Retirement Party for Carolyn Eschenbach

The following photos were taken on May 11, 2001, at the Steak and Ale on International Boulevard. The occasion was the retirement of Carolyn Eschenbach from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. After everyone had finished eating, Frank Hall began to speak about Carolyn's many years in the department, as Carolyn and one of her sons listened. Frank got a chance to say only a few words before one of the restaurant staff interrupted, saying, "I don't want to alarm anybody, but you've got to evacuate the building immediately." We hustled out onto the street across from the restaurant and were told that someone had phoned in a bomb threat. Frank continued his presentation on the sidewalk as police arrived to search the building.