‘Celebrate Colorado State’ in April with ‘I Love CSU Day’ and Other Events

Colorado State University will “Celebrate Colorado State” during the month of April with a series of events, including “I Love CSU Day” on Monday, April 18.

The 2011 celebration of “I Love CSU Day” will take place on the Lory Student Center Plaza from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with giveaways, food, contests and more. Everyone is encouraged to wear green and gold.

“I Love CSU Day” is an opportunity for students, staff, alumni, and community members to show their Ram Pride and support higher education. The governor of Colorado proclaims “I Love CSU Day” an official state holiday each year by signing a proclamation drafted by the Student Alumni Connection, which started the event in 2001 and sponsors it each year.

A highlight of the festivities on April 18 will be a Ram Quest Challenge on campus. Participants can visit Colorado State’s Facebook page on the day of the event for information about completing the challenge. Prizes will be awarded to 100 people who can master the challenge. Ram Quest is a series of periodic contests and challenges that take Rams across campus to learn about CSU while competing to win prizes. A hint for Monday’s challenge: wear good walking shoes.

A series of events held each April, “Celebrate Colorado State” is an opportunity to recognize exceptional members of the CSU community and their achievements. In addition to “I Love CSU Day,” other events during the month include the following.

-April 16: CSUnity, a national day of service for members of the University community, will take place with volunteer events in Fort Collins, Denver and around the country.

-April 19: Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase, 10:30 a.m., Lory Student Center Main Ballroom.

-April 19: The Monfort Lecture Series will feature former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at 7 p.m. in Moby Arena. Tickets for the event are sold out.

-April 22: The South College Field House will be renamed the Glenn Morris Field House in a naming ceremony at 11:30 a.m. at the field house. Glenn Morris won the Olympic Decathlon in 1936 and is considered one of the greatest athletes in CSU history.

-April 22-May 13: Undergraduate Visual Arts Exhibition, Lory Student Center Curfman Gallery.

-April 26: The annual Celebrate Colorado State Awards will be held at 4 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom. Several major honors and awards will be announced for the first time, and students, staff and faculty recipients will be recognized.

-April 28: Student Organizations and Advisor Recognition (SOAR) Awards, 5 p.m., Lory Student Center Main Ballroom.

-April 30: Celebration of Graduates, 2 p.m., Lory Student Center Main Ballroom.

-May 5: Celebrate CSU Milestones, 3 p.m., Lory Student Center Main Ballroom.

Visit www.colostate.edu/celebrate/index.aspx for more information about all “Celebrate Colorado State” events.