R.I.P. Shagevator… we’ll miss you, Ol’ Blue

That’s what facebooking UW-Green Bay alumni are saying with the replacement of the famous blue-shag carpeting inside the Theatre Hall elevator. A victim of progress and a recent update, the carpet at one point or another carried the handprints of most every theatre/communication student in the building’s 40-year history. (Few could resist the impulse — save the germaphobic, perhaps — as the ride from floor 1 to floor 3 was normally so slow, it helped pass the time.) The Cofrin Library archives folks posted the news on their Facebook site and it generated a lot of alumni reaction: https://www.facebook.com/uwgbarchives.