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Fort Collins, 80523, United States

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October 17, 2014

featureOctober 16 – 19

Alumni, families, community members, and visitors are invited to visit campus to celebrate the event’s centennial anniversary! Alumni Band Reunion, Oct. 17 & 18. Visit for more info.

In October 1914, University President Charles A. Lory declared a special alumni reunion–a football game pitting the present team against the alumni. CSU has celebrated Homecoming ever since.

In 2014, CSU will celebrate 100 years of Homecoming with Homecoming & Family Weekend on Oct. 16-19. This weekend is a tremendous way for current and former students to engage with the campus, show their Ram Pride, and participate in a long-standing tradition.

Follow the fun on social media with #100Years100Days and #CSUHomecoming

Read more about Homecoming & Family Weekend at the UCA

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09.14A Note from CSU Marching Band Director, Dr. Richard Frey:

We are excited to announce this year’s Alumni Band Homecoming Reunion schedule and invite you to join us on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18 for food, friends, fun, and RAM Pride!

This fall marks the 100th anniversary of the Homecoming football game, and we want to have at least 100 alumni band members join us on the filed for the game. In October 1914, University President Charles A. Lory declared a special alumni reunion–a football game pitting the present team against the alumni. CSU has celebrated Homecoming ever since.

We anticipate a large and energetic group this year to march with the band during pre-game and halftime for this year’s Homecoming face-off with Utah State!

Whether you’re a recent graduate or have been an alum for years, we want you to join us for this special weekend as we celebrate our traditions and connect with old friends. Homecoming activities start as early as Thursday night and include a special Alumni breakfast and open house at the University Center for the Arts.

I look forward to seeing and meeting many of you this fall as we share our memories, experiences, and show our RAM pride!

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As an Alumni Band member, you are eligible for:

  • FREE brunch and University Center for the Arts Open House
  • Access to the Alumni Band Hot Spot
  • Reserved seat to play with the band at the football game (tickets for you and your family/guests can be purchased online)
  • OR, access to purchase special Alumni Association football package (including ticket, tee-shirt, hot-dog, and a drink)
  • Entrance for you and your family to the Alumni Band tailgate party (tickets can be purchased online)

Follow the fun on Twitter with #100Years100Days

2014 Alumni Marching Band Reunion Schedule:

Friday, October 17

Homecoming & Family Weekend Check-In
8 – 10 a.m.
Alumni Center
CSU Homecoming & Family Weekend Parade
4:30 p.m.
Parade Route, Downtown Fort Collins
Friday Night Lights: Pep Rally, Bonfire, Fireworks & Light of the A
6 p.m.
West Lawn
Alumni Band Hot Spot 
8 p.m.
The Mayor of Old Town, 632 S. Mason St.
Saturday, October 18
Homecoming & Family Weekend Check-In
8 – 10 a.m.
Alumni Center
Open House Tours
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
University Center for the Arts
Alumni Band Brunch & Rehearsal*
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Instrumental Rehearsal Hall, UCA
Rehearsal with CSU Marching Band*
1 p.m.
Hughes Stadium
Homecoming & Family Weekend Tailgate
2 – 4:30 p.m.
RAM Town, Hughes Stadium – Alumni Association Tent
Pre-Game Show
4:30 p.m.
RAM Town, Hughes Stadium
Homecoming Football Game: CSU vs. Utah State
5 p.m. Kickoff
Sony Lubick Field, Hughes Stadium

*Required for playing on the field with the band

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AnthropologyConnections“Pornography is in the Eye of the Beholder: Sex, Science and the Media in the study of Ice-Age Figurines

Friday, October 17th, 2014 

Time: 6 – 7PM

Location: Behavioral Sciences Building, Rm. 107

The CSU Anthropology Department is proud to present Dr. April Nowell (University of Victoria), who will be giving a talk on Venus figurines.

When the discovery of the Aurignacian Hohle Fels figurine from Germany was announced publicly in June 2009, it was described in popular media and academic journals as “pornographic,” a “35,000 year old sex object”, and as a “prehistoric pin-up.” But what does “pornographic” mean in an Ice Age context?  This talk examines the role of presentism in the analysis and interpretation of human figures in the visual cultures of the European Upper Paleolithic.

It is suggested that interpreting the figurines in a purely sexual context obstructs their objective, scientific study and has unintended social consequences. Following from this, Dr. Nowell will consider why the Venus hypothesis persists in the popular media and scholarly research despite decades of reflexive critiques.  Finally, building on these critiques, Dr. Nowell will argue for the importance of contextualization in the study of Upper Paleolithic figurines and discuss new approaches to their analysis.

Date: October 17, 2014 6:00 pm