"What's In A Name?" history exhibit and grand opening event

Thursday, November 14, 2013
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
McIntyre Library
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Erin Krutko Devlin
(715) 836-4379

      The UW-Eau Claire history department will present "What's In A Name?" — an exhibit curated by history students to celebrate the university's nearly 100-year history.
      The exhibit will encompass the evolution of the university from the Eau Claire State Normal School in 1916, through the name change to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1971, to the present.
      Students from this fall's History 380, "Museums in the United States," class will lead a grand opening event to celebrate the university's centennial in 2016. The event will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Grand Corridor of McIntyre Library, near the glass display cases. During the grand opening, history students will be available to answer questions, and refreshments will be served.
      The exhibit, which is open to the public and available for viewing until late December 2013, will focus on how student experience shaped the university as it is today. 
      A Twitter contest also will be held in conjunction with the exhibit. Questions pertaining to objects on display will be posted on the History 380 Twitter page, https://twitter.com/Hist380UWEC. Those who answer questions correctly will be eligible to win prizes donated by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. Winners will be contacted by email.
      For more information, contact Dr. Erin Devlin, assistant professor of history, at 715-836-4379 or devlinek@uwec.edu.

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