Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Department Celebrates 25 Years at UE

This post is the first of seven sharing the fantastic events commemorating the Department of Archaeology and Art History’s 25th Anniversary.  Be sure to stay tuned for all of them.

It was a dark and stormy night on February 20th, 2015 when the Department of Archaeology and Art History held their celebration at May House to recognize their 25th Anniversary.  Despite the sleet and ice, the fundraiser at the president’s residence was well-attended and the crowd inside was warm and excited to be there.  Attendees learned about the Jezreel Expedition at the information table with current students Kelli D. and Morgan D. standing by to answer questions and share their experiences.   

Nearby they also had the chance to outfit the expedition with new tools at the Adopt-A-Tool station. 

In an adjoining room celebrants eagerly participated in the Silent Auction, “winning” such items as a Reitz Home behind-the-scenes tour, Dead Sea bath products, and Mesker Park Zoo passes. 
Enjoying his time in the spotlight was Dr. Alan Kaiser who spent the entire evening signing copies of his book Archaeology, Sexism, and Scandal:  The Long-Suppressed Story of One Woman’s Discoveries and the Man Who Stole Credit for Them for admiring fans of his work which included current students, alumni, students’ parents and UE colleagues. 

Dr. Alan Kaiser signing his book for current student Stephanie M.

Wine Pull Station with Development Officer Leigh Perry
Everyone got a chance to sample delicious Jezreel Valley Winery red and white wines and then had a chance to win them at the Wine Pull station. 
The evening was a great success and the department would like to thank all of our generous donors and volunteers who contributed to the event.

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