Paul Cudmore was among the many football fans on campus who knew that Broncomania swept Denver in 1978 when the team went to its first Super Bowl. Even though the Jan. 15 game was played in New Orleans (and the Dallas Cowboys won, 27-10), it seems a good portion of the metro population stayed home that weekend to watch it rather than attend the National Western Stock Show.
Although Paul has worked in the College of Ag Business Center for 10 years and is responsible for HR accounting connected with the Stock Show, he didn’t have any inside knowledge for the answer. The CSU business alum had just moved to Denver with his family back in the day, and said he remembers hearing about how the Super Bowl was having an impact on the city that January. Paul’s department, like everyone else in the nearly 80-year-old Shepardson Building, is looking forward to the renovation that is scheduled to begin over the summer. They will be working out of the University Services Center on Howes Street for the duration.
For having his answer chosen at random from all the correct answers submitted, Paul received a CAM the Ram bobblehead autographed by State Climatologist Russ Schumacher, the winningest Ram ever to appear on Jeopardy!, and a gift certificate for one free combo at Smashburger.
The remodeling of Shepardson got us thinking about other longtime building on campus for this month’s question:
Q. The building at the corner of Shields and Laurel streets that is now known as Diversity House was at one time the home of which CSU President and his family?
Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 18 with February Trivia in the subject line.