Colorado State Celebrates Accomplishments and Future Endeavors with President’s Fall Address and University Picnic (2001)

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

Faculty, staff and students will convene at 11:15 a.m. on the Oval while the Colorado State 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.

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. Entertainment will include live music by "Touch of Jazz" along with a dance performance by the "Jumping Jive Cats."

Other activities will include: * costumed historical figures * student-built Formula SAE race car * Little Shop of Physics * student-designed robots * Cam the Ram * Rocky Mountain Raptor program exhibit * dairy cows, draft horses and wagon rides * booths from each College * Colorado State Forest Service "Wheel of Fire" trivia

In the spirit of university pride, Sept. 11 will be an official "green and gold day" on campus. Everyone will be encouraged to wear the school colors to the event.

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 vehicle traffic and parking all day.

Call (970) 491-4634 for more information on the festivities.