UAlbany Celebrates Fountain Day

Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4989

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 9, 2003) - Fountain Day, the University at Albany’s annual rite of spring when the main fountain on the campus podium is turned on for the season, will be held Thursday, April 10, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the uptown campus. The festivities are free and open to the public.

Thousands of students, faculty and staff typically attend this UAlbany student-sponsored event, which began in 1978 as Human Awareness Program Day. President Karen R. Hitchcock will be on hand to preside over the ceremony by tossing out the “First Frisbee” of the season. In addition, there will be free caricature drawings, a digital phone booth, a double-Dutch jump rope competition and more.

A special highlight of the day will be the official unveiling of the University’s new logo at noon, followed by the fountain countdown at 12:15 p.m.

The event is sponsored by UAlbany’s Division of Student Affairs, Office of Student Activities, Residential Life, University Auxiliary Services, the Classes of 2004, 2005 and 2006 and the Student Association.

Established in 1844 and designated a center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,000 diverse students in eight degree-granting schools and colleges.

For more information about this nationally ranked University, visit http://www.albany.edu.

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