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Donate books to help Ethiopia's Hawassa University

May 13, 2013

During a recent visit in November to Ethiopia, CSU President Tony Frank committed that CSU would send a shipment of books to Hawassa University to help improve their library.

As part of that commitment, students, faculty, staff, and community members are encouraged to donate their excess academic books and journals to help in this endeavor.

What can't be used:
  • Popular novels (but classics are okay)
  • Popular magazines (excluding National Geographic)
  • Material older than 15 years, unless the information hasn’t changed considerably
  • Material specific to the United States (i.e. Colorado Law books, US history, etc)
  • Religious books
 Drop-off locations:
  • CSU Bookstore
  • Microbiology C116
  • Pathology 110
  • Environmental Health 122
  • MRB 308
  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital, second floor library
  • Physiology 101
  • Anatomy 102
  • Forestry and Rangleland Stewardship Office, 123 Forestry Building
  • Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Natural and Environmental Sciences Building, B202
  • Colorado State Forest Service, 3843 LaPorte Ave., Building 1052, Foothills Campus

Program coordinators also will pick up large donations from the donor’s home or office. Once books are collected, CSU students will assist with sorting, documenting, boxing and loading the books for the trip to Ethiopia.

Hawassa University

CSU signed an International Memorandum with Hawassa University in January of 2012.

Hawassa University, similar to CSU, has colleges of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Natural Science, Business, Engineering, Technology, Social Science and Humanities, Medicine and Health Science, Law and Governance and Veterinary Science.  There also are programs in Construction Management, Hotel and Tourism Management and Sports Science. All courses are taught in English.

Learn more

To learn more about the program or arrange for a home or office pickup, contact Bob Sturtevant at (970) 430-8651.