On This Day in IUPUI History: August 24, 1978

August 24, 1978

On this day, staff of the Union Building hosted the second annual "Two-Bit Day" on the east side of the building. The event, which was open to all students, faculty, staff, and the public, featured a full day of food, games, and more. The IUPUI Calliope entertained participants. Everything cost two bits, a quarter, or twenty-five cents.

The event was a welcome-back-to-school event for students. As the student newspaper, The Sagamore, reported, "Hundreds of IUPUI students, faculty, staff, and visitors took advantage of balmy weather....Balloons, brats, and other goodies were all part of the event which, as one feasting festgoer said, was 'well worth the price.'"

First Annual Two-Bit Day at Union Building 1977 877-0309-021

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Updated Aug 24, 2018 by Editor Name Missing