From: Administrative E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Fri Dec 16 2011 - 00:05:31 MST
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 00:05:31 -0700 (MST) From: Administrative E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: 2012 CU Football schedule and campus scheduling
TO: Boulder Campus Teaching & Research Faculty, Staff,
Deans, Directors, Dept Chairs, System Administration
FROM: Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano
SENDER: Office of the Chancellor
DATE: December 15, 2011
SUBJECT: 2012 CU Football schedule and campus scheduling
As early as tomorrow, the Pac-12 Conference will unveil the 2012 football
schedule to a national audience. Before the full announcement is made I want to
be the first to let you know that we have been selected to host an evening game
on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.
As I have shared before, I appreciate these opportunities to showcase our
campus. Weeknight football games are an excellent national platform to
highlight our university's accomplishments on and off the field, and the
scenes we can share of Boulder and its environs underline the reason we all
choose to call this area home.
That being said, I recognize a Thursday night game presents logistical
challenges for our campus community. One advantage garnered from our west coast
conference membership is a later kickoff time of 7 p.m., giving our campus more
time to transition from daytime academic pursuits to the evening's sporting event.
I am fully aware that the academic life of our campus continues past 5 p.m.,
and that there are traffic, parking and scheduling impacts that start well
before kickoff. I have charged the committee that led the planning efforts for
this year's evening game against USC to bring its experience and logistical
know-how to the planning for next fall's contest. This group will share
logistical updates with the campus community as game day approaches. I am
reassured that we have abundant advance notice, and will balance the needs of
our entire university community.
I am pleased we once again have an opportunity to highlight our beautiful
campus and its many achievements. Weeknight games provide a spotlight on
CU-Boulder for a national audience, and create a sense of excitement and
community across the campus. Pac-12 scheduling requirements will make these
games a more regular occurrence on the campus. Fortunately, we have a strong
record of minimizing their impact, given our participation in weeknight games
this past season and against West Virginia in 2008. With this in mind, please
accept my personal thanks for your flexibility and cooperation.
With warm regards,
Philip P. DiStefano, chancellor
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