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History of SDSU


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History of SDSU

  1. 1. This is the presentation cover. An Overview of the History and Traditions of South Dakota State University GS 100 University Experience Alumni Association Staff South Dakota State University Alumni Association Brookings, SD Fall 2009
  2. 2. S DSU – South Dakota’s Comprehensive Land-Grant University <ul><li>What is a “Land-Grant” </li></ul><ul><li>Morrill Act of 1862 </li></ul><ul><li>John O’Brien Scobey </li></ul><ul><li>SDSU established in 1881 </li></ul>This is the presentation cover.
  3. 3. South Dakota State University’s Peer Group This is the presentation cover.
  4. 4. SDSU Older then South Dakota <ul><li>Dakota Agricultural College - 1881 </li></ul><ul><li>SDAC - 1889 </li></ul><ul><li>South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts - 1906 </li></ul><ul><li>SDSC – 1907 </li></ul><ul><li>SDSU - 1964 </li></ul>This is the presentation cover.
  5. 5. Jackrabbit Mascot <ul><li>Barnyard Cadets </li></ul><ul><li>1905 - the Jackrabbit is born </li></ul><ul><li>2008 – a new look </li></ul>This is the presentation cover. A 1905 sketch from the Minneapolis Star Tribune depicting the “South Dakota Jackrabbit” being stonewalled by the Gopher football team The “Running Rabbit” logo was adopted in 1971 February 19, 2008
  6. 6. Hobo Day <ul><li>South Dakota State University’s Homecoming </li></ul><ul><li>First Hobo Day – November 2, 1912 </li></ul><ul><li>Hobo Week Leads to Hobo Day </li></ul><ul><li>“ Biggest one day event in the Dakotas” </li></ul>This is the presentation cover. The College Band dresses in hobo attire during Hobo Day in 1916
  7. 7. Spirits of Hobo Day <ul><li>Weary Willey – debuted in 1950 </li></ul><ul><li>Dirty Lil – debuted in 1976 </li></ul>This is the presentation cover.
  8. 8. Symbol of Hobo Day The Bummobile <ul><li>1912 Model-T Ford </li></ul><ul><li>Has lead every Hobo Day Parade since 1938 </li></ul><ul><li>Complete restoration completed in 2009 </li></ul>This is the presentation cover.
  9. 9. Hobo Week <ul><li>Bum Olympics </li></ul><ul><li>Cavorts </li></ul><ul><li>Miss Homelycoming </li></ul><ul><li>Beard and Hairy Legs Contest – “One Month Club” </li></ul><ul><li>Paint the Town </li></ul><ul><li>Bonfire & Pep Rally </li></ul>This is the presentation cover.
  10. 10. Parade and Game <ul><li>The Hobo Day Parade winds its way through Brookings </li></ul><ul><li>Bands and Floats </li></ul><ul><li>Buttons and Mums </li></ul><ul><li>Tailgating and Football </li></ul>This is the presentation cover.
  11. 11. The Icon of State <ul><li>The Campanile was a gift from Charles Coughlin class of 1909 </li></ul><ul><li>Construction began in the fall of 1928 and was finished in the summer of 1929 </li></ul><ul><li>Charles was originally from Carthage, SD </li></ul>This is the presentation cover.
  12. 12. Coughlin Campanile <ul><li>The Campanile stands 165 feet tall </li></ul><ul><li>There are 180 steps to the observation deck </li></ul><ul><li>Above the observation deck is a 37 foot chimes chamber housing 18 chimes </li></ul><ul><li>The chimes sound each ¼ hour and may be played manually </li></ul><ul><li>The “crown” atop the Campanile is 8 foot high and houses a 1,000-watt light. </li></ul><ul><li>Total cost to build the Campanile - $75,000 </li></ul><ul><li>The record for the fastest assent is held by Troy Bouman ’94. He ran up the 180 steps in just 32 seconds </li></ul>This is the presentation cover.
  13. 13. Cowbell <ul><li>On occasion rivals of SDSU have referred to our school as “Cow College” in an effort to besmirch our great school </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Bloedel ’28 thought: why not embrace that image </li></ul><ul><li>In 1926 he organized a group of students to bring cowbells to a game to make some extra noise in support of the Jackrabbits </li></ul><ul><li>Cowbells have been a mainstay at SDSU athletics ever since </li></ul>This is the presentation cover.
  14. 14. Ring the Bells <ul><li>Ring the bell for South Dakota </li></ul><ul><li>The Yellow and the Blue; </li></ul><ul><li>Cheer the team from South Dakota </li></ul><ul><li>With loyal hearts so true; </li></ul><ul><li>Win the game for South Dakota </li></ul><ul><li>The school that serves us well; </li></ul><ul><li>We will fight for South Dakota </li></ul><ul><li>So let’s ring, ring, ring those bells! </li></ul>This is the presentation cover.
  15. 15. The Yellow and the Blue <ul><li>We come from the Sioux and Missouri, </li></ul><ul><li>The Cheyenne and the Jim, </li></ul><ul><li>From pine clad peaks of the Black Hills, </li></ul><ul><li>Brim full of vigor and vim, </li></ul><ul><li>We sing the song of the prairie, </li></ul><ul><li>The home of the Yellow and Blue, </li></ul><ul><li>The gleaming gold of the corn field, </li></ul><ul><li>The flax of azure hue. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh SDSU hurrah for the Yellow and Blue; </li></ul><ul><li>Oh SDSU all honor and glory to you; </li></ul><ul><li>Forever raise the song in praise both loud and long </li></ul><ul><li>With loyal hearts so true. </li></ul>This is the presentation cover.
  16. 16. Pride of the Dakotas <ul><li>Started 1902 as the Military Band with 25 members </li></ul><ul><li>Today the Pride has over 300 members </li></ul><ul><li>Presidential Inaugurals, Rose Parades, other special events </li></ul>This is the presentation cover.
  17. 17. SDSU Ice Cream <ul><li>SDSU Dairy Plant process 10,000 pounds of milk a week </li></ul><ul><li>Dairy products manufactured include 24 cheese varieties, butter, beverage milk, more than 90 flavors of ice cream and sherbet, and ice cream cookie sandwiches </li></ul><ul><li>Cookies and Cream was invented at SDSU </li></ul>This is the presentation cover.
  18. 18. From the Barn to Frost Arena This is the presentation cover.
  19. 19. Senior Sizzle Family of the Year Jack Rabbit’s Birthday Bash Alumni Tailgates Presidential Events Oozeball Fun! Missy Keiper – 605-697-5198 “ Once a Student, Forever an Alum” This is the presentation cover. Staters for State
  20. 20. Famous Alumni <ul><li>Stephen Briggs ‘07– Founder of Briggs and Stratton </li></ul><ul><li>Cleveland Abbott ’16 – Athletic Director/Coach Tuskegee Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Theodore Schultz ’28 – Nobel Prize winner – Economics </li></ul>This is the presentation cover.
  21. 21. Famous Alumni <ul><li>Capt. Willibald Bianchi ’40 – Medal of Honor recipient </li></ul><ul><li>General William DePuy ’41 – first Commander of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command </li></ul><ul><li>General Myrna Williamson ’60 – One of the first women in the nation to achieve the rank of Brigadier General </li></ul>This is the presentation cover.
  22. 22. Famous Alumni <ul><li>Jerry Lohr ’58 – Famous Wine Maker </li></ul><ul><li>David Chicoine ‘69 – 19 th President of SDSU </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Daschle ’69 – Former US Senate Majority Leader </li></ul>This is the presentation cover.
  23. 23. Famous Alumni <ul><li>Jim Langer ‘70 – Superbowl Champion and NFL Hall of Fame </li></ul><ul><li>Mike Rounds ‘77 – Governor of South Dakota </li></ul><ul><li>Adam Vinatieri ‘95 – Superbowl Champion and NFL Pro Bowl </li></ul>This is the presentation cover.
  24. 24. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>This is the presentation cover.
  25. 25. This is the presentation cover. GS 100 University Experience Thank you!