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’Fessor’s 100th

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75 years ago
The largest freshman class in the history of the college — 600 students — enrolled. Total enrollment was 1,458 students. … The Eagle football team beat the Decatur Baptist College Indians 12-0. … The Young Women's Forum held its yearly “Big Sister Little Sister” party. The party was a tradition in the college, with the girls in the upper classes adopting “little sisters” from the freshman and sub-college classes at the beginning of each fall term. … The Fine Arts Series featured the music of the world-famous Chervnasky brothers — Leo, Jan and Michel — in the Auditorium.

50 years ago
The completion of two final sections of the Quadrangle and Kendall Hall increased total housing capacity to 2,160. … North Texas' 1952 football season opened successfully in Odessa with the Eagles downing Texas Western 27-14. The Eagles later blasted North Dakota 55-0 in a game that included 28 total penalties. … Preparations were made for the Homecoming Hillbilly Hop with special invitations sent to eight ex-students to serve as callers for the dance. … The College Players scored a hit with Death of a Salesman playing to a packed house every night.

25 years ago
Graduate student Pam Johnson and junior Hollis Walker, producers of KNTU's “Women and Friends,” prepared for possible syndication of their show, an hour of news about women and music by female vocalists. … Distinguished Alumni awards were given to professional golfer Sandra Palmer, architect O'Neil Ford and newsman Bill Moyers. Palmer promised to come back to campus more often. Ford talked of his “girl-watching days.” Moyers said, “There was a sense of intimacy on campus. As a freshman, I felt like a stranger when I first came here. But after a few weeks, it soon became home.” … An appearance by diver Bill McDonald was the highlight of a week's presentation of Jacques Cousteau films.

10 years ago
A decrease in the speed limit from 65 to 55 mph on Interstate 35 from Dallas to Sanger angered some commuter students. The change was a result of the 1990 census, which redefined the stretch of freeway as an urban area. … North Texas was accepted into the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. … The City Council voted unanimously to cancel Fry Street Fair as a result of complaints by Denton residents. (The show did go on, however — in the Park 'n' Go parking lot.) … George Mobus of the computer sciences faculty continued to perfect his robot MAVRIC, Mobile Autonomous Vehicle for Research in Intelligent Control. The robot's “brain” was a computer. … Six-time Grammy Award winner Pat Metheny gave a clinic at the Concert Hall, sponsored by the North Texas Guitar and Bass Club.





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