Letters from Leadership | May 6, 2010

UFCU proudly sponsors “Cronkite: Eyewitness to a Century”

As a member-owned financial cooperative founded in 1936 by faculty of The University of Texas, giving back to the higher education community has always been a central tenet of our mission. Recently, we partnered with Dr. Don Carleton of the Briscoe Center for American History to sponsor the upcoming exhibit at the LBJ Library and Museum covering the life, times, and work of Walter Cronkite. Our volunteer leaders and our staff are proud to support this educational event on behalf of our members, their families, and the community at-large.

The exhibit will open May 15, 2010 and will continue through January 3, 2011.

Walter Cronkite’s career as a journalist touched virtually every major news story of the last half of the twentieth century, from World War II to Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Many of us recall Cronkite’s coverage of the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, U.S. space exploration, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

This exhibit is a partnership between the LBJ Library and Museum and the Briscoe Center for American History, home to the papers of Walter Cronkite. The exhibit brings Cronkite’s personal and professional experiences to life, featuring never-before-seen items from the Briscoe Center’s collections.

UFCU invites you and your family to visit this fascinating exhibit as part of your weekend excursions or summer travel plans. Note the LBJ Library and Museum is open from 9 AM to 5 PM daily with free admission.

For information about upcoming special events for UFCU members and the general public in conjunction with the exhibit, please visit ufcu.org.

For more information regarding the Cronkite collection at the Briscoe Center on the UT Austin campus visit the News and Media – Strength Collection at www.cah.utexas.edu.

As always, thank you for your membership and business!

Warmest regards,

Tony C. Budet