Saturday, September 11, 2010

Where Thy Footsteps Have Trod

The University of Arkansas has created a new promotional video that will be used on this year's football broadcasts.  It's based on the Senior Walk tradition, which is one of the oldest on the UofA campus.

Beginning at the front door of Old Main, Senior Walk displays the names of more than 120,000 University of Arkansas graduates, going all the way back to the first graduating class in 1876.  It stretches throughout the campus for more than five miles.

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Back in the day, names were stamped by hand in fresh concrete.  In 1986 the University Physical Plant invented the Sand Hog, a machine that etches the names into concrete.

Fayetteville 016 I am fortunate to find my name on Senior Walk twice—once with the class of 1968 for my undergraduate degree, then again in 1972 for my master's degree.  LBeau's name can be found with the class of 1976 for his master of civil engineering degree.  Each of our boys is also on Senior Walk—Hunter in 1996, Brent in 2002 and Ben in 2004.

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By the way, University of Arkansas graduates will recognize this post title as a line from the Alma Mater.  You can listen to it by clicking the button on my sidebar.

FAVORITETHINGSBUTTON Senior Walk is one of my favorite traditions, so I'm linking up with Laurie's Favorite Things.  Go visit her.

12 comments:

Marydon said...

What a lovely story to share, each of you in the walk, Kathy ...

Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How cool that all your names are there. What a wonderful tradition.

Joyce said...

I always love to read about college traditions. We're watching Tennessee play Oregon right now. Tennessee has one of the youngest teams in the country and Oregon is ranked 7th. TN is playing great...not expected to win but its tied in the third quarter. My stomach is in knots.

I love SEC Football : )

Sarah said...

Kathy, wonderful tradition. Isn't there a special Chi Omega walk or garden on campus as well?

susan said...

Kathy-I have never heard this and think it is just the neatest idea! I "bought" a brick for my father in front of the Ole Miss Alumnae House when it was being renovated, but this includes every alum! BTW-the meat sauce on the eggplant Josephine recipe is optional and just commercial--Ragu will do. I prefer mine without it. Sorry for the ambiguity.

nanny said...

Oh I love the ad!!!

Anonymous said...

I usually do not leave a comment, but you really impress me, also I have a few questions like to ask, what's your contact details?

-Johnson

KBeau said...

Contact info is on my sidebar.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kathy, this is such a good post to share with everyone. I've always thought that the Senior Walk at the U of A is such a great idea - worth sharing with the world! Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

Sue said...

That is a wonderful tradition and what a beuatiful campus....It's especialy nice I'm sure for you since the whole family is represented....

Joycee said...

Loved the link, we have several family members who are on the walk! Kathy, I went to scrappinblogs.blogspot.com and she had a tutorial on changing font. It was as simple as adding a widget on the sidebar...love that!

Vera said...

I'm blog hopping Arkansas bloggers tonight - hi! :)