Monday, February 20, 2017

Iowa Wesleyan University Celebrates 175 Years

Iowa Wesleyan University in Mt. Pleasant, IA is celebrating its 175th anniversary.  An article covering the Founders Day celebration by Brooks Taylor, "Let the party continue: Iowa Wesleyan University reflects on 175 years, looks toward the future," was published in the Mt. Pleasant News on February 20, 2017.
Iowa Wesleyan was founded in 1842 and assumed the name of Mount Pleasant Collegiate Institute in 1843.  The name changed to Iowa Wesleyan University in 1855 and then to Iowa Wesleyan College in 1912.  The name changed again to Iowa Wesleyan University in 2015.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The former Milton College in Wisconsin is Featured

The former Milton College in Milton, WI is featured in an article written by Jim Dayton, "Milton's historical landmarks face uncertain future," in the February 19, 2017 issue of the GazetteXtra.  Dayton provides a brief historical sketch of the college and highlights the financial struggle of maintaining the property.

The roots of Milton College can be traced to establishment of the Du Lac Academy.  It later became the Milton Academy and later Milton College in 1867.  The web site of the Milton College Preservation Society at includes information on history, preservation of Main Hall, photos, items for sale, and contact information for obtaining transcripts.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Seattle University Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Seattle University is celebrating its 125th anniversary.  SU is a Jesuit institution founded in 1891 as the School of the Immaculate Conception.  It became Seattle College in 1898 and Seattle University in 1948.  Anniversary web pages are available with brief historical sketches, images, a timeline of anniversary activities, opportunities for alumni to share their thoughts, downloadable posters, and much more.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Arlington Baptist College will become Arlington Baptist University

Arlington Baptist College in Arlington, TX announced that it will become Arlington Baptist University in June 2017.  The institution traces its roots to the Fundamental Bible Institute founded in Dallas, TX in 1927.  The Fundamental Baptist Bible Institute was later chartered in 1939 in Ft. Worth, TX.  It evolved to become Bible Baptist Seminary after 1945.  The name was changed to Arlington Bible College after relocation to Arlington, TX in 1955.  The institutional page on the NCES College Navigator site indicates that there are 204 students enrolled with 186 of these students enrolled as undergraduates.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Morehouse College Celebrates Sesquicentennial of Founding in 1867

Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding in 1867.  The institution's web site includes pages with a calendar of anniversary events, the history of the college, 150th anniversary timeline, and a short video.
Morehouse begun 1867 as The Augusta Institute in Augusta, Georgia.  It moved to Atlanta and adopted a new name as Atlanta Baptist Seminary in 1879.  The first college degree was awarded in 1883.  The name was changed to Atlanta Baptist College in 1897 and to Morehouse College in 1913. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Kettering College Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Kettering College is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1967 as Kettering College of Medical Arts.  The institution is located in Kettering, OH, a suburb of Dayton, and enrolls roughly 800 students.  Kettering is owned by the Kettering Medical Center and is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Academic programs include associate of science degrees, bachelor degrees, a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies, and an Occupational Therapy Doctorate.