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October2011 Volume 6 | Issue 3

Dear CSU Parents and Families:

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Thank you so much for those who were able to participate in Homecoming & Family Weekend!  What a great weekend - had the Rams captured a win against San Jose State University, it would have been perfect!  If you were able to attend, please check your inbox for a survey later this week.  We'd love to capture your feedback and use it for future programming.  If you weren't able to attend, please know we are working to post everything online ASAP!  The Housing Options After the First Year session handouts can be found on the Parent & Family website (click on the Housing Options silver 'button') and we'll post the RAMFAM Association video with President Tony Frank, Provost Rick Miranda & Vice President for Student Affairs Blanche Hughes early next week.  Like us on facebook to get an alert when it's been posted!

On the heels of Homecoming & Family Weekend fun, this month's opening letter is all about one thing: midterms.  In mid-October, homework and midterm tests begin to cause additional stress.  For many students, the ‘newness’ of being a college student is starting to wear off and roommate issues may be reaching a boiling point. This can also be the month when students begin to talk about transferring to a new institution. If you hear ‘transfer talk’ (“I don’t like my classes.” “I’m not getting along with my roommate.” “I hate Fort Collins.”), please encourage your student to focus on getting through the semester successfully and don’t engage in ‘transfer talk’ until the semester break.  CSU offers so many supports for students during this time - everything from tutoring and workshops to massages at Campus Recreation to help relieve their stress! 

First, we'll point out the Midterm Prep article in the newsletter.  This is intended to give you an overview of all of the resources here on campus.  Be sure your students know what is available and are actively seeking out assistance when they need it.

Next, don't forget care packages!!  A massage might be the perfect gift, but sending your student some treats to snack on while studying for mid-terms can be equally helpful.  Send your student a bit of love in the form of a phone call, letter, email, care package, or even a quick text message...your support and encouragement will always be welcomed.

Lastly, check out Melissa Emerson's article on roommate conflicts.  Academic stress, the change in seasons and the amount of light in a given day all have an impact on our students.  Encourage your student to reach out if he or she needs assistance with a roommate issue.

Best wishes for a fantastic October.

take care,

Jody & Kacee

Jody Donovan, Ph.D.
Dean of Students/Executive Director of Parent & Family Programs

Kacee Collard Jarnot, M.S.
Assistant Director of Parent & Family Programs

Parent and Family Programs
Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Colorado State University
201 Administration Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523
(970) 491-5312

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Faculty Highlight:  Health & Exercise Science

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Dr. Matthew HickeyName: Matt Hickey

Title: Professor

College: Applied Human Sciences

Department: Health and Exercise Science

Years teaching: 15th at CSU

Degrees: PhD in Human Bioenergetics

Areas of research: Human skeletal muscle metabolism (Obesity, diabetes)

Undergraduate Classes:  I have taught HES 403, Physiology of Exercise, for 14 years.  I also was part of a team that taught in AY 365 (now BMS 365), “Muscle and nerve:  toxins, trauma, and disease”

1.  What is your favorite college memory? 

My undergraduate exercise physiology professor locking the door at the start of class.  Don’t be late!

2.  What advice would you give students who want to be successful at Colorado State University?

Be proactive, and get to know/talk with your professors.

3.  What advice would you give parents and families of college students?

It is OK to have high expectations – be supportive, and encourage the pursuit of excellence.

4.  What else would you like people to know about you?

I have a beautiful wife and two great kids (20 and 12), I teach and serve as a deacon at my church, and I LOVE Colorado!

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Ram Welcome Assessment Results

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Ram Welcome WordleThank you to the 763 of you who actively assisted us in improving the Ram Welcome program through an online survey!  We appreciate your help.  The results are full of fantastic information and we hope you know your voice will be heard in planning for Ram Welcome next fall.  Yet again, we've used an online tool called "Wordle" to get a snapshot of your comments and feedback.  From the Wordle website: “Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.” See the Wordle to the right - this contains all of the qualitative feedback from the survey. 

How does it work?  We cut and paste your comments into Wordle to find key words in our assessments. Rest assured, we will scour the information and recommendations you provided in the assessment, but Wordle gives us an immediate snapshot of what you want to see from our programs. The bigger the word; the more frequently you referenced it! It’s a very raw way to analyze data and a great way for us to show you the feedback.

The top themes we've pulled from the information can be found bulleted below. Click here to review the entire Ram Welcome survey feedback in Wordle format. 

Top Ram Welcome Survey Themes:

  • Re-envision the New Student & Family Picnic, including ticketing, RSVPs and entry points.
  • The move-in process was organized with friendly staff and helpful students.
  • The Friday morning sessions are helpful.  Suggestions for other sessions include meeting with faculty members, meeting other family members in your student's residence hall, and connecting with other students from the same state.
  • Families felt pressed for time.
  • 80% of respondents felt connected to CSU at the end of Ram Welcome.

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Students talking with faculty


By Jody Donovan, Dean of Students & Executive Director of Parent & Family Programs

We’re pleased to announce the new FAMweb option for CSU parents, families and students! This new tool allows students to grant online viewing access to some of their educational records for “trusted individuals” (i.e. parents and family members!).  Students can go to their RAMweb account and click on “Manage Access to My Records (FAMweb)” to set up online access for you to view the following four student records:

Weekly Class Schedule End of term grades
Unofficial transcript eBilling


Please note:  FAMweb access must be initiated by your student. Colorado State University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects the privacy of student education records from unauthorized disclosures.  FERPA applies to the education records of students who are currently enrolled, regardless of their age or status with regard to parental dependency. What this means is that even if your student is 17 years of age and/or you pay their tuition and fees, your student is still “in charge” of determining who gets to see his or her educational records (grades, for example).  We understand this can be a bitter pill to swallow when footing the college bill. Nonetheless, Colorado State University must comply with the federal legislation.  To learn more about FERPA, please see our eNewsletter article or visit the Registrar’s website.

Much credit for FAMweb goes to President Tony Frank, a parent of three college students. He pulled together individuals from the Registrar’s Office, Student Financial Services, Academic Computing and Network Services, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the University’s General Counsel and many other offices to investigate how we can better partner with parents and families with respect to students’ educational records.

We hope you talk with your student about the significance of granting you online access to their educational records. You may have utilized a “parent portal” prior to their collegiate enrollment to see daily progress in their courses. It is important to note however, that course requirements in college are different.  There may only be a mid-term and final exam plus a few papers required in a course, as opposed to daily progress updates.  In addition, faculty members are not required to use RamCT, the online course management system at CSU.  Therefore, individual class assignment grades will not be posted online consistently.

How will you know how students are doing academically?  When enrolled in college, students must become the “drivers of their education.”  They must learn how to keep track of their own grades throughout the semester.  If you are concerned about your student’s academic progress, encourage your student to speak directly with his or her faculty members and academic advisor.  All faculty members are required to list office hours on their syllabi.  Practice with your student to ensure he or she is prepared for this conversation and ready to advocate for him or herself.

If you are concerned about their ongoing progress, you must share your concerns with your student and let him or her take the lead on connecting with faculty members.  Because faculty members must focus on their classroom teaching, engaging with students and their ongoing research, it is never appropriate for parents or family members to contact a faculty member directly about a student’s academics.  Expectations for faculty-parental communication are non-existent at the collegiate level because the relationship is between the student and the faculty member.  We understand this can be challenging for both the student and for you, however, it is vitally important to helping your student become an interdependent adult.  Learning assertive communication strategies, self-advocacy skills, and life organization techniques are all imperative for adulthood.

We believe FAMweb will be a useful communication tool between students and their chosen “trusted individuals.”  Let us know how it works for you! 

Having issues? 

  • For non-technical questions regarding FAMweb, please visit the Parent & Family FAQ site.
  • For technical issues, please email the Help Desk or call at 970-491-7276.

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Midterms: Prep First, then Relax

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Students studying

By Siri Newman, Haley Richards, and Cecilio Alvarez in the Center for Advising and Student Achievement, Kacee Collard Jarnot in Parent & Family Programs, and Long Wu with the Student Recreation Center

Now is the time for students to advocate for themselves and ask for help if they are struggling in a class.  The opportunity to turn things around still exists - but midterms can be the tipping point, so we suggest seeking assistance earlier, rather than later.  There are many avenues students can use to get help with academics and we'll list them here:

  • U-Turn - Do you have a student struggling academically with the transition to CSU?  Encourage your student to attend U-Turn, a one stop shop event on October 11, 2011 aimed at helping students turn things around academically.  The event connects students with important campus resources and helps them create an action plan for success.  All participants meet one on one with a CSU staff member to identify and connect with campus resources that they would benefit from.  Help your students get connected by encouraging them to attend U-Turn.
  • Faculty Office Hours - we've said it before and we'll say it again: faculty members are the best tutors because they know what will be on the test!  Encourage your student to utilize office hours, as listed in each class syllabus.
  • The Institute for Learning & Teaching - This week, the focus is on midterm preparation.  Students should check out the PREP FOR MIDTERMS workshops and spend the time to work with a tutor if they are struggling in a particular classStudents can also find private tutors and other campus resources on the TILT website. 
  • Exploring Majors Fair - The 2011 Exploring Majors Fair will be held October 12, 2011 and offers students the opportunity to meet with advisors from the Center for Advising and Student Achievement (CASA), representatives from all eight colleges, the Career Center and Study Abroad office to discuss majors, minors, entrance requirements, and courses required by the degree programs, as well as potential career paths.  Academic Advisors will offer guidance, information and suggestions for students working on exploring their degree options. It is a great opportunity for students to examine other degree opportunities on campus or begin their exploration of CSU's majors.
  • Learning Assistance Program - A division of the CSU Health Network, this resource is helpful if students suspect they may have a learning disability or test anxiety.  The LAP website is free and also has a variety of resources on effective study skills.

After students clear the midterm hurdle, it is important to support them with care packages and by encouraging healthy stress release through the Student Recreation Center. 

  • Fitness Options - In addition to the fitness center, fitness classes, intramural sports leagues, and outdoor program activities, the Rec Center also provides students the opportunity to focus on wellness and stress reduction. Mind body classes and workshops offer students that unique chance to experience and focus on their whole body wellness.
  • Massage Therapy Program - a great care package by itself, the Massage Therapy Program at the Rec Center offers relaxation and outstanding mind body benefits.  Students can book 24 hours in advance to relax, re-energize and recuperate.

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Reasonable Expectations at CSU

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Student self-advocating with faculty memberBy Jody Donovan, Dean of Students & Executive Director of Parent & Family Programs

“I pay $25K to send my student to Colorado State University...My student is the most important person in my life...I’m a Colorado taxpayer...I pay your salary.”

These are all statements Kacee and I have heard over the years when working with students’ parents and families at Colorado State University. And yes, all these statements are very true.  While we work very hard to help you and your students be successful at Colorado State, I realized we haven’t addressed expectations.  It is important to determine reasonable expectations for parents and families of CSU students. What can you reasonably expect from Colorado State University?  What can Colorado State University reasonably deliver?  These are big questions without easy answers.  This fall we’ve found many families need general assistance in navigating the campus, but, perhaps more than ever before, families are turning to us to navigate non-CSU items. 

In the meantime, tuition and fees are increasing, enrollment is increasing, and many offices across the University are seeing decreasing budgets and staffing levels.  The demand permeates campus.  Professionally, Kacee and I have both taken on additional responsibilities as the Office of the Vice President has undergone reorganization and redistributed work duties.  While we strive to respond to all of your emails and calls, we’ve found it necessary to prioritize your requests.  Concerns about academics and personal health are our number one priority.  “Concierge-like” requests may take a while so we encourage you to utilize the RAMFAM Association Business Directory and the internet for local services for hotels, restaurants, bakeries, bank, and transportation needs.

In terms of reasonable expectations, we understand the messages are mixed.  Prior to CSU, students, parents and families have twelve years of experience with the educational system that rewards familial involvement.  Unfortunately, many of the rules change when students step foot on the college campus and I don’t believe high schools or institutions of higher education do a good job of educating families on what they can and can’t expect at the collegiate level.  As I researched this topic, I found one model that shows the clear distinctions between high school and college, as well as students’ responsibilities for self-advocacy and self-management.

  High School College
Rules Students will usually be told what to do and corrected if their behavior is out of line. Students are expected to take responsibility for what they do and don't do, as well as for the consequences of their decisions.
Class Students will usually be told in class what they need to learn from assigned readings. It's up to students to read and understand the assigned material; lectures and assignments proceed from the assumption that they've already done so.
Professors High school is a teaching environment in which students acquire facts and skills. College is a learning environment in which students take responsibility for thinking through and applying what they have learned.
Tests Mastery is usually seen as the ability to reproduce what students were taught in the form in which it was presented to them, or to solve the kinds of problems they were shown how to solve. Mastery is often seen as the ability to apply what students have learned to new situations or to solve new kinds of problems.
Grades Effort counts. Courses are usually structured to reward a "good-faith effort." Results count. Though "good-faith effort" is important in regard to the professor's willingness to help students achieve good results, it will not substitute for results in the grading process.
Family Involvement Expected and rewarded via ‘parent portals’, parent-teacher conferences, advocacy on behalf of your student.

Students become the keeper of their educational records and families are expected to coach and mentor their students to help them achieve success.  Families take a “back seat” or a guiding role to students in the college setting.

adapted from Southern Methodist University

Personally, I continue to struggle with the big change when my son set off on his collegiate adventure…lack of knowledge about what he’s doing day-to-day and a lack of influence on his choices. This is where Kacee reminds me that it is not reasonable to know everything about my college student anymore…it is now his turn to take responsibility for himself and his choices. This is Matthew’s journey toward adulthood.  As hard as it can be to take a step back, I know in my heart that my husband and I have had 19 years of influence on Matthew and that didn’t end when he moved into the residence hall…I just have to trust in the process.

As I re-read this article, I think the best approach to this conversation may be during upcoming RAMFAM meetings when we can have respectful dialogue in which we all listen and value others’ perspectives.  We look forward to further conversations about reasonable expectations and want to learn what you expect from Parent & Family Programs and Colorado State University so we can partner with you for student success!

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Fostering Success Care Packages:  Donations Needed!

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By Joshua Gallegos, Graduate Assistant, Parent & Family Programs

Last fall, CSU formed a committee to study the success of current CSU students who have aged out of the foster care system.  As the former foster youth at Colorado State University began to increase, we reached out to parents and families of CSU students to assist us in creating care packages for this population.  Recognizing students who have aged out of the foster care system need support; families graciously donated many items for care packages.  (See our September 2010 call out and November 2010 follow-up for more detailed accounts of the process.) 

Through your support, we were able to send 4 rounds of care packages last year.  This year, we’ve been able to send one round of care packages to 27 students.  Thank you again for your overwhelming support in the development of the Fostering Success initiative.  It's been incredible and we are amazed at your capacity to give to CSU students.

Your feedback indicated you’d like to stay engaged with this particular student population and that’s great because there are some new elements to share!  Partnering with Mathews House, a non-profit organization that serves at-risk youth, our students will have the opportunity to volunteer and give back to the foster youth community.  Students will also have the chance to participate in a panel discussion to share their stories, including their transitions to college and secrets to their personal successes.

With an increase in students, your generous donations have been exhausted.  As the winter months approach, we’re asking for your help again!  The RAMFAM Association is requesting items for a second care package that will be delivered to students in November.  If you are interested in making a donation, we are in need of the following items:

School Supplies Winter Gear Gift Cards ($5-$15)
Pens/pencils Socks Grocery stores
Paper Gloves Restaurants
Notepads Scarves Department stores
Sticky notes Throw blankets Office supply stores

These donations provide support for our students in need, potentially helping them feel more at home here at Colorado State University.  If you would like to make a donation, here are a few options:

  • Donations of any item (preferably 25-30 in amount) can be sent before October 28, 2011 to:

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
c/o Joshua Gallegos
201 Administration Building
Fort Collins, CO  80523-8004

  • If you are interested in making a financial contribution, you can support Fostering Success by making a gift online or by U.S. mail. If donating by mail, make check payable to: Colorado State University Foundation (with ‘Fostering Success’ in the memo line) and send to Joshua Gallegos at the address listed above.

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Roommate Conflicts 101

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Roommate conflictBy Melissa Emerson, Assistant Director of Conflict Resolution & Student Conduct Services

For those of us in the field of Conflict Resolution, we know that October is designated to increase public awareness about conflict resolution and its many benefits.  October is also the month the Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services office sees a giant spike in roommate conflicts.  Students have been living together since early August and for many, the challenges of co-existing with roommates have started to take a toll. 

Freshmen living in the residence halls are learning to navigate the many intricacies of a roommate relationship.  Common disputes occur around cleanliness, sharing property, visitors, and study hours to name a few.  For many of these students, it is their first opportunity to practice conflict resolution skills.  A concerned parent recently called my office because their daughter was having roommate issues and wanted to move.  In this case, the student had yet to share her frustrations with her roommates and was opting to avoid the situation rather than have the difficult conversation.  The reality in many roommate disputes is that moving isn’t always an option.  It may not be financially feasible and for many students, there are lease-signing constraints.  Your student is going to face future interpersonal conflicts whether they are with roommates, professors, employers, colleagues, or friends and this is the perfect opportunity in their lives to develop and practice communication and conflict resolution skills. 

Our office has also seen an increase in the number of students seeking conflict resolution advice for situations involving off-campus living.  As students move into off-campus residences and increase their number of roommates, they often face more complex issues.  In one situation, a student was frustrated with her roommates because they had adopted a pet without her permission.  In addition to being allergic to the animal, this student also feared eviction because the lease clearly stated that animals were not allowed.  In a separate case, I met with four students who were found in violation of the City’s Occupancy Ordinance and one roommate was going to have to leave.  To avoid costly fines, these folks had to make the difficult decision of choosing one person to move out.  In addition to these examples, I’ve seen roommate conflicts around paying bills, hosting parties, overnight guests, food, noise, and alcohol/drug use. 

Occasionally, I visit with a student who is significantly concerned about the well-being of their roommate.  They’ve noticed that their roommate has stopped going to class, is sleeping many hours a day and seems to be suffering from depression.  These students are worried and looking for appropriate resources to help their friend.  Our office can be a great place for your student to come and voice their concerns. 

For the students who seek assistance from our office, they are often looking for some form of conflict coaching.  They’d like tips on how to have a difficult conversation and may even want to role-play what the dialogue will look like.  Others have found that communication channels have completely broken down between roommates and they are hoping for a neutral third-party to help mediate the dispute.  Here at Conflict Resolution, I am happy to assist students in having those difficult conversations and can help draft a roommate agreement that all parties can live with.  To set up an appointment with our office your student can call, 970-491-7165; they may also learn more about our services through the CRSCS website.

In the spirit of Conflict Resolution month, encourage your student to view their roommate conflict as an opportunity to build upon their assertive communication skills and hopefully improve their living situation.

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25th Anniversary of Cans Around the Oval

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Girl stacking cans around the ovalBy Tina De Giso, Graduate Marketing Coordinator, Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement (SLiCE)

Cans Around the Oval is not only a true Colorado State University tradition, but also one of the longest running philanthropic efforts on campus. Cans Around the Oval, or more popularly known as “Cans”, is the largest one-day canned food drive in Northern Colorado. Last year students, faculty and community members joined together and raised more than 66,000 lbs of food and over $39,000. All of which goes to the Food Bank for Larimer County.

The Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement (SLiCE) office is excited to host the 25th Anniversary of Cans Around the Oval on October 12, 2011. Cans at CSU is truly a student driven effort that gives individuals in Fort Collins an opportunity to go out of their way to make a difference. This CSU tradition started with just one student going to the local food bank and seeing a need that was not being met. The growth is amazing and every year more and more individuals are coming out to contribute.

Kayla Jensen, a transfer student who works on Cans Around the Oval, shows how impactful this event is for our students. She explains how, “As a CSU student, Cans makes me realize that there is so much we can do and experience outside our classrooms. We are eventually going to graduate and go out into the world and these issues will not be disappearing anytime soon. Cans gives us hope and comfort knowing that we are not alone.”

As she points out, this is a community and in a community no one is truly alone. However, since 2006, the Food Bank for Larimer County has seen a rise in hunger, most notably in children. One in five children in Larimer County are not meeting their daily nutritional needs. The majority of the food that they actually receive is what they are given at the Food Bank.

Monica Montoya, a first year graduate student at CSU has seen first-hand how Cans has grown. Having completed her undergraduate degree at CSU and returning after four years, she understands how much of an impact programs like Cans Around the Oval have on a community. “Hunger is not something that goes away overnight. Before, I participated in Cans because it was something that everyone does. Now, after seeing how the world really works, I plan on participating because I know how much programs like Cans really makes a difference in someone’s life. Giving even just one can is more than nothing, and it all makes a huge impact.”

Cans stems from the idea of a shared responsibility in our community. For parents and family members wanting to contribute, this is a great chance to encourage your students to participate. For more information, please check out the Cans website and come out yourselves to see what a difference we are all making together.

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Applications Due for Alternative Spring Breaks!!

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Panama Alternative BreakBy Tina De Giso, Graduate Marketing Coordinator, Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement (SLiCE)

The Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement (SLiCE) office offers a vast array of opportunities for any student seeking ways to become more involved on campus as well as impact their community. One annual program in particular that SLiCE is excited to present is Alternative Spring Break (Alt Breaks). Every spring, Colorado State University students, ranging in ages, majors, backgrounds and interests, participate in a one week-long Alt Break experience. This year’s trips include Panama, the Catalina Islands, Utah, Tennessee, Washington D.C.,  and so much more.

Traditionally, spring break is viewed as a chance to laze around and relax after the hectic pace of college life; however, there are students who see spring break as an opportunity to start changing the world. Alt Breaks are a unique approach to the typical vacation. Students are able to forgo the usual and embrace an opportunity to leave a legacy and have an experience of a lifetime. With Alt Breaks, students can get involved with a social issue in which they feel passionately about and share those passions with ten of their peers. Groups of CSU students embark on a journey that will challenge and motivate them on a variety of social causes while impacting the local community.

Jen Johnson, an Assistant Director in SLiCE, has been coordinating Alt Breaks for six seasons. For her, “It is easy to continue to organize Alt Breaks year after year when students come back and talk about how their lives have been changed… to stay motivated when I know that it is really making a difference.” She continues on by expressing, “Alt Breaks can not only be life changing, but for some students, it can also be clarifying in terms of career paths and majors.”

From the student perspective, this is a week that really does change lives. Anupama Mehrotra has participated in Alt Break for the past three years and plans on making this fourth year even more memorable. “I keep coming back for the community that is drawn to this kind of work,” she explains. “The students who go are some of the most inspiring individuals. They are either searching for or continuing with what they feel is important in life. These students are full of energy, love and they care about things that truly matter.”

Most students are looking for one of two things when they seek out Alt Break: either a way to explore a different type of service or a group of people they can really connect with. Both are valid and both will be fulfilled by this program – however, after the week ends, most students find that what they really have is a program that gives them more than what they even thought to ask for.

If your student is interested in Alternative Spring Breaks, encourage him or her to check out our website for details and deadlines.

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Discounted Athletics Tickets for Families

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CSU Ram head graphicBy Autumn Duffie, Assistant Ticket Sales Manager, CSU Athletic Department

The CSU Department of Athletics is proud to announce special discounted rates now being offered to families of Colorado State University students as part of the department’s RAMFAM ticket promotion.

Parents and family members of current CSU students are eligible to purchase discounted tickets to Rams football and volleyball home games by entering the promo code (RAMFAM) when purchasing tickets through the online ticket window.  Tickets may also be purchased over the phone by calling Autumn Duffie in the CSU Athletics Ticket Sales Office at (970) 492-4017.  The ticket discount is available up until 10 days before the home game selected.

Special ticket rates available while supplies last:

$20 North End Zone Football Tickets or $30 Sideline Sections A,B,H or I (Boise State $40)

Coach Steve Fairchild and the CSU football program are off to a 2-1 start to the 2011 season, and there are still plenty of opportunities for fans to watch the Rams in action at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium.  Four home games remain on the Rams’ schedule, with contests slated against Boise State (Oct. 15) and San Diego State (Nov. 12) before the Rams close the 2011 schedule with a pair of home rivalry matchups.  First, CSU clashes with the Air Force Academy (Nov. 26) for the Ram-Falcon trophy, before battling the Wyoming in the annual “Border War.”  Football sideline seating is also available for just $40. 

$4 General Admission Volleyball Tickets

Coach Tom Hilbert and the nationally ranked CSU volleyball team are off to another great start in 2011, having already defeated the No. 5-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers in front of a Mountain West Conference record crowd of 6,750 at Moby Arena.  Fans and family members of CSU students can join in the “Moby Madness.” With general admission seating starting at just $4 (enter promo code: RAMFAM), it is inexpensive and easy to cheer on the Rams as they continue the quest for a 17th consecutive NCAA tournament berth and the program’s ninth regular-season Mountain West title.  

Fans and family members interested in learning more about football and volleyball seating options can contact Autumn Duffie in the CSU Athletics Ticket Sales Office at (970) 492-4017.

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