1930 Governor Hammill speaks to NW: Ninety years and a few days ago, John Hammill, the governor of Iowa at the time, stopped by NW to give a speech to the community college. He explained the importance of education saying, “Education is the foundation of all progress.” Hammill went on to encourage the students to seek out being citizens of character, aiming to “raise their standards above the standards of any other.” A rather progressive thought for the time, considering his conservative viewpoints. Hammill ended by saying, “The American boy and girl of today must realize their great opportunities and privileges. Ancestry and estate make no difference to character and government.” For years since, NW has been a location for many political figures to gather as they try to gain the approval of the area’s constituents.
1962 NW tours the U.S. and Canada: On March 21, 1962, Northwestern’s A Cappella Choir and Choral Readers departed in different directions. One group traveled west and the other east. Throughout their travels, both groups made their way up to Canada. From there, they made their descent down the respective coasts. For the choir, led by professor Lawrence Van Wyk, this was their 34th annual trip. As for the choral group, directed by Mrs. H. L. England, this was but their third embarkment. The two groups, having driven thousands of miles collectively and performed dozens of hours, safely returned a few weeks later.
1992 Campus Quotes: Students share each other’s quotes concerning rings, lost undergarments and the signs of true love.
“The sooner he gets a job, the sooner I get the ring.” – Amy Schmidt discussing her boyfriend’s job interview
“She happened to be interested in the finer things in life—like thinking.” -Dr. Keith Hoskins on Exceptional Child Class discussing a girl who dressed funny and was considered a nerd at school
“All sisters are materialistic.” -Dr. Jay VanHook’s generalization after talking about a philosopher’s materialistic sister
“I’m looking for my bra.” -Paul VanEngelenhoven, referring to his car bra that he was searching for in the closet
“Why haven’t I seen that flasher?” -Professor Rein Vanderhill in Computer Graphics Class
“They must have a special peanut butter-pooper.” -Lynette Webb explaining to Adam Rasmussen how Marriot gets the peanut butter on celery sticks
“When your girlfriend farts in front of you, you know you have something special.” -Todd Schmidt discussing relationships