Extracurriculars

     

Type of Offering

Extracurriculars
Date: December, 2010

We streamed this two-day event live:

"Over the past several years, a flood of fascinating data from the worlds of education, microfinance and more has shown an essential link between investing in women and girls and economic growth, public health, political stability. A new lens reveals women as powerful change agents in developing nations; meanwhile, in the West, generations of educated women are forging new directions in the sciences, arts, business and beyond.

To track this emerging story, the first-ever TEDWomen will invite both women and men to explore in depth: Who are the women leading change? What ideas are they championing? How are women reshaping the future?

The cross-disciplinary, cross-generational program will focus on how women think and work, communicate and collaborate, learn and lead -- what this means and why it matters to all of us. Speakers from around the globe -- both men and women, from anthropologists to artists, scientists to soldiers, farmers to futurists -- will share their ideas in the classic TED format, creating a program that surprises and inspires." (http://conferences.ted.com/TEDWomen/program/)

Type: Fund-raiser for local charity
Date: October, 2010

The event brings Colorado State University students, faculty, and staff together with the Fort Collins’ community to raise awareness, food, and money for the Larimer County Food Bank. The event is the county’s biggest single-day food drive. The College of Business has won the contest for most food donated for the past 8 years. This demonstrates our students' commitment to improving social challenges in this community.

Date: October, 2010

Colorado State University College of Business sponsored a booth at the Net Impact conference, and sent several students to represent the GSSE MBA Program. The conference was designed to "challenge attendees to envision their role in working towards a sustainable future... to bring into focus the business solutions that can lead to social and environmental transformation and pave the way towards a radically more sustainable 2020." (http://2010.netimpact.org)

Type: Business Plan Competition
Date: May, 2010

Social enterprises from the GSSE program compete to win first, second, and third place cash prizes. The scoring matrix takes into account profitability, social impact, environmental impact, marketability, and scalability.

Date: April, 2010

Sponsored exclusively by the College of Business, the Honorable Colin L. Powell addressed global leadership and diplomacy in the 21st century. He stressed the importance of developing good leadership skills to better tackle the nation's most pressing issues, including: economic growth, energy to sustain wealth creation, environmental responsibility, and the education of young people.

Date: October, 2010

Ambassador Tony P. Hall was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize and is a leading advocate for relieving hunger and improving human rights. His lecture addressed the roles and responsibilities of business managers as they consider issues, such as hunger, beyond traditional profit motives. The College of Business was a co-sponsor of this event.

Date: April, 2010

This speaker series highlights successes and challenges of triple-bottom-line businesses, and how social enterprise is creating a paradigm shift in international development work. Past speakers have included David Griswold, owner of Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers; Andrew Winston, author of Green to Gold and founder of Winston Eco-Strategies; and Paul Polak, founder of International Development Enterprises and author of Out of Poverty.