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October 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
University Day is an occasion to remember the University’s past and celebrate its future. The date, October 12, marks the laying of the cornerstone of Old East, the institution’s first building and the oldest state university building in the nation. The Carolina community first celebrated University Day in 1877, after Governor Zebulon B. Vance, as chair of the Board of Trustees, ordered that the day “be observed with appropriate ceremonies under the direction of the faculty.”
This year ECL’s own Prof. Bland Simpson will be awarded the Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award, which recognizes distinguished service to the state, the nation, and the University by a faculty member.