Little Shop of Physics Open House

Million-Volt Tesla Coil, Giant Fog Rings, and Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream… oh, my! Over 300 hands-on experiments, science spectacles and interactive presentations are coming to the Lory Student Center on Feb. 25. Make sure you don’t miss the wind tunnel too; it’ll blow your mind! (Get it?)

The annual Little Shop of Physics Open House will feature experiments and programs run by Colorado State University interns, volunteers and science partners. For a full list of attractions and partners, click here.



Schedule Overview: 

10:30 a.m.: UNC Science Demos
11:00 a.m.: Giant Fog Rings
11:30 a.m.: Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
Noon: Plush Projectiles
12:30 p.m.: The Million-Volt Tesla Coil
1:00 p.m.: Giant Fog Rings
1:30 p.m.: Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
2:00 p.m.: Plush Projectiles
2:30 p.m.: The Million-Volt Tesla Coil
3:00 p.m.: Giant Fog Rings
3:30 p.m.: UNC Science Demos
4:00 p.m.: Grand Finale


34th Annual Pow Wow

The 34th Annual Pow Wow will be held in the Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom on Oct. 30. This event is free and open to everyone as a drop-in event. Pow Wows are a way Native Americans meet and join together in dancing, singing, traveling to new locations, reconnecting with old friends, and meeting new friends. It usually a way of persevering Native American’s rich culture and sharing with its local community.

This event happens every year within the first weekend of November as a way to start Native American heritage month. The Pow Wow serves a great way to gather Native American’s all over Colorado, and share the culture with CSU and the community of Fort Collins through music, food, and art work.

This Pow Wow will be centered around two different drumming styles. Elk Solider, a Native drum group from South Dakota, and Bad Company, a local Fort Collins drum group, will be performing during the event. There will be a variety of dancing styles including: Women’s Traditional, Jingle, Shwal, Feather, Grass, and Men’s Traditional. The Pow Wow is one of the many ways history and tradition can be preserved.

2016 CineRam

Ram Events, located in the LSC, is hosting CineRam again this semester. CineRam offers movies that range from documentaries to box office hits for students! Every other Thursday, through the end of the semester, the movies will start at 7 p.m. in the LSC Theatre. Complimentary concession stand snacks will also be provided.

On Sept. 29 Ram Events will be collaborating with the Sign Language Department to show a documentary about deaf culture titled See What I’m Saying. The following showing Ram Events will be partnering with Shade of United Identities to show Straight Outta Compton.

Three other movies will also be scheduled later in the semester. Keep checking the website for updates.

Education Abroad Fair

On Thursday, September 15 join the Office of International Programs in the LSC’s Grand Ballroom. The program will be hosting its annual Education abroad fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Experts will be ready to answer student’s questions. CSU staff and faculty, returned students and program providers will be there to give advice to students interested in the programs.

17 programs will attend the event to explain what their programs have to offer. In addition to information about non-credit and for-credit opportunities in 70 different countries, students can learn about finical aid options, health care options, and how the programs can benefit students.

Human Rights Film Festival begins this weekend

The Act Human Rights Film Festival begins this weekend, April 15 – 22. The festival’s name, ACT, stands for “awaken, connect, transform”.

Colorado State University’s Department of Communication Studies debuts the inaugural, weeklong Act Human Rights Film Festival on CSU’s campus and the Lyric Cinema in Old Town, Fort Collins.

What to Expect at the Film Festival

Throughout the week, human rights films from around the world will be shown at either the Lory Student Center or Lyric Cinema. Fifteen films address several topics, such as human trafficking, homelessness, and political corruption.

Each film screening is hosted by a moderator who will provide a background to the film and lead a post-film Q&A session with individuals familiar with the creation, production and subject matter of the film: from filmmakers and producers to policy experts, scholars, and journalists.

This film festival is exemplary because after the screening and Q&A nonprofit representatives will be on-hand to help connect film-goers to additional information, opportunities for action and organizational involvement. Films are paired with a nonprofit organization whose mission and programming align with the topic of the film.

Students and community members can purchase tickets to individual films here.
Learn more about the film festival by visiting the website or by reading the College of Liberal arts Magazine article.

Breeze Through Finals During LSC Late Nite

To help you prepare for finals while keeping stress levels to a minimum, the Lory Student Center is set to become a Late Nite haven of relaxing study environments, fun activities, and great deals. Beginning Sunday, Dec. 13, The LSC will offer three distinct zones:

  1. Relax Zone – Level 100
  2. Refuel Zone – Level 200
  3. Quiet Zone –  Level 300

Select food venues will be open late and offering 50% off discounts throughout the week of finals. Each day of the week will feature half off of food at a different venue alongside plentiful relaxing activities including massage, prize give-aways, crafts, movie screenings, video games and more.

To feed the need for caffeine, either Intermissions proudly serving Starbucks or Sweet Sinsations will offer coffee until midnight each night.

LSC Late Nite kicks off this Sunday evening with a to-go mug giveaway and video games in the Relax Zone at 8:00 p.m. Bagel Place will also offer 50% off all food from 5:00 p.m. to midnight. Click here for a full schedule of food offerings, coffee availability and activities to help you breeze through finals week.

The Lory Student Center will keep you posted on daily deals and events throughout the week, so make sure to check back and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop.

Experience Cultural Diversity at the 62nd Annual World Unity Fair

The globally focused World Unity Fair celebration will take place tomorrow (Saturday, November 7) from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Ballroom. Uniting more than 20 culture and nationality groups from both CSU and the Fort Collins community, the World Unity Fair is an opportunity to immerse yourself in rich traditions, tastes and lively music and dance throughout the evening.


The event is free and open to the public with food, drinks and gifts from the International Bazaar available for purchase. Families are especially encouraged to attend and will find engaging activities for children from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Youth World Tour. The kids will visit different cultural booths with activities and crafts geared for the young ones.


The night will conclude with the World Talent Show from 7 p.m. to 9 p .m. and will feature entertainment performed by various culture groups in the LSC Theatre. For more information, visit the Office of International Programs website.


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Lee Brice to Headline RamFest!

Lee Brice, award winning country music artist, will be blazing trails as the first country artist to headline RamFest on August 28th at CSU’s Intramural Fields.

Brice recently had the No.1 country song in the nation with his RIAA Gold certified digital track “Drinking Class”, and the momentum isn’t slowing down for this record breaking singer and songwriter. This welcome change from the hip-hop and pop artists of past years was influenced by market research consistently listing country in the top three genre choices among students.

Even if you don’t consider yourself a fan of country music, you should highly consider attending RamFest to discover everything is has to offer. At $10.00 for CSU students and $35.00 for general admission, it’s a deal too good to pass up. Get your tickets now on or at your campus box office and information desk.