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Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Old Main Burning

The MSU Alumni Association will observe the 50th anniversary of the loss of Old Main on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009.

The memorial event will include a reception at 6 p.m. in the Foster Ballroom of the Colvard Student Union for all who lived in or were touched by Old Main. The reception is sponsored by the Alumni Association and the MSU Libraries. The reception will be followed by a 7 p.m. assembly in Lee Hall auditorium during which individuals who lived in Old Main and experienced the 1959 fire are invited to relive the event and share their memories.

MSU faithful will never forget that infamous January night in 1959 when Old Main burned into the early hours of the next day. Former Old Main residents and students from that time period are invited to share “memories that refuse to die,” as the legendary dormitory is commemorated through displays, videos and stories.

Don’t miss this special occasion.