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UAlbany Celebrates Fountain Day

Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 19, 2004) - 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 on Thursday, April 22, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the uptown campus. The countdown to turning on the fountain will begin at 12:15 p.m. The festivities are free and open to the public.

Fountain Day 2003Thousands of students, faculty and staff typically attend this UAlbany student-sponsored event, which began in 1978 as Human Awareness Program day. Interim President John R. Ryan will be on hand to throw out the "First Frisbee" of the season. In addition, there will be free caricature drawings, a digital photo booth, a banner contest and more.

The event is sponsored by UAlbany's Division of Student Affairs, Office of Student Activities, Residential Life, and the classes of 2004, 2005 and 2006.

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