Pacific University is a private, non-profit, coeducational university, based in Forest Grove, United States. Founded by the United Church of Christ, the motto is Pro Christo et Regno Ejus, which is Latin for For Christ and His Kingdom. Although the university has long been independent of the UCC, it maintains a close working relationship with the church as a member of the United Church of Christ Council for Higher Education. The university is now a private, independent liberal arts school, offering graduate programs in education, writing, health professions. Tabitha Brown, an emigrant from Massachusetts, immigrated to the Oregon Country over the new Applegate Trail in 1846. After arriving in Oregon she helped to start an orphanage and school along with Rev. Harvey L. Clark in Forest Grove in 1847 to care for the orphans of Applegate Trail party. In March 1848, Tualatin Academy was established from the orphanage with Clark donating 200 acres to the school, george H. Atkinson had advocated the founding of the school and with support of the Presbyterians and Congregationalists helped to start the academy.
Eliza Hart Spalding, part of the Whitman Mission, was its first teacher, the academy was officially chartered by the territorial legislature on September 29,1849. The reverend Clark served as the first president of the board of trustees, in 1851, what is now Old College Hall was built and in 1853 Sidney H. Marsh became the schools first president. The current campus was deeded in 1851, in 1854, the institution became Pacific University. The first commencement occurred in 1863 with Harvey W. Scott as the only graduate, in 1872, three Japanese students started at the university as part of that countrys modernization movement, with all three graduating in 1876. These students were Hatstara Tamura, Kin Saito, and Yei Nosea, president Marsh died in 1879 and was replaced by John R. Herrick. In the late 1890s an alumnus gave Pacific a Chinese statuette, the statuette was purchased from a Chinese family who used it as a sort of coat of arms. It appears to be a mix of a different mythical creatures although it is often simply called a dragon dog and serves as the foundation for the universitys mascot.
Marsh Hall was built in 1895 and named for Pacifics first president, carnegie Library opened in 1912 after Andrew Carnegies foundation helped finance the brick structure. The library was designed by Portland architecture firm Whidden and Lewis, in 1915, the preparatory department, Tualatin Academy, closed due to the proliferation of public high schools in the state. By 1920, the school had grown to a total of five buildings on 30 acres and had an endowment of approximately $250,000, Marsh Hall was gutted by fire in 1975, but its shell was preserved, and the structure reopened in 1977. Creighton became Pacifics sixteenth president in August 2003 and retired in June 2009, tommy Thayer, lead guitarist of the band KISS was elected to the universitys board of trustees in 2005
Utah State Aggies football
The Utah State Aggies are a college football team that competes in the Mountain West Conference of the Football Bowl Subdivision of NCAA Division I, representing Utah State University. The Utah State college football program began in 1892 and has played games at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium since 1968. They have won conference championships in four different conferences during their history. Overall, the Aggies have a record of 525–517–31, in December 2012, Matt Wells, previously the offensive coordinator, became the Aggies new head coach, replacing Gary Andersen. Andersen left the Aggies shortly after the game of the 2012 season to become the new head coach for the University of Wisconsin. Andersen had replaced Brent Guy following the unsuccessful 2008 season, Andersen was previously the defensive coordinator at the University of Utah, and he was a part of the 2008 Ute team that went undefeated and won the 2009 Sugar Bowl. Their most recent appearance was in the 2015 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, the first intercollegiate athletic event in Utah State Universitys history took place on November 25,1892, when the Agriculturalists defeated the football team from the University of Utah, 12–0.
The game was played on what is now the quad, the Aggies enjoyed early regional dominance, notching their first perfect season in 1907. In 1911, under head coach Clayton Teetzel, the team finished undefeated. The makeshift field on the continued to serve the team until 1913. The new field represented an improvement, but the facilities remained meager, which became more apparent with the success of Coach E. L. Dick Romney. Romney, for whom the current football stadium is named, earned the teams first-ever conference championship in 1921 and it was during this time that Utah State finished two seasons with year-end Top 25 rankings, No.10 in 1961 and No.19 in 1972. Following the great heights of the 1960s and 70s, Aggie football fell upon hard times, many longtime Aggie supporters attribute the decline to administrators at both Utah and BYU freezing then-superior USU out of the newly forming WAC. USUs other teams remained in that conference until the school was invited to join the WAC in 2005. Later on, Utah State joined the Mountain West Conference in July 2013, again following departures by Utah, former head coach Gary Andersen led the team to new heights.
In 2011, he led the team to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Andersen left the program following the 2012 season. He was replaced by his offensive coordinator, Matt Wells who coached the Aggies in their inaugural year as members of the Mountain West Conference. Coach Wells was awarded the Mountain West Coach of the Year award, Utah States home games are played on Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium
Great Falls, Montana
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, United States. The 2015 census estimate put the population at 59,638, the population was 58,505 at the 2010 census. It is the city of the Great Falls, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area. Great Falls was the largest city in Montana from 1950 to 1970, Great Falls remained the second largest city in Montana until 2000, when it was passed by Missoula. Since Great Falls has been the third largest city in the state, each falls sports a hydroelectric dam today, hence Great Falls is nicknamed the Electric City. Currently there are two undeveloped parts of their route, these are included within the Great Falls Portage. The city is home to the C. M, the local newspaper is the Great Falls Tribune. A Coldwell Banker Home Price Comparison Index listed Great Falls as the most affordable area of 348 markets in the US, and Puerto Rico. The first human beings to live in the Great Falls area were Paleo-Indians who migrated into the region between 9,500 BCE and 8,270 BCE, the earliest inhabitants of North America entered Montana east of the Continental Divide between the mountains and the Laurentide ice sheet.
The area remained sparsely inhabited, however. Salish Indians would often hunt bison in the region on a seasonal basis, around 1600, Piegan Blackfeet Indians, migrating west, entered the area, pushing the Salish back into the Rocky Mountains and claiming the site now known as Great Falls as their own. The Great Falls location remained the tribal territory of the Blackfeet until long after the United States claimed the region in 1803. Meriwether Lewis was the first white person to visit the area, york, an African American slave owned by William Clark and who had participated in the Expedition, was the first black American to visit the site of the future city. Bridger and Major Andrew Henry led an expedition to the future city location in April 1823. British explorer Alexander Ross trapped around Great Falls in 1824, in 1838, a mapping expedition sent by the U. S. federal government and guided by Bridger spent four years in the area. Margaret Harkness Woodman became the first white woman to visit the Great Falls area in 1862, the first steamboat arrived at future site of the city in 1859.
Politically, the site of Great Falls passed through numerous hands in the 19th century. It was part of the frontier until May 30,1854
Stanford is a census-designated place in Santa Clara County, United States and is the home of Stanford University. The population was 13,809 at the 2010 census, with a population of 35,000. Stanford is an area of Santa Clara County and is adjacent to the city of Palo Alto. Stanford, California is a postal address, and has its own post office. A popular landmark is the Dish, Stanford is located at 37°25′21″N 122°9′55″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has an area of 2.8 square miles. This region experiences warm and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F, according to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Stanford has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated Csb on climate maps. The 2010 United States Census reported that Stanford had a population of 13,809, the population density was 4,974.5 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Stanford was 7,932 White,651 African American,86 Native American,3,777 Asian,28 Pacific Islander,263 from other races, hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,439 persons.
The Census reported that 55. 6% of the lived in households and 44. 4% lived in non-institutionalized group quarters. There were 159 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 15 same-sex married couples or partnerships,1,522 households were made up of individuals and 87 had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96, there were 1,230 families, the average family size was 2.77. The median age was 22.6 years, for every 100 females there were 118.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.1 males, there were 3,999 housing units at an average density of 1,440.6 per square mile, of which 790 were owner-occupied, and 3,123 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0. 9%, the vacancy rate was 0. 9%. 2,022 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 5,657 people lived in housing units. As of the census of 2000, there were 13,314 people,3,207 households, the population density was 4,849.8 people per square mile. There were 3,315 housing units at a density of 1,207. 4/sq mi
North Dakota Fighting Hawks football
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks represent the University of North Dakota, competing in the Big Sky Conference in the NCAA Division Is Football Championship Subdivision. From 1973 to 2008, they played in the NCAAs NCAA Division II, from 1955 to 1972 they competed in the NCAAs College Division where they participated in and won 3 Bowl Games. North Dakota fielded its first football team in 1894 and they joined the Big Sky Conference in 2012. UND has won 26 conference championships, including 14 outright titles and they have qualified for NCAA postseason play 17 times, most recently in 2016. North Dakota was ineligible for post season play during its transition to Division I from 2008 to 2011, UND is one of the winningest college football programs. Of the 126 schools currently classified in the Football Championship Subdivision, the University of North Dakota football program experienced moderate success from its inception in 1894. In the first 33 years of the program, the Flickertails won 109 games against just 87 losses, but it was in 1928 when Charles A.
Jack West arrived on campus in Grand Forks that would transform North Dakota into one of the most successful football programs in the nation. West came to UND from South Dakota State, where he spent 9 successful seasons that included 3 NCC championships, West immediately turned around what was at the time a mediocre football program at UND, winning NCC titles in his first four seasons at the helm. North Dakota experienced just three losing seasons during Wests 15 years as coach, and won 9 games in a season on three occasions. West did not coach the team in 1942, and the University did not field a team during the war years of 1943 and 1944 and it was during this era in 1930, that the University adopted the nickname Fighting Sioux for all of its sports teams. West served as Athletic Director for North Dakota and was inducted into the UND Hall of Fame in 1975. Following Jack Wests 15 year tenure as leader of the Fighting Sioux football, marv Whitey Helling would change the fortunes of North Dakota and usher in a new era of success for the University.
Arriving in 1957, Hellings squad captured the NCC Championship in his season in 1958. Hellings teams continued to improve as he built his program, reaching its peak from 1964–1966 and those three seasons produced a record of 25–4, two NCC Championships, and two Bowl appearances. The 1964 team won Hellings second NCC title behind and 8–1 record, in 1965, the team went 9–1 and played in the Mineral Water Bowl where they soundly defeated Northern Illinois. The only blemish that season came at the hands of their arch rival, a 6–3 loss at Dacotah Field in Fargo dashed the National Championship hopes for the Fighting Sioux. North Dakota State went on to win the National Championship that year, Hellings 1966 team gave him his third NCC championship
Eastern Washington Eagles football
The Eastern Washington Eagles football team represents Eastern Washington University in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. The Eastern Eagles are members of the Big Sky Conference and play at Roos Field, Eastern Washington University began fielding a football team in 1901, when the school was known at the time as the State Normal School and the team mascot was the Savages. Easterns first national affiliation came with joining the NAIA, Eastern competed in the NAIA until 1977, along the way advancing to the NAIA Football National Championship finals in 1967, losing to Fairmont State 28-21. This marked Eastern Washingtons first appearance in a championship game at any level of competition. During this time period, the school would undergo changes to its identity. The school name would change in 1937 to the Eastern Washington College of Education, the final change to the school name came in 1977 when the school was renamed Eastern Washington University. In 1973, the student body voted to make Eastern’s mascot the Eagles, shortly before that, the Eastern Board of Trustees declared Savages, its mascot through its first 92 years, no longer acceptable.
Eagles are native to eastern Washington and thus a logical choice for a replacement, Eastern joined the NCAA in 1978, and participated at the Division II level as an independent until 1984, when they moved up to Division I-AA, as an independent. Denied membership to the Big Sky Conference in May 1985, Eastern was extended an invitation in December 1986 to join, Eastern continues to participate in the Big Sky to this day and is now the sixth-most tenured member of the conference. The 2010 season would mark a number of firsts for Eastern Washingtons football program, the offseason would see a highly publicized move to install a red turf playing surface, the first of its kind in the country. Eastern would utilize the excitement and energy surrounding the program to complete its finest season of competition in the programs history, the 2010 season concluded with Eastern Washingtons first appearance in the FCS Championship Game. The Eagles defeated the Delaware Blue Hens 20-19 in Frisco, Texas to win the schools first national championship in football, the EWU football team plays at Roos Field, opened in 1967 and recently expanded and renovated in 2004 and 2010 to seat 11,702.
The stadium was originally named Woodward Field in honor of former Eagles head football and basketball coach Arthur C and it replaced the original Woodward Field, which was located near the present JFK Library. On May 20,2010 the Eastern Washington Board of Trustees approved a change to Roos Field. Installation of the red synthetic turf was completed in September 2010, Eastern Washingtons red playing surface is known as The Inferno. The nickname was chosen through a vote conducted by Eastern on its athletic website, goeags. com. Voting began on August 4,2010 and allowed fans to choose from seven proposed names, red sea, red zone, big red, red carpet, ring of fire and lava pit. Inferno finished as the top choice and the nickname was revealed at the first home game with the new field on September 18,2010
Missoula /mᵻˈzuːlə/ is a city in the U. S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. In 2015, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 71,022. In the 1990s, Missoula overtook Great Falls as Montana’s second‑largest city, Missoula is home to the University of Montana, a public research university. Missoula was founded in 1860 as Hellgate Trading Post while still part of Washington Territory, by 1866, the settlement had moved east,5 miles upstream, and renamed Missoula Mills, shortened to Missoula. The mills provided supplies to settlers traveling along the Mullan Road. The establishment of Fort Missoula in 1877 to protect settlers further stabilized the economy, the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railway in 1883 brought rapid growth and the maturation of the local lumber industry. In 1893, the Montana Legislature chose the city as the site for the states first university, along with the U. S. Forest Service headquarters founded in 1908, lumber and the university remained staples of the local economy for the next hundred years.
The city is governed by a government with twelve city council members. Notable residents include the first woman in the U. S. Congress, Jeannette Rankin, archaeological artifacts date the Missoula Valleys earliest inhabitants to the end of the last ice age 12,000 years ago with settlements as early as 3500 BCE. From the 1700s until European settlements began a years later, it was primarily the Salish, Pend dOreille, Blackfeet. Hell Gate would remain the name of the area until it was renamed Missoula in 1866, the Lewis and Clark Expedition brought the first U. S. citizens to the area. They twice stopped just south of Missoula at Travelers Rest and they camped there the first time on their westbound trip in September 1805. When they stayed there again on their return in June–July 1806, Clark left heading south along the Bitterroot River and Lewis traveled north, through Hellgate Canyon. The desire for a more convenient water supply to power a lumber, the Missoula Mills replaced Hell Gate Village as the economic power of the valley and replaced it as the county seat in 1866.
The name Missoula came from the Salish name for the Clark Fork River, Fort Missoula was established in 1877 to help protect further arriving settlers. Growth accelerated with the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railway in 1883, in 1893, Missoula was chosen as the location of the states first university, the University of Montana. The continued economic windfall from railroad construction and lumber mills led to a boom in Missoulas population. A. B. Hammond and Copper Kings Marcus Daly and William A. Clark competed fiercely in the region over lumber share, the United States Forest Service work in Missoula began in 1905