Colorado State Celebrates Accomplishments and Future Endeavors with President’s Fall Address and University Picnic (2000)

Colorado State University President Albert Yates will deliver his 11th annual fall address Sept. 19 to recognize university accomplishments as well as focus on future university endeavors.

Faculty, staff, students and retirees will convene at 11:15 a.m. on the Oval while the University Marching 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 focus on issues of institutional leadership.

After the president’s address, a picnic lunch 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 run from noon-1:30 p.m. and will include:

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

In the spirit of university pride, Sept. 19 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. Handicapped parking will be available on the Oval.

Call 491-6432 for more information on the festivities.