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Campus myths and legends

By Kevin Squires
On November 7, 2012

  • Daniel R. Krall now faces invasion of privacy charges.

There are many myths, facts and legends about this once little "college in the cornfield" that many students have never heard before. 

Have you ever seen the freight and tanker cars behind the Auto Collision Repair building and wondered if they were left abandoned after the interstate was built? They were actually shipped here by truck to use as a training aid for the fire fighting and rescue program.

For almost 50 years the statue of Governor Samuel Kirkwood stood in the front entrance of Linn Hall. The statue was recently moved to the roundabout at the front entrance. Legend states that if students prepare well for an exam, say "Hi" to the statue and pull on his finger, they will earn a better grade.  So, say "Hi" to ol' Sam as you drive past for luck.

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