As many of you may have heard, this year marks Milligan’s 150th birthday. With a century and a half of history behind us, it is only natural that Milligan celebrates several traditions. Creeking: Ladies and gents, ring by spring is a real thing–especially at a small Christian college like this one. You may have heard […]
Here is a quick overview of Milligan’s presidents and their achievements. 1881-1903 Josephus Hopwood President Josephus Hopwood was Milligan College’s first president. Hopwood oversaw the formation of the school from the Buffalo Male and Female Institute in one small building to a multi-acre, multi-building institution. 1903-1915 Five men served as president of Milligan College, including […]
The Woman Is Required to Pay, otherwise known as TWIRP week, is a tradition that has been around at Milligan since 1949. Originally called The Woman Is Requested to Pay, this unique tradition requires women to summon the courage and ask the man on one of the dates planned for the week, as well as […]
Wonderful Wednesday is an annual tradition that has been enjoyed by all Milligan students since 1969. On Wonderful Wednesday, all classes are canceled and students are invited to participate in planned events around campus. Through the years, Wonderful Wednesday has taken on different themes, activities and free foods. “If I had to give a name […]
From its construction in 1919 until its destruction in 1992, men’s dorm Pardee Hall sat resolute on what is now Pardee Lawn. It was in these hallowed halls that the infamous band of misfits—the Pardee Rowdies— began. According to Milligan alumnus (class of 1977) and Pardee Rowdy Dr. Paul Blowers (Dean E. Walker Professor of […]
One beautiful thing about Milligan College is that many of the professors are former Milligan students. Twenty-three of Milligan’s current faculty attended Milligan, Emmanuel Seminary or both. Dr. Lee Blackburn got his B.A. degree at Milligan and is now an associate professor of history and Humanities. “I loved the interaction between students and faculty both […]
After chapel last Tuesday, The Stampede held a mock election, setting up voting booths at the cafe and the Grill. Students were given the option of voting for one of four candidates: Hillary Clinton (Democrat), Gary Johnson (Libertarian), Jill Stein (Green) or Donald Trump (Republican). Of these choices, the 88 student participants voted overwhelmingly in […]
Extra, extra! The Stampede team is inviting former and current staff to the Paxson Communications Center for an informal gathering Saturday at 10 a.m.