By Kyle Peveto, Page Editor
With the university’s centennial celebration about two years away, committees planning the celebration have been formed and are submitting ideas for the university’s improvement.
Most of the 10 task forces have convened for several months now and have submitted their first round of ideas for consideration to the President’s Council on the Centennial, led by Dr. John Tyson, vice president of Development.
The President’s Council is the coordinating council for the celebration, and the task forces focus on generating ideas and implementing the decisions that will be made.
“We continue to seek ideas for ways to celebrate ACU’s 100th anniversary,” said Dr. Michelle Morris, assistant vice president for university and alumni relations, in an e-mail.
The first set of proposals is being finalized and will be released to the public early next year, but council members always welcome ideas , Morris said, and will continue to brainstorm ideas through the planning stages.
“The task force chairs and the Council will meet this month to listen to one another’s proposals and look for possible opportunities for synergy between projects,” Morris said.
Ideas generated by the task forces are encouraged to create activities and projects for their areas of focus and to create funding solutions for those plans. Each task force will also plan one to five different products for the centennial, such as events, books, musical compositions or symposia.
Goals for the Centennial Celebration are listed as:
* honoring various university contributors;
* renewing relationships with a humble spirit;
* celebrating the university’s achievements;
* and permanently improving the campus.
Money appointed the council two years ago to plan for the 100-year milestone.