In honor of the 50th anniversary of the momentous year that was 1968, the University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press is launching an oral history initiative, Voices of 1968, to document the UD experience in 1968, most notably the National Guard’s occupation of Wilmington in the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Using the Library’s One Button Studio to record your memories, we invite UD alumni to reflect on and share stories of life in 1968, campus politics, Wilmington and other responses to MLK’s death. These interviews are essential to preserving living Delaware history during a pivotal moment for the country, and will be preserved and made available in the Library’s Special Collections for future research.
Participants will also receive a copy of their interviews to keep with their own family archives. We have times available on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 for interviews however, we are happy to schedule an alternate date that works for you or conduct the interview over the phone if you can’t make it back to campus. Please book your recording time using this link. Advance registration is requested, though walk-ins are welcome.
This oral history program will complement the Special Collections exhibition 1968: Heterodoxical Times in Delaware, located on the first floor of Morris Library from April 3–August 17, 2018.
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Alumni, families and children are invited to explore the great outdoors at activity stations on The Green. Young explorers will enjoy nature-based art projects and activities, while parents and teachers learn how UD's Children's Campus is incorporating outdoor experiences into their curriculum. Hosted by the Early Learning Center, Laboratory Preschool and The College School. Registration is requested for planning purposes but walk-ups are welcome.
Could Newark be Delaware’s first smart city? Learn how smart cities work and experience live demonstrations of the University of Delaware’s Scaled Smart City. We are currently witnessing an increasing integration of connected and automated vehicles. Smart cities that integrate data, connectivity and automated cars will reduce energy consumption, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, travel delays and improve safety. You will be in “the know” first after this amazing program sponsored by the College of Engineering.
Are you a UD alumnus in long-term recovery? Join us for our inaugural UD Alumni in Recovery Coffee Hour! The Collegiate Recovery Community at the University of Delaware began in 2014 and serves students who identify as being a person in long-term recovery as well as students who have close friends or family in recovery. This is an opportunity to meet other alumni in recovery as well as learn more about what the University of Delaware is currently doing for students in recovery. You may even have the opportunity to meet current students involved with the CRC at UD. And of course, coffee and light refreshments!
Check out the Delaware First campaign tent and spirit station where you can learn about the Campaign’s progress and pick up goodies and giveaways.
Enjoy some family-friendly fun! Take pictures at our larger than life selfie station. Get your face painted. Eat a selfie cookie (you won’t believe how cool these are!). Pick up free vintage Alumni Weekend t-shirts. Play yard games while listening to We Kids Rock. Have some free UDairy ice cream or quench your thirst with delicious old fashioned lemonade while you make a YouDee-inspired craft. Oh, and don’t forget to get your picture taken with our live blue hens. All these activities are free and fun ways to enjoy being back on campus.
Do you have what it takes to earn big money? This fast-paced interactive game emphasizes the importance of self-discipline, planning and making sound choices about getting a good education, spending wisely, saving early and often, and taking prudent risks… plus it’s tons of fun. Winners will receive a prize! Don’t miss this fun, family event hosted by the Lerner College of Business and Economics. Ages 8 and up.
Athletics has a vibrant history at UD, but everyone wants to know what’s next. Please join Director of Athletics and Recreation Services, Chrissi Rawak, and Head Football Coach, Danny Rocco, as they discuss the vision and future of Delaware Athletics. Guests will have the opportunity to listen and ask questions about the upcoming renovations to Delaware Stadium and the building of our brand-new state-of-the-art Whitney Athletic Center.
The College of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Art & Design invites you to join in on a fun, engaging open studio art session. Leading this hands-on session is our very own alumna, Bailey Chick '17, MFA in Art. Join Bailey and your fellow alumni and friends to learn the art of printmaking by creating your very own take-home piece of original UD themed silkscreen prints. Wine, beer and light refreshments will be provided. $25 per person.
Orthopedics in Action (OIA) is a unique, hands-on activity that features real-world challenges from orthopedic surgery and biomedical engineering. Explore the world of broken bones and x-rays with amazing hands on fracture puzzles. Students and faculty in the Departments of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering created OIA to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering and medicine. The curriculum is being used in over 200 middle and high school classrooms nationwide, and this event will give you a preview of what all of the fuss is about! Appropriate for children 8 and up.
Do organic wines taste as good as regular wines? Here is your chance to find out! This year’s perfect pairing will match some of the summer’s best organic wines with local, seasonable, farm-to-table food from the Ag School farm. After attending this fun but informative wine tasting you may never want to go back to ordinary wines again. $20 per person.
You are going on a trip and the planning is the best part. Participants plan a vacation to a national park and then determine if they have saved enough to take the trip. If not, how much more is needed to meet their goal. Choices on which park to visit, housing, transportation, food and souvenirs are determined by chance. This lively interactive game will have you wanting to plan your own trip soon. Don’t miss this fun family event hosted by the Lerner College of Business and Economics. Ages 8 and up.
Connect with your fellow UDaBBers to catch up, play icebreakers, eat food and reminisce on the unbelievable memories of UDaB! UDaB is family, and we miss you! Learn about how far the organization has come and find out ways you can stay engaged and connected throughout the year. $5 per person.