CSU Commitment to Community
Outreach is among the pillars that Colorado State University was founded upon and is an effort that continues today through interaction with our Colorado communities, and around the globe. CSU’s Commitment to Community is a reflection of the University’s promise of service and engagement to Colorado citizens, executed by providing resources, participating in events, and building community partnerships. Colorado State University is proud to be part of such a vibrant and active Fort Collins Community. At many of the community events you will find CSU hosting a booth, tent, or activities. This spring we are proud to be part of multiple community events. We invite you to join in on all the fun!
Spring 2017 Events
CSU Day at the National Western Stock Show
It’s time to dust your boots off and get ready for the Western extravaganza of the year! Save money now on tickets to the National Western Stock Show. Colorado State University has a long and storied connection to the National Western Stock Show – beginning with 600 students arriving with their livestock at the first Stock Show in 1906. This year, CSU will have a presence throughout the Stock Show, one of Denver’s and the Rocky Mountain West’s most anticipated annual traditions, and the university welcomes CSU students, employees, alumni, families, friends and guests to take advantage of discounted prices on reserved seating at the National Western Stock Show, and an opportunity to reconnect with the university during the two weeks at the stock show. CSU Day at the Stock Show takes place on Saturday, January 14. Discounted tickets for the rodeo can be purchased online through the National Western Stock Show link, http://col.st/H9xwa, or by phone at 303-295-2979. Enter promo code NWSSCSU for the discount. Discounts are not available at the Stock Show Box Office.
Men’s and Women’s BasketballColorado State University boasts a rich and proud basketball tradition that dates back more than 100 years. Part of that proud history includes one of the most distinctive and effective home-court playing facilities in the nation. The team’s home arena, Moby Arena, is a cozy and intimate playing facility nestled in the heart of the university’s central campus. It’s also an arena that through the years has spawned Moby Madness, the raucous support of fans witnessing Rams basketball. The arena features the pride and tradition of the Rams program that dates back a century and a newness associated with renovation projects completed in 1999, 2001, 2009, 2012 and 2013. When the initial renovation was completed in 1999, the entire facility had undergone a major facelift, including all-new seating, meeting rooms, and a new locker room and player lounge area – which were again updated for the 2009-10 season. In 2001, another renovation took place in Moby Arena when an entirely new playing surface was installed. More than 23,000 square feet of hardwood was installed on the floor of the arena. The 2010-11 season marked the first for CSU’s $1 million state-of-theart videoboard system. And the latest upgrades, which were completed in two phases in 2012 and 2013, included remodeled concourses with updated ticket windows, restrooms and concessions stands throughout the arena, and a newly designed Hall of Fame room on the arena’s south concourse. The combination of attractive playing facility, CSU’s rich basketball history, and local university support combine to form Moby Madness.
Sold out crowds are a common occurrence at Moby Arena where the raucous students and loyal fans have helped the Rams’ home venue earn a reputation as one of the best home-court advantages in the nation. During the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, the Rams were a combined 30-2 at Moby Arena, including a streak of 23 straight home victories that ranked as the third longest active home win streak in the country in 2013. Since the Arena opened it’s doors in 1965-66 more than 3.7 million fans have gone through the turnstiles and cheered the Rams on to victory against some of the top players and programs in the nation.
CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House
Animal lovers will have their day at Colorado State University on April 22, when the largest veterinary hospital in Colorado throws open its doors to share the joys of caring for pets, exotic animals, horses and livestock.
The James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, 300 W. Drake Road in Fort Collins, will host its annual open house 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, The event is free and open to the public.
The open house in recent years has grown to include live musical performances and food trucks. The Wendy Woo Band, a favorite in the vibrant Fort Collins music scene, will play this year from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Colorado State veterinarians will offer useful information about companion animal health during 15 presentations, with topics including lameness in your horse, treating pet cancer and household items that can poison pets.
Included in the offerings are two talks just for K-12 and undergraduate university students interested in pursuing careers in veterinary medicine; these will be provided by the top admissions officer for the CSU Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program and by current veterinary students, who will offer a glimpse into their lives of scholarship and animal care.
Veterinary students also will offer educational activities and will lead tours into the heart of the hospital. During tours, visitors will see a variety of specialty units, where animal patients are treated with medical expertise that mirrors human medicine. These units include cardiology, dentistry, neurology, ophthalmology, oncology and orthopedics, to name a few.
Also slated are demonstrations by the Fort Collins Police Department’s K-9 Unit and the ever-popular petting zoo.
One of the hospital’s favorite patients – CAM the Ram – also will attend the open house to mix and mingle with visitors.
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital logs more than 40,000 patient visits each year and treats a wide variety of species from near and far. It is home base for the university’s renowned DVM Program, which consistently ranks among the top three veterinary schools in North America.
Through 2020, the hospital is undergoing more than $20 million in renovations, funded entirely through philanthropy, to ensure state-of-the-art facilities for teaching, research and clinical service. Visitors will see these upgrades and will learn about others ahead.
A schedule of presentations is listed below. More information is available on the Open House webpage.