The Oval will today play host to Tony Frankâ€™s first Fall Address as CSU President.
After introductory tunes from the CSU Marching Band, which start at 11:15 a.m., Frank will share with students the state of the university and his vision for the
The first Fall Address was given in Sept. 1997 as a thank you to the university community following the flood earlier that year, said Brad Bohlander, a spokesman for the university.
Bohlander said he was unsure of the main points Frank plans to touch on during his address, which is slated to start at 11:30 a.m. and last about 30 minutes.
â€œThe Fall Address is always planned around the lunch hour to accommodate the maximum number of people,â€ Bohlander said, adding that students who donâ€™t catch the speech can check out video clips online.
â€œWe understand that class comes first,â€ he said.
Doug Hutchinson, mayor of Fort Collins, will also speak on the Oval as a tribute to the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Fleur de Cana, a Colorado salsa band, will perform following Hutchinsonâ€™s speech.
The event will end with an all-university picnic aimed to rally support for the university. Students are encouraged to wear their green and gold to the event. Food will be provided to all attendees so dining halls other than Braiden and Corbett will be closed for lunch.
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- What: Presidentâ€™s Fall Address and University Picnic
- When: 11:15 a.m.
- Where: CSUâ€™s Oval