- U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges" edition today
ranked Colorado State University in the top tier of the best colleges
in the nation. The magazine listed Colorado State in the top tier of
doctoral universities, closely ranked with universities such as Florida
State University, University of Kentucky, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
and the University of Oklahoma. (See www.usnews.com
for the complete rankings and methodology.)
The magazine rankings follow a series of other accolades for Colorado
State and its programs. Colorado State recently ranked among the nation's
top 5 percent of public and private institutions of higher education
receiving federal research and development financial support in engineering
and the sciences, according to the National Science Foundation. In
addition to ranking among the nation's top universities receiving
overall research funding when compared with other public research
universities without medical schools, Colorado State ranked second
in the nation in federal research and development support. This year,
the veterinary medical program was ranked second in the nation by
U.S. News and World Report. It was the only veterinary medical program
in the Western states to be ranked among the top 10.
- Two of Colorado State University's most respected administrators and
longtime members of the campus community will be retiring over the next
year. Dr. Allen Dyer, Dean of the College of Natural Resources, will
retire this fall and Dr. Nancy Hartley, Dean of the College of Applied
Human Sciences, will retire in fall 2004.
Dr. Hartley, who received her doctorate in vocational-educational administration
from Colorado State in 1975, was appointed Dean of the College of Applied
Human Sciences in 1994. Prior to her appointment as Dean, she was Director
of Colorado State's School of Occupational and Educational Studies.
As Director, she coordinated on- and off-campus programs for the school
and served as liaison to the Colorado Community College and Occupational
Education System, the Colorado Department of Education, and was the
co-chair of Colorado Council of Deans of Education for many years.
Dr. Dyer, who received his doctorate in natural resource economics from
Utah State University, joined Colorado State as a Professor in 1971.
He became Head of the University's Department of Forest and Wood Science
(now the Department of Forest Sciences) in 1984. He was selected as
Dean of the College of Natural Resources in 1992 and served as interim
provost from spring 2001 to 2002.
- Colorado State University has introduced the first master's degree
program for biomedical engineering within the western states of Colorado,
Wyoming, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska and New Mexico. The program provides
students with an advanced interdisciplinary degree in a field that seeks
to improve human health and the quality of life. The Master of Engineering-Specialization
in Biomedical Engineering is a one-year, professional coursework-only
degree program designed to train practitioners working in the field
and to allow students to take a variety of biomedical engineering classes
without having to complete research or a thesis.
The program takes an interdisciplinary approach by combining foundation
biomedical engineering classes with electives from the College of Veterinary
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The Biomedical Engineering Program
in the departments of Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
at Colorado State was created to address the regional and national need
to educate qualified people for jobs in biomedical engineering, particularly
in the areas of biomechanics and biomaterials; molecular, cellular and
tissue engineering; and medical diagnostics, devices and imaging. The
Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the number of biomedical engineering
jobs is expected to grow more than 30 percent by 2010.
- Colorado State University's long-standing tradition of home-style
cooking and great football continues this September with the annual
Colorado State University Ag Day celebration and barbecue in conjunction
with a Rams football game against Weber State. The Ag Day barbecue,
featuring Colorado fare such as lamb, beef, pork, beans, potatoes, corn
on the cob, apples, ice cream, homemade wheat bread, melons, milk, pop
and Coors beer, is slated from 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Saturday, Sept.
13 at Hughes Stadium. Game time is 1 p.m. Tickets for the Ag Day barbecue
are $12; joint tickets for the barbecue and the football game are $30.
Ag Day is a salute to agriculture, which ranks in the top three industries
in Colorado and the nation, and to the farmers, ranchers and agricultural-related
businesses supporting the industry. Ag Day is sponsored by the Colorado
State University College of Agricultural Sciences, Colorado agricultural
organizations, and Colorado State's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
For ticket information call 970-491-7805.