A University of Tradition: The Spirit of Purdue

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Purdue University Press, 2002 - Education - 215 pages
A University of Tradition is a fascinating compilation of history, traditions, pictures, and facts from the founding days to the present of Purdue University. Covering all aspects of Purdue, from the origin of the nickname Boilermakers to a chronological list of all buildings ever constructed on the West Lafayette, Indiana campus, this book is a treasure. A wealth of facts on sports, student, academic, and campus traditions, as well as biographical information on all the university presidents and many of the integral members of Purdue’s family, including David Ross, Neil Armstrong, Eliza Fowler, Jack Mollenkopf, Helen Schleman, Amelia Earhart, and many more. A University of Tradition spotlights many items that will spark the memories of any Purdue alumni or fan. No matter if you were in the All-American Marching Band, lived in the Quad, participated in Grand Prix, wrote for the Purdue Exponent, or if you were on campus when the Boilermakers won the 1967 Rose Bowl, this book will be something you will appreciate and enjoy. The Purdue Reamer Club is a student organization at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The Club was founded in 1923 and is dedicated to fostering the observance of school traditions, supporting all sporting events, and aiding in the development of proper school spirit. They are also the caretakers of the Boilermaker Special, the official mascot of Purdue University.
 

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Contents

From the Ground Up
1
The Morrill Acts
2
John Purdue
4
Old Gold and Black
5
Boilermakers
6
Official University Seal
7
Hitting the Books
11
Commencement Ceremony
12
Lillian M Gilbreth
85
Virgil I Gus Grissom
86
Arthur G Hansen
87
John W Hicks
88
Frederick L Hovde
89
Martin C Jischke
90
Ward Piggy Lambert
91
Guy Red Mackey
92

The Presidential Medallion
13
School of Consumer and Family Sciences
14
School of Education
15
School of Liberal Arts
17
School of Management
18
Schools of Pharmacy Nursing and Health Sciences
19
School of Science
21
School of Technology
22
School of Veterinary Medicine
23
Landmarks
27
Academy Park
28
Armory
29
The Black Cultural Center
30
Cary Quadrangle
31
Centennial Time Capsule
33
Class of 1950 Lecture Hall
34
Class Pillars
35
Computer Science Building Memorial Gymnasium
36
Creative Arts Buildings
37
Elliott Hall of Music
38
Flagpole
40
The Great Hall
41
Heavilon Hall
42
Hello Walk
44
Horticulture Park
45
John Purdues Grave
46
Mackey Arena
47
The Old Pump
48
Pfendler Hall
49
Purdue Airport
50
Purdue Bell Tower
51
Purdue Mall Engineering Mall
52
PMU Stained Glass Window
55
Putting Green
59
RossAde Stadium
60
Slayter Center For The Performing Arts
62
Smoking Fence
63
Stewart Center Carving
64
Stone Lions Fountain
65
Stuart Field
66
Tunnels
67
University Hall
68
The Wall
70
Windbreak
71
Standing Tall
75
George Ade
76
Steven C Beering
78
Herbert C Brown
79
Eugene A Cernan
80
Roger B Chaffee
81
Edward C Elliott
82
Eliza Fowler
84
Henry W Marshall
94
John T McCutcheon
95
Jack Mollenkopf
97
Andrey Potter
99
Salty Dogs
101
Helen B Schleman
102
Abraham C Shortridge
103
James H Smart
104
Robert B Stewart
105
Winthrop E Stone
107
Emerson E White
108
Heres to the Black and Gold
111
The Big Ten Conference
112
Coaches
113
Athletic Directors
123
Mascots
124
Traveling Trophies
131
Victory Bell
134
Purdue Train Wreck
135
Hall of Glory
140
Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame
141
Mentioning the Honorable
145
Memorial Awards
146
Athletic Awards
149
Bang the Drum
153
Department of Bands
154
Golden Girl
157
Girl in Black
158
I Am an American
160
Songs and Cheers
161
Join the Club
171
Boiler Gold Rush
172
Exponent
173
Gold Peppers
174
The Greek System
175
Iron Key
176
Mortar Board
177
Old Masters
178
Purdue Musical Organizations
179
Purdue Railroad Club
181
Purdue Student Government
182
Purdue Student Union Board
184
The Spirit of Purdue
187
History of the Purdue Reamer Club
188
Reamer Preamble
196
Reamer Time Capsule
197
The State Flag
199
Afterword
201
Purdue University Presidents
203
Buildings
205
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