Dinner & Conversation with Experts to Benefit Colorado State University Library Collections on May 19

Colorado State University Libraries will host "Tables of Content: An Elegant Evening of Dinner & Conversation to Benefit Library Collections" on Saturday, May 19 at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Library on the Colorado State campus.

The theme for this year’s event is "Front Range Matters" and guests will have the opportunity to gather with experts serving as table hosts and discuss a variety of regional issues in a dinner setting.

Tickets are $150 per person and $250 per couple. Proceeds from the event will support the Library Collection Enhancement Fund. Reservations can be made by calling (970) 491-1833 by May 11 or by logging on to the event Web site (http://lib.colostate.edu/tablesofcontent2007).

This year’s hosts include (topic in parentheses):

-L. Kathleen Bracke, City of Fort Collins Transportation Planning (The Mason Corridor: Linking community, lifestyle & business)

-Gary Buffington, Larimer County Parks and Open Lands (Open spaces & parks: Planning for the future in northern Colorado)

-Ray Caraway, Community Foundation for northern Colorado (UniverCity Connections: What it means for our community)

-Marta Farrell, Fort Collins Symphony (Arts & culture in northern Colorado)

-Sarah Hach, Colorado State University’s Office of Economic Development (Colorado State’s role in economic development)

-Jerry Halsor, Loveland Sculpture Group (Loveland Sculpture Invitational: A national success)

-Dean Hendrickson, Colorado State University’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital (Colorado State’s global impact: Minimally invasive surgery in horses, elephants & rhinos

-Linda Joyce, U.S. Forest Service (Climate changes on the Front Range)

-Laurie Klith, Center for Justice Partnerships (Building relationships for change)

-Chip Steiner, Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority (Approaches to downtown revitalization)

-Tom Throgmorton, KUNC Commentator (Using regional agriculture to create a large environmental impact)

-Mike Wagner, Community Foundation for northern Colorado (Extraordinary acts of generosity in northern Colorado)

-Jen Warden, Colorado State University’s Women’s Basketball (The journey is the reward)

-Gary Wockner, award-winning author (Conserving the Cache la Poudre River)