Tag Archives: David Starr Jordan

Beta, Pi Phi, and P.E.O.

My life has been lived east of the Mississippi, the last half of it just miles from the river. When we first moved to Illinois, it was odd to tell people that we were five hours from Chicago, the only … Continue reading

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A Door Closes – the Last Lombard College Alumni Dies, R.I.P. Ray Truedson

Galesburg, Illinois. was once home to two colleges. Knox College is the oldest. It was founded 14 years before Lombard College, which was established by the Universalist Church in 1853. David Starr Jordan, of Indiana University and Stanford University fame, … Continue reading

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Indiana University, Home of Impressive GLO Chapter Houses!

Saturday was spent in Bloomington, Indiana, attending the Bloomington Alumnae Panhellenic Council’s Serving Up Sisterhood fundraiser. It was held at the Pi Beta Phi house on the Indiana University campus. My friend Mary Jane Hall served as chair of the event. … Continue reading

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A Facebook Picture Inspires a Post About Lombard College – Gone But Not Forgotten

I love it when random historical pictures show up on my facebook feed. The photo below was posted by a Monmouth College Pi Beta Phi alumna who is a facebook friend of a friend of mine. It’s a picture from … Continue reading

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David Starr Jordan, Lombard College, and a Forget Me Not Book

The book from the 1870s was titled  “Forget Me Not.” It was filled with pages and pages of poems and signatures, many in ornate script, some faded by time, and others hard to decipher without a magnifying glass. The former … Continue reading

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