Come Celebrate the LSC Birthday

Wishing the Lory Student Center a Happy Birthday!

In honor of the LSC’s “Big 56” April 18, the Lory Student Center Governing Board will host a birthday celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, on the Plaza near the LSC East Entrance. Free cake will handed out by members of the LSC Governing Board on a first-come, first-served basis. With a total of 12 large cakes from catering, a Banner Signing Station for students to write what they love about the LSC, lots of balloons, and the Directors of the LSC Governing Board handing out free LSC swag – the celebration will be hard to miss!

“The ‘Big 56’ represents another year of serving students; we are celebrating our students and all we’ve accomplished at the LSC this year. The celebration is done annually, usually around mid-April, as a pick-me-up for students,” Olivia Hirota, Director of Marketing for the LSC Governing Board, said.

“We definitely encourage all our directors and students to come celebrate. Robert Peters and Lance Wright, the Business Services and Campus Activities directors respectively, are standing in for Executive Director Mike Ellis [who is at Semester at Sea] and will be on the plaza at 1:30 p.m. for the main cake cutting. That will be the only decorated cake, and it’s really symbolic to have them there. Its also important for students to see who their leadership is,” Hirota said.

There also will be applications available for students who would like to get involved in or join the Governing Board. Events like the LSC Birthday and the building expos are some of the ways the Governing Board connects with the students and lets them know about resources available to them. The Lory Student Center was first located in Johnson Hall (1936-62) and known as the Student Union; the original Student Center was conceived on a drawing board in 1955 in response to quickly rising enrollments and the changing requirements of an influx of students.

Today, the LSC now sees up to 45,000 visitors each day, and was ranked on of the top 10 student centers in the nation by the New York Times. It continues to grow and serve students, so come celebrate another successful year with the building and LSC community.

About the Lory Student Center

The Lory Student Center is proud to foster an environment that honors and respects all members of the University community, and creates a friendly, inviting destination for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. We are proud to be the gathering place for the campus community, and to offer vibrant social, educational, recreational, and cultural activities that stimulate discussion and debate.

Introducing Brand Markers to Illustrate Key Moments and Events

Brand Markers illustrating Colorado State’s history serve to draw attention to important developments in the University’s past. Brand Markers are four inch metal discs engraved with images that capture specific instances or represent an event or person.  They are ways to commemorate the CSU community as a whole outside of the Lory Student Center, and they celebrate accomplishments that directly affect the University’s community. Fort Collins and Colorado State have built their  communities and cultures around one another, and they have grown together since our land-grant university’s founding in 1870.

Each symbol  celebrates key moments and significant events  in the community’s past while promoting the land-grant mission. We are honored to be representing this shared history. Brand Markers are located throughout the LSC and we will be featuring a new set every two weeks on the website and the Digital Displays.

 

About the Lory Student Center

The Lory Student Center is proud to foster an environment that honors and respects all members of the University community, and creates a friendly, inviting destination for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. We are proud to be the gathering place for the campus community, and to offer vibrant social, educational, recreational, and cultural activities that stimulate discussion and debate.

Five Ways to Navigate the LSC

The Lory Student Center is home to many offices and events. There are six ballrooms, six lounges, 29 meeting rooms, several student services offices, and many other dining, studying, and relaxing areas – all in 350,000 square feet on three floors. In a building that serves so many purposes and sees thousands of visitors each day, even the most seasoned CSU students can have a difficult time navigating these halls. No worries; the LSC has you covered! Here are five resources to help you find your way.

No. 1: Kiosks

Seven kiosks are located throughout the building and can be found in areas that see heavy foot traffic. They include daily event notices and directional signage. Standing 7-feet tall, the kiosks are hard to miss and easy to read.

 

Your Trusted Resource for Navigating the LSC with Confidence-LSC Web Page

No. 2: Wayfinding Signage

When there are large events, or when the LSC is expecting several outside guests and community members, additional signage will be added to help with wayfinding. There is also permanent wayfinding signage along most intersecting hallways that display directional arrows and room numbers. Here’s a tip: The room numbers start lower at the south side of the building, and by the East Entrance, and increase as you head north or west through the building toward the Transit Center.

No. 3: Interactive Maps

Six of the interactive digital display screens in the building function as wayfinding maps. The interactive maps can be found at major entrance, and in areas that see heavy foot traffic. Just tap the screen, find and tap your destination, and the map will highlight the fastest route to take through the building. It’s a relatively new feature that is incredibly easy to use and time effective.

Locations of interactive maps:

  • Level 100 Transit Center main entrance, on the wall to the left of the Information Desk
  • Level 200 South Entrance, outside the Curfman Gallery
  • Level 200, outside the Ram Tech store
  • Level 200 West Entrance, next to the restrooms
  • Level 200 East Entrance, across from the Information Desk
  • Level  300 up the Main Staircase, to the left of the Event Planning offices

No. 4: LSC Staff Members

There are information desks located by the Level 200 East Entrance as well as in the Transit Center entrance on Level 100. The staff behind these desks are available to provide information, resources, and assistance to anyone in the LSC. If they do not know the answer, they will know whom to ask and where to look. In addition, the LSC is staffed with dedicated students and professionals ready to help serve and point you in the right direction. Just look for people sporting name badges because Rams help Rams, especially when they are lost!

No. 5: Online Building Maps

One way to prepare – before even entering the building – is to check out the online building maps here. Here’s a tip: Know the room number prior to coming into the building; this will help you navigate and will help you ask for directions. Check out the video below for a quick tour of the LSC to help you get started.

 

About the Lory Student Center

The Lory Student Center is proud to foster an environment that honors and respects all members of the University community, and creates a friendly, inviting destination for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. We are proud to be the gathering place for the campus community, and to offer vibrant social, educational, recreational, and cultural activities that stimulate discussion and debate.

Sutherland Community Garden and Fight Song & Alma Mater Wall

Featured Milestones

Locations: Lory Student Center Courtyard                          Wall across from the RamCard Office

Sutherland Community Garden

The Sutherland Community Garden, located in the center grass court of the Lory Student Center, features a plinth lawn and sculptures by alumnus Pard Morrison, donated by Tom and Jean Sutherland. The Ram Head Fountain features three original hand-carved ram heads from 1962. The LSC now hosts game-day celebrations before each home game in this garden.

The Sutherland Community Garden is named after Tom Sutherland( May 1930- July 2016)who is memorialized by the CSU community as an remarkable emeritus professor of animal sciences and a local philanthropist. Sutherland returned to the CSU community after being held for more than six years in captivity in Beirut. Sutherland was known for his generosity, optimism, kindness, and as a strong patron of the arts. The LSC has dedicated this space to remembering the strength, resilience, and sense of community that Sutherland inspired.

 

Fight Song and Alma Mater Wall

The CSU Fight Song and Alma Mater Wall are two “points of pride” in CSU traditions as outlined by Colorado State’s Alumni Association. The LSC prominently features both in each of the building’s main halls. The CSU Fight Song symbolizes school spirit at CSU. When you hear the CSU Fight Song, you should uphold tradition by standing up, singing along, and pumping your fist in the air when you get to the last line. The CSU Fight Song and Alma Matter Wall evoke this spirit and Ram Pride throughout the LSC.

CSU FIGHT SONG                                               

Fight on, you stalwart Ram Team,
on to the goal

Tear the (opponent’s nickname) line asunder
As down the field we thunder.
Knights of the Green and Gold,
Fight on with all your might.

Fight on, you stalwart Ram Team!
Fight! Fight! Fight!

CSU ALMA MATER
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater;
Colorado State.
Memories are everlasting
of this place so great.
May thy Green And Gold unite us,
loyal ever be.

Colorado State, our Alma Mater,
Hail, all Hail, to thee.

 

About the Lory Student Center

The Lory Student Center is proud to foster an environment that honors and respects all members of the University community, and creates a friendly, inviting destination for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. We are proud to be the gathering place for the campus community, and to offer vibrant social, educational, recreational, and cultural activities that stimulate discussion and debate.

Time to come together, Rams

‘I note the obvious differences between each sort and type, but we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike. We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.’   Maya Angelou

Colorado State University and the Lory Student Center are not places for hate. We are a community that welcomes and encourages inclusion, respect, integrity, service, and social justice, according to the University’s Principles of Community.

After flyers from a white nationalist group related to neo-nazis and other white supremacy groups were found near the LSC, we as a community were disappointed, to say the least. Many Rams and members of the CSU community are targeted by these hateful messages. When some members of our community are threatened; we all are.

CSUnite is an all-university walk and community gathering to stand up for our university principles and demonstrate that CSU is No Place for Hate. All faculty, staff and students, and supporters of our Ram community are encouraged to come together at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Newton’s Corner (the sculpture at the intersection of Pitkin Street and Center Avenue, just south of the Behavioral Sciences Building). The event will begin with opening remarks followed by a short solidarity walk to the Lory Student Center Plaza. At the Plaza, there will be a brief program and opportunities for learning and action.

The Fort Collins and Colorado State University community march from Old Town Fort Collins to Colorado State University on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 18, 2016.

There is no place for such hate at Colorado State. We cannot move forward as a community unless we do so together.’President Tony Frank

This event is apart of the #NoPlace4H8 campaign run by Resident Life, and was introduced in President Tony Frank’s Spring Break Message to campus. “As much as our views and beliefs as members of the CSU community may differ on any  number of subjects, I am confident we are united on this front,” Frank said in the email. CSUnite is an event created to help us stand together as a community against hate and discriminatory ideologies. CSUnite is about showing that all differences aside, Rams take care of Rams.

More information about CSUnite can be found here. We are excited and hope to see all Rams on the plaza standing hand-in-hand.

 

 

About the Lory Student Center

The Lory Student Center is proud to foster an environment that honors and respects all members of the University community, and creates a friendly, inviting destination for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. We are proud to be the gathering place for the campus community, and to offer vibrant social, educational, recreational, and cultural activities that stimulate discussion and debate.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and Get your Green On’ Fridays

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Rams!

Its a great weekend to celebrate Irish culture, hit your favorite pub for some corned beef and cabbage, and of course, wear green! On St. Patrick’s Day, wearing green typically symbolizes Irish pride (and helps you hide from leprechauns), but in Fort Collins, wearing green shows Ram Pride.

Every Friday is a “Get Your Green On” celebration at the Lory Student Center and throughout the Colorado State University/Fort Collins community! So no need to pack away your favorite green attire and that odd green sweater you wear only once a year.

“Get Your Green On” connects CSU to local businesses around Fort Collins and creates something everyone in the community can rally behind and celebrate, the CSU Rams!

 

There are benefits to wearing green and CSU gear on Fridays – such as earning discounts and freebies at establishments around town or being featured on LSC social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

The requirements to get your picture featured and gain some Ram followers are simple: Take a photo in the LSC, post it on Instagram using the hashtags #GetYourGreenOn, and wait to receive a comment from the LSC Marketing Team asking permission to feature your photo on LSC social media platforms!

“If you are trying to get your photo featured, just make sure it is in the LSC and you are wearing green and having fun with it,” said Alyssa Nevergold, LSC marketing social media creative. “We are trying to promote CSU and Ram Pride, so get creative because only the best get chosen each week!”

Every Friday is a another chance to win, so show us what you’ve got! Be careful this St.Patrick’s Day and take care of your fellow Rams, even if that means lending them your favorite green CSU hoodie so they don’t get pinched!

 

 

About the Lory Student Center

The Lory Student Center is proud to foster an environment that honors and respects all members of the University community, and creates a friendly, inviting destination for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. We are proud to be the gathering place for the campus community, and to offer vibrant social, educational, recreational, and cultural activities that stimulate discussion and debate.

Plan Spring Break with a Purpose

Good Luck on your Alternative Spring Break Trips, Rams!

The start of Spring Break means that many of our students and staff are packing their bags and planning fun-filled Spring Break journeys. Some students, however, have dedicated their time over Spring Break to participate in community service projects through SLiCE’s Alternative Spring Break program.

Alternative Spring Break gives students the opportunity to go abroad for credit or service and to experience different cultural, environmental, and socioeconomic communities across the nation during winter or spring breaks. Trips in the past have focused on a variety of social and cultural issues such as hunger, homelessness, issues facing Native Americans living on reservations, HIV/AIDS, environmental conservation, at-risk youths, women’s issues, and animal welfare.

“The Alternative Spring Break experience is quite different than a normal Spring Break experience. What you’re allowed to do is explore a passion area or gain perspective on what structures of the world are working out of balance, those that don’t serve communities fairly, those that are not fully just, to those they are supposed to serve,” said Michael Buttram, SLiCE Program Coordinator of Alternative Breaks.

 

“Students get to learn through an emersion experience. They go into a community with an attitude of humility for that community, allowing them to collaborate with that community and to help improve upon that community’s situation as it sees fit. They are there as guests, they are there to learn, and they are there to collaborate and hopefully gain some perspective to use the rest of their lives – perspective about how to approach the world in a more sensible and just way.” – Michael Buttram

This year they are 16 trips, with various focuses, such as:

  • Kids in underserved areas in Chicago
  • Refugees and immigrants who are arriving in Atlanta with the International Rescue Committee
  • Incarceration issues in San Francisco
  • Eco-tourism in Panama
  • A woman’s village in Kenya during Winter Break (applications for this trip are now open)

Alternative Spring Break programs are a great way to pay it forward and provide service in exchange for an unforgettable experience. These experiences allow students to be the change they wish to see in the world. If you missed the chance to go this year, don’t worry; there are trips every Winter and Spring Break. Applications open in October 2018, so start thinking about your own Alternative Spring Break now!

Check out SLiCE’s snapchat to see and learn more about Alternative Spring Break, and the CSU snapchat (ColoradoStateU) takeover March 12 through 15. Also keep visiting the SLiCE Instagram all week to see photos from students trips!

 

 

 

About the Lory Student Center

The Lory Student Center is proud to foster an environment that honors and respects all members of the University community, and creates a friendly, inviting destination for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. We are proud to be the gathering place for the campus community, and to offer vibrant social, educational, recreational, and cultural activities that stimulate discussion and debate.

TEDxCSU: ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ Event asks audiences, ‘What if…?’

The Lory Student Center is excited to host the annual TEDxCSU event! This year’s theme is “What if…,” and takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25 in the LSC Theatre and Grand Ballroom.

TEDxCSU is proud to be Northern Colorado’s only official TED event, and organizers are thrilled for the opportunity to bring CSU students, staff, and community members together in creative discussion. TEDxCSU is held throughout the LSC on CSU’s campus and strives to create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere to share ideas.

This year’s TEDxCSU event will feature diverse speakers with unique topics, as well as a large Exhibit Hall highlighting Colorado businesses, entrepreneurs, and innovators. One ticket buys one person admission to the full-day event, lunch, hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and unlimited access to creative, critical thinking and discussion.

Attendees explore Innovation Alley at the March 2016 TEDxCSU conference at Colorado State University.

“This event is important to RamEvents because it fits our values of education, diversity, collaboration, innovation, and community.  Sponsoring and promoting this kind of event really fit,” said Jensen Woods, RamEvents External Relations and Public Relations. “It also brings people together from all over the community, like students, staff, teachers, and community members, in one place and provokes a lot of thoughts in a very cool way.”

“It also brings people together from all over the community, like students, staff, teachers, and community members, in one place and provokes a lot of thoughts in a very cool way.”

“It’s important to bring different viewpoints and ways of thinking into focus, and that’s what TED events do. It works best if you have the personality and topics to present,” said Timothy Curry, who auditioned and is hoping to find out in the final round if he has made it. “Whether I make it or not, I’m still going to attend because I really think events like this are great and important,” he said.

Jaelyn Coates presents “White People, Enough: A Look at Power and Control” at the TEDxCSU March 2017 conference at Colorado State University.

The theme “What If…” hopes to encourage innovative thinking about different lifestyles. CSU is passionate about TED’s mission to deliver talks and information on a wide range of subjects. TEDxCSU has been an annual event for eight years, and this will be the fourth year the event has been sponsored by RamEvents.

Presenters include:

Ryan England: “Helping Others by Helping Yourself”
Kodi Phelps: “Does This Expression Make Me Look Fat? An Exploration of the Ways We Learn and Unlearn the Number on the Scale”
Joe Akmakjian: “Your Ability Does Not Define Your Humanity”
Anca Selariu: “Future of Life and the Importance of Being Unreasonable”
Alexis Kanda-Olmstead: “The Science of Women’s Leadership”
Ryan Pearson: “Solar Control Window Paint
Laura Pritchett: “Making Friends with Death? Heck, ya! (And why its important to do so now, when it seems so far away)”
Amy Hoeven: “Who I Am: A Virtual Reality Journey of Unity through the Stories of Refugee, Immigrant, and First Generation Students”
Charlie Vollmer: “Artificial Intelligence will never exist…but it’s so much more than that!”
Patrice Palmer, Emcee, Academic Advisor for the College of Business; Instructor and Coordinator for the Business Diversity Leadership Alliance

If you don’t yet have tickets, hurry before they’re sold out! Check out some of last year’s speakers and topics.

About the Lory Student Center
The Lory Student Center is proud to foster an environment that honors and respects all members of the University community, and creates a friendly, inviting destination for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. We are proud to be the gathering place for the campus community, and to offer vibrant social, educational, recreational, and cultural activities that stimulate discussion and debate.

Venetian Glass Wall and Duhesa Gallery Milestones 

Featured Milestones

Main Staircase, Center of East West Corridor           Level 300, East of Main Staircase

 

Duhesa Gallery

The Duhesa Gallery is located on Level 300 of the Lory Student Center, just east of the Grand Ballrooms and adjacent to the Native American Cultural Center. This gallery provides a space to experience Native American art and its roots to Northern Colorado history, as well as its connections to Colorado State University.

Created in 1986, the Duhesa Gallery acknowledges the significance of Native American heritage in the United States. The gallery exhibits works of Native American artists throughout North America. Duhesa is a Hopi word that means “one who appreciates beauty.” The goal of the LSC Arts Program is to highlight artists who thrive within the realms of both contemporary art practice and traditional methods and art forms.

 

Venetian Glass Wall

The Venetian Glass Tiled Wall along the Main Staircase connects the three levels of the LSC, and can be found in the center of the building in the East West Corridor. This milestone lies in the heart of the LSC and is a central feature of the building.

The original CSU Plaza, as designed in the 1960s, was an emulation of Italy’s St. Mark’s Square. That design is represented in the LSC’s original Venetian glass tiles on the three-level Main Staircase. This milestone reflects every color represented in the original LSC from 1962, and was preserved as a reference point for visitors.

                                                                                        Venetian Glass Wall, Lory Student Center

 

About the Lory Student Center

The Lory Student Center is proud to foster an environment that honors and respects all members of the University community, and creates a friendly, inviting destination for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. We are proud to be the gathering place for the campus community, and to offer vibrant social, educational, recreational, and cultural activities that stimulate discussion and debate.

Introducing the Milestones of the Lory Student Center

Eighteen Milestones featured throughout the Lory Student Center celebrate CSU’s long and rich history. These Milestones highlight campus culture, display diverse exhibitions of art, and commemorate the work and deeds of influential individuals in CSU’s history.

At the heart of campus culture, the Milestones are visual representations of the growth and innovations of the LSC, and encourage a sense of Ram Pride. The LSC is excited to feature existing Milestones on LCD displays throughout the LSC, and to introduce new Milestones throughout the semester. Check out our blogposts every two weeks for added insight.

Also, request your self-guided walking tour brochure to start exploring the LSC Milestones today. Fill out the reservation form here, or pick up copies of the brochure at Colab: Lory Student Center Marketing, Room 276B (in the offices of LSC Business Services) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

 

 

About the Lory Student Center

The Lory Student Center is proud to foster an environment that honors and respects all members of the University community, and creates a friendly, inviting destination for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. We are proud to be the gathering place for the campus community, and to offer vibrant social, educational, recreational, and cultural activities that stimulate discussion and debate.

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