Housing Fair

Finding the right kind of housing can be a difficult feat. There’s apartments, condos, houses for rent, short term living options and much more. If you’re a little lost on where to start, The Housing Fair will have the solutions you’re looking for!

This one-stop shop for housing will have local places to live in Fort Collins, landlords, community resources, and Colorado State University offices in order to inform students about housing options and how to successfully live off campus. Over 2,000 people have found living arrangements with the help of the fair!

This year, the fair will take place on Feb. 7 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom.

Bonfils Blood Drive

Donation blood helps save millions of lives throughout the United States. One donation has the possibility of helping up to three different patients. The LSC, partnered with Bonfils Blood Center, is here it help. CSU has been connected with Bonfils for the past 45 years, during this time more than 39,000 units have been donated. Throughout the semester the University will be holding blood drives around the LSC. The first drive will be held on Jan. 19 with similar events throughout April and March.

Bonfils Blood Center was established as Colorado’s nonprofit community blood center in 1943. To maintain a state of readiness and meet the needs of Colorado patients, Bonfils has to collect more than 3,000 donations each week. By partnering with this organization, the Lory Student Center and CSU are hoping to assist the center in reaching their donation needs, but we need your help.

Stop by the donation events throughout the spring semester to help use save and enhance lives throughout the CSU, Fort Collins, and Colorado communities.

School is Cool

School is Cool, a community outreach program, provides essential school supplies to students in need across the Poudre School District.

At the beginning of August, backpacks are filled with supplies and given to 46 different schools in the PSD across Fort Collins, Timnath, LaPorte, Wellington and mountain schools. Since 1992, the program has donated supplies to more than 36,000 students. Last year, School is Cool assisted 2,531 students. The goal for 2016-2017 is to provide supplies for 2,500 students.

School is Cool pushes the community grow towards equal opportunity education, but the program needs your help. The demand for school supplies remains high. Current figures from the PSD reveal that around 32 percent of students in the district are eligible for the free and reduced lunch program. Roughly, that’s 8,700 students in kindergarten through grade 12. A donation of $25 provides a brand-new backpack with 13 school supplies for such students. Volunteering and donations are greatly appreciated!

Along with providing school supplies, the program works to grow students’ self-esteem. The outreach program helps students achieve academic goals and grow in the community. School is Cool is organized and manage by Colorado State University employees. It would not be possible without the help of the Bohemian Foundation, CostCo and the CSU Bookstore.

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.

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 www.csutix.com or at your campus box office and information desk.