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Feb. 28 - March 7, 2014

1864 Week

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Celebrate 1864 Week: Connect with DU notables, step back in time and enjoy refreshments!

(Feb. 25, 2014) During 1864 Week, there's something for everyone to enjoy—see the full lineup of events here. And since this is a University after all, take some time to learn a little something about our history.

Remembering a great educator

Monday, March 3, 4 p.m. - William T. Driscoll Center
Welcome: Provost Gregg Kvistad
Presenters: Dr. Dennis Barrett, Associate Professor Emeritus
Dr. Roscoe Hill, Associate Professor Emeritus
Dr. Cynthia Cherry, Former Director of Driscoll University Center
Special Guest: Helen Driscoll

Join in this remembrance of the man behind the name of DU's student center at this event. And come prepared by knowing where the Driscoll Center fits in the University's history by visiting the Tradition and Legacy exhibit at the Anderson Academic Commons. Hint: Check out the "An Evolving Campus" station.

Pro Scientia et Religione?: An exploration of the religious half of DU's motto

Tuesday, March 4, 4 p.m. - Evans Memorial Chapel
Welcome: Parker Calbert
Presenter: Gary Brower, University Chaplain

Is the Iliff School older or younger than DU? Find out by visiting the sesquicentennial website and see the timeline for 1864-1899.

Looking forward, looking back

Wednesday, March 5, 10:30 a.m. - Renaissance Room, Mary Reed Building
Welcome: Chancellor Robert Coombe and Trustee Margot Gilbert Frank
Presenter: Dan Jacobs, curator of the University Art Collection

This event focuses on Mary Reed and the importance of art to the University of Denver. You can learn more about the Mary Reed building at the Tradition and Legacy exhibit at the Anderson Academic Commons. See the "An Evolving Campus" station.

And learn more about Mary Reed and the founding director of DU's Art Department Vance Kirkland on the website, in the timeline for 1921-1952.

150 years on the frontier

Thursday, March 6, noon - Anderson Academic Commons
Welcome: Carrie Forbes, Associate Dean for Student and Scholar Services
University Library
Presenter: Steve Fisher, University Historian

Steve Fisher was instrumental in creating the Tradition and Legacy exhibit. Come to this event at the Anderson Academic Commons, and spend time before or after to go through the exhibit.

Musical birthday celebration

Thursday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. – Gates Concert Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Remarks: Stephen Seifert, Executive Director, Newman Center

Performing arts and the University of Denver share a long history. Do you know what DU and the current Denver Center for the Performing Arts share? Find out on the sesquicentennial website timeline.

Newman Center Presents, Staff Advisory Council and Faculty Senate are pleased to offer complimentary tickets to this event for DU faculty and staff! More information and registration.

Birthday Celebration, DU Hockey vs. Miami (Ohio)

Friday, March 7, 7:37 p.m. - Ritchie Center
Remarks: Jeff Howard, Senior Associate Athletic Director, External Relations

Think you know DU's athletics history? Make sure you test your knowledge at the Tradition and Legacy exhibit Athletics and Recreation station. And find out which is the oldest sport played on campus on the website timeline for 1900-1920, and who was the first national champion in DU history (see the timeline for 1921-1952).

Purchase tickets using promo code DUFACSTAFF to receive $12 tickets (regular price $29)!