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CNS NewsNet | Summer 2014
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We're Evolving! This is a time of excitement at the College of Natural Sciences. Our new learning community is coming online, and we're making some programmatic changes. You'll be hearing more from us, too — we've amped up our communications, and even this newsletter will soon be getting a facelift. Our goal is to better connect with you, our constituents. Drop us a line anytime with feedback or to let us know what you're up to these days. We're listening!
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Laurel Village Learning Community Will Open in the Fall

A mockup of the Laurel Village.

As we write, construction of Laurel Village, home to the CNS's new learning community, is all but complete. Summer orientation sessions are humming along for waves of incoming CSU students, and we can't help but feel excited about what this means for our college.

Although Ingersoll Residential College has been around for years, this is an evolution of the learning-community idea. Today, learning communities are built around sophisticated curricular/residential models. In Laurel Village, CNS students will live, work, and play with others who share their interests; they will form lasting bonds that will propel them in their coursework and in all other aspects of their education. In new and powerful ways they will attach to the sciences, and to the College of Natural Sciences, from the outset.

We've also developed two new undergraduate majors: neuroscience and statistics. Some alumni will remember that statistics was offered in the past, but was then dropped by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. Now both programs are invigorated and accepting new students this fall. We're excited about their relevance, applicability, and suitability to the CNS.

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