From the Crypt-Meisters...
The UMass 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
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.
Visit the Time
Capsule 2000 Web site to make your suggestion today. Or send by regular
mail to Becky Dean, Chancellor's Office, Whitmore, UMass, Amherst 01003.
We look forward to your response.
Susan Whitbourne and Ron Story,