Celebrate CSUB!, a university-wide open house, returns for a day of free fun and educational activities on Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the main campus of California State University, Bakersfield.
Now it its fourth year, Celebrate CSUB! is one of many events scheduled this year to connect and engage with the community, promote campus life and celebrate the university's 40th anniversary.
The family-friendly festivities will kick off with a 5K Fun Run/Walk at 8 a.m. followed by a full-day of great food, fun and exciting activities including the Associated Students, Student Union, and Student Activities' annual spring carnival, freshman/parent orientation, fun and games like "are you smarter than a CSUB honors student," tours of the new state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center, live music from Thee Majestics, Dose of Adolescence, and Entice, Bike Bakersfield's bicycle repair station, weird chemistry experiments, robots on patrol, a people-powered Roadrunner vehicle, alumni events, community painting project, a women's softball doubleheader, and much more.
The morning's activities culminate with several special activities to mark CSUB's 40th anniversary. At 11 a.m., guests can take their place in history and join in the formation of a human 40th anniversary logo for an aerial photo. Immediately following, alumni will lead a march up the Red Brick Road to the traffic circle where CSUB President Horace Mitchell will dedicate the university's new flag poles and recently-designed CSUB flag, followed by a cake-cutting ceremony.
"Sometimes people take for granted the university in their own back yard. Whether you are alumni and have not been on campus for some time or a local resident who has not yet ventured to campus, a current or future student, Celebrate CSUB! is a great opportunity to discover or rediscover your university," said Evelyn Young, Celebrate CSUB! chairwoman. "This year will be our best yet."
Event sponsors include KGET, Pepsi Bottling Company, Target, and Terrio Therapy-Fitness.
Admission and parking for Celebrate CSUB! are free. For a complete schedule of events, log on to www.csub.edu/celebrate or call 654-2175.
For more information:(661)654-2175
Media ContactColleen Dillaway, Director of Public Affairs & Communications