The University of Olivet will host a special performance in honor of Veterans Day. For the first time, students, faculty and staff will gather to read a series of news articles, letters from servicemen to their families, and poetry from the time period of World War I.
Titled “The Great War: The University of Olivet and the First World War,” the event takes place Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Burrage Library (333 S. Main St., Olivet, MI). It is free and open to the public.
The readings, which were arranged by Arthur Williams, Ph.D., professor of theatre, will be complemented with a digital display of photographs, as well. All the materials used in the program are from the The University of Olivet archives and were assembled by a group of students under the direction of Nikki Magie, Ph.D., archivist and assistant professor of social science.
The program will conclude with a question-and-answer session and complimentary refreshments. For more information, contact Williams at 269.749.7246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Private John K. Jaquette, one of the first area servicemen to fall in World War I (from the The University of Olivet archives).