Alumni CLASnotes Fall 2002

Celebrating 150 Years

UF EntranceIn 2003, the University of Florida will celebrate its sesquicentennial. The university traces its roots to 1853, when a bill was enacted providing financial support for the East Florida Seminary in Ocala. The seminary moved to Gainesville in 1866, winning recognition as one of the state's best liberal arts schools. In 1903, the college became the University of Florida.

The celebration officially kicks off on January 10, with a special convocation involving state leaders, dignitaries and key figures from UF's past. As part of the year-long celebration, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is presenting the Florida Frontiers Lecture Series, which will bring prominent speakers and performers to campus during the spring and fall 2003 semesters to talk about the frontiers of their specific areas. The series is free and open to the public and is also being offered as a one-credit class to UF students. Lectures will take place on Wednesday evenings. Visit www.clas. for more information about the series and UF's sesquicentennial celebration.

Courtesy University Archives

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