Bill Woods first helped paint the A on the hillside below Horsetooth Reservoir in 1954 when he was a freshman at Colorado A&M -- now CSU. That's when he first grasped the feeling associated with participating in a cherished tradition. "This is one of our really great traditions because it represents where we started as a university and where we have come," said Woods, 77. "These are traditions that need to keep going, and I think all students should participate at least once during their time at CSU." The A was first built in 1923, although the original was smaller than the current version. It now stands 410 feet high and 250 feet wide, and is thought to be the largest collegiate symbol in the country. It's even used for aerial navigation by pilots flying overhead. Woods graduated in 1958 and remains a passionate CSU supporter. He's been volunteering his services to oversee the annual painting project since 1981. This year, the A will be painted Saturday, Sept. 20. Three shifts of three hours each are scheduled. Expect to help with using spray hoses hooked up to generators and buckets of paint to do the actual painting, as well as re-filling supplies and clean-up. It takes a lot to get the A ready for the year, but being a part of the tradition is well worth it! Event schedule Shift 1: Check-in at 8 a.m.; deadline to check-in is 8:15 a.m. Departure from Moby: 8:30 a.m. Painting the A: 9 - 11 a.m. Return to Moby: 11:30 a.m. Shift 2: Check-in at 10 a.m.; deadline to check-in is 10:15 a.m. Departure from Moby: 10:30 a.m. Painting the A: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Return to Moby: 1:30 p.m. Shift 3: Check-in at 12 p.m.; deadline to check-in is 12:15 p.m. Departure from Moby: 12:30 p.m. Painting the A: 1 - 3 p.m. Return to Moby: 3:30 p.m.
Thousands of Colorado State University students, alumni and friends are expected at Ag Day 2014, the 33rd annual football-day feast of Colorado-grown food.
Do you ride a bike to campus and enjoy free food? You’re in luck! Bike to breakfast is back at CSU and offers the first 300 cyclists free Chick-fil-A breakfast biscuits, Mugs coffee and a check from a bicycle mechanic. This event is a great way to use alternative means of transportation all while enjoying a free breakfast on your way to campus. From 7:30-10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, located at the corner of Meridian and Plum at a table in the trees by the lagoon, and Thursday, Sept. 25, located at Newton’s sculpture on campus, north of the Yates Chemistry Building. Brought to you by the CSU Bicycle Advisory Committee and ASCSU.
The Office of the Vice President for Diversity is pleased to announce 14th Annual Diversity Symposium to be held Sept 16-18 in Lory Student Center.
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, the 2014 Diversity Symposium keynote speaker, marched in Birmingham with Martin Luther King.
Colorado State University, for the second year in a row, will be involved in Denver Startup Week, one of the largest startup events in the country.
Colorado State University students will volunteer at a technology workshop for older adults taking place in the Fort Collins Senior Center on Sept. 17 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Gather your materials and register your group for Cans Around the Oval on Thursday, September 11 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.