Cleveland State to Open Time Capsule

Cleveland State to Open Time Capsule

Holly Vincent
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:00 AM
Employees, All, Events, TBR, Community, Students

Twenty-five years ago on April 9, 1992, a time capsule containing artifacts and historical items was buried by the Cleveland State student body to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the college. That time capsule is set to be opened on April 10, 2017 at 11 a.m. on the north end of the George L. Mathis Student Center, and the current student body will have a new time capsule to be buried in honor of the college’s 50th anniversary.

Mayor Tom Rowland and members of the 1992 Student Government Association, student body and members of the current Student Senate and student body will be on hand to help with this special ceremony. Refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony, and the community is invited to attend.
 “I am among several who are excited to see what items the students who were here in 1992 placed in the time capsule,” stated Tracey Wright, Assistant to the President for Community Relations and Special Programs. “It sounds like under the leadership of Student Government Association President, Angela (McClure) Mathis, the majority of the student body was engaged in deciding what objects to include. It will also be special to see what our current students under the leadership of current Student Senate President, Haley Hodges, will place in the capsule. Time capsules provide a fun way to document both pop culture and the important things of the year.”
“We came up with the idea of a time capsule to get the student body involved in the 25th anniversary celebration,” stated Mathis. “The time capsule was displayed in the Student Center for a few weeks to generate excitement and ideas on what to place inside. I remember wondering what the campus would be like in 2017. CSCC has obviously advanced in technology and updated buildings over the past 25 years; however, I was thrilled  to see CSCC still has some of the most friendly faculty and staff you will find on a college campus.”
Hodgson said, “I am excited to find out what all they put in the time capsule 25 years ago. There is going to be so much history in that time capsule. I cannot wait to put some of the things that Student Senate has come up with in our new one. A few of the things that have to with the 50th year celebration and others have to do with life in 2017; I feel so honored to be a part of this!”
Mathis continued, “I am as excited to be a part of the new capsule being buried as I am anxious to see the items we buried 25 years ago.”  
According to Wright, CSCC is going to hold a contest to see who can guess the most items that are in the time capsule buried in 1992. CSCC’s current students, employees, retirees and alumni are eligible to go in the drawing. All entries need to be submitted prior to the ceremony on April 10.  Only one entry per person will be allowed. Email entries to will need to include your name, cell number, email address and association with the college (current student, alumni, retiree, current employee) and list of items. The winner will receive a $50 gift card. This event is sponsored by First Tennessee Foundation and the CSCC Foundation Board.


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