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University History


College Bell

The campus bell, which now resides in the Veteran's Memorial Garden, rang the start and end of class periods from the 1940s to the mid-1960s.  As you might guess, this bell had to be rung by hand throughout the day. 

The Student Veteran's Association built a new bell tower when the wooden one rotted, which is perhaps the reason the bell is now associated with the Veteran's Memorial.

The cover of the 1948 yearbook featured the bell.  Why?  What is the story related to its importance?