Department Updates – September 2016

Alumni Association

Alumni Attitude Survey

The Alumni Association is e-mailing it’s alumni attitude survey on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The survey will go to more than 120,000 alumni, and it is designed to capture general information about our alumni’s experience at CSU and their interest in staying connected to us. The survey responses are confidential and will be connected to the respondent’s record in Advance.

The Alumni Association will use the survey data as a way to measure its growth and influence future programming. Everyone will have the chance to learn about the results, so look for more information coming soon!

Department of Athletics

Great news for the on-campus stadium brick campaign: As of the week of Sept. 5, more than 2,500 bricks have been sold! The brick campaign will continue through Dec. 31, 2016.

More than 98 percent of the premium seating inventory in the on-campus stadium has been sold. Outdoor Club and Indoor Club seats are sold out, and only three suites and one loge box remain available for purchase.

College of Business

Stories of Impact

CSU ranked 11th in Sierra magazine’s coolest schools green ranking, and the Global Social Sustainable Enterprise program is cited as a standout academic program in sustainability. Read more here.

The College of Business has announced its 50-year anniversary beer name and label, designed by CSU graduate Abby Lawson. Read more here

University Advancement Development

Principal Gifts has hit the ground running in the new fiscal year! The regional development team already has several trips under their belts and has met with the majority of our campus partners to plan future travel. The team is also looking forward to an upcoming salon event in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, Oct. 14. Mark Winkler (’84, College of Engineering) has graciously agreed to host this event to help create a community of alumni who share common interests in the Boise area.

The Office of Gift Planning is ramping up for fall visits. Please contact the team to make arrangements for joint visits with your donors. They are happy to partner with you and share their expertise in the complex arena of planned giving.

Reminder: When submitting planned gift packets for processing, please include a copy of the signed GFRF. The original GFRF, along with a copy of the fund agreement, should be submitted to CGI. When the gift is ready to be processed, CGI and the Office of Gift Planning will work together to create the fund number.

The Office of Donor Relations and Stewardship is making great progress with the endowment folders! Thanks to wonderful collaboration from the Foundation, colleges, and units, we are on schedule to be printing and mailing packets in the next couple weeks. Please stay tuned for additional updates from our team as we continue to work on this project. Thank you!

Todos Santos Updates:

In late July, for the first time in its three-year run, the Kids Do It All program was hosted at the CSU Todos Santos Center with a turnout of more than 50 Mexican and Colorado youth ages 7-12. Under the tutelage of graduate and undergraduate counselors from CSU and UABCS, a local University partner, the kids created another entertaining performance and built multicultural friendships with each other in the process.

During the summer term, seven undergraduate students from the College of Natural Sciences spent nearly three weeks in the field – and on the water – in the first Field Marine Biology course held at the Todos Santos Center. This study-abroad course brought students to the biologically rich area, where they could experience animals and ecosystems in the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of California, observe humans’ environmental impact on the region, and learn from residents of local fishing communities. Read more here.

Responding to an outpouring of requests from the community, CSU recently launched English language programs at the Todos Santos Center. We were thrilled to see an enrollment of 90 adults and children from Todos Santos and nearby Pescadero for this first of many class offerings and educational resources for local residents.