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Posted on April 20, 2011

Concert on the Quad
4:30-6:30 p.m. April 25
Students who attend will receive a free ‘Leave Your Mark’ T-shirt
Leave Your Mark painting project
April 25-May 2
Painted hydrants will be photographed the week of May 2


The concert on the Quad has been moved to the Natali Student Center from 4:30-6:30 p.m., due to anticipated rain this evening. Entertainment will be stationed throughout the building as follows:

  • Music will be performed at the Airport Lounge.
  • Food will be located in room 206/207.
  • Novelty items can be found across from Taylor and Burns.
  • Fire Hydrant painting sign-up will be located across from Taylor and Burns, opposite of the novelties station.
  • Student Government Association and the Screen Printing Club will be selling shirts at tables along back wall of the food court.

Before they graduate, members of the Class of 2011 want to leave their mark on Cal U.

So 26 seniors each will paint a campus fire hydrant with a distinctive design, using school colors of red and black.

The Leave Your Mark project is being organized by Cal U’s “senior envoys,” members of the Class of 2011 who also serve on the Senior Gift Drive fundraising committee.

The idea behind Leave Your Mark is “to create a tangible and sustainable tradition” for members of the graduating class, said Ryan Jerico, coordinator of student and young alumni programs in the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund.

“The Senior Gift Drive supports scholarships. It’s a way for graduating seniors to ‘pay it forward’ and help other students get a Cal U education,” he said. “The Leave Your Mark project is all about fun. It’s a way for seniors to literally change the look of the campus in one small way before they graduate.”

The project opens with a Concert on the Quad from 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 25. The Cal U Jazz Ensemble, Vulcanize, Acappella Stella and Cal Singers will perform.

All students who attend will receive a Leave Your Mark branded T-shirt.

Grounds crews have given the campus fire hydrants a fresh coat of white paint, creating a blank slate for student artists.

The first 26 seniors who present an acceptable design will be assigned one hydrant each on a first come, first served basis. They have until May 2 to complete their designs.

Greg Harrison, chair of the Department of Art and Design, will lead a team of Art Department faculty who will judge the finished hydrants. All hydrants will be photographed the week of May 2, and the three winning artists will be acknowledged in the record of the project that will be kept in the Kara Alumni House.

The three winning artists also will receive a Cal U for Life prize package.

The concert is sponsored by the Student Activities Board, AVI Foodsystems, the President’s Office and Cal U for Life, a campus-wide initiative that aims to forge lifelong bonds between students and the University.