Walking around campus
By Karen Strand Westby
I remember seeing the constellation Orion on an evening walk to the library; and the feel of frozen hair after a swimming class.
A few good memories
By Paul Beran
I have several memories, from Tommy Thompson helping me get my old 47 Mercury running on a cold winter Saturday, a late night bull session in Dayton Hall, Dr. Georgiana Palmer teaching Greek in an enthusiastic reliving manner, and Dr. O.T. Walter teaching Human Physiology with a deep respect, almost reverence, for our human bodies. These are just a few of many good memories.
By Larry E. Glasenapp
I remember when the Eisenhower motorcade (southbound on Snelling Ave.) passed by the Macalester campus on a campaign visit to St. Paul in the fall of 1956 prior to the upcoming presidential election.
A kaleidoscope of Macalester memories
By Virgie Larvick Bundy
Studying in the stacks
Getting exposure to new ideas
Checking grade/test score postings
Eating drugstore breakfasts on Saturday for less than $1.00
Creating poetry, decorations, and invitations for dorm parties in Bigelow and Turck Halls
Waitressing in Wally Hall
Washing coffee cups at Mac Church on Monday mornings
Getting frozen hair after swimming class
Dieting to lose that freshman surge
Checking and rechecking the number of credits needed to graduate
Having many long late night talks with friends, some who became BFF!
Sights and sounds of Macalester
By Kristine Olson Craft
Although I graduated in August of '59 my lasting friendships were with those from the class of '60. How well I remember:
Convocations with Dean Dupre dismissing us only after the singing of "Dear Old Macalester"
Chapel services in the Macalester Presbyterian Church
The sound of the bagpipes which never fails to thrill me
In spite of endless assignments, papers and exams we all had to endure it is the special memories that have stuck with me throughout the years. I am thankful for my time at Mac. It not only prepared me for my teaching career, but it was there where I met friends I have cherished for over 50 years.
Mac memory collection
By Judith Pearcy Christianson
The charming twinkle in the eyes of Dr. Walter and Dean Dupre
Dr. Dorothy Dodge's charm bracelet and her cool mom, who went with us on school trips
Dr. Mitau's dramatic fist pounding
Religion in Life Week with Dr. Robinson
Four years as recording secretary for the Community Council - colorful!
Great opportunities to make friends with international students in Cosmo Club and taking the whole club home for an evening of food and fun
Experiencing two college presidents
Thrill of singing with the choir at Northrop Auditorium under the direction of Antal Dorati
Singing Brahms' Requiem at Mac as a fundraiser for our four Hungarian students. Betty Coumbe and Bob Kamrow were the soloists.
Dean Margaret Doty and her genuine smile and her gracious hospitality in her office and home. She was a wise lady and had us all figured out.
Fantastic trip to the United Nations in New York City and to Washington, D.C. The highlight was an interview with Eleanor Roosevelt in her office at the American Association for the United Nations. I remember that she wore a soft pink blouse and had a beautiful face and smile.
Singing in chapel every week and the Christmas candlelight service
Bagpipes - I can't forget Richard Blair - the consummate piper. Did you see him as the piper in Arlington Cemetery at the beginning of the movie "Gardens of Stone"?
Living in Wally and then becoming a Summit House girl and eating meals at the Union, Grill, St. Clair Broiler, and Earl's Pizza
Fantastic roommates: Joyce, Lavonne, Ann, and Wency
The opportunity to reestablish treasured links with Macalester and classmates after fifty years
By Gayle Nelson Lopez
There are countless memories from my days at Macalester. Here are a few stand-outs from the top of the list, 50 years later:
a love of children's literature inspired by Mrs. Walling
a fascination for history sparked by Prof Goldstein
a four-year work study for a prize of a "boss," Dr. O. T. Walter
learning Spanish from Dr. Mousolite. Who knew how much it would affect my life?
the great "el grupo" and fantastic events of the August 1959 Mexican Caravan with el jefe, Seņor Dassett.
A lifetime of memories
By Robert Kamish
I don't have a favorite story but do have many great memories of the students and professors that I met during my time at Mac. It seems long ago sometimes, except when you get together with friends from Mac, and then it seems like yesterday.
Music, theater, and debate
By Avis de Maagd (Pishney) Elson
I remember all of the wonderful music we sang in choir under the sensitive direction of Ian Morton for whom we performed better than we knew we could. Hours and hours of work and fun doing theater in the challenging Little T. space and Doug Hatfield teaching us the importance of doing quality theater, Mary Gwen Owen teaching us how to speak clearly and be gracious in all situations. Roger Mosvick training us in the fine art of psyching out the other debate team.
Driving in the parade
By Merrilyn Thompson Dawson
I remember decorating and driving my new 1958 Nash Rambler in the Homecoming Parade.
A short trip down memory lane
By Merrilyn Thompson Dawson
I remember attending a sock hop at the Student Union. There was a contest for smallest and largest foot. I won for smallest foot (3 1/2B shoe size, am now 4 1/2B). I'm 4 feet 11 inches tall.
In Phy. Ed. for Elementary Education, I was chosen to be "it" for a game of tag. Being only 4 feet 11 inches and short legged I was not able to catch anyone. Finally to my relief, two of the football players stood still and let me catch them, then went on to help me catch the rest. I was so grateful and still remember their kindness.
In Convo and Chapel we were seated alphabetically. I sat next to a man, last name Thomas and he was 6 feet 5 inches!
Classes, SPAN, the Broiler, and Wallace Hall fun
By L. JoAnne Buggey
My favorite memories include all the wonderful classes I took and the many friends I made. I remember my experiences with the Canadian-American-Conference and SPAN. Late-night visits to the Broiler and other 1st floor Wallace Hall activities are also among my favorite memories.
By Dona Meigs Morgan
I remember strolling across our beautiful campus on snowy, winter evenings, a welcome retreat from our academic world.