Peru State Buries Sesquicentennial Time Capsule

PERU  – Peru State College buried its sesquicentennial time capsule on Nov. 2 with a public ceremony.

Students, alumni, faculty and friends gathered following spring commencement to place items in the capsule, which is to be opened in 2067.

It was buried under the new Sesquicentennial Plaza outside the remodeled theater.

Following placement of the items this spring, Dr. Sara Crook (left) and Samantha Jackson (right) watch as President Hanson places the lid on the time capsule.

Items placed included:

  • The Peru State College sesquicentennial book by Dan Sullivan of the Omaha World Herald
    Copy of the proclamation by Governor Pete Ricketts marking Peru State College’s sesquicentennial
    2 issues of the Peru Stater publication
    150 lapel pin
    Bobcat lapel pin
    Sesquicentennial All-College Reunion program
    A print of the Nemaha County painting from Todd Williams’ “Painting the Legacy” collection
    2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony newspaper
    National Tournament men’s basketball t-shirt
    Athletic posters
    Fall, winter and spring schedule cards
    Copy of the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan
    Inauguration Medallion for the President of Peru State College, Dr. Dan Hanson
    2017-2018 College Catalog
    Graduates’ reflection cards
    Commencement programs from 2017 and 2018
    Bobcat flag flown during the sesquicentennial year
    A print of the all-campus photo taken on October 24, 2017 to mark the 150th anniversary of the first day of classes
    Compiled book of 2017-2018 press releases
    Plans for renovations to Delzell Hall and the College Theatre and event center
    New student admissions folder
    2017-2018 recognition luncheon program
    Paper Presentations by Dr. Davis
    History Day Program 2018
    CD with a clip from the upcoming oral history documentary about Peru State College
    2017-2018 Programs for Music, Theater and Art
    Program from the Southwestern Association of Parasitologists (where Peru State College’s Deb Clopton, Dr. Mike Barger and Dr. Rich Clopton have served as recent leaders).
    Black Student Union T-Shirt from tenth anniversary conference
    Peru State Times editions from 2017-2018 academic year
    Sheet music for Sons and Daughters of Peru, the sesquicentennial composition by Matt Hill
    School of Professional Studies ink pens
    School of Education collage picture, pen and magnet
    Pamphlet for the Master of Science in Organizational Management
    Pamphlet for the Master of Science in Education
    Peru State car decal
    2017 Freshman medallion, Class of 2021, from convocation
    Survey results from students
    First Lady Elaine Hanson’s chocolate chip cookie recipe

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