CSU Invites Fort Collins to President’s Community Lecture Series

As a gift to the Fort Collins community in honor of the city’s 150th birthday, Colorado State University President Tony Frank today announced the creation of a new community lecture series that highlights the University’s outstanding programs and faculty.

“We’re grateful for all that the people of Fort Collins do for CSU and our students year-round,” Frank said. “Our city’s sesquicentennial provides a wonderful opportunity to launch this new series, which will help throw open the doors to our campus and give the people of Fort Collins a chance to learn about some of the most exciting breakthroughs happening at CSU directly from the faculty who are doing the work.”

The new President’s Community Lecture Series kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 with a presentation by Dr. Steve Withrow, one of the world’s leading experts on how the treatment of cancer in animals can translate to new advances in treatment for humans. Withrow is a University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State and founder of the groundbreaking Flint Animal Cancer Center in the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The lecture, titled "Stories from a Career in Oncology: One Medicine. One Cancer. One Cure," and a post-lecture reception with Frank and Withrow will take place at the University Theatre in the University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St. in Fort Collins. The lecture and post-lecture reception are both free and open to the public.

Though the event is free, tickets are required for the lecture and reception, as space is limited. Tickets are available at https://advancing.colostate.edu/PresLectureSeriesJan14 and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The President’s Community Lecture Series will take place four times a year in various Colorado State classrooms and locations. The University’s RamTrax visitor program also will offer special complimentary tours in conjunction with each lecture.

Tours for this lecture include the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Flint Animal Cancer Center. If interested, contact Krystle Schaneman at krystle.schaneman@colostate.edu. Limited spots are available. To learn more about other RamTrax tours, visit www.ramtracks.colostate.edu.