Monthly Archives: March 2012

School Traditions at OSU #3

“The Rook Green” Beginning in the early 1900s, all freshman used to be required to wear the “rook green.” Men had rook “lids” (small green caps) while women wore green ribbons in their hair. Until the early 1930s, cadets also … Continue reading

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We love Oregon, a lot

Maybe you’ve noticed, we really love showing off fabulous pictures of our special state. Enjoy this new set in Flickr Commons, mountain top to sparkling beach. This set is packed with pictures from all over the state, in all kinds … Continue reading

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School Traditions at OSU #2

Have you ever heard the story of the “Senior Tabletops”? Starting in 1915, the seniors carved their names and other designs on the top of the “senior table” at a popular restaurant in town. Each year the restaurant furnished a … Continue reading

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School Traditions at OSU #1

No Smoking! In 1890, faculty at the State Agricultural College (now OSU) worried about an alarming habit gaining in popularity relating to dried leaves of “Nicotiana Tabacuni,” formally banned smoking from campus. Although technically more of a rule than a … Continue reading

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It’s for the birds

We wowed you with a small Flickr set in 2009 called “William Finley and Herman Bohlman: American Birds.” This week we’re back with the birds, this time flying through the E.E. Wilson, Edwin Russell Jackman, and the Fisheries and Wildlife … Continue reading

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Lost symbols of the Forest Service…

Most of you would recognize that fuzzy face of one fire preventing bear.  Smokey the Bear has captured the hearts and minds of the American public since he came onto the stage in 1944 – during World War II.  He … Continue reading

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