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CSU football players awaiting trial
Classes we wish were offered online
By Kaitie Huss The Rocky Mountain Collegian
CSU football players DeAndre “Dre” Elliot and Cory James, who were involved in a sexual offense case in March of this year, still await trial. The next court date is scheduled for August 13 at 1:30 p.m., according to the Larimer County Clerk’s office. Elliot is charged with three misdemeanor crimes including one count of unlawful sexual contact and two counts of second degree criminal trespass. James faces charges of three counts criminal trespass. According to a police report, the offense took place on March 31 at 1 a.m. at the ZTA sorority house in Fort Collins. A ZTA member claims a male identified as DeAndre Elliot entered her room wanting to have sex with her. Another ZTA member claims, according to the report, that Elliot entered the bathroom. He then, “… placed his hand up her skirt and touched her on the buttocks,” the police report stated. ZTA member Megan Pattee told police that she and a friend were sitting in the family room area around midnight on the night of the incident, after attending a social event with the PKA fraternity. The report states that they were waiting for a pizza to arrive when they noticed a group of males also sitting in the dining area. According to the report, “She said the males ‘seemed nice.’” Megan said afterward when she was talking to her friends about what had happened, no one could say exactly how the males got into the house, that they had to be let in because all of the doors lock when you leave. It was then then she noticed another black male come down from upstairs. ZTA member Sara Crews told police, “they can’t bring people upstairs,” according to the report. The males were identified as Corey James and DeAndre Elliot. The case is currently awaiting trial. Thus far, CSU has declined comment as to disciplinary actions made by the university. Managing Editor Kaitie Huss can be reached at news@ collegian.com.
CSU announced two new master’s programs in engineering to be taught entirely online (page 6), but we dreamt up some online courses we’d rather take.
Psychology of Human Sexuality
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With Colorado quickly becoming one of the go-to states for issues concerning hydraulic fracturing and natural gas, Gov. Bill Ritter and a team of CSU experts were invited to participate in a special seminar in California addressing many of those concerns. According to civil engineering Associate Professor Ken Carlson, who was among those who attended the seminar, industry leaders and environment groups continue to look to Colorado for fracking because of the state’s significant activity in shale oil and gas development. “Colorado has gained a well respected reputation as a state that has worked very hard to create policies and rules in the oil and gas industry that protect the environ-
Because it’s awkward to take the normal course surrounded by a room full of 300 other students. And yes, Mom, it’s for school!
Former CSU long jumper Janay DeLoach flies through the air at the US Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oreg. DeLoach finished third to qualify for the Olympics.
CSU sending off DeLoach with style
University will host public event in celebration of 2012 Olympian By Kyle Grabowski The Rocky Mountain Collegian Janay DeLoach represented CSU for four years as an All-American long jumper. Now as she goes to represent the USA in London for the Olympics, CSU wants to celebrate her success with the public. The university is hosting a send-off event for DeLoach before she leaves for London at the Glen Morris Field House at 4:30 p.m. Friday. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided. “She represents everything that is great about CSU. From the athletics and academic standpoint, she’s top of the class,” Vice President for External Relations Tony Phifer said. “You just want to celebrate that.” Phifer said the university hadn’t done enough to celebrate its recent Olympians Casey Malone and Loree Smith, but DeLoach’s close ties with CSU warrants the recognition. In addition to her success on the track, DeLoach has earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees from
CSU and currently volunteers with the CSU track program as an assistant coach. “We want that type of person around our young athletes to help coach them up technically but also in life, just the way she carries herself,” CSU track coach Brian Bedard said. “She’s very confident but very humble at the same time, which is a unique combination.” Phifer would “love it” to have 100 people show up, but is certainly hoping there are more. “We’ve never done anything exactly like this that I can recall,” Phifer said. “What I would really love to see is a lot of young kids to be there and see and interact with Janay." In order to help facilitate that youth, the university invited the members of the Fort Collins Track Club to attend the event and see DeLoach off. The club plans to have as many of its members attend as possible because it recognizes the importance of the event. “Most of our athletes realize what a commitment both in talent and hard
work it takes to get that level,” Dennis Markham, Fort Collins Track Club head coach, said. “We all really want to let her know that not only is the local track team behind her but the whole community is behind her.” DeLoach placed third in Lucerne, Switzerland on Tuesday and will be flying back to the U.S. following her competition. The send-off event Friday fit in the schedule DeLoach and her coach Tim Cawley developed after she qualified for the Olympics. “The plan is to have her come back from these meets in Europe, be able to sleep in her own bed and rest because travelling is pretty hard on you, and get in a good training period before she heads back over” Bedard said. “This is all part of Janay and Coach Cawley’s plan.” The event should primarily be a positive experience for the Fort Collins community and give them the chance to celebrate Deloach’s achievements. “Janay is somebody worth celebrating,” Phifer said. “She’s a terrific role model.” Producer Kyle Grabowski can be reached at email@example.com.
CSU experts, Ritter attend fracking seminar By Sarah Fenton Contributor to The Collegian
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ment while collaborating with all stakeholders involved in the industry,” said Maur Dobbie, Assistant Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy. Commonly known as fracking, hydraulic fracturing is a process that is used to break up shale rock deep underground in order to collect oil and natural gas from reserves. “Think of a solid block of rock that has pockets of oil and gas embedded in it, but since the pockets are small, it is difficult to collect the resources,” Carlson said in an email. “If I break up the rock, the fluids then have the pores and fractures to flow to a collection point.” According to Carlson the issues that make fracking projects so controversial are the ways they affect the land, water, air and community
around job sites. The process uses great amounts of water so it competes with other uses for the resource. In addition to water concerns, it is not uncommon for fracking operations to release harmful gases into the air. Fracking also creates land disturbances and has been known to cause minor earthquakes. Finally one of the biggest concerns is how the process, large amounts of truck traffic and noise impact the community around job sites. Although these concerns require a great deal of thought and deliberation through seminars like the one Ritter and the CSU team attended earlier in the month, Carlson says many fracking benefits do exist. Principally, fracking can boost the economy in several ways including bringing in an influx of job creation. Carlson
also said that in many cases, misinformation about fracking spreads quickly meaning that there is a greater need for the community to be properly educated regarding the industry. “The public should be edu-
cated enough to know the difference between misinformation intended to scare people and real concerns. The public should also feel a responsibility to communicate with elected See fracking on Page 6
Because we want to justify our addiction to watching other people waste their time.
Motorcycle Stunt Riding
For all the people who want to say they know how to ride a motorcycle but don’t actually know how to ride a motorcycle. Plus, it’s the only acceptable time to wear a helmet at your computer.
Becasue this way you don’t have to learn how to swim. School supplies: snorkel, flippers, bathtub.
It would be like one epic P90X flash mob...except in individual locations... Illustration courtesy of wikipedia
A diagram showing hydraulic fracturing and some of its potential drawbacks.
The strip club is written by the collegian staff.
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Stelth Ulvang played the accordion off-stage while another band set up equiptment at the Hammer Bash benefit on Saturday. He wandered through the captivated crowd as they listened.
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A young deer wanders near the Poudre River in Fort Collins on Friday, July 13. The deer rested, meandered and ate berries as cyclists and joggers passed on the Poudre Trail. Kaitie Huss | COLLEGIAN
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A bagpipe player signals the conclusion of the presentation of the colors at the opening ceremony of the 2012 National Law Enforcement Explorers Conference. At least 2,5000 students from around the country are in attendance at this year’s conference, hosted on the CSU campus. During their stay on campus, Law Enforcement Explorers from various forces will compete against each other in scenarios pertaining to law enforcement such as traffic stops and physical fitness tests. “It’s a great way to learn and meet and stay in contact with other people in the field,” said Paul Sherer, 19, of the City of Warren Police Department. Sherer, a junior at Clarion University is studying computer science and political science and hopes to become a cyber crime law enforcement officer after graduation.
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WHAT’S UP IN FOCO? MOVIES
Shut Up and Play the Hits Lyric Cinema Cafe Thursday-Sunday 9:30 p.m.
Lucinda Williams with Amy Cook Lincoln Center Friday, July 20 8 p.m. $43 According to Lucinda Williams bio, she “Has always been adept at painting landscapes of the soul, illuminating the spirit’s shadowy nooks and shimmering crannies.” But with her newest release “Litte Honey,” she has “captured the sun breaking through the clouds...” Dead Floyd with Mama Lenny and the Remedy, Lindsey O’ Brien Band Mishawaka Saturday, July 21 8 p.m. $12 adv/$15 dos
Ajean Lee Ryan FC MOA July 13- August 29
“Shut Up and Play the Hits” is LCD Soundsystem’s final show, performed at Madison Square Garden, called “a marvel of pure craft” by New York magazine.
Ajean Lee Ryan says her “recent work involves [her] curiosity regarding rituals, ceremonies and spectacles,” and she has “learned to embrace [her] absurd love of all things lavish and profuse with ornamentation.” Early hand-drawn Barnum and Bailey circus posters are an inspiration, as well as the roles women took in these old-fashioned shows. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Thursday-Wednesday 1:45, 6:15 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows a group of British retirees who decide to “outsource” their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.
Willams will be playing with Amy Cook, whose newest album “On Summer Skin,” includes guests Ben Kweller, Patty Griffin and Robert Plant.
Dead Floyd “Celebrates the music of the Greatful Dead and Pink Floyd.” According to their “About Us” page on their website, they “mash together [the two band’s music] into one high-energy, unpredictable show.”
Community Briefs Colorado State scientist co-authors Antarctica policy forum article
Tony Frank offers last chance for public input on CSU stadium
Diana Wall, a Colorado State researcher, University Distinguished Professor and director of the university’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability, co-authored a policy forum article which presented a call-toaction to address the environmental changes faced in Antarctica. Wall, who has spent 22 seasons studying the response of soil biodiversity and ecosystem processes to environmental change, explains the importance of quickly addressing the changes in Antarctica. The authors of the paper, published in Science Magazine, identified short term threats like the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems, in addition to long term threats such as an increase in ocean acidity.
University president Tony Frank will hold an open forum for public discussion of CSU’s proposed on-campus stadium according to a press release. The forum will be held on Tuesday, July 31 at 5 p.m. in the Lory Student Center East Ballroom and provide an opportunity for the public to share opinions and ideas about the stadium proposal. This will be the last chance for public input on the issue, after which Frank’s decision will pend the Stadium Advisory Committee feasibility study.
CSU strength, conditioning coach David Johnston dies of cancer
Department of Energy awards Colorado State $700,000 natural gas grant
CSU intern strength and conditioning coach David Johnston passed away late Friday night to cancer. Johnston, who worked with the track and field program, began his career at Colorado State in January. “We carry great sadness in our hearts, Gary Ozzelo, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Colorado State told the Collegian staff. “He was an important part of our our team and the staff and students really respected him.” A memorial service for Johnston will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at LifePointe Church in Fort Collins, located at 900 East Prospect Road.
Colorado State received one of 13 grants from the Department of Energy for entities that are researching the use of natural gas to power vehicles. According to the ARPA-E project selections, CSU’s project will “develop a vehicle-based natural gas refueling system that will use the vehicle engine itself to compress natural gas.”
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The French Nest Open-Air Market Civic Center Park July 21 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Focusing on hand-made crafts and unique goods provided by local artists, the French Nest Open-Air Market is a unique shopping experience for those looking for one-of-a-kind items. Jewlery, furniture and clothing are among the available goods. Local music and food will also be at the event.
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Eating real food is the best thing By Michael Elizabeth Sakas
Besides our hair color and identical sense of humor, it’s hard to find resemblance between my sister and me. My “curvy” frame of fivefoot-four-inches compared to Elly’s five-foot-nine-inch bod would certainly cause most to question our sisterhood. While Elly ate whatever she wanted, my struggle with food started at the age of ten. Most of my family was incredibly fit, and a lot of pressure was put on me to be the same. It never quite made sense to me though, even then. Elly and I ate from the same kitchen— why suddenly did I have to diet? Around five years ago, Elly moved to New York to pursue modeling. Suddenly faced with having to lose unhealthy amounts of weight, she started looking into diets herself. Whenever we heard about the latest-and-greatest way to shed pounds, we tried it ourselves. There were the simple ones—low fat, low calories, and lots of working out. There were the crazy ones— choking down a spoonful of oil or sugar just before a meal to keep a “flavor association” from forming, whatever that meant. And of course we had to try the “master cleanse,” that lemon, syrup and cayenne concoction that Beyonce made famous when it caused her to lose 30 pounds. I still can’t eat food with cayenne in it. We both lost weight though, slowly yet painfully. And that was the goal, right? It didn’t matter that food was all I thought about, that I planned my entire day around when and what I was going to eat, or that I was grumpy and exhausted and no fun to be around. From what I knew, everything we were doing was fine. Nothing we attempted was long term. A person can only gag-down so many spoonfuls of oil, or go so many days eating nothing but cucumbers. Eventually we had to stop, and the weight we tried so hard to lose would come piling back on. We even ended up weighing more than we did initially, as if our bodies were telling us to screw off in the best way they knew how. At 18-years-old and 150 pounds, I didn’t weigh the amount I was supposed to, and according to America’s ideologies on health, the only way to get there was through exercise, low calorie foods and harnessing the willpower of an Olympian. I was facing a lifetime of struggle with food. I knew that if I didn’t watch every single thing I put in my mouth, I would eventually weigh and unsightly amount. In New York, Elly could no longer take the modeling culture. The rampant drug abuse, eating disorders and deaths were too much to handle, and she moved back to Colorado. A closeted nerd, Elly spent hours on the web researching topics she found interesting. One day, while munching on 100-calorie snacks and diet soda, she came across a health blog. The blogger is Matt Stone, a young guy who labels himself “Just some pigheaded punk with a serious research problem.” His main argument: do not diet. Diets only take us to the exact place we don’t want to be—unhealthy and overweight. I couldn’t take him seriously. This “pigheaded punk” was telling me to eat thousands of calories a day, rather than the mere 600 I had been living on. The “logic” of calories in vs. calories out had been engraved into my brain. No one, especially a stranger from a blog, could convince me otherwise.
Elly, with a research problem of her own, was more open-minded. Granted, she did weigh ten pounds less than me and is five-inches taller. She had the wiggle room to experiment, even if it did cause her to gain weight. I didn’t, and Stone’s ideas scared me. As Elly poured over the information and absorbed every word he and his fellow nutritionists had to say, she filled me in on the basics. Stone believes in real food, good food, and lots of it. His only restriction is to limit th processed: no fake sweeteners, vegetable/ palm/sunflower/canola oil, white flour, honey, nitrates and preservatives. He explains how our bodies have no idea how to process or handle these “fake foods,” and the overconsumption of them can ruin our health and metabolism. For what we can eat, throw out everything we believe is right. Eat meat with the fat, butter instead of margarine, olive or coconut oil instead of vegetable, whole milk instead of skim and so on. Eat the food we evolved on; food put on this earth to support us, not kill us. Rebuild a healthy relationship with what you eat by no longer harming your body by limiting calories and starving all day. I listened to her passively, pretending not to care. Yet, unlike what I “knew,” what Stone had to say made sense. Why is it that as America cares more about health, the less healthy we get? Who is really benefiting from all these unfounded diets we trust? How did our ancestors stay lean and healthy if there were no George Forman grills around? Elly was convinced. Following everything Stone said, she completely stopped dieting and lost weight. But more importantly, she got healthy. Her hair grew in thick and shiny, her skin was soft, her eyes bright, her energy was up and her attitude towards life improved significantly. She was free from the prison that food had hidden her in. After seeing Elly’s great success, I put my fears aside and followed Stone’s wisdom myself. These were real changes I was making, and it finally felt right. I have found a peace within myself that I never thought I could find. I can eat when I want, as much as I want and not for a second think about my weight. My energy is so high that I can tackle my busy college life easily. Before I was groggy and practically asleep all hours of the day. Now, I am awake. My empathy for the health of America has also risen greatly, knowing I was a part of the majority only a few years ago. We are being fed lies to benefit America’s economy. Dieting and image consciousness supports almost every industry. How much money would we be saving if it weren’t spent on gym memberships, expensive clothing, personal trainers, makeup, plastic surgery, frozen foods, doctor visits for poor health or medications? We are now so disconnected from the goods we consume that we no longer question how they affect or benefit us. Elly and I look much more alike now; I still stand at five-feet-four-inches, but am a healthy 135 pounds. She still towers over me, but she is no longer a beanpole. Our nutritional quest is far from over, but at least people can now believe us when we tell them we are sisters. Editor in Cheif Michael Elizabeth Sakas can be reached at email@example.com
To frack or not to frack? Alternative sources of fuel become more and more viable every year, and while they are necessary for our future, it is important that we use as many different sources of fuel as we can for the time being. This includes natural gas from the drilling practice known as fracking. In fracking, water is pumped through wells drilled thousands of feet into the ground. The resulting pressure causes natural gas, a fuel which the U.S. has in abundance, to be released from rock formations. The editorial board at the Collegian has been listening as the debate surrounding fracking in Colorado grows louder and louder. On one side, the argument exists that fracking can bring jobs and a relative amount of energy independence to Colorado. However, the arguments against frack-
ing include the possible contamination of groundwater, stress on existing water supply, decreased air quality, and mismanagement of wastewater.
“We need to frack, but only so long as the industry is strictly overseen and regulated.” Unfortunately, and despite the law of conservation of energy, fuel is a finite resource. The fossil fuels we use to run our cars, heat and cool our homes, power our appliances and generally depend on can’t and won’t last forever. That’s why we need to responsibly and conscientiously make use
of the resources that we have in Colorado. We need to frack, but only so long as the industry is strictly overseen and regulated. A quick google search reveals link after link of incriminating reports labeling fracking as a dirty, insidious and destructive industry. In one of the most compelling documents against fracking so far, the New York Times ran a lengthy piece on the environmental degradation of Pennsylvania as a resulting of fracking and its industry’s practices. Our need for fuel cannot be understated, and for that reason we must continue to develop and utilize technologies such as fracking. We must also ensure, though, that our experience in tapping the planet for its resources leads us to not make the same mistakes that we’ve made in the past.
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Free knowledge: learning online and the future of institutional higher education
By John Sheesley
Education is a wonderful thing, the more you know the more you are capable of doing. But can the value of an education be measured in dollars? Universities promise to give their students the skills they will need to be successful later in life, but the fruits of the student’s labor become a diploma, a piece of paper as the evidence of higher education. The closely guarded power to issue this piece of paper has given universities and community colleges the ability to charge whatever they wish for it, limited only by the number of students they can attract. Colorado State University charges more than $4,000 per semester for tuition to Colorado residents and more than $12,000 per semester to students from out of state. The actual cost of attendance is much higher. The cost of CSU after room and board, as estimated on their website is about $20,000 a year for in state students and $40,000 for out of state students. There are lower cost options, such as correspondence classes at an open university, but these can still cost in excess of $3,000 a semester and do not provide the amenities of a traditional university. Community colleges are cheaper yet, costing only about $2,000 per semester.
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These numbers all seem very high, but students are enticed by the idea of paying $80,000 now (CSU’s $20,000 in state cost of attendance for four years) in order to get a much better job later. The value of a bachelor’s degree, calculated by increased lifetime earnings, is usually considered to be somewhere in the millions. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the actual numbers are far lower. A student with a college education will, on average, make only about $300,000 more over the 30 years after
“The greatest thing the university teaches may not be math or arts or literature, but be a voracious appetite for knowledge, a consuming desire to learn.” they graduate than a student who did not seek higher education. This number is adjusted for the costs of attendance and dropout rate. But perhaps the real value in higher education cannot be measured with a dollar sign or a value. The greatest thing the university teaches may not be math or arts or literature, but be a voracious appetite for knowledge, a consuming desire to learn. Out of this desire for knowledge
have come some extraordinary programs. TED, a non-profit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading,” has become a place to share ideas in 18 minutes, the time limitation of a TED Talk. iTunes U contains a wealth of information contributed by universities for distribution to anyone with an iTunes account. The Khan Academy provides education on everything from math to art history via videos on its webpage. Harvard University, and many other universities, including CSU, offer extensive online extension services and video lectures. These programs all have two things in common; they are all in the pursuit of increasing knowledge, and they are all free. Universities are offering free programs and information online in larger amounts than ever before. The Khan Academy offers an extensive video library, a large collection of interactive challenges and assessments on a multitude of topics. Every math problem on the site can be broken down, step-by-step and explained. Statistics about information covered and student achievements are all available. The Khan Academy is one of a growing number of online learning resources and the only thing that such courses do not offer their students is credit. But it is only a matter of time. There are hundreds of TED talks, thousands of lectures available on iTunes U and Khanacademy.org, all available to anyone for free. Will universities continue to hold the sacred power of accreditation, or will free, community run online universities one day be able to offer an equal education and valid diplomas? Visual Managing Editor John Sheesley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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NOTICE – STUDENT FEES 2012-2013
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THE FOLLOWING NEW SPECIAL COURSE FEES, CHANGES IN SPECIAL COURSE FEES, CHARGES FOR TECHNOLOGY, AND MANDATORY STUDENT FEES FOR 2012-2013 WERE APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS ON May 2, 2012. THE SPECIAL COURSE FEES ARE ALL PERMANENT. THE CHARGES FOR TECHNOLOGY AND THE MANDATORY STUDENT FEES WERE APPROVED AND RECOMMENDED BY THE ASCSU STUDENT FEE REVIEW BOARD. THEY REFLECT INFLATIONARY INCREASES IN COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE PROGRAMS. THE SPECIAL COURSE FEE COMPREHENSIVE LIST MAY BE ACCESSED THROUGH WWW.PROVOST.COLOSTATE.EDU UNDER “STUDENTS”
Course Number AM 143 AM 241 AM 345 AM 375 AM 421 AM 446 AM 546 ANEQ 250 ANEQ 325 ANEQ 386B ANEQ 470 ANEQ 510 ART 265 ART 365 ART 366 ART 465 ART 466 ART 495B ART 496B CHEM 246 DM 542 F 321 F 424 FW 301 FW 375 GEOL 364 HES 240 HORT 335 HORT 450 A-D INTD 330 LAND 240 LAND 360 LAND 362 LAND 363 TH 161
SPECIAL COURSE FEES - FEE CHANGES Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Summer 2013 Previous Amount $ 81.71 $ 29.00 $ 35.70 $ 50.00-67.00 $ 37.38 $201.50 $194.50 $ 50.00 $ 70.00 $ 50.00 $ 30.00 $200.00 $ 55.00 $ 65.00 $ 65.00 $ 65.00 $ 65.00 $ 17.00/cr $ 17.00/cr $ 19.00 $175.81-247.19 $ 15.00 $ 27.00 $ 50.00 $228.00 $ 17.50 $ 13.50 $ 12.50 $ 18.00 $ 7.14 $ 26.45 $ 24.75 $ 78.00 $ 18.53 $ 34.00
New Amount $104.71 $ 41.60 $ 47.52 $ 45.17-56.47 $ 40.81 $204.90 $204.90 $ 65.00 $ 58.00 $125.00 $ 70.00 $180.00 $ 75.00 $ 85.00 $ 85.00 $ 85.00 $ 85.00 $ 25.00/cr $ 25.00/cr $ 30.00 $291.69-462.69 $ 19.50 $ 33.00 $ 18.50 $192.00-257.00 $ 20.00 $ 23.50 $ 23.70 $ 16.00 $ 11.84 $ 30.80 $ 50.00 $ 22.00 $ 23.00 $ 50.00
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Effective Course Course Effective Date Title Amount Date Number SP13 FA12 AM 341 Computer-Aided Apparel Production $ 16.59 SP13 SP13 ANEQ 300R Calving and Calf Care $ 50.00 SP13 FA12 ANTH 470 Paleontology Field School $727.20 SM13 FA12 LAND 220 Fundamentals of Ecology $ 5.00 FA12 FA12 LIFE 220 Fundamentals of Ecology $ 5.00 FA12 FA12 NRRT 350 Wilderness Leadership $ 47.00 FA12 FA12 NRRT 351 Wilderness Instructors $ 109.00 SP13 SP13 NSCI 619 Physics for Science Educators $ 95.33 FA12 SP13 NSCI 620 Chemistry for Science Educators $ 113.35 FA12 FA12 NSCI 630 Spectroscopy for Science Educators $ 88.76 FA12 FA12 NSCI 650 Energy and Environmental Biology for FA12 Science Educators $ 130.20 FA12 FA12 PSY 488 Field Placement $ 25.00 FA12 FA12 SOCR 351 Soil Fertility Lab $ 14.49 FA12 FA12 TH 152 Theatrical Makeup Design $ 19.75 FA12 FA12 TH 160 Introduction to Production Design $ 13.00 FA12 FA12 TH 265 Scenic Design: Fundamentals $ 11.50 FA12 FA12 FA12 FA12 Schedule of Charges for Technology - FY12 and FY13 FA12 The table below contains the schedule of the per-semester Charges for Technology in place during the FA12 current fiscal year, FY 12, and proposed charges for FY 13. No fee increases are proposed for FY 13. FA12 FA12 CSU Charges for Technology - FY 12 and FY 13 SP13 College/ Program FY 12 FY 13 FA12 Charge Per Semester 1,2,3,4 Charge Per Semester 1,2,3,4 FA12 Agricultural Science $86.15 $86.15 FA12 Applied Human Sciences $68.00 $68.00 FA12 Business $94.50 $94.50 SP13 Engineering $170.00 $170.00 FA12 Intra-University Option $35.50 $35.50 SP13 Liberal Arts $54.58 $54.58 SP13 Natural Sciences $94.50 $94.50 FA12 Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical $90.00 $90.00 Sciences Warner College of Natural Resources
1 Resident and non-resident students pay the same Charge. 2 Undergraduate students enrolled for twelve or more credits and graduate students enrolled for nine or more credits are considered full-time and required to pay the full amount according to their college affiliation. Part-time undergraduate and graduate students pay a pro-rated amount. 3 Graduate students in the Colleges of Natural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are not assessed a Charge. 4 Only the Colleges of Applied Human Sciences and Business assess their Charges during the summer session.
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Faculty Art Exhibition allows instructors to show off their skills By Kyle Grabowski The Rocky Mountain Collegian
For the first time ever, the University Center for the Arts’ art museum is hosting a Faculty Art Exhibition for members of CSU’s art department. “We’ve had a couple of faculty exhibitions, one was in Pueblo and one was in the Hatton Gallery,” metalsmithing and jewelry Associate Professor Haley Bates said. “The thing I really appreciated about this show is that it was actually curated. Faculty submitted work and there was no guarantee that was the work [that] would be chosen.” Faculty members were asked to submit three pieces for the exhibition, then Programs and Exhibitions Coordinator Keith Jentzsch and University Art Museum Director Linda Frickman selected which individual pieces to display and how to put them in the space. “We selected a minimum of one, and then some people got more than one piece in. It was a very organic process for us,” Jentzsch said. The lack of a unified theme for the exhibit challenged Jentzch and Frickman to find connections and similarities between pieces to help display the art in the space. “You try to look for relationships or complements that happen with the work. It could be a formal thing, could be content driven, but mostly looking how work sits next to each other,” Jentzch said. “When you’re working with 27 individual artists all doing different things it’s complicated to make a show look cohesive. What we have here is an excellent representation of the diversity of the department.”
Bates is showing a series of three copper and stainless steel sculptures that represent the first serious artistic work she did after the birth of her daughter. “For the piece in the middle, the smaller vessel is literally connected to the larger vessel and when you fill the larger vessel with a liquid it keeps going down and drains. That sounds kind of negative but I don’t mean for it to. That’s kind of how you feel sometimes after you have a child,” Bates said. “You have a finite amount of energy to give and the child takes so much of it. Of course you want to give it to that child, but there’s also something where you hit a wall and think ‘I’ve got to get back to finding myself again.’ That’s what this work represents.” Some pieces are representative of places and moments, like professor Gary Huibregtse’s enlarged photo of a modified silver 1950’s car about to take a speed run at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Nevada. “It’s about describing the object but also about describing the event. What I’m interested in is the way in which they have a form-follows-function quality. But aesthetically and operationally they’re really oddball things,” he said. “That’s what photographers do, they photograph things they have some knowledge of and they show you what they’ve found. The act of making the photograph is saying ‘I would like you think this is interesting as well’.” Regardless of the specifics of a piece, the primary goal of the exhibition is to provide a space for the faculty to share their art with the community they work and live in.
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“The community gets a sense of what the faculty are doing. They’re not only teaching professionals, but they’re artists with a serious studio practice,” Jentzsch said. “Students also benefit from seeing what the faculty are up to as well. There are connections they might see that they didn’t realize were there. It might drive them to take a class with a faculty member that they find interest in.” It also provides them with a chance to see what their colleagues are working on. “There’s not very many opportunities for faculty to see what the other faculty are doing. In a selfish way it’s actually a really great snapshot of what everyone’s doing in their own studio,” Bates said. “Part of the value of having an exhibition like this is that students can see what their professors are doing and it provides a broader context for what they’re working on.” Though there are more students in town to see the exhibition during the fall and spring semesters, the University Art Museum chose the summer to display faculty work because it allows the work to be on display for longer and doesn’t take time away from the educational exhibitions it typically shows. “Even though it’s not up during an active semester, the show is up for a really long time and quite frankly the quality of exhibition that Linny brings to the exhibition is pretty astounding,” Bates said. “I think it’s very valuable that students will be able to see this faculty show without it taking away from other exhibitions in need of the space.” Producer Kyle Grabowski can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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officials to assure this is done right,” Carlson said. Dobbie believes this is an important aspect for the Center for the New Energy Economy. “California regulators from the California Department of Conservation invited a team of Colorado State University researchers, led by Bill Ritter (current director for the Center for the New Energy Economy), to come to California to discuss the topics in the informational seminar focused on hydraulic fracturing,” Dobbie said in an email. “It was important that the Center for the New Energy Economy would answer their request, thereby helping California put in place effective rules, regulations and policy surrounding hydraulic fracturing in their state,” she said. Dobbie finished by emphasizing how connected
the Center was with CSU when it came to policy related to issues like fracking. The seminar hosted California regulators, government officials, energy stakeholders, community members, environmentalists and business leaders. The team that attended included five CSU community members. The topics presented by the team included geology of oil and gas, well construction, water management, air emissions and policy issues. CSU will hold a similar symposium starting October 1 that addresses general issues concerned with natural gas. The symposium will possibly include national speakers, real project presentations and networking opportunities. According to Dobbie, all community members are invited to attend. Contributor Sarah Fenton can be reached at news@ collegian.com
New master’s courses will be offered online By Nic Turiciano The Rocky Mountain Collegian CSU announced two new masters of engineering degrees to be offered entirely on the Web. The master’s degrees of engineering in electrical and computer engineering and engineering management are the latest graduate degrees to be offered by Colorado State as part of CSU OnlinePlus. “Whether students are looking to increase their salary, earn the opportunity to work on higher-level projects, or simply need to keep up with the pace of innovation, these degrees can help them get there,” said Tony Maciejewski, department head and electrical and computer engineering professor, in a CSU press release. The two new master’s programs grew out of the preexisting systems engineering degree offered by OnlinePlus, said Hunt Lambert, the associate provost of the Department of Continuing Education. “We’ve had the engineering management degree on the books for a long time, but now we see these specialties that they really want,” Lambert said. “There has been a lot of engineering product out there for a while, and it was clear that this should be called out because the market wants them,” Lambert added. The addition of the new master’s of engineering degrees brings the total of distinct graduate degrees offered by OnlinePlus to 18, though Lambert indicated that number is likely to continue climbing.
“We’re growing at about 20 percent a year,” Lambert said. “Last year we served 10,500 students that never came to campus, so I’d say that it’s a very bright future.” But teaching online creates obstacles that aren’t present in typical campus courses. Kraig Peel, an assistant professor in the animal sciences department, has recorded two graduate courses this summer as part of the integrated resource management master’s program, and finds that communicating with students through the Web can sometimes be more difficult than if they’re in a conventional campus setting. “It’s very easy to communicate with a student in class. You can look them in the eye, hear their tone of voice and read their body language,” Peel said. “I think we’ve all sent an email or a text that was perceived wrongly by someone else. When you are communicating solely online, there is much more opportunity for miscommunication.” Peel explained that CSU Web courses are loosely regulated, meaning that the style and structure of lectures is left to the professor. He also thinks it should stay that way. “I think we should let the market bear out what the good courses are and students will utilize the good courses. The ones that aren’t put together well, people won’t enroll in them and they won’t move forward,” Peel said. Producer Nic Turiciano can be reached at email@example.com
The Rocky Mountain Collegian | Thursday, July 19, 2012
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Today’s Birthday (07/19/12). The care you’ve taken with home and work is beginning to pay dividends. Your focus has been with family, and that continues until an autumn shift into new educational opportunities arises. There’s no underestimating the value of health. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
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