‘I Love CSU Day’ April 16 and ‘Celebrate Colorado State’ During the Month of April

During the month of April, Colorado State University will "Celebrate Colorado State" with a series of events providing an opportunity to recognize the achievements of the campus community in the past year.

The 2010 “I Love CSU Day” campus celebration will take place on Friday, April 16. Students, faculty, staff and friends of the university are encouraged to wear their green and gold.

I Love CSU Day was started by the Student Alumni Connection in 2001. Every year, the Student Alumni Connection drafts a proclamation for the governor to sign, officially proclaiming I Love CSU Day / Colorado State University Day as a state holiday. This year’s proclamation can be viewed here http://www.colostate.edu/celebrate/index.aspx.

Other Celebrate Colorado State events during April include:

April 17 – Originating 14 years ago as a campus program for students, CSUnity is one day of service, community, leadership and Ram pride. In 2007, the Alumni Association partnered with the Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement Office to expand the program to include alumni and friends in Denver and in cities nationwide.

April 17 – The Colorado State University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Awards program recognizes CSU alumni and friends who have distinguished themselves professionally, brought honor to the university and have made significant contributions of time and/or philanthropy to the university or their community. The awards ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Loveland.

April 24 – The annual Spring Football Game will be held at 11 a.m. at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium. Admission and parking are free. Get a sneak peek at the 2010 CSU football team as they wrap up their spring practice season. The day starts off with a free pancake breakfast from 9-11 a.m. with the Ram Town activities and inflatables on the south concourse. The game will start at about 11 a.m. After the game, fans are invited to come down to the field and meet the Rams.

April 27 – The Celebrate Colorado State awards ceremony will take place from 2-4 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Theatre. The awards ceremony recognizes accomplishments of CSU students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends.

April 29 – Student Organizations and Advisor Recognition (SOAR) Awards will be held at 5 p.m. in Lory Student Center Main Ballroom. The Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement (SLiCE) Office organizes the SOAR awards to thank all student organizations and their advisors for their contributions throughout the year.

For more information about events, times and locations, please visit http://www.colostate.edu/celebrate/index.aspx.