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MEDIA ADVISORY AND PHOTO OP: Aims Community College to Host 2nd Annual GroundVARK Day at Allied Health & Sciences Building in Greeley on February 2

Aims Community College will host the 2nd annual GroundVARK Day on Friday, February 2 at 11:30 a.m. outside of Allied Health & Sciences building on the Greeley campus, located at 5401 W. 20th Street.

Groundvark Day Infographic

Join the fun while witnessing an amusing ceremony playing off of the traditions of Groundhog Day.

The public, media, students and employees are invited to attend as members of Arty’s Fan Club to find out if the Aims’ mascot, Arty the Aardvark, will see its shadow and what prognostication that may unveil. Arty’s Fan Club members will be able to take photos with Aims’ mascot and will receive an autographed photo of the infamous Aardvark while enjoying complimentary hot chocolate as you warm up with Arty! In case of inclement weather, this ceremony will take place in the lobby of Allied Health & Sciences.

Aims President and CEO, Dr. Leah L Bornstein shares, “GroundVark Day celebrates the campus spirit, energy and unity shared throughout Aims Community College. This celebration focuses on the undeniable pride that we share, conveyed with light hearted pomp and circumstance. We rally center attention on our Arty the Aardvark who represents Aims as an ambassador of college pride & a campus wide spirit.” 

WHAT: GroundVARK Day (fun on GroundHog Day)

WHEN: Friday, February 2, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Outside of Allied Health and Sciences, Aims Greeley Campus, 5401 W. 20th Street

In case of inclement weather, this will take place in the lobby of Allied Health and Sciences.

VISUALS: Arty the Aardvark will deliver the news whispering in Groundvarkese (only the President of Arty, the Aardvark's, Inner Circle can translate) if spring is near or if there will be six more weeks of winter. After a brief ceremony, Arty will be available to pose for photos with the public.

MEDIA RSVP: Please email

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