Did you know that, in 1870, The Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College was established by the Ohio General Assembly? Three years later, instruction began on September 17, 1873. So today is the 147th anniversary of classes! In 1878 the institution’s name was changed to The Ohio State University and the first class, composed of six men, graduated. One year later, in 1879, the first woman graduated. And 45 years after our beloved university was established, the chimes in Orton Hall rang for the first time – February 22, 1915.
So happy Founders Day to all of you!
(Thank you to our faculty treasurer Cathy for some of the cool facts about today’s historical significance!)
Check out some of the most recent articles, artifacts, and cool pieces of Stater and Buckeye history our diligent Traditions committee has shared with us at our last couple of luncheons!
Whether you want to learn more about the extensive impact inaugural members of Staters have had on campus, OSU’s past battling with the 1918 Spanish flu, or to learn more about the history of the 125 season of Buckeye football, we’ve got you covered. Thank you Briana and Nathan!
Big news: Ohio Staters, Inc. is being honored this year at the 62nd annual Alumni Awards ceremony with the E. Gordon Gee Spirit of Ohio State Award! Please join us in celebrating this moment Thursday, September 24 at 7 p.m. EDT. The ceremony is free and open to all but registration is required. Do so here, by emailing email@example.com, or by calling the alumni association at 800-762-5646. Hope to see you there!
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