Claire announces the kickoff of the Chancellor's Centennial History Series, to
be presented periodically through 2015, the start of the university's
Robert Gough, UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of history, will present the first
session of the series, "Harvey Schofield: From Tramp Athlete to College
President," at 4 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Menominee Room of Davies Center.
was the first president of what was then called the Eau Claire State Normal
School. He led the school from 1915-1940. The first campus building, originally
named Old Main, was renamed Schofield Hall in his honor following his death in
presentations in the Chancellor's Centennial History Series will focus on work
by Gough and Dr. James Oberly, professor of history, who are preparing a
refreshed history of the university for UW-Eau Claire's 2016 centennial. Upcoming
presentations will include:
20: Greg Kocken, head of
Special Collections, Archives and Records Management at McInytre Library, and
UW-Eau Claire German and public history student Jennifer Barth will co-present
"Picturing the Past: The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1916-2016."· Feb. 19: Dr. Robert Gough will discuss UW-Eau Claire and World War
26: Dr. Erin Devlin, assistant professor of history, and her students will present
on their oral history project with UW-Eau Claire alumni.
16: Dr. Jim Oberly, professor of history, will give a presentation on
UW-Eau Claire and the student rebellion of the 1960s.
Claire's history has been a fascinating one that has been intertwined with
important state and national developments," Gough said.
"Participation in this series is an excellent way for current faculty,
staff and students to begin to appreciate the story of the institution they are
part of and prepare for the celebration of its centennial in three years."
more information, contact Dr. Robert Gough at firstname.lastname@example.org.