Community invited to Time Capsule Ceremony

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School of Medicine & Health Sciences


GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH, University of North Dakota vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, invites the community and all students, faculty, and staff at the School and the University to the School’s Time Capsule Ceremony on Thursday, October 8, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Altru Health System Lecture Hall, Room 1370, at the SMHS, 501 North Columbia Road. The ceremony celebrates the new SMHS building, opening in 2016.

Speakers at the event will be the following:

  • Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley, ’88.
  • Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown, MD ’82.
  • University of North Dakota President Robert O. Kelley, PhD.
  • Joshua Wynne, UND vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
  • DeAnna Carlson Zink, ’86, chief executive officer, UND Alumni Association & Foundation.

The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences' time capsule is intended to be a snapshot of today’s School and its academic programs, research endeavors, and service to the state. It is also a snapshot of the University as a whole, the city, and the state. Contents were compiled by numerous UND and SMHS employees, as well as community stakeholders, including North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple and Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown. The time capsule will be encased within a wall in the conference room under the grand stair that connects the first and second floors just inside the main entrance of the new building. The capsule is to be opened in October 2065.

The UND SMHS's time capsule is registered with Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Ga., which houses the Crypt of Civilization, the oldest and largest time capsule in the world (sealed in 1940).