Acadia University by Tom Sheppard

By Tom Sheppard

Acadia collage explores the illustrious establishment from the floor up: from its humble beginnings as Acadia collage, a Baptist institution verified in 1838 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, to 1 of the top-ranked undergraduate universities within the state. Over 100 archival photos accessory depictions of early campus lifestyles, together with statements, tales, and anecdotes from generations of scholars on every little thing from place of dwelling lifestyles, to academia, to important occasions and enterprises. discover the heritage in the back of campus constructions, from university corridor (1844) to such smooth marvels because the ok. C. Irving Environmental technological know-how Centre, and collage staples from the Athenaeum to the Axemen and Axewomen athletic groups. And hint a proud heritage of alumni via pix of noteworthy college contributors and notable scholars. This most up-to-date addition to the pictures of Our earlier sequence is an enjoyable and enlightening historical past for someone hooked up to the prestigious university.

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The science library would 44 Ac a di a uni v er sit y Household Science was first introduced in 1901 as an experiment in practical education, and by 1926 Home Economics was made a part of the university curriculum. be built between the new building and Elliott Hall, connecting the two science faculties for the first time. Huggins would be designed by Leslie R. Fairn and Associates and was to be built of reinforced concrete with concrete block partitions. Cutting the ribbon to open the new building was Elizabeth Heather MacMillan (Class of 1931), dean of the School of Home Economics.

The three-storey building would provide a common lobby, which was expected to become “the most heavily-travelled thoroughfare on campus,” according to the Bulletin. Each floor would be eight thousand square feet, providing more space for the archives. {} The Cl ar k Com mons, 2004 Officially opened on October 2, 2004, the Clark Commons was designed to be the social hub of the residential college and includes study, recreation, and meeting areas. Named for the Clark family, whose members have attended Acadia for four generations, it was officially opened by John (Class of 1952) and Wilma Clark.

The building was just up the hill from the old dining hall, at the top of Horton Avenue and above Dennis House. The Bulletin said that the design of the building had evolved out of its position, which boasted a commanding view across the Valley and along South Mountain to Blomidon. The interior would be opened to the view by having windows across the entire front. The architects were Duffus, Romans, Single, and Kundzins, of Halifax. The official opening of the new dining hall was on October 15, 1965.

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