Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Founders' Day (February 5)

The Wisconsin Alumni Association and University Housing wish UW-Madison a Happy 161st Birthday with free cake for students. UW-Madison held its first day of class on February 5, 1849 and celebrated its first Founders’ Day events in 1924.

On Friday, February 5, UW-Madison students can celebrate with a free slice of birthday cake in the dining halls at Liz Waters and Gordon Commons beginning at noon and continuing while supplies last.

Faculty, staff and students can also join UW alumni for more cake and a presentation from Calvin DeWitt, Nelson Institute, at 2:00 PM, Tripp Commons, Memorial Union. Dr. DeWitt will speak about the university’s history in context with its environs, “Continual and Fearless Sifting and Winnowing: Prerequisites for Sustainability.”

See the full news release.

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