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The Remodeled Dulany to Reopen
Jan. 29 with Ribbon-cutting Ceremony

RELEASED: Jan. 18, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — The Dulany, the newly remodeled dining area on the upper level of Davies Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will celebrate its grand reopening Jan. 29-Feb. 2.

Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29. The new entrance to the restaurant is on the central hallway of Davies Center.

Remodeling of The Dulany began the second week in September. Improvements include new tables and chairs, flooring and wallpaper. Historic photographs — nearly all of them the work of Gilbert Tanner, a member of the geography faculty (1951-1983) who recorded campus life for more than two decades — will be displayed on the walls.

Eleanor Roosevelt with William R. Davies and Delpha Davies
Eleanor Roosevelt was greeted by President William R. Davies and Delpha Davies on her arrival on campus April 20, 1954; photo by Gilbert Tanner.
This is one of 30 historic photo panels that will be displayed in The Dulany, the Davies Center dining area that celebrates its grand reopening Monday, Jan. 29.

Among Tanner's images are a photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt arriving for an April 1954 speech about the United Nations; a set of photographs of Sen. John Kennedy speaking in Kjer Theatre and visiting Davies Center in November 1959; and another set of Kennedy in Eau Claire with his wife, Jacqueline, as they campaigned in the Wisconsin primary in February 1960. A set of Tanner's mid-1950s photographs of the Dulany mansion after its transformation into Memorial Hall, the campus' first residence hall and student center, will also be displayed.

One photograph by Bill Edgar that appeared on the front page of The Spectator in May 1970 — President Leonard Haas speaking to 3,500 students at the rally that followed the killing of four students on Ohio's Kent State campus — will hang in The Dulany. Outside the window to the left of the photo panel, the four trees planted on Davies Center's south lawn in memory of the four students can be seen.

The photographs were edited and the panels designed by Maria Nocenti, a student graphic designer in the University Centers' Information Design Services area.

The Dulany is open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during the academic year. The restaurant features a daily all-you-care-to-eat buffet for $6.50. Daily ethnic theme buffets and prize drawings will take place during the week of the reopening.

Buffet menus are available online.

Reservations at The Dulany are welcome, but not required; call 715-836-2632.

Groups of up to 12 people may also reserve the Heritage Room, the formal dining room adjacent to The Dulany. With its art glass windows and antique mahogany paneling and furnishings, the Heritage Room is preserved from the home of lumber merchant Daniel Dulany, a mansion that stood on the corner of State Street and Garfield Avenue from 1910 to 1970. Guests who reserve the Heritage Room for meetings and events may dine at the buffet or order from a special menu.

The Blugold Dining program is administered by the University Centers.

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