FALL FEST OFFERS GLIMPSE OF UNIVERSITY LIFE AT CU-COLORADO SPRINGS

Tom Hutton, 262-3439

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO — Feel like traveling around the world in 60 minutes? Learning about the changing role of the President? Or watching a normally staid group of professors lay down a few chords of classic rock n’ roll?

Fall Fest at CU-Colorado Springs will offer these activities and much more beginning at 9 a.m. Sept. 28 and continuing throughout the day on campus.

A voluntary registration will be located in the University Center in the middle of campus. From there, participants – current students, alumni, and community members curious about the university – can get directions to events taking place throughout campus.

Events include a breakfast with Chancellor Pam Shockley, special programs for families and friends of students, and a lecture series sponsored by the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. In conjunction with the Pikes Peak Library’s All Pikes Peak Read program, a special panel discussion of “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be offered.

But not all of the activities are academic. Kids can climb a Velcro wall, make sand candles, take home a caricature or get a tattoo airbrushed, that is while parents and older children explore what the university has to offer. The Athletic Department will sponsor a softball game and picnic while a dinner, dance and live entertainment wrap up the day’s events.

The free event is a chance for community members, alumni, parents, and students to discover why CU-Colorado Springs is one of the fastest-growing universities in the nation.

A complete list of events can be found at http://web.uccs.edu/fallfest. For more information, contact Ann Cesare, director, alumni relations, 262-3046.

CU-Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in northeast Colorado Springs, is the fastest growing university in Colorado and one of the fastest growing universities in the nation. The university offers 25 bachelor’s degrees, 17 master’s and two doctoral degrees. The campus enrolls more than 7,400 students annually.