Founders' Day to be observed Feb. 7

January 26 2007

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Indiana State University will celebrate the 93rd anniversary of the department of Family and Consumer Sciences during the 82nd Annual Founders' Day ceremonies at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Heritage Lounge of Tirey Hall.

In addition to the traditional book and touch ceremony, former home economics chairperson and professor Anne Lee will be honored during the celebration. Lee served ISU for 45 years, serving as department chairperson for almost four decades. Two of the department's many successful alumnae -- Marjorie Ashby, a 1946 graduate, and Alyson L. McInyre-Reiger, who earned her bachelor's degree in 2004 and a master's degree in 2006 -- are also scheduled to speak.

Founders' Day ceremonies are free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Please call (812) 237-3707 to RSVP for the program and reception.

An annual event, Founders' Day celebrates the founding of the University as Indiana State Normal School in 1865 (opened in 1870). More about ISU history and traditions is available at www.indstate.edu/isu_today/history_trad.htm or at the University Archives.

Contact: Liz Tuttle, associate director of Alumni Affairs, (812) 237-3707 or almtuttl@isugw.indstate.edu

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or pmeyer4@isugw.indstate.edu

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Indiana State University will celebrate the 93rd anniversary of the department of Family and Consumer Sciences during the 82nd Annual Founders' Day ceremonies at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Heritage Lounge of Tirey Hall.

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