Making a Time Capsule

PTK Officers collecting information for a time capsule are (left to right) Haley Hurst, Jerry Tingley, Christopher Son and Neil Minet.

PTK Officers collecting information for a time capsule are (left to right) Haley Hurst, Jerry Tingley, Christopher Son and Neil Minet.

Can you spare two minutes to be a part of history? That’s all you’ll need to take a quick online survey, the results of which will be placed in a time capsule in the newly renovated Coulter Library.

OCC’s chapter of international honor society Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) has put together the survey as part of an annual research effort known as “Honors in Action.” PTK members do the research then put it into action to help the community. “The overarching theme was given to us by Phi Theta Kappa. It is ‘How the World Works,’” said Annie Tuttle, PTK Chapter Advisor. “There were 10 different sub-themes. We chose ‘nostalgia and pathos.’ Last semester’s officers did the research and this semester’s officers are putting it into action.”

The “action” is the survey which you can find at this website. Respondents are asked simple questions aimed at helping understand what a family looks like in 2016. The survey is anonymous but respondents can submit photos of their families if they would like. The website was created by PTK Vice President for Leadership Jerry Tingley, a Mathematics & Science major from East Syracuse Minoa High School. He’ll collect data from the website until December 31st, then compile it. The information he collects will help show what a family looks like today.

All of the information gathered will be placed in a time capsule in the newly renovated Coulter Library. The time capsule will include data, submitted family photos and a newspaper from January 21, 2017 which will highlight the inauguration of our nation’s 45th president. The time capsule will be opened in the year 2041, giving the next generation a view of what family life was like 25 years earlier. “The time capsule is a great way to get a lot of people involved in a way that doesn’t take a lot of time,” said Tuttle. “It’s a way to give a lot of students and community members a voice.”

We hope you’ll pause for two minutes and fill out the survey. Thanks for being a part of history!

A Time Capsule Ceremony is scheduled for Monday, January 23rd at 11:15 a.m. in Coulter Library.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s