Colorado State University Founders Day Events at State Capitol, Feb. 11

WHAT: The Colorado State University System, with its three campuses, will celebrate its 140th Founders Day anniversary with events at the State Capitol in Denver. On Feb. 11, 1870, Colorado Gov. Edward McCook signed a territorial bill authorizing the creation of what today is called Colorado State University.

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010

  • 8-9 a.m. CSU Chamber Choir to perform on the third floor rotunda.
  • 8-8:45 a.m. Legislative and staff breakfast reception, outside the old Supreme Court Chambers
  • 9-9:30 a.m. House Floor, CSU Chamber Choir to perform and reading of House Joint Resolution (Representatives: Nikkel, Fischer, Kefalas and Senators: Lundberg, Tapia and Bacon)
  • 8 a.m.-1 p.m. CSU students and faculty from the three CSU campuses will have exhibits in the West Foyer

WHERE: Colorado State Capitol in Denver

DETAILS: From humble beginnings in Fort Collins, CSU has established a long and distinguished history of academic achievement, research prowess and statewide service. It has grown from one flagship campus in Fort Collins to three campuses including CSU-Pueblo, the fastest growing campus in the state, and CSU-Global, an exclusively online campus serving non-traditional students.

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