‘From Sanatorium to Scholarship’ showcases 50 years of UCCS

Sept. 7, 2015

Audrey Jensen
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To continue the 50-year anniversary celebration of UCCS, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is displaying a UCCS exhibit as part of Colorado Springs’ history.

Several glass cases display artifacts, photos and books explaining and showcasing a timeline of how UCCS came to be.

One feature includes a bust of a Shakespeare head that is known as Theatreworks’ mascot. Next to the bust is a copy of “riverrun,” a compilation of poems and short stories published each year by UCCS students.

In another case, there is information explaining that UCCS’ “spirit animal” (mascot) was the “longnecks” in the ‘90s. A small statue of a giraffe stands next to it.

The largest display of the exhibit features a gold shovel from the Lane Center groundbreaking along with a cap and gown layered with a MOSAIC Stoll.

The Pioneers Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Located on 215 S. Tejon St., the exhibit opened May 9 and will be available and free to the public through next summer.