August 24, 2011: Celebrate U!

August 24 was Celebrate U day, an annual event to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of the University community. Goldy Gopher was one of the many revelers on Northrop Mall. Goldy celebrates the arrival of President Kaler in the U’s solar car, Centaurus II. President Kaler and Goldy pose with members of the U’s Solar Vehicle Project team.Informational booths from departments around the University lined the sidewalks of the mall. President Kaler learns more about Homecoming 2011. President Kaler describes where he would have taken the solar car if he were allowed to drive it longer. Kaler learns about Urban 4-H Youth Development efforts. Kaler tries to coax in an uphill putt under the watchful eyes of two Gopher golfers. It all added up to one terrific celebration of the U. President Kaler