President Yates Delivers Fall Address Sept. 23, Recognizescommunity Flood-Recovery Efforts

Colorado State University President Albert Yates will deliver his annual fall address Sept. 23 and recognize those who have contributed to flood-recovery efforts during the last two months.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to gather on the Oval at 11 a.m. President Yates will deliver his annual state-of- the-university address beginning at 11:15 a.m., followed by a complimentary picnic, entertainment and recreational activities until 1:30 p.m. In addition, a university photo will be taken of all those attending the event immediately following the President’s address.

In the spirit of university pride, Sept. 23 will be an official "green and gold day" on campus. Everyone will be encouraged to wear the school colors to the event to promote pride and esprit de corps.

"It is important that we take this time, as a community, to thank one another, recognize those who have struggled and sacrificed, and unite in the spirit of camaraderie and friendship," Yates said.

While Celebrate Colorado State! festivities have traditionally been held during the spring semester, this year’s fall address and university picnic represent a move to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the university community throughout the entire year.

For more information about the fall address and university picnic, please contact Michelle Rovang at (970) 491-6432.