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The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

WWOOF brings students to farms across the globe

WWOOF brings students to farms across the globe

April 4, 2013

Using Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF), students can go abroad while also getting some firsthand farming experience. According to Adriane Elliott, coordinator for CSU's organic agriculture...

Second year graduate student and TA, Dan Pearson, grades papers for a physics course. Most of the grading and research is done by the many graduate students at CSU.

NiceGrade: Tying students and tutors together

April 3, 2013

Tutoring has always been one of Raymond Chard's passions. "I love to teach. I make time for it," he said. After graduating in December 2011 with a natural sciences degree and a chemistry education...

Google Liquid Galaxy, a digital geospatial map compiled of 10 monitors sits nears the back of the 1st floor computer lab in the Morgan Library. This Liquid Galaxy is similar to the larger scale projector based system also stationed in the library.

CSU library gains state of the art technology

March 28, 2013

While libraries have traditionally been thought of as a place to find and store books, according to the Morgan Library Director of Donor Relations, David Ramsay, CSU's library is becoming a hub for state-of-the-art...

ASCSU President Regina Martel, left, and Vice President, Joe Eden, built their campaign on ideas to improve wireless on campus, creating syllabus-sharing website, and enhancing relationships between the city and students.

ASCSU’s biggest promise is to keep students’ best interests in mind

March 27, 2013

While not all of student government's 2012 campaign promises have been fulfilled, according to President Regina Martel, this year's administration has been able to make big progress towards completing...

Rams Basketball at CB & Potts

Rams Basketball at CB & Potts

March 23, 2013

Update 5:30 p.m. According to Dani Belinski, marketer for Nellingan Sports Marketing, the official corporate partnership between CB & Potts and CSU Athletics allows both organizations the chance...

Physics professor Bruce Berger lectures students in the engineering building Monday afternoon. Although most college hire Adjunct professor to meet their needs, overall college employee mainly tenure-track faculty.

Colleges at CSU employ more tenure than adjunct faculty

March 12, 2013

Across the board, each college on the CSU campus employs more tenure-track faculty than adjunct faculty. However, even with the large number tenure-track faculty members, each college also hires non-tenure-track...

Joseph Kitchin Philpott was an avid action sports enthusiast having experience in backcountry skier, surfer, mountain biker, paraglider. Philpott passed away Saturday afternoon in an avalanche on Cameron Pass, near Fort Collins, Colorado.

Colorado State student Joseph Kitchin Philpott ‘died doing what he loved to do’

March 4, 2013

Read a letter of remembrance from the family of Joseph Kitchin Philpott   Everyone in Joseph Kitchin Philpott’s family is experienced in backcountry skiing.“It’s all familiar to us,”...

The sculpture Steel Splat by Doris Laughton sits in front of the University Center for the Arts. With the recent removal of the Soup Can sculpture from the UCA, the building will be adding new art instalations throughout.

UCA to expand art museum for new collection

February 27, 2013

The University Center for the Arts is planning on expanding its art museum to make way for a large donation of over 200 pieces of artwork coming from two local art appraisers. The UCA began exhibiting...

CSU yield rate dropping due to influx of applications

CSU yield rate dropping due to influx of applications

February 18, 2013

Over the past 10 years, CSU has seen a drop in its incoming student yield rate. However, according to many faculty members, it does not mean that the university is losing students. According to...

Crystal Vander Zanden, a homeschool student from Glendale, Arizona, is in her second year of her biochemistry doctoral degree at CSU at the age of eighteen. Vander Zanden decided during her undergrad studies that she loved working in the lab and that is what she wanted to pursue.

18-year-old CSU student Crystal Zanden a doctoral candidate

February 12, 2013

No one knew that Crystal Vander Zanden was only 16 when she showed up for her graduate interview. All told, Dr. Pui Shing Ho knew that there was a minor coming to the restaurant where they were...

Colorado State University Interim President Anthony A. Frank.  November 11, 2008

CSU Board of Governors approves new five-year contract for Frank

February 11, 2013

The Colorado State University System Board of Governors announced the approval of a new, five-year contract for President Tony Frank last Friday. The contract is “part of a proactive effort to retain...

Q & A with Karl La Borde, RamRide driver charged with DUI

Q & A with Karl La Borde, RamRide driver charged with DUI

February 5, 2013

It’s been about five days since CSU freshman electrical engineering major Karl La Borde was a volunteer driver for RamRide on Thursday, Jan. 31 while under the influence of marijuana. At approximately...

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