Colorado State Celebrates Accomplishments and Future Endeavors with President’s Fall Address, University Picnic

Colorado State University President Albert C. Yates will deliver his annual fall address Sept. 26 to recognize university accomplishments, highlight goals for the coming year and focus on a new university priority, "Bridges to the Future," a statewide series of events to explore American history, values and expectations in light of the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and retirees 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. (Guests may wish to bring picnic blankets to enjoy lunch on the lawn.) Entertainment will include live music by the Colorado State University Jazz Band.

Activities will run from noon-1:30 p.m. and will include:

  • Student-built Formula SAE race car;
  • Student-designed robots;
  • Little Shop of Physics;
  • Cam the Ram;
  • Rocky Mountain Raptor program exhibit;
  • Dairy cows, draft horses and wagon rides;
  • Booths from each college.

In the spirit of university pride, Sept. 26 will be an official "green and gold day" on campus. Everyone is 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 491-4634 for more information on the festivities.