By Margaret Jackson / NewsBreak Denver
(Denver, Colo.) The 9-foot-tall kitten statue in the lobby of the Vida building on the CSU Spur campus needs a name – and the public is being asked to weigh in.
CSU Spur’s unofficial mascot is an educational tool that will purr or meow if you walk up to its face. But if you approach it from behind, it will hiss or growl to communicate that isn’t the best way to greet an animal.
The kitten name nominations are:
- Esperanza (Hope), which personifies the Globeville/Elyria-Swansea community where immigrants originally moved because they were hopeful about the economic opportunities in the neighborhoods.
- Howdy, an informal greeting associated with Western states, is a message or salutation containing an inquiry as to the health of a person.
- Lady, after the first horse who was part of the Temple Grandin Equine Center.
- Neighpurr, to signify the connections CSU Spur is making in the neighborhood
- Queenie, after the cat that started the Dumb Friends League
- Shakespurr, a play on the CSU Spur name
The deadline for voting is Aug. 26. You can vote online or in person at CSU Spur, 4817 National Western Drive in Denver.
CSU Spur is a free educational year-round learning destination focused on food, water and health.