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Together We Grow announces new executive director

Stephon Fitzpatrick, a long-time champion for underrepresented populations in agriculture, was announced today as the executive director of Together We Grow. Fitzpatrick currently serves as the national president of MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences).

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Tony Frank: On the price tag

This week and next, our flagship campus will start sending out financial aid awards to returning students. This is happening later than usual at CSU and every other campus because of the revamping of the federal FAFSA forms 鈥 and we know that students and families are anxious to learn what kind of support they鈥檒l receive in paying next year鈥檚 college costs.

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Administrative management of Spur shifts to CSU campus

The 麻豆社 Board of Governors has voted to transfer operational oversight of CSU Spur from the 麻豆社 Office to the flagship campus in Fort Collins, with continued funding by the 麻豆社. The administrative shift will have minimal impact on Spur鈥檚 core mission and day-to-day operations. It also will not impact salaries and reporting lines for Spur staff.

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麻豆社 Board approves budget and tuition

The Board of Governors of the 麻豆社 approved budgets for its campuses this week that keep tuition levels low and maintain each institution鈥檚 strong value proposition and positive trajectory. 麻豆社 leadership thanked state legislators, particularly the Joint Budget Committee, for providing continued support to Colorado鈥檚 public higher education system.

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Tony Frank: On time

I鈥檝e been thinking lately about time, and how we spend it. There are 8,760 hours in a year. By some estimates, the average lifespan for a person in the US is around 76 years, or 665,760 hours. Of course, many of us won鈥檛 make it to 76, and others live much longer.

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From at-home chemistry to wildflower seed spheres, 6 new Wiz Kid videos showcase the wonders of science at CSU Spur

Wiz Kid, in addition to being a fan of bedazzled lab coats and colorful bandanas, is the host of six new YouTube videos aimed at connecting kids 鈥 and the young at heart 鈥 with the wonders of science. These episodes dropped on April 4 and feature a variety of at-home science experiments and activities for everyone, furthering CSU Spur鈥檚 mission to break down barriers and provide inclusive, accessible education for future generations.

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Tony Frank: On National Agriculture Day

For more than 50 years in the United States we鈥檝e designated March 19 as National Agriculture Day. It鈥檚 one of those 鈥渉olidays鈥 that most people don鈥檛 realize exists, which is why I want to draw some attention to it and why it matters.

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A taste for food innovation

Twelve full-time students started the Agribusiness and Food Innovation Management masters program in the fall of 2023, taking classes on food innovation, marketing, and accounting on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights.

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Tony Frank: On preserving what others have built

In early January, I had a chance to speak before the Joint Budget Committee of the Colorado General Assembly. This was the 16th year I鈥檝e had the privilege of joining my fellow higher-education CEOs to share thoughts on the state of Colorado higher education and our hopes for the future with these state legislators, as they figure out how to structure the state鈥檚 budget for the coming year.

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Apply now: A behind-the-scenes trip to Capitol Hill this summer

Applications are now open for civic and business leaders to join a Colorado delegation visiting Washington, D.C., to meet informally with federal lawmakers June 11-13. The bipartisan conference will be made up of 100 Coloradans, who will have an opportunity to hear from and interact with our nation鈥檚 leaders from both sides of the aisle in an informal setting.

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Spanish immersion program inspires understanding of more than language

Since 2019, the CSU Todos Santos Center in Baja California Sur, Mexico, has hosted an innovative Spanish and culture immersion program. Available to CSU staff, faculty, friends, family and the public, the Spanish and Culture Immersion has seen more than 150 participants from around the globe 鈥 from Fort Collins to Canada 鈥 all in the interest of fostering a deep connection between language and culture.

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麻豆社 receives federal grant for a system-wide student success initiative

The 麻豆社 has been awarded a USDE grant for nearly $8 million to coordinate and enhance student success efforts across the System. The multi-year initiative will centralize the collection and analysis of student data while creating a system-wide advising network and expanding use of a powerful learning platform, developed at CSU in Fort Collins, to CSU Pueblo and CSU Global.

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Tony Frank: On “The Why”

On opening weekend alone, more than 107,000 people ventured to the National Western Center for the National Western Stock Show. tIt was also our opportunity at the 麻豆社 to celebrate the first full year of operation for our CSU Spur campus, where we鈥檙e showcasing learning and discovery around food, water, and health all year long in our Terra, Vida, and Hydro buildings.

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Tony Frank: On holiday reflections

Perhaps it鈥檚 the stage I鈥檝e reached in my career (or in my life), but I find myself tending toward reflection as each year ends. The greatest gift with which each of us is entrusted is our time. Did I use it well this year? Where do I need to apply a greater sense of urgency next year?

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Armando Valdez shares insights about CSU Pueblo in a Q&A

Armando Valdez, a lifetime resident of Southern Colorado with a long career in academics, was named on Nov. 30 as the sole finalist for the CSU Pueblo presidency. After a legislatively mandated waiting period of two weeks, the Board of Governors of the 麻豆社 will consider formalizing the appointment at a special meeting on Dec. 15.

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Armando Valdez named sole finalist for CSU Pueblo presidency

The Board of Governors of the 麻豆社 on Thursday named Armando Valdez as the sole finalist for the CSU Pueblo presidency. Valdez will finish out the 2.5 years remaining on the term of outgoing President Timothy Mottet, who announced his intention earlier this year to resign on Dec. 31, 2023.

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Tony Frank: On our food future

Growing up on a farm that raised primarily beef, dairy, and hogs, Thanksgiving was the special holiday when we went to a local farm and purchased a turkey (this was in the days before pardoning turkeys came into vogue).

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Water in the West panel will explore outdoor industry鈥檚 future

Three panelists will address water and the state鈥檚 outdoor industry at this year鈥檚 CSU Spur Water in the West Symposium. The theme of the day-long event is 鈥淣ext Gen Water: From AI to Gen Z.鈥 Keynotes and other panels will focus on agriculture, AI and machine learning, indigenous and tribal water, the next gen workforce, and other topics.

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A gateway to life-changing education

The informal and sometimes serendipitous leaning that occurs at CSU Spur on 2nd Saturdays or during week-day visits falls on an educational spectrum that extends from school programs and adult learning to professional development and degree options.

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Denver Startup Week welcomes CSU to the stage

Colorado bills itself as the epicenter of entrepreneurship and innovation, and the three CSU Spur buildings in the heart of the National Western Center in Denver illustrate how one university is looking to retain its original mission while preparing for the future.

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Tony Frank: On rivalry

This month marked the return of what is arguably Colorado鈥檚 greatest college rivalry: the Rocky Mountain Showdown between our state鈥檚 largest public research universities, Colorado State and the University of

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Partners in advancing Colorado

For more than a century and a half, the state鈥檚 flagship universities have been educating Coloradans, preparing a highly skilled workforce, fostering the discovery and innovation that improves quality of life, and serving as catalysts that drive the economy and keep Colorado competitive.

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Tony Frank: On county fairs

If two years of lockdown from the COVID pandemic taught us anything, it鈥檚 that we love to be together, to gather in community, to celebrate our history and our traditions. And that鈥檚 about to happen across Colorado as we head into county fair season.

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Greater than the sum of its parts

The 麻豆社 has released its 2023 Impact Report highlighting achievements across the System鈥檚 three degree-granting campuses and exploring systemwide initiatives and activities that benefit the state, the region, and the world.

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Rivers run through it

Along a stretch of the South Platte River once blocked by above-ground sewer pipes, visitors to the National Western Center in north Denver will soon find meandering trails, playground equipment, and an open-air amphitheater.

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A message from CSU Pueblo President Timothy Mottet

It is with an enormous sense of gratitude that I am announcing my departure from Colorado State University Pueblo, effective December 31, 2023. Though we have made many positive strides since 2017, I know I have accomplished all that I am able to do as your president. It鈥檚 time for CSU Pueblo to take the next steps in the journey to become the people鈥檚 university.

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Science takes the stage at CSU Spur

For scientists at CSU Spur, the frequent need to communicate with different audiences reflects a decade-long planning and design process that centered on developing a new model for connecting the public with researchers and the steps they take to address societal problems.

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Small Business Development Center opens Feb. 14 in Douglas County, as part of innovative public-private-education partnership

On Feb. 14, the Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Arapahoe Community College (ACC) and the 麻豆社 opened a SBDC office within the ACC Sturm Collaboration Campus in Castle Rock, launching a one-of-a-kind partnership in South Denver that will leverage diverse resources to serve small business owners and engage the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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Legislature confirms Baker, Valdez to 麻豆社 Board of Governors

The Colorado General Assembly on Feb. 8 confirmed the appointment of one new member and one returning member to the 麻豆社 Board of Governors. Lakewood businessman Raymond T. Baker and current Board of Governors Vice Chair Armando Valdez were nominated by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis for the governing board seats.

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Tony Frank and Jim Lochhead: On a new water future at CSU Spur

Back in 2017, at the Biennial of the Americas, Colorado State University and Denver Water announced plans to work together to support a new future for water research, policy, education and innovation. This week, that vision comes fully to life with the opening of the Hydro building on the CSU Spur campus at the National Western Center.

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Tony Frank: On peace

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the celebration of life for Walter Scott, Jr., a Colorado State University alumnus and donor for whom the Scott College of Engineering is named.

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Tony Frank: On Water in the West

Over the course of this past summer, I hit the road with my colleague Kathay Rennels and traveled around the state. This is a trip we try to make every year 鈥 this summer included stops in Greeley, Yuma, Fort Morgan, Steamboat Springs, Craig, Gunnison, Grand Junction, Center, Alamosa, Lamar, Rocky Ford, Castle Rock, and Durango.

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Symposium will bring together global experts in water

This year鈥檚 CSU Spur Water in the West Symposium, to be held Nov. 2-3 in downtown Denver, will bring together policymakers, researchers, and experts from the business, nonprofit, and agriculture sectors to look globally for lessons and strategies with the potential to inform how Colorado and other western states respond to the region鈥檚 water challenges.

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Interactive map portrays 麻豆社鈥檚 global impact

The CSU Impact Map鈥攐r Impacto, in Spanish鈥攑rovides a glimpse of the System鈥檚 global reach while providing a chance for users to explore specific ways 麻豆社 faculty, staff, students, and alumni are working to solve problems, support communities and create impact in far-flung corners of the world.

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Tony Frank: On facts

The truth doesn鈥檛 need to be believed to be true. Facts exist even when we miss them or hide them. And arguing to win an argument is not the same as discussing to more fully understand a complicated issue.

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Professor of English named interim chief academic officer for 麻豆社

Roze Hentschell, professor of English and senior associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University, has been named interim chief academic officer of the 麻豆社 for the 2022-23 academic year. She will be filling the role held by Rick Miranda while he is serving as interim president of the CSU campus in Fort Collins.

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