As part of its 175th anniversary celebration, The University of Olivet will host “Moments in Time: An Oral History of The University of Olivet Through the Eyes of Eight Decades of Students,” Wednesday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m. The panel presentation will take place in Mott Auditorium, 400 East St., Olivet, Michigan. A reception with refreshments will follow the presentation. The event is free and open to the public.
The panel will present an engaging and entertaining walk through OC’s history from the 1940s to present day. Charles Blackman ’46, Walter Parker ’58, Linwood “Woody” Wiley ’68, Tala J. Welch ’77, CAPT, USN (Ret), Audra Carson ’87, Jeff Bell ’99, Mauricio “Moe” Palli ’07, Ayren Parrish ’18 and Brittany McDuffie ’20 will share some of the lesser-known and unknown stories of The University of Olivet during life-altering times in history at both the college and national/international level moderated by Saudia Santure ’98.
A few topics the panel may discuss include Sept. 11, 2001, the transition from typewriters to computers; the introduction of email, social media and the iPhone; Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination; the Vietnam War; the 1945, 1968 or 1984 Detroit Tigers World Series championships; the Miracle on Ice; and more.