WMU News

Artifacts sought for centennial

Sept. 13, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Members of the Western Michigan University community are asked to help locate artifacts in preparation for WMU's 2003 centennial celebration.

Ed and Ruth Heinig, co-chairpersons of the Centennial Celebration Committee, have asked that "pieces of furniture, artwork, trophies, uniforms" and other items connected to the history of the institution be made available to their group. The artifacts will be considered for use in public displays that will be located around the campus in conjunction with the celebration.

"As we approach our centennial celebration, it is important that we bring the history of this wonderful institution to life in many different ways," says Ruth Heinig. "To that end, we are asking that anyone who is in possession of significant University artifacts or memorabilia to please inform our committee."

Anyone who knows the location of such items is asked to contact the Heinigs at 616 387-8449 or <heinig@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Jessica English, 616 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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