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

Celebrate! Colorado State this month with a series of events celebrating the people, history and spirit of the university, including “I Love CSU Day” on Wednesday, April 18.

This year’s celebration of “I Love CSU” Day is inviting students, staff, alumni and community members to show their Ram Pride and support of higher education. Each year, the governor of Colorado signs a proclamation celebrating CSU as a land-grant institution and recognizing April 18 as “I Love CSU Day.”

Two events held annually in April – Celebrate! CSU Awards and Celebrate! CSU Milestones – honor and recognize the campus community. Celebrate! CSU Awards celebrate the teaching, research and service achievements of Colorado State academic faculty, administrative professionals, classified staff, and students. Celebrate! CSU Milestones honor CSU employees who are celebrating retirement as well as those who have reached 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service to the university.

Other events taking place this month include the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase on April 17 and TEDxCSU on April 23.

The Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase features undergraduate students who have completed research in their given major. The event will be held April 17 in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom on campus.

TEDxCSU features speakers who will address different aspects of environmental sustainability such as energy, education, design and the effects of language on the future of sustainability. The event, which begins at 2 p.m. April 23 at the Lincoln Center Performance Hall in Fort Collins, also features former Gov. Bill Ritter and eTown host Nick Forrester. Tickets are now on sale through the Fort Collins Lincoln Center website, www.lctix.com.

Following is a list of events for campus and community members to Celebrate! Colorado State and to recognize the exceptional members of the CSU community and their achievements.

April 3: Monfort Professor-in-Residence: Douglas Brinkley, 5:30 p.m., Lory Student Center Main Ballroom. The lecture will be preceded by a reception at 4:30 p.m. and followed by a book-signing at 6:30 p.m. Both are open to the public.

April 4: Alumni Night Out: Tour of the College of Engineering, 5:30 p.m., Denver Marriott City Center.

April 5: CSU Evening at the Arts in Denver: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” A pre-event reception runs 6-7 p.m. at the Rialto Café; the play begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Garner Galleria Theatre.

April 6: CSU Night at the Nuggets. The Denver Nuggets play the Phoenix Suns at 7 p.m. at the Denver Pepsi Center.

April 11: Ladies Night with Ram Football, 5 p.m., Moby Arena.

April 13: Engineering Days on CSU Main Campus, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., CSU Main Campus.

April 13: Spring football scrimmage, Denver Infinity Park.

April 16-May 11: Undergraduate Visual Arts Exhibition, Lory Student Center Curfman Gallery. The exhibition reception runs from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. April 19.

April 17: Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase poster exhibit, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lory Student Center Main Ballroom.

April 18: I Love CSU Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Lory Student Center Plaza.

April 18: Engineering Days in Denver, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Denver.

April 21: CSUnity – Denver and nationwide events; Denver and nationwide.

April 21: CSUnity at the Larimer County Food Bank, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Fort Collins.

April 21: Spring football game, Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium.

April 23: TEDxCSU, 2 p.m., Lincoln Center Performance Hall. Tickets are free for students and $12 for the general public and can be purchased through www.lctix.com.

April 24: Celebrate! CSU Awards, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Lory Student Center Main Ballroom.

April 26: Student Organizations and Advisor Recognition (SOAR) Awards, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Lory Student Center Main Ballroom.

April 27: Irwin Jacobs Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Cherokee Park Ballroom, Lory Student Center University Club.

April 28: 2012 Green and Gold Gala, 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Denver Marriott City Center.

April 28: Celebration of Graduates, Lory Student Center Main Ballroom.

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

Visit www.celebrate.colostate.edu for more information about all Celebrate! Colorado State events.