, he said he felt drawn to the CSU community. “I was a thousand miles away from home and I knew one person in this town, but I felt at home on CSU campus, which was relieving,” he said. There were some challenges for Carranza as a transfer student like naviSee transfer on Page 5
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Why I sometimes Fulfilling the American DREAM wear children’s Obama announces a decision to halt deportation of immigrant minors clothing
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“I can’t quite see over the counter at the bank, I drive with my seat as far forward as the steering wheel will allow and I always double check the height limit on roller coasters— just in case.”
Obama announced last Friday a decision by the Department of National Security to grant two-year work permits to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children as well as relief from deportation. The decision comes in the wake of the DREAM Act, which failed to pass in 2009 and 2010. The bill was then reintroduced in 2011 in the House and Senate, but continues to be unresolved. Opponents to this bill have argued that higher education should not be baited as a means to citizenship and rather, a personal reward within itself. Others argue undocumented immigrants would receive government funding— rooted from taxpayers— and therefore benefit off
of legal citizens. Approaching this debate from a higher education perspective, however, leads to several benefits which
“Quite simply, education is a good thing for everyone. ”
are often overlooked. Quite simply, education is a good thing for everyone. Those who have spent their entire lives engaging in the educational system within the United States will
have the opportunity to pursue a degree and future career— a career that will ultimately provide a service to their community, their home, the United States. Also, consider that paychecks accompany careers, which are inevitably accompanied by taxes. Not only will this decision enable undocumented immigrants the opportunity to develop professionally, it will increase the number of people paying taxes. Most importantly, at the core of the DREAM Act lies individuals— individuals who could be our future college roommates, our final exam study-partners, our fellow graduates and colleagues of the professional workforce.
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By Kristin Hall There is a particular pair of shoes I often get compliments on. I won’t bother to describe them because that isn’t what matters. The most important detail about these shoes inevitably comes out when, in response to any compliment I receive on them, I respond by saying “Thanks…actually, do you want to see something sort of embarrassing?” To be honest, I never wait for the answer to that— most people in their right mind would not say “yes”— and without warning, slip my shoe off to reveal the inside with the numbers 3½ written in the heel of the shoe. Now this is the crucial detail, for anyone unfamiliar with women’s shoes sizing in the United States: a size 3½ falls well within the bounds of children’s clothing. The obvious question is why an adult, of seemingly sound mind, would be wearing children’s clothes. The answer to that is a bit complicated and has more than one part. The first thing you must understand is that I am small. Petite. Fun sized. Whatever you call it. I can’t quite see over the counter at the bank, I drive with my seat as far forward as the steering wheel will allow and I always double check the height limit on roller coasters— just in case. The second part of this explanation is something I think will really resonate with a college student and is something my fellow shorty’s have most likely already discovered. Children’s clothing is way less expensive than adult clothing. As a granola-eater at heart seeking to buy hiking sandals, I found that the children’s sizes were, on average, $40 less than their grown-up counterpart. And shoes are just the beginning. If it fits and you can manage to find something that isn’t plastered with Justin Bieber or Dora the Explorer, it’s a lot easier on your bankroll. Sounds like a flawless plan right? Buy children’s clothes. Pay less. Use the difference for beer. Unfortunately, it is not as simple as that. The problem lies in another important aspect of being small that someone of a larger stature might overlook. The general populace seems to assume that I am a child. When people guess my age they inevitably guess lower, sometimes
embarrassingly low. Yes, I’ve been approached in liquor stores, and when asked how often I get carded I answer “all the freaking time.” I have come to terms with the fact that I will likely be carded consistently until I’m 60 and then, still fairly often after that until I die. I will look younger than I am for the rest of my life, simply because of my small frame. Needless to say, wearing clothes not just splattered with glitter and flowers but also tailored to fit the pre-pubescent, is not going to make this less of a reality for me. Luckily, it occurred to me pretty early on that wearing children’s clothing was not improving my chances of looking my own age and that it was, in fact, perpetuating the belief that I was a child. I quickly amended my strict and lengthy book of personal rules— which is an entirely different column— to account for this epiphany. After a lot of closet-weeding I was proud to report I did not own a thread of children’s clothing But, as in any true drama, there was a moment of weakness. A weakness that I find often grips me in the shoe department. Generally I can resist the call, yet, this one came with a force. I was torn. The shoes were so cute, but the number 3½ loomed . I weighed my options, an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other. They didn’t look like children’s shoes, no flowers, no glitter, no Dora. Still I couldn’t shake it. 3½. Finally, the clearance tag decided for me. $2.00. The price was right. They were mine. Evidently, I made the right choice, because they have not been identified as children’s shoes (without my tip off ). I wear them to work and out on the town and the world is none-the-wiser. They now sit in my closet, my lone pair of size 3½ shoes and the reason why I sometimes wear children’s clothing. Contributor Kristin Hall can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Confessions of a budding American soccer fan By Kyle Grabowski Unlike most Americans, I understand why the rest of the world loves soccer so much. Watching the Euro 2012 has made me realize that it’s not so much about the game, but having a national “home team.” Sure we root for Team USA in the Olympics, and will this summer in London, but they only come around once every two years for the summer and winter. National soccer teams play practically year round, usually at stadiums packed full of screaming, crazy fans. Especially during Euro 2012, which this time around is jointly hosted by Poland and Ukraine, fans from as far as Sweden and Portugal have packed stadiums all over the countries to support their national team. Particularly Ireland. The Irish supporters are famous for their enthusiasm and love for their team. Even during a 4-0 loss to defending champion Spain, the Green Army was clapping and yelling and singing to the point where the Spanish applauded them.
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Granted, most Americans say they don’t like soccer because they think it’s slow, boring and low scoring. This coming from a nation that has declared baseball its national pastime. Nothing against baseball. It’s a wonderful game to enjoy on a summer day with your family/friends and beverage of choice. But it moves at the pace of a blue whale’s heart beat. Soccer is constantly in motion. Players are either passing the ball, trying to get it away from their opponents or shooting. Yes, there are stoppages for goals, out of bounds, corner kicks and red or yellow cards, but that’s it. There are no commercials in soccer except for during halftime. It makes watching American football feel like an infomercial. The lack of scoring cannot be denied, but true fans appreciate the beautiful game for more than when the ball goes in the net. That’s where the personal connection to a national team comes in. Soccer possesses a tension that few other sports can because the margin of error is so small. The difference between a 3-1 embarrassment and a respectable 1-1 draw can come down to a matter of inches. Especially when the stakes are as high as they are in the European Championships or the World Cup. Win and achieve immortality. Fail to meet expectations and never hear
the end of it. This same pressure exists for American athletes in all sports, but rarely on that kind of scale. If Mariano Rivera blew a save that cost the Yankess the World Series, he’d hear it in New York, a city of 8 million, for a while. But if Brazil, a country where soccer is practically a religion, loses a game because of an own goal (as they did in the 2010 World Cup), a nation of 194 million will never let them forget it. It’s not a feeling we can fully comprehend, but it’s something we can at least appreciate. And the perfect time to start appreciating it is during this Euro 2012 tournament. It has everything: big stars, high drama and goals. Lots of goals. At this point in the tournament, more goals have been scored than any previous tournament since the Euros moved to this format in 1996. Through 22 matches as of this column’s writing, there has not been a single goalless draw. Read it again. There has been at least one goal scored in every game, so if you want to see the ball in the net, Euro 2012 is the tournament to watch. Once the hooks are in, you might just see why the rest of the world is so crazy about it. Producer Kyle Grabowski can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Rocky Mountain Collegian | Thursday, June 21, 2012
Build your own bicycle By John sheesley The Rocky Mountain Collegian
Photo Courtesy of Northern Colorado potters guild
Karen Weitkunat, the Mayor of Fort Collins, has proclaimed June to be Bike Month. In honor of this, many special events will be taking place around town this month. June 27 is Bike to Work day, June 28 is the Downtown Bike Show in the parking lot at 224 N. College Ave., and June 29 is the Bike ‘N Jazz event, which will feature a free concert at Fossil Creek Park.
An artist molds a piece at the Northern Colorado Potters Guild. The Potters Guild will be one of 35 studios that will be open to the public this weekend for the Fort Collins Studio Tour.
Sixty local artists open studios for public viewing By Michael Elizabeth Sakas Rocky Mountain Collegian It’s unusual for painter and sculptor Bob Coonts to have hundreds of strangers come in and out of his at home studio, but he’s looking forward to the once a year exception. The Fort Collins Studio Tour will take place Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and studio maps can be picked up at several locations. It was started in 2001 by the Fort Collins Museum of Art (then known as the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art or FC MOA), but was dropped in 2008. The Lincoln Center picked the tour up last year and has made it free of charge to anyone interested in seeing the work of community artists in their personal studios. “I think it’s a wonderful experience and gives us the opportunity to show people what we do,” Coonts said. “I think people visiting the studios are interested in seeing how the artists work and where they work…I’ve always had good attendance over the
two days and I enjoy it.” Coonts, a ‘64 CSU graduate and former affiliate faculty for the art department, has been a part of the studio tour since its first year. “I talk about how I work, I show how I work, I might
Studio Map Pickup Locations Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia Senior Center, 1200 Raintree The Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue Northside Aztlan Center, 112 E Willow Street Edora Pool and Ice Center, 1801 Riverside
demo a little bit how I go about painting and how I approach things,” Coonts said. “I enjoy it, and it doesn’t bother us at all to have people come in.” Jeanne Shoaff, Gallery Coordinator for the Lincoln Center, has also been involved in the studio tour since it started, bringing it to the Lincoln center after it was dropped by FC MOA. “The focus has always
been, and still is, on people having the chance to really see how the artwork is made and where it is made, rather than when you go on a gallery,” Shoaff said. “This way you actually get to visit the space where the artists are making their work.” This year’s tour will include 60 artists spread out among 35 studios in Fort Collins, Bellevue and Laporte. “Our goal really is for people to have a greater appreciation for the time and effort and talent and techniques and skills that artists really put into their artwork,” Shoaff said. “I feel like with a greater appreciation, people can really enjoy the artwork a lot more and have an understanding for why it’s priced the way that it is and what the techniques and skills are that actually go into producing the artwork.” A current exhibit at the Lincoln center shows example artworks from each of the artists, allowing tour-goers to decide which of the studios they’d like to visit as they plan their route. “I think that we have a really diverse group of artists in terms of what they’re producing,” Shoaff said. “I think it’s really important that our community recognizes how much of an arts community there is here.” Editor in Chief Michael Elizabeth Sakas can be contacted at email@example.com
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The anatomy of a fixie Saddle
This is the part you sit on
What everything is hooked to
Handlebars So you can hang on
They help you to stop
What makes the wheel turn when you pedal
Crankset Chain Connects the crankset to the rear cog
What the pedals are hooked to, including the big gear.
Finding a good frame is the first step to buiding a fixie. Look for a steel frame from an old road bike or track bike. Make sure it is easy to remove Handlebars come in many shapes and sizes, and are a good way to customize your bike. You only need a front brake on a fixie, because your legs act as
It’s round and it rolls
the crankset and that the rear drops (where the wheel hooks in) are horizontal so it is easy to move the wheel to get the correct tension on the chain.
the rear brake due to the “fixed” cog. Pick out a fun color for the handlebar wrap. Wrapping the bars can be a bit tricky, so don’t be afraid to ask for help. The size of the big gear on the crankset is what, in concert with the rear cog, determines how fast your fixie will go and how hard it will be to
The chain connects the gear on the crankset to the rear cog. Be sure to get the correct size for your gears, as they come in 3/32” and 1/8” size.
pedal. The size of the gears is often expressed in the number of teeth they have. A common ratio is 42 teeth on the front gear and 16 on the rear.
1/8” size is stronger and usually better for fixies. Remember to keep your chain lubed up and clean, because pedaling is harder when it is dirty. Find a great saddle, your butt will thank you. Brooks leather saddles look classy and are quite comfortable, but they are also quite expensive.
The Aero line from Origin 8 is a good alternative, as they are cheap and come in manu colors, making the saddle another way to customize your bike.
Carranza remembers orientation
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Residents without bikes can purchase one at many of the local bike shops, or, for those feeling adventurous, this guide details the parts needed to build your own fixie. A fixie is a single speed bicycle in which the rear cog is “fixed” and does not rachet. This makes it so when the rear wheel turns, the pedals turn. This style of bike gives the rider more intimate control over the bicycle and uses fewer moving parts, making the bicycle more durable. Used bike parts are available at Brave New Wheel,
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But things that are often stressful for transfer students, like choosing classes, transferring credit, and financial aid, went smoothly. “I owe a lot of that to the [Orientation and Transition Program] department as well as the [Health and Exercise Sciences] department and the financial aid office,” Carranza said. Carranza remembers his Next Step Orientation fondly. He was so thankful for the politeness of the welcome team and the inviting atmosphere that made him feel comfortable
and less nervous. “I remember leaving for the day and feeling a sense of community and an eagerness to find my place within it,” he said. Carranza loves being a part of this year’s Next Step Orientation team. He enjoys talking to people and hopes he can be a helpful resource to the incoming students. He said that having someone friendly to talk to is the most important thing as transfer student. “This is important to me because it really helps make this gigantic campus
a bit smaller,” he said. Carranza feels pride in being a transfer mentor and that it is his duty to continue the work of the organization that he believes in and appreciates so much. He looks forward to being able to enrich his own life with the responsibility of helping others the way others helped him. “[Next Step] was a helpful and fulfilling experience, and I believe it’s my privilege to pass that on,” Carranza said. Contributor Kristin Hall can be reached at news@ collegian.com.
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Neither Martin nor Hickenlooper can fix budget “You can bring somebody new in as Chancellor, and they may be Superman, but there’s a limit to what they can do just as there’s a limit to what the Governor can do.” John Straayer | CSU political science professor
Martin’s job, though, might not be any easier than his time at LSU. According to John Straayer, a political science professor at CSU, Colorado State’s budgetary future may be more precarious than LSU’s. That’s because, due to the Colorado Constitution, neither Hickenlooper nor Martin have the authority to fix the state’s higher education budget woes. “You can bring somebody new in as Chancellor, and they may be Superman, but there’s a limit to what they can do just as there’s a limit to what the Governor can do,” Straayer said. “The solution, if there’s ever going to be one in Colorado, is that there’s going to have to be some complete collapse of the State’s programs to the point that the public wakes up, or there’s going to have to be some extraordinary central leadership resting on a broad base of support from the education, business and professional communities to make some significant modifications to our Constitution.” Martin acknowledges these and other stresses that come with his job, but during his 40 year career in higher education he’s had to learn how to cope with them.
“I try to live by simple rules, and I have a rule about the jobs I’ve taken and the occupations I’ve pursued. It’s this; it needs to be interesting, rewarding and fun. It doesn’t need to be that every day, but over time it needs to meet those three criteria,” Martin said. “I believe that’s what it will be in Colorado.” Producer Nic Turiciano can be reached at email@example.com
Michael Martin by the numbers
Unofficial CSU contract: $375,000 per year $50,000 in incentive payments $75,000 in deferred payments Budget cuts: $39 million at CSU since 2008 $120 million at LSU since 2008
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How five CSU faculty helped map the great red fruit BY NIC TURICIANO The Rocky Mountain Collegian
A Big Mouth Billy Bass hangs high on the wall inside lab E341 in the Anatomy and Zoology building at CSU. He rests on a faux wooden board, ready to ask that you take him to the river in song. Billy’s an oddity, a fish in a science lab, surrounded by instruments— large and small alike— that appear highly specialized and very, very expensive. Billy’s contribution is to lighten the mood in a space that’s responsible for contributing to one of the most important science stories of the year: the mapping of the tomato genome. It’s a project that joins a small group of genome mappings known as gold standards, and the five scientists who work in lab E341 had a large part in making it a reality. Professor Stephen Stack, Lindsay Shearer, Lorinda Anderson, SongBin Chang and Suzanne Royer are among more than 300 individuals in 12 different countries who contributed to the project. Professor Stack, who has been studying tomatoes at CSU since 1978, was part of the initial group that proposed mapping the tomato genome to the National Science Foundation in 2003. Ac-
cording to Stack, the NSF immediately saw the importance of the proposed research, but also knew that it would need to be a multinational, collaborative effort. “Within a month or so we had a meeting in Washington D.C. and all these representatives from, at that time I think it was about 10 different countries, came,” Stack said. “There was great enthusiasm, oh yes. One country would say they’d do a chromosome, another would say they’d do a chromosome and that’s how it came that all these countries got involved.” Stack speculates that upward of $100 million was spent on the project. The reason the cost was worth it, he said, is because the tomato belongs to the genus solanum, which includes important plants such as pepper, potatoes, eggplants and tobacco, among others. “The point is, once you get a real sequence on one of these very high quality sequences, you already know a whole lot about the other organisms that are very closely related,” Stack said. The project has seen attention from well known news sources such as Reuters, www.msnbc.com, The Washington Post, TIME, Popular Science
and was featured as the cover story on the science journal Nature. And that, the fact that the project has entered into the general public’s conversation, is surprising to Lindsay Shearer. “It seems so interesting [to] those of us who work on it, but it is always satisfying when others pay attention and are interested too,” Shearer, who worked as a lab member on the project, wrote in an email. “Our team’s role in the entire project is more supportive than anything. We didn't do any of the actual sequencing, but helped to relate the sequence to the
chromosome.” Work for the team in E341, however, isn’t finished. “There will continue to be work to more fully complete and to verify the sequence for a while— maybe a year or so,” Lorinda Anderson, a lab member of the project, wrote in an email. “The genome sequence is already available to researchers, and they will use it in their own research to address important biological questions about fruit ripening and so forth.” Producer Nic Turiciano can be reached email@example.com
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From left to right, Lindsay Shearer, Lorinda Anderson, Suzanne Royer and Stephen Stack stand with a copy of Nature. The four are part of a multinational, nine year project that sequenced the tomato genome.
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Today’s Birthday (06/21/12). Your enthusiasm is naturally infectious, and it continues to bubble through the year. You could find a leadership position developing this summer. Your network expands. Assess and redefine career goals. Business heats up by autumn. Patterns set by year’s end could stick for a while. Balance work with play. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
Calamities of Nature
Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 -- You’re lucky in romance for the next two days. Things get easier and lovelier. Creative thinking brings in money. Then get interested in something more fun. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 -- You get a self-confidence boost that lasts for a few weeks. Your friends help you decide what to do next. An old trick may not work now.Gemini (May 21-June 21) ––7–– Keep your head down, and you’re quite productive. Finish a project for a carefree evening. The conversation is just getting interesting, with art, music and beauty. Cancer (June 22-July 22) ––6–– Don’t bet on a far-fetched scheme. Take on more work, even if it makes life more complicated. Disruptions at home could cause chaos, too. Accept offers of help. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) ––7–– No gambling (except in love). Defer gratification for later. Make connections with friends. A change of scenery together could lead to unforgettable moments. Catch a nice view. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ––9–– Carefully evaluate your economic situation. Don’t jump to conclusions without looking at all the facts. In the end, you may have more wealth than you thought. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ––9–– You’re especially keen at discovering errors. Figuring things out is part of the fun, and it’s also a great learning experience. Others speak well of you. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ––7–– You pull through despite unexpected events. Your confidence is enviable (and contagious). Remember, you’re not the center of the universe. Contribute, and accept contributions. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ––7–– Invent new boundaries beyond the usual. Discover something when you clean up a mess. Love and be loved. Avoid going down the jealousy tunnel. No cheese there. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ––7–– You may have to take a detour on your route to a perfect career but not without reward. Go beyond sightseeing to immerse yourself in the experience. Earn new skills. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ––8–– Not everything will transpire as expected today, but that’s not a problem since you’re ready for adventure. Learn more about love in the process. This could be enjoyable. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) ––7–– You’re inclined to challenge authority. You gain points for being respectful as well as for being positive and supportive. Let them have a say in the matter.
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