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Secondhand smoke on campus a health issue

Survey on tobacco use shows more than half of students would support a smoke-free campus By CARRIE MOBLEY The Rocky Mountain Collegian Fifty-three percent of students and 63 percent of faculty and staff reported that they were likely to support a smoke-free policy on campus, according to a student government and university survey on tobacco use presented to the Associated Students of CSU Senate Wednesday night. The survey, which was created as a follow-up to a small eight question survey that was distributed to about 2,500 students in fall 2010, consisted of approximately 30 questions and was distributed to about 4,499 students on campus and all faculty (6,000 people) in

April 2012. Of the people who received the survey, 805 students and 1,986 faculty members responded. ASCSU is soliciting opinion on the issue as a way to begin discussions on whether they should ultimately push to ban the substance from campus. Under existing rules, smoking is not permitted in any on campus building, and smoking outside campus buildings must take place at least 20 feet away from doors or ventilation. “This survey simply shows that the health network and ASCSU are taking this seriously,” said Audrey Purdue, director of health for ASCSU, who

ASCSU TOBACCO SURVEY RESULTS 82 percent of students and 92 percent of faculty agreed exposure to secondhand smoke on campus is a health issue. 71 percent of students and 77 percent of faculty agreed litter caused by smoking and the presence of secondhand smoke conflicts with CSU’s conducted and presented the survey to Senate. “We want to look into this more before we take action.” The survey asked respondents to describe their opinion of the existing policies on smoking on campus, whether they thought that tobacco use

identity as a “green” campus. 53 percent of students and 63 percent of faculty said they were likely to support a smoke free policy. 43 percent of students and 54 percent of faculty said they were likely to support a tobacco free policy. on campus was a problem, whether the litter from tobacco use was a problem and if the respondent would be greatly affected by a change in tobacco-use policy on campus. According to the survey, 82 percent of students and 92 per-

cent of faculty agreed exposure to secondhand smoke was a health issue. Fifty percent of students and 60 percent of faculty were concerned about the health consequences of secondhand smoke on campus. About 63 percent of students and 75 percent of faculty said that it should be the responsibility of campus administration to enact policies that protect the campus community from secondhand smoke. The results of the survey provoked many questions from the ASCSU Senate. Robert Duran, ASCSU chief of staff, asked what comparable universities had enacted See TOBACCO on Page 5

CSU actors awaken the inner child

See AWAKENING on Page 3

THE PLAY What: “Spring Awakening” by Frank Wedekind When: Oct. 4 – 21, Thurs. through Sun. 7:30 p.m. Where: UCA Studio Theater Cost: $9 student, $18 general public


If the Associated Students of Colorado State University decides smoking should be banned on campus, there is bound to be backlash. Given that our student government is now interested in exploring whether to ban things, here are some other things that they should consider first.

Things that ASCSU should ban Longboarders

Those bold and fearless fellows aboard their dryland surfboards, for whom dismount zones are suggestions rather than rules, should have their boards stripped from them. Pedestrians demand justice!

By LIANNA SALVA The Rocky Mountain Collegian A pastor’s son beats a young girl, two roommates discover they are in love with each other and an innocent young woman recounts her days of debauchery. These are some of the lines that are blurred and crossed between actor and character in CSU’s newest theater production, “Spring Awakening.” The actors had to dig deep to find the similarities and differences between themselves and their characters thanks to guest director Garrett Ayers, who encouraged the cast to develop their character through movement exercises. This is Ayers’s first time working with CSU students. “I stress that I want to know they’re opinion,” he said. “There are scenes where it’s really about finding out where their impulses are.” In one rehearsal, the cast had to imagine their characters’ lives from infants to teenagers. The room was full of play dates gone wrong at age two, boys burning ants with a magnifying glass at age eight and gossiping girls at age 14. “It’s a lot easier to develop character when (Ayers) puts you through these kinds of exercises because it makes you delve into the person’s back story,” said Tucker Lehman, a junior theater major who plays the 14 year-old atheist Melchior Gabor. The rehearsal space intensified when the cast was told to emotionally let go of their minds and bodies. “I’ve learned that the mind is a strong and sometimes terrifying place,” said Brenna.


Plaza Protesters


President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at the start of the presidential debate Wednesday at the University of Denver.

Lots of talk, little said

Students not impressed by first presidential debate By KATE WINKLE and ELISABETH WILLNER The Rocky Mountain Collegian There were no fireworks at the first presidential debate at the University of Denver — not outside, and not in Magness Arena. For students and others, the debate fell somewhat flat; as President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney sparred on domestic policy issues, neither gained a clear upper-hand for some members of the audience. Ethan Brozka, a senior at the University of Denver, said the the debate was, if anything, typical and difficult to follow specifics. “It was a lot of the same, a lot of noise, at times it was rather childish with the way that they were disrespectful to the moderator,” Brozka said. “For

the most part it reinforced those who already had opinions and I doubt it changed many overall.” At DU, where the debate was held, about 5,000 students gathered on the campus green to watch the debate live broadcast on large LCD screens. Some CSU students attended the debate through special invitation by political groups, but the crowd was made up mostly of DU students. The candidates discussed key topics including healthcare, the role of government, taxes, the deficit and jobs. “It was a lot of the same, a lot of talk, a lot of rhetoric and you didn’t really see enough direct attention to the issues,” said Hadley Morrow, a senior at DU. “There was a lot of show, over talking and stuff. I have no respect for that.” But even though much of the debate seemed superfluous to some students, others felt more connected to

the candidates afterward. For J.P. Griego, a junior at DU who was able to get a ticket to the actual debate, the political sparring provided a chance to see the humanity of the candidates. “Being there live kind of opened up a new avenue I never saw from the candidates and I think showed that kind of personal side. These guys are real people and I was particularly pleased to hear them live,” Griego said. “It changed things and allows people there to relate to the candidates and hear them first rather than sound bites that they hear every day.” Romney and Obama each had moments of triumph. Romney dug into presidential policies such as healthcare and Obama defended his policies and fired back at Romney’s proposed See DEBATE on Page 3

Be it people from Greenpeace demanding that we save the whales, or preachers brandishing their fire and brimstone, they are annoyances on the Plaza and we just don’t have time for it! AWAY WITH THEM!


Since they are apparently wasting their time with banning cigarettes and smokers, which is about as likely as Cam the Ram kissing Ralphie the Buffalo, ASCSU should put forward a measure to ban themselves from campus. If they are using their time to ban things, they can at least try to be constructive about it. The Strip Club is written by the Collegian staff and designed by Design Editor Kris Lawan.

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First year agriculture student Molly Zimmerman demonstrates the importance of the 4 species: plants mentioned in the Torah that represent unity of community, during a celebration of Sukkot on campus Wednesday. Sukkot is a Jewish holiday that honors the exodus through living in a hut or booth for 8 days as a reminder of the temporality of materials.

Community Briefs Larimer County sheriff announces opposition to Amendment 64 Colorado’s proposed Amendment 64 would give the state the most liberal marijuana laws anywhere in the world. Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith, who said he believed his duties involved speaking out on issues of public safety and concern, announced his strong opposition to the amendment

Wednesday. “It would be like taking the problems experienced with the introduction of medical marijuana dispensaries in local communities and multiplying them tenfold,” Smith said in a statement. Amendment 64 to Colorado’s state constitution would allow the personal use and regulation of marijuana for adults 21 and older, with the intent to regulate marijuana similarly to alcohol. Sheriff’s deputies recently began taking the same safety precautions in mar-


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ijuana grow houses as they do in meth labs, citing dangerous mold spores discovered on some test samples. In addition to health-related dangers, Smith gave other reasons for his opposition. These included increasing drug-related school suspensions among youth and a sharp rise in marijuana DUIs since the state sanctioning of medical marijuana businesses in 2009. “Our kids have too much promise and Colorado is a state with too much natural beauty and potential to let it become the pot capital of

the world,” Smith said.

Calling all women entrepreneurs CSU’s College of Business and Institute for Entrepreneurship will host the second annual Women Entrepreneurs’ Leadership Summit (WELS) Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the West Ballroom of the Lory Student Center. The summit will address the challenges women entrepreneurs face in today’s economic environment and of-

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fer advice, consultation and networking opportunities. This year’s keynote speaker is Campbell McKeller, founder and CEO of Loosecubes, a private global office sharing network that was recently named by Time as one of the top 10 New York City start-up companies to watch in 2012. Also presenting at the summit will be Libby Cook, founder of Wild Oats and Sunflower Market, and Debra Benton, New York Times best-selling author of “CEO Material: How to Be a Leader in Any Organization.”

“We are so honored to have the amazing caliber of speakers and sponsors participating in this year’s event,” said Charisse McAuliffe, co-director for WELS. “It shows a true commitment from the university and the community to help foster the growth of women-led businesses.” Registration for the event is $60 for the general public and $30 for CSU students and faculty.

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Melchior, played by Tucker Lehman, rehearses the “Spring Awakening” play in the University Center for the Arts. The play opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the UCA.

AWAKENING | Continued from Page 1


A bold new show

Otts, a sophomore theater major. Otts plays Ilse, a childhood friend of the characters who turns into a bohemian runaway. She experienced an epiphany during the movement workshop. “I realize I’m not always who I think I am. That’s what acting does; it’s like the next character I’ll play, I’ll have to open all these gates and I’ll have to go find her or him,” she said. The actors had a responsibility to know the similarities and differences between themselves and their characters in order to develop their character’s presence on stage. Throughout rehearsals, this distinction got stronger. “I found that Melchior likes to think a lot. He’s very pensive. In that way we’re very similar; we’re deep minded,” Lehman said. Melchior is the cause of many conflicts in the show because of his confidence and his knowledge of sexual reproduction –– a knowledge he is not afraid to share with the other characters. Outside the character, Lehman is proud of his background coming from a family of missionaries. He added that one of the differences between him and his character is the level of understanding about the world

that comes with age. “It’s interesting because the characters that author wrote, they’re not the 14-year-olds that you would think of today or even in the 1890’s,” he said. “Their schooling is so much more advanced than ours. In that sense, it’s easier to connect with him because they’re so much more advanced intellectually, but the 14-year-olds don’t think things through, they’re very reactionary.” Like Lehman, Otts is aware of the social and emotional differences between themselves and their characters. “I’m very structured, she’s a party girl, and I’m thankful for that difference. Sometimes she doesn’t think about the consequences and it’s only as you grow up do you learn about those consequences,” Otts said. As shocking as it is to see the actors and how opposite they are from these troubled characters, John Erickson, a junior theater major, said that he pulled from personal experience to portray the misunderstood Moritz Stiefel. “Moritz is me in junior high if I was a little more depressed. Girls terrified me, people in general terrified me and I did horrible in school like my character,” Erickson said. “I don’t know

how Garrett saw it in me, but I don’t know anyone who’s as specifically suited to the character as myself.” Perhaps the most interesting component of the casting for this show is the interaction the cast members have outside of the performance space. Lehman and Erickson are good friends both on and off stage. “We’re not afraid to interact with each other. What I like about having the outside director is that the cast is so varied. I know some of the cast but there are other people in the cast that I’ve never seen before,” Lehman said. This also makes it more difficult for the actors who are friends and roommates to forget the people they know so well and instead envision them as the tragic victims of shattered innocence as they appear in the world of the play. “Watching my friends in these roles and losing that innocence is hard to see. It’s sad seeing that beautiful, childlike soul disintegrating,” Otts said. Tonight is the first performance and Colorado premiere of the new translation of “Spring Awakening.” Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket office in the UCA. UCA Beat Reporter Lianna Salva can be reached at



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“Now, everyone is going to have a different opinion on who won or who lost, but it seems to like the debate was actually a very wellrounded event.”

Presidential candidates appear human


Well, the first presidential debate has now come and gone, and it was definitely an interesting one, even if it seemed like the only topic that got covered appropriately was the economy. Now, everyone is going to have a different opinion on who won or who lost, but it seems like the debate was actually a very well-rounded event; it does not seem like one man totally undressed the other. Personally, I was surprised that the debate was not a bit nastier. Both candidates seemed to respect each other as people, and focused on policy rebuttal rather than personal attacks, which is definitely a good thing. I think Romney overall gained a bit of ground from this debate. He seemed prepared to talk about the economy and did a great job of relating everything back to that topic. Perhaps he gained ground, though, because of how much was available for him to gain. Like how it’s easier to spend more money when you have plenty of it — something he’d know quite a lot about. I have no doubt that Romney is confident in his view of what an economic recovery would be comprised of — he spoke with the conviction of a man that really does believe the message he preaches. However, it did appear that Romney is a bit of a pompous, restless presidential hopeful. I hope someone can count the times he interrupted the moderator to reiterate his talking points again and again. I stopped counting when I ran out of fingers. President Obama, on the other hand, seemed to genuinely be a kind and caring person, taking the time out of his allotted rebuttal to personally thank DU and the moderator and

to wish his wife a happy anniversary. Basically, the president did a great job appearing more human than his challenger. The debate focused on taxes for a decent length of time, and the president was a bit taken aback by Romney’s aboutface concerning taxes — saying he is not advocating for a tax cut for the rich, which he had been pushing for up until the debate. The president seemed to do a better job at addressing taxes — at least as far as middle-class Americans are concerned. He stated how we need “a fair and balanced tax code.” It’s well known that Obama advocates that the wealthy pay “their fair share” in taxes. It was here that we got to see the differences between these two candidates, as Romney stated in clear English that he was opposed to taking in new revenue through new taxes, stating instead that he wants to reduce the deficit through new workers paying taxes, rather than increasing them on the wealthiest Americans. It was interesting how many times throughout the night that the two agreed that their plans were similar or they had similar beliefs, seemingly trying to each appear moderate rather than the extremists they’re generally portrayed to be in the media. Romney tried to appeal to the middle class somewhat during the debate and described them as being crushed by Obama’s policies during the past four years — which I thought was interesting. I have not heard many arguments that state Obama is hurting the less fortunate, and I am not really convinced that argument is true. Obama truly does care about the middle class and does everything he can to make sure they succeed. I think his ideas and policies are more in tune with the average person in the real world. He comes out of this debate looking just as strong as when he went in. Res Stecker is a junior international studies major. His columns appear Thursdays in the Collegian. Letters and feedback can be sent to letters@collegian. com.


ASCSU, we have the right to smoke Smokers are annoying. It’s basically a fact. No one walks by a row of people lighting up, smells that gross combination of nicotine, tobacco and rat poison only cigarettes can deliver, and thinks “I wish this happened — everywhere — all the time.” It’s this widely shared angst that has led the Associated Students of CSU –– your student government –– to explore whether they should ban smoking (or tobacco in general) from campus. On Wednesday night, ASCSU Health Director Audrey Purdue presented the results of a student government survey that revealed 53 percent of students and 63 percent of faculty and staff support a smoke-free policy. What’s disturbing is the idea that our student government would ever consider a the decision to move forward with a ban that would sacrifice minority rights. Especially when their main reason would be to satisfy the opinion of the majority of students who think smoking’s just plain

annoying. Rights shouldn’t be overridden simply because they annoy people.

“What’s disturbing is the idea that our student government would ever make the decision to move forward with a ban that would sacrifice minority rights.” Being mildly bothered by someone’s actions is not a valid reason to take away someone’s freedom to do whatever that may be. Because you know what’s also annoying? Free speech. Those cam-

pus preachers –– be they political or religious radicals –– mercilessly harass students who just want to make it from one end of campus to the other in peace. They may make our brain smoke, but that doesn’t mean we should ban their right to open their mouths. Purdue stressed that ASCSU is still in the process of collecting the university’s opinion on the issue, promising to hold public forums that would allow students to speak their mind in a more informal way. She also said that student government hasn’t yet determined what they need to know to officially commit to push for a smoking ban. Student government, as you continue to develop a position, make sure you remember to only limit someone’s freedom when they start to infringe upon the freedom of others. That hardly ever means taking away the right to be annoying.

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Obama needs a new debate prep partner


With the close of the first presidential debate, Republican nominee Mitt Romney will probably enjoy a little boost in the polls. He was authoritative, determined and fierce, which is not a side of Romney we’ve seen in awhile. This is what he needs right now, given that he was the dull professorial candidate from the primary debates this summer. President Obama, by comparison, was far more lackluster, which is going to hurt him coming out of this debate. The great communicator that the president has been known as for the past few years was noticeably absent from the first debate. But, there are still two more debates to go, so there is still time for there to be a turning around for both candidates. Romney needs to keep the pressure up in the next debate in order to preserve the momentum he gained Wednesday. The president, by contrast, needs to start getting fired up, he needs to be passionate and he needs to start nailing Romney to the wall with some of the vagueness of

Romney’s plans. If the Obama campaign's plan was to “talk to the people” rather than Romney, then they need to change that plan pronto. Debates are not stump speeches (at least they are not designed to be stump speeches): They are an arena. You do not win a debate by acting professorial and timid, you win debates by being combative and aggressive, which is what Romney was doing. Specifically, the Obama campaign needs to get Obama a new debate prep partner (I hear Bill Clinton may be available). Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is not who the president needs to practice with. Kerry is too dry, too academic and (clearly) not an effective stand-in for Mitt Romney. Instead, the president should debate his running mate. If there is anything that Joe Biden does well, it is getting fired up. And the president desperately needs to learn how to counter someone who is fired up, because that was his big weakness. He also needs to be more aggressive going after Romney’s lack of specificity on how exactly he is going to solve the economy. Romney mentioned his plan for kick-starting the economy on multiple occasions, but never offered any concrete examples of how he would do this. He mentioned cutting taxes, rolling back regulations and adding 12 million new jobs — which is mostly what his latest round of ads has been saying. The president has to hammer Romney with the question of what specifically he wants to do. Cut taxes on who? Which regulations are you going to roll back? Which parts of the budget are you going to cut? And where exactly is he going to conjure 12 million jobs from?

There was a prime opportunity to do just that early on in the debate, when Romney apologized to PBS’s Jim Lehrer and stated that he would cut funding for PBS. The president sort of let this roll by unchallenged. He should have jumped all over that statement. Really, Mr. Romney? With this giant deficit that you are so concerned about, that’s really what you’d have on the chopping block? PBS? The federal deficit is currently riding around $1 trillion. You are going to cut PBS, which receives roughly $451 million, from the federal budget? That is only about 0.01 percent of the current $3.7 trillion budget. Compare that with the Romney Campaign’s promise to increase the military budget and continue the wars in the Middle East. How exactly does this cut the deficit? How exactly does this balance our budget? These are things that the president needs to start going after in the next two debates, because Romney is going to have a hard time answering that question. President Obama’s supporters are not getting much in the way of victory right now, which will hurt them in the long run. But it is not over yet, there are still two more debates to go and the vice presidential debate. There is still time for the Obama campaign to recover and regroup before the next round of debating begins. It is time to regroup, Mr. President, you have got to perform better in these debates. Editorial Assistant Caleb Hendrich is a senior political science and journalism double major. Letters and feedback can be sent to

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The Rocky Mountain Collegian | Thursday, October 4, 2012

“Any student organization that’s receiving money through the university ... has to house their money with SLiCE.” Herman Diaz | SLiCE Assistant Director of Involvement

Pro’s and con’s to opening financial By AUSTIN BRIGGS The Rocky Mountain Collegian Student organizations on campus have three choices when setting up a financial account –– a traditional bank account, an account through the Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLiCE) office, or a combination of both. Any student organization that’s receiving money through the university either through student government, the Flea Market or an academic department has to house their money with SLiCE in a Student Financial Organization Account (SOFA), said Hermen Diaz, SLiCE Assistant Director of Involvement. “Our office will kind of serve as a financial assistant of that money to a degree,” Diaz said. “With the SOFA account the student organization has to spend their money according to CSU guidelines.” At the beginning of each semester, every student organization is required to register with SLiCE and have a representative attend a workshop on how to navigate financial requirements if the organization has a SOFA account. The workshop includes how to fill out financial request documents, items organizations aren’t allowed to purchase (gifts and alcohol) and how to use a P-Card, which is a credit card lent out by SLiCE. Although any organization can deposit self-generated funds in a SOFA account, many open up separate bank accounts. “I have a hesitation working with SLiCE,” said Paul Vanderheiden, junior interior design major and president of the CSU Interior Design Association. “It seems too restrictive and like there’s too much paperwork involved compared to a normal checking account.” His organization sponsors a “Wine and Dine” event where alcohol is served, which would be a purchase not allowed under CSU and SLiCE rules. Spencer Kaye, a senior health and science major and organizer of CSU’s Snowrider Club, had a slightly different viewpoint on having a bank account through SLiCE. “Honestly, I think they make it easy and hassle free,” Kaye said. “There’s a learning curve, but once you understand the layout and how it works it’s not

too bad.” Kaye said his organization has two accounts. The SOFA account is used for expenses related to campus activities, like setting up a booth on the plaza, while a traditional checking account is used for activities like buying the rights to show new movies and printing out t-shirts for members and promotional services. Some of the benefits of a SOFA account, Diaz said, is the services of two full-time accountants who are available to help student organizations handle their finances. There’s also the benefit of being able to use CSU’s sales tax exemption status when goods are purchased through a SOFA account. “For some student organizations, that may not be that much,” Diaz said. “For others that have a lot of purchases, that can be a rather large chunk of money.” Having a SOFA account also ensures that student club finances are accounted for, which can simplify the transitions for incoming officers replacing outgoing members who have graduated. “With a SOFA account you know it’s safe,” Diaz said. “You don’t have the revolving door of cardholders and having to switch information over.” Although it’s rare, there are some instances where an organization will cease to exist with money left over in the account, said SLiCE accountant Michelle Frick. After two years of inactivity the SLiCE office will make every effort to contact members and advisors to see what the status of the organization is, Frick said. If nobody can be reached, the money is either donated to similar groups or put into a resource room for other organizations to use. If an organization is disbanding, university rules dictate they’re not allowed to withdraw remaining money and close out the SOFA account. “When they open these accounts, they have to follow the same rules and regulations as if they were the business college or any other college with money on campus,” Frick said. “We don’t necessarily have the same freedoms a bank has like with a checking account.” Senior Reporter Austin Briggs can be reached at

DEBATE | Continued from Page 1


Prof: nothing inspiring for students

changes. A key difference from past debates was a new format, intended to be more flexible to discussion. Moderator Jim Lehrer laid out the rules before the debate: there would be six 15 minute

segments, with two minute answers followed by open discussion. While the candidates took full advantage of the discussion space, they often went over time limit, leaving some viewers wondering whether Lehrer would reclaim his role as moder-

ator and hold them to the format. “This is typical stuff, this is what you expect and this is why debates are less meaningful than what they ought to be,” said CSU political science professor John Straayer. “If I was a student, I’d have a hard

time finding anything in tonight’s debate that either inspired me or stimulated me to run in one direction or the other.” Politics Beat Reporter Kate Winkle and News Editor Elisabeth Willner can be reached at news@collegian. com.

“Seeing as it is just two college students trying to make a difference, the more people we have behind us, the more impact we will be able to make.” Leslie Bartley | junior journalism major

Student leans on Ellen to fight blood clots By CORRIE SAHLING Rocky Mountain Collegian One CSU student has a message for her favorite celebrity — “Hey Ellen, are you listening?” Junior journalism major Leslie Bartley is rallying support to call attention to one of the top three causes of death in the country — blood clots, sometimes referred to as pulmonary embolism — through a campaign she created called The Clot Must Be Fought. “The Clot Must Be Fought was created because after seeing my sister and best friend endure this emergency, I couldn't bear to watch anyone else go through it,” Bartley said. Bartley’s little sister was on a skiing trip and was having trouble breathing last year. She was rushed to the ER after she passed out and was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism. Her best friend also was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism this summer, along with two other people she knows. Pulmonary embolism

refers to a blockage of the main artery of the lung by a blood clot that has travelled from elsewhere in the body, typically the legs, and it obstructs the lungs, according to National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. “It feels as though there is an elephant sitting on your chest,” Bartley said. “You can’t breathe, and you don’t know why.” And she plans to spread the word. “We would like to get the attention of the mainstream media, starting with local news, and growing to statewide and even national,” Bartley said. “The ultimate goal, or our mission, would be to reach the ‘Ellen DeGeneres’ show … In order to reach the most people in the age group that we are trying to target, Ellen would be the best media outlet. She has a voice and we need her to use it.” One out of every three people diagnosed with pulmonary embolism will die and more than 600,000 Americans are diagnosed each year. It is one of the top

three causes of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer, according to the National Blood Clot Alliance. Common pulmonary embolism symptoms are a sudden, sometimes bloody cough, sudden shortness of breath during a resting state, chest pain, and rapid breathing and heart rate, according to the UCLA Lung Cancer Department. Sometimes sudden death is the only symptom of pulmonary embolism, which is what makes it so dangerous, according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. “I would like to make this a permanent campaign,” Bartley said. “I am making as big of an impact as I can with one person. But my vision can’t be reached without more people.” Trying to raise money for Stop the Clot, the National Blood Clot Alliance is a big goal, according to Bartley. Funding is very low even on a national level, and Bartley said she wants to help. The Clot Must Be Fought

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has recently started selling $2 bracelets at the moment to help raise awareness and funds. “There are so many things CSU students can do to help,” Bartley said. She gave examples such as simply “liking” their Facebook page, helping post fliers, joining in their video shoot, helping organize a race, or even just standing up in class and telling others about The Clot Must Be Fought. “Seeing as it is just two college students trying to make a difference,” Bartley said. “The more people we have behind us, the more impact we will be able to make.” Collegian Writer Corrie Sahling can be reached at

“We really need much more data in order to make a conclusion.” Audrey Purdue | Director of Health for ASCSU


ASCSU position still in the works

Continued from Page 1 smoke-free and tobacco-free policies. Campuses have embraced these measures in growing numbers, according to Purdue. More than 700 universities across the country are taking some sort of stance against smoking and tobacco. Washington State, Oklahoma State and Purdue University were examples, she said. Cameron Doelling, an intra-university senator, asked about the type of action that would be

spurred by the survey’s findings. “We really need much more data in order to make a conclusion,” Purdue said. She added that she plans to hold several open forums in the spring 2013 to hear more student and faculty opinion before any position is formed. Purdue said “we are nowhere close to making a decision” to push for a CSU campus that is completely smoke- or tobacco-free in the near future. ASCSU Beat Reporter Carrie Mobley can be reached at


Robert Duran, Chief of Staff for ASCSU, speaks at the Senate meeting Wednesday night in the Senate Chambers of the Lory Student Center.

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Adjunct professors by the numbers Total faculty: 1204 By KATE SIMMONS The Rocky Mountain Collegian Adjunct, special and temporary teachers make up 22 percent of CSU’s faculty. The benefit of employing adjunct faculty, according to associate provost Thomas Gorell, is that their sole focus is on teaching. “Tenure faculty has an emphasis placed on research, scholarship and artistry,” Gorell said. Some see the position differently. “ ... They have no job security, lousy pay,” said Ann Magennis, an associate professor of anthropology at CSU in a previous interview with the Collegian. “They are third-class citizens and that’s who is teaching a quarter of all the classes on campus.” Requiring tenure faculty to continue research in their field divides their time. Adjunct, special and temporary faculty can dedicate their focus to teaching because that is the only requirement of their job. To remain a tenure-track faculty member, an employee’s full-time equivalent (FTE) must remain at 50 percent or above. If their FTE drops below 50 percent the faculty member could lose tenure lose eligibility to benefits, revert back to adjunct status and won’t be given a severance package. Senior Reporter Kate Simmons can be reached at

Tenure faculty: 982 Adjunct faculty: 222

Total university employees: State Classified Staff: 31% Administrative Professionals: 24% Tenure-Track Faculty: 16% Research Associates: 14%

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Dining halls cater to students with restricted diets DEVIN O’BRIEN Rocky Mountain Collegian The dining halls are negotiating peace between allergies and bellies. CSU Housing and Dining Services has a variety of different foods and resources available on-campus for students with restricted diets or food allergies –– but it hasn’t always been that way and sometimes, it isn’t enough. Frustration was sophomore biology major Emily Mohr’s dining companion last year. Allergic to wheat and tree nuts, Mohr talked about her dismay at the lack of a way to identify foods with allergens during the 20112012 academic year. This has changed this semester. “This year they’re a lot better because they have an icon system,” Mohr said. The six labels used in this icon system are vegan, gluten free, vegetarian, local product, eat well and contains nuts. Some dining halls also have an allergen-free line in addition to a refrigerator containing gluten-free foods. However, in Mohr’s experience, the fare on most nights consist mostly of chicken and rice. She also said sometimes the line would only have veg-

ALLERGEN FREE LOCATIONS Corbett dining hall Ram’s Horn dining hall


Many dining halls have incorporated several ways of ensuring that students with allergies are safe from having their food contaminated by allergens. The Worry Free Line such as this one at Ram’s Horn is one of the many ways the dining halls are keeping their students safe.

etables available due to lack of other food. One option for students with dietary restrictions is to meet with Brittney Stuard, nutrition and employment manager for Residential Dining Services. During

these free consultations, Stuard helps students create lists of foods they’re able to eat and can provide a full menu to plan daily meals. Specialized and restricted diets are important to planning menu items. Se-

nior Executive Chef Cynthia Lategan said peanuts are used only in bakeshop items. Peanuts are replaced with a similar food, like cashews. In the Edwards building bakeshop, the gluten-free

baked goods are made late at night in a separate room, to avoid contamination, according to Senior Executive Chef Peter Testory. This consideration for preparation extends beyond baked goods. Students can

get special sandwiches at the Sports Grill, Braiden and Corbett. “We whip out a special board and a special knife that we use for gluten-free sandwiches,” Lategan said. Foods for religious diets are also being developed. Testory and Lategan are currently conducting research on how to prepare, and train employees in the preparation of, Halal food. The cuisine is meat “slaughtered or prepared in the manner prescribed by Islamic law” according to A tool for students provided by the Housing and Dining Services website is the Nutritional Calculator. This program lets students see nutritional information of both individual and grouped items. Allergen-free lines are located in Corbett and Ram’s Horn. Nutrition Center computer terminals can be found in the Ram’s Horn, Braiden and Corbett dining halls, according to Lategan. Collegian Writer Devin O’Brien can be reached at

Off-campus housing at CSU BY AMANDA ZETAH The Rocky Mountain Collegian After the first year in the dorms, students are on their own. They are faced with the overwhelming task of finding a place to live for the next three years of college. Some students stay in the same place for the rest of their college careers, but others shop around. “We have about a 15 percent renewal rate each year and I believe we have 4 to 5 residents who are onto their third and fourth years with us,” said Rachael Carlberg, the accounts manager at Rams’ Pointe apartments. The Off-Campus Life office is located in the Lory Student Center and is available to make the transition easier for students. They provide a wide variety of services for students to prepare them for renting their first house or apartment, like party registration and information about U+2, the Fort Collins law forbidding more than three unrelated people to live in the same home. According to the Fort Collins website, 37.69 percent of students live in an apartment, while 33.85 percent live in an off-campus house. Although the numbers are not far off, it appears that apartments are the more popular choice. Jeannie Ortega, the director of off-campus life at CSU, said “apartment complexes attract huge numbers of students.”

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Fresno State brings spread offense to Hughes By ANDREW SCHALLER The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Last Saturday, for the first time as a member of the Mountain West, the Fresno State Bulldogs and their high-powered offense scored 52 points in a victory against San Diego State. The Bulldogs hope to do the same thing to CSU’s defense this weekend when they come to Fort Collins Saturday night. Fresno State is led by quarterback Derek Carr, younger brother of NFL quarterback David Carr, who has amassed 1,599 yards through five games this season, 536 of which came against San Diego State last week. “He’s doing a really good job of leading our guys,” Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter said of Carr. “(He’s) doing a nice job of understanding what we’re trying to get done offensively, reading what the defense is giving us and distributing the ball very very well.” Carr has been able to run Fresno State’s offense so effectively by spreading the defense out and getting multiple receivers in the offense opportunities to catch the ball. The Bulldogs have three different receivers this season who have over

300 yards receiving on the year and six different receivers with at least 100 yards receiving. “When you spread people out … sometimes you get a pretty good athlete out in space versus somebody who may be a half a step slower,” DeRuyter said. “And when you don’t have guys right next to each other (like) in a traditional offense where if somebody misses, the next guy is right there to make up for him, you spread people out, you get more one-on-one’s where if one guy misses, it can be an explosive play.” Plays that go for big gains have become a hallmark of the the Fresno State offense this season as the Bulldogs rank No. 15 nationally in terms of total yards per game. “I don’t think it’s an offense that you say I’m gonna totally shut down,” CSU coach Jim McElwain said. “I think the key is don’t allow the explosive plays, make sure we’re tackling fundamentally sound, keep the ball in front of you and make them earn it.” Fresno State at first glance appears to be a pass-first offense, the polar opposite of the Rams’ opponent last week, Air Force, which ran CSU out of Colorado Springs. But the Bulldogs’ of-

OPPONENT’S OFFENSE Total yards per game: 512.8 Points per game: 41.8 Passing yards per game: 335.2 Turnovers per game: 1.6 Third down conversion percentage: 33.8

fense can be successful in the ground game too, as evidenced by their 288-yard team rushing performance in a win against CU-Boulder three weeks ago. Fresno State was led in that game by a 144 yard, 2 touchdown game from running back Robbie Rouse, reminding opponents that the Bulldogs have weapons all over the field that can give any defense fits trying to account for. “Their offense is so explosive because of the players that they have, the quarterback that they have, that we’ll see on Sunday someday, and that running back.” McElwain said. “So if you load the box, you better tackle them otherwise they’re gone.” Football Beat Reporter Andrew Schaller can be reached at sports@collegian. com.


Fresno State’s Derek Carr makes a long run against San Diego State in the first quarter on Sep. 29, at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, Calif. CSU will be playing Fresno State this weekend at Hughes Stadium.

An alumni’s perspective: on-campus stadium a ‘great idea’ By AMANDA ZETAH The Rocky Mountain Collegian With the recent decision about the on-campus stadium made, many alumni and students alike have their own opinions about what an on-campus stadium will mean for the future of CSU. Sarah Harteker, 33, graduated from CSU in 2001 with a degree in construc-

tion management and still lives in Fort Collins today with her husband and three children. She spoke with the Collegian by phone on Saturday to share her thoughts about the on-campus stadium. What do you think of Hughes? The stadium is a good stadium, but it’s not in the best location. I didn’t used

to go to games very much as a student, because of the location. A DUI didn’t really appeal to us and we tried to have a DD (designated driver), but that never worked out. I’d say I attend the games more now that I am an alumni. What do you think of the on-campus stadium? I think it is a great idea. It would increase student and alumni attendance, as well as boost the football program at CSU. The alumni will go wherever the new stadium goes. The only problem would be parking; it is an important issue to consider because there isn’t any room now. The higher attendance rate will only make the problem worse. Do you foresee parking to be a huge issue? How would we resolve it? The on-campus stadium would make me want to go to more games, which would increase the issue of parking. It would be easy to arrange Transfort or another bus system to bus people to an off-campus parking lot, similar to the light rail for Broncos games. What will happen to Hughes stadium? I heard it was going to be made into a practice stadium, which would be great. It would also be an awesome concert venue because it has a little of that Red Rocks feel, being backed up to the

foothills. The outdoorsy feel would make it great for concerts. Do you think the on-campus stadium would help get alumni to campus? My husband (also an alumni) and I rarely get to campus. If we attended a football game there, it would be fun to walk around and see what’s going on. This past month, we went to a volleyball game and noticed all the new improvements to campus when we were driving on Laurel Street. It looks like my old dorm, Parmalee, got quite the facelift. I’m sure it is super nice on the inside. Do you like the idea of an on-campus stadium? Yes, I’m definitely a supporter of the on-campus stadium and have been one since the beginning. I used to never go to games and this might change my mind. I think it will boost the football program and help us win some games. We need support for the team and the new stadium will boost attendance, and therefore give them more support. What do you think of the location? I think it is a good location, since it will be right off Prospect Road. Maybe that will inspire new construction on Prospect Road, to give that a facelift as well. I like that it would be on the south side of campus, right off the highway exit. Go-

ing across town with traffic starting at Drake and Shields discourages us from going to games. Do you think the on-campus stadium will increase traffic around campus? I don’t think it will get in the way of anything, including classes. Actually, there wouldn’t be any more student traffic, so it would decrease on game days. It would also lessen traffic across the city and further east of town, because it is a shorter distance to travel to games. I think residents on Drake and Overland would appreciate the decrease in traffic. How should we pay for the on-campus stadium? First of all, I don’t think the Apple store and other stores going into the stadium are necessary. I think we should fund the stadium with donor money, not by raising tuition rates for students. Student fees shouldn’t increase to pay for the stadium either. It’s already expensive enough and sadly, tuition rates will continue to rise for students because of the economy. There’s no need to contribute to that any more. What do you think of the football season so far? I was excited about the new coach and got really excited after the win against CU. At that game, we looked like a great team, one that I

haven’t seen in years. We are moving forward and starting to move in the right direction. Now, all I’m worried about is beating Wyoming because we have a small rivalry in our cul-de-sac. What was the football team like when you were attending CSU? We had an amazing team. In fact, they went to a few bowls and had a winning season. Because of that, we bought season tickets, but lost the motivation to go to games once the team started losing. If they were better, we might have made more of an effort. What’s the final word on the on-campus stadium? I love the feel of CSU and my family has a lot of ties to the school. In fact, that is why we stayed in Fort Collins after we graduated. My husband and I love CSU and the school makes up the majority of the city. I’m happy to see the school continuing to grow and I think the on-campus stadium will only help that. All the construction will be annoying, but when isn’t construction annoying? People will complain about it, but I think the stadium should be done in one to two years. After that, people will be able to enjoy the stadium, like I will. Student Life Beat Reporter Amanda Zetah can be reached at news@collegian. com.





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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (10/04/12). This year is for exploration and growth, both personal and professional. New people and places reveal unimagined perspectives. Spirituality flourishes, and your concept of wealth shifts. Save up for a repair, and keep the habit to end the year with a higher net worth. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.


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Students to be given ‘shopping sheet’ By RENEE SCHOOF The McClatchy Tribune WASHINGTON — When excited students tear into college acceptance packets next spring, many will find something new inside: information that tries to make it easier to understand the costs. The federal government and more than 300 colleges and universities want to make sure students “know before they owe” what could be bills for thousands of dollars awaiting them down the road. That’s what Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said this summer when his office introduced its college costs

“shopping sheet.” “Students need to know how much their loans are ultimately going to cost, when all the interest and fees and other costs are factored into the equation,” he said. The push by Cordray’s agency and the Department of Education for clearer college cost information comes as tuition and student debt have been rising and household income has been falling. With 7,000 schools across the country using different forms to show costs, scholarships and loans, it can be hard to compare. It’s also all too easy for many high school students to glide over what loan repayments could mean later. The default rate might be

evidence of that. In the past three years, it’s climbed to 13.4 percent. Student loans are in default when a borrower with a monthly payment is delinquent for 270 days. The consequences are serious, and can include garnisheed wages, collection agency costs and many years of a bad credit rating. “Too often, students are left without a clear explanation of what the costs mean or how they compare to other colleges they are considering, and as a result, many students leave college with debt that they didn’t fully understand at the time they entered school,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said last week in a blog post.


How do you feel about the on-campus stadium? “I don’t like it. I feel like student funds should be going toward all areas instead of toward the football team who’s not doing that great already.” CLAYTON SCHULER, Junior biomedical sciences major

“For me, I think it’s kind of silly. We’re not exactly a school known for athletics, and the money could probably be better spent in other areas, like to fix buildings that are kind of decrepit. It’s a possibility more people would go to games ... I’m done in December, so it doesn’t affect me wildly.” JAMIE NAQUIN

Senior international studies major

“I can see the benefit of it to the university as a community focal point, but at the same time I don’t think the football team deserves it. We already have a multi-million dollar practice facility that hardly gets used and I’m afraid the stadium won’t get as much use.” KAYLA BOOS

Junior construction management major

“My opinion is just that it’s kind of a waste of money. We have a nice stadium. I’m concerned about parking, it’s already hard to park on campus. I wonder how they’ll deal with that.” CHELSEA PITONYAK

Junior equine sciences major

“I think it’s probably a good thing. Tony Frank has done a lot of research over the last nine months, and he wouldn’t make a decision to go through with it if it didn’t benefit the rest of the community.” ARIEL MIKOLITCH

Senior political science major

HOMECOMING EVENTS SCHEDULE Thursday Distinguished Alumni Awards Banquet 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Lory Student Center

Friday Homecoming & Family Weekend check-In 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Alumni Center, 1301 S. College Ave. College of Engineering

Reunion Breakfast and Tours 8:30 a.m. Horsetooth Room, Academic Village 78th annual 50 year club luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fort Collins Hilton Reunion on the Oval 2:30 to 6 p.m. CSU Oval Homecoming and Family Weekend Parade 4:30 to 6 p.m.

See parade route at www.homecoming. Pep rally, bonfire, fireworks and the lighting of the “A” 6 p.m. West Lawn Lory Student Center 50th Anniversary Celebration 6 to 9 p.m. LSC Main Ballroom CSU Volleyball vs. Wyoming 7:45 p.m. Moby Arena

Saturday Homecoming 5K Race 8 to 9:15 a.m. CSU Oval Campus Crawl 9 to 2 p.m. The CSU Campus Homecoming and Family Weekend Tailgate 2 to 4:30 p.m. RamTown/Hughes Stadium - Alumni Association Tent

MVP Tailgate 2 to 4:30 p.m. Hughes Stadium, Ram Town Volleyball Ram Legends: Football Tailgate 2 to 4:30 p.m. RamTown/Hughes Stadium Alumni Band Tailgate 2:30-4:30 p.m. RamTown, Hughes Stadium Homecoming Football Game: CSU vs. Fresno State 5 p.m. Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes ILLUSTRATION BY HUNTER THOMPSON

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“The proceeds have enabled us to provide the Heart Disease Prevention Program at an affordable price to the public.” Tiffany Lipsey | Assisant Director of the Human Performance Clinical Research Laboratory

Homecoming 5K: Beating hearts help prevent heart disease By KEVIN RUBY The Rocky Mountain Collegian At 8 a.m. Saturday, more than 1,400 people will hit the ground running to benefit CSU’s Heart Disease Prevention program in the 32nd annual CSU Homecoming and Family Weekend 5K race. The race starts at the university’s Oval and involves a flat course throughout campus for serious and beginner runners and walkers, as well as a Kid’s Fun Run led by CAM the Ram. Last year, more than 2,100 participants and another 850 children participated in the 5K and Fun Run. It was one of the faster races clocked in the city, according to a university news release. At least 1,800 people are expected to participate in this year’s race, as well as 300 children in the fun run. Race coordinators are expecting more participants to register on the day of the race if weather permits. The Department of Health & Exercise Science organizes the race. Sponsors include Youth Sport Camps, Poudre Valley Hospital and Triple Crown Sports. There are 15 sponsors in total. “Due to the generosity of our sponsors we know the race will raise $30,000,” said Dr. Richard Gay Israel, executive director of the Human Performance Clinical Research Laboratory (HPCRL). The Heart Disease Prevention program is one of nine programs and services the research laboratory provides. “The HDPP (Heart Disease Prevention program) has several goals,” wrote Tiffany Lipsey, assistant director of the HPCRL, in an email to the Collegian. “Assessment of known risk factors for cardiovascular disease; reduction of the likelihood of developing heart and


Runners in the Colorado State University Homecoming 5K raise funds for the Department of Health and Exercise Science Adult Fitness Program on Oct. 1, 2011.

vascular disease, and use of cardiovascular risk factor status in the development of individualized strategies for lifestyle changes.” The program is intended for the citizens of Colorado and beyond. Funds generated through the HDPP support program operations, student fellowships and research in the HPCRL and the Department of Health and Exercise Science, according to the HDPP website.

All of the proceeds are used to directly benefit the Heart Disease Prevention program (HDPP). “The proceeds have enabled us to provide the HDPP at an affordable price for the public,” Lipsey wrote. “Recently, the proceeds from the race have gone to fund renovations and new equipment including two electrocardiography and treadmill systems that we use for exercise testing.

“The program’s main clients are firefighters from across the state. They currently work with nine departments from local areas and as far away as Eagle county and Silda,” Lipsey said. The HDPP is part of the Human Performance Clinical Research Laboratory (HPCRL) located next to Moby Arena. Collegian Writer Kevin Ruby can be reached at

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“The opportunity for a lot of different age groups to connect or reconnect with fellow Rams is amazing.” Taylor Jackson | CSU Director of Student Services

History repeats itself (again) CSU kicks off 97th Annual Homecoming Weekend By CHRISTOPHER BOAN The Rocky Mountain Collegian There is a tradition that takes place every fall around campus at CSU that harkens back to the Woodrow Wilson administration. This tradition is the annual homecoming celebration that has taken place every fall since 1914. Though many things have changed since homecoming’s inception, connecting alumni to campus has always been a cornerstone for the event. Associated Students of CSU Director of Student Services Taylor Jackson said this connection is a positive experience, both for the students and for the grads. “The opportunity for a lot of different age groups to connect or reconnect with fellow Rams is amazing,” Jackson said. “It helps freshmen relate to alumni, and it means a lot to those of us who are about to graduate, as it allows us one final chance to enjoy the feeling of community here at school.” Jackson’s opinion on the school’s hallmark event has changed drastically since she arrived as a freshman. “I did not participate in homecoming until my junior year at CSU,” Jackson added. “Last year was my first experience, and it really made me wish that I had done it before.” A key component in having a positive homecoming experience is the cooperation between various groups on campus. No one knows how crucial this collaboration is than Alumni Association Director and CSU class of 1994 graduate Colleen Meyer, who puts together


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the functions for returning Rams. Meyer, who has worked at CSU since 2000, believes past homecoming success has come from creating a welcoming atmosphere where past and present students can come together to embrace a shared experience. “We realize that Homecoming and Family Weekend were events that needed to be embraced,” Meyer said. “Homecoming Weekend is a perfect opportunity to showcase what past graduates

have done for our campus, while allowing them to rekindle old friendships and reconnect with current students.” The 50-Year Club Luncheon, which helps Rams connect to their university takes place on Friday of homecoming week. This event is key in building a tight-knit community for past and present CSU Rams. “I love (the luncheon) because of the stories I’m able to hear from graduates ates,” Meyer added.


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“Being able to show alumni what’s still going on and what has changed perpetuates a positive image for community building.” Taylor Jackson | Director of Student Services for the Associated Students of CSU

Greek Life hits homecoming By CANDICE MILLER The Rocky Mountain Collegian Every year, Greek Life is one of the key players that makes homecoming happen. “They were very involved in the conversations leading up to homecoming,” said Taylor Jackson, director of Student Services for the Associated Students of CSU. “They were pushing very hard to increase turnout.” On top of their annual homecoming stroll-off, floats and philanthropy, Greek Life will be involved in

two new events this year. “All of Greek Life will be leading a cheer at the bonfire this year,” said Jen Petersen, director of Greek Week and homecoming. “It’s the first year that athletics will let us perform the cheer at the bonfire.” The second event is a year-long endeavor. Greek Life works to raise money to donate to charities, such as the firefighters and safehouse programs. During Greek Week, Greek Life raised $1,700. Despite the negative reputation that sororities and

fraternities across the country often carry, according to Petersen, Greek Life at CSU is trying to make a good impression on everyone, and give back. “We don’t fit the stereotypical sorority and fraternity,” Petersen said. “We’re focused on education and giving back to the community.” These events, Jackson said, not only bring students together as a school, but involve the whole community. “The philanthropy is the most direct involvement with the community,” Jack-

son said. Six to seven students comprise the committee responsible for planning homecoming. These students represent communities as varied as Greek Life, the Residence Hall Association, Ram Ruckus, ASAP and ASCSU. “Being able to show alumni what’s still going on and what has changed perpetuates a positive image for community building,” Jackson said. Collegian Writer Candice Miller can be reached at


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Wide receiver Matt Yemm (3) makes a nine-yard dash in last year’s Homecoming game against San Jose State University.

Rams embrace homecoming By CRIS TILLER The Rocky Mountain Collegian A familiar face will be hanging around Hughes Stadium during Saturday’s Homecoming game against Fresno State that harkens back to the glory days of CSU football. At halftime the Rams will honor former All-American safety and punt return specialist Greg Myers, who enters the College Football Hall of Fame Dec. 4. Myers will be one of 14 former players and coaches honored in New York. “To me what it shows and what it shows everybody is ‘why not CSU?’ because it should be and its been proven,” current CSU coach Jim McElwain said. “There’s a hall of famer right there.” Myers played for CSU from 1992-95, and won the Thorpe Award given to the most outstanding defensive back in a season his senior year in 1995. He was the first Western Athletic Conference player to win all-conference

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“They have life experiences that we cannot even fathom, it is tough to describe how special this luncheon is, but I can tell you that it’s a jewel of an event for homecoming weekend.” CSU Office of Events and Constituent Management Executive Director Matthew Helmer believes the parade’s routing through Old Town and the oval builds a unique


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honors four times and led the NCAA in punt return yards and touchdowns his senior season. “This is just a huge honor, and it says a lot about CSU and the players and coaches I was around,” My-

Ram is all about. “He gave us a good talk and he came out here just saying everything he did and how his accomplishments were for the team and he wouldn’t have got them if he didn’t have a good team,”

“This is just a huge honor and it says a lot about CSU, and the players and the coaches I was around.” Greg Myers | CSU alumnus and football player ers said upon finding out in May he’d be in the hall of fame. “It’s an award I’ll be getting, but I definitely will be accepting it on behalf of CSU and everyone who was around me.” The Rams’ current players and coaches received a special visit from Myers earlier this year to help them understand what being a

linebacker Shaquil Barrett said. “I enjoyed talking to him and just listening to what he had to say.” Myers’ return to Fort Collins enhances a homecoming experience that makes college football one of the most unique sports in America, in McElwain’s mind. “College football is the greatest thing there is and

then again, homecoming, people coming back to your campus reliving the days when maybe we were a little younger,” he said. “Someday I actually look forward to going back to a homecoming myself.” Former coach Sonny Lubick is also expected to be in attendance to honor Myers, his first visit back since leaving the program in 2007. Part of what makes homecoming special for players is the chance for family and friends to come out and see a game. “It’s important, I love homecoming because you just know all the support, fan support,” Barrett said. “My brother and his wife will come out this week and it will be good to see them again and hopefully we can go out there and perform for them and our fans that are coming out to support us and get a victory for them.” Sports Editor Cris Tiller can be reached at sports@

Homecoming a ‘jewel’ event experience for visitors. “A lot of schools have homecoming parades, but ours is a little bit different,” Helmer said. “CSU’s Homecoming is our best opportunity to open up the campus and welcome everyone back to campus, and to celebrate the time that they had here.” Another thing that Helmer believes sets CSU’s homecoming apart is the vast amount of planning that goes into every activity. The Office of CSU Events spends

about a calendar year planning and putting together the 30 plus events that are hosted during the weekend. “Homecoming here is a university-wide effort,” Helmer added. “It really does take a village to put this on, as both homecoming and parents weekend are huge, so it is important that we work from the same playbook.” Event planners like Helmer and Meyer said that their goal is to share the importance of homecoming

weekend with past and present students, and to inspire them to enjoy the experience. “Above all I would like to say that it would be great for students to experience homecoming weekend,” Meyer said. “Don’t forget that it is homecoming and that we would really love to see as many students as possible participate in it.” Collegian Writer Chris Boan can be reached at

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