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#022-16 Naval Academy to Open New Exhibit in Halsey Fieldhouse

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 9:02 AM by mediarelations@usna.edu

MEDIA ADVISORY:

  •  A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the exhibit is scheduled for Monday, May 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the Naval Academy.  This event is not open to the public.
  • Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Ted Carter will speak at the event.
  • Please RSVP by 10 a.m. Monday, May 9 if you plan to cover the event.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Visitors to the Naval Academy will soon be welcomed by a new, high-tech exhibit as they enter the Halsey Field House on the way to the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center.

The exhibit will feature several interactive screens, including a 20’x 6’ touch-screen, interactive wall map, to help visitors get an idea of the locations and sites to see on the yard; a station dedicated to featured graduates of USNA; interactive video screens featuring midshipmen and recent graduates who discuss admissions, academics, midshipman life, and career options; and an interactive screen which hosts the USNA Alumni Association directory and look-up.  Other features in the exhibit include nearly 700 current-day photos and videos of life at the academy, and larger-than-life photography of the academy’s most iconic moments.

“We are thrilled to add such a fantastic exhibit to the visitor experience at the Naval Academy.  This display really showcases the Naval Academy in a way that will inspire visitors and potential candidates to want to learn about the opportunities available here,” said Mianna Jopp, Visitor Center manager.

This exhibit will open in early May and was awarded for fabrication to Blair, Inc. in Springfield, Va. 

The opening of this exhibit also coincides with the launch of the Naval Academy on Google Street View. People will have the opportunity to explore parts of the Naval Academy before ever stepping foot on the grounds. Locations featured in Google Street View include Stribling Walk, the interior of Mahan Hall, the Chapel, and the Rotunda in Bancroft Hall; along with various outdoor walkways along the yard.

For more information about the Naval Academy, visit www.usna.edu or our Facebook page www.facebook.com/USNavalAcademy.


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