Next week, the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the day Gustavus Duncan took a seat in the first class offered at what is today Missouri University of Science and Technology draws to a close. While much of the look and feel of the university in 2021 would be unrecognizable to Duncan and his contemporaries, the inclusive, communal spirit of Founders Week, which marks the beginning of the school’s next 150 years, remains unchanged.
“As we celebrate the vision and tenacity of those who founded Missouri S&T 150 years ago, we’re bringing the S&T family together, opening the doors to welcome visitors and future students to our campus and to acknowledge the importance of our community, whether it’s in our classrooms and labs, or in Rolla and the surrounding area,” says Dr. Mo Dehghani, chancellor of Missouri S&T.
There’s no shortage of examples of the intrinsic bond between the university and the community that surrounds it. This past August, Missouri S&T joined in Bulldog Pride Night, an event sponsored by the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce to kick off the Rolla High School Bulldogs’ football season. During the halftime show, Missouri S&T cheerleaders, dancers and mascot Joe Miner joined squads from Rolla High School in celebration of their shared 150th anniversaries. Local organizations and businesses hosted booths to welcome hundreds of fans with giveaways and prizes.
“It’s always a joy to celebrate with the Rolla community,” says Darlene Ramsay, executive vice president of the Miner Alumni Association. “This year’s coinciding 150th anniversaries of Rolla High School and Missouri S&T clearly highlighted our kindred spirits, as well as our belief that S&T’s participation with both local and nearby communities is an enduring tradition.”
As next week’s schedule makes clear, there really is something for everyone, including a food drive, organized games, virtual trivia, a free throwback movie night, a scavenger hunt, a celebration of poetry and flash fiction, the closing of a time capsule, a football game, and the induction of the 2021 class of Alumni of Influence honorees. Free food and opportunities to win T-shirts, posters, mugs and other prizes will be available throughout the week.
Founders Week events will include:
About Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,200 students and is part of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 different degree programs in 40 areas of study and is ranked by CollegeFactual as the best public university to study engineering. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu
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