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					          Fun Facts on W.M.U.’s History



                                                Maria Palazzolo
                                                   1/27/04

http://www.wmich.edu/wug/other-resources/wmu-campus-album/pages/bridge-noshadow.html
                                                     • Dr. Dwight B. Waldo

                                                     •   Waldo was first named Western
                                                         State Normal School Principle on
                                                         April 1, 1904

                                                     •   Four years later he was named
                                                         Western State Normal School
                                                         president and served as President
                                                         until SEPTEMBER 1, 1936

                                                     •   "He was a man who had all the
                                                         attributes of a successful
                                                         businessman and all the qualities
                                                         of a day dreamer — a realist and
                                                         an idealist harmoniously
                                                         blended," according to the WMU
                                                         historian James O. Knauss.

http://www.ur.wmich.edu/centennial/presidents.html
• The first W.M.U
  building
  constructed was
  in the fall 0f
  1905, It was the
  Administration
  Building, and is   http://www.ur.wmich.edu/centennial/history_timeline.html

  now known as
  East Hall.
• Suggested by Josephine
  Jackson, who served
  many positions at
  Western including
  registrar, publicity
  director, and librarian.
  WMU adopted brown and
  gold as its official school
  colors in 1904.
• The colors represent the
  brown-eyed Susans that
  used to thrive on WMU's
  original Prospect Hill
  campus.
      Western Opens its
           doors?
• Western State Normal School officially
  opens on June 27, 1904.
• Construction on a building to house it
  hadn't even begun!
• Its 117 enrolled students from 13
  Michigan counties had to attend classes
  in the Kalamazoo High School Building!
           Why The Hilltoppers?
• WMU's athletic teams
  initially went by the
  nickname "Hilltoppers,"
  reflecting the institution's
  original Prospect Hill
  campus.
• The nickname became
  outdated once the school
  expanded beyond the
  hilltops confines.             Western new nickname became
                                      the Bronco’s in 1939
                                   http://www.ur.wmich.edu/centennial/history_athletic.html
• What was the first building
  constructed on Western
  Michigan University’s campus?

•   A.) SANGREN
•   B.) EAST HALL
•   C.) THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
•   D.) WOOD HALL
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                BIO PAGE
• My Name is Maria
  Palazzolo
• I am a junior here at
  W.M.U.
• I am studying
  Elementary Education
• I am from Grosse
  Pointe, MI.

				
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