January 19, 2011
Emory turns 175 this year and a year-long anniversary is planned to celebrate.
"Since the sesquicentennial a mere 25 years ago, so much has happened at Emory, in Atlanta, and throughout our state and nation, that it's worth pausing at this milestone to see where we are," says Vice President and Deputy to the President Gary Hauk.
The "quartoseptcentennial" commemorates Emory's earliest beginnings in 1836 to its partnership of heart and mind with Georgia.
Emory's 175th anniversary observances will include:
• A Founders Week kick-off (See article "A special Founders Week").
• An anniversary website at www.emory.edu/175, with robust features such as a daily almanac of memorable or quirky happenings on each day in Emory history.
• The selection of 175 History-makers, a cadre of luminaries who have shaped Emory's life and legacy over the decades, featured on www.emory.edu/175 with plans for a related rotating campus exhibition.
• A historical tinge to annual events like Dooley's Week and Commencement.
• Art and film projects.
• An exclusive Emory Report "History Minute" video series on www.emory.edu/emoryreport.
• Anniversary banners on buses, poles and buildings on campus and around the city.
• Special commemorative merchandise in the Emory Bookstore.
• A dedicated Twitter feed at twitter.com/emory175.
The year will culminate in a special 175th Anniversary Convocation on Dec. 7, celebrating 175 Emory Historymakers as well as the impact of Emory on the city, state and nation.
Learn more at www.emory.edu/175.
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