Time capsule placed outside McMillan Hall

by Peter Houston-Hencken|News Editor
Photos by Kelly Logie|Photography Editor

Thursday afternoon, Whitworth University placed a new time capsule into the cornerstone of MacMillan Hall. A ceremony took place after Fall 2016 Convocation in front of the men’s dorm to reflect on Whitworth’s first time capsule and ponder how Whitworth would change in one hundred years.

The ceremony began with President Beck Taylor speaking on the importance of the time capsule and the values Whitworth stands for. Whitworth’s Archivist Janet Hauck then spoke about the contents in the first time capsule that was placed in 1914. The contents included pictures of the faculty and student body lined up in front of MacMillan Hall. At the time MacMillan was made up of classrooms and dormitories for female students.

After speaking, Hauck joined Taylor and ASWU President Breanna Lyons in placing the capsule and laying the cornerstone. The capsule holds over one hundred letters from students describing Whitworth life in 2016. The capsule is not expected to be opened until the year, 2115.