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Fact Or Fiction

  1. 1. Fact or Fiction Test Your EKU Knowledge
  2. 2. The Daniel Boone Statue <ul><li>True or False? </li></ul><ul><li>The Daniel Boone statue was modeled after Fess Parker, the actor who played Boone in the 1960s TV series. </li></ul>
  3. 3. False <ul><li>The statue was originally created in plaster by Louisville sculptress, Enid Yandell , for exhibit at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. </li></ul><ul><li>The original bronze casting is in Cherokee Park in Louisville. </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern’s statue was cast from the original in 1967. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Names of Eastern <ul><li>Eastern Kentucky University was not always our name. Which of the following was NOT one of our many names? </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern Kentucky State Normal School </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern Kentucky State University </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern Kentucky State College </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College </li></ul>
  5. 5. Eastern Kentucky State University <ul><li>Eastern Kentucky State Normal School (1906-1922) </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern Kentucky State Normal School and Teachers College (1922-1930) </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College (1930-1948) </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern Kentucky State College (1948-1966) </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern Kentucky University (1966-present) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Presidents <ul><li>Besides the eleven official presidents, Eastern has had three interims. Which of these three were interims? </li></ul><ul><li>Herman Cooper </li></ul><ul><li>Dorland Coates </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Roark </li></ul><ul><li>Eugene Hughes </li></ul>
  7. 7. Dorland Coates was not Interim Homer Cooper 1928 Mary Roark 1909-10 The following were interim presidents: 2001
  8. 8. Colonels <ul><li>Eastern’s athletic teams became known as the Colonels in the early 1960s. </li></ul><ul><li>What were they known as before that time? </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Maroons <ul><li>The Colonel first appeared at a home football game in October 1964. </li></ul><ul><li>Roger Smith portrayed the first Colonel. </li></ul><ul><li>In the 1920s the students voted to use the leopard as a mascot, but the idea was never pursued. The original plan was to buy a leopard from a zoo. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Unofficial Mascot at Eastern <ul><li>Eastern had an unofficial mascot named after a famous composer. At his death he was buried behind the Van Puersem Pavilion in the Ravine. Which composer? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beethoven </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mozart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chopin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bach </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Mozart <ul><li>Mozart was a common sight on campus from the late 1940s until his death in 1964. </li></ul><ul><li>He especially loved music classes, and rarely missed a rehearsal. </li></ul><ul><li>If a professor talked past the end of the lecture period, Mozart would leave the room. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Ghost Stories <ul><li>Which buildings on campus have ghost stories associated with them? Bonus points on this one for knowing the ghost story. </li></ul><ul><li>Roark Building </li></ul><ul><li>Sullivan Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Keen Johnson Building </li></ul><ul><li>Keene Hall </li></ul>
  13. 13. Blue Lady in Keen Johnson <ul><li>People have reportedly seen a bluish mist form around the belltower lights, and when it fades, there is a figure of a woman in a long ballgown on the rails, walking and singing. </li></ul><ul><li>Several stories are associated with the Blue Lady, the most common being that the female lead of a play hung herself before opening night. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Sullivan Hall <ul><li>Is said to be haunted by the spirit of a nursing student who committed suicide there in the 1970s. </li></ul><ul><li>To the best of my knowledge this has never been verified. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Keene Hall <ul><li>An apparition supposedly haunts the 16 th floor. </li></ul><ul><li>Again a student committed suicide over a fight with his girlfriend. </li></ul><ul><li>Residents wake up in the night with the feeling of being watched, see a man in the room, then nothing. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Other Haunted Buildings <ul><li>Include: </li></ul><ul><li>McGregor Hall </li></ul><ul><li>The Alumni House </li></ul><ul><li>Moore Building </li></ul><ul><li>A ghostly Mozart has also been reported </li></ul>
  17. 17. Eastern Celebrities <ul><li>Eastern students have gone on to become celebrities in many arenas. Which one of these famous personalities did not attend Eastern? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Naomi Judd <ul><li>Born in Ashland, KY </li></ul><ul><li>Singer </li></ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>Actress </li></ul><ul><li>Activist </li></ul><ul><li>Talk Show Hostess </li></ul>Photo from http:// www.naomijudd.com /
  19. 19. Lee Majors <ul><li>Best known for his role as Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man. </li></ul><ul><li>Also appeared in The Big Valley , The Fall Guy and many others. </li></ul>Film clip from video.google.com
  20. 20. Thaksin Shinawatra <ul><li>Prime Minister of Thailand (2001-2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Currently in exile in England </li></ul><ul><li>Owner of the Manchester City professional soccer club </li></ul>Photo from www.thaiembdc.org
  21. 21. Sam Dick <ul><li>Born in Lexington, KY </li></ul><ul><li>Son of newsman and author David Dick </li></ul><ul><li>News reporter for WCBS in New York City </li></ul><ul><li>Anchor of the WKYT evening news </li></ul>Photo from www.wkyt.com
  22. 22. Gary Stearns <ul><li>Performs as a stunt double in TV shows and movies such as: </li></ul><ul><li>The Matrix </li></ul><ul><li>Pirates of the Caribbean </li></ul><ul><li>Kill Bill </li></ul><ul><li>Spider Man </li></ul><ul><li>Walker, Texas Ranger </li></ul><ul><li>Star Trek: Voyager </li></ul><ul><li>Buffy the Vampire Slayer </li></ul>The entire film clip can be seen at www.youtube.com
  23. 23. Steve Pence <ul><li>Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky under Ernie Fletcher </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant Attorney General of Kentucky </li></ul><ul><li>JAG Corps </li></ul><ul><li>Currently the United States Attorney for Western Kentucky </li></ul>Photo from www.e-archives.ky.gov
  24. 24. Sam Dick <ul><li>Attended the University of Georgia, not Eastern </li></ul>
  25. 25. Felix DeWelden <ul><li>DeWelden was the sculptor for the famous Iwo Jima statue in Washington DC </li></ul>Photo from www.wcities.com
  26. 26. Which of These Didn’t He Create? EKU Centennial Statue Kentucky Mounted Officer Ulysses S. Grant in Lincoln Park, Chicago
  27. 27. Grant in Lincoln Park <ul><li>This sculpture was created in 1891 by Louis Rebisso. </li></ul>
  28. 28. The End <ul><li>Thanks for participating in this presentation on EKU trivia. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a great day. </li></ul>

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