Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center Celebrates 50 Years

This week, Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center will get “into the groove” as it celebrates its 50th anniversary, paying tribute to each decade of the center’s existence since 1962.

Starting Sept. 16, the three-week celebration includes lectures, movies, reunions and a variety of activities commemorating the building and its past.

As part of the celebration, the Lory Student Center will honor the “LSC 7,” a group of seven student leaders pictured in front of the Lory Student Center’s 1960 ground-breaking photo and instrumental in the building’s construction. These students will be present at many of the events and will ride on the student center’s Homecoming and Family Weekend float on Oct. 5.

Along with the “LSC 7” will be the “New Faces of the LSC,” 15 new students that the Lory Student Center has chosen to represent the future of the student center as it moves forward for the next 50 years.

All events are free and open to the public. Events include:

1960s and 1970s week: Sept. 16-22
– Classic Film Series
    – 1960s movie: “To Kill a Mockingbird” – 7 p.m. Sept. 17, Lory Student Center Theatre
    – 1970s movie: “Grease” – 7 p.m. Sept 19, Lory Student Center Theatre
– Balloon Artist on the Plaza: 11:30-1:30 p.m. Sept. 19
– Blane Harding Talk: “50 Years in 50 Minutes” – Noon- 1 p.m. Sept. 20, Lory Student Center Theatre

1980s and 1990s week: Sept. 23-29
– Classic Film Series
    – 1980s movie: “Back to the Future” – 7 p.m. Sept. 24, Lory Student Center Theatre
    – 1990s movie: “Toy Story” – 4 p.m. Sept. 26, Lory Student Center Theatre
– Caricature Artist on the Plaza: 11:30-1:30 p.m. Sept. 26
– Time capsule display and meet the “New Faces of the LSC” on the Plaza; Sept. 26

2000s week: Sept. 30-Oct. 7
Classic Film Series
    – 2000s movie: “Men in Black III” – 7 p.m. Oct. 3, Lory Student Center Theatre
Roaming Magician on the Plaza: 11:30-1:30 p.m. Oct. 3
Homecoming Parade Float featuring the “LSC 7” and the “New Faces of the LSC” on Oct. 5
LSC 50th Anniversary Party: 6 p.m. Oct. 5, Lory Student Center Main Ballroom

The Lory Student Center’s Curfman Gallery also will be open through Oct. 9 showcasing “Our Visual History: 50 Years of Art in the Lory Student Center.”

For more details or a full list of events, visit