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January

 

 

01,

1954

 

Frasier Hall dedicated

06,

1970

 

Library Classroom Building (Michener) fire

15,

1954

 

First theatrical presented in Frasier Hall. "Point of No Return".

17,

1970

 

Student protest in Gunter Hall intended to prevent wrestling match between UNC and BYU

22,

1907

 

Dr. Thomas Gray, 1st President (1890-1891), died at Tonopah, Nevada

25,

1928

 

Gunter Hall of Health dedicated

30,

1924

 

President John Grant Crabbe, 3rd President (1916-1924), died in Greeley; buried in Linn Grove Cemetery

31,

1893

 

Annie McCowen's birthday (her diary January 31, 1943)

 

February

 

 

01,

1968

 

Colorado State College Library began using the Library of Congress rather than the Dewey classification system

04,

1975

 

Butler-Hancock Hall dedicated

07,

1933

 

Men's dormitory on East campus named Hadden Hall (BOT)

11,

1957

 

Act approved changing the name of the Colorado State College of Education at Greeley to Colorado State College

16,

1935

 

Act approved changing the name of the State Normal School at Greeley to the Colorado State College of Education at Greeley

18,

2001

 

Dr. Darrell Holmes, 6th President (1964-1971) died in his hometown, Blanco, Texas

28,

1919

 

Mirror. v.1 no.1

 

March

 

 

07,

1983

 

William Ross, 5th President (1947-1964) died

13,

1976

 

Foundation Hall dedicated

14,

1951

 

First winter quarter commencement held

26,

1991

 

Ross Hall Laboratory wing dedicated

27,

1969

 

McKee Hall of Education dedicated

XX,

1980

 

Music Library moved from Carter to basement of McKee

 

April

 

 

01,

1889

 

Governor Job A. Cooper signed Senate Bill 104 to establish the State Normal School at Greeley

03,

1947

 

In a faculty meeting, George Frasier announced his resignation as President.  He had been president for 24 years. (McCowen diary)

14,

1970

 

Act approved changing the name of Colorado State College to the University of Northern Colorado

17,

1936

 

President George W. Frasier announced names for three new women's residence halls (Snyder, Sabin and Tobey-Kendel) ("Four Women Honored in Dorm Naming," Mirror April 17, 1936, p. 1)

30

1970

 

KCBL-FM became KUNC at midnight on April 30, 1970 at the same time that CSC became UNC.

 

May

 

 

01,

1970

 

Name of school as University of Northern Colorado effective

03,

1951

 

Guggenheim fire

06,

2005

 

Music Library renamed Skinner Music Library, honoring Dr. Howard Skinner

10,

1973

 

Genevieve Lawrenson Hall dedicated

10,

2002

 

Trustees voted to move UNC athletics to Division I

13,

1962

 

Bishop-Lehr Hall dedicated

18,

1955

 

Annie McCowen went to the Sterling Theater in Greeley to see "Bridges at Toko-Ri"

27,

1953

 

First commencement at which an AFROTC officer was commissioned

28,

1967

 

Constance Trimmer (author Connie Willis) graduated with a BA English/Elementary Education

30,

1940

 

Annie McCowen diary: "Memorial Day with half the world slaughtering human beings while the other half pay homage to the victims of previous slaughters."

30,

1965

 

6th President: Darrell Holmes inaugurated (1964-1971)

 

June

 

 

Summer

1986

 

Helen Langworthy Theatre dedicated

Summer

1968

 

The College of Business Administration was established

02,

1953

 

Elizabeth Lehr (Bishop-Lehr) went to London, England, and paid $90 for her seat to view the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. (McCowen diary)

03,

1890

 

1st President: Thomas J. Gray.  Dr. Gray was selected by the Board of Trustees to serve as Principal of the State Normal School at Greeley with a salary of $3,000/year. On April 30, 1891, the Trustees changed his title from Principal to that of President when they adopted the trustee bylaws.

04,

1891

 

First commencement exercises held in Hunter Opera House on June 4, 1891 at 9:30a.m.

Twelve students graduated.

05,

1911

 

Colorado Legislature passed an act to make the State Normal School at Greeley  the State Teachers College of Colorado

07,

1950

 

First commencement at which an USMC officer was commissioned

09,

1933

 

Board of Trustees authorized closure of driveway north of Gunter running from 8th to 10th Avenue (BOT)

09,

1933

 

Harry V. Kepner received the school's first honorary degree (Ed.D.)

11,

1937

 

James A. Michener received MA in Secondary Education

13,

1890

 

Cranford cornerstone laid

13,

1936

 

Residence halls dedicated (Sabin, Snyder, Tobey-Kendel). ("Residence Hall Dedicated June 13," Mirror, May 29, 1936, p. 1; "College Resident Halls Dedicated Saturday Night," Mirror, June 15, 1936, p. 1)

13,

1990

 

Cranford Park dedicated

13-17,

1940

 

Golden Anniversary Celebration

13,

1940

 

Leo Florio flag pole dedicated

14,

1940

 

Garden Theatre dedicated

16,

1972

 

Cranford Hall demolition--last day

20,

1934

 

Little Theatre of the Rockies first production. "The First Mrs. Frasier".

23,

1948

 

5th President: William Robert Ross inaugurated (1947-1964)--Colorado State College of Education

25

1923

 

"President of U.S. Pays Tribute to Teachers in Brief Address before Greeley Crowds Monday," Mirror, June 27, 1923, p. 1. (U.S. President Warren G. Harding).

28,

1940

 

New Library dedicated (later renamed Carter Hall)

 

July

 

 

XX

1999

 

The name of the College of Business Administration was changed to the Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business

01,

1996

 

10th President: Howard M. Skinner (1996-1998)

01,

1998

 

11th President: Hank Brown (1998-2002)

01,

2002

 

12th President: Kay Norton (2002-  )

XX

1915

 

"Old Doc", the horse, replaced by a Colwell Roller and Motor Lawn Mower. "Old Doc" Displaced by Modern Machinery," Crucible, July 16, 1915, p. 1.

31,

1946

 

Greeley Tribune announced year round operation of the Little Theatre of the Rockies

 

August

 

 

01,

1965

 

Dedication of the William Robert Ross Hall of Science

04,

1974

 

Lindou Auditorium dedicated in Michener Library

12,

1891

 

2nd President: Trustees elected Z. X. Snyder (1891-1915)

14,

1947

 

George Willard Frasier received honorary degree, Sc.D.

25,

1934

 

First doctorates awarded. Summer 1934 commencement. Doctor of Philosophy.

31,

1916

 

3rd President: Dr. John Grant Crabbe (1916-1924)

31,

1988

 

Academic year calendar based on semesters rather than quarters implemented

 

September

 

 

20,

1996

 

Gunman slain while holding hostages in McCowen

24,

1948

 

The cost for meals served in the Faculty Club went up to $1 each. (McCowen diary)

XX,

1951

 

Air Force ROTC established at CSCE

 

October

 

 

01,

1981

 

8th President: Robert C. Dickeson (1981-1991)

01,

2005

 

Presidents Row ( Bond Hall, Dickeson Hall,Lujan Hall, Brown Hall), 19th Street and 9th Avenue, dedicated.

05,

1989

 

Rededication of Lawrenson Hall

07,

1992

 

9th President: Herman Lujan inaugurated (1992-1996)

12,

1943

 

President Frasier announced closing of Army Air Force Clerical Training School. (McCowen diary)

13,

1990

 

Leo Florio Flagpole rededicated

14,

1973

 

Mariani Gallery dedicated in Guggenheim

15,

1942

 

President Frasier announced at faculty meeting that 800 secretaries and clerks (Army Air Force Clerical Training School) to be trained at CSCE. (McCowen diary)

17,

1997

 

Music Library building dedicated (renamed Skinner Music Library on May 6, 2005)

20,

2003

 

Totem Teddy repatriation ceremonies held on UNC campus

22,

1999

 

Hansen-Willis and Scott-Willcoxon Halls dedicated

27,

1972

 

James A. Michener received honorary L.H.D. degree

27,

1972

 

University Library (Michener) dedicated

22,

1931

 

Administration Building renamed Cranford Hall (BOT)

22,

1931

 

Training School renamed Kepner Hall (BOT)

22,

1931

 

Home Economics building renamed Crabbe Hall (BOT)

22,

1931

 

#2 Building Men's Dormitory renamed Hays Hall (BOT)

30,

1971

 

7th President: Richard Bond inaugurated (1971-1981)

 

November

 

 

06

1966

 

Harrison Hall dedicated

11,

1915

 

Dr. Z. X. Snyder, 2nd President (1891-1915) died

19,

1891

 

The Board of Trustees authorized President Snyder to establish a "model school"

21,

1924

 

4th President: Dr. George Willard Frasier inaugurated (1924-1947)

24,

1923

 

First homecoming celebrated

26,

1946

 

College closed indefinitely because of coal strikes. (McCowen diary. Strike called off December 7, 1946.)

 

December

 

 

12,

1942

 

Gas rations reduced to 4 1/2 gal./week (McCowen diary)

13,

1997

 

Football team won Division II National Championship

14,

1996

 

Football team won Division II National Championship

17,

1943

 

There was a camp for 3000 German POWs nine miles west of Greeley on the Loveland road. (McCowen diary)

18,

1914

 

Totem Teddy.  First article about totem pole (later named Totem Teddy) appeared in the Christmas issue of The Crucible