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 2018 Events
CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House
Animal lovers will have their day at Colorado State University on April 21, 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 21. The event is free and open to the public.
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.
Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Garrett AyersFor mature audiences only
Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly-dead patriarch. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. But after a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father’s possessions, the reunion takes a turn for the explosive, unleashing a series of crackling surprises and confrontations. Winner of the 2014–2015 Obie Award for BestNew American Play.
Schedule & Tickets
Nightly at 7:30 pm: February 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
Matinees at 2:00 pm: February 18, 25
Cost: No charge/CSU students, $16/senior (62+), $18/adult
Organizer: Brandon Adams
2018 Spring Dance Concert
“As director of dance, I am delighted to invite you to our Spring Dance Concert during my last semester at CSU,” said Jane Slusarski-Harris, who retires at the end of the academic year. “This is a spectacular production created by our exceptionally talented f
aculty, staff, and students. With contributions from CSU musicians, choreographers, performers, designers, and technicians, this concert of variety and pure fun will captivate your body, mind, and spirit!”
On the concert, Madeline Harvey, assistant professor of dance, reimagines her original work Komorebi (Japanese for sunlightfiltering through the leaves of trees). Set to Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, the choreography explores themes of loss and hope and was inspired by real-life stories from members of the National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children. Amber Mazurana, IMPACT Dance Company and CSU faculty member, recreates These Moments with live music by CSU staff pianist David McArthur. Originally created for IMPACT Dance Company in 2017, Mazurana continues exploring the subtle to abrasive moments that define our lives, exposing our shared humanity and essential need of support. The concert also includes faculty members Madeline and Matthew Harvey’s premiere their Original Contemporary Pas De Deux, as well as a performance by the Contemporary Repertory Ensemble class, under the direction and choreography of Judy Bejarano. Join us! CSU System Passport eligible.
Schedule & Tickets
Nightly at 7:30 pm: April 20, 21
Matinees at 2:00 pm: April 21
Urinetown, The Musical by Greg Kotis
Guest Director TBD
A sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.
From New York City’s Fringe Festival to Broadway hit, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously fun
ny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must usepublic amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter. Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards.
Schedule & Tickets
Nightly at 7:30 pm: April 27, 28, May 3, 4, 5
Matinees at 2:00 pm: April 29, May 6