Fifty and Forward: UWGB’s Time Capsule for 2065

In celebration of UW-Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary, a cornerstone, which was ceremonially placed in conjunction with 1968 construction of the first campus buildings, was opened in summer of 2015. Contents were intended to document the beginnings of the University in 1965 and its community partnerships. Items ranged from early campus plans regarding layout and curriculum as well as a directory of local government offices; area newspapers; and an original souvenir plate commemorating Super Bowl I and the win of the Green Bay Packers in 1967.

Looking forward to UW-Green Bay’s 100th anniversary, the University is creating a new time capsule to be opened in 2065 telling the story of UWGB today. The campus community is invited to help choose the contents for this capsule which is planned to be about the size of a  small file cabinet (2′ x 2′ x 4′). Planners are seeking input and suggestions of specific objects to be included. To make suggestions, complete the Fifty and  Forward:  UWGB Time Capsule 2065 survey by Sunday, March 13, 2016. From the submissions, a committee of students, faculty and staff will choose the objects to be placed in the time capsule.

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Throwback Thursday: Ethnic Heritage Center

We are always pleased to receive new donations for the University Archives. Justin Mallet, director of the UWGB American Intercultural Center, recently gave us boxes of photo albums and documents.

The items tell the story of the Ethnic Heritage Center which was established in 1971-1972 “to promote an awareness of, sensitivity to, and acceptance of the cultural differences represented by the diverse people of the region.” The Ethnic Heritage Center transitioned to the American Intercultural Center in the fall of 1981.

This content was originally posted by the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center to their facebook page on Thursday, February 26, 2015. View the original Facebook post.