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WCU 150th Exhibition Lecture and Tour Series

Join us for the WCU 150th Exhibition Lecture And Tour
Join us each month for a live synchronous virtual tour and lecture of the WCU 150: History and Heritage exhibition. Lasting approximately one hour, Director Michael A. Di Giovine will be accompanied by student co-curators to present an overview tour of the exhibition room via Zoom. Guest speakers will join us each month to provide short lectures and Q&A on a specific topic.


11/17/2021 @ 7PM | Making of the Exhibit and Special Collections | Watch the recording now!
University Libraries Special Collections holds many unique treasures, including hundreds of rare and culturally significant items. It also maintains a rich and ever-growing collection of items documenting the university's 150-year history. Many of these are in our special sesquicentennial exhibition, WCU 150: History and Heritage. Take a tour of the exhibition with museum director Michael A. Di Giovine and student co-curators, where we will examine some of the most significant artifacts from our long history. Then join Special Collections librarian, Ron McColl, on an exclusive behind-the-scenes look "inside the vault", where he will show some of the rarest and most valuable pieces in the collection and discuss his process of caring for these important artifacts.

11/30/2021 @ 8PM | A Look at WCU’s Historic Music Program | REGISTER »
Since our founding, music has played an integral part in academics and student life. This year, the Wells School of Music will be celebrating its 100th Holiday concert! Join Museum Director Michael Di Giovine for an examination of some of the rich artifacts from our musical history, before moving to Asplundh Hall, where Dean Christopher Hanning and Holiday Program Director Dr. Ryan Kelly will provide an engaging look back at a century of holiday music. Enjoy stories from alumni and examine our famed 1926 Skinner Organ. Did you know that one of the first people to play the Skinner Organ in Asplundh Hall was famed composer and West Chester resident Samuel Barber? We’ll close with an exclusive, up-close look at the Skinner organ as we take a trip down memory lane. This not-to-be-missed event is a perfect way to welcome in the holiday season!

12/14/2021 @ 7PM | A Conversation with Director of Athletics Terry Beattie | REGISTER »
Dating back to 1899 when baseball was introduced as the first known sport at West Chester, the athletics department has a long and storied history at our beloved institution. Since 1899, West Chester has captured 18 team National Championships, and 159 PSAC Championships. But wins and losses is not the only way WCU athletics measures success. Join Director of Athletics, Terry Beattie, for an exclusive tour and conversation with anthropologist and Museum Director Michael Di Giovine to learn more about the past, present and future of WCU Athletics and how success in the classroom and in the community fuels success in competition.

1/12/2022 @ 7PM | The History of Architectural Styles at WCU | REGISTER »
West Chester University’s campus began with one building, but has evolved into a complex of structures in a variety of architectural styles that reflect the changing needs and tastes of our community. The growth of the physical campus mirrors our evolution from Normal School to University, the expansion of our curriculum, and the increasing variety of student activities. Explore our collection of architectural artifacts with Museum Director Michael A. Di Giovine, followed by an engaging “stroll” through 150 years of our ever-changing campus with Anne Krulikowski, Associate Professor of History and author of the sesquicentennial history, We Serve:  West Chester University, 1871-2021.

1/18/2022 @ 7PM | Race, Diversity, and Inclusion with Larry Dowdy
2/2/2022 @ 7PM | Health Sciences

3/3/2022 @ 7PM | History of Charter Day
3/22/2022 @ 7PM | Student Life at WCU
4/5/2022 @ 7PM | Military History
4/19/2022 @ 7PM | Sustainability at WCU

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