CSU–Pueblo and Fort Collins Campuses Host ‘Festival on the Hill’ 2 Celebration

Entertainment and cuisine celebrating the diverse cultures of Pueblo will be highlighted as part of the Festival on the Hill 2 community event, scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 on the west side of the Colorado State University - Pueblo campus.

Alumni of both the Pueblo and Fort Collins campuses will be in attendance in addition to local community leaders, Colorado State University System Chancellor Larry Edward Penley, CSU-Pueblo President Joseph Garcia, and CSU System Board of Governors members. The event falls one day before the Board of Governors meet in Pueblo and the official opening of the Colorado State Fair on Friday, Aug. 24.

Alumni of both schools and the general public are invited at a cost of $5 per person for a hors d’oeuvres buffet featuring a variety of Pueblo’s ethnic cuisine and soft drinks. Children under 12 will be admitted at no charge. The proceeds will benefit the CSU-Pueblo Teacher Education Association’s 6th annual School Supply Drive, which provides back-to-school supplies to needy area students. A cash bar also will be available. Attendees will take home a complimentary gift that appropriately represents Pueblo. Entertainers for the evening will include Irish Dancers, Die Edelweiss Musik, Duo Soledad classical guitarists, the University’s new mariachi group, as well as clowns and face painters.

In the last few years, the schools have partnered to offer new programs like the undergraduate program in nutrition and a graduate program in English and have worked together administratively in various areas from athletics and career fairs to marketing.
For more information and to make a reservation, call 719-549-2810 or 1-800-286-ALUM by Aug. 21.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.