MILLENNIUM COMMITTEE invites members of the university community
to submit suggestions for a Year 2000 UMass Time Capsule, to be dedicated
in a campus celebration on May 1 and installed in the crypt of Old Chapel
later this year.
We are looking for small objects and brief reminiscences commemorative
of the campus in the year 2000 and how it got that way. The materials
should be of potential historical interest, and ideally will provide
a lively cross-section of the physical, social, and cultural aspects
of our campus.
We are especially interested in showcasing
the achievements of our students, faculty, alumni, and staff. Please
think of ways that your submission would highlight the accomplishments
of these groups. For example, student organizations may want to select
an item representative of one of their "best" efforts in recent years;
individual students may want to record thoughts on being at UMass at
the turn of the millennium. Faculty may wish to submit title pages of
journal articles or books that would have relevance to the university
a century from now. Alumni may wish to submit descriptions of key memories,
or of accomplishments in areas of professional or personal expertise.
Staff could provide descriptions of a contribution they have made to
the quality of campus life.
Individuals who have suggestions for objects
should be prepared to provide the actual item - which obviously will
not be returned in the near future! Photos, articles, letters, and other
small memorabilia are preferred.
Please send your suggestion via
email today or by regular mail to Becky Dean, Chancellor's Office,
Whitmore, UMass, Amherst 01003. We look forward to your response.