Colorado State Celebrates Accomplishments and Future Endeavors with President’s Fall Address and University Picnic (1999)

Colorado State University President Albert Yates will deliver his annual fall address Sept.14 to recognize university accomplishments as well as focus on future university endeavors. The address is the 10th by Yates, making this year’s event a milestone in the university’s history.

Faculty, staff and students will convene at 11:15 a.m. on the Oval while the University Pep Band plays. Yates will address the campus community at 11:30 a.m. on the north steps of the Administration Building on the Oval. Yates will share his vision for the coming year and talk about how the university’s progress over the last decade has prepared it for the challenges of a new century.

After the president’s address, a picnic will be served on the Oval and a variety of activities and entertainment will be provided free of charge for participants to enjoy. Activities will include:

  • costumed historical figures from the university’s past;
  • student-built Formula SAE race car;
  • student-designed robots;
  • Cam the Ram;
  • Rocky Mountain Raptor program exhibit;
  • dairy cows, draft horses and wagon rides;
  • live music from Twelve Cents for Marvin, a student band;
  • booths from each College

In the spirit of university pride, Sept. 14 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.

Classes will not be canceled, but departments are encouraged to arrange schedules to accommodate those who wish to attend the event. The Oval will be closed to vehicular traffic and parking all day.

Call 491-6432 for more information on the festivities.