Time Capsule Placed in Wall at Klump Academic Center

Published 11.24.2004


Time Capsule Committee members (from left) Dr. Mark D. Noe, professor of English%3B Jim W. Green, financial aid specialist%3B Nancy C. Bowers, associate professor of mathematics%3B James J. Folmar II, technical support analyst%3B Mindy L. Carr, clinical director of the Paramedic Program%3B and student Joshua M. Appleman of Hanover, admire the plaque that commemorates the time capsule.A time capsule containing items that reflect Pennsylvania College of Technology, the local community and the world in which we live was placed in a wall at the newly renovated Klump Academic Center on Tuesday.

The capsule which contains items such as aerial photos of the College, a Penn College Police flier on the dangers of jaywalking, and the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce's 2004 Membership Directory was sealed into a wall at the ACC in preparation for open house at the facility on Friday, Jan. 7, which will immediately follow an all-College meeting at 8:30 a.m. that day.

Other contents of the capsule will be revealed at a Dec. 7 dedication that will commemorate the 90th anniversary of the construction of the Academic Center, the 15th anniversary of the College's affiliation with The Pennsylvania State University and the recent renovation project at the historic facility.

The time capsule, which will be opened in 2054, will be registered with the International Time Capsule Society. A plaque commemorating the time capsule features the inscription "Time will explain it all" from Euripides, a Greek tragic dramatist from the fifth century B.C.

The capsule initiative was conceived by Veronica M. Muzic, vice president for academic affairs/provost. A Time Capsule Committee consisting of faculty, staff and student appointees who are representative of life at Penn College in Fall 2004 then canvassed the campus community and selected the materials to be included in the capsule.