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July 2, 2004

ULM to Hold 75th Anniversary Event in September

The University of Louisiana at Monroe is planning to hold a celebration of its 75th year anniversary. The event, "Envision ULM 2004", will be held at the Monroe Civic Center on the evening of September 9, 2004. Details are still being planned at this time. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this celebration.

This community event will be the kick-off of the 75th anniversary celebration of the university, which will be held in 2006. At the event, ULM President Dr. James Cofer will discuss the campus' $50 million housing project and the university strategic plan, the new Athletic Director Bobby Staub will discuss athletics, and a faculty representative will speak on academics. Numerous alumni and representatives from the community will be present at this event, sponsored in part by the ULM Foundation and the Monroe and West Monroe Chambers of Commerce. For the first time in ULM history, the Hall of Distinction Award will be presented to an alumnus, friend or supporter of the university. The Golden Arrow Award and the Slim Scogin Award recipients will also be recognized. The Kiwanis Club, the Chamber of Commerce, and the School Board will also be recognized for their role in getting the university started as Ouachita Junior College in 1931.

A silent and live auction of university memorabilia will be held. A social time and silent auction, dinner and live music are on the agenda. All ULM supporters, family and friends are welcome.

Everyone is invited. Tickets are $30 per person and include a meal and wine. Ticket information will be available soon. Seating is limited to 900 people. Contact the office of University Relations for more information (318) 342-5440.

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